Manhattan Veterinarians Who Care

Dr. Lawrence Andrew Zola

ues nyc veterinarian Dr. Zola has been the director of University Animal Hospital since 1989. After earning his Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1978 from the University of Pennsylvania where he was a Dean's List student, Dr. Zola was accepted to Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. After four years of study, he was awarded his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1982, giving him over 25 years of quality experience as a general practitioner. Following veterinary school, he was selected for an internship in medicine and surgery at the prestigious Animal Medical Center in New York City. In addition to general medicine, some of Dr. Zola's professional interests include ophthalmology, internal medicine and pediatrics.

Dr. Zola believes in continuing education and attends several local and national veterinary medicine conferences each year. He maintains membership in the New York City Veterinary Medical Association, New York State Veterinary Medical Society and the American Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Zola also has been appointed to the Leadership Committee for the New York State College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University.

A USDA Certified Veterinarian, Dr. Zola has the authority to issue international health certificates for pets traveling to foreign countries. He also issues certificates of travel for The Pet Travel Scheme which allows pets to enter the United Kingdom without quarantine.

Dr. Zola and his wife Lisa live in NYC with their two daughters, Jordan and Samantha, and the family's two dogs and two cats. During his leisure time, Dr. Zola can be found participating in a number of outdoor activities including golf, tennis, hiking, canoeing and skiing.

Dr. Corey Saunders

vets on the upper east side Dr. Corey Saunders has practiced medicine and surgery at our Manhattan animal hospital since July 2008. A native of Paullina, IA, Dr. Saunders cared for pets as a general practitioner at Family Vet Care in Mesa, AZ from 1999 to 2008.

Dr. Saunders attended Teikyo-Westmar University in Iowa and received a Bachelor's Degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry in 1991. He continued his veterinary education at Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine and was awarded his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1999.

Dr. Corey Saunders is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association. His professional interests include surgery and preventive medicine. Outside the hospital, Dr. Saunders' hobbies include reading, cooking, traveling and going to the theatre. He shares his home with two dogs: Jakob, a Jack Russell terrier, and Joaquin, a Chihuahua.

Dr. Jennifer DiMascio

manhattan vets Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Dr. Jennifer DiMascio graduated from Wittenberg University in 2000. After a career in pharmaceutical advertising, she went back to school to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a veterinarian.

Dr. DiMascio attended Ross University and was awarded her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2010 after completing her clinical rotations at The Ohio State University. She then completed a one-year small animal medicine and surgery internship at The Animal Medical Center in New York City. Prior to joining University Animal Hospital, she worked as an emergency and critical care veterinarian at Cornell University Veterinary Specialists in Stamford, Connecticut.

Dr. DiMascio is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and The Emergency and Critical Care Society, as well as a member of the New York City and New York State Veterinary Medical Societies. Her professional interests include emergency/critical care, internal medicine, and preventative care. Dr. DiMascio resides in NYC where she spends her time off enjoying all the city has to offer with her husband and their rescue German Shepherd mix. She enjoys running, yoga, scuba diving, traveling (especially to warm places), being outdoors, and spending time with family and friends.

Dr. Roni Yahalom

manhattan vetsDr. Roni Yahalom joined University Animal Hospital in May 2014. She was born and raised in Israel, where she received her BA in Animal Science from Hebrew University in Jerusalem. In 2005, Roni relocated to Philadelphia to attend University of Pennsylvania's School of Veterinary Medicine, where she was magna cum laude and was awarded her Veterinarian Medicine Doctoris in 2009.

In 2010, Dr. Yahalom moved to New York City to complete a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Blue Pearl Veterinary Specialists. She then joined St. Marks Veterinary Hospital as a Associate Veterinarian, providing outstanding medical and surgical care to dogs, cats, and exotic animals.

Dr. Yahalom is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and received her USDA Accreditation in 2010. Her professional interests include dermatology and internal medicine. Most of her free time is dedicated to her young daughter and baby boy, husband, and three loving cats.

Dr. Karla Kovach

manhattan vetsDr. Kovach completed her undergraduate degree at Tulane University & then graduated from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009. She completed an internship in small animal surgery and medicine at Bergh Memorial (ASPCA) in NYC, followed by a surgical internship in Boston and an internship in orthopedic surgery & neurosurgery in London.

Dr. Kovach has been in general practice in NYC since returning from London, and is USDA accredited. In her free time, Dr. Kovach enjoys all the city has to offer with her friends, family & her rescue dog Woogie.

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