Linda Isaacson, DVM
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 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.
Kimberly Kahn, DVM
Dr. Kimberly Kahn graduated with her Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Amherst College in 1998. She earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University in 2009. Since completing a small animal medicine and surgery internship at NYC Veterinary Specialists (now Blue Pearl Vet Partners), she has worked in private practice (Gotham Veterinary Center in Manhattan) and shelter medicine (Animal Care and Control of NYC). She is certified in veterinary acupuncture through IVAS. Her veterinary interests include behavior and pain management. She lives in Manhattan but enjoys spending time in Brooklyn!
Matt Katz, DVM
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).
Danielle Woolf, DVM
Dr. Danielle Woolf graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Pre-Veterinary from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2012 and received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in 2016. Since graduating, she has practiced small animal, emergency and exotics medicine in Long Island and Queens. Her veterinary interests include exotics, internal medicine, dermatology, nutrition and emergency care. Outside of work she enjoys traveling, cooking, and exploring Brooklyn and Manhattan. Dr. Woolf currently lives in Brooklyn, where she shares an apartment with a bearded dragon and dog-like cat.
Melanie Shapiro, DVM
Dr. Melanie Shapiro graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Brandeis University in 2012 and received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University in 2016. Following graduation, she completed a one year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Veterinary Emergency and Referral Group in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Shapiro appreciates all aspects of veterinary medicine, but she has particular interests in internal medicine and emergency/critical care. Outside of work, she enjoys dancing, spending time in the sun, and finding new and exciting places in NYC.
Jonathan Levine, DVM
Dr. Jonathan Levine, a native of Long Island, graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelor of Science in applied mathematics. Staying in California, he worked for almost four years in corporate strategy as a consultant before deciding to change career paths and become a veterinarian. Dr. Levine received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of California, Davis, where he served as co-president of his class. In addition, while at UC Davis, he served as a student mentor and member of the Veterinary Business Management Association. Upon graduation, Dr. Levine moved back to New York, where he completed a one year internship in Companion Animal Medicine and Surgery at Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners. He gained invaluable experience during his internship in emergency and specialty medicine. He then practiced for two years in the Upper East Side before joining the staff at Prospect Heights and Crown Heights Animal Hospitals. Dr. Levine’s special interests include emergency medicine, endocrinology, surgery, and dermatology.
Jennifer Quinones, DVM
Elie Miodownik, DVM
In his free time, Dr. Miodownik enjoys hiking, cooking and exploring this great city. He is excited to join the Crown Heights Animal Hospital team and looks forward to meeting you and your pets!
Zarah Deutsch, DVM
Dr. Zarah Deutsch graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from Cornell University in 2014. She then moved across the country to pursue her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Washington State University, which she completed in 2018. Dr. Deutsch is Fear Free Certified and her professional interests include reproductive medicine, surgery 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 in 2016. 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 in 2013 and received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University in 2017 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 in 2013. She earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University in 2017. 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
Dr. Vidya Mandava received her veterinary degree from Ross University in 2017. 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.