Afshin graduated from California State University with a major in microbiology in 2007. He has enjoyed working with animals since he was young and worked as an emergency veterinarian technician for 5 years. He joined New York Veterinary Hospital as a veterinary technician in December 2013 and since then has provided outstanding service to our clients and their pets. He also helps to educate our clients to keep their pets healthy and happy.
Sylvia Lipford is a veterinary technician with New York Veterinary Hospital.
Crystal is a veterinary technician with New York Veterinary Hospital. She has been working in the Upper East Side for over 3 years. Her first experience was working with animals at the Bronx Children's Zoo and she loved every minute of it. Crystal has worked her way up from Technician Assistant/Kennel Worker to Technician Supervisor. On her down time she loves to take her dogs for a nice long walks. She has a large family: two pit-bulls named Nanook and Sofie, a yorkipoo named Scooby, four cats named Scotty, Cooper, Joseph and Monti. All her animals were rescued and have great stories along with awesome personalities. Crystal’s goal is to open up her own animal rehabilitation center/sanctuary and become a veterinarian who specializes in exotics.
Veterinary AssistantAddy Perez
School: American Military University
Addy is currently a soldier in the United States Army Reserve and holds the rank of Staff Sergeant. Her military occupational specialty (MOS) is as an Animal Care Specialist. She enlisted in 2008 and is still proudly serving to this day. In 2010 she was called to federal combat duty and deployed to Afghanistan as a veterinarian technician for a period of twelve months. During her combat tour there, her primary duties included, assisting in emergency trauma and preventive care for military working dogs that served overseas.
On the civilian side, Addy, has worked in various small animal private practices which has helped her obtain a well-rounded background in the ever so challenging and rewarding field of veterinary medicine and care. She enjoys working with the New York Veterinary Hospital team and looks forward to continue her never-ending passion as she serves our 4-legged patients and their owners. Addy's joy is her 2 year old Shiba-Inu named Tango. She is currently in the process of completing her B.A. in Environmental Science of Fish and Wildlife Management with American Military University.