"Dr. Obernesser and her staff are ALWAYS kind, caring, knowledgeable, efficient, willing to explain things, and have the animal's best interest as their #1 priority."


Dr. Ina Obernesser

Dr. Ina Obernesser, founder and owner of Uptown Vets, was raised in a small German village where she formed a strong bond with animals at an early age. She relocated to Italy to study veterinary medicine at the University of Bologna, and later moved to New York City, where she worked as a veterinary technician while completing her pre-vet studies at Queens College.

In 2004 she received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts, and completed a year of clinical rotations at Virginia Tech. Her professional interests include internal medicine and rescue work.

She has worked in private practice in New York City and Westchester County, and performs volunteer work with rescue groups in New York and Isla Mujeres, Mexico. Please visit ny-petrescue.org and islaanimals.org.

Dr. Obernesser opened Uptown Vets in September 2007. She is a member of the New York City Veterinary Medical Association, the New York State Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association.

When not at work, Dr. Obernesser loves spending time with her husband James, her dogs Pancho and Sweet Pea, and her cats Molly and Sammy Mayhem--all of them rescues of course! At work, she enjoys her time with the hospital cats, Jimmy and Eva. She also enjoys travel, curling, movies, and reading in German, Italian, and English.

Dr. Linnette Vasquez

Dr. Linnette Vasquez was born and raised in The Bronx. She decided at the age of 5 she was going to be a veterinarian, following in her father’s footsteps after helping him rehabilitate a baby pigeon that fell outside its nest. She completed a year of clinical rotations at the University of Minnesota and received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. She then completed a Small Animal Rotating Internship at Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners in New York City.

The journey to become a veterinarian has led to travel to many places; Ithaca, Minneapolis, Sydney, The Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis, and Vancouver. She is very excited to have the opportunity to care for the animals of her hometown.

Dr. Vasquez has one cat, Balliane, which she adopted during veterinary school. She enjoys reading in Central Park and traveling, be it a new neighborhood or country.