Dr. Leah Vinitsky has been an associate veterinarian at Park Slope Veterinary Care since 2007. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Antioch College in 2000. She completed her studies at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine with a clinical year at North Carolina State University, and graduated in 2004. Prior to joining the Park Slope Veterinary Care family, she worked in several well-respected clinics around New York City. Her warm and caring approach allowed her to build close relationships with patients and clients, many of whom have followed her along the way. She enjoys caring for them as they change from year to year and works hard to ensure they are healthy through all life stages.
On days off, you may run into her enjoying the great outdoors in Prospect Park with her dog and PSVC mascot Ziggy. When her busy life permits, she enjoys traveling the world and is a seasoned scuba diver. She and her husband Ed recently welcomed their adorable son Matan. They live in Park Slope with Ziggy and their cats Rad and Miles.
Dr. Eric Maddon is a general practitioner and co-owner of Park Slope Veterinary Care.
Grisel Soto has been working in the animal care field for almost 17 years. She joined the Park Slope Veterinary Care family as a technician in May of 2010 and quickly progressed to hospital manager, a position she assumed in the fall of 2013. In addition to her love of animals, she also enjoys rollerblading, weekend getaways and is quite the movie buff. She lives in Queens with her daughter, their two Chihuahuas, Coco and Diesel, and pit-mix Dutchess.
Georgia Simon's main career focus lies in Linguistics, but the veterinary field has been an extracurricular interest since 2008. She joined the team at Park Slope Veterinary Care in August 2013, attracted to the welcoming, friendly environment and the high level of personal care with which the doctors attend to their patients. In her spare time she can often be found knitting or singing, and lives in Manhattan with a roommate who is, sadly, allergic to cats.
Jade Sutton joined Park Slope Veterinary Care and a technician in November of 2013. A native New Yorkers, she is known for 2 things; her boundless sense of humor and heartfelt passion for animals. She has been fortunate enough to work with animals for more than 20 years, ranging from birds, horses, pocket pets, companion animals, marine life, to lions, tigers and bears (oh-my!) on movie sets. She has been in the veterinary medicine field for the last 18 years and enjoys that the field allows her to continually learn and grow. She currently lives in the coolest place in the world, Brooklyn, and is owned by 3 cats: Runamuc, White Girl, and a kooky Siberian named Deuce.
Jillian Berry is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin with a BA in Sociology and Anthropology. She was born in California, raised in Minnesota and has a permaculture farm in Hawaii where she and her husband raise sheep, ducks, chickens, a pig, a cat and a dog. Their dog, Koa, got to tag along with them to Brooklyn where they are expecting a baby girl. When she is not working as a receptionist at Park Slope Vet Care she enjoys all things outdoors, photography, and enriching others' lives alongside her husband, a musician, teacher and founder of a non-profit called the Panjea Foundation for Cultural Education. Together they plan and host educational and entertainment events.
Alexandria Colon just recently joined park slope veterinary care. She has a passion for animals and loves talking to people. She most enjoys spending time with her 1 year old daughter who also loves animals. When she is not greeting you at the front desk of PSVC, she spends her time watching movies, going out to dinner, and just having a good time.
Natasha Harripersad started as a kennel assistant in November of 2012 and also works as a nanny for several families in the area. She lives in Brooklyn with her 5 year old daughter.
Salli Striano is currently an undergraduate Senior at Brooklyn College pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Biology graduating in the Spring of 2014. She works part-time as a receptionist at PSVC and as a lab technician for the Biomimetic and Cognitive Robotics Laboratory at her college where she works with various aquatic animal species such as axolotls and octopus. Being an active musician for the last 14 years, she also works as a music teacher at Keynotes music studio in Brooklyn where she gives clarinet, saxophone and music theory lessons. Her two major passions in life are animals and music. Animals have always been a huge part of her life including her cat 'Slayer,' bearded dragon 'Judas,' leopard gecko 'Liz,' 2 guinea pigs 'Liebe' & 'Luba,' 3 rats and California king snake 'Mantas.' During the summer, Salli volunteers at The Wild Bird Fund in NYC working to rehabilitate the sick and injured birds of NY. On her free time, Salli enjoys going to heavy metal shows, catching up on the latest Popular Science articles, and watching Star Trek.