Meet The Veterinarians at Center City Veterinary Hospital


Michael Cohen, VMD

Michael   Cohen

Michael Cohen earned his VMD in small animal medicine from the University of Pennsylvania in 2002. Raised just outside of Philadelphia, he graduated with honors from the University of Delaware and received special distinction for his research in dairy cattle nutrition.

After graduation, Dr. Cohen was an associate veterinarian at a small practice in Delaware County for two years. To increase his range of experience, he spent six years as an emergency clinician at the Veterinary Specialty Center of Delaware.  Here he gained vital experience dealing with traumatic injuries, metabolic and endocrine diseases, toxin exposure, obstetrical emergencies, among others. Dr. Cohen was inspired to go back into private practice after working with animals whose emergency room visit could have been prevented with proper preventative care at their regular veterinarian’s office. Dr. Cohen started Center City Veterinary Hospital to provide quality, modern, and compassionate care to the dogs and cats of Philadelphia.

As a member of the Veterinary Information Network, Dr. Cohen participates in an online community of veterinarians and board-certified specialists who share cases and information. This allows him to provide your pet with the collective experience of over 42,000 veterinarians who love what they do and love to do it well! Dr. Cohen is also a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Animal Hospital Association.  Dr. Cohen is a USDA certified veterinarian and has sent pets everywhere from Colombia to Saipan.

A man of many hobbies, Dr. Cohen has been a novice urban beekeeper, kept chickens (for eggs, not meat!) during his veterinary school days in West Philadelphia, enjoys light gardening with the help of a worm composting bin, woodworking, and regularly starts, but only occasionally finishes, projects in his home. Currently, he is slowly restoring a 1957 Volkswagen Beetle.

Dr. Cohen is the proud dad of two amazing human kids, and two sometimes well-behaved Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.


Stephen Meister, VMD

Stephen Meister

Dr. Stephen Meister graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 1999.  After graduating, he practiced Feline medicine in Philadelphia for 1 year, after which he participated in a Veterinary dental residency at the University of Pennsylvania from 2000-2002. 

For the next 14 years, he was a general practitioner, primarily with dogs and cats in Philadelphia.  During this time he explored his interests in Dentistry, orthopedic surgery, and regenerative medicine.  He has spent the last 5 years practicing in Wayne, Pennsylvania honing his skills with small mammals and Exotic pets.  

Dr. Meister is also a Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, the American Association of Feline Practitioners and the American Veterinary Dental Society.  He had served as a Captain in the US Army Reserves Public Health Command. He currently resides in Philadelphia, has two children, Fionnaula, who attends Penn State in Musical Theater and Raighnaid, attending high school in Philadelphia; with two long-haired Chihuahuas, two tarantulas and a parakeet.

Beverly Jogan, VMD

Beverly Jogan

Beverly Jogan graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2006 after completing her undergraduate degree at Penn where she studied biology and physical anthropology. She is originally from Reading, PA but also had the opportunity to live in South America, where she fell in love with animals by visiting llamas, penguins and toucans in their natural habitats. After completing vet school, Dr. Jogan practiced at a small animal hospital in New Jersey, and later enjoyed working with veterinary students at an animal shelter during a year spent in North Carolina. She has also volunteered on several spay/neuter clinic trips in underserved areas in the US and abroad. Dr. Jogan has special interests in pain management, geriatric medicine, preventive care, and ophthalmology.

Dr. Jogan lives in Queen Village with her husband Keith, baby boy Colin, and their cat Simon. She loves to travel, plays the cello in a Baroque music group, and enjoys sewing and other crafts.

David Puerto, DVM, DACVS

David Puerto, DVM, DACVS

Dr. Puerto is a board-certified veterinary surgeon with extensive experience with orthopedic, and soft tissue procedures. These surgeries may range from cruciate (ACL) repair, patellar luxation, hip surgery, trauma care, tumor removal, abdominal and reconstructive surgery.

Dr. Puerto provides mobile specialized veterinary surgical services here at Center City Veterinary Hospital to provide advanced surgical care for your pet. Our goal is for your pet to be well and provide specialty level care in the familiar setting here at Center City Veterinary Hospital with the staff and doctors you and your pet know.

Dr. Puerto is also Chief of surgery at the Center for Animal Referral and Emergency Services (CARES) in Langhorne, PA and owns Healing Hands Veterinary Surgery.  

“Bailey absolutely loves going! Every time we take a walk past their building, Bailey waits at the door to go in. He doesn't even notice when they give him a shot because he's so preoccupied with the treats the technician is giving him.”

“After struggling to get appointments at my old vet I was thrilled to find that Center City Vet is not only flexible, but friendly, affordable and knowledgable. I have felt nothing but appreciated and welcomed at this practice. My cats even seemed to have the best appointments of their lives (in terms of calmness) due to the gentle but thorough. I think the greenies treats helped too! Highly recommend this practice!”

“My dog Molly has been a patient since we adopted her at 6 months old. She loves Dr. Cohen as much as we do. He is a brilliant veterinarian with a love for animals you expect from a Vet but rarely find.” — Joshua

“Dr. Cohen and the rest of the staff at Center City vet are fantastic. They are very quick when an appointment is needed and thorough. My cat Dexter and I have become spoiled because they take such good care of him! Thanks for everything you guys do!” — Emilee

“I have been bringing my dog to Center City Vet Hospital since they first opened. All of the staff is extremely professional and caring. I am glad to see that their business continues to grow without any effect on the quality of their service. I highly recommend taking your pet here.”

“The staff at CCVH are incredible. They go out of their way to ensure our pup is getting the best care possible. Our rescue dog has extreme separation anxiety, and he has always been available to help answer our questions, no matter what the concern. The facility is beyond bright and clean, and is by far the best vet hospital in the city.”

“The staff is so nice and the hospital is very efficient and clean.  It’s never too crowded and we’re in and out for a physical/vaccine update in about 30-40 min.  I lived around the corner when I first adopted my dog, so I went to CCVH out of convenience, but after moving across town and loving the service, I continued going.”

“The nurses are kind and caring. My dogs even like to go visit regularly. What dog do you know likes to go to the vet just to visit and say hi ??!   They have always fit my animals in, even when they are booked. Their prices are extremely reasonable, unlike other neighborhood veterinarians. ”

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