Our Veterinarians

Jill Abraham
VMD, DACVD
Dermatology
Jill Abraham
VMD, DACVD
Board Certified in Veterinary Dermatology
Dermatology
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Dr. Jill Abraham has served on the Credentials Committee for the American College of Veterinary Dermatology for a number of years. She has a special interest in feline dermatology and immune-mediated skin diseases.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology
  • Residency, Veterinary Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Internship, Red Bank Veterinary Hospital, Red Bank NJ
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Bachelor of Arts, Wesleyan University, Middletown CT
Dr. Abraham enjoys spending time with her friends and family and exploring New York city with her dog Norman. She loves watching movies but really prefers to be outdoors.
Kristen Annunziata
DVM
Veterinarian Associate
Dr. Kristen Annunziata is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
  • Clinical Rotation, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University, St. Kitts & Nevis, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Pennsylvania State University, University Park
Dr. Annunziata enjoys beach time, shopping and photography. Enzo is her island dog and Queen B is her tabby cat.
Ira Balea
MVB
Veterinarian Associate
Dr. Ira Balea is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Bachelor of Arts, Art History, Whitman College, Walla Walla WA
Dr. Balea decompresses by running while listening to music. She’s a fan of New York City’s food scene and likes to try cooking the dishes at home.
Emily Bien
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Dr. Emily Bien enjoys all aspects of emergency medicine.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, New York City
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
  • Master of Science, New York Medical College, New York City
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Dr. Bien enjoys traveling and spending time with friends and family, which includes her rescue dog, Pippa.
Joseph Campbell
DVM
Internal Medicine
Joseph Campbell
DVM
Internal Medicine
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Dr. Joseph Campbell's clinical interests include immune-mediated disorders, infectious diseases, gastroenterology, liver and gall bladder diseases, and endoscopy.
  • Residency, Small Animal Internal Medicine, Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center, Philadelphia
  • Internship, Internal Medicine and Oncology, VCA Veterinary Care Animal Hospital & Referral Center, Albuquerque NM
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, VCA Animal Referral & Emergency Center of AZ, Mesa
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
Dr. Campbell loves traveling, exploring new cultures, finding new restaurants, hiking and reading. His cat's name is Obsidian, or Sid.
Grace Chen
BVSc
Veterinarian Associate
Dr. Grace Chen is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Queensland, Australia
  • Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Dr. Chen likes running and horseback riding. She also enjoys decorating cakes. In addition to English, Dr. Chen is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.
Christine Choe
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Dr. Christine Choe's clinical interests include traumatic injuries and pain management associated with trauma, and she finds urethral obstructions in cats and dogs to be very satisfying cases.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Animal Medical Center, New York City
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, North Grafton MA
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Cornell University, Ithaca NY
Dr. Choe’s likes searching for every restaurant in Brooklyn that will allow her to eat on the patio with dogs Hagrid and Ronald Pablo. She also enjoys Home and Garden TV, shopping and coffee.
Lucy Chou
DVM
Surgery
Dr. Lucy Chou is an intern in our surgery service.
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, Veterinary Surgical Centers, Vienna & Leesburg VA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Animal Medical Center, New York City
  • Clinical Rotation, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University, St. Kitts & Nevis, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, New York University, New York
Dr. Chou enjoys going on culinary explorations, snowboarding and traveling. Her furry family member is a Lhasa apso named Buster.
Alison Cornell
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Alison Cornell
DVM
Emergency Medicine
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Dr. Alison Cornell's favorite emergencies to treat are endocrine crises, like diabetic ketoacidosis and Addisonian crisis patients.
  • Internship, Carolina Veterinary Specialists, Charlotte NC
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Atlantic Veterinary College, Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Dr. Cornell loves horseback riding. She also enjoys running, hot yoga, jewelry making, traveling, cooking and eating. She and her husband have two dogs, Newsies and Freddy, and three cats, Kittonsky, Jane and Tomato.
