Our Team

Our staff of experienced and expert veterinarian doctors and skilled vet staff is ready when your pet needs us. Call or contact us today to learn more.

Licensed Veterinary Technicians


Stephanie Acosta, LVT Hospital Supervisor

Stephanie graduated from Mercy College in 2016 with a B.S. in Veterinary Technology. During her time there, she developed a special interest in anesthesia, and became a teaching assistant for the both the Pharmacology and Surgical Nursing courses. Once graduated, she began to teach as an adjunct for the Veterinary Technology department. Stephanie began working with DVMH in the summer of 2016, and quickly became interested in the training and education of the staff. Currently, she is pursuing a master’s degree in education, and hopes to spread knowledge of veterinary medicine to professionals in the field, and to the general public. During her free time, Stephanie watches baseball, reads and obsesses over cats, more specifically her three babies Lady, Presley and Murphy. Once a year, she goes to Belize with the professors at Mercy College and they volunteer at a veterinary wildlife clinic.


Jennifer Smedley

Jen has a BS in Accounting from Villanova University and worked in accounting/finance for over 17 years. She was previously employed by Moore Capital Management, a hedge fund, for 12 years until she decided to leave her career in finance behind to back to school to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician. Everything changed for her when she adopted a dachshund named Longfellow. Watching him blossom from the scared dog he was to the happy dog he is today made her realize she wanted to work with animals everyday. In 2016, she graduated from LaGuardia Community College and became a LVT. She first joined the Downtown Veterinary Group as an intern with our West Village location in 2016, and transferred to Tribeca in August 2017. In her spare time, when she isn’t spoiling her dog, she volunteers at the ASPCA.

Veterinary Assistant


Heidi Filiora

Heidi's interest in animal care began at a young age when she encountered an injured bird and sought to help it. From there, she went on to help in forest restoration, volunteered at a veterinary clinic, and work at a doggie daycare before starting at Downtown Veterinary Medical Hospitals in Summer 2011. Heidi currently lives with her two furry companions, Korra and Tonks, while she pursues her studies in Veterinary Technology.



Savanna Boyer

Savanna is born and raised in New York City, and has loved animals all of her life. This position is her first in the animal medical field, and she very much enjoys being around animals every day. She graduated from Parsons the New School for Design with a BFA in Photography, and being half Icelandic, she’s bilingual. She has an all black cat named Skyler, and is looking forward to expanding her animal family!


Ivelise Lopez