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Dr. Mariya Gugel


Dr. Gugel's Bio

EDUCATION: Auburn College of Veterinary Medicine

EXPERTISEDermatology, Nutrition & Behavior Counseling

INTERESTS: Running, Travel & Animal Rescue

Dr. Karen Cherrone

Surgery Consultant
Dr. Cherrone's Bio

EDUCATION: Cornell University, Ohio State University of Veterinary Medicine

EXPERTISE: Surgery, Orthopedics, Soft Tissue & Regenerative Therapies

INTERESTS: Sports, Trying Out New Restaurants & Spending Quality Time With Her Retriever Mix (Sofia)

Dr. Joon Im

Dr. Im's Bio
EDUCATION: University of California, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine

EXPERTISE: Internal Medicine, Veterinary Ultrasound & Echocardiogram

Dr. Aliza Fisse


Dr. Fisse's Bio

EDUCATIONOhio State University College of Veterinary Medicine

EXPERTISEInternal Medicine, Surgery & Hospice Care

INTERESTS: Cooking, Baking & Animal Rescue

Dr. Irene Murray

Dr. Murray's Bio

EDUCATION: Cornell University School of Veterinary Medicine

EXPERTISE: Dental Care, Internal Medicine & Wellness

INTERESTS: Travel, Museums & Fine Art

Dr. Farrah Horowitz

Surgery Consultant
Dr.Horowitz's Bio
EDUCATION: University of Minnesota

EXPERTISE: Small animal surgery

Dr. Farrah Horowitz earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Minnesota. She then completed a rotating medical and surgical internship at the Animal Medical Center in Manhattan and a surgical internship at the Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center in Texas. Dr. Horowitz acquired advanced training as a resident in small animal surgery at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (Virginia Tech) where she earned her Masters in Biomedical Veterinary Science and fulfilled her credentials to become a Board Certified Small Animal Surgeon.

Dr. Horowitz is a native Long Islander. She has practiced in Chicago, Pittsburgh, and most recently in Long Island at a large veterinary referral hospital where she had the opportunity to clinically train newly graduated veterinarians during their rotating internship. With over 15 years of experience she enjoys tackling challenging cases and collaborating with other veterinarians and their teams to provide the best care for patients. Her interests include pain management, soft tissue reconstruction, oncologic surgery, and orthopedics. During her time away from work, Dr. Horowitz enjoys spending time with her husband and twin boys biking, traveling, hiking, and baking.

Dr. Tony Kahn

Surgery Consultant
Dr. Kahn's Bio

EDUCATION: Tufts University

EXPERTISE: Soft tissue, Oncologic, Orthopedic, and Neurosurgical Procedures

Dr. Tony Kahn is a Brooklyn-based, board-certified veterinary surgeon with more than 15 years of experience. He performs all types of surgery, including soft tissue, oncologic, orthopedic, and neurosurgical procedures. He also received advanced training in minimally invasive surgery, including procedures performed via arthroscopy (joints), laparoscopy (abdomen), and thoracoscopy (chest).

Dr. Kahn is a highly versatile surgeon who has worked in a range of high-volume veterinary hospitals. Prior to starting his own mobile surgery and surgical consulting company, Dr. Kahn was a surgeon at the Veterinary Emergency and Referral Group (VERG) in Brooklyn, NY, for 6 years, where he pioneered the minimally invasive surgery program. Prior to VERG, he practiced in specialty hospitals in Montreal and Manhattan. In every hospital where he has practiced, Dr. Kahn has taken a leadership role in the clinical training of colleagues and interns.

He completed his Residency in Surgery at the Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in New Jersey, as well as a General Medicine and Surgery internship at the Animal Medical Center in Manhattan and a Surgery Specialty internship at the Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center in Norwalk, CT.

Dr. Kahn received his doctoral degree in Veterinary Medicine in 2004 from Tufts University. He received Bachelor’s degrees with High Thesis Honors in Biology and French Literature in 2000, also from Tufts University.