Our Veterinarians

Suliman Al-Ghazlat
DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)
Internal Medicine
Suliman Al-Ghazlat
DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)
Board Certified in Small Animal Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Suliman Al-Ghazlat’s expertise is often sought for the treatment of patients with immune-mediated diseases. His other clinical interests include ultrasonography, ultrasound-guided needle biopsy and minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures. Prior to joining BluePearl, Dr. Al-Ghazlat was an assistant professor at the Jordan University of Science and Technology and a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Small Animal Internal Medicine)
  • Residency, Small Animal Internal Medicine, Animal Medical Center, NYC
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Purdue University, West Lafayette IN
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan
Dr. Al-Ghazlat spends time with his French bulldog, Hot Pocket, and his Siamese cat, Oren. He is an avid traveler and hiker.
Carly Bloom
DVM, DACVIM
Internal Medicine
Carly Bloom
DVM, DACVIM
Board Certified in Veterinary Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Carly Bloom particularly enjoys cases involving the urinary tract, anything from kidneys to bladder stones to incontinence. She also enjoys endocrinology, especially the management of diabetes mellitus in dogs and cats, and performing minimally invasive procedures such as endoscopy and cystoscopy.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
  • Residency, Small Animal Internal Medicine, Tufts University, North Grafton MA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Tufts University, North Grafton MA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca NY
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca NY
Dr. Bloom has two children and two cats who have traveled the world with her. She also has a hearty group of guppies.
Jennifer Bonczynski
DVM, DACVS
Surgery
Jennifer Bonczynski
DVM, DACVS
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery
Surgery
Servicing Locations
Dr. Jennifer Bonczynski's clinical interests include surgical oncology, minimally invasive surgery and interventional radiology. She is particularly skilled in thoracoscopic removal or treatment of lung masses and mediastinal masses, pericardectomies, thoracic biospies, laparoscopic abdominal exploratories, GI biopsies, cholecystectomies, adrenalectomies and gastropexies. Dr. Bonczynski is often sought out to remove masses that are deemed by others as not removable.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, Animal Medical Center, New York City
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Animal Medical Center, New York City
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing
Dr. Bonczynski is married and has two daughters. She enjoys golfing, gardening, hiking and distance running with the family. Family pets include cat Olaf and dogs Karo, and Nola.
Benjamin Davidson
BVSc, MANZCVSc, DACVECC
Critical Care
Benjamin Davidson
BVSc, MANZCVSc, DACVECC
Board Certified in Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
Critical Care
Servicing Locations
Originally from Australia, Dr. Benjamin Davidson enjoys all aspects of emergency and critical care but is especially interested in trauma, sepsis and pulmonary disease, including mechanical ventilation. Dr. Davidson also heads the hemodialsysis unit at the Paramus hospital. He performs all forms of extracorporeal treatments on dogs and cats including hemodialysis, charcoal hemoperfusion for toxin removal and therapeutic plasma exchange.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
  • Residency, Emergency & Critical Care, Tufts University, North Grafton MA
  • Member, Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Dr. Davidson is married and has two boys. He enjoys cooking, spending time with family and adventuring in the outdoors.
Andrea Eriksson
DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)
Cardiology
Andrea Eriksson
DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)
Board Certified in Veterinary Cardiology
Cardiology
Servicing Locations
Dr. Andrea Eriksson has a particular interest in refractory congestive heart failure, diagnostic imaging with echocardiography and interventional cardiology.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Cardiology)
  • Residency, Cardiology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Oregon State University, Corvallis
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Oregon State University, Corvallis
Dr. Eriksson enjoys singing, traveling, indoor cycling, running and learning Brazilian Portuguese. She also loves spending time with her husband and daughter.
Christian Eriksson
DVM, MS, DACVIM
Internal Medicine
Christian Eriksson
DVM, MS, DACVIM
Board Certified in Veterinary Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Christian Eriksson started his career as a microbiologist with the Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, with a keen interest in infectious diseases. Within his veterinary field, he has a particular interest in managing immune-mediated diseases, such as thrombocytopenia, Addison’s disease and immune-mediated hemolytic anemia, due to their favorable outcomes.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
  • Residency, Small Animal Internal Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center, Norwalk CT
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Master of Science, Cell Biology and Genetics, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Maryland, College Park
Dr. Eriksson enjoys soccer, playing the guitar and singing.
Tara Fetzer
DVM, DACVECC
Critical Care
Tara Fetzer
DVM, DACVECC
Board Certified in Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
Critical Care
Servicing Locations
Dr. Tara Fetzer has a particular interest in traumas and coagulopathies that require special blood product administration, as well as toxicities that may need special antidotes or supportive care.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
  • Residency, Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
