Nicole DeLalla-Katz, Practice Manager
Nicole was born and raised in Whitestone, Queens, where her parents would only allow pets without fur. She and her brother took full advantage of that and had fish, turtles, lizards, newts, frogs, gerbils, mice and birds. She raised and hand-fed baby cockatiels and conure parrots, and they had a beloved box turtle named Boxy that they rescued from becoming roadkill. She always wanted to work with animals, particularly as a field biologist to study African elephants in the wild.
She has worked in over 13 animal hospitals in every position from front desk client service, veterinary assistant and veterinary technician and overnight emergency technician. She is on a mission to improve the experience at the hospitals for both patients and their human parents, and she is confident there’s always room for improvement.
She and her family have a motley crew of adorable rescues. Roscoe, a 115-pound chocolate Lab/ Great Dane mix who is a smart and sneaky character; Hamza, a pit bull/Boxer mix who was starved, abandoned and left tied up in the lobby of our hospital (sweetest boy in the world!), and Nuke, a Belgian Malinois mix who almost died from Leptospirosis as a puppy (the prior owner did not want to pay for his medical treatment and surrendered him to us). And a sweet mush of a tabby cat named Murray who was also abandoned at our hospital.
Nicole has been married to Dr. Stephen Katz since 1995, the same year they opened the original hospital on the Grand Concourse. They have three daughters, two of whom work in the hospital. In her free time, she enjoys playing with the family pets and going to the gym. She is a certified personal trainer and loves helping women become stronger and more confident. She is also a nature lover and avid hiker, and she has climbed some of the highest mountains in the Northeast including Mt. Katahdin in Maine and Mt. Washington in New Hampshire.
Kirsys Rodriguez, General Manager
My name is Kirsys Rodríguez. I’ve been working with animals all my life. Yup! Animal lover here!
I’ve tried a few other things in life but I knew that helping our furry babies was my passion.
Today, I am the manager of The Bronx Veterinary Center. Building a strong team that strives to give excellent service and pure love to all of your fur babies.
Welcome to my family!
Massiel Duran, Supervisor
Hello , my name is Massiel, and I am your Veterinary assistant and advocate for you and your fur babies.
For as long as I could remember I wanted to help animals. In the pursuit of my veterinary technician degree, BVC has given me a rewarding career and the honor to use my knowledge to care for animals and for the humans that share their lives with them.
Ashley Rosario, Manager
Ashley was born and raised in the Bronx. As a child, she had a Shih Tzu named Poochie, who at 15 was considered family and the cutest and most loving dog ever. Ashley wanted to be a teacher until she realized her love for working with animals, and BVC gave her an opportunity and the training she needed to help clients and their pets. She and her husband have two beautiful boys and are expecting a baby girl in the spring of 2023. They share their home with a Shih Tzu named Penny, and they enjoy family outings, video games and mini vacations, and playing video games together. Ashley also enjoys cooking and trying new recipes for her family, as well as watching reality shows and true crime documentaries.
Briana Almodovar, Inventory Management
Hello Guys I’m Briana, aspiring future Vet technician! I’m a fur mom of 2, a Vet assistant & supervisor. I’m always here to make sure your fur babies are taken care of.
Micahl Almeida, Assistant/Reception
Micahl was born in the Dominican Republic and grew up in a family with turtles, parrots and dogs. She moved to the US when she was 10 years old. She wanted to become a fashion designer, but her passion for animals led to a career in veterinary medicine. She loves the variety of the work she does at BVC, where she has worked since 2018. She and her family, including a 5-year-old son, share their home with two Chihuahuas and a poodle puppy. In her free time, she enjoys grooming pets and dressmaking.
Celine Otero, Assisant/Reception
My name is Celine Otero and I am a vet tech assistant/Receptionist at the Westchester Square location.
I’ve had a love for animals for as long as I can remember, I currently go to school and I’m majoring in biology. In the future I would love to be a veterinarian.
Bianca Maldonado, Assistant/Reception
Bio coming soon.
Jasmarie Jordan, Assistant/Reception
Bio coming soon.
Jonathan Duran, Reception/Pharmacy
Thank you for calling the Bronx Vet Center. How may I assist you sound familiar? My name is Jonathan and I am a client service representative.
I have not worked at Bronx vet center long, but it has become a second home to me and I take great pride in making sure you, our clients and your fur babies feel the same.
Lauren Garcia, Reception
Lauren was born and raised in the Bronx, and as a child, she had a cat named Muchi and a dog named Boobie. She first wanted to become a pediatric doctor when she grew up but changed her mind when she realized that human blood made her cringe. She believes the best part of her job is forming relationships with her clients and patients. She and her son Prince share their home with a cat named Bella and two loving dogs, Fred and Mya. She loves to cook in her free time because it lets her express her feelings and have others enjoy her passion for food. She also enjoys binge watching TV shows with her son and pets.
Tennesha Anthony, Reception
Tennesha was born and raised in the Bronx. She first wanted to become a fashion designer but says she grew out of it. She learned about veterinary medicine on the job at BVC, and she enjoys talking with clients and helping them feel comfortable while at the clinic. She has six dogs and three cats and comes from a big family that’s also her friend group. In her free time, she enjoys doing hair, make-up, lash extensions or being around family and especially, shopping.
Alex Rodriguez, Reception/Pharmacy
Bio coming soon.
