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.
Louise Schaffer, BVSc
Dr. Louise Schaffer grew up in Surrey, England, before immigrating to Australia with her family in 2009. She earned her Bachelor of Veterinary Science degree from the University of Sydney in 2013. After graduating, Dr. Schaffer spent 18 months working in a mixed animal practice in rural Tasmania, before returning to practice small animal medicine in Sydney’s northern beaches in 2015. Dr. Schaffer moved to New York and joined the Pure Paws Veterinary Care team in June 2018 and has loved meeting new clients and their pets. She has professional interests in small animal medicine, ultrasonography, and African and Australian wildlife.
Dr. Schaffer has been involved with a number of volunteer programs including Stand Up, where she worked as a student tutor for Aboriginal girls, and the Red Cross, where she worked as a community volunteer to reduce social isolation in the elderly. Since moving to NYC, Dr. Schaffer volunteers annually for World Vets, a non-profit organization that provides free veterinary care and surgery to animals in need across the world.
Dr. Schaffer has a beautiful rescue dog called Holly, who is an Australian Kelpie X Cattle Dog. In her free time, Dr. Schaffer enjoys traveling, playing sport and trying out new restaurants in NYC!
Imy Slome, VMD
Dr. Imy Slome was born in London and grew up in New York City. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 2016 and interned at BluePearl Veterinary Partners in Manhattan following graduation. Dr. Slome has professional interests in internal medicine and emergency care.
Inspired to help animals when her first dog, Shady, was in an accident, Dr. Slome developed a passion for veterinary care. Seeing how the veterinarian saved her dog’s life motivated her to do the same for others.
Dr. Slome shares a home in Brooklyn with her husband and Pit Mix, Sosa. She likes spinning, sailing, hiking and hanging with friends in her spare time.
Elizabeth Wolf, DVM
Dr. Wolf earned her undergraduate degree at Middlebury College in Vermont, and her veterinary degree at the University of Illinois. She completed a small animal internship at NYC Veterinary Specialists (now BluePearl Veterinary Partners), and stayed on to work as an emergency veterinarian for the following ten years. She is excited to continue her veterinary practice in Brooklyn where she currently resides with her Pug-Rottweiler Raspberry.
In her spare time, Dr. Wolf is an outdoor enthusiast and enjoys traveling, hiking, and skiing. She is also passionate about live music.
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.