Dava Cazzolli,

Role: Senior Veterinarian
Specialist in Emergency & Critical Care
Service Head of Emergency and Urgent Care
Department: Emergency & Critical Care Hemodialysis
Dr. Dava Cazzolli of the Animal Medical Center in New York City

Dava Cazzolli is a Senior Veterinarian, Specialist in Emergency and Critical Care in the department of Emergency and Critical Care. After completion of her internship in 2005, she pursued a career in emergency medicine. This has been her passion since, and in 2012, she pursued a residency in emergency and critical care, later becoming board certified in 2015. She has worked at the Animal Medical Center for most of her career and values the balance between state of the art medicine and ongoing education that the hospital provides. Dr. Cazzolli’s medical interests include fluid therapy, mechanical ventilation, sepsis, and more recently, hemodialysis.

Dr. Cazzolli lives in Westchester with her husband, 2 children, and her tiny Maltese, Pip. She has a special love for small breed dogs, especially Pomeranians.

Board Certifications:


  • Bachelor of Science, Le Moyne College, 1999
  • Graduate Chemistry Program, University of California, Davis, 1999-2001
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, 2005
  • Rotating Internship, Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, Animal Medical Center, NY, 2005-2006
  • Residency in Emergency and Critical Care, Animal Medical Center, NY, 2012-2015
  • Hemodialysis Academy, University of California, Davis, 2018-2020

Recent Publications:

Mastrocco A, Cazzolli D, Prittie J. Evaluation of contamination and concentration of stored canine-specific albumin. Accepted for publication, J Vet Emerg Crit Care 2020.

Cazzolli D, Prittie J, Fox P, Lamb K. Evaluation of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations in a heterogeneous canine ICU population. J Vet Emerg Crit Care. 2019; 29(6):605-610.

Chap 169: Crystalloids vs Colloids.  Textbook of Small Animal Emergency Medicine. Drobatz, et.al. 2018.

Cazzolli D, Prittie J. The crystalloid-colloid debate: Consequences of resuscitation fluid selection in veterinary critical care. J Vet Emerg Crit Care. 2015;25(1):6-19