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Jennifer E. Slovak,

Role: Staff Doctor Department: Internal Medicine
Dr. Jennifer Slovak of the Animal Medical Center in New York City

Dr. Jennifer Slovak is a Staff Doctor at AMC’s Internal Medicine Service. She completed a rotating internship, a residency in Small Animal Internal Medicine, and a Master of Science in Veterinary Clinical Science at Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She received board certification from the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in July of 2014.

Prior to her appointment at AMC, Dr. Slovak served as an Assistant Professor of Small Animal Internal Medicine at Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine (2014-2019). Her time was divided between clinical medicine, classroom teaching, and research. Dr. Slovak has authored numerous peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters, has lectured nationally and internationally, and has been awarded various grants for her research work. She has been the recipient of the Jerry Newbrey Award for excellence in didactic classroom teaching and the Richard Wescott Teaching Award for clinical instruction. In 2018, Dr. Slovak was the recipient of the Washington State University Zoetis teaching award voted on by 4th year veterinary students for teaching excellence, dedication, and leadership, which contributed significantly to the advancement of the profession.

Dr. Slovak has a special interest in feline medicine, including low stress handling, pain management, and inflammatory/immune-mediated gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary, and pancreatic diseases.

Dr. Slovak and her husband are the proud pet parents of 3 Boston Terriers (Ralph, Amos, and Tater Tot), a beautiful geriatric cat named Seymour, and a dearly loved horse named Lola.

Board Certification:

  • American College of Small Animal Internal Medicine (SA Internal Medicine), 2014

Postgraduate Education:

  • Rotating Internship, Iowa State University,  2010-2011
  • Small Animal Internal Medicine Residency, Iowa State University, 2011-2014


  • Biology and Pre-Veterinary Studies – University of Findlay, 1999
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine – Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, 2003
  • Master of Science, Clinical Internal Medicine – Iowa State University, 2014

Recent Publications:

Pilot study of the effect of gastrointestinal diets on fecal occult blood testing in cats. Spies KE, Slovak JE. J Feline Med Surg. 2020 Jul;22(7):656-663. doi: 10.1177/1098612X19873151. Epub 2019 Sep 11.PMID: 31509050

Urinary chemical fingerprint left behind by repeated NSAID administration: Discovery of putative biomarkers using artificial intelligence. Broughton-Neiswanger LE, Rivera-Velez SM, Suarez MA, Slovak JE, Piñeyro PE, Hwang JK, Villarino NF.PLoS One. 2020 Feb 13;15(2):e0228989. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0228989. eCollection 2020.PMID: 32053695

Evaluation of whisker stress in cats. Slovak JE, Foster TE. J Feline Med Surg. 2020 Jun 15:1098612X20930190. doi: 10.1177/1098612X20930190. Online ahead of print.PMID: 32538246

Pharmacometabolomics with a combination of PLS-DA and random forest algorithm analyses reveal meloxicam alters feline plasma metabolite profiles. Broughton-Neiswanger LE, Rivera-Velez SM, Suarez MA, Slovak JE, Hwang JK, Villarino NF. J Vet Pharmacol Ther. 2020 Jun 20. doi: 10.1111/jvp.12884. Online ahead of print.PMID: 32562314

Spies, K.E. Slovak, J.E.  Pilot study of the effect of gastrointestinal diets on fecal occult blood testing in cats. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery: 2019.  doi: 10.1177/1098612X19873151

Slovak, J.E, Hwang, J., Rivera, S., Villarino, N. Pharmacokinetics of Mycophenolic Acid and its effect on CD4+ and CD8+ T cells after oral Administration of Mycophenolate mofetil to Healthy Cats. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine: 2019. doi: 10.1111/jvim.15585

Rivera-Velez, S.M, Broughton-Neiswanger, L.E, Suarez, M., Slovak, J.E, Hwang, JK, et al. Effect of repeated administration of meloxicam on renal cortex and medulla in cats. Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology & Therapeutics, 2019.

Slovak, J.E, Turbeville, C., Grubb, T.  Assessment of veterinary students’ perception of small animal pain and treatment. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, 2018.

Slovak, J.E, Rivera, S., Hwang, J, Villarino, N. Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of Mycophenolic Acid in healthy cats after twice-daily intravenous infusion of mycophenolate mofetil for three days. American Journal of Veterinary Research, 2018; (79): 1-7.

Morassi, Al, Rivera, S.M., Slovak, J.E, Court, M.H., Villarino, N. In vitro binding of the immunosuppressant mycophenolic acid to dog and cat plasma proteins, and the effect of co-administered corticosteroids. Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 2018; (41) 513-521.

Slovak, J.E, Rivera, SM., Hwang, JK, Court, M.H., Villarino, NF. Pharmacokinetics of Mycophenolic acid after intravenous administration of Mycophenolate mofetil in healthy cats. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine 2017; (31):1827-1832.

Slovak, J.E, Villarino, N. Safety of oral and intravenous mycophenolate mofetil in healthy cats. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery 2017; (20): 1-5.

Rivera, Sol, M., Slovak, J.E, Court, M.H., Villarino, Nicolas. Simultaneous determination of mycophenolic acid and its glucuronide and glycoside derivatives in canine and feline plasma by UHPLC-UV. Biomedical Chromatography 2017; (8):1-9.

Slovak, J, K. Mealey, & M.H. Court. Comparative metabolism of mycophenolic acid by glucuronide and glucoside conjugation in human, dog and cat liver microsomes. Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics 2016; 2:123-129.

Rivera, S.M., Morassi, A., Court, M.H., Slovak, J. E, Villarino, N. Development and validation of an ultrafast chromatographic method for detection and quantification of the immunosuppressant Mycophenolic acid in canine, feline, and human plasma. Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis 2016; (131):94-102.

Nagamori, Y., Slovak, J.E., Reichard, M. Prevalence of Cytauxzoon felis infection in healthy free-roaming cats in northcentral Oklahoma and central Iowa. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery Open Reports 2016; (2):1-4.

Slovak, J., N. Kieves, J. Haynes. A Foreign Body Granuloma Induced Extra-skeletal Osteosarcoma. Journal of American Animal Hospital Association 2015; 51(5):315-319.

Slovak, J., L. Gilmour, K. Miles. What is Your Diagnosis? Calvarial Hyperostosis in a Mixed Breed Puppy. Journal of American Veterinary Medical Association 2015; 246(11):1187-1189.

Slovak, J., C. Wang, C. Otoni, A. Jergens, et al. Development and validation of a novel endoscopic scoring index for canine inflammatory bowel disease. The Veterinary Journal 2015; 203(3):290-295.

Slovak, J., C. Wang, A. Jergens, et al. Endoscopic Assessment of the Duodenum in Dogs with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine 2014; 28:1442-1446.