The Worth Street Veterinary Center is a full-service animal hospital located in New York City’s Tribeca neighborhood. To learn more about our clinic, please visit our website at http://www.worthstreetvet.com/index.php or simply give us a call. Thank you for taking the time to visit our blog, engage in discussions and ask questions. We hope to hear from you.

Very sincerely,
Dr. DiPolo, Dr. Block and the Worth Street Veterinary Center staff

Dr. Francisco DiPolo Bio

Veterinary medicine is my calling. Being able to make a difference in the life of pets and their humans is an honor that makes me feel fortunate on a daily basis.

After obtaining my veterinary degree at The Universidad Central de Venezuela, I moved through my academic path by completing my post-graduate clinical rotations at Tufts University. During this exciting experience I became aware of the concept of integrative veterinary medicine – the combination of conventional medicine with holistic treatments, to promote optimal health. I felt that I had found my true path, in that this philosophy is and has been a perfect fit with my professional goals and personal beliefs and lifestyle. Since the year 2000 I have been passionately and successfully integrating the best of cutting edge technology, medicine and surgery with complementary therapies – such as acupuncture, and herbal and nutritional treatments. Integrative medicine has truly become my way of life.

The combination of these modalities, the ongoing effort to educate and guide pet owners in maintaining and improving their pets’ health, and the desire to further build the bond between pets and their owners are the main reasons why I love being a veterinarian.

Dr. Jonathon Block Bio

When I decided to make the academic and professional commitment to pursue veterinary medicine, the realization that I could spend every day of my life making a positive impact on the lives of animals and people became my underlying driving force. Today, I feel very privileged to be a part of such a unique and fulfilling profession. I have come to learn that I not only serve my patients and clients as a health care provider, but also as a friend, teacher, and a community leader.

I was born and raised in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. I received a Bachelor’s degree from Florida State University, with a double major in Biology and Religion, and a minor in Chemistry. I received my Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. While in veterinary school, I developed an affinity towards integrative therapies as a complement to the general medicine and surgery of conventional medicine. I quickly realized that expanding my medical “toolbox” as an integrative veterinary practitioner will better prepare me to successfully manage the wide variety of cases that I encounter on a daily basis.

After completing my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2010, I moved to Miami and practiced there for a year and a half. I then followed my heart and joined my girlfriend, an emerging artist, in New York City. I feel very privileged to have joined Worth Street Veterinary Center. The practice’s integrative philosophy resonates perfectly with my personal approach. I am a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist and in the process of completing my certification in Canine Rehabilitation. My professional interests include rehabilitation, acupuncture, nutrition, geriatric medicine, internal medicine, and oncology. Outside of work I enjoy the great outdoors, running, biking, hiking, sports, yoga, music and art.


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