Katherine Crook
DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)
Neurology, Neurosurgery
Katherine Crook
DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)
Board Certified in Veterinary Neurology
Neurology, Neurosurgery
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Dr. Katherine Crook enjoys the challenge and puzzle of localizing a lesion. During her residency, she received extensive training in spinal and brain surgeries, and these procedures remain her particular favorites.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Neurology)
  • Residency, Neurology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh Internship, Neurology, VCA Shoreline Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center, Shelton CT
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, VCA Darien Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center, Norwalk CT
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville Bachelor of Science, Biology and German, Sewanee: The University of the South, Sewanee TN
With a Swedish husband, Dr. Crook enjoys traveling across the Atlantic and speaking fluent German. An avid runner, she has trained for and completed many half marathons. The couple has a cat named Jesper Fredrick.
Maria Davila
DVM
Veterinarian Associate
Dr. Maria Davila is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
  • Clinical Rotation, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University, St. Kitts & Nevis, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Veterinary Technology, University of Puerto Rico
Esther Farber
DVM
Veterinarian Associate
Dr. Esther Farber is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology and Animal Science, Cornell University, Ithaca NY
Dr. Farber enjoys working out. She and her husband love to eat, so it works well that he cooks and she bakes. Winnie is the family dog.
Canny Fung
DVM
Veterinarian Associate
Dr. Canny Fung is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Bachelor of Arts, Biology, City University of New York - Hunter College, Manhattan
Dr. Fung likes to travel the world sampling cuisine in an effort to create a menu for her future animal-friendly restaurant. She burns those calories by training for bodybuilding competition. Dr. Fung loves her two pugs, Bubbles and Mr. Pug, and stray cats.
Jeffrey Ganus
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Dr. Jeffrey Ganus is especially interested in cardiac and respiratory emergencies; metabolic and endocrine diseases; and immune-mediated diseases such as immune-mediated hemolytic anemia and immune-mediated thrombocytopenia.
  • Internship, Cardiology, Red Bank Veterinary Hospital, Tinton Falls NJ Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Angell Animal Medical Center, Springfield MA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Royal Veterinary College, London, England
  • Bachelor of Science, State University of New York, Albany
Dr. Ganus enjoys snowboarding, skiing, biking, tennis, hiking and hanging out in Central Park. Passionate about food and music, Dr. Ganus named his English bulldog, Monk, after the jazz pianist Thelonious Monk.
Sarah Gershen
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Sarah Gershen
DVM
Emergency Medicine
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Dr. Sarah Gershen likes treating polytrauma, hemoperitoneum and neurologic cases.
  • Clinical Rotation, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, St. George’s University, Grenada, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Colorado, Boulder
Some of Dr. Gershen’s favorite pastimes include relaxing at the beach, snowboarding, traveling and hiking with her dog.
Jaclyn Goldmacher
BVM&S
Veterinarian Associate
Dr. Jaclyn Goldmacher is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine & Surgery, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
A native of Toronto, Canada, Dr. Goldmacher likes to keep active by attending spin class and going for long walks. She also loves traveling, food and anything involving Disney or Harry Potter.
Samantha Gonzalez
DVM
Veterinarian Associate
Dr. Samantha Gonzalez is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, North Grafton MA
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Villanova University, Radnor Township PA
Dr. Gonzalez enjoys yoga and trying new restaurants. She has two pets, terrier mix Mollie and bearded dragon Sunny.
Elizabeth Goudie-DeAngelis
DVM, MS, DACVAA
Anesthesiology & Pain Management
Elizabeth Goudie-DeAngelis
DVM, MS, DACVAA
Board Certified in Veterinary Anesthesia & Analgesia
Anesthesiology & Pain Management
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As a veterinarian with advanced training in anesthesia and pain management, Dr. Elizabeth Goudie-DeAngelis knows the value to a patient’s recovery of a well formulated treatment plan, and she enjoys educating other veterinarians on how best to formulate those plans. Her favorite cases are the challenging critical ones, such as shock, hemorrhage and electrolyte abnormalities.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Anesthesia & Analgesia
  • Residency, Comparative Anesthesiology, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
  • Master of Science, Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, New York City
  • Clinical Rotation, University of Missouri, Columbia
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University, St. Kitts & Nevis, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Ursinus College, Collegeville PA
Dr. Goudie-DeAngelis' hobbies include running, restoring historic houses, reading fiction, cooking and gardening. She and her husband have a mixed breed dog and two cats.
