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.

Jennifer Lander, DVM
Associate Veterinarian

Originally from Long Island, Dr. Lander knew at a young age she wanted to be a veterinarian. Pursuing her goal,  she received her Bachelor of Science in psychobiology at SUNY Binghamton, and in 1996 her DVM from Cornell University’s School of Veterinary Medicine.

With a deep background in small animal general medicine and surgery, she has also worked in exotic, shelter, and emergency medicine.

She’s proud to be a member of the New York Cat Hospital team, and shares the philosophy of providing “gold standard,” low-stress, comprehensive medical care for our feline patients. She actively engages in continuing education, ensuring her knowledge is current and forward thinking.

She lives with her husband and 3 sons, and enjoys family time when not working. Her family regularly fosters homeless animals for a local humane organization/shelter.

Rebecca Campbell, DVM
Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Rebecca Campbell has worked with Dr. Soboroff at three different
Manhattan animal hospitals over the past two decades.

She is drawn to surgery and complicated medical cases, but enjoys
regular wellness checkups the most!

Passionate about coral reef conservation, she also works at the NY Aquarium, growing corals and helping to maintain the reef exhibits.

As owner of her prior practice, Symphony Veterinary Center, Dr. Campbell ran a successful adoption program and found loving homes for hundreds of cats, dogs, rabbits and chinchillas over the years.

Unfortunately, the problem animals wind up staying permanently, and she shares her home with a wide variety of crippled and chronically ill animals and a very patient husband.

Victoria Sheheri, DVM
Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Sheheri is thrilled to be at New York Cat Hospital with doctors and staff who share her dedication to feline medicine.

Dr. Sheheri graduated from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York in 2006 and has worked almost exclusively in feline medicine in the New York City area since.  She worked at Manhattan Cat Specialists from 2009-2020, much of that time alongside the practice founder, Dr. Arnold Plotnick.  She is particularly interested in feline internal medicine, preventative medicine and nutrition.

She is a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners and an Associate Editor of the Feline Internal Medicine Folder on the Veterinary Information Network, which allows her to “see” many more feline patients and to spend a great deal of time researching feline health care while engaging with colleagues around the world, working to find solutions to challenging feline health cases.

Dr. Sheheri grew up in Brooklyn, New York and spent much of her childhood and teenage years caring for and finding homes for many neighborhood stray cats and kittens.  She attended Brooklyn College and worked for several years following graduation, including as a small animal veterinary technician in Brooklyn and with Thoroughbred horses in Kentucky and Florida before returning to Brooklyn College to finish her post-baccalaureate work for veterinary school.

In her spare time, Dr. Sheheri enjoys running, gluten-free vegan cooking, and admiring old Volkswagens.

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.

Cindy Perez
Licensed Veterinary Technician, Assistant Manager

Cindy graduated from SUNY Canton in 2013 with a degree in Veterinary Science,  and was licensed the same summer to practice in New York State.

She first learned about the profession while in high school, and has worked at numerous veterinary hospitals, large and small, including the ASPCA. For 7 years now, she’s been a rock-solid presence at NYCH, focusing on individualized and personal feline care. She enjoys working alongside Dr. Soboroff and the rest of the NYCH team. Her favorite thing in practice is learning about the bond that each individual patient has with their owner. At home, Cindy has a senior dog, Lexie, a Poodle/Shih-Tzu mix who is a very good girl!

Justin Lee
Veterinary Technician

Justin has been a part of the NYCH team since moving to the East Coast in 2014, having previously worked at high-quality feline practices in San Francisco and Seattle since 2008.  Justin expresses that he truly appreciates the individualized care and attention that the NYCH team offers to every patient and client. An accomplished professional flutist, when not capably caring for your cats, Justin plays in orchestras around the city and spends time with his sweet and slightly chunky calico named Islita.

Sabrina Velazquez
Licensed Veterinary Technician

Sabrina has been working as a vet tech for over 15 years.  Her history and veterinary experience contributes immeasurably to the quality patient care we strive to provide our patients.  Sabrina shares her NY home with her husband, two adorable kids, and a bossy miniature schnauzer.

Ryan Pleasant
Receptionist, Veterinary Assistant

Ryan grew up in the small town of Clover, Virginia.

Upon moving to New York, she began volunteering for cat rescue organizations. Ryan later took positions at New York’s Animal Care & Control and the ASPCA, where she worked with  neglected cats and  cats with behavioral issues. She loves her work at NYCH caring for our myriad patients and clients.

Ashley Cary
Receptionist, Veterinary Assistant

Ashley’s love for animals started at a very young age. While growing up, her grandmother rescued and cared for creatures of all types including pigeons, doves, and stray cats (and oddly enough even a monkey!).  This background imbued Ashley with the desire to care both neonatal and mature felines. She has a natural affinity for cats, and an intuitive way of understanding their needs.  In her free time she enjoys hiking, traveling, photography, cooking, gardening, and…watching cat videos.

Hazel Bonilla
Veterinary Assistant

Hazel is very excited to join the team at New York Cat Hospital. She has 6 cats at home: CC, Lori, Logan, Pandi, Sofia, and Ginger. She’s also happy to be a cat mom to the hospital’s resident cats, and is excited to meet your cats as well! Hazel is a graduate of Brooklyn College and fellow lover of theater and arts.

Paige Cocchiere

Paige’s desire to help cats began at a very young age when she started rescuing cats with her mother. This inspired her to volunteer at Ocean County Veterinary Hospital in Lakewood, New Jersey at the age of 13. Not only is Paige involved with veterinary health, but is also furthering her education in mental health by attending Rutgers University to pursue a career in Psychology. When she isn’t at NYCH, Paige is either singing, watching sports, or playing with her rescue cat, Remi.

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

phone: (212) 535-MEOW

fax: (212) 501-7140