The Smiling Faces of Heart of Brooklyn Veterinary Hospital
Bill Farmer, DVM
Owner and Founder
Bill Farmer, D.V.M., began working with animals at a young age. While pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science at Auburn University, he worked at the university’s veterinary school. After graduation, he attended Ross University to pursue a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. In addition to his responsibilities at Heart of Brooklyn Veterinary Hospital, Dr. Farmer is also a professor in the Department of Veterinary Technology at Laguardia Community College.
Dr. Farmer resides in Flatbush, Brooklyn. A fanatic bike-rider, you’ll often find him cruising around. If you do, please make sure you stop and wave hello.
Margaret Murphy, BVMS
Dr. Murphy attended the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies at the University of Edinburgh and achieved a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine & Surgery after obtaining Bachelors and Masters degrees in Biology from St. John’s University in Queens. After veterinary school, Dr. Murphy pursued an intensive internship at Veterinary Emergency & Referral Group before joining the Heart of Brooklyn team.
Dr. Murphy is a New York native from Queens and is happy to be back in the city serving the pets of Brooklyn.
Anjali Pingle, MVB, CVA
Anjali Pingle, M.V.B. attended the University College of Dublin School of Veterinary Medicine, where she earned a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. Her calm manner with patients and rapport with clients make her an excellent doctor to work with. Her interests are internal medicine, geriatric care, and she is also a certified veterinary acupuncturist. She has been a valued associate for many years. She lives in Brooklyn with her family and cat, Chuey.
Laura Ward, DVM
Laura Ward, D.V.M., graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2013 after obtaining her Bachelors in Agriculture and Animal Sciences at the University of Georgia. After graduating from veterinary school, she pursued an internship at Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners before joining Heart of Brooklyn in 2016.
Her professional interests include internal medicine, surgery, critical care, clinical pathology, and cytology. She also manages regular standard of care meetings and helps to implement technical training sessions to advance our support staff. We are ever grateful she’s a part of our team. Dr. Ward resides in Clinton Hill with her husband and 2 cats, Olivia and Miko.
Rachel Madacsi (soon to be Higgins!!), DVM, USDA-Accredited
Rachel Madacsi, D.V.M., is a New York native growing up on Long Island. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in 2013 from Fordham University Rose Hill (Go Rams) in Communications and Media Studies and also played on the Division 1 Women’s Soccer Team there. Dr. Madacsi took two years off before moving to the island of Grenada, where she earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in January 2020 from St. George’s University. She completed her clinical year at Auburn University (War Eagle). Her professional interests include dermatology and soft tissue surgery, though she enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine. She is also USDA certified. In her free time, Dr. Madacsi enjoys being outside, traveling, and trying all the food and coffee that New York has to offer. She resides in the Upper West Side with her fiance (soon-to-be husband!) and island dog Pippa.
Victor Koos, DVM
Victor Koos, D.M.V., attended Cornell University, where he earned his degree in Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Koos specializes in preventative medicine, general practice, surgery, and dentistry. Prior to veterinary school, Dr. Koos worked as a field ornithologist and a veterinary technician. He is compassionate and is always learning. When he is not treating patients, Dr. Koos enjoys birdwatching, puzzles, board games, fishing, and cycling. He has two cats Margot, an orange cat, and tropical fish.
Eric Grossman, DVM
Eric Grossman, D.V.M., graduated from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine in Manhattan, KS (The Little Apple). He grew up on Long Island and obtained his Bachelors’s in cell and molecular biology from Binghamton University. His professional interests include internal medicine, preventative care, and soft tissue surgery. In his free time, you can find him hiking in the mountains north of the city. He currently resides in Flatbush with his cat Grey Worm.
Aaron began his career at the age of 14, working as a kennel tech. Since then, he has been managing teams in Spec and ER. He has a special interest in animal behavior, Fear Free, and misses the adrenaline of working in the ER. He values compassion, his community, and cooperation. When Aaron is not working, he enjoys cooking, going on hikes, and traveling. Aaron has one dog, Coquito, his soul dog, a rescue from Puerto Rico.
Tallulah the Terrific Tangerine Tabby, our resident feline, started her journey at Heart of Brooklyn Veterinary Hospital in the fall of 2016. She quickly climbed the ladder of success, making her way from a maintenance worker, and has officially been given the title of Chief Feline Sassafras. She spends her days bird watching, sunbathing, and managing the front desk staff. She can be found monitoring emails, holding down paperwork, and cuddling with employees on their lunch breaks. Tallulah fancies herself a real fashionista donning seasonal bandanas and has a very sophisticated palate. To know her is to love her, and we certainly do!