Brian Grossbard
DVM, DACVS-SA
Surgery
Brian Grossbard
DVM, DACVS-SA
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery-Small Animal
Surgery
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Skilled in all aspects of small animal surgery, Dr. Brian Grossbard’s particular interests include orthopedic, intervertebral disc, laparoscopic and oncologic surgeries, as well as wound repairs. He is also certified as a stem cell therapy provider.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons-Small Animal
  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, Long Island Veterinary Specialists, Plainview NY
  • Internship, Neurology/Neurosurgery, Long Island Veterinary Specialists, Plainview NY
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, Long Island Veterinary Specialists, Plainview NY
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Angell Animal Medical Center, Boston MA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Florida, Gainesville
A trained classical cellist who played in the symphony during college, Dr. Grossbard enjoys traveling with his dogs, exploring restaurants, biking and hiking.
Carey Hemmelgarn
DVM, DACVECC
Critical Care
Carey Hemmelgarn
DVM, DACVECC
Board Certified in Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
Critical Care
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An experienced criticalist, Dr. Carey Hemmelgarn came to BluePearl from a large specialty and emergency hospital in New Jersey where she was the Medical Director. Her particular clinical interests include polytrauma and septic patients.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
  • Residency, Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Oradell Animal Hospital, Paramus NJ
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Garden State Veterinary Specialists, Tinton Falls NJ
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, Pullman
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Utah State University, Logan
Dr. Hemmelgarn likes exercise, especially spinning and running outdoors, and she’s completed a number of half marathons. Married to another veterinarian, she and her husband have an active lifestyle and enjoy traveling. They have four pets, Rottweiler Louie and cats Griffyn, Ellie and Iggy.
Kyle Hohu
DVM
Diagnostic Imaging
Dr. Kyle Hohu is an intern in our diagnostic imaging service.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, New York City
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University, West Lafayette IN
  • Bachelor of Science, Commerce in Marketing and Biology, Santa Clara University, CA
Patricia Joyce
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Patricia Joyce
DVM
Emergency Medicine
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Dr. Patricia Joyce enjoys all aspects of emergency medicine.
  • Internship, The Animal Medical Center, New York City
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, North Grafton MA
  • Bachelor of Arts, Washington University, St. Louis MO
Dr. Joyce volunteers for animal rescue organizations and veterinary relief organizations during natural and man-made disasters. She lived in Tokyo, Japan, for several years and speaks fluent Japanese.
Jeremy Kimmelstiel
VMD
Emergency Medicine
Dr. Jeremy Kimmelstiel enjoys all aspects of emergency medicine.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, New York City
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Bachelor of Science, Cell and Molecular Biological Sciences, State University of NY, Binghamton
Dr. Kimmelstiel enjoys beekeeping, snowboarding and hiking. He has two pets. Millie is his Catahoula mix, and she can chase a ball all day. His handsome corn snake is named Charles.
Melissa King-Smith
DVM
Veterinarian Associate
Dr. Melissa King-Smith is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca NY
  • Bachelor of Science, Biological Sciences, Ohio University, Athens
Dr. King-Smith enjoys exploring New York City with her husband and dog Quilla, a Newfoundland. The family also includes two brother cats, Merry and Pippin.
Amanda LaPorte
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Dr. Amanda LaPorte enjoys all aspects of emergency medicine.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Oradell Animal Hospital, Paramus NJ
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Bachelor of Science, The Ohio State University, Columbus
Dr. LaPorte spends time with friends, traveling, trying new restaurants, and relaxing with Joe, her coonhound.
Matthew Lazarus
DVM
Surgery
Dr. Matthew Lazarus is an intern in our surgery service.
  • Clinical Rotation, Auburn University, AL
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University, St. Kitts & Nevis, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Stony Brook University, NY
Dr. Lazarus enjoys golfing, watching hockey and finding new places to explore. He has two dogs: Cali, an island coconut retriever, and Hudson, a German shepherd mix.
Jasmine Lee
VMD
Critical Care
Dr. Jasmine Lee is a resident in our emergency and critical care service
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Dr. Lee enjoys a good cup of coffee, curling up with a good book and live music shows. Tonks is her cat who hides in obscure places and wakes up her owner at 5am when she’s bored.
