Our Veterinarians

Kristen Annunziata
DVM
Veterinarian Associate
Dr. Kristen Annunziata is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
  • Clinical Rotation, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University, St. Kitts & Nevis, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Pennsylvania State University, University Park
Dr. Annunziata enjoys beach time, shopping and photography. Enzo is her island dog and Queen B is her tabby cat.
Ira Balea
MVB
Veterinarian Associate
Dr. Ira Balea is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Bachelor of Arts, Art History, Whitman College, Walla Walla WA
Dr. Balea decompresses by running while listening to music. She’s a fan of New York City’s food scene and likes to try cooking the dishes at home.
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.
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.
Grace Chen
BVSc
Veterinarian Associate
Dr. Grace Chen is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Queensland, Australia
  • Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Dr. Chen likes running and horseback riding. She also enjoys decorating cakes. In addition to English, Dr. Chen is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.
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.
Lucy Chou
DVM
Surgery
Dr. Lucy Chou is an intern in our surgery service.
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, Veterinary Surgical Centers, Vienna & Leesburg VA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Animal Medical Center, New York City
  • Clinical Rotation, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University, St. Kitts & Nevis, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, New York University, New York
Dr. Chou enjoys going on culinary explorations, snowboarding and traveling. Her furry family member is a Lhasa apso named Buster.
Alexis Cistola
DVM, DACVIM
Internal Medicine
Alexis Cistola
DVM, DACVIM
Board Certified in Veterinary Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Alexis Cistola is particularly interested in endocrine diseases and gastroenterology. Her residency research focused on canine diabetes mellitus and continuous glucose monitoring systems. She finds endoscopic foreign body removal particularly rewarding, and she’s removed various objects from the stomach, throat, nose and even the lungs of cats and dogs.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
  • Residency, Small Animal Internal Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Animal Medical Center, New York City
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Florida, Gainesville
An avid Florida Gator football fan, Dr. Cistola also enjoys fine dining, scuba diving, running and traveling with her husband. They have a wire-haired dachshund named Boudin and a Spinone Italiano named Spalding.
Alison Cornell
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Alison Cornell
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Alison Cornell's favorite emergencies to treat are endocrine crises, like diabetic ketoacidosis and Addisonian crisis patients.
  • Internship, Carolina Veterinary Specialists, Charlotte NC
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Atlantic Veterinary College, Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Dr. Cornell loves horseback riding. She also enjoys running, hot yoga, jewelry making, traveling, cooking and eating. She and her husband have two dogs, Newsies and Freddy, and three cats, Kittonsky, Jane and Tomato.
Maria Davila
DVM
Veterinarian Associate
Dr. Maria Davila is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
  • Clinical Rotation, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University, St. Kitts & Nevis, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Veterinary Technology, University of Puerto Rico
Emily Ehmann
VMD
Emergency Medicine
Emily Ehmann
VMD
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Emily Ehmann has a particular interest in surgical emergencies but enjoys all aspects of emergency medicine because she is able to help pets and their family members when they need it most.
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, Chesapeake Veterinary Surgical Specialists, MD
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, New York City
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Rutgers University, New Brunswick NJ
Dr. Ehmann is passionate about volunteering at animal shelters and participating in animal foster programs. She enjoys cycling, long distance running, traveling, hiking, cooking and exploring New York City. Andi is her pit bull mix, and Hector is her cat.
Esther Farber
DVM
Veterinarian Associate
Dr. Esther Farber is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology and Animal Science, Cornell University, Ithaca NY
Dr. Farber enjoys working out. She and her husband love to eat, so it works well that he cooks and she bakes. Winnie is the family dog.
Canny Fung
DVM
Veterinarian Associate
Dr. Canny Fung is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Bachelor of Arts, Biology, City University of New York - Hunter College, Manhattan
Dr. Fung likes to travel the world sampling cuisine in an effort to create a menu for her future animal-friendly restaurant. She burns those calories by training for bodybuilding competition. Dr. Fung loves her two pugs, Bubbles and Mr. Pug, and stray cats.
