Specialty Services
Tiffany - Practice Manager Tiffany - Practice Manager

AERC continues to build it's Specialty Services team to meet the needs of our patients by offering the latest therapies and technologies.  These services are offered throughout the month with select specialty providers at AERC's satellite office for services that would otherwise require travel time on the part of the owner and patient. 

Our Specialty Services Coordinator is here to help owners navigate their way through referrals made by their regular veterinarian.  Tiffany then follows through with helping owners understand their pet's diagnosis and explores treatment options.  We understand this is a difficult time for owners and patients and our Specialty Services Coordinator is available to discuss your pet's condition and make recommendations to help you feel more informed during this very trying time.  She can be reached at the office ( 717) 767-5355 or via email at tcessna@animalerofyork.com.  Team members can also schedule consults and appointments and the Specialty Services Coordinator will follow up to ensure you are fully informed through out the process. 

Surgery (Orthopedic/Soft Tissue) & Neurology
Dr. Tara Rabuffo, DVM, DACVSDr. Tara Rabuffo, DVM, DACVS
  • Professional: Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons  Board Certification 2003
  • University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, 2002-2004, Clinical Instructor, Faculty, Sports Medicine Surgery

Dr. Rabuffo became interested in surgery while studying Animal Science at Cornell University in 1993.  After completing veterinary school, Dr. Rabuffo completed a rotating intership in equine medicine, surgery, and anesthesia.During the past thirteen years Dr. Rabuoffo has published numerous scientific and lay articles, has been a speaker at the annual meeting for the American College for Veterinary Surgeons, and has conducted many continuing education seminars for veterinary professionals.  Prior to joining AERC she was the staff surgeon for VCA Smoketown Animal Hospital.  AERC was honored to have her join our Emergency and Surgery staff in August of 2011.

Jonathan C. Goodwin, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Cardiology)Jonathan C. Goodwin, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Cardiology)

Dr. Goodwin is originally from Detroit, Michigan. He attended Cornell University and obtained a Bachelors degree in Animal Science before obtaining his doctoral degree from Tuskegee University. Dr. Goodwin then completed a small animal rotating internship with an emphasis on internal medicine and cardiology at Coral Springs Animal Hospital in Florida. Dr. Goodwin then completed a Masters degree and Cardiology Residency at Purdue University.

Dr. Goodwin has been treating cardiology patients since 2000.


For more information,
contact us directly at 717-767-5355 or email: cardiology@animalerofyork.com
Martha Low, DVM - Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary OphthalmologyMartha Low, DVM - Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology
After receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree from Barnard College at Columbia University in 2005, Dr. Low attended the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, where she obtained her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2009. Following graduation, Dr. Low completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the Center for Animal Referral and Emergency Services in Langhorne, Pennsylvania in 2010 followed by a residency in Ophthalmology in 2013. She became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists upon passing her board examination in 2013. Dr. Low is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, and a Diplothe American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists. Her professional interests include canine glaucoma, corneal diseases, and ophthalmic surgery. Dr. Low’s research experience include a publication on the ophthalmic findings in western grey kangaroos, intravitreal cidofovir for chronic canine glaucoma and a presentation on parasitic infections in non-human primates in forests in western Uganda. In her spare time, Dr. Low enjoys horseback riding, cooking, hiking, and spending time with her dog Riley and her cat Pebbles. 

CERF Testing is AvailableCERF Testing is Available

What is CERF testing?

CERF is short for 
Canine Eye Registration Foundation. This organization does testing for specific canine genetic defects involving the eyes, like Canine Retinal Atrophy.

A local ACVO (American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists) certified Ophthalmologist is able to assist you in getting your dog's eyes certified.


For more information, contact us directly at 717-767-5355 or email: ophthalmology@animalerofyork.com.

Rafe Knox, VMD, ACVRRafe Knox, VMD, ACVR

Dr. Rafe Knox completed his undergraduate studies at Princeton University (1989) prior to graduating from the School of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania in 1994. He then completed a one-year internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery from the Animal Medical Center in New York City. Following five years in general practice, he returned to Penn for a three-year residency in Veterinary Radiology, graduating in 2003.

Dr. Knox is considered a specialist in the areas of abdominal, non-cardiac thoracic, cervical, and musculoskeletal ultrasonography; all aspects of diagnostic radiology; computed tomography; and magnetic resonance imaging. He is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Radiology.

Veterinarians can reach Dr. Knox at: vwk4@comcast.net

Dentistry & Oral Surgery
Ira Luskin, D.V.M., DAVDC - Veterinary Dentistry and Oral Surgical SpecialistIra Luskin, D.V.M., DAVDC - Veterinary Dentistry and Oral Surgical Specialist

Since 1979, Dr. Luskin has been actively involved with Small Animal Dentistry and Oral Surgery. A graduate of the Veterinary University of Vienna, Austria, he did his postgraduate doctoral in dentistry with the world renowned Veterinary Dentist and Oral Surgeon, Dr. Karl Zetner. Dr. Luskin is one of 73 Diplomates of the American Veterinary Dental College worldwide.

He is hospital director of the Animal Dental Centers of Baltimore and Annapolis, Maryland. These are referral facilities that service the Maryland and Mid-Atlantic States. Dr. Luskin is also the staff dentist and oral surgeon at the Chesapeake Veterinary Referral Center of Annapolis, Maryland.

Dr. Luskin is a well-known national and international speaker on small animal dentistry and oral-facial surgery and has published numerous articles in scientific journals as well as in breed club newsletters. He is often involved in research of new products to determine whether they may improve or enhance defenses against oral disease and assist the healing capacity of the mouth cavity.

In January 2000, he established the first private post-graduate training center for veterinary dentistry in the United States. The Animal Dental Training Center of Baltimore is a state of the art teaching facility, dedicated to training veterinarians and technicians in dentistry and oral surgery. Since its inception, the center has hosted veterinarians from all over the world who have come to learn dentistry. It has also hosted dental wet labs for the national surgeon's meeting in Arlington, Virginia in September 2000.