City Vet

45-44 Vernon Blvd
Long Island City, NY 11101


City Vet - Our Doctors

Dr. Awilda Acaron, DVM (Medical Director)

Dr. Acaron is originally from Puerto Rico. She received a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from the University of Massachusetts- Amherst. Afterwards she attended Cornell University and obtained her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. After Cornell she lived in Miami, FL for a few years and then decided to venture back to New York. Although she is knowledgeable in all fields of Veterinary Medicine her specialties are holistic/alternative medicine such as acupuncture, chiropractic, tui-na massage and Chinese herbal medicine, and also works with exotic species such as rabbits, reptiles, small rodents, and birds. Dr Acaron is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese and English. Currently she shares her home with her rabbit named Hazi.


Dr. Lauren Witter


Dr. Lauren Witter attended CUNY Honors at Hunter College and received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology and English while working at the Animal Medical Center. Lauren earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree and Masters of Comparative Biomedical Science studying canine cancer at Cornell University.

Lauren grew up in Brooklyn with many a furry family member. She transferred her love of pets into a love of all animals and started volunteering at the Prospect Park Zoo and New York Aquarium throughout middle school, high school and college. In college, her passion of animals joined a passion of life sciences and the childhood dream of working with animals developed into the real goal of becoming a veterinarian.

From her rigorous training at Cornell and her Masters Thesis, Lauren developed a passion for data-driven treatment, preventative care and oncology. She is incredibly excited to join the team at City Vet in their care of the wonderful animals in Long Island City. Dr. Witter enjoys working with all species and is especially passionate to work with cats and exotic animals. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, traveling and exploring NYC; she lives with her boyfriend and two cats in Astoria.