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University Animal Hospital

University Animal Hospital

354 East 66th Street | New York, NY 10021

Call 646-405-6242
Monday 8:00am - 8:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 8:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 8:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 8:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 8:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday Closed
  • Wellness/Diagnostic Care
  • Pet Boarding/Grooming
  • Puppy/Kitten Care
  • Pet Dental Care
  • International Health Certificate
  • Animal Boarding
  • Animal Daycare
  • Animal Flea Control
  • Animal Grooming
  • Animal Microchipping
  • Declawing
  • Small Animal Vet
  • Spaying/Neutering
  • Veterinarians
  • Veterinary Dentistry
  • Veterinary Euthanasia
  • Veterinary Medical Specialties
  • Veterinary Surgery
  • Veterinary Vaccinations
  • New Pet Initial Visit
  • Physical Exam

University Animal Hospital is located at 354 East 66th St. between 1st and 2nd Avenues on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

We are staffed by a team of knowledgeable, dedicated and compassionate professionals. We work to provide the highest level of veterinary care to your pets. Under the leadership of Dr. Lawrence Andrew Zola, the staff at University Animal Hospital has consistently demonstrated compassionate, loving and affordable medical care for all pets in New York City.

University Animal Hospital has been providing the highest quality, state-of-the-art medical care, possible to pets and their owners for more than a quarter of a century. Our state-of-the-art facility allows us the capability to treat most medical and surgical cases in house. As an added service, we provide on-site consultations with veterinary specialists to further enhance the quality of veterinary care provided by our hospital.

All of our hospital patients, as well as our boarding guests, are closely monitored and supervised by technicians and animal attendants who are on premises 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Lawrence Zola, DVM, PC
Lawrence Zola, DVM, PC

Dr. Zola has been the director of University Animal Hospital since 1989. After earning his Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1978 from the University of Pennsylvania where he was a Dean's List student, Dr. Zola was accepted to Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. After four years of study, he was awarded his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1982, giving him over 20 years of quality experience as a general practitioner. Following veterinary school, he was selected for an internship in medicine and surgery at the prestigious Animal Medical Center in New York City. In addition to general medicine, some of Dr. Zola's professional interests include ophthalmology, internal medicine and pediatrics.

Dr. Zola believes in continuing education and attends several local and national veterinary medicine conferences each year. He maintains membership in the New York City Veterinary Medical Association, New York State Veterinary Medical Society and the American Veterinary Medical Association.

A USDA Certified Veterinarian, Dr. Zola has the authority to issue international health certificates for pets traveling to foreign countries. He also issues certificates of travel for The Pet Travel Scheme which allows pets to enter the United Kingdom without quarantine.

Dr. Zola and his wife Lisa live in NYC with their two daughters, Jordan and Samantha, and the family's 2 dogs and 2 cats. During his leisure time, Dr. Zola can be found participating in a number of outdoor activities including golf, tennis, hiking, canoeing and skiing.

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Dr. Roni Yahalom
Dr. Roni Yahalom

Dr. Roni Yahalom joined University Animal Hospital in May 2014. She was born and raised in Israel, where she received her BA in Animal Science from Hebrew University in Jerusalem. In 2005, Roni relocated to Philadelphia to attend University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine, where she was magna cum laude and was awarded her Veterinarian Medicine Doctoris in 2009.

In 2010, Dr. Yahalom moved to New York City to complete a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Blue Pearl Veterinary Specialists. She then joined St. Marks Veterinary Hospital as a Associate Veterinarian, providing outstanding medical and surgical care to dogs, cats, and exotic animals.

Dr. Yahalom is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and received her USDA Accreditation in 2010. Her professional interests include dermatology and internal medicine. Most of her free time is dedicated to her young daughter and baby boy, husband, and three loving cats.

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Dr. Diane Bucalo
Dr. Diane Bucalo

Dr. Bucalo obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in microbiology, with honors, from the Queen Mary College of the University of London. In addition to that she is also has her USDA accreditation. After graduating from the University of Florida Veterinary College in 1984 she immediately entered private practice. Dr. Bucalo had her own veterinary hospital on eastern Long Island for almost 20 years before coming to practice at University Animal Hospital. She has been an invaluable part of our team since 2011.
Besides giving the best care possible to her animal patients Dr. Bucalo is a mom to her own King Charles Spaniel, John Paul, and her African Grey parrot, Rex.

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Dr. Sada Grieve
Dr. Sada Grieve

Dr. Sada Grieve joined University Animal Hospital in March of 2016. After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rollins College in Mathematics she became a partner in an economic research firm for a hedge fund. After a few years Dr. Grieve decided to follow her dream of becoming veterinarian. She finished her pre-veterinary coursework at Colombia University and was awarded her veterinary degree at Oregon State University in 2014.
After veterinary school, Dr. Grieve returned to New York to practice small animal veterinary medicine. Outside of work, she enjoys walking her dogs Gary Elizabeth and Sweet Pea in Central Park, reading, going to the theater, learning to fly airplanes, and baking dog biscuits.
Dr. Grieve received her USDA accreditationin 2015. She is also a member of the American Veterinary Medical Society, Veterinary Medical Association of New York City, and New York State Veterinary Medical Society.

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