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Our Veterinarians

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. 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.
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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
Photo coming soon.
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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.
Photo coming soon.
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.
Photo coming soon.
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. 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.