Center for Veterinary Care

236 East 75th Street
New York, NY 10021


Gene Solomon, DVM:

A native of Baltimore, Maryland,  Dr. Solomon graduated from University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 1983. He then did his internship at the Animal Medical Center in NYC. After practicing small animal medicine in the city, he along with fellow graduate Paul Schwartz founded the Center for Veterinary Care in 1989. Shortly after opening the practice, he rescued a young dog that became the mascot for the center (a mixed breed with 3 legs) and he has subsequently placed and kept many pets. Dr Solomon's success with numerous cancer patients over the years has brought out a special interest in oncology and soft tissue surgery. He is an active member of the Morris Animal Foundation. Dr Solomon is quite the sports enthusiast and a devoted golfer.

Paul Schwartz, DVM:

A native of New York, Dr. Schwartz graduated from University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 1983. Following graduation, he joined an equine surgical practice in Maryland which led to an equine ambulatory practice in New York initially and then companion animals. In 1989, he and fellow graduate Gene Solomon opened the Center for Veterinary Care a small animal practice with good quality medicine and surgery. Dr Schwartz's career has brought out special interests in cardiology and he has extensive training and experience in use of ultrasound and in orthopedic surgery and he is certified in tplo surgery and stem cell surgery. Center for Veterinary Care opened a practice in Millbrook for both companion animals and equine patients and Dr Schwartz sees patients there Wednesday through Saturday. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family skiing and deep sea diving.

Richard Greene, DVM, DACVS:

Richard Greene, DVM, Dip ACVS is a native of New York. Dr Greene graduated from Colorado State University and is a board certified surgeon. He has over 40 years experience and has traveled extensively lecturing at veterinary conferences all over the world and is published in several prestigious veterinary texts. He was a resident and staff member at the Animal Medical Center in NYC. Dr Greene sees appointments and surgical referrals Mondays, Tuesday and Wednesdays. During his free time, he enjoys spending time with his cats Rafi and Bruno, gardening, sailing and is a connoisseur of fine wine.  Every summer, Dr. Greene volunteers at Sky High Hope Camp in Colorado.

Courtney Leonard, MS, DVM:

Dr. Courtney Leonard is originally from Long Island.  She holds a Bachelor's degree in Biology and English from Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA. She also holds a Master's degree in Biology from Adelphi University where she did her research work on autoimmune glomerulonephritis.  Dr.Leonard completed a year of clinical training at North Carolina State University School of Veterinary Medicine and graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine cum laude. She then went on to complete an intensive small animal rotating internship in medicine and surgery at the ASPCA's Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital in New York City.  She is a USDA accredited veterinarian and a member of the New York State Veterinary Medical Society. She currently lives in New York City with her husband and her two cats, Minnie and Frosty. 

Alexandra Dundie, DVM:

Dr Alexandra Dundie, a native of Westchester County, graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Veterinary Medicine.  After graduation she went on to complete a small animal medical and surgical internship at Oradell Animal Hospital in Paramus New Jersey.  Having a special interest in surgery she then pursued a surgical internship at Animal Specialty Center in Yonkers. She enjoys running and hiking with her dog Rhodey and spending time with her cat Rue.  She recently moved to NYC to further her career in Veterinary Medicine and Small Animal Surgery at the Center for Veterinary Care.