  • Bachelor of Science, Large Animal Science, Delaware Valley College, Doylestown PA
  • Associate in Applied Science, Veterinary Technology, Northampton Community College, Bethlehem PA
Dr. Fetzer volunteers for a wide variety of animal rescue groups, as well as other charitable organizations including disaster relief for the American Red Cross. She loves hiking, mountain biking or spending time on the water. Her pets include calico cat Mya and puggle Gracie Mae.
Maris Lee
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Maris Lee
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
An experienced emergency clinician, Dr. Maris Lee finds gastric dilatation volvulus (GDV), heat stroke and vehicular trauma cases particularly rewarding.
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, Veterinary Surgical Centers, Vienna VA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Red Bank Veterinary Hospital, Hillsborough NJ
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca NY
  • Bachelor of Arts, Biology, Binghamton University, NY
Dr. Lee likes trying exotic cuisines, traveling, baking, trying to conquer the Japanese language and hiking with her dog Kuro, a lab mix who once ate a whole pot of curry and left no traces.
Thomas Monaco
DVM, DACVS-SA
Surgery
Thomas Monaco
DVM, DACVS-SA
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery-Small Animal
Surgery
Servicing Locations
Dr. Thomas Monaco is especially interested in orthopedic, oncologic and cardiothoracic surgeries and pain management. He has advanced training in minimally invasive surgery, including arthroscopy, laparoscopy, thoracoscopy and interventional radiology; and the multiple treatments for cranial cruciate ligament disease, to include tibial tuberosity advancement (TTA), tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO), lateral fabellar suture and tightrope.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons-Small Animal
  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, Veterinary Surgical Center, Vienna VA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Animal Medical Center, New York City
  • Clinical Rotation, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, St. George’s University, Grenada, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Georgetown University, Washington D.C.
An open water dive instructor, Dr. Monaco is an avid scuba diver. He also enjoys skiing and triathlons and has completed two full IRONMAN races. As a member of the Wildlife Conservation Society, he can often be found visiting local zoos and aquariums with his wife and son.
Ellen Scherer
DVM
Dentistry & Oral Surgery
Ellen Scherer
DVM
Dentistry & Oral Surgery
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Dr. Ellen Scherer finds jaw fractures and tumor resection particularly gratifying.
  • Residency, Dentistry and Oral Surgery, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Fifth Avenue Veterinary Specialists, New York City
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal and Veterinary Science, University of Rhode Island, Kingston
Dr. Scherer enjoys running, baking, cooking and reading. She shares her household with Hank, a domestic shorthaired cat.
Matthew Sherger
DVM, MS, DACVIM (Oncology)
Oncology
Matthew Sherger
DVM, MS, DACVIM (Oncology)
Board Certified in Veterinary Oncology
Oncology
Servicing Locations
Dr. Matthew Sherger was drawn to veterinary oncology because the field is evolving so rapidly. Within the field, he is interested in tumor immunology and finds palliative care particularly gratifying.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine - Oncology
  • Residency, Medical Oncology, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Master of Science, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, Animal Medical Center, New York NY
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Rutgers University, New Brunswick NJ
Dr. Sherger’s favorite place to be when not at work is the beach. He spends most of my free time with my wife, their dog Fallon and rabbit who is named The Professor because he thinks he's smarter than his humans.
Kathleen Strampfer
BVM&S
Emergency Medicine
Kathleen Strampfer
BVM&S
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Kathleen Strampfer's clinical interests include oncology emergencies as well as orthopedics and cardio-thoracic and immune-mediated diseases, especially the work-up, diagnosis and treatment of hemolytic anemia cases.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Atlantic Coast Veterinary Specialists, Bohemia NY
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine & Surgery, Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield CT
Dr. Strampfer loves to travel, and she enjoys listening to music, including all Bruce Springsteen, and hiking with her yellow lab mix, Wallace. Bo is her cat.
Debbie Yang
BVSc
Emergency Medicine
Debbie Yang
BVSc
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Debbie Yang enjoys all types of emergency procedures and surgeries, especially thoracocentesis and pericardiocentesis.
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, Memphis Veterinary Specialists, Cordova TN
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, Affiliated Veterinary Specialists, Maitland FL
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, New York Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center, Farmingdale
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of California, San Diego
Dr. Yang enjoys aerial yoga, traveling, eating and scuba diving. She has two intelligent, but naughty cats, Amazon and Chicken Nugget.

Technicians (VTS)

Lorena Lago
LVT, VTS (ECC)
Critical Care
Lorena Lago
LVT, VTS (ECC)
Veterinary Technician Specialist (Emergency & Critical Care)
Critical Care
Servicing Locations
Lorena loves to nurse patients who require the highest level of care, like septic patients and those requiring mechanical ventilation. Some of her favorite pastimes include outdoor activities, reading, watching television and planning her next vacation. Jax is her pit bull who loves doing tricks for cookies, chasing a ball, hiking and swimming.