Tracy Sane, DVM
Dr. Sane has been the owner of the Greenwich Village Animal Hospital since 2006. A native of Tennessee, he grew up on a farm surrounded by animals of all kinds, which sparked his interest in the veterinary field. He graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 1989. Dr. Sane has a special interest in surgery, i.e. orthopedic, soft tissue and laser surgery. In his free time, he enjoys reading, cooking, painting and drawing.
Carl Hudson, Shop Cat/Head of Accounting
Carl was born in a backyard in Red Hook, Brooklyn in 2007. He is the front-of-house shop cat for GVAH, occasionally assisting with reception, but mostly napping in his basket at the front desk. Carl enjoys sniffing cat carriers, chasing his brother Archie, and updating his Facebook page. He has asked us to add that he is also very soft.
Ziggy Hudson, Shop Cat/Human Resource Officer
Ziggy has been a member of the GVAH family since 2016. She suffers from a neurologic condition that results in a severe, itchy sensation on her head. Fortunately, our medical team here has been quite successful at managing her malady. She enjoys her role as the back-of-house shop cat for GVAH, although occasionally she can be seen napping amongst the greenery in our front window.
Eric grew up in a family of animal lovers. “As far back as I can remember we always had pets. I have photos with all of them.” Eric moved to NYC by way of Michigan in early 2001 and has worked in the animal-care industry since 2002. Eric is an avid cook, and will very happily tell you what he’s planning to make for dinner, though he may or may not invite you over to sample it.
Like many of our staff, Kristian was born in NYC. After a decade in Buffalo, he returned to the city to be closer to his mom. He can often be seen slathering his lunch in ketchup and listening to the likes of Bob Dylan and Lauryn Hill.
Born and raised in Queens, Krystal graduated from Cornell with a BS in Animal Science. She has worked at Greenwich Village Animal Hospital since 2005 and everything she knows about teching was learned here. She doesn't have pets of her own but she gets her fuzzy fix by petsitting. Outside of work, Krystal can be found snowboarding away the winter, indulging foodie tendencies around the city, and making the most of what the city has to offer with her friends.
Born and raised on Long Island, Jason grew up having dogs and exotic pets. When he was a teenager, he worked at a local veterinary clinic, and that experience sparked his passion for being part of a veterinary medical team.
A proud Bronx native, Steve has been a vet tech for 11 years. He has 2 dogs, Bowser and Bella, both of whom help him cheer on the Yankees. In his free time, he enjoys riding rollercoasters and tinkering with his Jeep Wrangler. His favorite part of his job is "the animals, of course."
Born in Manhattan, Kira is a talented technician who enjoys everything from karaoke to Comic Con to playing the cello. She has a dog named Nala and a cat named Mario.
Aurora grew up in Miami, Florida, where she first cultivated her love of animals; she and her mother rescued and rehabilitated cats, often facilitating their veterinary care. She moved to New York in 2014 and has worked as a technician for the last three years. In her free time, she likes to hang out with her cats and attend comedy shows.
Although she's been with us for over two years, Ashley remains our newest technician. She was born in Astoria and loves Chihuahuas so much that she has four (!) of her own. Deep down, however, she is still a cat lady.
Mary Mansfield, DVM
Nicole Cerniello, DVM
Dr. Cerniello was born in the nearby town of Dix Hills, NY. After attending veterinary school at Ross University and completing her clinical studies at Louisiana State University, she returned to New York where she spent two years practicing at an animal shelter before coming to Greenwich Village. Her special interests include dentistry, soft tissue surgery and emergency medicine. She has two cats, Pebbles and Mowlgi. In her free time, she likes to do yoga before indulging in her guilty pleasure (watching The Bachelor) and enjoying all the food New York has to offer.
Matt Miller, DVM
Dr. Miller is a Kentucky native who fell in love with New York after spending a summer here writing for Slate magazine in 2016. Although his parents disliked animals, Dr. Miller discovered a passion for them by volunteering with friends at various humane societies and rescue groups back home. He graduated from Auburn University in 2019, and has special interests in pathology, neurology, dermatology and soft tissue surgery. He enjoys running, reading and writing in his free time.