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Pure Paws Veterinary Care of Hell's Kitchen

Pure Paws Veterinary Care of Hell's Kitchen

506 W 42nd Street | New York, NY 10036

Call 917-979-4260
Monday 7:00am - 8:00pm
Tuesday 7:00am - 8:00pm
Wednesday 7:00am - 8:00pm
Thursday 7:00am - 8:00pm
Friday 7:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 3:00pm
Sunday 9:00am - 3:00pm
  • Full-Service Veterinary Hospital
  • Dental Care
  • General Surgical Procedures
  • Vaccinations
  • Open 7 Days a Week!
  • Animal Flea Control
  • Animal Microchipping
  • Bird Vet
  • Holistic Veterinary Medicine
  • Small Animal Vet
  • Spaying/Neutering
  • Veterinarians
  • Veterinary Dentistry
  • Veterinary Euthanasia
  • Veterinary Surgery
  • Veterinary Vaccinations
  • New Pet Initial Visit
  • Physical Exam
Description

Pure Paws Vet Care of Hell’s Kitchen is The Newest Veterinary Hospital on The Block.

Located at 506 W. 42nd Street, our facility is a modern animal hospital offering dependable and leading veterinary services for dogs and cats of the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood & the surrounding area.

Sister facilities to Pure Paws Veterinary Care of Clinton Hill, we are now home to two great locations conveniently located to care for the pets of the Greater New York metropolitan area.

Every pet deserves exceptional veterinary care. Dr. Stephanie Liff leads a highly experienced and professional team with a collective mission to keep your forever friends happy and healthy with a full-range of wellness services, advanced diagnostics and general surgical procedures. Together we work with clients to create a preventative care plan as unique as their pet to promote the longest, happiest and healthiest life.

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The veterinarians are Pure Paws care deeply for their clients and their pets. That’s why they work hard to keep your pet happy and healthy. The veterinarians are Pure Paws care deeply for their clients and their pets. That’s why they work hard to keep your pet happy and healthy.
This furry patient is visiting Pure Paws Veterinary Care of Hell’s Kitchen for his annual wellness exam with Dr. Alex Schechter. The veterinarians at Pure Paws are gentle and highly experienced in keeping pets happy and healthy for a lifetime. This furry patient is visiting Pure Paws Veterinary Care of Hell’s Kitchen for his annual wellness exam with Dr. Alex Schechter. The veterinarians at Pure Paws are gentle and highly experienced in keeping pets happy and healthy for a lifetime.
Dr. Stephanie Liff, veterinarian and owner, will do all it takes to keep your pets happy and healthy. Dr. Stephanie Liff, veterinarian and owner, will do all it takes to keep your pets happy and healthy.
With the help of a veterinary technician, Dr. Alex Schechter looks into this well-behaved dog’s eyes. A healthy eye is clear, bright, and white! With the help of a veterinary technician, Dr. Alex Schechter looks into this well-behaved dog’s eyes. A healthy eye is clear, bright, and white!
We emphasize the importance of proper dental care for all of our furry patients. Here, Dr. Schechter takes a look at his patient’s teeth and gums checking for signs of dental disease. We emphasize the importance of proper dental care for all of our furry patients. Here, Dr. Schechter takes a look at his patient’s teeth and gums checking for signs of dental disease.
Dr. Stephanie Liff uses a stethoscope to assess this patient’s heart and lungs. If Dr. Liff recognizes any abnormalities, Pure Paws is equipped with advanced imaging technology to provide a prompt and accurate diagnosis. Dr. Stephanie Liff uses a stethoscope to assess this patient’s heart and lungs. If Dr. Liff recognizes any abnormalities, Pure Paws is equipped with advanced imaging technology to provide a prompt and accurate diagnosis.
Dr. Alex Schechter uses ultrasound technology to get a complete picture of this furry patient’s internal bodily systems. This advanced diagnostic tool is non-invasive and helps our doctors make a diagnosis sooner. Dr. Alex Schechter uses ultrasound technology to get a complete picture of this furry patient’s internal bodily systems. This advanced diagnostic tool is non-invasive and helps our doctors make a diagnosis sooner.
When you bring your pet in for a visit, Drs. Liff or Schechter will perform a comprehensive wellness exam in one of our exam rooms. We recommend bringing your pet in once or twice a year to best prevent illness and disease. When you bring your pet in for a visit, Drs. Liff or Schechter will perform a comprehensive wellness exam in one of our exam rooms. We recommend bringing your pet in once or twice a year to best prevent illness and disease.
The treatment area is used for nail trims, surgery prep, vaccinations and more! The treatment area is used for nail trims, surgery prep, vaccinations and more!
The benefits of digital radiology are endless! With this advanced diagnostic tool, we are able to instantly capture clear images that can easily be shared with you or a specialist. The benefits of digital radiology are endless! With this advanced diagnostic tool, we are able to instantly capture clear images that can easily be shared with you or a specialist.
Dr. Alex Schechter gently checks a patient’s eye health with the help of a veterinary technician. Dr. Alex Schechter gently checks a patient’s eye health with the help of a veterinary technician.
Dr. Alex Schechter uses a stethoscope to listen to the heart and lungs. Dr. Alex Schechter uses a stethoscope to listen to the heart and lungs.
‘Doggie breath’ is no joke. It’s one of the first signs of dental disease! ‘Doggie breath’ is no joke. It’s one of the first signs of dental disease!
An eye assessment is part of every wellness exam performed at Pure Paws. Here, Dr. Alex Schechter checks for proper light response, discharge, and unusual coloration. An eye assessment is part of every wellness exam performed at Pure Paws. Here, Dr. Alex Schechter checks for proper light response, discharge, and unusual coloration.
This well-behaved dog is ready for his annual wellness exam with Dr. Alex Schechter. This well-behaved dog is ready for his annual wellness exam with Dr. Alex Schechter.
Dr. Alex Schechter is happy to see one of his patients! Dr. Alex Schechter is happy to see one of his patients!
Solely by listening to breathing patterns, your veterinarian can assess general pulmonary health. Solely by listening to breathing patterns, your veterinarian can assess general pulmonary health.
We handle each and every patient with the understanding that comes from years of veterinary experience and the gentleness that comes from a deep admiration for animals. We handle each and every patient with the understanding that comes from years of veterinary experience and the gentleness that comes from a deep admiration for animals.
Dr. Stephanie Liff is a passionate veterinarian committed to keeping her patients happy, healthy, and by their human family members’ sides. Dr. Stephanie Liff is a passionate veterinarian committed to keeping her patients happy, healthy, and by their human family members’ sides.
The first year of a pet’s life is so important! We’ll offer professional advice and devise a wellness plan for the first year, including scheduled check ups, vaccines, and screenings. The first year of a pet’s life is so important! We’ll offer professional advice and devise a wellness plan for the first year, including scheduled check ups, vaccines, and screenings.
Dr. Alex Schechter is eager to help keep this adorable kitten healthy and happy for years to come. Dr. Alex Schechter is eager to help keep this adorable kitten healthy and happy for years to come.
Welcome to the Pure Paws family! Welcome to the Pure Paws family!
This beautiful dog is happy to be a patient at Pure Paws! This beautiful dog is happy to be a patient at Pure Paws!
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Stephanie Liff, DVM & Owner
Stephanie Liff, DVM & Owner

