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Doctors & Staff

Stephanie Liff, DVM & Owner

Dr. Stephanie Liff is originally from Cleveland, Ohio and earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan. Passionate about pets and animal medicine, Dr. Liff moved to Florida where she obtained her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009. Before joining the team at Pure Paws Veterinary Care, Dr. Liff completed an internship at BluePearl Veterinary Partners in Manhattan. Today, Dr. Liff is veterinarian and owner of both Pure Paws locations in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Her areas of professional interest include internal medicine and dermatology. When Dr. Liff is not practicing high-quality animal medicine, she enjoys spinning, dining at new restaurants, and traveling. She is also a huge Michigan Wolverine fan and will always be a Michigan Wolverine at heart!

Alex Schechter, DVM

Dr. Alex Schechter grew up in Detroit, and later received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan. Pursuing a career in animal medicine, Dr. Schechter earned his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine. In 2014, he moved to New York City where he completed an internship and advanced training in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at BluePearl Veterinary Partners in Manhattan. Experiencing great success, he remained at BluePearl afterwards as a Senior Emergency Clinician. Dr. Schechter joined the team at Pure Paws of Hell’s Kitchen in 2016. In his spare time, he loves exploring the diverse neighborhoods of New York City with his fiancé and their one-eyed Shih Tzu, Cy (short for Cyclopes). Staying true to his hometown and university, Dr. Schechter is a diehard Michigan sports fan – Go Blue!

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.