Alicia Mastrocco,

Role: Senior Veterinarian
Specialist in Emergency and Critical Care
ER Internship Program Director
Department: Emergency & Critical Care
Dr. Alicia Mastrocco of the Animal Medical Center in New York City

Board Certifications:


  • BA in Biology – New York University, New York, NY, 2012
  • DVM – Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 2016
  • Internship in Small Animal Medicine & Surgery – University of Pennsylvania College of Veterinary Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 2017
  • Residency in Emergency & Critical Care – Animal Medical Center, New York, NY, 2017-2020

Recent Publications:

Wipond M, Prittie J, Mastrocco A, Donovan TA. Fatal exposure to quaternary ammonium disinfectant in 2 dogs. J Vet Emerg Crit Care (San Antonio). 2023 May-Jun;33(3):380-387. doi: 10.1111/vec.13299. Epub 2023 Apr 27. PMID: 37102439.

Smith R, Mastrocco A, Prittie J, Weltman J. Comparison of Aural and Rectal Temperature in Dogs Presenting to an Emergency Room. Vet Med (Auckl). 2023 Jul 26;14:125-131. doi: 10.2147/VMRR.S411935.

Sahagian MJ, Mastrocco A, Prittie JE, Weltman JG, Woods S. Retrospective analysis of the use of canine-specific albumin in 125 critically ill dogs. J Vet Emerg Crit Care. 2023; 1- 9. .

Matula E, Prittie J, Mastrocco A, et al. Delayed trans-foraminal brain herniation in a cat following bromethalin intoxication. J Vet Emerg Crit Care (accepted, citation to follow).

Matula E, Mastrocco A, Prittie J, Weltman J, Keyserling C. Microorganism colonization of peripheral venous catheters in a small animal clinical setting. J Vet Emerg Crit Care (San Antonio). 2023;33(5):509-519. doi:10.1111/vec.13328.

Mastrocco A, Sahagian Α, and Prittie J. Phenibut toxicosis in a dog. J Vet Emerg Crit Care (San Antonio). 2023;33(4):472-476. doi:10.1111/vec.13313.

Mastrocco A, Prittie J, West C, Clark M. A review of the pharmacology and clinical applications of levetiracetam in dogs and cats. J Vet Emerg Crit Care (San Antonio). Published online November 21, 2023. doi:10.1111/vec.13355.

Hoffman C, Drobatz K, Mastrocco A. Gastrointestinal foreign bodies and pre-surgical predictors for enterectomy versus enterotomy: A retrospective study of 82 dogs. J Vet Emerg Crit Care (San Antonio). 2022;32(1):98-105. doi:10.1111/vec.13139.

Crecraft K, Prittie J, Mastrocco A. Hypoglycemia and presumptive rhabdomyolysis secondary to lisdexamfetamine toxicosis in 3 cats.  J Vet Emerg Crit Care (San Antonio). 2022;32(1):113-118. doi:10.1111/vec.13150.

Mastrocco A, Prittie J. Early and aggressive surgical debridement and negative pressure wound therapy to treat necrotizing fasciitis in three dogs. Vet Surg. 2021. Mar 16. Doi: 10.1111/vsu.13576. Online ahead of print.

Mastrocco A, Cazzolli D, Prittie J. The effect of storage at 4°C on the canine-specific albumin product on sterility and albumin concentration. J Vet Emerg Care Care. 2021; 31:574-577.

Mastrocco A, Blutinger A, Baine S, Prittie J. Use of injectable lipid emulsion and sodium bicarbonate to treat severe cardiovascular collapse secondary to lamotrigine toxicosis in a dog. J Amer Vet Med Assoc. 2021; 258:510-514.