Dr. Stephanie Liff is originally from Cleveland, Ohio and earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan. Passionate about pets and animal medicine, Dr. Liff moved to Florida where she obtained her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009. Before joining the team at Pure Paws Veterinary Care, Dr. Liff completed an internship at BluePearl Veterinary Partners in Manhattan. Today, Dr. Liff is veterinarian and owner of both Pure Paws locations in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Her areas of professional interest include internal medicine and dermatology. When Dr. Liff is not practicing high-quality animal medicine, she enjoys spinning, dining at new restaurants, and traveling. She is also a huge Michigan Wolverine fan and will always be a Michigan Wolverine at heart!

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Alex Schechter, DVM
Alex Schechter, DVM

Dr. Alex Schechter grew up in Detroit, and later received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan. Pursuing a career in animal medicine, Dr. Schechter earned his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine. In 2014, he moved to New York City where he completed an internship and advanced training in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at BluePearl Veterinary Partners in Manhattan. Experiencing great success, he remained at BluePearl afterwards as a Senior Emergency Clinician. Dr. Schechter joined the team at Pure Paws of Hell’s Kitchen in 2016. In his spare time, he loves exploring the diverse neighborhoods of New York City with his fiancé and their one-eyed Shih Tzu, Cy (short for Cyclopes). Staying true to his hometown and university, Dr. Schechter is a diehard Michigan sports fan – Go Blue!

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Rebecca Kurtzman, DVM
Rebecca Kurtzman, DVM

Dr. Rebecca Kurtzman grew up just outside of New York City in Rockland County, NY, and is now enjoying life in the Upper West Side. She earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2017, and started practicing as an associate veterinarian at BluePearl Veterinary Partners shortly after. In July 2018, she joined the medical team at Pure Paws Veterinary Care. Dr. Kurtzman has professional interests in ophthalmology and internal medicine.

In her free time, Dr. Kurtzman enjoys painting, dancing, and doing yoga. Her favorite cuisines are Asian and Jing Fong is her local go-to spot. Dr. Kurtzman has a special spot in her heart for Rottweilers. Her first pet was a Rottie named Gwen, and she currently has a Rottie named Bianca.

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Brian P. Grossbard, DVM
Brian P. Grossbard, DVM

Growing up in Florida, Dr. Brian P. Grossbard, D.A.C.V.S., knew he wanted to combine his deep love for animals with his passion for medical science. In pursuit of his life-long dream to become a veterinary surgeon, Dr. Grossbard earned his DVM from the University of Florida in 2005. As a graduate, Dr. Grossbard completed a number of internships in Boston and New York such as emergency medicine, internal medicine, general and specialty surgery, medical neurology and neurosurgery, and a comprehensive 3-year surgical residency.

Dr. Grossbard has practiced veterinary surgery in New York since 2006. Board certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, his interests include spinal trauma, critical care of surgical patients, minimally invasive surgery and surgical oncology. He is also a certified provider of stem cell therapy.

Currently, a referral based surgeon at Pure Paws, Dr. Grossbard is also a surgical specialist at Animal Specialty Center in Yonkers. He also regularly volunteers his expertise at local rescue organizations. When Dr. Grossbard is not providing leading veterinary care, you may find him chauffeuring his rescue pup, Nemo, around the Greater New York City area. He also enjoys bicycling, traveling with his dog, and savoring all the art, food and culture Brooklyn has to offer.

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Dr. Imy Slome, VMD
Dr. Imy Slome, VMD

Dr. Imy Slome grew up in New York City and received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from University of Pennsylvania in 2016. She interned at BluePearl Veterinary Partners in Manhattan and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Slome has professional interests in internal medicine and emergency care.

Inspired to help animals when her first dog, Shady, was in an accident, Dr. Slome developed a passion for veterinary care. Seeing how the veterinarian saved her dog’s life motivated her to do the same for others.

Dr. Slome shares a home with her husband and Pit Mix, Sosa. In her spare time, she likes spinning, sailing, hiking and hanging with friends. Fun fact: She was born in London, UK!

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