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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
BluePearl Veterinarian
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.
Dr. Joseph Campbell is Board Certified in Small Animal Internal Medicine
Joseph Campbell
DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)
Internal Medicine
Joseph Campbell
DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Small Animal Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Joseph Campbell's clinical interests include immune-mediated disorders, infectious diseases, gastroenterology, liver and gall bladder diseases, and endoscopy.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Small Animal Internal Medicine)
  • 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. 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)
BluePearl Veterinarian
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. Brian Grossbard is board certified in small animal surgery.
Brian Grossbard
DVM, DACVS-SA
Surgery
Brian Grossbard
DVM, DACVS-SA
BluePearl Veterinarian
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.
Dr. Janvier Valentin is board certified in veterinary radiology.
Valentin Janvier
DVM, DACVR
Diagnostic Imaging
Valentin Janvier
DVM, DACVR
BluePearl Veterinarian
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
BluePearl Veterinarian
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. Ji-In Lee is a residency-trained veterinarian in our oncology service.
Ji-In Lee
DVM
Oncology
Ji-In Lee
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Oncology
Servicing Locations
Dr. Ji-In Lee is most interested in hematopoietic malignancies, especially lymphoma and multiple myeloma.
  • Residency, Medical Oncology, University of California, Davis
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro
  • Bachelor of Arts, History, Columbia University, New York
Dr. Lee is a big foodie and sports fan, and she enjoys exploring New York City.
Dr. Marcos Llavona is a veterinarian in our surgery service.
Marcos Llavona
DVM
Surgery
Marcos Llavona
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
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.
Dr. Candice Phipps is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Candice Phipps
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Dr. Candice Phipps served as a government veterinarian for the country of Jamaica for over 13 years before she moved to the U.S. to become an emergency clinician for BluePearl in 2015.

Her passion is surgery with particular interest in wound healing and repair as it can involve surgical reconstruction and challenging wound repair procedures. Dr. Phipps takes pride in her diagnostic skills, including abdominal fast scans, and her commitment to the human animal bond.
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, Sierra Veterinary Specialists, Reno, NV
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Tuskegee University, AL
  • Fellowship, Small Animal Surgery, Michigan State University, East Lansing
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of the West Indies, Trinidad & Tobago
Dr. Phipps loves performing 5 and 10 km medium-distance running, going to the beach, experiencing new cultures and cuisines and hanging out with friends, family and her adorable shih tzu mix, Daisy.
Dr. Allison Schreffler is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Allison Schreffler
VMD
Emergency Medicine
Allison Schreffler
VMD
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
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Dr. Allison Schreffler 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.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital, Brooklyn, NY
  • 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 a clinician in our emergency medicine service.
Stephanie Silberstang
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Stephanie Silberstang
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
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)
BluePearl Veterinarian
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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Laura Stock
VMD, DABVP (Canine & Feline Practice)
Emergency Medicine
Laura Stock
VMD, DABVP (Canine & Feline Practice)
BluePearl Veterinarian
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.
Dr. Jesse Tong is a clinician in our emergency medicine service.
Jesse Tong
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Dr. Jesse Tong finds diagnostic imaging and wound closures the most gratifying to perform.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital, New York City, NY
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Calgary, Alberta, CAN
  • Bachelor of Science, Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Alberta CAN
Dr. Tong grew up in Hong Kong and Vancouver, Canada. He enjoys soccer, water sports, motorsports, hiking, backpacking, skiing, traveling, and reading. Dr. Tong currently doesn’t have any pets, but he plans to adopt a dog from a shelter soon.
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.
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Betsy Wong
BVetMed
Neurology
Betsy Wong
BVetMed
BluePearl Veterinarian
Neurology
Servicing Locations
Dr. Betsy Wong is an intern in our neurology and neurosurgery service. She is particularly interested in seizure management and pharmacokinetics of anti-seizure medications.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital, New York City
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine, Royal Veterinary College, University of London, England
  • Associate of Science, Veterinary Technology, State University of New York, Delhi
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY
Dr. Wong is an escape room genius, a crochet beginner and a quokka lover. She also enjoys spending time with family.