Meet our Doctors

Tovah Dorsey, DVM, Practice Limited to Emergency & Critical Care

Staff Veterinarian

Emergency & Critical Care

Dr. Tovah Dorsey

I was born and raised in Baltimore, MD. My interest in veterinary medicine was sparked by the diverse group of pets I had growing up (from a praying mantis to a dog). In my free time, I enjoy traveling, trying new foods, mentoring aspiring veterinarians, and volunteering in the local community.

Clinical Areas of Interest

  • Polytrauma
  • Toxicology
  • Fluid therapy
  • Shock and sepsis.

Why Do You Work at Friendship?

I was able to find a diverse, pleasant and collaborative work environment in Friendship Hospital for Animals. It is important for me to work in a hospital that upholds the highest standard of care for both patients and clients.


  • Bachelor of Science in Animal Science, minor in Biology – Tuskegee University
  • Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine – Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Small Animal Rotating Internship – Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Small Animal Emergency & Critical Care Internship – Tufts University Cummings Veterinary Medical Center
  • Small Animal Emergency & Critical Care Residency – Tufts University Cummings Veterinary Medical Center

Publications and Research

  • Dorsey TI, Rozanski EA, Sharp CR, deLaforcade AM. Evaluation of thromboelastography in bitches with pyometra. J Vet Diagn Ivest 2018; 30 (1): 165-168.
  • DorseyTI, Monaghan KN, Respess M et al. Effect of urinary bladder lavage on in-hospital recurrence of urethral obstruction and durations of urinary catheter retention and hospitalization for male cats. J  Am Vet Med Assoc 2019; 254(4):483-486.

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