Marcos Llavona
DVM
Surgery
Marcos Llavona
DVM
Surgery
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Skilled in soft tissue, orthopedic and neurosurgery, Dr. Marcos Llavona is excited about the advancements and continued use of minimally invasive surgery techniques.
  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, MedVet Medical & Cancer Center for Pets, Cincinnati/Worthington OH
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, Veterinary Specialty Center of Buffalo Grove, IL
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson, AZ
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
  • Bachelor of Science, General Science, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
A fitness enthusiast, Dr. Llavona enjoys running, hiking, and playing tennis, basketball and golf.
Michaël Lora-Michiels
DVM, MS, DACVR
Diagnostic Imaging
Michaël Lora-Michiels
DVM, MS, DACVR
Board Certified in Veterinary Radiology
Diagnostic Imaging
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Dr. Michaël Lora-Michiels previously worked as a family veterinarian in Bogota, Colombia. He enjoys all aspects of diagnostic imaging.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Radiology
  • Residency, Radiology, Tufts University, North Grafton MA
  • Master of Science, Biomedical Engineering, Duke University, Durham NC
  • Research Associate, Soft Tissue Sarcoma and Hyperthermia Clinical Trial, Duke University, Durham NC
  • Fellowship, Radiology, Kansas State University, Manhattan
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Universidad of La Salle, Bogota, Colombia
Sacha Malkowski
DVM
Veterinarian Associate
A native of Vancouver, British Columbia, Dr. Sacha Malkowski is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Western College, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Bachelor of Science, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Dr. Malkowski loves to travel and has seen over half the Seven Wonders of the World. She has two cats, Trigonometry (Trig), a brown tabby, and Dr. Lance Sweets (Sweets), a tuxedo.
Courtney Mallett
DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)
Oncology
Courtney Mallett
DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)
Board Certified in Veterinary Oncology
Oncology
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Dr. Courtney Mallett is fascinated by comparative medicine and believes it is an important part of the fight against cancer across species. She has a particular interest in treating hematopoietic cancers, especially multiple myeloma, osteosarcoma, hemangiosarcoma and feline mast cell tumors.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology)
  • Residency, Medical Oncology, University of Georgia, Athens
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Florida Veterinary Specialists, Tampa
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens
  • Bachelor of Science, Biological Sciences, Clemson University, Clemson SC
Dr. Mallett participated in a rescue effort for the dogs and cats who survived Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico in 2018. Her favorite pastimes include reading, traveling and exercising her rescued energetic border Collie, Huckleberry.
Rebeca Meltzer
VMD
Veterinarian Associate
Dr. Rebecca Meltzer is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Bachelor of Arts, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville TN
  • Bachelor of Arts, Medicine, Health and Society, Vanderbilt University, Nashville TN
Dr. Meltzer loves eating out and trying new or exotic dishes. She also likes hiking and spending time outdoors, but her favorite pastime is snuggling on the couch with her cat Charlie. She also has a Russian tortoise, Sputnik.
Gerardo Mendoza, Jr.
DVM
Veterinarian Associate
Dr. Gerardo Mendoza, Jr. is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona CA
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Texas, San Antonio
A self-proclaimed avid food adventurer, Dr. Mendoza also enjoys running, swimming, hiking and movies. He says his four-legged family members are the laziest herding dogs you’ll ever meet. Shadow is a border collie, Olive is an Australian shepherd.
Keith Mihansky
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Dr. Keith Mihansky is especially interested in the treatment of patients after trauma, wound management, endocrine disease, pain management, and caring for geriatric patients.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, New York City
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, North Grafton MA Bachelor of Science, Rutgers University, New Brunswick NJ
Dr. Mihansky loves cooking and traveling. He also enjoys going to the gym, the beach and concerts. His dog is named Sophie and his orange tabby cat is Michelangelo.
Jacqueline Nemi
VMD
Veterinarian Associate
Dr. Jacqueline Nemi is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Bachelor of Science, Neuroscience, College of William & Mary, Williamsburg VA
Dr. Nemi enjoys cooking, exploring New York City and spending time outdoors. She takes her Bernese mountain dog Moose with her as often as she can.
