Peter H. Soboroff, DVM, MS

Dr. Soboroff’s lifelong love of cats led to the establishment of New York Cat Hospital in 2006.

Originally from Chicago, he received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in wildlife biology at the University of Illinois. Thereafter, he worked as a wildlife biologist for the Illinois Natural History Survey participating in research on badgers and waterfowl.

Seeking further education and career opportunities, Dr. Soboroff graduated from the University Of Illinois College Of Veterinary Medicine in 1996, subsequently completing a post-graduate internship at NYC’s Animal Medical Center.

Dr. Soboroff is an active member of the the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Feline Practitioners, and the Veterinary Information Network.

He remains thrilled and grateful to have the opportunity to focus his attention exclusively on cats, allowing an ever-deepening understanding and appreciation of these endlessly engaging and fascinating animals.

On those rare occasions he is not at the cat hospital, he enjoys spending time with his family and home cats (Opie, Pepsi, and Cola).  He is also an avid runner, and completes an annual solo fundraising marathon for senior cat rescue.  In 2019, he raised over $50,000 for this important cause.

Erin V. Abrahams, DVM
Practice limited to feline dentistry and oral surgery

Dr. Abrahams has been practicing companion animal dentistry for nearly a decade and upgraded her practice to exclusively feline dentistry in 2021. Upon graduation from Tufts University, she served three years in the U.S. Army Veterinary Corps, during which time she completed extensive continuing education in dentistry, including multiple labs and externships with boarded veterinary dentists. In 2014, she was recruited by her mentor to join MSPCA Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston, where she cared for thousands of dogs and cats in the dentistry department. In 2021, she moved to Manhattan and discovered the immense joy and fulfillment that comes from working at a cat practice and has since refined her understanding of the nuances of feline dentistry. As the famous veterinary teaching goes – “cats are not small dogs” – and as such they should be given special consideration to ensure their comfort and overall well-being. To that end, Dr. Abrahams’ second passion is feline anesthesia and analgesia, which enhances her dental practice by maximizing safety and minimizing stress in her feline patients. Paramount to everything she does is helping her clients understand their individual cat’s oral health needs and developing a plan to ensure they are free from pain and infection, both on the day of surgery and for years beyond.

Katie Gerber, DVM

Bio coming soon.

Patrick Hopper, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM
Internal Medicine

Dr. Pat Hopper is a 1983 graduate of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, and completed a residency in veterinary internal medicine there as well.  He is a board-certified internal medicine specialist, and has been performing abdominal ultrasound, endoscopy, echocardiograms, and internal medicine consultations at NYCH since our opening in 2006.  He brings an immense wealth of experience and acumen to the NYCH team.

Jane Kosovsky, DVM
Surgical Specialist

Dr. Jane Kosovsky graduated from The Ohio State School of Veterinary Medicine, and subsequently completed a surgical residency at The Animal Medical Center in NYC.  She performs complicated soft-tissue and orthopedic surgeries for NYCH patients, bringing over 30 years of relevant experience.

Jean-Paul Petrie, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM

Dr. Petrie graduated from the University of Guelph Ontario Veterinary College in 1994, and completed a residency in veterinary cardiology at The Animal Medical Center in New York.  He’s a board-certified veterinary cardiologist, with a special interest in echocardiography and feline cardiomyopathies, and performs cardiac ultrasound for NYCH patients. He has lectured nationally and internationally, is actively involved in clinical research, and has published several articles and book chapters on veterinary cardiology.

Meaghan Carney
Practice Manager

Meaghan is a native Long Islander with over 18 years experience in the veterinary field. She currently lives in Brooklyn with her wife and 3 goofy cats. With a steady hand and deep, caring ethos, Meaghan capably ensures that the NYCH team provides consistent, compassionate care to our patients and clients.  When Meaghan isn’t in the office, she’s in the kitchen.

Justin Lee
Team Manager

With over 20 years of experience in progressive veterinary hospitals in Seattle, San Francisco, and New York, Justin is happy to be a team member at NYCH since 2014. Justin has primarily focused on feline medicine and care since 2008 and considers NYCH to be in the top tier of veterinary hospitals due to its individualized attention to patients and positive working environment. When he’s away from the clinic, Justin can be found performing as a flutist in various ensembles around the city or lounging at home with his adorable senior calico cat Islita and life partner Tyler.

Hiromi Karagiannis
Licensed Veterinary Technician

Hiromi began her journey in veterinary medicine in 1999 as a kennel worker at the ASPCA, where she helped take care of dogs who were rescued from unfortunate home circumstances. Inspired by the veterinarians and technicians there, she began training as an assistant and ultimately went back to school to earn her veterinary technician license. In 2003, Hiromi was integral in the foundation of Manhattan Cat Specialists, and she has worked exclusively in feline practice ever since. Hiromi joined NYCH in 2020, where she focuses on her goal to make veterinary visits as stress-free as possible for our feline patients. Hiromi likes to stay busy and has many passionate interests outside of our clinic, including birdwatching, hiking, and houseplants.

Gill Nunes
Veterinary Assistant

Gill Nunes has been working in feline medicine exclusively since 2005 and joined the NYCH team in 2022. Gill’s interests in veterinary medicine include neonatal care, senior care, and emergency. Originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Gill received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration. Gill runs a successful rescue non-profit that helps cats (and some dogs!) in New York and Cairo, Egypt, where he travels frequently to provide medical care to hundreds of stray animals. Although much of Gill’s time is devoted to caring for animals, he also enjoys traveling, learning languages, and photography.

Emmitt J.
Veterinary Assistant

Bio coming soon

Asia C.

Bio coming soon

Joey G

Bio coming soon

143 Freedom Place @66th St.
between West End Ave. and Riverside Blvd.
New York, NY 10069

phone: (212) 535-MEOW

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