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Our Veterinarians

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David Arias
DVM
Intern
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.
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.
Dr. Alex Blutinger is a clinician in our critical care service.
Alex Blutinger
VMD, DACVECC
Critical Care
Alex Blutinger
VMD, DACVECC
Board Certified in Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
Critical Care
Servicing Locations
Dr. Alex Blutinger’s particular clinical interests include mechanical ventilation, toxicities and polytrauma.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
  • Residency, Small Animal Emergency & Critical Care, Animal Medical Center, New York City
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Specialty & Emergency Pet Hospitals, New York City
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Neuroscience, Italian, Brandeis University, Waltham MA
Dr. Blutinger is a DJ who also enjoys music production and surfing. He has an English golden retriever named Gemma who lives for swimming, tennis balls, squirrels and affection.
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Kelly Braly
DVM, MRCVS
Emergency Medicine
Kelly Braly
DVM, MRCVS
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Kelly Braly enjoys all aspects of emergency medicine, especially treating trauma patients.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University, AL
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Arizona State University, Tempe
Dr. Braly likes to travel, especially through Europe. She has a boxer mix named Waveland.
Dr. Brooke Britton is board certified in veterinary oncology. Here she is with her French bulldog.
Brooke Britton
DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)
Oncology
Brooke Britton
DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)
Board Certified in Veterinary Oncology
Oncology
Servicing Locations
Dr. Brooke Britton is particularly interested in the treatment of hematological malignancies and cancers of the lung.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology)
  • Residency, Medical Oncology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Internship, Oncology, Red Bank Veterinary Hospital, Red Bank NJ Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Red Bank Veterinary Hospital, Red Bank NJ
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca NY
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Dr. Britton enjoys spending time with her family, which includes her husband and their French bulldog Niles. She is an avid foodie and counts horseback riding, photography, and world travel among her many interests.
Dr. Rachel Carlson is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Rachel Carlson
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Dr. Rachel Carlson is especially interested in acute trauma, wound management and all aspects of critical care.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Central Florida, Orlando
Dr. Carlson loves surfing, traveling and biking. In New York City, she tries to eat all the food the city has to offer. Her dog is a miniature dachshund named Pickles.
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. Emily Ehmann is an emergency medicine veterinarian. She is hugging a large gray dog.
Emily Ehmann
VMD
Emergency Medicine
Emily Ehmann
VMD
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Emily Ehmann has a particular interest in surgical emergencies but enjoys all aspects of emergency medicine because she is able to help pets and their family members when they need it most.
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, Chesapeake Veterinary Surgical Specialists, MD
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, New York City
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Rutgers University, New Brunswick NJ
Dr. Ehmann is passionate about volunteering at animal shelters and participating in animal foster programs. She enjoys cycling, long distance running, traveling, hiking, cooking and exploring New York City. Andi is her pit bull mix, and Hector is her cat.
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. 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. Laura Gibeon is an emergency medicine veterinarian. She is hugging a big dog with the tongue sticking out.
Laura Gibeon
VMD
Emergency Medicine
Laura Gibeon
VMD
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Laura Gibeon enjoys all aspects of emergency medicine.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, England
Dr. Gibeon enjoys rock climbing, skiing and time with her family, which includes two cats, Sponge and Schmutzig.
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. Michelle Griego-Valles is board certified in veterinary emergency and critical care medicine. She is hugging a large gray and white dog.
Michelle Griego-Valles
DVM, DACVECC
Critical Care
Michelle Griego-Valles
DVM, DACVECC
Board Certified in Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
Critical Care
Servicing Locations
Dr. Griego-Valles' special interests include ventilator therapy, transfusion medicine, fluid therapy for shock resuscitation, coagulopathies, and trauma, particularly traumatic brain injury.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
  • Residency, Emergency & Critical Care Medicine, Animal Medical Center, New York NY
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Fifth Avenue Veterinary Specialists, New York City
  • Clinical Rotation, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University, St. Kitts & Nevis, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Zoology, University of Texas, Austin
Dr. Griego-Valles spends her off duty time running, traveling, exploring NYC for the best meal, and getting lost in bookstores. She considers her house an apartment zoo, with two dogs and five cats, that she would like to write about one day in a bilingual children’s book series.
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María Guadalupe Lozano Araujo
MVZ
Intern
María Guadalupe Lozano Araujo
MVZ
Intern
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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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.
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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
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Anna Hvidtfeldt
MS, V
Intern
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. Sarah Kalafut is board certified in small animal surgery. She is hugging a large brown dog.
Sarah Kalafut
DVM, DACVS-SA
Surgery
Sarah Kalafut
DVM, DACVS-SA
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery-Small Animal
Surgery
Servicing Locations
Dr. Sarah Kalafut particularly enjoys treating orthopedic cases, including stifle disorders, like cranial cruciate ligament disease and luxating patellas; juvenile diseases, such as elbow dysplasia and angular limb deformities; and fractures. Skilled in all aspects of minimally invasive surgery including laparoscopy, thoracoscopy and arthroscopy, some of the procedures she performs include laparoscopic ovary, retained testicle, spleen, and bladder stone removal; laparoscopic liver and GI biopsies; laparoscopic gastropexy procedures; thoracoscopic lung tumor removal and treatment of chylothorax; and arthroscopic joint exploration and fragment removal.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons-Small Animal Residency, Small Animal Surgery, Animal Medical Center, New York City
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Animal Medical Center, New York City
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca NY
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology and Economics, Brandeis University, Waltham MA
Dr. Kalafut’s favorite pastimes include traveling, cooking, horseback riding, wine tasting and trying new restaurants with her husband. They have two dogs, Labradoodle Cole, and Remy, a Doque de Bordeaux.
