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Our Veterinarians

Dr. Jill Abraham is board certified in veterinary dermatology. She is holding a large black dog who is looking up at her face.
Jill Abraham
VMD, DACVD
Dermatology
Jill Abraham
VMD, DACVD
Board Certified in Veterinary Dermatology
Dermatology
Servicing Locations
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.
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David Arias
DVM
Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Arias is a small animal medicine and surgery intern. He has a degree in veterinary technology and has a keen interest in surgery. He has also volunteered with wildlife rescues and conservatories outside the U.S.
  • Clinical Rotation, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University, St. Kitts
  • Bachelor of Science, Veterinary Technology, Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, NY
Dr. Arias loves spending time with his daughter, also training for a healthier lifestyle, and giving belly rubs to his pitbull, Prince.
Dr. Aparna Arun is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Aparna Arun
DVM
Surgery
Dr. Aparna Arun is a small animal surgery intern. She finds it gratifying to see quick recoveries from surgical intervention, so two of her favorite procedures include trauma reconstruction and foreign body removals.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital, Manhattan NY
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Bachelor of Science, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Bangalore, India
Dr. Arun loves exploring restaurants and fitness classes with her husband. She often makes watercolor paintings of places to which she’s travelled.
Dr. Joseph Campbell is a veterinarian in our internal medicine service.
Joseph Campbell
DVM
Internal Medicine
Joseph Campbell
DVM
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
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.
Dr. Ally Yi Chen is a clinician in our emergency medicine service.
Ally Yi Chen
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Dr. Ally Yi Chen likes treating trauma and sepsis cases, along with electrolyte and endocrine disorders. Abdominal and thoracic trauma ultrasounds are also a particular interest.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, California Veterinary Specialist, Murrieta
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Bachelor of Science, Zoology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Some of Dr. Chen’s favorite pastimes include swimming, climbing, baking, reading and going to shows or museums. She has a dog named Schmitty.
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Nicole Cilli
DVM
Critical Care
Dr. Nicole Cilli is a resident in our critical care service. Her particular interests include toxicity cases, hematology and chest tube procedures.
  • Residency, Emergency & Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Red Bank Veterinary Hospital, Tinton Falls NJ
  • Clinical Rotation, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, St. George’s University, Grenada, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Arts, Biology, Oakland University, Rochester MI
Dr. Cilli’s hobbies include yoga, wine tasting and attending art and culture events. She has a Chihuahua named Nermal.
Dr. Katherine Crook is board certified in veterinary neurology. She is holding a black cat.
Katherine Crook
DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)
Neurology, Neurosurgery
Katherine Crook
DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)
Board Certified in Veterinary Neurology
Neurology, Neurosurgery
Servicing Locations
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.
Dr. Philip Fico is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Philip Fico
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Dr. Philip Fico’s particular clinical interests include electrolyte derangements and treating sepsis and polytrauma cases.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Veterinary Emergency and Referral Group, Brooklyn NY
  • Clinical Rotation, University of Georgia, Athens
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, St. George’s University, Grenada, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Fordham University, Bronx NY
Dr. Fico is an amateur illustrator and Muay Thai fighter. He and his wife have a cat named Ruby.
Dr. Jeffrey Ganus is emergency medicine veterinarian.
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.
Dr. Elizabeth Goudie-DeAngelis is board certified in veterinary anesthesia and pain management.
Elizabeth Goudie-DeAngelis
DVM, MS, DACVAA
Anesthesiology & Pain Management
Elizabeth Goudie-DeAngelis
DVM, MS, DACVAA
Board Certified in Veterinary Anesthesia & Analgesia
Anesthesiology & Pain Management
Servicing Locations
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.
Dr. Brian Grossbard is board certified in small animal surgery.
Brian Grossbard
DVM, DACVS-SA
Surgery
Brian Grossbard
DVM, DACVS-SA
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery-Small Animal
Surgery
Servicing Locations
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.
Dr. Maria Lozano Araujo is a small animal medicine and surgery intern. She is holding two terriers.
María Guadalupe Lozano Araujo
MVZ
Associate Veterinarian
María Guadalupe Lozano Araujo
MVZ
Associate Veterinarian
Servicing Locations
Dr. Araujo is a small animal medicine and surgery intern. She finds it gratifying to work on cases with open wounds and infectious disease cases like parvovirus where she can help the animals heal well.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City
  • Bachelor of Science, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City
Dr. Araujo has played the violin since she was three. She has traveled with orchestras in the U.S., Mexico and Europe. Her other hobbies include reading, watching movies and exploring new places. She has a cat and a dog.
