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Old 01-31-2006, 10:38 PM   #1
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The following are the House Rabbit Society links for Rabbit Veterinarians in New York:

and NYC Metro

Thislink isfor an old, but excellent list (courtesy of Petbunny mailing list subscribers). Please post any known updates in this thread.


With the permission of the Petbunny moderator, we have reposted those Petbunny Listings here:
  1. Dr. Paloni
    Dr. Juris
    Veterinary Care Unlimited PC
    4-09 Rockaway Boulevard, Ozone Park, New York 11416
    (718) 296-7700
    Recommended by: Iris Farrand
    Comments: Both wonderful vets (the entire staff is unbelievable) and Dr. Juris raised bunnies on a farm where she grew up.
    Submitted: 5/99
    Need directions?
  2. Dr. Ed Gschrey
    South Towne Veterinary Hospital
    4084 West Henrietta Road
    Rochester, NY
    (585) 334-1550
    FAX: (585) 334-4305
    Recommended by: Tom Thatcher and Aida Dennehy
    Comments: From Tom: south of Marketplace, just north of Calkins Rd. We had...Domino spayed there...he was excellent...current on appropriate anesthetics and antibiotics...saved her life when she stopped eating for a week after the surgery...gave her a couple of free post-op visits to make sure the surgical site was healing and she was eating. I can't recommend him highly enough.
    From Aida: Dr. Gschrey keeps up-to-date on bunny info. He and his staff are helpful and courteous. They allow roommates to tag along for moral support and always give thorough explanations of procedures, results, prognosis. Dr. Gschrey is also willing to consult with other vets if it will improve the quality of care his patients receive...
    Submitted: 5/99
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  3. Dr. Kathy Quesenberry
    Animal Medical Center
    (212) 838-8100
    Recommended by: Linda
    Comments: Only Dr. Quesenberry is recommended.
    Submitted: 9/00
    Need directions?
  4. Dr. Jennifer Saver
    Catnip & Carrots
    2221 Hillside Ave.
    New Hyde Park, NY 11040
    (516) 877-7080
    Recommended by: Susan Stein
    Comments: From Susan: has [a rabbit] of her own as well as a rat, gerbil and cat... a member of HRS. Marti just loves her... will always call you back and is very sympathetic... probably best of all, when she sees Marti, she swoops her up in her arms... kisses her on her cute bunny head and says "Martina, how's my favourite pretty bunny?"
    Submitted: 9/00
    Need directions?
  5. Dr. Wakefield
    Clark Animal Hospital
    1612 Fairport-Nine Mile Line Road
    Penfield, NY 14526
    (716) 377-1160
    Recommended by: Amy
    Comments: She is really great with my bunny...even double checked when I was wondering to use Advantage for my bunny...came back saying that it wasn't good for them...really cares a lot.
    Submitted: 5/99
    Need directions?
  6. Dr. Laura Wade
    Dr. Alexandra Adamcak
    All Creatures Animal Hospital
    6429 Transit Road
    East Amherst, NY, 14051
    (716) 636-3600
    Recommended by: Kristen Strobel
    Comments: ...both board certified in avian medicine, and have done internships at the Animal Medical Center in NYC...They are very progressive and highly knowledgeable.
    Submitted: 8/04
    Need directions?

And, the followinglist is from the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians: (Please be sure that vets on this listtreat rabbits and not just birds or reptiles).

Again, please post any additions, commentsor updates in this thread.


New York

Lori Bierbrier, DVM
Hope Veterinary Services
390 Atlantic Avenue
Phone: 718-852-4219
Fax: 718-852-4249
Email: lbierbrier@hopevet.com

Frank Borzio, VMD
Northside Animal Hospital
773 Post Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10310
Phone: 718-981-4445
Fax: 718-273-3828
Website: http://www.nahnyc.com
Email: nahdr1@aol.com

Cyndi Brown, DVM
Red Bank Veterinary Hospital
197 Hance Avenue
Tinton Falls , NJ 07724
Phone: 747-732-3636
Website: http://www.rbvh.net
Email: Cyndi.brown@rbvh.net

Carl Darby, VETMB, DVM
A & M Veterinary Hospital
414 Franklin Avenue
Franklin Square, NY 11010
Phone: 516-437-7222
Email: darbyvet@optonline.net

Chiyo Dio Nagamatsu
White Plains, NY 10601
Phone: 914-761-8100
Website: http://www.creatynet/~rodent/index.htm
Email: lovedegu@yahoo.co.jp

