Dr. Gina Rendon
DVM, Lead Veterinarian
Dr. Rendon earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Smith College in 1995, graduating cum laude and with highest honors in Neuroscience. She then went on to earn a Master’s degree in Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology before going on to vet school. She received her Doctorate from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2002, and has been working as a general practitioner in veterinary medicine ever since. Before starting at the Williamsburg Veterinary Clinic, she worked for four years at St. Marks Veterinary Hospital in the East Village; and prior to that, practiced veterinary medicine in Vermont, Massachusetts, and Quebec. She is a member of the Animal Veterinary Medical
Association, as well as the New York State Veterinary Medical Association, and the Veterinary Medical Society of New York City.
Dr. Rendon became a veterinarian because, more than anything, she wanted to be around animals every day. With a love for both science and animals, veterinary medicine allows her to
merge these interests. Even more, Dr. Rendon loves interacting with pets and their owners, getting to know their stories and seeing how their relationships develop over time.
Dr. Rendon lives in Brooklyn with her husband, Jon; daughter, Phoebe; and two spoiled dogs, Roger and Otis.
Keston Smith, BVet Med
Dr. Smith is a proud second generation veterinarian who grew up in a small town in the Midwest working side by side with his father in his veterinary hospital. When he wasn't in the hospital, he was either helping to rehabilitate the wildlife and exotic animals that his father brought home from work, or taking care of the farm animals on their small five acre homestead. Dr. Smith graduated from the University of Missouri Kansas City where he earned his biology degree in 2007. During this time, he worked in
a genetics laboratory at the university and as an elephant keeper at the Kansas City Zoo. After finishing his undergraduate degree, he was accepted into the Royal Veterinary College in London England, graduating in 2012.
During his veterinary studies, Dr. Smith had the opportunity to travel to Thailand where he continued to follow his love of elephants by researching Asian Elephant social structure. He also met his future wife in London who was also studying to be a veterinarian. They now live together in Manhattan with their young son, Landon, and their loyal cat, Lincoln. Both work as
small animal veterinarians in New York City. Dr. Smith has always loved and respected animals and from a young age was taught how to care for and treat them. In his view there is no better occupation then veterinary medicine which allows him to be an advocate for the most innocent individuals of our families.
Amy Kantor, Veterinarian
Williamsburg Veterinary Clinic is happy to welcome Dr. Amy Kantor, VMD. She has been working in the New York City area for over 20 years. She specializes in orthopedic surgeries as well as other more advanced abdominal, soft tissue and surgical corrections that affect the breathing and urinary patterns of pets. Dr. Kantor earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Maryland and her Veterinary Medicine Degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1984. She then ventured on to the Netherlands and did a 4 year residency program at the University of Utrecht where she specialized in surgical training the remaining 2 years of her tenure. Dr. Kantor is a highly skilled Veterinarian in all aspects of the veterinary medicine world and we are ecstatic to have her here on the team and can’t wait for you and your four legged friend to come in and meet her!
Dr. Sampsel grew up in northeastern Ohio with two dogs and two horses. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science from Cornell University in 2015, graduating Magna cum Laude with distinction in research. She received her Doctorate from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2019. During her education, Dr. Sampsel worked in numerous small animal veterinary practices and developed a love for interacting with clients and caring for their pets. She is a member of the Animal Veterinary Medical Association and is USDA accredited.
Dr. Sampsel has wanted to be a veterinarian since childhood because of an intense desire to help people and their pets. She is looking forward to developing relationships with owners and their animals. She enjoys dentistry, medicine, and surgery and is especially passionate about the management of young and old pets. She lives with her dog, Roxy, a 12 year old labradoodl
Dr. Mihoko Seki has been practicing veterinary medicine in NYC after graduating from the University of Illinois. She became passionate for animals after growing up with three family-owned dogs (Oreo, Chocolat, and Brooke). Dr. Seki's favorite aspects of veterinary medicine include surgeries and seeing puppies & kittens grow up!
Dr. Seki grew up in Tokyo before moving to the United States. With all her relocations as a child, she developed the love for traveling and experiencing different cultures. Dr. Seki enjoys watching soccer and has visited the last three World Cups (South Africa, Brazil, and Russia), with the intentions of going to Qatar in 2022! Aside from traveling, she is an avid fan of trying new foods and is enjoying the diverse restaurants NYC has to offer. Her current furry friend is a 5 year-old kitten named T-Rex and he is as much trouble as his name!