Specialty Services

We have a close relationship with specialists who will come to our clinic so your pet can get the medical attention they need in the comfort of the clinic they know, with the staff they are familiar with. We have a Cardiologist, an Internal Medicine specialist who also does ultrasounds, and boarded surgeons who are available for more complex surgical procedures, all who travel to our clinic to see our patients.


Dr. Lisa Corti

Dr. Lisa Corti is a board-certified surgeon with close to 25 years of clinical veterinary experience. She graduated from Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine in 1994 and completed her Small Animal Surgery Residency in 2000 at Iowa State University. She worked in New Jersey for a few years and then came back to the North Shore of Boston. After working 14 years in a busy referral hospital, she decided to start her own traveling surgery business, North Shore Veterinary Surgery, LLC, to be able to spend quality time with her patients, clients, and referring veterinarians. Dr. Corti performs both orthopedic and general surgery at the most trusted of places, the primary care veterinarians’ hospital, and services the North Shore of Boston and southern New Hampshire. She is certified to perform PennHip radiographs and became certified as a Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner by the University of Tennessee in 2006. Her VetStem certification was completed in January 2019 which allows her to do stem cell therapies using patients’ own fat tissue. In addition to her traveling surgeon duties, Dr. Corti teaches at North Shore Community College in Danvers, MA in the Veterinary Technology Program as an adjunct Professor. She is passionate about pain management in both cats and dogs, utilizes advanced analgesic techniques as part of her anesthesia protocols, and continues to educate herself on multimodal ways to treat acute and chronic pain in small animals. Her additional interests are in reconstructive skin surgery, tendon and ligament injuries, and the medical treatment of joint dysplasia and osteoarthritis.
Dr. Corti lives on the North Shore of Boston with her husband, two children, two cats, and one dog. She competes in OCR or obstacle course racing and running, and enjoys snowboarding, playing board games with her family, and working on her Ancestry family tree.

Dr. Amy Cordner

A New England native, Dr. Amy Cordner received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Cornell University in 2006. Early on in veterinary school, she developed a love for internal medicine and diagnostic problem solving. Dr. Cordner thus went on to complete a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at The Ohio State University in 2007 and an internal medicine residency at the University of Minnesota in 2010. She became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2010 and spent about 8 years working in large, multi-specialty veterinary practices in NYC, the Washington DC metro area, and Vermont. In February 2018, Dr. Cordner moved to Cambridge, MA and took the new opportunity to open Small Animal Insights, PLLC with the goal of bringing her imaging and diagnostic skills to primary care veterinarians in the Greater Boston area. She works closely with many veterinarians, including our doctors at Reading Animal Clinic, to provide thorough imaging and useful internal medicine opinions for patients in the comfort of their primary care setting. Dr. Cordner is a member of the MVMA and the AVMA, in addition to being an ACVIM member and diplomate. Outside of work, Dr. Cordner enjoys the outdoors, traveling, and spending time with friends and family, including her kitty, Sookie.

Dr. Tai Casagrande

Dr. Tai Casagrande is a board-certified veterinary Cardiologist. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at The Atlantic Veterinary College on Prince Edward Island in 2007. She then completed a 1-year small animal rotating medical/surgical internship just outside of Chicago, and then stayed on as an associate for a year. In 2012, after completing a 3-year residency in veterinary Cardiology at The University of Wisconsin, Dr. Casagrande was awarded Diplomate status in the subspecialty of Cardiology by The American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Dr. Casagrande has been practicing as a veterinary cardiologist in Connecticut and Massachusetts since 2012. In 2016 she started her own mobile practice (Casagrande Cardiology, PLLC). She travels to veterinary clinics throughout Massachusetts to provide in-house cardiology evaluations and consultations. In her free time, Dr. Casagrande enjoys reading medical thrillers, relaxing with friends and family, backyard birdwatching, and rooting for all New England teams.