Thomas Donnelly, DVM
The Warren Institute
712 Kitchawan Road
Ossining, NY 10562
Email: tom@tomvet.com

Danielle Dulin, DVM
Troy Veterinary Hospital
840 Hoosick Street
Tryo, NY 12180
Phone: 518-279-4668
Website: http://www.capitalvets.com
Email: zigdm@yahoo.com

Shari Gaberman, DVM
64-44 217 Street
Bayside, NY 11364
Phone: 718-428-9645
Email: sharivet@aol.com

Cathy Grey, DVM
Oakdale Animal Hospital
1191 Montauk Hwy
Oakdale, NY 11769
Phone: 631-567-3050
Email: oakdalecat@earthlink.net

David Kolins, DVM
176 Kings Park Road
Commack, NY 11725
Phone: 631-543-2477
Email: exotvet@optonline.net

Elaine Kosik, DVM
Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital
365 7th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Phone: 718-832-3899
Email: ekosik@nyc.rr.com

Kimberly Leys, DVM
Blue Cross Animal Hospital
3921 Main Street
Amherst, NY 14226
Phone: 716-832-2800
Email: K9Doctor@Adelphia.net

Thomas Lopez, DVM
Wellsville Veterinary Hospital
2435 Stannards Road
Wellsville, NY 14895
Phone: 585-593-5500

Robert Monaco, DVM
Old Country Animal Clinic
669 Old Country Road
Plainview, NY 11803
Phone: 516-938-7218
Website: http://www.OldCountryAnimalClinic.com

Joi Pacchiano, DVM
Massapequa Hospital For Animals
4186 Sunrise Highway
Massapequa, NY 11758
Phone: 516-798-8700

Anthony A. Pilny, DVM
The Center for Avian and Exotic Medicine
568 Columbus Avenue
New York City, NY
Phone: 212-501-8750
Website: http://www.avianandexoticvets.com

Edward M. Reiller, DVM
3507 Orchard Park Rd.
Orchard Park, NY 14127
Phone: (716) 662-6660

Helen Roberts, DVM
5 Corners Animal Hospital
2799 Southwestern Blvd., Suite 100
Orchard Park, NY 14127
Phone: 716-677-4477

Elisabeth Simone-Freilicher, DVM
Veterinary Medical Center
75 Sunrise Highway
West Islip NY 11795
Phone: 631-587-0800

Lauren M. Stein, VMD
Ansonia Veterinary Center
207 West 75th Street
NY, NY 10024
Phone: 212-496-2100
Email: info@ansoniaveterinarycenter.com

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Dr. Kwasnik
A Animal Clinic
6512 Fresh Pond Road
Ridgewood, NY 11385


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I highly recommend Dr Jennifer Saver of Catnip and Carrots in New Hyde Park, NY. (See list above)

Dr Saver also recommends:

West Hills Animal Hospital
Dr Hoeffer/Whelrose (they specialize in exotics and have experience with rabbits)

800 W Jericho Tpke, Huntington, NY 11743
Phone: (631) 351-6116

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Courtesy of ilovetegocalderon:

Dr. Kwaznik
Animal Clinic
6512 Fresh Pond Road
Queens, NY 11385
(Ridgewood, Queens)

Middle Village, Queens office number is 718-821-01009
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(This is the NYC chapter of the HRS, whichmay have listings not on the main list)

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Westchester County, NY

Dr. Gil Stanzione

Dakota Veternary Center 381 Dobbs Ferry Road, White Plains, NY 10607

(914) 421 - 0020
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Took me forever to find anyone out there in the middle of nowhere, but i finally did!

Saint Lawrence/Jefferson Counties

Dr. Lara McMahon at North Country Animal Health Center

16760 NY Rt. 3

Watertown, Ny 13601


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These Vets are recommended by the Long Island Rabbit Rescue Group:



Jennifer Saver, DVM
Laura George, DVM

Catnip & Carrots Veterinary Hospital
2221 Hillside Avenue
New Hyde Park
(516) 877-7080
Open Saturdays and Sundays!
Client comments

Heidi Hoefer, DVM
Island Exotic Veterinary Care
591 East Jericho Turnpike
Huntington, NY
(631) 424-0300


Becky Campbell, DVM
Carol Martin, MB, MRCVS

Symphony Veterinary Center
698 Amsterdam Avenue
(between 93rd & 94th Streets)
(212) 866-8000


