Bronx, NY Veterinarians

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Stephen M. Katz, VMD

General practioner and owner Stephen M. Katz has worked with animals since 1972. One of his first experiences working with pets was helping to capture and save a 23-foot-long reticulated python that had escaped from its cage at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. Since then, Dr. Katz has mapped sea turtle nesting beaches in French Guinua and the Galapagos Islands, and was the assistant director of the Hai Bar Biblical Wildlife Preserve in Israel.

A graduate of Cornell University and the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Katz is a native of Jericho, N.Y., and has been practicing veterinary medicine since 1984. He opened Bronx Veterinary Center in 1995 and is professionally interested in dermatology and the science of allergies.

Dr. Katz and his wife Nicole—the practice manager of Bronx Veterinary Center—have four daughters: Ariella, Sydney, Skylar and Shira. Sydney and Skylar both practice Tae Kwon Do and Shira loves to dance. Ariella recently graduated from college and all four are huge animal lovers. The family has a dog named Molly, a cat named Puck and two rats named Diamond and Ruby. In his spare time, Dr. Katz is a triathon competitor and enjoys hiking, kayaking and studying world and American history.

Attlee Douglas, DVM

Dr. Attlee Douglas has been working at Bronx Veterinary Center as a part-time veterinarian since 1997. He likes working at the hospital because of the "very supportive staff." Dr. Douglas has been working with animals for over 20 years and is actively involved with North Shore Animal League. He has three cats and a dog, and in his spare time he enjoys gardening, cooking, wine making and bike riding.

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Peter Vyorst, DVM

Dr. Peter Vyorst joined the medical team at Bronx Veterinary Center in 2011. He enjoys "not only helping people and their pets, but educating them as well." Dr. Vyorst also strives to help eliminate pain and suffering for the pets under his care.

As a boy growing up in Long Island, N.Y., Dr. Vyorst's family always had pets. It was during his childhood that he began showing a serious interest in animals. Long before becoming a veterinarian, he volunteered and worked with animals in various settings. In 1974, Dr. Vyorst earned his bachelor's degree in history from Ohio State University. He went on to earn his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Parma, Italy in 1980.

Dr. Vyorst is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the New York State Veterinary Association and the New York City Veterinary Association.

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