354 East 66th Street
New York, NY 10065
Located between 1st and 2nd Avenues
Since 1990, University Animal Hospital has been New York City’s landmark of premier pet care. We are a full-service veterinary clinic providing urgent care, routine care, wellness exams, vaccines, spay/neuter, specialty procedures and surgeries, dental cleanings, and international health certificates. With more than 30 years of experience, UAH provides veterinary services with the talent, skill, and experience necessary to meet the needs of virtually any pet.
Our doctors are supported by a dedicated team of licensed veterinary technicians, assistants, client services, and support staff, and cutting-edge office and communications technology. You and your pet will always be seen by a doctor with years of experience… never an inexperienced veterinarian or new graduate.
Dr. Zola has been the medical director of University Animal Hospital since 1989. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in 1978 from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Zola attended Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine where he received his D.V.M. in 1982. Following veterinary school, he completed an internship in medicine and surgery at the prestigious Animal Medical Center in New York City…
Dr. Dennis Chan joined the University Animal Hospital team in 2020. Although he grew up in Queens he pursued his dream of becoming a veterinarian at Western University of Health Sciences in California. After getting his DVM in California, Dennis moved back to Manhattan and completed a small animal rotating internship at The BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital. Dr. Chan then moved outside of the city where he spent a year pursuing specialty…
Dr. Pietrzyk grew up in California and completed her bachelor’s degree with a major in Animal Biology and a minor in Communication at the University of California. She pursued her dream to help animals and graduated from the prestigious Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. After completing her DVM, Dr. Pietrzyk moved to New York and completed an internship in emergency and internal medicine at BluePearl in Manhattan. Since completing her internship, Alex has been practicing small animal medicine here in the city for the past six years.
Over the past 30 years, we have perfected the way we care for and treat our patients and clients.
We pride ourselves on having NYC’s most talented pet professionals. The majority of our staff have been a member of our team for over 10 years. The many decades of experience cultivate a first-class experience in care for you and your pet.
One of the many benefits of being in our care is the attentiveness to your pet's health, even after a visit. Our doctors and nurses communicate directly with you, allowing us to stay on top of your pets progress in addition to answering any questions you may have.
An important part of your pet’s care is incorporating any records from any accidents or illnesses your pet may have had that required attention outside of our office hours. One of our team members will review the medical records and will follow up with you to coordinate ongoing care if necessary.
One of the many benefits of being part of a progressive practice with experienced veterinarians is the relationships they’ve forged over the years with New York’s top specialists. Our veterinarians’ relationships with the Animal Medical Center and BluePearl gain us access to a host of board-certified specialists to discuss your pet’s case and the ability to get you into their schedules as soon as possible.
Our doctors are the quarterback of your pet’s healthcare team. Like with humans, having a total picture of your pet’s history is an integral part of managing your pet’s care as a whole. Our doctors will coordinate with you and your pets specialists to provide unprecedented case management and access to the best guidance possible.
We have daily availability on our schedule set aside for urgent care and emergencies to accommodate you and your pet when you need us the most.