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
Board Certified in Veterinary Dermatology
Dermatology
Servicing Locations
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. Aparna Arun is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Aparna Arun
DVM
Intern
Dr. Aparna Arun is a small animal medicine and 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.
  • 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. Tara Bellis is board certified in veterinary emergency and critical care medicine. She is holding a black dog in her arms.
Tara Bellis
BVetMed, MRCVS, DACVECC
Critical Care
Tara Bellis
BVetMed, MRCVS, DACVECC
Board Certified in Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
Critical Care
Servicing Locations
Dr. Tara Bellis' particular interests include sepsis, respiratory disease, fluid therapy, mechanical ventilation, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and transfusion medicine.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
  • Residency, Emergency & Critical Care, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, New York City
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, The Royal Veterinary College, Hatfield, UK
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine, The Royal Veterinary College, Hatfield, UK
Dr. Bellis loves travel, photography and painting. A fan of the outdoors, she likes running, hiking, water sports and walking her dog, mixed breed Chase.
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.
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Zachary Brett
DVM
Intern
Dr. Zachary Brett is a small animal medicine and surgery intern with a special interest in emergency procedures.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca NY
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook NY
Dr. Brett likes to travel, exercise and play video or board games.
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. Jenna Charles is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Jenna Charles
DVM
Intern
Dr. Jenna Charles is a small animal medicine and surgery intern. She is particularly interested in neurology and endocrine diseases.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
Dr. Charles likes exploring Central Park with her rescue dog Jax.
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. Christine Choe is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Christine Choe
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Dr. Christine Choe's clinical interests include traumatic injuries and pain management associated with trauma, and she finds urethral obstructions in cats and dogs to be very satisfying cases.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Animal Medical Center, New York City
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, North Grafton MA
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Cornell University, Ithaca NY
Dr. Choe’s likes searching for every restaurant in Brooklyn that will allow her to eat on the patio with dogs Hagrid and Ronald Pablo. She also enjoys Home and Garden TV, shopping and coffee.
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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. Katherine Crook is board certified in veterinary neurology. She is holding a black cat.
Katherine Crook
DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)
Neurology, Neurosurgery
Katherine Crook
DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)
Board Certified in Veterinary Neurology
Neurology, Neurosurgery
Servicing Locations
Dr. Katherine Crook enjoys the challenge and puzzle of localizing a lesion. During her residency, she received extensive training in spinal and brain surgeries, and these procedures remain her particular favorites.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Neurology)
  • Residency, Neurology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh Internship, Neurology, VCA Shoreline Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center, Shelton CT
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, VCA Darien Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center, Norwalk CT
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville Bachelor of Science, Biology and German, Sewanee: The University of the South, Sewanee TN
With a Swedish husband, Dr. Crook enjoys traveling across the Atlantic and speaking fluent German. An avid runner, she has trained for and completed many half marathons. The couple has a cat named Jesper Fredrick.
Dr. Meredith Daly is board certified in veterinary emergency and critical care medicine. She is hugging a long-haired black dog.
Meredith Daly
VMD, DACVECC
Critical Care
Meredith Daly
VMD, DACVECC
Board Certified in Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
Critical Care
Servicing Locations
Dr. Meredith Daly has conducted clinical research involving glycemic control in critically ill animals.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Residency, Emergency and Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Internship, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Dr. Karen Dangieri is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Karen Dangieri
DVM
Intern
Dr. Karen Dangieri is a small animal medicine and surgery intern with a special interest in diagnostic imaging.
  • Clinical Rotation, Purdue University, West Lafayette IN
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University, St. Kitts & Nevis, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Rockford College, IL
Dr. Dangieri enjoys horseback riding and walking her two dogs, Oscar and Panda.
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
Board Certified in Veterinary Oncology & Radiation Oncology
Oncology, Radiation Oncology
Servicing Locations
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. Jean Ferreri is board certified in veterinary internal medicine. She is holding a cat in her arms.
Jean Ferreri
DVM, DACVIM
Internal Medicine
Jean Ferreri
DVM, DACVIM
Board Certified in Veterinary Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Jean Ferreri is skilled in all aspects of internal medicine. She's one of the original team members at BluePearl in New York City.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Residency, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA
  • Internship, Oradell Animal Hospital, Paramus NJ
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca NY
  • Bachelor of Science, Cornell University, Ithaca NY
Dr. Alena Ferrigno is a doctor in our emergency service.
Alena Ferrigno
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Dr. Alena Ferrigno enjoys all aspects of emergency medicine.
  • Internship, Dermatology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine, Surgery & Emergency, Veterinary Emergency and Referral Group, Brooklyn NY
  • Clinical Rotation, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, St. Matthew’s University, Grand Cayman
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, St. Matthew’s University, Grand Cayman
Dr. Ferrigno enjoys being active, traveling, going to the movies and finding new favorite restaurants. She has a Cavalier King Charles spaniel named Wes and a cat named Anderson.