Ruby Ng
DVM
Veterinarian Associate
Dr. Ruby Ng is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Biology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Dr. Ng likes to spend her time exploring the restaurants in New York City comparing them to the cities where she’s lived before – Hong Kong, Vancouver and Melbourne. She also likes playing badminton, piano, ukulele and online multiplayer video games.
Cristian Perez
DVM
Veterinarian Associate
Dr. Cristian Perez is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Syracuse University, NY
An avid film fan, Dr. Perez likes to go to the theater any chance he gets. He also likes playing tennis and running with his Siberian husky, Ash, who loves to play and give high fives.
Zoe Quirk
DVM
Internal Medicine
Zoe Quirk
DVM
Internal Medicine
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Dr. Zoe Quirk has a particular interest in immune-mediated, endocrine, renal and nasal diseases. She also enjoys the challenge that some infectious diseases can present.
  • Residency, Small Animal Internal Medicine, VCA Animal Specialty Center, Yonkers NY
  • Internship, Small Animal Internal Medicine, VCA Animal Specialty Center, Yonkers NY
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, VCA Animal Referral and Emergency Center of Arizona, Mesa
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames
  • Bachelor of Science, Microbiology & Immunology, University of Rochester, NY
Dr. Quirk enjoys running, cooking and baking, and ice hockey. She currently has two cats, Bucket and Dani.
Pooja Rathore
VMD
Emergency Medicine
Dr. Pooja Rathore enjoys all aspects of emergency medicine.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, New York City
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Bachelor of Arts, Biology, DePauw University, Greencastle IN
Dr. Pooja Rathore has volunteered on Native American reservations in Arizona and New Mexico; worked with thoroughbred racehorses in India; and worked in Sri Lanka with the Millennium Elephant Foundation. She is passionate about dancing and enjoys horseback riding.
Meghan Respess
DVM, DACVECC
Critical Care
Meghan Respess
DVM, DACVECC
Board Certified in Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
Critical Care
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Dr. Meghan Respess is skilled in all aspects of critical care medicine to include mechanical ventilation, echocardiography, critical patient anesthesia, emergency soft tissue surgery, endoscopic foreign body removal and continuous renal replacement therapy. Her particular clinical interests are polytrauma, critical anesthesia, neuro-critical care and shock patients.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
  • Residency, Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Tufts University, North Grafton MA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Tufts University, North Grafton MA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Greensboro College, NC
Dr. Respess likes to be outdoors, especially rock climbing, fishing and camping. She and her wife have a house full of pets: Asha, a spaniel mix; Safi, a rat terrier; Dexter, a dachshund mix; and two Siamese cat mixes, Koa and Osiris.
Pedro Rivera Puig
DVM
Veterinarian Associate
Dr. Pedro Rivera is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
  • Clinical Rotation, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University, St Kitts & Nevis, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Interdisciplinary Sciences, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras
Born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Dr. Rivera loves the beach and all activities related to the ocean. One of his favorite hobbies is installing and maintaining salt water reef aquariums. He has an Australian rainbow lorikeet bird named Blue, an American bulldog mix named Belgium, and a long-haired Chihuahua named Demo.
Stephanie Silberstang
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Dr. Stephanie Silberstang's special interests include wound management, respiratory diseases and critical care.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Carolina Veterinary Specialists, Charlotte NC
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca NY
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Cornell University, Ithaca NY
Dr. Silberstang enjoys rock climbing/bouldering, walking her dogs, traveling abroad, listening to live music and Asian food. A pitbull lover, Dr. Silberstang has two pit bull-Catahoula mixes named Tembo and Laika and a cockatiel named Doobie.
Mariana Sosa
MVZ
Veterinarian Associate
Dr. Mariana Sosa is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
  • Internship, The Raptor Center, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
  • Residency, Wildlife and Exotic Pet Medicine, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City
  • Internship, Wildlife and Exotic Pet Medicine, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City
  • Bachelor of Science, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City
Dr. Sosa enjoys listening to live music, sharing stories, exploring new places and meeting new people. Her favorite hobbies are bird watching and training her two border collies, Iggy and Pichicuas, for agility.
