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VCA Park East is currently open 8a-6p Monday-Friday, and 9a-5p on Saturday. We are closed Sundays. If your pet is experiencing an emergency and needs immediate attention, please call the Animal Medical Center at 212-838-8100.

Laura M.  Katz, Associate Veterinarian


Dr. Laura Katz, originally from Monmouth County, NJ, received her undergraduate degree from New York University in 2007. She then moved to Philadelphia to complete a post-baccalaureate health sciences program at the University of Pennsylvania, where she also worked as a research assistant with the Stem Cell Xenograft Core. In 2010, Dr. Katz moved back to New Jersey and worked at the Liberty Humane Society in Jersey City. She was later awarded the Decades of Excellence scholarship from St. George’s University in the West Indies, and after three years in the Caribbean was selected to complete her clinical veterinary studies at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. Following graduation in 2016, she completed a one-year, small animal rotating internship at Garden State Veterinary Specialists. Dr. Katz has spent the last several years working as an Emergency Clinician at Ocean State Veterinary Specialists in R.I., and then as an Emergency Clinician and Hospitalist at Animal Emergency and Referral Associates in NJ. Her medical interests include emergency and critical care, and general practice. Outside of work, Dr. Katz enjoys running, traveling, reading and baking. She spends most of her free time Joey, her Granadian pothound, and her six nieces and nephews who also live in NYC. Dr. Katz also has a 20-year-old cat named Lyla who lives with her parents in New Jersey.

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Your pet can enjoy comprehensive preventive and wellness care veterinary services for every stage of life, from puppy or kitten through adult and the senior years. We invite you to explore our services to learn more and help keep your pet happy and healthy!
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