Caring Veterinarians

Dr. Lawrence Andrew Zola

Dr. Lawrence Andrew Zola 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

Dr. Corey Saunders Dr. Corey Saunders has practiced medicine and surgery at University 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. 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

Dr. Jennifer DiMascio 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.