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. Justin Fraser is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Justin Fraser
DVM
Intern
Dr. Justin Fraser is a small animal medicine and surgery intern with a special interest in cardiology cases.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Dr. Fraser likes horror movies, college and professional football, and country music.
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. Marc Greenberg is board certified in small animal surgery.
Marc Greenberg
DVM, MS, DACVS-SA
Surgery
Marc Greenberg
DVM, MS, DACVS-SA
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery-Small Animal
Surgery
Servicing Locations
Dr. Greenberg is a medical director of the New York BluePearl hospitals. He 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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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.
Dr. Lisa Hann is board certified in small animal internal medicine. She is holding a tabby cat in her arms.
Lisa Hann
DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)
Internal Medicine
Lisa Hann
DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)
Board Certified in Small Animal Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Lisa Hann enjoys all aspects of the often complex nature of internal medicine, but she is especially interested in respiratory diseases (nasal and lower airway), blood and immune disorders, and gastrointestinal diseases.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Small Animal Internal Medicine)
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, New York City
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, St. George’s University, Grenada, West Indies
Dr. Hann enjoys yoga, hiking, and good food and wine. She lives with her husband, two rambunctious cats Frankie and Penne Pasta, and a gloriously fluffy chow chow named Bilbo Baggins.
Dr. Jennie Kim is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Jennie Kim
DVM
Intern
Dr. Jennie Kim is a small animal medicine and surgery intern. Her particular interests include neurologic and endocrine diseases.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan
  • Bachelor of Science, Physiology and Neuroscience, University of California, San Diego
Dr. Kim’s favorite pastimes include running, working out and cooking Korean food. She has a yorkie who loves going to the park and beach.
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. Andrew Kyles is board certified in veterinary surgery. He is holding an orange tabby cat.
Andrew Kyles
BVM&S, PhD, DACVS
Surgery
Andrew Kyles
BVM&S, PhD, DACVS
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery
Surgery
Servicing Locations
Before joining BluePearl, Dr. Andrew Kyles was a lecturer in small animal surgery at the University of Georgia and assistant professor, associate professor and finally chief of small animal surgery at the University of California at Davis.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • Residency, Surgery, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Bristol, Bristol UK
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Glasgow University, Scotland
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.
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Jasmine Lee
VMD
Critical Care
Dr. Jasmine Lee is a resident in our emergency and critical care service
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Dr. Lee enjoys a good cup of coffee, curling up with a good book and live music shows. Tonks is her cat who hides in obscure places and wakes up her owner at 5am when she’s bored.
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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. Morgan Maisel is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Morgan Maisel
MPH, DVM
Intern
Dr. Morgan Maisel is a small animal medicine and surgery intern with a particular interest in diagnostic medicine.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
  • Master of Public Health, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
  • Bachelor of Science, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Rochester, NY
Dr. Maisel is a New Jersey native. Some of her favorite pastimes include weightlifting, watching football, reading and trying new coffee shops.
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Kristin Manning
DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)
Internal Medicine
Kristin Manning
DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)
Board Certified in Small Animal Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Kristin Manning's clinical interests include endocrinology, immune-mediated disease and diseases of the urinary tract. She particularly enjoys integrating minimally invasive procedures, interventional endocscopy 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. Manning'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. Gretchen McLinden is a small animal medicine and surgery intern. She is with a large white dog with a cone around it's neck.
Gretchen McLinden
DVM
Intern
Dr. Gretchen McLinden is a small animal medicine and surgery intern with a particular interest in oncology.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, North Grafton MA
  • Bachelor of Science, Pre-Veterinary Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Cooking and traveling are two of Dr. McLinden’s favorite pastimes. Shenzi is her tortoise-shell calico cat.
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. Nicole Pacifico is board certified in veterinary internal medicine. She is holding a dog in her arms.
Nicole Pacifico
DVM, DACVIM
Internal Medicine
Nicole Pacifico
DVM, DACVIM
Board Certified in Veterinary Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Nicole Pacifico loves all of internal medicine, but has a particular interest in the treatment of gastrointestinal disease.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Residency, Internal Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames
  • Residency, Small Animal Internal Medicine, Angell Animal Medical Center, Boston MA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Angell Animal Medical Center, Boston MA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University, St. Kitts & Nevis, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Pennsylvania State University, State College
Dr. Pacifico spends most of her time with friends and family, including her dog Romney. She also enjoys traveling, loves spending time at the beach and is an avid runner.
Dr. Stephanie Park is an intern in our surgery service. She is with a white dog and has a ferret on her shoulder.
Stephanie Park
DVM
Surgery
Dr. Stephanie Park is an intern in our surgery service. She particularly enjoys soft tissue emergencies, and exotic and wildlife care.
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, Aspen Meadow Veterinary Specialists, Longmont CO
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Red Bank Veterinary Hospital, Tinton Falls NJ
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca NY
  • Bachelor of Science, Psychology, Stony Brook University, NY
Some of Dr. Park’s favorite pastimes include drawing, rock/tree climbing, reading and playing with her dog Toby Ramen.
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.
