Dr. Alfredo Geigel-Ortiz VMD

Growing up in Puerto Rico, I had the great fortune to work and play alongside my grandfather, who had a large farm and exposed me to animals from a very early age.

My passion for animals led me to Texas, where I graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in Biology. From Texas, my chocolate lab and I moved to Philadelphia, where I successfully completed my studies in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

I am driven to help pets by providing the best care possible. I love keeping up to date with research and technology, and integrating the latest and most current practices into my work.


Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society – San Antonio, TX

  • Symposium: 38 hours of CE 2012

International Veterinary Acupuncture Society – San Antonio, TX

  • Studied 2007-2013

Sonora Veterinary Specialists – Phoenix, AZ

  • Rotating Internship in Surgery and Medicine with Board Certified Specialists 2006 – 2007

Remote Area Veterinary Medicine (RAVS)

  • Swine and bovine surgery at the Black Beauty Ranch, 2005 – 2006 Murchison, TX
  • Equine and small animal medicine and surgery, 2001, 2003, 2004 Peten, Guatemala
  • Cheyenne River, small animal medicine and surgery, 2004 Dakota, Arizona

University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine – Philadelphia, PA

  • V.M.D. 2004
  • Aquavet I & II, 2000, 2001; Woods Hole, MA
  • Aquaculture Facilities Maintenance, designed, constructed and maintained aquaculture facilities
  • N.I.H. Research Project: Collection, separation and identification of fish leucocytes and identification, localization and binding specificity of trout C3b receptors, 1998 – 2001

University of Illinois School of Veterinary Medicine – Urbana, IL

  • Envirovet Program: 2 weeks in White Oak Plantation, Florida; 1 week in Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute,Florida; 3 weeks, Kenya, Africa, 2002

University of Pennsylvania Wharton Business School – Philadelphia, PA

  • Small Business Development Certificate Program (S.B.D.C.), 2000 – 2003

Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine – Baton Rouge, LA

  • AquaMed, 1999

University of Florida School of Veterinary Medicine – Gainesville, FL

  • Diseases of Warmwater Fish courses, 1999

University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez – Mayagüez, PR

  • Aquaculture and Animal Industry, 1997 – 1998

University of Texas at Austin – Austin, TX

  • B.A. with minors in Zoology, Chemistry, Math and Spanish, 1994 – 1997

Inter American University

  • Pre-vet, 1991 – 1993

Prior Experience:

Banfield The Pet Hospital

  • Chief of Staff, Formulary Committee, Coach veterinarian, Lead veterinarian for PetSmart exotic animals

Buttercup Creek Animal Hospital

  • General practice, medicine and surgery in small animals and exotics pets

Sonora Veterinary Specialists

  • Rotating Internship in Surgery and Medicine with board certified specialist

Geigel Aquatic Medicine

  • Mobile veterinary; Surgery, treatments of fish, Pet shops and aquaculture consultant

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

  • Pathologist Assistant, Cooperative Human Tissue Network (CHTN)
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Yuri Alexander Lawrence, DVM, PH.D., MS, MA, DIPL.ACVIM(SAIM)

Yuri Lawrence completed his bachelor’s degree at Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont. He then worked as a research technician at Boston University School of Medicine before completing his M.A in Anatomy and Neurobiology in 2006. Yuri earned his doctorate in veterinary medicine degree from Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in 2010 and then completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at North Carolina State University the following year. He completed a residency in small animal internal medicine and earned an M.S in Veterinary Science at Oregon State University in June 2014 before becoming a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in September 2014. Dr. Lawrence received a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from Texas A&M University in 2019. His research evaluated novel non-invasive markers of liver disease in dogs. A list of his peer-reviewed publications can be viewed at: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9078-2293. Dr. Lawrence values providing the highest standard of care to his patients and nurturing the human-animal bond. Yuri shares his home with 2 Persian cats, his partner, and loves running and time outdoors.