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New York

Bedford Hills
Dr. Laurie Hess, DVM, Diplomate ABVP (Avian Practice)
Veterinary Center for Birds & Exotics, 709 Bedford Rd., Bedford Hills, NY 10507
Ph: (914) 864-1414

"I completed a residency in Exotic Pet Medicine and Surgery at the Animal Medical Center in New York City where I have been Head of the Exotic Pet Medicine Department for several years. I am exclusively an exotic animal vet. I do not see cats or dogs. I lecture and write regularly on the care of exotic pets, including iguanas, and I read exotic pet journals. I regularly attend exotic animal veterinary conferences across the world, and I am an active meber of the Association of Reptilian and Amphibin Veterinarians. I receive referrals from other vets because I completed a residency in exotic pet care at the Animal Medical Center in New York City where I have been head of the Exotic Pet Service for several years."

Dr. Elisabeth Simone-Freilicher, Animal Medical Hospital of Centereach, 2425 Middle Country Road, Centereach NY 11720.
Ph: (631) 585-5353

Referred by Vickie Gaffney
Dr. Simone-Freilicher is internship and residency trained for avian and exotic medicine. She is boarded Avian now, will sit for reptile boarding when available. She took reptile specific elective courses in vet school.

Dr. Mike Cary, Towne and Country Vet Hospital, Corning, NY.
Ph: (607) 937-8222

Referred by Patricia Hatch

East Meadow
Dr. Kevin Gross, East Meadow Animal Hospital, 24 Newbridge Rd., East Meadow, NY 11554

Referred by Jen Plummer

Todd Bannister, Hoppenstedt Animal Hospital, 3040 Route 32 South, Kingston, NY 12401

Referred by Alison McBride

Long Beach
Dr. Lewis Gelfand, All Creatures, 733 W. Park Ave., Long Beach, NY.
Ph: (516) 432-2946

Referred by Peter & Rose Garlasco and by Susan Kulakowski.
Susan said: "Dr. G's the smartest AND nicest vet I know."

Dr. Robert Monaco, Old Country Animal Clinic, 669 Old Country Rd., Plainview, NY 11803.
Ph: (516) 938-7218

Referred by Jen Plummer

Dr. Lori Morin, Compassion Veterinary Health Care Ctr., 235 South Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12610.
Ph: (845) 473-0358

Referred by Jennie Gleicher
"I take all of my animals here, Dr. Morin is the best by far...I am sick and tired of going to Vets in NYC and Westchester County..I finally found someone who knows what they are doing!"

Dr. Halpurn, Lefferts Animal Hospital, Queens, NY

Referred by referred by Leia Rose Gatch

Dr. John Pisciotta, Rye Harrison Vet Hospital, 170 North St., Rye, NY, 10580

Referred by Rebecca Bruder

Alistair Chapnick, 20 Fox Meadow Rd., Scarsdale, NY 10583

Referred by Rebecca Bruder
"I have the good fortune to have a close friend who is a vet and a herp collector from the time he was a young child. He works one on one with me and my animals. The education I am getting from this is invaluable."

Staten Island
South Shore Veterinary Hospital, Hylan Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10312

Referred by Danielle Safonte

Dr. Irwin Ruderman, Animal Clinic of Staten Island, 640 Willowbrook Rd., Staten Island, NY.
Ph: (718) 494-0050

Referred by Donna Tannenbaum

Herp Vet Connection - New York
To search the Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians website for a vet in this state, go to
Melissa Kaplan's Herp Care Collection - New York Herp Veterinarians

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