Public & Client Services

Meet the caregivers


AdolphHi, my name is Evin Adolph, and I am currently a second-year veterinary student. I am from the Bronx and completed my undergraduate studies at Hamilton College where I majored in Hispanic studies and minored in biology. I am currently interested in working with both small and large animals, as well as shelter medicine. In addition to Southside, I work as a student technician in Small Animal Emergency at the Cornell University Animal Hospital and try to get in as much snuggle time as I can with my dachshund, Pringles! Southside is one of my favorite activities at Cornell and I am looking forward to bringing it to Brooklyn!



BuckleyMy name is Sara Buckley, and I am class of 2014. My hometown is Swampscott, Massachusetts. I went to Williams College for undergraduate work and dual majored in Biology and Economics. My career interests are varied. I have greatly enjoyed my work in small animal clinics, but also have greatly enjoyed my work with aquatic animals as well. Personal interests are swimming, cooking and hiking.





CornwellMy name is Emily Cornwell, and I am a first-year veterinary student (Class of 2015). I went to Kalamazoo College as an undergraduate and majored in Spanish language and literature and biology. After college, I completed an Honors Degree in Australia, where I researched the salt tolerance of a native mussel. In addition to veterinary school, I am currently working on a PhD in fish diseases. My career interests include international veterinary medicine, aquatic animal medicine, and conservation medicine. In my spare time, I like to travel, cook, kayak, and hike with my dog, Shiloh.








Catherine Diggins, Class of 2014: I grew up in Albany, NY, and graduated from Tufts University with a B.S. in biology and a theater minor. I'm currently a second year student at Cornell and have a wide range of interests in the vet field, including small animal surgery, public health, clinical pathology, and internal medicine. My personal interests include cooking, reading good books, drinking good wine (with good friends!), and distracting myself from vet school with musical theater. This is my second NYC Southside trip, and I'm thrilled to be able to do it again. It was such a rewarding and fulfilling experience the last time, so I jumped at the chance to volunteer for Brooklyn. Southside NYC is a great resource for the community and a great experience for the student clinicians, so I'm glad that the program has been expanded to a second location!






FreifeldMichael Freifeld, Class of 2015. I am from Port Washington, New York. I earned my undergraduate degree in Pre-Veterinary/Animal Science at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. My career interests include exotics, mixed animal practice, and companion animal medicine. I am currently finalizing the production of my invention, the Calm-a-Lid, a stress reducing device for alpacas and llamas. My personal interests are photography, downhill skateboarding, cooking, camping and hiking, and recently skeet shooting!







GreismanI'm Jill Greisman, and I am currently a second-year veterinary student in the Class of 2014 at Cornell's College of Veterinary Medicine. I grew up in Manhattan and attended Cornell University where I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in biological sciences. I love cows and hope to practice large animal medicine in the future. My personal interests include traveling, anything outdoors, and playing with my cats, Gandalf and David.







Mandy Gutliph is a member of the Class of 2014 in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University. She is from DeLancey, NY, and completed her Bachelors degree from Cornell University in animal science. She is interested in many things, including Cardiology and Large Animal Medicine and is currently unsure about where she would like her future to go. She grew up riding horses and currently is an assistant coach for the Cornell Polo Team.












IncorvaiaLauren Incorvaia, Class of 2015, is from Manalapan, NJ. She earned her BA in Animal Behavior from Franklin and Marshall College where she played softball competitively and subsequently worked as a research assistant with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Her veterinary interests include small animal and exotics emergency medicine and mixed practice, and she plans to do a rotating specialty internship after graduation. In her free time she enjoys photography, hiking, rugby, and cooking. Lauren is very excited to be a part of Southside Brooklyn!








KhatibzadehSarah Khatibzadeh, Class of 2014, graduated with a B.S. in animal science from Cornell University in 2010. Originally from Dallas, she has also lived in Cary, NC, and, most recently, in rural western NJ. She is primarily interested in equine medicine but loves working with all species. Within the veterinary college, she is a Surgery Club Vice-President, an Iams Student Representative, and a tour guide. In her free time, she enjoys riding horses, cooking, swimming, running, drawing, playing piano, and snuggling her cat, Joker. She is very excited to volunteer at the Southside Brooklyn clinic after volunteering at Southside Ithaca clinics!









KunduMila Kundu, Class of 2014, is originally from Waverly, NY. She attended SUNY Geneseo for her undergraduate work and then came to Cornell for a Masters in animal science before pursuing veterinary school. She is interested in both small animal medicine and laboratory animal medicine and intends to pursue one or both of those fields following graduation from Cornell.














ManchesterHi. My name is Alison Manchester. Looking back at my first year-and-a-half of veterinary school, trips to the Southside clinic stand out as some of my most positive experiences. The opportunity to interact with real animals and their caring owners is one I relish. I grew up in Rochester, NY, before studying art history at Tufts University. Working for two years in the surgery department at a small animal hospital outside of Boston solidified my lifelong goal of being a vet. Now in my second year of vet school my interests are focused on small animal internal medicine and research. When I’m not studying I spend my time running, cooking, and watching the Buffalo Bills (win or lose).







