Our Team

Meet our doctor and staff!

Dr. Eduarda Kreiger

Medical Director / Founder

Dr. Eduarda Krieger, a native of Portugal, is a graduate of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Lisbon. She completed an internship in small animal internal medicine in School of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine in Bologna, Italy, a radiology rotation at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, and her residency in veterinary radiology at the Animal Medical Center.

Dr. Krieger founded Community Veterinary Medicine in 2015 and loves the community she and her team serve in the heart of Upper Manhattan.

Dr. Ken Latimer

Dr. Ken Latimer


Dr. Ken Latimer, a native of Richmond, Virginia, graduated from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. After five years in private practice, he returned to academia to complete a residency in clinical pathology and a PhD degree in veterinary pathology. He subsequently was board certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. Dr. Latimer served on the faculty of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary medicine for 29 years, worked for Covance Laboratories, Inc. in drug discovery and safety assessment for 8 years, and then started his own consulting practice for private veterinary practitioners and the pharmaceutical industry. He is a Past President of the American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology, editorial board member of several professional journals, and editor of Duncan and Prasse’s Veterinary Laboratory Medicine: Clinical Pathology.
Cladson Viana

Cladson Viana

Veterinary Technician

Cladson is a graduate from the University of Brasília in Animal Husbandry and Emergency Veterinary Nursing and completed a bachelor degree in animal production at Aeres University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands.

Mr. Viana’s special academic interests are veterinary cardiology and epidemiology. He is particularly interested in zoonotic diseases and has written several papers on dirofilariasis in dogs and humans.

He is the head veterinary technician at Community Veterinary Medicine where he overlooks the immediate medical care of our patients.

In his spare time Cladson is busy with his vast group of friends, he enjoys his downtime reading poetry and the long walks in Central Park with his furry best friend, a Labradoodle named Kiko.

Sthefany Mateus

Sthefany Mateus

Public Relations

Sthefany joined Community Veterinary Medicine in 2019 and is responsible for marketing strategy, campaign execution, and client development in the firm. She manages and oversees sponsorships, charitable contributions, and organic social media efforts.

A proud graduate of Morumbi University, Brazil, Sthefany received her B.A. degree in Psychology before finding her passion for Marketing and earning a certificate in marketing management from Columbia University Graduate School of Business.

During her spare time, Sthefany enjoys spending time with her friends and family, being active outdoors, especially with Cocadinha, her poodle, and is an active volunteer with animal adoption groups.

  • Industry resources: Social Media Today
  • Enjoys: Central Park, Hawai, The Polo Bar
  • Fun facts: I want to fund an animal shelter someday, I want to write a novel.

Elizabeth Itzhakov

Imaging Technician

Francisco Soler

Veterinary Technician

Argelys Breton

Front Desk Receptionist

Esther Vargas

Front Desk Receptionist