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 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'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.
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 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.
Board Certified in Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
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 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.
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. 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.