Dr. Orlando Diaz, DVM, Founder
Dr. Orlando Diaz is the founder of Williamsburg Animal Clinic.
Williamsburg Animal Clinic wouldn’t be what it is today without his stewardship over the years. Dr. Diaz now resides in Spain, but visits Williamsburg Animal Clinic on his trips back to the states. You may even see him at the hospital at your next visit!
Dr. Naomi Ueda DVM, Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Ueda grew up in Queens, New York, and realized she had a natural instinct for caring for animals, sensing their innate intelligence and loving nature. She graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2001.
Her menagerie of five rescues comprises three cats and two dogs. Cat Dizzy has a head tilt, Petunia (aka Sourpuss) was saved from abuse but remains weary of humans, and Shtinky was a stray she fed under her porch. Monchichi, a Havanese, and Teacup Yorkie, Chickpea round out the pack.
In her free time, she travels to experience and learn from different cultures, most recently the Galapagos Island. The best adventures are spontaneous road trips just to see where she ends up. She also enjoys dinner outings with good food and great friends, but is happy to binge watch a compelling series or documentary.
Dr. Jonathan Perez DVM, Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Perez was born in Brooklyn, but grew up in Queens, New York. The son of a veterinarian, as a child he knew he wanted to become a veterinarian too. He remembers watching his father studying to get his veterinary license, and he saw that treating animals was enjoyable and engaging work. He earned a bachelor’s in animal science degree from Cornell University, then studied at the University of the Philippines: Los Banos Veterinary School. He spent a year of clinical rotations focusing on small and large animal medicine in Urbana-Champaign at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine and then transitioned into private practice.
He practiced at clinics in Long Island, Astoria and Manhattan for about five years, then sought a clinic more aligned with his values. Dr. Diaz recruited him, and he now practices full time at Williamsburg Animal Clinic.
He has four cats: his oldest pet, Mochiiro, is a Ragdoll cat he raised since veterinary school; and Momo, Mori and Monet, domestic shorthair cats who were either strays or abandoned at his previous practices. Luckily, they all get along!
In his free time, Dr. Perez likes to explore new places, like restaurants and cafes. A coffee-lover, he is always looking for the best cup of joe and trying different types of espresso. He is also a board game enthusiast and likes to host game nights. Plus, he enjoys watching TV, playing video games and hanging out with his wife, family, friends and cats.
Dr. Tedd Zel- DVM
Dr. Zel was born and raised in Queens, New York. He grew up in a household that always had three cats. Now he has one dog, Zuzu, a rescue from Taiwan. He attended California Polytechnic University San Luis Obispo to earn his bachelor’s degree in Animal Science. He pursued his veterinary degree at University of Edinburgh’s Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies.
After graduating he practiced in Los Angeles, California. He has since returned to his roots in New York City and is happy to be part of the team at Williamsburg Animal Clinic. He loves to experience the human-animal bond clients have with their pets and strives to build long-lasting relationships with clients and their furry family members.
Outside of work, Dr. Zel and his wife enjoy all sorts of outdoor recreation including hiking, backpacking, camping, and biking. He also loves traveling to new places and reconnecting with old friends.
Dr. Jason Lang- DVM
Bio coming soon