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Jonathan Riccio
DVM
Intern
Dr. Jonathan Riccio is a small animal medicine and surgery intern with a special interest in diagnostic imaging, especially ultrasound.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ontario Veterinary College, Ontario, Canada
  • Bachelor of Science, Agriculture, West Virginia University, Morgantown
Dr. Riccio has two dogs, Luca and Ethel, with whom he likes watching Netflix. Traveling and exploring new places are two other favorite activities.
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)
Board Certified in Veterinary Oncology
Oncology
Servicing Locations
Dr. Tim Rocha is the co-medical director of our New York Midtown hospital. He has been named by New York Magazine one of New York City’s best veterinary specialists. While in residency training, he received the Connie Leifer Memorial Award for his research in urinary bladder cancer in dogs.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology)
  • Residency, Medical Oncology, Animal Medical Center, New York City
  • Internship, Animal Medical Center, New York City
  • 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. 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. Amber Shamburger is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Amber Shamburger
DVM
Intern
Dr. Amber Shamburger is a small animal medicine and surgery intern with a special interest in diagnostic imaging.
  • Clinical Rotation, Auburn University, AL
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, St. George’s University, Grenada, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Arts, Biology, State University of New York, Albany
Movies and travel are two of Dr. Shamburger’s hobbies. She has a cat named Luna.
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.
Dr. Suresh Singh is a small animal medicine and surgery intern. He is posing in a tree with a backpack.
Suresh Singh
DVM
Intern
Dr. Suresh Singh is a small animal medicine and surgery intern and is particularly interested in surgery.
  • Clinical Rotation, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University, St. Kitts & Nevis, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Veterinary Technology, Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry NY
Dr. Singh likes scuba diving and showing his mates why New York pizza is supreme.
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)
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.
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Carl Smola
MA, DVM
Surgery
Dr. Carl Smola is an intern in our surgery service. His clinical interests include orthopedic, oncologic and neurologic surgeries, as well as early correction of congenital disorders.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Animal Medical Center, New York City
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, TN
  • Master of Agriculture, Animal Sciences, Auburn University, AL
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Sciences, Auburn University, AL
Dr. Smola enjoys watching and playing any sport, traveling, kayaking, hiking, and exploring NYC with his wife.
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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.
Dr. Kimberly Terry is an intern in our diagnostic imaging service.
Kimberly Terry
DVM
Diagnostic Imaging
Dr. Kimberly Terry is an intern in our radiology service with a special interest in heart failure and respiratory diseases.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Seattle Veterinary Specialists, WA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis
  • Bachelor of Science, Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology, University of California, Davis
Dr. Terry is a trained aerialist, primarily on aerial silks, and enjoys training, performing and teaching circus arts. Apple is her golden retriever.
Dr. Ashley Tinsley is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Ashlei Tinsley
DVM
Intern
Dr. Ashlei Tinsley is a small animal medicine and surgery intern. Her clinical interests include emergency and critical care medicine, especially thoracic and blunt trauma.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Syracuse University, NY
Long walks with dogs Wyatt and Winston keep Dr. Tinsley busy. She also likes trying new foods and strength training.
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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.
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Harry Weatherson
BVetMed, MRCVS
Emergency Medicine
Harry Weatherson
BVetMed, MRCVS
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
After working as a primary care veterinarian in both the U.S. and the U.K. and completing an internship, Dr. Harry Weatherson is an emergency and critical care resident. His particular clinical interests include trauma and toxicities.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Animal Medical Center, New York City
  • Member, Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine, Royal Veterinary College, UK
Dr. Weatherson has volunteered his veterinary skills at an outreach clinic in Botswana. He enjoys socializing with friends, traveling and exploring NYC. He has an adopted dog named Maximus.
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. Elizabeth Wolf is an emergency medicine veterinarian. She is hugging a golden retriever.
Elizabeth Wolf
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Prior vet school, Dr. Elizabeth Wolf helped conduct multiple sclerosis research at hospitals in Boston. She enjoys all aspects of emergency medicine.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, New York City
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Bachelor of Arts, Middlebury College, Middlebury VT
Dr. Wolf enjoys time with Casey, her golden Retriever, skiing, hiking and running.
Dr. Lindsay Wright is a small animal medicine and surgery intern. She is holding a dog in her arms with the ocean in the background.
Lindsay Wright
DVM
Intern
Dr. Lindsay Wright is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
  • Clinical Rotation, Auburn University, AL
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, St. George’s University, Grenada, West Indies
  • Some of Dr. Wright’s favorite pastimes include backpacking, hiking, rock climbing and playing chess. She has a dog named Livy.
Some of Dr. Wright’s favorite pastimes include backpacking, hiking, rock climbing and playing chess. She has a dog named Livy.
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.

Technicians (VTS)

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Rosemary Calderon
LVT, VTS (Oncology)
Oncology
Rosemary Calderon
LVT, VTS (Oncology)
Veterinary Technician Specialist (Oncology)
Oncology
Servicing Locations
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.
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