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. 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. 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. 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 & 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 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 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. 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 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.
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.