VCA Davis Animal Hospital

Stamford Veterinarians

We invite you to explore the biographies of our doctors and learn more about them. Our doctors have a wide variety of backgrounds and interests.

  • Jason Berkowitz

    Medical Director
    Veterinary School: Tufts University
    Graduate School: George Washington University

    Jason L. Berkowitz attended college at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Massachusetts followed by Tufts Veterinary School in North Grafton, Massachusetts as part of a 7 year B.S./D.V.M. ...
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  • Zimra Gordon

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: Tufts University
    Graduate School: Yale School of Epidemiology and Public Health

    Zimra Gordon graduated with a BA in biology from Wellesley College in 1992. She received her DVM from Tufts University in 1996. After practicing small animal medicine for several years, she became ...
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  • Shalmalee Kotwal

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: University of Pennsylvania

    Dr. Shalmalee Kotwal received both her Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees at the University of Pennsylvania.  She then completed a one-year rotating internship ...
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  • Ingrid Schmidt

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: Kansas State University

    Dr. Schmidt grew up locally in New Canaa.  She attended Cornell University where she received a Bachelors degree in Animal Science in 1996.  She then completed her Doctorate of Veterinary ...
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Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

Find a VCA Specialty Care Animal Hospital near you:


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Emergency Care

In case of an emergency during our normal business hours please call us immediately at 203-327-0300.  If after hours the following hospitals are a part of our VCA Healthcare system:

Norwalk CT - VCA Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center - 203-854-9960

Yonkers, NY - VCA Animal Specialty Center - 914-457-4000 

Katonah, NY - VCA Katonah Bedford Veterinary Center - 914-241-7700 

In addition, outside the VCA Healthcare System, Cornell University Veterinary Specialists is located on Canal Street in Stamford, CT - 203-595-2777.