Dr. Ilene Segal is a native of Newton, Massachusetts, and graduated from Newton South High School in 1979. She attended the University of New Hampshire where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Zoology in 1983, and is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. After completing her undergraduate studies, Dr. Segal attended Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine and received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 1987. She is currently serving a two year term as the President of the Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association, and is a member of the Veterinary Services Team for the State of Massachusetts Animal Response Team which participates in emergency and disaster preparedness.
After working for almost a decade as an associate veterinarian in various local veterinary hospitals, Dr. Segal established Parkway Veterinary Hospital in 1996. Over the years, the positive feedback and expressions of satisfaction which Dr. Segal and her staff have received from their clients have made her work all the more rewarding and worthwhile.
Dr. Segal is a general practitioner with professional interests in acupuncture and canine rehabilitation therapy. She completed an International Veterinary Acupuncture Society course in 2001 and earned the designations of Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner from the University of Tennessee, as well as Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner from the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management. Dr.Segal is a visiting instructor at the Bancroft School of Massage Therapy in Worcester, MA for their Canine Massage curriculum. She is also accredited by the USDA which enables the hospital to issue international health certificates for travel.
Aside from her veterinary profession, Dr. Segal maintains active membership in local organizations such as the West Roxbury Business Association, and sponsors Parkway Little League and Pop Warner Football teams.
Ballroom dancing, hiking, and knitting are some of Dr. Segal's hobbies. She is the proud owner of a handsome and generally well-behaved Dalmatian, Tyco.