Our Staff

Dr. Tiffany Tapp received her veterinary degree from Oklahoma State University in 1991. She then went on to complete an internship in small animal medicine and surgery from Auburn University. After working in private practice on the West Coast for several years, Dr. Tapp then completed a residency in dermatology at the Animal Dermatology Clinic of Southern California and the University of California, Irvine.

Dr. Tapp became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology in 1999. Currently there are less than 250 board-certified veterinary dermatologists in the United States and Dr. Tapp is the only boarded dermatologist in Rhode Island. Dr. Tapp lectures widely in small animal dermatology and is the author of several articles and book chapters. She has a special interest in canine and feline allergies, and treats skin and ear diseases of all types.

   
Dr. Meagan Rock is a New England native who grew up in Massachusetts. She graduated with honors from the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in May 2014. Upon graduation, Dr. Rock completed a rigorous internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston. This internship is one of the most prestigious in the country and Dr. Rock thrived in this busy environment. However, ever since her first dermatology course at Tufts, Dr. Rock knew that she wanted to devote her professional career to veterinary dermatology. She was thrilled to be selected as our first dermatology resident here at Veterinary Healing Arts. Dr. Rock started her residency in July 2015 and is enjoying the wonderful relationships that she is forming with her new patients and clients. Her residency is a 3 year program which will prepare her to become a specialist in dermatology. Her time is spent seeing patients at Veterinary Healing Arts, training with the Animal Dermatology Clinic group in California, reviewing histopathology with the dermatology group at Tufts and enjoying comparative dermatology training with the residents in human dermatology at Brown University! Away from work, Dr. Rock enjoys spending time on the water and in the mountains with her family and friends. She has a dog named Rose (a Boston Terrier!) and a cat named Sprocket. And, if you ask her if she is a cat or a dog person—she will never be able to decide!
   
Elizabeth Santos graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 2003 with a BS in Animal Science and Technologies. In 2004 she moved to Rio de Janeiro where she taught English. From 2006-2008 she moved to Panama where she served as a Peace Corps volunteer working with sustainable agriculture. She joined Veterinary Healing Arts in February 2010 as a dermatology technician. She loves to travel and learn new languages while experiencing different cultures. She also enjoys playing soccer and running along the Narragansett wall.
   
 
Dina Tantimonaco joined Veterinary Healing Arts in 2013. She has been a veterinary technician in Rhode Island for 22 years and has loved every minute of it. She loves spending time with her family and her Chihuahua “Gibson”. Her greatest passion is working with animals and we are lucky to have her to share that passion with our patients. In her free time, she enjoys singing and is known to break out dancing if the music and mood are right!
   
 
Terri Lee joined Veterinary Healing Arts in 2013 and is serving as our receptionist and goodwill ambassador! Terri has been in the veterinary profession for 20 years serving as both technician and receptionist. She is a true ailurophile (google it!) loving both her own cats as well as all things “Hello Kitty”. In her spare time she enjoys gardening, reading, cooking and composing silly rhymes, stories and songs. Terri will be sure to greet you with a smile on her face and a song in her heart!