After moving around the country during her pursuit of higher education, Dr. Tessa Fiamengo DVM MS DACT is excited to return to the East coast. Originally from New York, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Colorado State University, with a major in biology focusing in genetics with double minors in philosophy and biomedical sciences. She graduated from Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Fiamengo then spent 4 years working as a small animal general practitioner in Portland, Oregon, before deciding to follow her passion and return to reproductive medicine and research. In 2016, Dr. Fiamengo was awarded an AKC/ AKC CHF/TF Companion Animal Theriogenology Residency at The Ohio State University. As a first year resident, she won the Dr. Jerry Rains Memorial Abstract Competition at the Annual Theriogenology Conference for her research on biofilm formation in canine pyometra. That research was the foundation of her master’s thesis. Over the next two years she continued to expand on that work exploring antimicrobial resistance patterns in E. coli, isolated from canine pyometra. In July 2020, she completed the requirements of the Specialty Board and is a recognized Diplomate of the American College of Theriogenologists. While she spent her formative years working on an equine breeding farm, she now specializes in companion animal theriogenology.
At Slade Veterinary Hospital, Dr. Fiamengo brings the knowledge and experience gained during her residency to aid in the reproductive management of our canine and feline patients. In addition to being passionate about reproductive medicine, she also enjoys soft tissue surgery.
Dr. Fiamengo grew up showing horses, however, in recent years she has been enjoying working with smaller teammates; showing and trialing with her Vizslas. She successfully handled a puppy she bred to his grand championship! At home, Dr. Fiamengo enjoys running and hiking with her 3 dogs, Mudd, Torr and Nilla.
Dr. Tessa Fiamengo with Mudd, Nilla and Torr