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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
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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. Rachel Carlson is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Rachel Carlson
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Rachel Carlson
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
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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. John Farrelly is board certified in both veterinary oncology and radiation oncology.
John Farrelly
DVM, MS, DACVIM (Oncology), DACVR-RO
Oncology, Radiation Oncology
John Farrelly
DVM, MS, DACVIM (Oncology), DACVR-RO
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Oncology & Radiation Oncology
Oncology, Radiation Oncology
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Dr. John Farrelly stays active in his field as a professional journal editor and manuscript reviewer. He has chaired therapy groups, reviewed certification exams, instructed at Cornell University and, as a consultant, provided biostatistics services for veterinarians. Although there are a number of tumors that are challenging to treat, Dr. Farrelly finds nasal tumors fascinating because they are surrounded by critical structures, like the eyes and brain. In the past, treatment of these tumors often came with devastating side effects, but he has been able to watch and work with advances in technology, allowing for more rewarding treatment of these patients.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Radiology-Radiation Oncology
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology)
  • Residency, Radiation Oncology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • Residency, Medical Oncology, Animal Medical Center, NYC
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Animal Medical Center, NYC
  • Master of Science, Biostatistics, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • Bachelor of Arts, Classical Civilization, New York University, NYC
Married to his high school sweetheart, Dr. Farrelly and his wife have four children. The family enjoys sports, like skiing and snowboarding, and music. When time allows, Dr. Farrelly even plays the bagpipes. The four-legged members of the family include Kissy Murphy, a fun-loving mutt and Jasper, the cat, who runs the house.
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
Jeffrey Ganus
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
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. Marc Greenberg is board certified in small animal surgery.
Marc Greenberg
DVM, MS, DACVS-SA
Surgery
Marc Greenberg
DVM, MS, DACVS-SA
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery-Small Animal
Surgery
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Dr. Greenberg has a special interest in surgical oncology and reconstructive surgery. His orthopedic interests include fracture repair with internal fixation and cranial cruciate ligament stabilization techniques.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons-Small Animal
  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
  • Master of Science, Clinical Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists, Houston TX
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca NY
  • Bachelor of Science, Cornell University, Ithaca NY
Dr. Greenberg is an active volunteer with the NYC Medical Reserve Corps. He can also be found hiking, sea kayaking, running, skiing and cooking.
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Kristin Heft
DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)
Internal Medicine
Kristin Heft
DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Small Animal Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine
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Dr. Kristin Heft's clinical interests include endocrinology, immune-mediated disease and diseases of the urinary tract. She particularly enjoys integrating minimally invasive procedures, interventional endoscopy and stem cell therapy whenever possible.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Small Animal Internal Medicine)
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology and Natural Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
Dr. Heft's favorite pastimes include hiking, biking, photography and spending time with her daughter and husband, who is a veterinary ICU technician. The family’s pets include cats, ferrets, red-eared sliders and Dorra the yellow lab.
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.
Dr. Amanda LaPorte is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Amanda LaPorte
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Amanda LaPorte
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
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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.
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Jasmine Lee
VMD, DACVECC
Critical Care
Jasmine Lee
VMD, DACVECC
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
Critical Care
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Before veterinary school, Dr. Jasmine Lee worked as a veterinary technician for several years and fell in love with emergency and critical care cases. She prides herself on providing excellent patient care and developing strong relationships with every client and patient. Her professional interests include trauma, fluids and electrolytes, toxins and postoperative care.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
  • Residency, Small Animal Emergency & Critical Care, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, New York, NY
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Animal Medical Center, New York, NY
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Bachelor of Arts, Biology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Dr. Lee has a cat named Tonks who has been with her since her third year of vet school.
Dr. Sara Lefman is board certified in veterinary emergency and critical care medicine.
Sara Lefman
DVM, DACVECC
Critical Care
Sara Lefman
DVM, DACVECC
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
Critical Care
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Dr. Sara Lefman’s particular clinical interests include treatment of sepsis, toxins and electrolyte disorders.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
  • Residency, Emergency & Critical Care, Animal Medical Center, New York City
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing
  • Bachelor of Science, Pre-veterinary and Animal Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Dr. Lefman enjoys distance running, exploring New York City, and hiking with her Rhodesian ridgeback Nola. She also has two cats, Sparta and Simon.
