Meet our veterinarians

Dr. Jennifer Tsung, DVM

Dr. Jennifer Tsung completed her Bachelor of Science degree in 1995 at New York University.  She continued her education at the Royal Veterinary College in London, England, and graduated as a Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2001. Dr. Tsung has worked in multiple practices throughout New York City and Hong Kong.  She decided to settle down in Inwood, New York and open the Inwood Animal Clinic in 2008.




Dr. Kevin Shimel, DVM

A native of Queens, New York, Dr. Kevin Shimel graduated from Iowa State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1996, and has a BS in Animal Science and Chemistry from ISU as well.  Dr. Shimel has a strong interest in Feline Medicine, and spent several years as a “Caterinarian”.  He has also devoted part of his career to Emergency Medicine. Having practiced in various settings, Dr. Shimel continues to expand his interests as a well-rounded Veterinarian.

Deciding to become a Veterinarian at an early age, he has a lifelong resume of working with pets, to include Kennel Work, Dog Grooming, Shelter Work, Training and Rescue. As an avid participant in AKC Dog Shows and Field Trials, he has shown Borzoi and other purebred dogs for 38 years, and is an internationally known and AKC approved Dog Show Judge and speaker.

As a believer in staying busy, Dr Shimel has 16 years of experience in the restaurant industry and continues to enjoy cooking at home. Between his undergraduate and graduate degrees, he spent 7 years as a Research Chemist. He is also an accomplished photographer with a history of gallery exhibits and speaking engagements showcasing his world travels and photo journalistic images of life on the planet.

Dr. Kirk McConnell, DVM

Dr. Kirk had a passion for animals since a young age. Starting as a naturalist earning badges to working in kennels and volunteering at local shelters, prior to college. This fostered a love for all animals that would only grow with time. After graduating From Lincoln Memorial University in Tennessee he expanded his knowledge by working in a variety of different aspects of the veterinary field. He has recently taken great interest into physical therapy working with the University of TN into becoming CCRP certified in the near future.




Contact our veterinarians to speak with us about your pet’s condition. Our office is open for patients throughout New York.