Jaclyn Goldmacher
BVM&S
Veterinarian Associate
Dr. Jaclyn Goldmacher is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine & Surgery, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
A native of Toronto, Canada, Dr. Goldmacher likes to keep active by attending spin class and going for long walks. She also loves traveling, food and anything involving Disney or Harry Potter.
Samantha Gonzalez
DVM
Veterinarian Associate
Dr. Samantha Gonzalez is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, North Grafton MA
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Villanova University, Radnor Township PA
Dr. Gonzalez enjoys yoga and trying new restaurants. She has two pets, terrier mix Mollie and bearded dragon Sunny.
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.
Kyle Hohu
DVM
Diagnostic Imaging
Dr. Kyle Hohu is an intern in our diagnostic imaging service.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, New York City
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University, West Lafayette IN
  • Bachelor of Science, Commerce in Marketing and Biology, Santa Clara University, CA
Christine Iacovetta
BVetMed, DACVECC
Critical Care
Christine Iacovetta
BVetMed, DACVECC
Board Certified in Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
Critical Care
Servicing Locations
Dr. Christine Iacovetta enjoys all aspects of critical care and the thrill of sending home a patient that did not seem likely to get better. Dr. Iacovetta is also trained in hemodialysis and is happy to provide this service to the Queens hospital.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
  • Residency, Emergency and Critical Care, Lakeshore Veterinary Specialists, Glendale WI
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Mississippi State University, Starkville
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine, The Royal Veterinary College, London UK
  • Bachelor of Science, Zoology, University of New Hampshire, Durham
Originally from the Bronx, Dr. Iacovetta enjoys relaxing at home with her human and furry family as well as traveling and outdoor activities.
Jeremy Kimmelstiel
VMD
Emergency Medicine
Dr. Jeremy Kimmelstiel 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 Science, Cell and Molecular Biological Sciences, State University of NY, Binghamton
Dr. Kimmelstiel enjoys beekeeping, snowboarding and hiking. He has two pets. Millie is his Catahoula mix, and she can chase a ball all day. His handsome corn snake is named Charles.
Melissa King-Smith
DVM
Veterinarian Associate
Dr. Melissa King-Smith is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
  • 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.
Meghan Kirsch
DVM
Surgery
Meghan Kirsch
DVM
Surgery
Servicing Locations
Dr. Meghan Kirsch’s list of clinical interests is comprehensive. She likes all types of minimally invasive procedures, to include laparoscopy, thoracoscopy and arthroscopy, reconstructive surgery, fracture repairs, and treating cruciate ligament disease, gastrointestinal emergencies and urogenital emergencies.
  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, Animal Medical Center, New York City
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Veterinary Emergency Clinic and Referral Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Clinical Rotation, Cornell University, Ithaca NY
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, St. George’s University, Grenada, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Psychology, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Dr. Kirsch enjoys trying new restaurants, cooking, yoga and comedy shows. She and her wife have two dogs, Ambrose and Yogurt, and a cat named Snickers.
Joshua Lachowicz
DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)
Oncology
Joshua Lachowicz
DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)
Board Certified in Veterinary Oncology
Oncology
Servicing Locations
Before joining BluePearl, Dr. Lachowicz worked as an oncologist in Connecticut and New Jersey.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology)
  • Residency, Medical Oncology, Veterinary Oncology and Hematology Center, Norwalk CT
  • Internship, Long Island Veterinary Specialists, Plainview NY
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Blacksburg VA
  • Bachelor of Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg
Dr. Lachowicz’s family includes two dogs and a cat. Music fills their lives: Dr. Lachowicz is a musician, pianist, singer-songwriter and live performer in NYC and the surrounding region. His musical influences often come from his patients, who he says provide perfect inspiration for great music.
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.
Matthew Lazarus
DVM
Surgery
Dr. Matthew Lazarus is an intern in our surgery service.
  • Clinical Rotation, Auburn University, AL
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University, St. Kitts & Nevis, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Stony Brook University, NY
Dr. Lazarus enjoys golfing, watching hockey and finding new places to explore. He has two dogs: Cali, an island coconut retriever, and Hudson, a German shepherd mix.
Sara Lefman
DVM, DACVECC
Critical Care
Sara Lefman
DVM, DACVECC
Board Certified in Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
Critical Care
Servicing Locations
Dr. Sara Lefman’s particular clinical interests include treatment of sepsis, toxins and electrolyte disorders.