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Kyle Hohu
DVM
Emergency Medicine
  • Internship, Diagnostic Imaging, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, New York City
  • 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
Dr. Anna Hvidfeldtis a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Anna Hvidtfeldt
MS, V
Associate Veterinarian
Anna Hvidtfeldt
MS, V
Associate Veterinarian
Servicing Locations
Dr. Hvidtfeldt is a small animal medicine and surgery intern. Her clinical interest is with small animal surgery. She enjoys surgery because she likes working with her hands and this area of veterinary medicine allows her to directly visualize pathology. She finds the delicate surgical procedures intriguing and the immediate results of the work extremely satisfying.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Master of Science, Veterinary Medicine, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Dr. Hvidtfeldt is originally from Denmark. She now lives in New York with her husband and a senior rescue dog. Her hobbies include traveling, cultural experiences and foreign cuisine. (She has visited more than 40 countries!)
Dr. Janvier Valentin is board certified in veterinary radiology.
Valentin Janvier
DVM, DACVR
Diagnostic Imaging
Valentin Janvier
DVM, DACVR
Board Certified in Veterinary Radiology
Diagnostic Imaging
Servicing Locations
Dr. Valentin Janvier particularly enjoys advanced cross-sectional imaging, especially neuro-imaging.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Radiology
  • Residency, Radiology, Cornell University, Ithaca NY
  • Internship, Equine Medicine & Surgery, University of Montréal, Canada
  • Doctor in Veterinary Medicine, University of Liège, Belgium
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science, University of Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Dr. Janvier loves sports, traveling and good food. He has a talkative Siamese mixed breed cat who has lived with him in four different countries.
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Patricia Joyce
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Patricia Joyce
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
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.
Dr. Sabrina Katz is an emergency medicine veterinarian. She is sitting on a porch with a red and white dog.
Sabrina Katz
VMD
Emergency Medicine
Sabrina Katz
VMD
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Sabrina Katz's particular clinical interests include trauma, toxicities, emergency surgeries and neurologic emergencies.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Angel Animal Medical Center, Boston MA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Brandeis University, Waltham MA
Dr. Katz enjoys running, reading, tennis, soccer, gardening and spending time outdoors.
Dr. Jennie Kim is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Jennie Kim
DVM
Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Jennie Kim is a small animal medicine and surgery intern. Her particular interests include neurologic and endocrine diseases.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan
  • Bachelor of Science, Physiology and Neuroscience, University of California, San Diego
Dr. Kim’s favorite pastimes include running, working out and cooking Korean food. She has a yorkie who loves going to the park and beach.
Dr. Melissa King-Smith is a clinician in our emergency medicine service.
Melissa King-Smith
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Dr. Melissa King-Smith enjoys all aspects of emergency medicine.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, New York City
  • 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.
Dr. Amanda LaPorte is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
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.
Dr. Marcos Llavona is a veterinarian in our surgery service.
Marcos Llavona
DVM
Surgery
Marcos Llavona
DVM
Surgery
Servicing Locations
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.
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Michaël Lora-Michiels
DVM, MS, DACVR
Diagnostic Imaging
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
Dr. Rebeca Meltzer is an emergency medicine veterinarian. She is holding a black cat.
Rebeca Meltzer
VMD
Emergency Medicine
Dr. Rebecca Meltzer is a doctor in our emergency service. She particularly enjoys treating feline obstructions.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, New York City
  • 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.
Dr. Keith Mihansky is an emergency medicine veterinarian. He is sitting with a golden retriever.
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.
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Justyna Ozog
VMD
Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Ozog has a broad range of experiences and veterinary interests. Throughout veterinary school, she pursued additional training in surgery, dentistry, and shelter medicine. Her clinical interests include internal medicine, general surgery, dermatology, ophthalmology, dentistry, and pain management.
Dr. Ozog enjoys exploring New York City and its diverse cuisine. She shares her home with a rambunctious adult female Jack Russell terrier and senior female domestic shorthair cat.
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Andrew Pettinari
BVM&S
Associate Veterinarian
Andrew Pettinari
BVM&S
Associate Veterinarian
Servicing Locations
Dr. Pettinari is a small animal medicine and surgery intern. He is interested in abdominal ultrasonography and all types of MRIs. He also enjoys teaching.
