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
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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.
Dr. Aparna Arun is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Aparna Arun
DVM
Intern
Dr. Aparna Arun is a small animal medicine and 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.
  • 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.
Ira Balea
MVB
Emergency Medicine
Dr. Ira Balea is interested in all aspects of emergency medicine.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Specialty & Emergency Pet Hospital, New York City
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Bachelor of Arts, Art History, Whitman College, Walla Walla WA
Dr. Balea is an avid reader. She also enjoys exploring various cuisines and running along the Hudson River.
Dr. Emily Bien is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
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.
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Zachary Brett
DVM
Intern
Dr. Zachary Brett is a small animal medicine and surgery intern with a special interest in emergency procedures.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca NY
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook NY
Dr. Brett likes to travel, exercise and play video or board games.
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. Jenna Charles is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Jenna Charles
DVM
Intern
Dr. Jenna Charles is a small animal medicine and surgery intern. She is particularly interested in neurology and endocrine diseases.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
Dr. Charles likes exploring Central Park with her rescue dog Jax.
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.
Dr. Christine Choe is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
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.
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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
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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.
Dr. Karen Dangieri is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Karen Dangieri
DVM
Intern
Dr. Karen Dangieri is a small animal medicine and surgery intern with a special interest in diagnostic imaging.
  • Clinical Rotation, Purdue University, West Lafayette IN
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University, St. Kitts & Nevis, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Rockford College, IL
Dr. Dangieri enjoys horseback riding and walking her two dogs, Oscar and Panda.
Dr. Alena Ferrigno is a doctor in our emergency service.
Alena Ferrigno
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Dr. Alena Ferrigno enjoys all aspects of emergency medicine.
  • Internship, Dermatology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine, Surgery & Emergency, Veterinary Emergency and Referral Group, Brooklyn NY
  • Clinical Rotation, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, St. Matthew’s University, Grand Cayman
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, St. Matthew’s University, Grand Cayman
Dr. Ferrigno enjoys being active, traveling, going to the movies and finding new favorite restaurants. She has a Cavalier King Charles spaniel named Wes and a cat named Anderson.
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. Justin Fraser is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Justin Fraser
DVM
Intern
Dr. Justin Fraser is a small animal medicine and surgery intern with a special interest in cardiology cases.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Dr. Fraser likes horror movies, college and professional football, and country music.
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. Sarah Gershen is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Sarah Gershen
DVM
Emergency Medicine
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.
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.
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Alex Halasz
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Interested in all aspects of emergency medicine, Dr. Alex Halasz finds toxicity cases especially gratifying to treat.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca NY
  • Master of Science, Biological Sciences, Auburn University, AL
  • Bachelor of Arts, Music, Smith College, Northampton MA
Dr. Halasz enjoys playing the cello, ballet and reading. She has a Pomeranian named Bella and a crested gecko named Lyle.
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
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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.
Dr. Jennie Kim is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Jennie Kim
DVM
Intern
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.
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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.
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
Michaël Lora-Michiels
DVM, MS, DACVR
Board Certified in Veterinary Radiology
Diagnostic Imaging
Servicing Locations
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. Morgan Maisel is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Morgan Maisel
MPH, DVM
Intern
Dr. Morgan Maisel is a small animal medicine and surgery intern with a particular interest in diagnostic medicine.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
  • Master of Public Health, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
  • Bachelor of Science, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Rochester, NY
Dr. Maisel is a New Jersey native. Some of her favorite pastimes include weightlifting, watching football, reading and trying new coffee shops.
Dr. Courtney Mallett is board certified in veterinary oncology.
Courtney Mallett
DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)
Oncology
Courtney Mallett
DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)
Board Certified in Veterinary Oncology
Oncology
Servicing Locations
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.
Dr. Gretchen McLinden is a small animal medicine and surgery intern. She is with a large white dog with a cone around it's neck.
Gretchen McLinden
DVM
Intern
Dr. Gretchen McLinden is a small animal medicine and surgery intern with a particular interest in oncology.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, North Grafton MA
  • Bachelor of Science, Pre-Veterinary Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Cooking and traveling are two of Dr. McLinden’s favorite pastimes. Shenzi is her tortoise-shell calico cat.