  • 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
Dr. Lefman enjoys distance running, exploring New York City, and hiking with her Rhodesian ridgeback Nola. She also has two cats, Sparta and Simon.
Mark Levy
DVM, DACVS
Surgery
Mark Levy
DVM, DACVS
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery
Surgery
Servicing Locations
Dr. Mark Levy is credentialed in Vet-Stem® regenerative, stem-cell therapy in dogs, to treat osteoarthritis, OCD and other degenerative diseases, tendon and ligament tears and fractures. He enjoys minimally-invasive surgical procedures, including laparoscopy, arthroscopy and thoracoscopy. Experienced in orthopedic procedures, Dr. Levy received advanced training in total hip replacement, tibial tuberosity and anterior cruciate ligament tears. He also treats long bone fractures, joint fractures, triple pelvic osteotomy for hip dysplasia, and tendon injuries. Oncologic procedures he performs are reconstructive surgeries and limb salvage procedures, and his neurological procedures include spinal disc disease, vertebral fractures and Wobblers disease.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • Residency, Surgery, Animal Medical Center, New York City
  • Internship, Animal Medical Center, New York City
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University, West Lafayette IN Bachelor of Science, University of Richmond, VA
Dr. Levy’s family includes a dog, two hamsters and two geckos.
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
Sacha Malkowski
DVM
Veterinarian Associate
A native of Vancouver, British Columbia, Dr. Sacha Malkowski is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Western College, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Bachelor of Science, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Dr. Malkowski loves to travel and has seen over half the Seven Wonders of the World. She has two cats, Trigonometry (Trig), a brown tabby, and Dr. Lance Sweets (Sweets), a tuxedo.
Rebeca Meltzer
VMD
Veterinarian Associate
Dr. Rebecca Meltzer is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
  • 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.
Gerardo Mendoza, Jr.
DVM
Veterinarian Associate
Dr. Gerardo Mendoza, Jr. is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona CA
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Texas, San Antonio
A self-proclaimed avid food adventurer, Dr. Mendoza also enjoys running, swimming, hiking and movies. He says his four-legged family members are the laziest herding dogs you’ll ever meet. Shadow is a border collie, Olive is an Australian shepherd.
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.
Jacqueline Nemi
VMD
Veterinarian Associate
Dr. Jacqueline Nemi is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Bachelor of Science, Neuroscience, College of William & Mary, Williamsburg VA
Dr. Nemi enjoys cooking, exploring New York City and spending time outdoors. She takes her Bernese mountain dog Moose with her as often as she can.
Ruby Ng
DVM
Veterinarian Associate
Dr. Ruby Ng is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Biology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Dr. Ng likes to spend her time exploring the restaurants in New York City comparing them to the cities where she’s lived before – Hong Kong, Vancouver and Melbourne. She also likes playing badminton, piano, ukulele and online multiplayer video games.
Cristian Perez
DVM
Veterinarian Associate
Dr. Cristian Perez is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Syracuse University, NY
An avid film fan, Dr. Perez likes to go to the theater any chance he gets. He also likes playing tennis and running with his Siberian husky, Ash, who loves to play and give high fives.
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.
Leah Ravitz
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Dr. Leah Ravitz enjoys all aspects of emergency medicine.
  • Internship, Colorado State University, Fort Collins CO
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University, St. Kitts & Nevis, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Arts, Colgate University, Hamilton NY
Dr. Ravitz lives with a mutt named Omi and an herb garden on her fire escape. She enjoys travel, outdoor activities, and spending time with friends and family.
Alana Redfern
DVM, MSc, DACVIM
Internal Medicine
Alana Redfern
DVM, MSc, DACVIM
Board Certified in Veterinary Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Alana Redfern particularly enjoys the complicated and multi-systemic cases, which challenge her problem-solving abilities on a daily basis. She has a particular interest in endoscopy cases, as well as hemodialysis/extracorporeal renal replacement therapy (RRT).