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine & Surgery, University of Glasgow, Scotland
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
Dr. Pettinari has a 12-year-old chinchilla named Marshmallow and a 5-year-old Staffie mix named Harvey Birdman Attorney at Law. He enjoys playing and watching football, martial arts, baking fudge, knitting and gardening.
Dr. Zoe Quirk is a veterinarian in our internal medicine service.
Zoe Quirk
DVM
Internal Medicine
Zoe Quirk
DVM
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
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.
Dr. Pooja Rathore is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
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.
Dr. Meghan Respess is board certified in veterinary emergency and critical care medicine. She is holding a small, long-haired dog.
Meghan Respess
DVM, DACVECC
Critical Care
Meghan Respess
DVM, DACVECC
Board Certified in Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
Critical Care
Servicing Locations
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.
Dr. Sarah Schiff is an emergency medicine veterinarian. She is kneeling beside her yellow lab.
Sarah Schiff
DVM
Emergency Medicine
As an emergency clinician, Dr. Sarah Schiff’s particular interests include unblocking cats with urethral obstructions and performing laceration repairs. She also enjoys soft tissue surgery and oncology cases.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, VCA Norwalk and Shoreline, CT
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, North Grafton MA
  • Bachelor of Arts, Biochemistry, Smith College, Northampton MA
Some of Dr. Schiff’s favorite pastimes include travel, playing volleyball and cake decorating. She has a yellow lab named Evvie.
Dr. Allison Schreffler is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Allison Schreffler
VMD
Associate Veterinarian
Allison Schreffler
VMD
Associate Veterinarian
Servicing Locations
Dr. Schreffler is a small animal and surgery intern. She is interested in internal medicine, emergency medicine, and critical care. She is passionate about addressing the specific needs of senior pets and their families. She is also Fear-Free Certified so that she can provide care in a compassionate and low-stress manner.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Bachelor of Arts, Biology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Dr. Schreffler enjoys live music, exploring the city, and learning new songs on the guitar, ukulele, and banjo. She has a rescue guinea pig named John.
Dr. Stephanie Silberstang is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
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.
Dr. Gretchen Singletary is board certified in veterinary cardiology. She is hugging a large black dog.
Gretchen Singletary
DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)
Cardiology
Gretchen Singletary
DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)
Board Certified in Veterinary Cardiology
Cardiology
Servicing Locations
Dr. Gretchen Singletary is particularly interested in novel treatments for heart failure.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Cardiology)
  • Residency, Cardiology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Internship, Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens
  • Bachelor of Arts, Emory University, Atlanta GA
Dr. Singletary enjoys traveling, photography and music.
Dr. Shannon Smith is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Shannon Smith
MS, DVM
Associate Veterinarian
Shannon Smith
MS, DVM
Associate Veterinarian
Servicing Locations
Dr. Smith is a small animal medicine and surgery intern. Her clinical interests include endocrine disease, kidney disease, ophthalmology, and all things exotic/zoo/aquatic animal medicine. She also started an Asian elephant microbiome research project between UC Davis SVM and the University of Peradeniya Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis
  • Master of Science, Biology, Stanford University, CA
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Stanford University, CA
Dr. Smith’s hobbies include playing volleyball, photography, dancing, and traveling to new countries.
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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
Servicing Locations
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.
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Miranda Urielle
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Dr. Miranda Urielle is a doctor on our emergency medicine team. Her particular interests include endocrine diseases, auto-immune diseases and trauma.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, New York City
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames
  • Bachelor of Science, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Rochester, NY
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, University of Rochester, NY
Dr. Urielle’s favorite pastimes include travel, reading and playing piano. She has a shih tzu named Lily and a cat named Lionel.
Dr. Marc Weissman is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Marc Weissman
DVM
Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Weissman is a small animal and surgery intern. He is especially interested in the integration of medical, radiation, and surgical oncology to achieve the best clinical outcome for his patients. He also co-authored the first report of the successful treatment of squamous cell neoplasia in a pot-bellied pig.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
When Dr. Weissman is not at the hospital, he enjoys hiking, cooking, finding new restaurants, and traveling. He has a cat named Rosita, who’s moving with him from Missouri to New York.
Dr. David Wohlstadter is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
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.
Dr. Adam Yoskowitz is board certified in veterinary radiology.
Adam Yoskowitz
VMD, DACVR
Diagnostic Imaging
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.
Dr. Sarah Zelinski is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Sarah Zelinski
DVM
Emergency Medicine
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.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, New York
  • 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)

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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 is a certified veterinary technician with a specialty certification in anesthesia and pain management. She is holding a white and gray dog in her arms.
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.