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.
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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. Genevieve Mak is board certified in veterinary internal medicine. She is holding a long-haired white cat.
Genevieve Mak
DVM, DACVIM
Internal Medicine
Genevieve Mak
DVM, DACVIM
Board Certified in Veterinary Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
Trained in all aspects of internal medicine, Dr.Genevieve Mak especially likes performing laparoscopic procedures, like endoscopies and rhinoscopies, and performing fine needle aspirations via ultrasound.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Residency, Small Animal Internal Medicine, VCA California Animal Hospital, Los Angeles
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, VCA California Animal Hospital, Los Angeles
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona CA
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Cornell University, Ithaca NY
Dr. Mak loves eating at new restaurants. She’s also obsessed with bubble tea, a tea-based mixture with fruit flavor or milk and tapioca. Her alone time is spent reading, especially the fantasy and supernatural genre. She has two cats, Kon and Donatella.
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
Intern
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.
Dr. Philippa Pavia is board certified in small animal surgery. She is holding her chiweenie dog.
Philippa Pavia
VMD, DACVS-SA
Surgery
Philippa Pavia
VMD, DACVS-SA
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery-Small Animal
Surgery
Servicing Locations
Dr. Philippa Pavia has performed research on feline liver tumor resection, tumors of the bladder and canine ureteral stents. Her clinical interests include stifle, or knee, disease, minimally invasive surgery, wound management and surgical oncology. She is also excited to be involved in training the next generation of veterinarians as the intern program coordinator for New York.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons-Small Animal
  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, Animal Medical Center, New York City
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Animal Medical Center, New York City
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Bachelor of Arts, English Literature, Yale University, New Haven CT
Dr. Pavia is a member of the Wildlife Conservation Society and hopes to become more involved in their conservation efforts. She rides and trains horses, plays the violin, and will take any cooking challenge. Dr Pavia’s dog is rescued Chiweenie Pierre.
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Andrew Pettinari
BVMS
Intern
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. 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.
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Allison Schreffler
VMD
Intern
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. Judy Seltzer is board certified in veterinary dermatology. She is holding a small tan dog in her arms.
Judy Seltzer
BVetMed, MRCVS, DACVD
Dermatology
Judy Seltzer
BVetMed, MRCVS, DACVD
Board Certified in Veterinary Dermatology
Dermatology
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Dr. Judy Seltzer enjoys the challenge of managing long-term diseases and building a strong relationship with her clients and patients, many of whom she has seen for years. Her clinical interests include immune-mediated skin diseases and intradermal skin tests, which are still considered to be the gold standard for atopic dermatitis.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology
  • Residency, Dermatology, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Internship, Dermatology & Allergy, Red Bank Veterinary Hospital, Tinton Falls NJ
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, The Center for Specialized Veterinary Care, Westbury NY
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine, Royal Veterinary College, University of London, England
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Cornell University, Ithaca NY
Dr. Seltzer’s favorite pastimes include dining out, cooking, skiing and traveling. She has four cats: Katt, Kabuki, Huxley, named after a layer of the hair follicle, and Allie, rescued from a NYC alley.
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.
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Shannon Smith
MS, DVM
Intern
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.
Dr. Emma Stanley is board certified in veterinary internal medicine. She is seen here wth a black and brown dog.
Emma Stanley
DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)
Internal Medicine
Emma Stanley
DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)
Board Certified in Veterinary Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
Skilled in all aspects of internal medicine, Dr. Emma Stanley’s favorite disorders to manage include endocrinopathies, kidney disease, primary gastrointestinal (GI) disease and all aspects of feline internal medicine.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Small Animal Internal Medicine)
  • Residency, Small Animal Internal Medicine, Animal Medical Center, New York City
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, New York City
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, New York City
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Swarthmore College, PA
Dr. Stanley’s hobbies include long distance running, going to the beach, trying new Manhattan restaurants with her husband, and relaxing with cats Dinah, Amelia and Louie.
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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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Marc Weissman
DVM
Intern
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. Lauren Wiley is board certified in veterinary cardiology. She is sitting outside by a bridge with a white fluffy dog.
Lauren Wiley
VMD, DACVIM (Cardiology)
Cardiology
Lauren Wiley
VMD, DACVIM (Cardiology)
Board Certified in Veterinary Cardiology
Cardiology
Servicing Locations
Dr. Lauren Wiley says that she was born wanting to be a veterinarian but confirmed that decision at the age of 11 when she witnessed her miniature horse’s C-section. Her fascination for cardiology came when her first Portuguese water dog had a litter of puppies, five of whom didn’t survive because of a cardiomyopathy. She’s a huge fan of pacemakers, especially with paroxysmal complete atrioventricular blocks in cats, because they provide one of the few cardiac cures. Additionally, Dr. Wiley finds it gratifying to treat all forms of cardiomyopathies and to help guide pet owners through the stress of treating congestive heart failure. Two of her most recent research projects include a pathology study on the anatomy of the feline tricuspid valve and the use of isosorbide for the treatment of congestive heart failure.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Cardiology)
  • Residency, Cardiology, Animal Medical Center, New York City
  • Internship, Cardiology, Animal Medical Center, New York City
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Bachelor of Arts, Biochemistry, Smith College, Northampton MA
Away from the hospital, Dr. Wiley enjoys swimming, yoga and horseback riding with Jordan, her Arabian Morgan mare. She admits to really loving cats, and even crotchets sweaters for her three: Billie Jean and Beanface are both Devon rex, and Oksana Baiul is a Cornish rex. Genny is her Portuguese water dog who goes everywhere with her.
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
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.