The Village Veterinarian

About Us

About Us

A note from Dr. Moscovich:

My interest in integrative pet care comes from personal experience. About the time I started veterinary studies, I found myself suffering from severe back pain. My doctors could do little to relive my pain except to offer me the option of surgery. Instead, I found an acupuncturist and a homeopath who brought me back to health. During my recovery, I became interested in using alternative medicine to compliment what I was learning in school. While I was studying for my veterinary degree, I also undertook apprenticeships with acupuncture and homeopathy practitioners. This allowed me to develop my own blend of western and holistic medicine that I’ve used during most of my professional career.

One of my other big interests is animal behavior. Over the years, I’ve observed a high correlation between certain behaviors and specific physical afflictions. This led me to take several seminars on various aspects of the links between animal behavior and health. This is one of many reasons I’ve adopted my “open door” policy, encouraging my patients (and their owners) to drop by for a tasty treat and a casual visit – even when they’re feeling fine. In fact, I often enjoy going out with clients for a chat over a cup of coffee to try to resolve some unwanted behavioral issues.

I look forward to meeting you & your pet!

Oz Moscovich DVM, PC

Our Staff

Oz Moscovich DVM

Veterinarian / Owner

Dr. Oz

Graduated from the University of Buenos Aires, School of Veterinary Medicine in 1986. Soon after, he arrived in the U.S. and enrolled at the Animal Medical Center to become acquainted with American veterinary practices. During this time, he worked at the original Manhattan Veterinary Group, becoming a staff member in 1988.

In 1994, he moved to the East Village and worked at several other private practices before opening The Village Veterinarian in 2002. The team has actually just moved to a new (and permanent!) location!

When not tending to the needs of your four-legged friends and family members, Dr Moscovich loves playing the trumpet, and listening to friends and family perform (including his trumpet playing / award winning daughter!)


Mike Marder DVM


Mike Marder

Dr. Mike Marder, a graduate of Michigan State University, is a well-known and respected veterinarian who has been practicing in Manhattan for almost 40 years. He is perhaps best known as the founder and director of the Manhattan Veterinary Group. He brings to The Village Veterinarian years of experience and expertise in endoscopy, echo-cardiography, abdominal sonography and special surgical procedures.

Dr. Marder, a past president of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners and the Veterinary Medical Association of New York City, has received many awards for his excellent service in the field of veterinary medicine. We are happy that he is now on our staff at The Village Veterinarian, as he has much to add due to his years of experience in practice.



Dr. Monica Murphy DVM, MPH, DACVPM


Dr. Monica Murphy went to veterinary school at University of Minnesota and trained as an intern at the Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Her years working as a vet in New York inspired her to go back to school for a Master of Public Health degree at Johns Hopkins University in 2010, and she has since earned a board certification from the American College of Veterinary Preventative Medicine.

Dr. Murphy’s special interests include community health, preventative care, and infectious diseases. She and her husband, Bill Wasik, published Rabid: a History of the World’s Most Diabolical Virus in 2012—and when she’s not caring for dogs and cats at The Village Veterinarian, she’s researching what she hopes will be her next book.



Dr. Danielle Chapman


Dr. Danielle Chapman was born and raised in London, England. She moved to California as a teenager and completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan and veterinary school at Michigan State University, and in the process fulfilled her childhood dream of becoming a vet.

A highly experienced veterinarian with 14 years of experience, Dr. Chapman has practiced in various cities across the world, including San Francisco, Los Angeles, London and New York. Dr. Chapman also does house call visits in Manhattan and Los Angeles.

Dr. Chapman is committed to staying up-to-date with the latest in veterinary medicine, and regularly attends continuing education conferences throughout the year. Similarly she always reserves some time each week to work in veterinary clinics, believing it’s important to stay sharp with her surgical and emergency medicine skills. Dr. Chapman is a member of a number of relevant bodies, including AVMA, SCVMA, NYCVMA and the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in the UK.

She lives in Manhattan with her husband. She enjoys yoga in her spare time (she is also a certified teacher) and also loves to hike, box, play tennis and travel.

Fun fact, Dr. Chapman’s little terrier mix, Bella, has traveled with her across the world and even has her own passport!



Cisco Alvarado

Vet Tech

Cisco Alvarado

Cisco has been in the veterinary field for 28 years! He is knowledgeable, compassionate and dependable. The love of cats and dogs has kept Cisco in this field for this long. “The wellbeing of your pets is my first priority and I am here to listen and to answer any questions and concerns that you may have” Cisco, enjoys being with his family in his spare time.




Nina Torres

Client Services

nina Torres

I have been working in the veterinary field since 1998. I have experience with alternative and conventional medicine. I joined The Village Veterinarian in September of 2011. “I believe that pets are part of your family and when they enter The Village Veterinarian they become part of ours” I am excited and privileged to be part of this family and look forward to my career.




Anne Marie Hahn

Vet Tech / Client Services

Anne Marie Hahn

I have been working in the veterinary field for twelve years. I believe that pets make the world a happier place; this is the reason why I decided to work with cats and dogs. I am compassionate, dedicated and friendly. I am excited to work with the staff and doctors at the Village veterinarian.





Kristina Hahn

Vet Tech / Client Services

Kristina Hahn

I have been working in the veterinary field for eleven years. I am very excited to have joined the staff at the Village Veterinarian. I am compassionate towards cats and dogs; I have many pets at home, someone might say I have a zoo.


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