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Michaël Lora-Michiels
DVM, MS, DACVR
Diagnostic Imaging
Michaël Lora-Michiels
DVM, MS, DACVR
BluePearl Veterinarian
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. Jonathan Munoz is a clinician in our emergency medicine service.
Jonathan Munoz
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Jonathan Munoz
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
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As an emergency clinician, Dr. Jonathan Munoz’s particular interests include gastroenteropathy, endocrine diseases and unblocking cats with urethral obstructions.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital, New York City
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY
Dr. Munoz enjoys walking his dog, traveling, bowling, going to the beach, watching movies and spending time with his family and friends.
Dr. Stephanie Reabel is a resident in our anesthesiology and pain management service.
Stephanie Reabel
MS, DVM
Anesthesiology & Pain Management
Stephanie Reabel
MS, DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Anesthesiology & Pain Management
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Dr. Stephanie Reabel finds anesthesia for emergent procedures and for patients with cardiovascular diseases the most gratifying to perform.
  • Residency, Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, VCA Hollywood Animal Hospital, Hollywood, FL
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Guelph, ON, Canada
  • Master of Science, Veterinary Parasitology, University of Guelph, ON, Canada
  • Bachelor of Science, Biomedical Sciences, University of Guelph, ON, Canada
Dr. Reabel enjoys traveling, swimming, playing hockey, snowboarding and spending time with her dog, Bella, and two cats, Tila and Nacho.
Dr. Timothy Rocha is board certified in veterinary oncology. He is holding two dogs.
Timothy Rocha
DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)
Oncology
Timothy Rocha
DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Oncology
Oncology
Servicing Locations
Dr. Tim Rocha is interested in all areas of medical oncology, particularly lymphoma.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology)
  • Residency, Medical Oncology, Animal Medical Center, New York, NY
  • Internship, Animal Medical Center, New York, NY
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Bachelor of Arts, Harvard College, Cambridge, MA
Dr. Rocha is married to a veterinarian and enjoys spending time with his large family, which includes many people and several dogs and cats.
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
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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.
Dr. Sarah Stephan is a veterinarian in our neurology service. She is holding a black, orange and white cat.
Sarah Stephan
DVM
Neurology, Neurosurgery
Sarah Stephan
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Neurology, Neurosurgery
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Dr. Sarah Stephan is a dedicated clinician with a particular passion for managing autoimmune diseases and helping dogs with intervertebral disc disease. She also enjoys teaching and explaining neurologic concepts to both veterinary students and pet owners.
  • Residency, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • Internship, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Auburn University, AL
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Oradell Animal Hospital, Paramus, NJ
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, North Grafton, MA
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Kentucky, Lexington
  • Bachelor of Science, Biological Anthropology & Anatomy, Duke University, Durham, NC
When not working, Dr. Stephan enjoys hiking and art museums. She has two cats that make staying cozy at home another wonderful way to spend time.
Dr. Thao Vo is a clinician in our neurology service.
Thao Vo
DVM
Neurology
Thao Vo
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Neurology
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Dr. Thao Vo enjoys the problem-solving involved in neurology and finding the solutions that work best for each patient. Dr. Vo is particularly interested in spinal surgeries for disc herniations and subarachnoid diverticula. She finds it gratifying to inform owners of all possible options for their pets’ care.
  • Residency, Neurology, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Internship, Neurology, Auburn University, AL
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Auburn University, AL
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Georgia State University, Atlanta
Dr. Vo enjoys painting, drawing, watching documentaries, running, and exploring New York City. Any day that Dr. Vo sees a pug in clothes (or any pug in general) is a great day!
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)
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Cardiology
Cardiology
Servicing Locations
Dr. Lauren Wiley finds it gratifying to treat all forms of cardiomyopathies and to help guide pet owners through the stress of treating congestive heart failure. Her greatest joys are treating feline patients and performing interventional procedures.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Cardiology)
  • Residency, Cardiology, Animal Medical Center, New York, NY
  • Internship, Cardiology, Animal Medical Center, New York, NY
  • 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.

Technicians (VTS)

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Rosemary Calderon
LVT, VTS (Oncology)
Oncology
Rosemary Calderon
LVT, VTS (Oncology)
Veterinary Technician Specialist (Oncology)
Oncology
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Rosemary says she “sort of fell into” the field of oncology 15 years ago and found a calling to help pets defeat cancer. She is particularly interested in radiation therapy and loves using the linear accelerator. Rosemary enjoys reading, traveling, and her quirky pets, Chester Cheeto Lay and Swizzle Stix.