Matthew Raske, DVM, DACVS-SA

Dr. Matthew Raske is a native of Westchester County. After receiving his DVM from Kansas State University, Dr. Raske completed a one-year internship in a small animal medicine and surgery in San Diego, California followed by a one-year surgical internship in Austin, Texas. Dr. Raske then completed his three-year residency in small animal surgery at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. Following his residency, he worked at a private practice in NYC.

Offering both non-surgical and surgical treatments, Dr. Raske has a passion for orthopedic surgery and sports medicine including minimally invasive procedures, advanced orthopedics and fracture management, and regenerative medicine. He has completed advanced training in tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO) and CORA- based leveling osteotomy (CBLO) for repair of cranial cruciate ligament injury. He is certified in both total hip and total knee replacement. He is also certified to administer veterinary regenerative stem cell therapy. Outside of work, Dr. Raske is an outdoor and sports enthusiast. He enjoys triathlons, traveling, scuba diving, surfing, and spending time with his wife and son, Maxwell. He has a house full of pets: Brooklyn, a Belgian Malinois; Luna, a Dutch Shepherd; Sassy, a cat; and OB, an Amazon parrot.

Simon Kornberg, BVSc., DACVIM, Neurology & Neurosurgery

Dr. Simon Kornberg was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia. His father is a pediatric neurologist and his mother is a psychotherapist and they have always been crazy about animals. It seemed natural that he was always destined for a life working in the Neurology field. He attended veterinary school at the University of Melbourne, Australia, and graduated in 2010. Starting in 2011, Dr. Kornberg undertook a rotating internship at Queensland Veterinary Specialists which he finished in 2012. Dr. Kornberg then went on to work at the University of Melbourne emergency clinic in Geelong, Australia.

Dr. Kornberg received his advanced training in a 3 year Neurology and Neurosurgery residency at Mississippi State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, which he completed in July 2015. Immediately following his residency, he successfully passed the ACVIM Neurology specialty examination and was awarded diplomate status. After nearly 3 years practising in Miami, Dr. Kornberg joined our team here at the Animal Specialty Center. While enjoying all facets of the specialty Dr Kornberg has a keen interest in spinal surgery, meningitis and encephalitis, minimally invasive brain surgery, treatment of seizures and ixodes tick paralysis. Dr Kornberg also has extensive lecturing experience, and has taught both junior and senior veterinary students in both the classroom and clinic. He has also presented research at various veterinary conferences. He has undertaken research in tick paralysis, medical therapy for spinal injury, genetics of canine brain tumors and imaging guided brain surgery.

Whilst not being a neurologist, Dr Kornberg is a keen sports fan, his two sports passions are the St Louis Cardinals and the Carlton Blues of the Australian football league. He also enjoys playing sports. He recently represented Fort Lauderdale Australian Football Club in the USAFL national tournament in San Diego. Other interests include coffee and technology. He has a tailless cat, Thomas, an adorable mutt called Monty, a Collie named Freddie and a black kitten named Coal.

Richard Joseph, DVM, DACVIM, Neurology, Chief of Staff

Dr. Joseph is Chief of Staff, a Staff Neurologist and Veterinary Acupuncturist at Animal Specialty Center. He is the co-founder of Animal Specialty Center. His primary interests include episodic disorders, neuroimaging (MRI), neuro-oncology and electrodiagnostics for neuromuscular diseases. Dr. Joseph also has performed acupuncture since 1990, primarily on patients with pain-related disorders such as arthritis and intervertebral disc disease. From 1979 to 1981, he was enrolled in veterinary school at La Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic and acquired skills in speaking Spanish. He was coeditor of a veterinary school publication to enhance the education of Dominican students by summarizing English journal articles in Spanish. Dr. Joseph transferred to and received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 1984.

In 1985, Dr. Joseph completed an internship in medicine and surgery. In 1989, he completed a combined residency in internal medicine and neurology at The Animal Medical Center in New York City. He became board certified in neurology in 1989. He was awarded Teacher of the Year by the intern class of 1990. During his residency, he completed a post-doctoral training program in veterinary acupuncture and became certified by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS). Prior to opening Animal Specialty Center, Dr. Joseph was chief neurologist and head of a medical service at The Animal Medical Center in New York City from 1989 to 2000. He was the only practicing neurologist in New York City during that period. He managed a very busy clinical caseload, including outpatient consultations, neurodiagnostic testing and management of hospitalized patients. His responsibilities also included training interns, residents, externs, visiting foreign veterinarians during daily ward rounds, and formal weekly lectures. His motivation and desire to teach extended to providing neurology phone consultations through Antech Diagnostic Labs to veterinarians nationally, and to providing online neurology services and course instruction for the Veterinary Information Network.

Dr. Joseph cofounded of Animal MR in 2000, a mobile veterinary MRI service, has enabled him to be visionary in formation of Animal Specialty Center. Over the career, Dr. Joseph has published numerous journal articles and has lectured nationally and internationally at local veterinary meetings, universities and national society conferences. He has been featured in a variety of articles including New York Magazine's Best Vets and for acupuncture in the New York Post and Fortune Magazine. CNN also promoted his acupuncture skills in a video segment. In 2017, Animal Specialty Center was awarded by Best of Westchester by readers of Westchester Magazine.

A member of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, he has served on the Credential Committee for the College of Neurology. He is also a member of the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society and New York City and State Veterinary Medical Associations. Dr. Joseph is passionate about the continued success of Animal Specialty Center and on the impact the center has on our community. He is extremely focused on seeing that all hospital employees provide quality service with unparalleled sensitivity to every animal and their family that comes into contact with us.

Jessica Eich, DVM, Practice Limited to Neurology

Dr. Jessica Eich is a Neurology Resident at the Animal Specialty Center. She's a South Florida native, and graduated from University of Florida with a Bachelor's in Biology. She studied Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University, and received her DVM in 2013. From there she did a 1 year rotating internship at Coral Springs Animal Hospital in South Florida. She then went on to finish a 1 year Neurology internship at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists in Houston, Texas. Her main interests include neurosurgery, intervertebral disc disease, immune mediated and infectious neurological disease, and radiation therapy. Outside of veterinary medicine, she enjoys running, hiking, and spending time with her dog, "Lexi" and cat, "Reggie."

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