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. Dennis Chan
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 training in Internal Medicine at The University of Pennsylvania: Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital. Ultimately, his love for New York brought him back to NYC!
Outside of veterinary medicine, Dr. Chan loves all things outdoors (camping, hiking, backpacking). He also enjoys music, Muay Thai, and spending time with his friends and family.Dr. Chan joined our team at University Animal Hospital in 2020.
Dr. Sada Grieve
After receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rollins College in Mathematics Dr. Sada Grieve became a partner in an economic research firm for a hedge fund. A few years later she decided to follow her dream of becoming veterinarian. She finished her pre-veterinary coursework at Columbia University and was awarded her veterinary degree at Oregon State University in 2014.
After veterinary school, Dr. Grieve returned to New York to practice small animal veterinary medicine. Outside of work, she enjoys walking her dogs Gary Elizabeth and Sweet Pea in Central Park, reading, going to the theater, learning to fly airplanes, and baking dog biscuits.
Dr. Grieve received her USDA accreditation and acquired her DEA license in 2015. She is also a member of the American Veterinary Medical Society, Veterinary Medical Association of New York City, and New York State Veterinary Medical Society.
Dr. Grieve joined University Animal Hospital in March of 2016.
Dr. Jodi Weiser
Dr. Jodi Weiser’s veterinary journey began when she wrote about wanting to be an animal doctor for her 1st grade class. She has always had a passion for strengthening the bond between people and pets and ensuring the well-being of both.
Following undergraduate studies at New York University, Dr. Weiser received her DVM from Cornell University in 2000. After practicing general medicine and surgery in the NYC area she became a Certified Rehabilitation Therapist in 2017 through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute. Jodi enjoys providing longevity and comfort through this integrative approach and she finds it especially helpful for post-orthopedic surgery and neurologic cases.
Dr. Weiser is a native Brooklynite and currently lives in Windsor Terrace along with her husband, John, and her cat, Gus. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling, hiking, exploring NYC, yoga, theater, dance, and fine arts.
Dr. Weiser joined our team at University Animal Hospital in 2016.
Dr. Laura Kennedy
Dr. Laura Kennedy obtained her doctorate of veterinary medicine from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2008. Dr. Kennedy has been practicing general medicine and surgery in the NYC area for the past twelve years. Laura is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and is also USDA accredited. She is the proud owner of two adorable cats. Dr. Kennedy became part of the UAH team in 2020.
William V. Bitetto DVM Diplomate ACVS (Veterinary Surgeons)
Dr. Bitetto is a veterinary surgeon who specializes in orthopedic conditions and orthopedic surgery. A renowned veterinary specialist, Dr. Bitetto was inducted as a Diplomate into the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1987.
Richard Greene DVM Diplomate ACVS (Veterinary Surgeons)
A specialist in veterinary surgery<, Dr. Richard Greene is a Diplomate of American College of Veterinary Surgeons. He is a soft tissue surgeon at University Animal Hospital.