Our Team

The friendly, professional staff at VCA Animal Hospitals is made up of dedicated individuals who have made it their mission to help pets live long, healthy lives. To be true to the mission, the hospital team relies on several individuals, each equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for both you and your pet. And if things get complicated, we are fortunate to have access to the nation's largest network of VCA veterinarians and board-certified specialists.

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Get to know us
Explore our staff biographies and learn about the people who make our facility an excellent choice for your pet care needs.

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Taryn Abrams
Medical Director
Dr. Abrams is our native New Yorker. Having grown up in Greenwich Village, she knew she wanted to become a veterinarian from an early age. She spent a large part of her childhood in the city's zoos and aquarium participating in every zoo program/camp that was available.

Dr. Abrams earned her undergraduate degree in animal science (pre-veterinary studies) at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and her veterinary doctorate from St. George's University School of Veterinary Medicine with a clinical year at the University of Illinois.  She completed a small animal medicine and surgery rotating internship at Fifth Avenue Veterinary Specialists in downtown Manhattan. 

Her professional interests include internal medicine and exotic mammals. Outside the hospital, Dr. Abrams loves reading and watching all things sci-fi and fantasy. She can be found at the latest art gallery opening, musical or indie rock concert. She lives in Park Slope with her wife and their two cats Sunny and Penny, a turtle named Charlotte and their senior Bichon mix Andre. Dr. Abrams has worked as a dog, cat and small mammal vet in Manhattan, Staten Island and Brooklyn.
John Pezzolla
Hospital Manager

John Pezzolla was born and raised in Brooklyn. John jumped into the world of veterinary medicine in the 80’s, where he “ran the show” at Cobble Hill Animal Clinic with Dr. Maddox who has since retired. It is his love for animals that allowed him to develop a passion for the field of veterinary medicine and devote his career to owners and their beloved pets. John has worked every possible position in an animal hospital from kennel staff to reception, assistant to technician, and bookkeeper to manager. He strives to combine his professional experiences with his great love of animals to create a hospital where every client, pet, and staff member feels safe and confident in our practice.

Outside of work John enjoys, cooking, baking, and tending to his tropical plants. He has a taste for scotch and loves his handsome rescue cat Zero who he relaxes with him on his days off.


Our veterinarians are a team of highly trained individuals dedicated to the health and well-being of your pets. Explore our veterinarians' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital an excellent choice for your pet's care.

Veterinarian Support

Our technicians and support team members are all gentle animal lovers who treat your pets with the compassion and respect they deserve. Explore our support team members' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital such a good choice for your pet's care.


The hospital administration team consists of management personnel who oversee all staff members, hospital activities and the facilities. Together, they keep the hospital running smoothly, ensuring quality patient care and excellent client service. From the moment you check in, our administrative staff is here to deliver the best possible experience to you and your pet before, during and after your visit.

Client Services

We are committed to providing the best possible service and our Client Services team loves to exceed pet owner's expectations. Whether it's answering your calls, guiding you and your pet to the exam rooms or checking you in and out quickly, our Client Service representatives and Receptionists are dedicated to providing helpful client and patient support that raises the bar on customer service.
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Our teams are united in our common purpose of taking care of the future of veterinary medicine.
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