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staffimage_1.pngDr. Marc Gurtman

In 1991, after a few years of uninspired practice as an attorney, Dr. Gurtman decided that he was tired of working with animals :) and pursued a career in veterinary medicine. A 1998 graduate from Cornell University’s School of Veterinary Medicine, Marc has special interests in surgery and oncology.

Dr. Gurtman enjoys the challenges of difficult cases and is lucky to have friends that are specialists in various veterinary disciplines to call upon when needed.

Marc enjoys guitar, athletics, writing comedy and spending time with his wonderful wife Sonali and children Jason and Lauren


Dr. Sonali Kothari

Dr. Kothari was born and raised in Canton, Ohio. After establishing residency in Virginia while attending the University of Richmond, Dr. Kothari decided to attend veterinary school at Ross University on the beautiful island of St. Kitts. She completed her final year of clinical studies in Louisiana at LSU and graduated Veterinary School in 2004.

Animals respond to Dr. Kothari’s warm and caring demeanor. Perhaps they sense that “she’s not from around here”.

Driven to offer the “best” medicine, Dr. Kothari will leave no stone unturned in diagnosing challenging cases. She has a special expertise in dermatology and has helped many dogs that had been suffering a life of discomfort due to skin ailments.

Sonali enjoys taking long runs, swimming, tennis, traveling and eating! Although she loves all breeds, Dr. Kothari has a special place in her heart for the small flat-faced kind. Look for Kiwi, Ponzu, Miso and Gnocchi as evidence when you come visit our practice.


Dr. Karen Urgo

Dr. Urgo is a 2010 graduate of Mississippi State University’s school of veterinary medicine. She enjoys problem-solving, and strives to offer high quality medicine, compassion, and enthusiasm to every client. She has special interests in dentistry and medicine.

Karen travels to work from Brooklyn. We are honored to have her pass so many other practices on her way to work with us each day.

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Dr. Mark Sibley 

A native of Long Island, Dr. Sibley has always loved working with animals. Before going off to college, he provided over 500 hours of volunteer service to the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind and worked briefly as a veterinary assistant. 

Dr. Sibley attended Cornell University for three years to complete his undergraduate education, double-majoring in Biology and Animal Science. He then stayed at Cornell for another four years to study at the College of Veterinary Medicine and earn his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. 

As a young graduate, Dr. Sibley is motivated to continue learning as much as he can from his talented colleagues. He enjoys the challenge of practicing medicine, but his passion comes from helping animals to live the longest, healthiest lives possible with their human companions.

Outside the clinic, Dr. Sibley spends much of his time spoiling his own animals: Nami, an energetic young Corgi; and Sangha, a charming and graceful senior cat. He also enjoys binge-watching shows on Netflix, hosting board game nights with friends, and traveling with his family. 


Marketa Jefferson

Ron Branche:

Licensed Veterinary Technicians:

Jillian Cosgriff

Megan Barry

Samantha Palmer

Nicole Smith

Megan Torpey



Angel Brower

Andy O'Rourke


Ashley Hall

Emma King

Kennel Assistants:

Jessica Epstein

Allie Roppelt 

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Practice Hours

Monday - Friday:

8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Saturday, Sunday:

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Doctor Hours (By Appointment)

Monday - Friday:

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

1:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Saturday, Sunday:

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm