Our Veterinarians

Dr. Kristen Annuziata is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Kristen Annunziata
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Kristen Annunziata
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Kristen Annunziata’s special interests in emergency medicine include laceration repairs, feline urethral obstructions, pain management, endocrine disease and toxicities.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, New York City NY
  • Clinical Rotation, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University, St. Kitts, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Penn State University, University Park PA
Outside of work, Dr. Annunziata loves traveling, interior decorating, photography and watching true crime television. She and her husband have a scruffy terrier mix named Enzo, and a sassy tabby cat named Queen B.
Dr. Carly Bloom is board certified in veterinary internal medicine. She is holding a white cat.
Carly Bloom
DVM, DACVIM
Internal Medicine
Carly Bloom
DVM, DACVIM
BluePearl Veterinarian
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.
Dr. Jennifer Bonczynski is board certified in veterinary surgery. She is holding an orange tabby cat.
Jennifer Bonczynski
DVM, DACVS
Surgery
Jennifer Bonczynski
DVM, DACVS
BluePearl Veterinarian
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, pericardiectomies, thoracic biopsies, 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.
Dr. Fiamma De Witte is a resident in our internal medicine service.
Fiamma De Witte
DVM
Internal Medicine
Fiamma De Witte
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Fiamma De Witte is especially interested in hepatic diseases, gastro-intestinal diseases, hematology and electrolyte disorders and infectious diseases. She is fluent in both Spanish and French.
  • Residency, Small Animal Internal Medicine, BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital, Levittown, PA
  • Residency, Large Animal Internal Medicine, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Internship, Equine Medicine & Surgery, Reid & Associates Equine Clinic, Wellington, FL
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Liege, Belgium
Dr. De Witte grew up in both Mexico and Belgium. When not working, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, engaging in sports (including dancing) and cultural activities. She has a daughter, a cat named Simone, two guinea pigs and a fish.
Dr. Clare Deming is board certified in canine and feline practice.
Clare Deming
DVM, DABVP (Canine & Feline Practice)
Emergency Medicine
Clare Deming
DVM, DABVP (Canine & Feline Practice)
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified Veterinary Practitioner (Canine & Feline Practice)
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Clare Deming has been working in emergency medicine for over 20 years and continues to be an active member of the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society since 2002. Intrigued by trauma and toxicity cases, she also finds soft tissue surgeries, repairing bite wounds and lacerations and feline medicine gratifying to perform.
  • Diplomate, American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Canine & Feline Practice)
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Garden State Veterinary Specialists, Tinton Falls, NJ
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, University of Maryland, College Park
Dr. Deming enjoys writing fiction, competing in fencing and triathlons and spending time with her husband and five cats.
Dr. Carey Hemmelgarn is board certified in veterinary emergency and critical care medicine. She is sitting next to a Rottweiler wearing a bow tie.
Carey Hemmelgarn
DVM, DACVECC
Critical Care
Carey Hemmelgarn
DVM, DACVECC
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
Critical Care
Servicing Locations
An experienced criticalist, Dr. Carey Hemmelgarn's particular clinical interests include polytrauma and septic patients.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
  • Residency, Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Oradell Animal Hospital, Paramus NJ
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Garden State Veterinary Specialists, Tinton Falls NJ
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, Pullman
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Utah State University, Logan
Dr. Hemmelgarn likes exercise, especially spinning and running outdoors, and she’s completed a number of half marathons. Married to another veterinarian, she and her husband have an active lifestyle and enjoy traveling. They have three pets, Rottweiler Louie and cats Ellie and Iggy.
Dr. Renee McDougall is a clinician in our surgery service.
Renee McDougall
DVM, MPH
Surgery
Renee McDougall
DVM, MPH
BluePearl Veterinarian
Surgery
Servicing Locations
Dr. Renee McDougall finds all aspects of surgery gratifying. She is particularly interested in orthopedic surgery, including arthroscopy, fracture repair and joint replacement therapy. She has been trained in minimally invasive surgery and soft tissue reconstructive techniques.
  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, The Animal Medical Center, Manhattan, NY
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, Veterinary Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Group, Annapolis Junction, MD
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, The Animal Medical Center, Manhattan, NY
  • Master of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • Bachelor of Arts, English, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Dr. McDougall lives with her significant other in Brooklyn and is looking forward to adopting an older shelter dog. She loves to run, visit new restaurants and try her hand at caring for new plants.
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Lucia Munoz
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Lucia Munoz
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Lucia Munoz is interested in dermatology and emergency medicine.
  • 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
When not at the hospital, Dr. Munoz enjoys running, hiking and spending time with family.
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Moiz Niaz
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Moiz Niaz
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Moiz Niaz worked in emergency medicine as an assistant, technician and now as a doctor. He enjoys using his skills to repair wounds and is also interested in animal behavior and illness assessment and treatment.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital, San Antonio, TX
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, UAF, Faisalabad, Pakistan
Dr. Niaz loves traveling and is an avid rock climber.
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
BluePearl Veterinarian
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, Small Animal 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
Emergency Medicine
Stephanie Park
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
A highly trained clinician, Dr. Stephanie Park is especially interested in wound repair and management, orthopedics and treating pain and anxiety.
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital, New York NY
  • 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
Dr. Park enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, rock climbing and traveling. She has a dog named Toby and blind cat named Pajeon.
Illustration of a silhouette of a figure with a stethoscope draped around their neck.
Ellen Scherer
DVM, DAVDC
Dentistry & Oral Surgery
Ellen Scherer
DVM, DAVDC
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Dentistry
Dentistry & Oral Surgery
Servicing Locations
Dr. Ellen Scherer finds jaw fractures and tumor resection particularly gratifying.
  • Diplomate, American Veterinary Dental College
  • Residency, Dentistry & 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 her husband, son and two cats: Hank and Squeaks.
Dr. Matthew is board certified in veterinary oncology. He is holding a gray rabbit wearing a bow tie.
Matthew Sherger
DVM, MS, DACVIM (Oncology)
Oncology
Matthew Sherger
DVM, MS, DACVIM (Oncology)
BluePearl Veterinarian
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.