Our vets.

Peter Arena

DVM
On the job

Dr. Peter Arena is a small animal medicine & surgery intern. His clinical interests include dermatology, diagnostic imaging and dermatopathology. 

Education
  • Clinical Rotation, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, St. George’s University, Grenada, West Indies
Off duty

Dr. Arena is a first-generation American as his father immigrated from Sicily, Italy. In his free time, he loves intramural sports (specifically football and volleyball), videogames (Pokémon) and hiking. He has an orange cat named Stromboli and a shih tzu named Layla. Fun fact about Dr. Arena: he collects sports jerseys and currently has over 120 jerseys across all sports. 

Laura Gibeon

VMD

Emergency Medicine
On the job

Dr. Laura Gibeon enjoys all aspects of emergency medicine.

Education
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, England
Off duty

Dr. Gibeon enjoys rock climbing, skiing and time with her family, which includes two cats, Sponge and Schmutzig.

Grant Gilbert

VMD
On the job

Dr. Grant Gilbert is a small animal medicine & surgery intern. His clinical interests include ophthalmology, endocrinology and exotic companion animals.

Education
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Cornell University, Ithaca
Off duty

Dr. Gilbert is a born and raised New Yorker and has two mini Aussies that run his home. He’s a classically trained oboist and is obsessed with guinea pigs and capybaras.

Sahara Jafferally

DVM
On the job

Dr. Sahara Jafferally is a small animal medicine & surgery intern. Her clinical interests include soft tissue and orthopedic surgical procedures.

Education
  • Clinical Rotation, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, St. George’s University, Grenada, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Veterinary and Biomedical Science, Pennsylvania State University, University Park
Off duty

Dr. Jafferally is originally from Texas, was a figure skater and played the viola. She has two tuxedo cats named Annie and Winnie.

Valentin Janvier

DVM, DACVR
On the job

Dr. Valentin Janvier particularly enjoys advanced cross-sectional imaging, especially neuro-imaging.

Education
  • 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
Off duty

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.

Sabrina Katz

VMD

Emergency Medicine
On the job

Dr. Sabrina Katz values the importance of calm communication and empathy with her emergency clients. Her medical interests include trauma, toxins, emergency surgery, and neurologic emergencies.

Education
  • 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
Off duty

In her spare time, Dr. Katz likes running, biking, hiking, spending time in nature, reading, enjoying family time and taking care of her many plants.

Michaël Lora-Michiels

DVM, MS, DACVR
On the job

Dr. Michaël Lora-Michiels previously worked as a family veterinarian in Bogota, Colombia. He enjoys all aspects of diagnostic imaging.

Education
  • 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

Genevieve Mak

DVM, DACVIM
Board Certified in Veterinary Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine
On the job

Trained in all aspects of internal medicine, Dr. Genevieve Mak especially enjoys performing procedures such as endoscopies, rhinoscopies, bronchoscopies, and ultrasound-guided fine needle aspirates.

Education
  • 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
Off duty

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 genres. She has two cats, Kon and Donatella.

Monisha Murarka

MLAS, DVM
On the job

Dr. Monisha Murarka is a small animal medicine & surgery intern. Her clinical interests include surgical procedures, gastrointestinal diseases, endocrine diseases and foreign body ingestions. 

Education
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Minneapolis
  • Master of Laboratory Animal Science, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
  • Bachelor of Science, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Off duty

Dr. Murarka enjoys traveling, being outdoors and spending time with family and friends. She has one dog named Buddy.

Publications and articles

Megan L. Schnuelle

DVM, DACVAA
Board Certified in Veterinary Anesthesia & Analgesia

Anesthesiology & Pain Management
On the job

Dr. Megan Schnuelle’s professional interests include emergency medicine, gastrointestinal diseases, neurology, orthopedics, and pain management.

Education
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Anesthesia & Analgesia
  • Residency, Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Internship, Equine Medicine, Cornell Ruffian Equine Specialists, Elmont, NY
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University, AL
  • Bachelor of Science, Biomedical Sciences, Troy University, AL
Off duty

Dr. Schnuelle enjoys hiking and is looking forward to exploring more of the northeast. She has a German shepherd dog named Bear and a cat named Albus.

Judy Seltzer

BVetMed, MRCVS, DACVD
Board Certified in Veterinary Dermatology

Dermatology
On the job

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 allergic skin disease and immune-mediated skin diseases. She enjoys performing intradermal skin tests, which are still considered to be the gold standard.

Education
  • 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
  • Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine, Royal Veterinary College, University of London, England
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Off duty

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.

Sayre Sundberg

BVM&S

Emergency Medicine
On the job

Dr. Sayre Sundberg is most interested in emergency medicine, specifically electrolyte imbalances, toxicology and cardiology.

Education
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine & Surgery, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Bachelor of Art, Art History, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
Off duty

Dr. Sundberg enjoys contemporary art, playing piano, skydiving and lounging with her two native New York felines, Rioja and Semicolon.

Eric Taite

DVM
On the job

Dr. Eric Taite is a small animal medicine & surgery intern. He is particularly interested in emergency medicine.

Education
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, St. George’s University, Grenada, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Zoology, California State Polytechnic University-Humboldt, Arcata, CA
Off duty

Dr. Taite has a rescue beagle/foxhound mix named Jaxon. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his girlfriend who is a pediatrician, staying active and finishing down the day in the gym. He is certified in the Human-Animal Bond by the North American Veterinary Community.

David Wohlstadter

DVM, CCRT
On the job

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.

Education
  • 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
Off duty

Dr. Wohlstadter is married to a veterinarian and enjoys spending time with his large family, which includes many people, many dogs and many cats.

Tannaz Zafarnia

MS, DVM
On the job

Dr. Tannaz Zafarnia is a small animal medicine & surgery intern. Her clinical interests include nutrition, gastrointestinal disease and soft tissue disease.

Education
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY
  • Master of Science, Global Affairs, New York University, NY
  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science & Psychology, Baruch College, New York, NY
Off duty

Dr. Zafarnia has two cats, a tortoiseshell named Tala and a Siamese mix named Taro. She loves traveling abroad and looks forward to whale-watching season throughout the New York Bight every year.