Meet The Team


Dr. Deirdre Ryan

Dr. Deirdre Ryan is the daughter of Irish immigrant parents and the granddaughter of a dairy farmer.  It was on her grandfather's dairy farm, while bottle feeding a calf, that she decided to become a veterinarian. 

She graduated from Harvard University with a BA in psychology and then received her doctoral degree from the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University.  While at Tufts she was awarded the Pharmacia & Upjohn Proficiency Award for high levels of achievement and interest in small animal medicine and the American College of Veterinary Surgeons Student Surgery Award for excellence in small animal surgery.   She then completed post-doctoral training as an intern at the Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston, MA.

​After her internship Deirdre spent 13 years as an associate at Wellesley Natick Veterinary Hospital. 

For the last three years she served as The BLUE Buffalo Company's Technical Services Veterinarian and New England Regional Manager for veterinary sales.  

​Returning to her true passion of caring for companion animals, Dr. Ryan founded VetValet to provide in-home quality veterinary care for pets and convenience for owners. 

​Dr. Ryan lives with her husband, three daughters, two dogs and two cats in Wayland, MA.  Outside of work her interests include hiking, skiing, tennis and travel.  She loves learning about other people, cultures and viewpoints.  Most importantly she is a proud hockey mom!


Dr. Antonietta Orlandi, D.V.M.

Dr. Antonietta Maria Orlandi (Mancini) was born in Newton Massachusetts. As a small child her family moved to Atina, Italy and then to Cabimas, Venezuela prior to returning to the USA when she was just 5 years old. She grew up in the New England area and still loves the four seasons it has to offer. She knew when she was a small child that her dream was to be a veterinarian. She fulfilled that dream by attending Assumption College in Worcester, Ma. where she received her B.A. in pre veterinary. Dr. Orlandi then attended Tuft's School of Veterinary Medicine in North Grafton MA. where she earned her D.V.M. degree. Following her graduation, Dr. Orlandi spent some time working in Rome, Italy at a small animal hospital before returning to the USA where she spent 5 years working at Ashland Animal Hospital, then 23 years at Wellesley-Natick Veterinary Hospital before following her life long dream of owning a practice. Dr. Orlandi's interests include dogs, cats and exotic/pocket pets. Dr. Orlandi lives in Hudson, Ma. with her husband, three children and pets. Her interests outside of work include family time, cheering at her kids sports events, walking, hiking, playing soccer, cooking and vacations with her family including travelling to Italy as often as possible where her extended family resides.


Dr. Alma Rotolo, D.V.M.

Dr. Alma Rotolo originally from Monopoli (Bari) Italy, pursued her childhood dream and passion of becoming a veterinarian. She received her DVM from the University of Bari, Italy in 1991. She practiced veterinary medicine in Italy for seven years while completing a PhD program in Parasitology. In 1998, Dr. Rotolo moved to the United States and completed her requirements for her United States veterinary license at Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in Grafton, MA. 

Most recently, Dr. Rotolo spent 22 years as an associate at Wellesley-Natick Veterinary Hospital.

Dr. Rotolo lives with her husband, son, daughter, dog, cat and various reptiles in Waltham, MA. Outside of work her interests are exercising, cooking, beach time and travel. Dr. Rotolo especially enjoys spending time with family and friends on Cape Cod or Italy (her homes away from home).