Linda Isaacson, DVM, CCRT, 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. 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).
Jennifer Quinones, DVM
Dr. Jennifer Quinones received a B.S. in Pre Veterinary Medicine from UMass Amherst. She then received her veterinary degree from Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. After spending one year in the clinical research setting, Jennifer worked at various emergency hospitals in New Hampshire for almost 4 years. She has since joined Prospect and Crown Heights Animal Hospitals, where she will see general practice appointments as well as emergencies on an as needed basis. Jennifer is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and is USDA accredited. In her free time, Jennifer enjoys weight lifting and spending time outdoors.
Zarah Deutsch, DVM, USDA Accredited
Dr. Zarah Deutsch graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from Cornell University. She then moved across the country to pursue her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Washington State University. Dr. Deutsch’s professional interests include reproductive medicine, palliative care and behavior. While not at work, Dr. Deutsch likes to practice martial arts, cook, and play fetch with her German shorthaired pointer Roxy. As a native of Manhattan, she is excited to be able to live and work in a new borough!
Liza Balouzian, DVM
Dr. Balouzian graduated with a bachelor of science in biology from Cornell University in 2010. She then moved to Tennessee to perform immunology research at St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital for two years. She earned her DVM degree from the University of Tennessee. Following graduation she completed a small animal rotating medical and surgical internship at BluePearl Veterinary Partners in New York City. Afterwhich, she also completed a specialty internship in oncology at the Animal Medical Center. She currently lives in Manhattan with her Bichon, Jackson.
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.
Vidya Mandava, DVM, USDA Accredited
Dr. Vidya Mandava received her veterinary degree from Ross University. Prior to that, she earned a Bachelor of Science from Binghamton University. After graduating from Ross, she returned to her home town of New York City and practiced at a 24-hour emergency and general practice. She is excited to join the Franklin Avenue family. Her interests include emergency medicine, internal medicine, and ophthalmology.
Morgan Corn, DVM, USDA Accredited
Dr. Morgan Corn received her Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from Cornell University. After graduation, she worked for two years at a small animal rehabilitation center in Manhattan. Dr. Corn received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, cum laude, from St. George’s University after completing a year of clinical rotations at Cornell. She has a particular interest in dermatology, diagnostic imaging and rehabilitation. In her free time, Dr. Corn enjoys vegetarian cooking and spending quality time with her two long-haired chihuahuas, Willow and Clarice.
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.
Anthony Pizzicarola, DVM, CCRT
Born and raised in New York , Dr. Pizzicarola graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology Pre-Veterinary from SUNY Oneonta in 2012 and received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University in 2016. In 2019, he completed his training in canine physical therapy and became a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist (CCRT). Dr. Pizzicarola also has interest in dermatology, internal medicine, and preventative medicine but will see just about anything. When not at work Dr. Pizzicarola enjoys hiking the Catskill mountains, playing harmonica, and listening to Bob Dylan and other musicians.
Alex Ehrenman, VMD, USDA Accredited
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.