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.
Dr. Stephanie Park is an intern in our surgery service. She is with a white dog and has a ferret on her shoulder.
Stephanie Park
DVM
Surgery
Dr. Stephanie Park is an intern in our surgery service. She particularly enjoys soft tissue emergencies, and exotic and wildlife care.
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, Aspen Meadow Veterinary Specialists, Longmont CO
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Red Bank Veterinary Hospital, Tinton Falls NJ
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca NY
  • Bachelor of Science, Psychology, Stony Brook University, NY
Some of Dr. Park’s favorite pastimes include drawing, rock/tree climbing, reading and playing with her dog Toby Ramen.
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.
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Jonathan Riccio
DVM
Intern
Dr. Jonathan Riccio is a small animal medicine and surgery intern with a special interest in diagnostic imaging, especially ultrasound.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ontario Veterinary College, Ontario, Canada
  • Bachelor of Science, Agriculture, West Virginia University, Morgantown
Dr. Riccio has two dogs, Luca and Ethel, with whom he likes watching Netflix. Traveling and exploring new places are two other favorite activities.
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. Amber Shamburger is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Amber Shamburger
DVM
Intern
Dr. Amber Shamburger is a small animal medicine and surgery intern with a special interest in diagnostic imaging.
  • Clinical Rotation, Auburn University, AL
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, St. George’s University, Grenada, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Arts, Biology, State University of New York, Albany
Movies and travel are two of Dr. Shamburger’s hobbies. She has a cat named Luna.
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. Suresh Singh is a small animal medicine and surgery intern. He is posing in a tree with a backpack.
Suresh Singh
DVM
Intern
Dr. Suresh Singh is a small animal medicine and surgery intern and is particularly interested in surgery.
  • Clinical Rotation, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University, St. Kitts & Nevis, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Veterinary Technology, Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry NY
Dr. Singh likes scuba diving and showing his mates why New York pizza is supreme.
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.
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Carl Smola
MA, DVM
Surgery
Dr. Carl Smola is an intern in our surgery service. His clinical interests include orthopedic, oncologic and neurologic surgeries, as well as early correction of congenital disorders.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Animal Medical Center, New York City
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, TN
  • Master of Agriculture, Animal Sciences, Auburn University, AL
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Sciences, Auburn University, AL
Dr. Smola enjoys watching and playing any sport, traveling, kayaking, hiking, and exploring NYC with his wife.
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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.
Dr. Kimberly Terry is an intern in our diagnostic imaging service.
Kimberly Terry
DVM
Diagnostic Imaging
Dr. Kimberly Terry is an intern in our radiology service with a special interest in heart failure and respiratory diseases.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Seattle Veterinary Specialists, WA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis
  • Bachelor of Science, Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology, University of California, Davis
Dr. Terry is a trained aerialist, primarily on aerial silks, and enjoys training, performing and teaching circus arts. Apple is her golden retriever.
Dr. Ashley Tinsley is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Ashlei Tinsley
DVM
Intern
Dr. Ashlei Tinsley is a small animal medicine and surgery intern. Her clinical interests include emergency and critical care medicine, especially thoracic and blunt trauma.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Syracuse University, NY
Long walks with dogs Wyatt and Winston keep Dr. Tinsley busy. She also likes trying new foods and strength training.
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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. 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. Lindsay Wright is a small animal medicine and surgery intern. She is holding a dog in her arms with the ocean in the background.
Lindsay Wright
DVM
Intern
Dr. Lindsay Wright is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
  • Clinical Rotation, Auburn University, AL
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, St. George’s University, Grenada, West Indies
  • Some of Dr. Wright’s favorite pastimes include backpacking, hiking, rock climbing and playing chess. She has a dog named Livy.
Some of Dr. Wright’s favorite pastimes include backpacking, hiking, rock climbing and playing chess. She has a dog named Livy.
Dr. Adam Yoskowitz is board certified in veterinary radiology.
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.
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.
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