Linda Isaacson, DVM, CCRT, cVMA, USDA Accredited
Dr. Linda Isaacson is the proud owner of Prospect Heights Animal Hospital. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1999 and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M University in 2003. After veterinary school, she completed an intensive one year small animal internship at Manhattan Vet Group (currently called Fifth Ave Vet Specialists in Manhattan).
Dr. Isaacson is a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist (CCRT) and has advance training in canine physical therapy and rehabilitation from the Canine Rehabilitation Institute. She is also accredited in veterinary acpuncture (cVMA) and can preform acupuncture at any of our 3 locations. At our Franklin Ave Animal Hospital, she can provide physical therapy and conditioning services that will improve your pet’s quality of life by treating movement impairments and disabilities due to injury, disease, previous surgeries, neurological problems, arthritis, obesity, or age related changes. We also offer conditioning programs for the well pet or athlete to maximize performance, help with weight management, and improve fitness levels.
Dr. Isaacson has practiced at several hospitals in the New York area before opening the Prospect Heights Animal Hospital in 2010. She lives in Brooklyn and opened the practice to be close to home.
Matt Katz, DVM, USDA Accredited
Dr. Matt Katz graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration in 2003. After a five year detour in the business world, he continued his education at the University of Massachusetts before receiving his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Tufts University. Since graduating, he has been working in small animal general practice in the tristate area, with professional interests that include internal medicine and pain management. He currently lives in Brooklyn with his wife, as well as their amazing dog (Griz), and cats (Cheeto, Dewey, Pickle, and Moo).
Lauren, Novak, DVM
Dr. Lauren Novak graduated from New York University with a Bachelor of Arts in biology and received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University. She also spent a year abroad at the Royal Veterinary College in London during her clinical studies. After graduation, she returned home to New York City and completed an internship at the ASPCA on the upper east side of Manhattan. Dr. Novak enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine but has a particular interest in surgery and dentistry. She currently lives in Brooklyn with her dog Arya and her cat Bumi.
Michelle Mathios, DVM
Dr. Michelle Mathios graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Fordham University. She earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. She then completed a small animal rotating medical and surgical internships at BluePearl Veterinary Partners in NYC. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, skiing, playing piano, and exploring New York City. She currently lives in Brooklyn with two cats.
Geraline T. Arroyo, DVM
Dr. Geraline T. Arroyo was born and raised in north New Jersey. She attended MCPHS University in Boston where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Pre-Medicine and Health Studies. She then went to veterinary school at the University of Missouri where she helped rehabilitate birds of prey, organize symposiums, and traveled internationally for veterinary conservation work. Her professional interests include exotics, pathology, nutrition, and radiology. She enjoys spending her free time with her 2 family dogs, her ball python Noodles, and exploring both the city and the outdoors.
Alex Ehrenman, VMD
Dr. Alex Ehrenman grew up on Long Island, NY. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2018, after which she worked at a small animal practice outside of Philadelphia. Prior to veterinary school, she received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Bucknell University in 2014. Dr. Ehrenman is thrilled to finally be closer to her family. Her interests include behavior medicine, soft tissue surgery, and preventative care. She is a certified Fear-Free professional, and is passionate about keeping hospital visits low-stress for her patients. Outside of work, Dr. Ehrenman enjoys film photography, listening to podcasts, and exploring all that Brooklyn has to offer.
Karthika Parvathy, BVSc & AH
After graduating with a Bachelor of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry (BVSc & AH) degree from Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University in India where she grew up, Dr. Parvathy moved to New York and received her Master of Public Health degree from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Her interests include epidemiology, emergency medicine, surgery, and anesthesia. She lives in Manhattan with her husband, her dog and three cats.
Nina Kozak, DVM
Dr. Nina Kozak grew up in Westchester, NY with three cats and a chihuahua. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience from Binghamton University, and received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University. She is especially interested in internal medicine, surgery, dermatology, and preventative care. Outside of the clinic Nina enjoys dancing to live music, biking around Prospect Park, and eating her way through NYC. .