Meet The Staff

Dr. Hesham El-Akbawy

Dr. Hesham El-Akbawy - Lincoln Ave Cat HospitalDr. Hesham El-Akbawy received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1988 from Cairo University. He performed postgraduate studies in clinical pathology at the University of Berlin, where he received a scholarship for clinical studies. He also trained at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University.

Dr. El-Akbawy studied and received the (AO) Masters level of orthopedics and TPLO in San Diego, California. He studied at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine Department of Orthopedic Surgery and completed the AO Orthopedic training for plating and fracture repair at the University of Ohio. He pursued master’s level courses in dentistry training in Maryland and competently performs root canals, orthodontics and all oral surgical procedures. He is currently pursuing accreditation.

Dr. El-Akbawy is a member of the American Veterinary Dental Society and the AO Spine Neuro-surgical Society. He is certified by Kyon Surgical in Zurich, Switzerland for TTA (tibial tubrosity advancement for ACL repair) as well as THR (total hip replacement—cement less technique).

Dr. Rajani Radhakrishnan

Dr. Rajani Radhakrishnan - Lincoln Ave Cat HospitalDr. Rajani (Raj) Radhakrishnan received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2002 from Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (KAU). After a brief hiatus taking care of her young children, she joined Lincoln Ave Cat Hospital in 2012.

Dr. Raj is a licensed veterinarian in the State of New Jersey and the State of New York and Member of the AVMA. Dr. Raj enjoys interacting with and emphasizes on building long-term relationships with clients. She finds the remarkable diversity of cases as the most rewarding part of being a veterinarian. Her professional interests include feline medicine and veterinary diagnostics.

Crystal

Crystal - Lincoln Avenue Cat HospitalCrystal is our veterinary technician, she has been with LACH for 2yrs now. She has been a veterinary technician for 15yrs, studied parasitology at Tuft’s University and worked for a veterinary lab as a parasitologist. Crystal has 2 very cool orange cats and 3 dogs.

Tom

Tom - Lincoln Ave Cat HospitalTom is our veterinary technician/assistant. Tom has been with LACH for 10+yrs, he is a loyal, fun and reliable employee. Tom is married with 2 great kids, he also has, 6 cats and two dogs. Tom is known as our “cat whisperer”.

Taylor

Taylor - Lincoln Avenue Cat HospitalTaylor has been our head receptionist for 10+years, she is a dedicated, motivated and caring individual. Taylor is also a mom to, a beautiful 3yr-old daughter, 5 very cool cats and 2 handsome dogs.