Park Slope Veterinary Center

Park Slope Veterinary Center is proud to serve Brooklyn for everything pet related.  Our veterinary hospital is run by compassionate and seasoned veterinarians and a supportive staff.

Our team is committed to educating our clients in how to keep their pets healthy year round, with good nutrition and exercise.  Park Slope Veterinary Center stays on top of the latest advances in veterinary technology and above all, remembers that all animals and pets need to be treated with loving care in every check-up, procedure, or surgery.
  • Mon-Fri: 9:00AM-7:00PM
  • Sat: 9:00AM-2:00PM
  • Sun: Closed
  • Yvonne Szacki, DVM, Owner

    Dr. Yvonne Szacki, DVM was born in NYC in 1978. Her primary education was received within the NYC Parochial School System. She graduated High School in June 1996.

    Dr. Szacki attended Kings College in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania from September of 1996 to her graduation in June of 2000. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She was the recipient of the ‘Women in Science’ award from St. John’s University in 1996. She was posted to the Dean’s List at King’s College in 1999.

    Dr. Szacki attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, WI, from September of 2000 to her graduation in June of 2004. In combination with her veterinary education, she jointly shared a semester at the University of Missouri Veterinary Hospital, Columbia MO, from September of 2003 to May of 2004. She was posted to the Dean’s List of Ross University in 2001.

    During her various tenures within the veterinary school environment, she actively participated in various programs involving animal care and clinic operations.

    Upon receiving her license to practice veterinary medicine, Dr. Szacki began her practice of medicine in 2004, with a variety of clinics and animal care services throughout the city and state of NY, under the auspices of the NYS Department of Health.

    Some of her credits include the ‘5th Avenue Cat Clinic’ in February of 2004; the ‘Nassau-Suffolk Veterinary Hospital’ from April 2004 to October 2005; the ‘SPCA of Westchester’ from June 2005 until the present and the ‘Animal Care & Control of NYC’ from April 2009 until the present. During this period she acted as a consultant to the ‘ASPCA of NYC’. With these positions she was intimately involved in every aspect of veterinary medicine including surgeries, vaccinations, and animal infection control and adoption protocols.

    Dr. Szacki is now the owner and proprietor and chief veterinarian of the ‘Park Slope Veterinary Center’ in Brooklyn, NY. She will continue to act in a consulting capacity with the SPCA and ACC in both Staten Island and Westchester, NY.
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 2004
    Kings College, Ross University
  • Minnie Red

    Maintaining an almost zen-like calmness, Minnie Red is in the driver's seat at Park Slope Veterinary Center.  Minnie Red wears many hats as the practice manager, medical director, head technician and staff counselor. When the ladies at PSVC are having a bad day, Minnie is the glue that holds the staff together.  This furry boy's charm and ability to spread joy wherever he goes has earned him legions of fans throughout the neighborhood as well as on the internet.  Minnie Red loves napping during the day and partying all night.  His favorite thing in life are boxes of all shapes and sizes.  He has a larger wardrobe than anyone on staff at PSVC and has a weekend home in South Slope.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2012
    Graduated from Animal Care and Control
  • Kimberly Noyd

    Kimberly moved to New York 9 years ago from her home state of Minnesota. She started her journey in the veterinary field in the spring of 2005 at a hospital in Manhattan. In 2010, she helped to build a veterinary house call practice where she doubled as the business manager and technician. After 2 years at the mobile practice, she joined the PSVC family. During her off time, Kimberly teaches indoor cycling and enjoys going to concerts and walking her dog, Winnie, in the park.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2005
    University of Minnesota
  • Rachel Yessenow

    Rachel is a true animal lover. Her father, a veterinarian in CT, inspired her passion for veterinary medicine. As a young child she would help out at his hospital and often observe in surgeries. She grew up bottle feeding kittens, tending to abandoned birds and caring for the household's dogs, cats and even her pet rat. From the age of 5, she spent her weekends horse back riding at the barn near her home; animal were always a part of her life. After college she moved to NYC to begin working at a veterinary hospital and building her pet photography business. She joined PSVC in July of 2011, shortly after the hospital opened. Rachel currently lives in Brooklyn with her rescued Boston Terrier, Elly. 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2008
    University of Massachusetts
  • Kelly Gutierrez

    Kelly has always had a deep connection with animals. She started rescuing at-risk dogs and cats when she was only a child.  While in high school, Kelly started as a volunteer with Brooklyn Animal Action as well as Park Slope Veterinary Center.  After graduation, she stayed on with PSVC and has become a huge asset to the crew.  During her off-time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2011
    West Brooklyn Community High School
  • Charlene Vallecillo

    Charlene has had a love for animals and science longer than she can remember. While studying Biology and Chemistry at SUNY Purchase she began working as a Veterinary Assistant. Now with more than 10 years of experience, she has worked at various Veterinary hospitals throughout Brooklyn as well as Animal Care and Control of NYC. When PSVC opened in 2011, Charlene jumped at the opportunity to expand her knowledge at a new facility. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her beloved dog Mia and cat Lulu, reading, and hanging out with family and friends.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2003
    College of Staten Island
  • Amber Walden

    Amber was born and raised in New Jersey. She has always been active as a kid and adventurous.  She moved to Houston, Texas in 2008 and was opened up to the veterinary world. Amber has always had a love for animals and after working a year at a hospital in Houston as a veterinary assistant, she realized this is field she needed to pursue. Amber moved to New York in 2010 after receiving a scholarship to attend the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts in Manhattan. Amber has acted in theater, film and does stand up comedy as well as being a member of the Sampul Dance Company. When she is not at the hospital working she indulges in shopping, dining out, movies and going to see live music. However most of all just hanging out with family and friends and her two beloved pets Kush, her 5 year old Rottweiler mix and Abbey, her 7 yr old domestic short hair that she adopted from CAP, a Houston animal shelter. She is happy to be a part of such a caring team at PSVC.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2008
    New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts
  • Ann Kollbeck

    Despite the fact that she only works twice a week, she has become an essential part of our family.  This sweet Southern Belle (with roots in NY, as well) may be the nicest person you'll ever meet.  She and her husband live in Brooklyn and have raised a beautiful son and daughter.  Ann has one cat, a dog and a newly adopted puppy!  While she isn't working, Ann spends her time caring for her family and enjoys riding a motorcycle with her husband!
    Years in Practice:
    Dec 12, 2013
  • Brian Bullard

    Brian is our most recent edition to the PSVC team. We met him through Brooklyn Animal Action. Since day one, Brian has been so excited to be working with animals. He is experiencing all the ins and outs of a veterinary clinic and hasn't stopped smiling since. With aspirations of becoming a veterinarian, Brian is always eager to help as much as he can and learn something new. Still a senior in high school, Brian has rescued 3 pits from the AC&C shelter and is currently living with his most recent rescue. Rain or shine, Brian shows up with a smile expressing true admiration for animals and real devotion to the veterinary profession.
    Medger Evers High School