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Residency, Small Animal Internal Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames
  • Master of Science, Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Iowa State University, Ames
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon
  • Bachelor of Science, Texas A&M University, College Station
Dr. Redfern is an avid fitness junkie who enjoys weightlifting, CrossFit and competing in triathlons. She also enjoys spending time with her two Cairn terriers, Bella and Kiwi Froot.
Pedro Rivera Puig
DVM
Veterinarian Associate
Dr. Pedro Rivera is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
  • Clinical Rotation, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University, St Kitts & Nevis, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Interdisciplinary Sciences, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras
Born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Dr. Rivera loves the beach and all activities related to the ocean. One of his favorite hobbies is installing and maintaining salt water reef aquariums. He has an Australian rainbow lorikeet bird named Blue, an American bulldog mix named Belgium, and a long-haired Chihuahua named Demo.
Judy Seltzer
BVetMed, MRCVS, DACVD
Dermatology
Judy Seltzer
BVetMed, MRCVS, DACVD
Board Certified in Veterinary Dermatology
Dermatology
Servicing Locations
Dr. Judy Seltzer enjoys the challenge of managing long-term diseases and building a strong relationship with her clients and patients, many of whom she has seen for years. Her clinical interests include immune-mediated skin diseases and intradermal skin tests, which are still considered to be the gold standard for atopic dermatitis.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology
  • Residency, Dermatology, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Internship, Dermatology & Allergy, Red Bank Veterinary Hospital, Tinton Falls NJ
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, The Center for Specialized Veterinary Care, Westbury NY
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Royal Veterinary College, London, UK Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Cornell University, Ithaca NY
Dr. Seltzer’s favorite pastimes include dining out, cooking, skiing and traveling. She has four cats: Katt, Kabuki, Huxley, named after a layer of the hair follicle, and Allie, rescued from a NYC alley.
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.
Mariana Sosa
MVZ
Veterinarian Associate
Dr. Mariana Sosa is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
  • Internship, The Raptor Center, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
  • Residency, Wildlife and Exotic Pet Medicine, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City
  • Internship, Wildlife and Exotic Pet Medicine, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City
  • Bachelor of Science, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City
Dr. Sosa enjoys listening to live music, sharing stories, exploring new places and meeting new people. Her favorite hobbies are bird watching and training her two border collies, Iggy and Pichicuas, for agility.
Kelly Stanton
DVM
Veterinarian Associate
Dr. Kelly Stanton is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
  • Clinical Rotation, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, St. George’s University, Grenada, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Arts, Liberal Arts & Sciences, Queensborough Community College, Bayside NY
Dr. Stanton enjoys weightlifting, baking and cooking new recipes, and any outdoor activities that she can do with her energetic dog Riley, a German shepherd. Raven is her cat.
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.
Linnette Vasquez
DVM
Veterinarian Associate
Dr. Linnette Vasquez is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
  • Clinical Rotation, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University, St. Kitts & Nevis, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Biological Studies, Cornell University, Ithaca NY
Dr. Vasquez is a first-generation American, born of parents who immigrated from the Dominican Republic. She has a Siamese-mix cat named Balianne.
Lauren Wiley
VMD, DACVIM (Cardiology)
Cardiology
Lauren Wiley
VMD, DACVIM (Cardiology)
Board Certified in Veterinary Cardiology
Cardiology
Servicing Locations
Dr. Lauren Wiley says that she was born wanting to be a veterinarian but confirmed that decision at the age of 11 when she witnessed her miniature horse’s C-section. Her fascination for cardiology came when her first Portuguese water dog had a litter of puppies, five of whom didn’t survive because of a cardiomyopathy. She’s a huge fan of pacemakers, especially with paroxysmal complete atrioventricular blocks in cats, because they provide one of the few cardiac cures. Additionally, Dr. Wiley finds it gratifying to treat all forms of cardiomyopathies and to help guide pet owners through the stress of treating congestive heart failure. Two of her most recent research projects include a pathology study on the anatomy of the feline tricuspid valve and the use of isosorbide for the treatment of congestive heart failure.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Cardiology)
  • Residency, Cardiology, Animal Medical Center, New York City
  • Internship, Cardiology, Animal Medical Center, New York City
  • 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
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
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.
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.
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.
Sarah Zelinski
DVM
Veterinarian Associate
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. She is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
  • 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.