Training & Experience

Philip Pacchiana, DVM, MS, DACVS

Originally from Connecticut, I attended veterinary school at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in St. Paul, MN.

Upon graduation, I completed a one-year general internship in medicine and surgery at the Oradell Animal Hospital in Oradell, NJ and a one-year surgical internship at the Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center in Dallas, TX.

I returned to the University of Minnesota for a three-year residency in small animal surgery, during which time I also completed a Masters of Science degree in veterinary surgery, anesthesia, and radiology.

American College of Veterinary Surgeons. American College of Veterinary Surgeons.

I sat and passed the certifying examination of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2003 and have maintained board-certification since that time.

Upon completing my residency, I practiced at several 24-hour specialty referral hospitals in and around New York City. I was Chief of Surgery for 8 years at Manhattan Veterinary Group/Fifth Avenue Veterinary Specialists and also held several other leadership positions, including that of Medical Director of the hospital.

In addition, I enjoy public speaking and have spoken on many occasions at national and local meetings. I also enjoy research and have nearly 20 publications to my credit.

I have performed thousands of orthopedic, soft tissue, and neurosurgical procedures, and have experience in treating almost all surgical conditions in dogs and cats.

Amy Pacchiana, LVT

Originally from Minnesota, I attended veterinary technical school at Medical Institute of Minnesota in Bloomington, MN.

Upon graduation, I completed my internship at Apache Animal Hospital in Fridley, MN.  I passed the licensing examination and have been a licensed veterinary technician since 1998.  I was the head technician at Wolf Animal Hospital in Bloomington, MN for a short time before I decided that I wished to become a specialty veterinary technician.

I held the position of Senior Veterinary Technician in the Department of Veterinary Dermatology for 4 years and in the Department of Veterinary Ophthalmology for 2 years at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine.

I was a Surgical Veterinary Technician at Medtronic, in Anoka, MN where I participated in cardiovascular stent and pacemaker development.

I moved to the east coast in 2004 and was the head technician at Animal Allergy and Dermatology in Manhattan, NY for 5 years.  Following this, I worked at Fifth Avenue Veterinary Specialists in the Anesthesia, Internal Medicine, Intensive Care Unit, and Surgery departments.

In my years as a veterinary technician, I have worked with thousands of animals.  Having worked side by side with board-certified veterinarians in the fields of Anesthesia, Critical Care, Dermatology, Internal Medicine, Ophthalmology, and Surgery, I have been exposed to a wide variety of specialty veterinary practice.  I have extensive experience in gaining intravenous access in critical animals, monitoring and caring for intensive care unit patients, and administering and monitoring anesthesia in dogs and cats.