Nicole Belair, DVM — Chief of Staff
Dr. Belair earned her DVM degree from Atlantic Veterinary College in Prince Edward Island, Canada. Upon graduation, she completed a rotating internship at Kansas State University’s Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital to gain advanced training in emergency and critical care, internal medicine and surgery. She returned home to New England and practiced in Rhode Island and Connecticut for several years prior to joining Warwick Animal Hospital.
Dr. Belair has special interests in nutrition, pain management, herbal medicine and geriatric care. She lives in Plainfield with two dogs, Bruschi and Arlo, and two cats, Chirpy and Virgil. In her free time, she enjoys projects around the house, gardening, beekeeping, hiking with the dogs, and kayaking.
Deborah Hirschmann, VMD
Dr. Hirschmann joined Warwick Animal Hospital in March 2011. Born and raised in Washington, DC, she now lives on Providence's east side. After earning an undergraduate degree from Williams College, Dr. Hirschmann spent two years studying cat genomics at the National Cancer Institute. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with an Master of Science degree in 2005 and a veterinary degree in 2006.
Dr. Hirschmann has worked as an emergency veterinarian, and completed an oncology internship at the Regional Veterinary Referral Center in Springfield, Virginia. She has a special interest in oncology, cytology, and internal medicine.
Outside of work, Dr. Hirschmann enjoys travel, hiking, baking, and everything knitting-related. She is also a long-suffering fan of the Washington Capitals ice hockey team!
Cilka Castro, BVM&S
Dr. Castro joined Warwick Animal Hospital in July 2014. She grew up in Danbury, Connecticut and now resides in Providence, Rhode Island. She completed her undergraduate studies at Northeastern University in Boston before graduating with a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (BVM&S) degree from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.
Previously, Dr. Castro completed a rotating small animal internship at VCA Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center (Norwalk) and VCA Shoreline Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center (Shelton), both in Connecticut. Although she loves all things veterinary, Dr. Castro has a special interest in preventive medicine. She is also very knowledgeable in cat breeds and colors.
In her spare time, Dr. Castro enjoys traveling and experiencing new cultures. She also enjoys riding horses, skiing in the winter, and spending time with her Devon Rex cat.
Adrianna Spinella, DVM
Dr. Spinella grew up in Watertown, CT but spent summers in Charlestown, RI. She attended Fairfield University for her undergraduate degree, and Ross University for her DVM. Dr. Spinella joined Warwick Animal Hospital in October 2016 after attending a clinical year of veterinary school at Tufts University. Her special interests include canine rehabilitation, soft tissue surgery and orthopedic surgery.
In her spare time, Dr. Spinella enjoys music, volleyball and video games. People have also teased her about spoiling her two bichon frise dogs, Pearl and Opal, enough for it to actually be a hobby!