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Our Veterinarians

Dr. Rachel Carlson is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Rachel Carlson
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Rachel Carlson
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
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. 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. 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. 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
BluePearl Veterinarian
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. 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
Servicing Locations
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. 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
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Dermatology
Dermatology
Servicing Locations
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 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. Emma Stanley is board certified in veterinary internal medicine. She is seen here wth a black and brown dog.
Emma Stanley
VMD, DACVIM (SAIM)
Internal Medicine
Emma Stanley
VMD, DACVIM (SAIM)
BluePearl Veterinarian
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.
Illustration of a silhouette of a figure with a stethoscope draped around their neck.
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
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. 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.