Our vets.

Jill Abraham

VMD, DACVD
Board Certified in Veterinary Dermatology

Dermatology

On The Job

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.

Education

  • 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

Off Duty

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.

Rosemary Calderon

LVT, VTS (Oncology)
Veterinary Technician Specialist (Oncology)

Oncology

On The Job

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.

Rachel Carlson

DVM

Emergency Medicine

On The Job

Dr. Rachel Carlson is especially interested in acute trauma, wound management and all aspects of critical care.

Education

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Central Florida, Orlando

Off Duty

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.

Megan Davis

DVM

Emergency Medicine

On The Job

Dr. Megan Davis has performed research in canine nutrition associated with dilated cardiomyopathy. She is most interested in cardiovascular and metabolic emergencies.

Education

  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Veterinary Medical Center of Long Island, West Islip, NY
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, North Grafton, MA
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology and Anthropology, Tufts University, Medford, MA

Off Duty

Dr. Davis enjoys cooking, exploring new travel destinations and spending time with friends and her cat.

Publications & Articles

Francesca DiFroscia

DVM

Emergency Medicine

On The Job

Dr. Francesca DiFroscia enjoys working in emergency medicine as it incorporates all aspects of specialty medicine under a high-pressure situation and requires a team effort and a bond with the supporting staff to achieve the same goal, the well-being and advocacy for her patients’ health. Dr. DiFroscia is most interested in dermatology as these cases can be frustrating to manage, but she finds it highly rewarding when a pet responds to treatment and feels much better.

Education

  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital, New York City
  • Clinical Rotation, Tufts University, North Grafton, MA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University, St. Kitts & Nevis, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Arts, Biological Science, Pace University, New York City, NY

Off Duty

Dr. DiFroscia enjoys spending time outdoors exploring with her dog, Barnes, and cuddling up with her three cats, Moe, Marvin and Chunky.

John Farrelly

DVM, MS, DACVIM (Oncology), DACVR-RO
Board Certified in Veterinary Oncology & Radiation Oncology

Oncology
Radiation Oncology

On The Job

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.

Education

  • 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, New York, NY
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Animal Medical Center, New York, NY
  • 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, NY

Off Duty

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.

Jeffrey Ganus

DVM

Emergency Medicine

On The Job

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.

Education

  • 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

Off Duty

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.

Marc Greenberg

DVM, MS, DACVS-SA
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery-Small Animal

Surgery

On The Job

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.

Education

  • 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

Off Duty

Dr. Greenberg is an active volunteer with the NYC Medical Reserve Corps. He can also be found hiking, sea kayaking, running, skiing and cooking.

Publications & Articles

Kristin Heft

DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)
Board Certified in Small Animal Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine

On The Job

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.

Education

  • 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

Off Duty

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.

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.

Jasmine Lee

VMD, DACVECC
Board Certified in Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care

Critical Care

On The Job

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.

Education

  • 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

Off Duty

Dr. Lee has a cat named Tonks who has been with her since her third year of vet school.

Publications & Articles

Sara Lefman

DVM, DACVECC
Board Certified in Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care

Critical Care

On The Job

Dr. Sara Lefman’s particular clinical interests include treatment of sepsis, toxins and electrolyte disorders.

Education

  • 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

Off Duty

Dr. Lefman enjoys distance running, exploring New York City, and hiking with her Rhodesian ridgeback Nola. She also has two cats, Sparta and Simon.

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

Lucia Munoz

DVM

On The Job

Dr. Lucia Munoz is interested in dermatology and emergency medicine.

Education

  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital, Midtown, NY
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Western University of Health Services, Pomona CA
  • Associate of Science, Veterinary Technology, Penn Foster, Scottsdale AZ
  • Bachelor of Arts, Biological & Chemical Sciences, Wells College, Aurora NY

Off Duty

When not at the hospital, Dr. Munoz enjoys running, hiking and spending time with family.

Candice Phipps

DVM

On The Job

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.

Education

  • 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

Off Duty

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.

Stephanie Reabel

MS, DVM

On The Job

Dr. Stephanie Reabel finds anesthesia for emergent procedures and for patients with cardiovascular diseases the most gratifying to perform.

Education

  • 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

Off Duty

Dr. Reabel enjoys traveling, swimming, playing hockey, snowboarding and spending time with her dog, Bella, and two cats, Tila and Nacho.

Publications & Articles

Timothy Rocha

DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)
Board Certified in Veterinary Oncology

Oncology

On The Job

Dr. Tim Rocha is interested in all areas of medical oncology, particularly lymphoma.

Education

  • 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

Off Duty

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

Megan L. Schnuelle

DVM

On The Job

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

Education

  • 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.

Gretchen Singletary

DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)
Board Certified in Veterinary Cardiology

Cardiology

On The Job

Dr. Gretchen Singletary is particularly interested in novel treatments for heart failure.

Education

  • 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

Off Duty

Dr. Singletary enjoys traveling, photography and music.

Sarah Stephan

DVM

Neurology
Neurosurgery

On The Job

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.

Education

  • 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

Off Duty

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.

Thao Vo

DVM

Neurology
Neurosurgery

On The Job

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.

Education

  • 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

Off Duty

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!

Lauren Wiley

VMD, DACVIM (Cardiology)
Board Certified in Veterinary Cardiology

Cardiology

On The Job

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.

Education

  • 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

Off Duty

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.

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.