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Our Veterinarians

Dr. Alexis Cistola in veterinary internal medicine.
Alexis Cistola
DVM, DACVIM
Internal Medicine
Alexis Cistola
DVM, DACVIM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine
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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.
Dr. Philip Fico is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Philip Fico
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Dr. Philip Fico’s particular clinical interests include electrolyte derangements and treating sepsis and polytrauma cases.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Veterinary Emergency and Referral Group, Brooklyn NY
  • Clinical Rotation, University of Georgia, Athens
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, St. George’s University, Grenada, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Fordham University, Bronx NY
Dr. Fico is an amateur illustrator and Muay Thai fighter. He and his wife have a cat named Ruby.
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Brittany Hahn
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Brittany Hahn
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames
  • Bachelor of Science, Psychobiology, University of California, Los Angeles
Dr. Amanda LaPorte is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Amanda LaPorte
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Amanda LaPorte
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
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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.
Dr. Mark Levy is board certified in in veterinary surgery.
Mark Levy
DVM, DACVS
Surgery
Mark Levy
DVM, DACVS
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery
Surgery
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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.
Dr. Jonathan Munoz is a clinician in our emergency medicine service.
Jonathan Munoz
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Jonathan Munoz
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
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As an emergency clinician, Dr. Jonathan Munoz’s particular interests include gastroenteropathy, endocrine diseases and unblocking cats with urethral obstructions.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital, New York City
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY
Dr. Munoz enjoys walking his dog, traveling, bowling, going to the beach, watching movies and spending time with his family and friends.
Dr. Candice Phipps is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Candice Phipps
DVM
Emergency Medicine
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.
  • 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
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.
Dr. Stephanie Reabel is a resident in our anesthesiology and pain management service.
Stephanie Reabel
MS, DVM
Anesthesiology & Pain Management
Stephanie Reabel
MS, DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Anesthesiology & Pain Management
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Dr. Stephanie Reabel finds anesthesia for emergent procedures and for patients with cardiovascular diseases the most gratifying to perform.
  • 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
Dr. Reabel enjoys traveling, swimming, playing hockey, snowboarding and spending time with her dog, Bella, and two cats, Tila and Nacho.
Dr. Alana Redfern is board certified in veterinary internal medicine.
Alana Redfern
DVM, MSc, DACVIM
Internal Medicine
Alana Redfern
DVM, MSc, DACVIM
BluePearl Veterinarian
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.
Dr. Melanie Repella is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Melanie Repella
DVM
Melanie Repella
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
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Dr. Melanie Repella is a small animal medicine & surgery intern. She is most interested in long-term management of critically ill patients and emergency cases such as acute trauma, toxicity and sepsis.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois, Champaign
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Biosciences, The Ohio State University, Columbus
Dr. Repella enjoys cooking, hiking, working out, reading, visiting local restaurants and museums and traveling to new locations to experience new cuisines and cultures. She also won’t pass up a nice relaxing day with her Bernese mountain dog, Olive, cat, Maisy, family and friends.
Dr. Judy Seltzer is board certified in veterinary dermatology. She is holding a small tan dog in her arms.
Judy Seltzer
BVetMed, MRCVS, DACVD
Dermatology
Judy Seltzer
BVetMed, MRCVS, DACVD
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Dermatology
Dermatology
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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
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine, Royal Veterinary College, University of London, England
  • 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.
Dr. Carly Sullivan is a resident in our surgery service.
Carly Sullivan
DVM, MPH
Surgery
Carly Sullivan
DVM, MPH
BluePearl Veterinarian
Resident
Surgery
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Dr. Carly Sullivan in interested in all aspects of surgery, including soft tissue and orthopedic procedures. She finds fracture repair, cruciate ligament disease treatment, and cancerous mass removal especially gratifying.
  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center, Philadelphia, PA
  • Internship, Surgery, Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center, Levittown, PA
  • Internship, Surgery, Central Texas Veterinary Specialty Hospital, Austin
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, New York City
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames
  • Master of Public Health, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg
Dr. Sullivan enjoys working out, trying new recipes and exploring New York with her husband and dog, Eli.
Dr. Sayre Sundberg is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Sayre Sundberg
BVM&S
Sayre Sundberg
BVM&S
BluePearl Veterinarian
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Dr. Sayre Sundberg is a small animal medicine & surgery intern. She is most interested in emergency medicine, specifically electrolyte imbalances, toxicology and cardiology.
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine & Surgery, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Bachelor of Art, Art History, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
Dr. Sundberg enjoys contemporary art, playing piano, skydiving and lounging with her two native New York felines, Rioja and Semicolon.
Dr. Jesse Tong is a clinician in our emergency medicine service.
Jesse Tong
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Dr. Jesse Tong finds diagnostic imaging and wound closures the most gratifying to perform.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital, New York City, NY
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Calgary, Alberta, CAN
  • Bachelor of Science, Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Alberta CAN
Dr. Tong grew up in Hong Kong and Vancouver, Canada. He enjoys soccer, water sports, motorsports, hiking, backpacking, skiing, traveling, and reading. Dr. Tong currently doesn’t have any pets, but he plans to adopt a dog from a shelter soon.
Dr. Lauren Wiley is board certified in veterinary cardiology. She is sitting outside by a bridge with a white fluffy dog.
Lauren Wiley
VMD, DACVIM (Cardiology)
Cardiology
Lauren Wiley
VMD, DACVIM (Cardiology)
BluePearl Veterinarian
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.
Dr. David Wohlstadter is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
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.