Shaelynn Severino, Reception
Shaelynn was born and raised in the Bronx. She has always felt a connection with children, and thought about becoming a teacher, but changed her mind after getting a dog and falling in love with her. Because of an unfortunate incident with a cat as a child, Shaelynn has been working with our vets to understand what can trigger an animal to attack. She has been training in all departments while at BVC and is now a veterinary assistant. She loves being hands on with her patients and learns something new every day when assisting the doctors in the clinic. Shaelynn shares her home with an 8-year-old pit bull named Bella, who she has had since she was 6 weeks. She also has six small orange beak finches. In her free time, she enjoys doing anything related to cosmetology, like hair, nails and makeup. She also enjoys going on long car rides with her best friend and her dog Bella, who loves the wind in her face.
Sydney Katz, Veterinary Assistant
Hi, I’m Sydney Katz. Dr. Katz and Nicole Katz raised me in the Concourse Animal hospital. One of my fondest memories from being little was watching how they would develop x-rays in the dark room like old photographs. Since then I have almost exclusively worked at animal hospitals since the age of 13. I went to college, have a degree in psychology and I have tried other avenues for occupations but I feel myself drawn back to animals. I am currently managing the Westchester Square location and plan on becoming a licenced Veterinary Technician. I love my team and working at the Bronx Veterinary Center.
Kortney Warren, Assistant
Hello My name is Kortney,
I am a receptionist at the Bronx Veterinary Center. I have always loved animals since I was a little girl.
Since I’ve started I have been inspired by the veterinarians, to move further into the veterinary field to help owners and their pets.
Hoping one day to be an amazing vet Technician or possible future Veterinarian.
Rachel Morris, Head Assistant
Hi, my name is Rachel , I’m 25 years old and I’m a Veterinary assistant at BVC, I’ve been working here for almost 2 years. My favorite part of this job is working with the animal’s and learning new things everyday. I love when I get home , I get to tell my friends and family the amazing stories that I have that day , they enjoy them as much as I do.I have two cats of my own , one is a 10 year old named cupcake who I found in my building that someone abandoned and a 2 year old named Riley who I love very much and the reason why I’m in the animal field.
My dream is to become a licensed vet tech. I love coming into work everyday and knowing that I can make a small difference in a pet’s life , even if it’s just a few kisses and cuddles.
Rocio Garcia, Assistant
Bio coming soon.
Kimberly Goris, Assistant
Kimberly was born in Manhattan and raised in the Bronx (Hunts Point). Growing up she had a cat named Spotty who lived to be 22 years old. As a child, she wanted to be a veterinarian when she grew up, and she took a special interest in exotics when she worked at a pet shop in high school. Working at BVC gave her the opportunity to train directly with veterinarians and technicians, which encouraged her to study to become a veterinary technician. She enjoys running/reading diagnostic tests like X-rays and bloodwork. She shares her home with a Pomeranian named Rochy, and in her free time, she loves staying home in her pajamas watching her favorite comfort show, Law & Order: SVU.
Jessenia Perez, Assistant
Jessenia was born and raised in Brooklyn, growing up with a variety of birds, including 14 parakeets. She wanted to work with animals from a young age and learned about how to care for them on the job here at BVC. She enjoys everything from talking to clients to assisting in the treatment area. Her husband was her high school sweetheart, and they have a 7-year-old son, as well as a cat named Teddy and a German shepherd named Toby. She spends her free time outdoors with her family, and she enjoys drawing and painting.
Yoscaris Rodriguez, Remote Receptionist
Yoscaris was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in the Bronx. She grew up with dogs, and now she and her husband and daughter share their home with two pups. She likes to help clients at BVC, and in her free time, she enjoys crafts and interior design.
Abril Rodriguez, Remote Receptionist
Hi my name is Abril.
I started working at The Bronx Veterinary Center as a receptionist and making your fur babies medication. I moved out of state and was still given the opportunity to help out your fur babies as a remote receptionist. I make sure your appointments are given as earliest possible, that all the information you need over the phone is being given to you correctly. You don’t see my face, but I’m your first impression when you call us and my job is to make it the best first impression ever because it comes from the heart.
Mildred Mercado, Remote Receptionist
Hi my name is Mildred, i am a remote receptionist. Since joining the Bronx Veterinary Center. I enjoy helping clients daily and making sure to provide excellent service for you and your pets, we’re the best!
Diana Romero, Remote Receptionist
Bio coming soon.
Angel Robles, Veterinary Technician
My name is Dr. Angel but without wings. I’m so passionate about animals. Born in the City of the Incas (Lima – Peru) surrounded by not only Marine Mammals such as sea turtles , dolphins and whales but also terrestrial animals such as dogs , cats , birds, horses, cows , monkeys, llama etc. Graduated as a Dr. from the oldest University in America, the University National Mayor the San Marcos. UNMSM and continue further education from the University of La Plata Argentina . Coming to the Big Apple I have known many caretaker Veterinarians from different parts of the world with different backgrounds that I continue to raise my knowledge and skills in this animal world. Finally, working in the Bronx Veterinary Center, a family oriented business allows me to become an Angel to my pets.
Jose Morales, Veterinary Technician
I am from Colombia I graduated from the University of Tolima, since I was a child I loved pets and that love led me to study veterinary medicine to understand and help animals from medicine which deserve the best of us since they are not alone our pets but our children and that makes us treat them with love and respect. My responsibilities in the clinic include monitoring patients during and after surgeries, placing catheters, providing fluid therapy in patients who require it, performing tests that support a good diagnosis of pathologies such as taking body samples and chemically processing them, taking X-rays, abdominal and cardiac ultrasounds assist during dental procedures and more.
Pamela Tejada, Veterinary Technician
Bio coming soon.
Lissette Rivera, General Maintenance
Bio coming soon.