City Vet

45-44 Vernon Blvd
Long Island City, NY 11101


Our Staff


Cynthia Merida:

Hospital assistant manager, a big cat fan, has lots of cats at home, she also cares for exotics


Erin (Receptionist)

Erin is a nursing student with four years of customer service experience. She takes great pride and pleasure in greeting our four-legged friends as they walk through the door. Erin is well equipped to take care of all of our patients and clients' needs, such as submitting insurance claims, getting refills of medicine ready to be picked up and filling out travel health certificates.


In her spare time she enjoys photography, reading and spending quality time with her loved ones.


Daniella (Vet Tech Assistant)

Daniella was born In Palmira, Colombia and raised in Queens, New York. She first came to us as a volunteer, but shortly after was hired as one of our veterinary assistants. Before becoming part of the City Vet family, Daniella volunteered at an animal shelter for 2 years. Aside from her compassionate, and caring nature, she shows great enthusiasm for science and medicine. She is currently an undergraduate student at Queens College.


Karen (Receptionist, Veterinary Assistant)

Karen Valencia was born in Queens , NY,  but raised in Pereira, Colombia. She started studying psychology but realized that wasn't for her so change her major and career to pursue her love and passion in the animal field. Now she is at La Guardia studying plus working at both clinics, City Vet and Queens Animal Hospital. She is learning more and more each day from receptionist to vet assistant and learning everything she can at the hospitals. 

She has one pet "Seuz" a Labrador that she fell in love with in Colombia, so she brought him back with her to the US.  She loves all the kitty's and doggies and wants to keep them all!  In her free time she likes to go to the gym and dance.