Kelly Stanton
DVM
Veterinarian Associate
Dr. Kelly Stanton is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
  • Clinical Rotation, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, St. George’s University, Grenada, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Arts, Liberal Arts & Sciences, Queensborough Community College, Bayside NY
Dr. Stanton enjoys weightlifting, baking and cooking new recipes, and any outdoor activities that she can do with her energetic dog Riley, a German shepherd. Raven is her cat.
Laura Stock
VMD, DABVP (Canine & Feline Practice)
Emergency Medicine
Laura Stock
VMD, DABVP (Canine & Feline Practice)
Board Certified Veterinary Practitioner (Canine & Feline Practice)
Emergency Medicine
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Dr. Laura Stock's particular clinical interests include intoxications and endocrine diseases.
  • Diplomate, American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Canine & Feline Practice)
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Bachelor of Science, Bioresource Research & Animal Science, Oregon State University, Corvallis
Dr. Stock enjoys time with her husband running, biking, hiking and eating her way through NYC. They share their home with a ridgeless Rhodesian ridgeback and two cats.
Linnette Vasquez
DVM
Veterinarian Associate
Dr. Linnette Vasquez is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
  • Clinical Rotation, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University, St. Kitts & Nevis, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Biological Studies, Cornell University, Ithaca NY
Dr. Vasquez is a first-generation American, born of parents who immigrated from the Dominican Republic. She has a Siamese-mix cat named Balianne.
David Wohlstadter
DVM, CCRT
Emergency Medicine
In addition to being an emergency clinician, Dr. David Wohlstadter is a certified canine rehabilitation therapist. This therapy has been shown to improve dogs’ mobility and strength, particularly for geriatric dogs suffering from arthritic conditions and other musculoskeletal and neurologic conditions. Rehab is also particularly helpful after surgery for all ages to help dogs regain muscle mass and coordination.
  • Certification in Canine Rehabilitation, Canine Rehabilitation Institute , Wellington FL
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Animal Medical Center, New York City
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia Bachelor of Science, St Louis University, MO
  • Bachelor of Arts, St Louis University, MO
Dr. Wohlstadter is married to a veterinarian and enjoys spending time with his large family, which includes many people, many dogs and many cats.
Adam Yoskowitz
VMD, DACVR
Diagnostic Imaging
Adam Yoskowitz
VMD, DACVR
Board Certified in Veterinary Radiology
Diagnostic Imaging
Servicing Locations
Dr. Adam Yoskowitz sees diagnostic imaging as puzzle solving, communication, case discussion, collaboration and complex imaging technology. He particularly enjoys diagnostic ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Radiology
  • Residency, Radiology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Animal Medical Center, New York City
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, University of Delaware, Newark
Dr. Yoskowitz shares his time away from work with Tooey, his calico domestic medium-haired cat.
Sarah Zelinski
DVM
Veterinarian Associate
Dr. Sarah Zelinski volunteered with Veterinarians Without Borders on their Goat Pass-On project in Uganda where she taught single mothers and widows how to raise goats to help them support their families. She is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada
Dr. Zelinski enjoys camping, hiking and yoga, and on free evenings, she can be found at a local concert or sampling craft beer at a neighborhood pub. Monty is her French bulldog.

Technicians (VTS)

Melissa Evans
LVT, VTS (ECC)
Critical Care
Melissa Evans
LVT, VTS (ECC)
Veterinary Technician Specialist (Emergency & Critical Care)
Critical Care
Servicing Locations
Melissa is a certified RECOVER CPR instructor in both basic and advanced life support. She also finds transfusion medicine gratifying because the treatment often results in patients feeling better quickly. She and her husband have a son and three cats. They enjoy watching British television, wandering the city and going to the theater.
Melanie Tong
CVT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia)
Anesthesiology & Pain Management
Melanie Tong
CVT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia)
Veterinary Technician Specialist (Anesthesia & Analgesia)
Anesthesiology & Pain Management
Servicing Locations
Melanie finds satisfaction in caring for pets and their families, and the connections that make animals more family members than pets. She loves teaching and has an enthusiasm for trauma cases and advanced catheter placement. Melanie loves time with her wife, three dogs and two Siamese cats, and enjoys the great outdoors.