MisciosciaErin Miscioscia, Class of 2015, is originally from Orange County, NY. Prior to attending Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, she received her B.S. in animal science from the University of Connecticut. Her professional interests are still somewhat broad, including many aspects of small animal medicine. Her personal interests include yoga, recreational sports, kayaking, traveling, and playing with her 2 young mixed breed dogs, Cooper and Murphy. Erin is one of the new Directors of the Southside Healthy Pet Clinic, and is thrilled to be bringing Southside to the best city in the world!








ParsleyMy name is Elizabeth Parsley, and I’m part of the class of 2014. I grew up in Miami, Florida, and attended the University of Florida in Gainesville, where I majored in Animal Sciences and minored in Religion and Sustainability. My career aspiration is to become a board certified small animal surgeon, specializing in Orthopedics. My personal interests include cooking, knitting, tennis, skiing, and anything that makes me laugh.








PezzaniteLynn Pezzanite, Class of 2014, is from Goshen, IN, and earned her undergraduate degree from Purdue University majoring in animal sciences and biology. Her career interests include large animal surgery and emergency/critical care. Her personal interests include running, traveling, baking, and spending time with her cat, Bungie.










RiveraHello! My name is Samantha Rivera, and I am a second-year veterinary student at Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine. I was born in Manhattan and raised all my life in the Bronx. I graduated from Cornell University in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in science, majoring in both biological sciences and animal science. My goal and aspiration after graduation from veterinary school is to enter a residency in laboratory animal medicine, in hopes of becoming either a clinician or pathologist in lab animal medicine. Outside of academics, I am also an Assistant Resident Hall Director for the Multicultural Living and Learning Unit (McLLU) and a training captain for one of the college’s dining halls. In my spare time, I enjoy cooking new recipes, reading, stitching, and drawing.







romanoJennifer Romano, Class of 2014, is originally from Long Island, NY. She graduated from Lafayette College in Easton, PA, where she received a Bachelor's Degree in biology. She is still working on her future plans, but is leaning toward being a general practitioner for a mixed animal practice. Outside of school, she is currently on the Cornell Ballroom Team and loves painting and spending time with her rabbit, Shmallow.








SanmartiEnio Sanmarti grew up in Caracas, Venezuela. He says: I moved to the United States in 2001 for my last year of high school. I obtained my B.S. in Animal Biology at the University of California, Davis. I am currently a second-year veterinary student at Cornell University. Scholarly, my interest is in internal medicine. My species of interest are small animals, especially cats, but I am very passionate about conservation medicine with emphasis on felids. My career goal is to be in academia incorporating research findings to better care for our furry friends. I really enjoy internal medicine, and with the growing global concerns with species depletions, I am interested in ways to translate medicine and research findings from our domestic animals and humans to our companions in the wild.









SatchellHi. My name is Patrick Satchell and I am a first-year student at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. I grew up in the small farming town of Milford, NE, before completing a B.S. in industrial engineering and engineering management at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. Veterinary medicine has always been an interest of mine, and I am extremely grateful to be pursuing it as a career. Currently I am interested in small animal emergency medicine and equine orthopedics. My career goals including specializing and becoming a clinician at a teaching hospital so that I may educate veterinary students while practicing my specialty and conducting research. When I get a moment to break away from the classroom I enjoy photography, music, outdoor activities, and traveling.









ShermanMy name is Nicholas Sherman, and I am a member of the class of 2014. I am originally from Plattsburgh, NY. I attended the University of New Hampshire, majoring in pre-veterinary medicine. My current career aspirations include laboratory animal medicine, emergency medicine and/or general practitioner work. I enjoy playing many different sports, cooking and doing anything outdoors.








TownsendMy name is Adam Townsend, I was born and raised in Pulaski, NY, a rural town north of Syracuse. I attended The Pennsylvania State University for my undergraduate education, majoring in animal bioscience. My career interest is mixed animal practice, focusing on dairy production medicine and low income, but high quality small animal medicine. In my free time I enjoy playing basketball, hiking, and reading.





WaxmanLindsey Waxman is a first-year veterinary student who will be graduating with the Class of 2015. She is from Brooklyn and attended Midwood High School. She graduated from Rutgers University with a major in cell biology and neuroscience in the Class of 2010. She is interested in working with small animals, zoo, wildlife, and exotics. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and hiking.






WeisenfeldMy name is Andy Weisenfeld, and I am in the Class of 2015. I was born and raised in New York City. I got a B.S. from Trinity College in Hartford, CT, where I double majored in religion and biology. I’m looking to do small animal internal medicine, possibly with pocket pets on the side. In my personal time, I enjoy fencing, mythology, and target / trap shooting.








ZaccheoMy name is Anthony Zaccheo, and I'm a first-year student (Class of 2015). I'm originally from Brooklyn, NY, and am very excited to be participating in my hometown. I did my undergraduate work at St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights where I completed my Bachelor's in biology. My career interests include small animal medicine with an emphasis on soft tissue surgery and neurology. However, I hope to one day open my own practice in New York City or in Florida. My personal interests include all major sports (basketball, baseball, etc-- New York Sports!!), reading, traveling and hanging out with my friends and family.