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Dr. Robert Noto was born and raised in Dunmore, Pa. He graduated from the University of Scranton in 1993 with degrees in biology and history. He followed his passion for veterinary medicine to the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Dr. Noto graduated in 1997 with a primary interest in companion animal medicine. He has practiced in northeast Pennsylvania since 1997 and opened Memorial Veterinary Hospital in 2008.
Dr. Noto's professional interests include preventative medicine, cancer treatment, endocrine (hormone-related) disorders, dermatology/allergies, and soft tissue surgery.
Dr. Noto has served our community as a volunteer for many animal rescue groups. He has been on the Board of Directors of The Humane Society of Lackawanna County/Griffin Pond Animal Shelter and One Life to Live Pet Rescue. He has also volunteered with the University of Scranton and Johnson College. Dr. Noto has had the honor of teaching and mentoring many veterinary and pre-veterinary students, as well as many veterinary technician students.
Dr. Noto resides in Dunmore with his wife MaryKay, son Zachary, daughter Julia, and Mikey, the amazing Jack-a-Pug.
Dr. Dartnell grew up in southern California and attended the University of California, San Diego. There, she completed her bachelors degree in Biology. In her junior year, Dr. Dartnell traveled to England and studied a year abroad at King’s College in London.
After graduating with her Bachelors degree, Dr. Dartnell took her studies on the road again, and received her DVM degree at the Veterinary School of Louisiana State University in 1993. Since then, she has practiced veterinary medicine in the local area and became an associate veterinarian alongside Dr. Noto at Memorial Veterinary Hospital in 2009.
Her primary medical interests include small animal internal medicine, exotic pet husbandry, and a definite love of puppy and kitten visits! When she isn’t busy at work, Dr. Dartnell enjoys spending time at home or riding motorcycles with husband, Steve.
Dr. Michelle Turk grew up in Northeastern Pennsylvania. She attended Cornell University and obtained a B.S. in Animal Science. She graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University in 2009. Following graduation, she was a postdoctoral fellow in the Division of Comparative Medicine at MIT before a transition from research to clinical medicine. Since then she has been practicing locally as an associate veterinarian. Her professional interests include preventative medicine, clinical pathology, endocrinology and internal medicine. In her spare time, Dr. Michelle enjoys reading, drawing and photography.
Dr. Robert Ruane is a Scranton native who graduated from the University of Scranton in 2013 with a degree in biology. He then received his degree in veterinary medicine in 2018 at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine (Virginia Tech). Particular professional interests include, but are not limited to, small animal internal medicine, preventative medicine, diagnostic imaging, ophthalmology, and soft tissue surgery. Dr. Ruane also enjoys hiking with his dog, fishing, sports and traveling.
Dr. Kira Wagner grew up in Sugarloaf, Pennsylvania. She received her undergraduate degree in biology and philosophy from the University of Scranton. In 2016, she graduated with her DVM degree from the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University in North Grafton, MA. Since then, she has practiced in Massachusetts as an associate veterinarian. She is excited to be returning to northeastern PA and looks forward to developing long-lasting relationships with her patients and clients. Her primary professional interests include wellness medicine/preventative care, dermatology, behavior and internal medicine.
Kira currently shares her home with her cat, Monster (affectionately known as “Moo”). In her spare time, Dr. Wagner enjoys yoga, reading, and live music.