Doctors & Staff
Stephanie Liff, DVM & Owner
Dr. Liff grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and attended the University of Michigan before graduating from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009. She moved to New York for an internship at BluePearl Veterinary Partners in Manhattan before joining Pure Paws. When out of the office, she enjoys spinning, exploring new restaurants and travelling. She is also an avid Michigan Wolverines fan! She has a special interest in internal medicine and dermatology.
Angelo Rosado Jr, DVM
Dr. Angelo Rosado Jr. earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree from the St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. He completed a one-year rotating internship at VERG – Brooklyn from 2010-2011. Before joining the team at Pure Paws in November 2017, Dr. Rosado had been practicing in the Bronx since he graduated from veterinary school. Now, he is eager to return home to Brooklyn to better serve the pets and pet owners living in the area. He has professional interests in cardiology and emergency medicine.
A few of his favorite things include playing in organized football leagues around Brooklyn, going to Vinny’s of Carrol Gardens for Italian food, and the movies 300 and Gladiator. In his free time, he also volunteers a significant amount of his time at his church and spends time with seniors and the mentally ill.
Rudy Zamora, DVM
Dr. Rudy E. Zamora is a native of the east coast, having grown up in Maryland (go Terps!) in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. For as long as he can remember, he has always been in the company of animals. Besides cats and dogs at home, Dr. Zamora’s extended family in Mexico had a farm where he spent many childhood summers surrounded by chickens, sheep, and pigs. Following his undergraduate studies at the University of Maryland, Dr. Zamora was admitted to the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech where he earned a DVM degree with an emphasis on small animal medicine.
Dr. Zamora moved to New York in 2014 and has been enjoying his new life in New York City ever since. His professional interests include geriatric care, shelter medicine, and low-stress handling. While not at work, Dr. Zamora enjoys bicycling, international travel, and cooking plant-based foods. He and his partner, Gillian, live in Brooklyn with their rescue Boxer dog, Diego, and their cat, Jones.
Brian P. Grossbard, DVM, DACVS
Growing up in Florida, Dr. Brian P. Grossbard, DACVS, knew he wanted to combine his deep love for animals with his passion for medical science. In pursuit of his life-long dream to become a veterinary surgeon, Dr. Grossbard earned his DVM from the University of Florida in 2005. As a graduate, Dr. Grossbard completed a number of internships in Boston and New York such as emergency medicine, internal medicine, general and specialty surgery, medical neurology and neurosurgery, and a comprehensive 3-year surgical residency.
Dr. Grossbard has practiced veterinary surgery in New York since 2006. Board certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, his interests include spinal trauma, critical care of surgical patients, minimally invasive surgery and surgical oncology. He is also a certified provider of stem cell therapy.
Currently a referral based surgeon at Pure Paws, Dr. Grossbard is also a surgical specialist at Animal Specialty Center in Yonkers. He also regularly volunteers his expertise at local rescue organizations. When Dr. Grossbard is not providing leading veterinary care, you may find him chauffeuring his rescue pup, Nemo, around the Greater New York City area. He also enjoys bicycling, travelling with his dog, and savoring all the art, food and culture Brooklyn has to offer.