Lori Bierbrier, DVM
Hope Veterinary Clinic
390 Atlantic Avenue
Boerum Hill
(718) 852-4219

Sara B. Neuman, DVM
Vinegar Hill Veterinary Group
57 Front Street
(718) 797-6875
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TrixieRabbit wrote:
I highly recommend Dr Jennifer Saver of Catnip and Carrots in New Hyde Park, NY. (See list above)

Dr Saver also recommends:

West Hills Animal Hospital
Dr Hoeffer/Whelrose (they specialize in exotics and have experience with rabbits)

800 W Jericho Tpke, Huntington, NY 11743
Phone: (631) 351-6116
The only thing that might concern me with West Hills is if I would be going for spaying or neutering.

Quote: "The Doctor does not do that often."

In my opinion it should be a well know routine. Just my thoughts.

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Catnip & Carrots Veterinary

2221 Hillside Ave
New Hyde Park, NY 11040-2714
Phone: (516) 877-7080

Ratings & Reviews Summary for Catnip & Carrots Veterinary

What Users are Saying:
  • Loving treatment
  • Respectful
  • Convenient hours
  • Clean office
(All the reviews had 5 stars by the way)

Very special, kind, and loving veterinarians
08/08/2008 Posted by electromitch

Catnip & carrots is a unique Veterinary. I have never before seen a vet cuddle, speak to, and soothe the "patient" like Dr. Saver and Dr. George. This is a Veterinary practice that truly cares, provides top notch medical treatment, and clear, straightforward instructions on how to care for your pet. They saved my rabbit Bambi's life, and are now treating our kitten "Sam". Our very first meeting was when we brought Bambi in from the aftermath of a neutering by another Vet. Bambi was close to death, but Dr. Saver healed him and brought him back strong and fit. A few other times either Dr. Saver or Dr. George has nursed Bambi from serious illness. They even taught me how to perform some care for my bunny at home, including giving subcutaneous fluids (which I never thought I could do). I don't think they sleep or take time off. someone seems to be available at all hours. And though not as important (to me) as the care, the fees are very, very reasonable. Men care about their pets as much as women do, but usually don't show it. I'm here to tell you that even guys can be moved by the concern and loving treatment provided by this practice. I will never go anywhere else. If you have a cat or a bunny seek them out.

Pros: Caring professionals, excellent medical treatment

Cons: none!

Absolutely the best vet I've ever worked with.

04/01/2008 Posted by Pihos

Two years ago my 6-year old bunny began having seizures and I called Dr. Saver in the middle of the night, and at this point I wasn't even a client. I had gotten her name from the House Rabbit Society and in a panic, I called. She was very patient with this crying, scared mom. She told me to bring in my bun the next day, (which was a Sunday) and examined her with so much care and gentleness that I had never seen with my prior vets. Over the next few months, we ruled out certain diseases and conditions and my bun was diagnosed with epilepsy and has been doing very well under Dr. Saver's care. This past weekend, my bun stopped eating and was extremely lethargic. I immediately called Dr. Saver and brought her in. It took my bun two days of hospitalization at C&C to pull out of it and it wouldn't have worked had it not been for Dr. Saver and her staff. All the staff members are kind and considerate (even when I broke down crying) and I thank the Dr. every time I see her because I truly believe her care (and the staff's care) have given me so many days with my little girl. Dr. Saver, as long as she's in the trade, will always be my bunnies' vet. I live in Staten Island and I will gladly brave the BQE, LIE, the Belt or the Cross Island for her care.

Pros: Great Care, Knowledgable & Dedicated Staff, Reasonable Prices, Convenient Hours

Cons: None worth mentioning

Wonderful Bunny Specialist

03/10/2008 Posted by mhc1983

We first brought our bun to Dr. Saver last spring. Right off the bat she spoke with us about proper care, and as another reviewer has already said, even had props for demonstration. She was patient with our questions and provided us with a wealth of knowledge which we still use to this day (no litter, only towels! :-D ). We brought our bun back that summer to be neutered. They let us drop him off the night before and I picked him up after work the next day. Dr. George spoke with us this time, discussing the after care and assuring us that our poor little bun would be back to normal in no time. A few days later, after the initial shock wore off, our bun was good as new! (minus the obvious parts) He had no complications and is still lively as ever. On both visits they provided us with any medications he had needed at the time. Their prices are very reasonable and the staff is extremely friendly. They've even got a whole bunch of books on cats and rabbits in the waiting room. Dr. Saver and Dr. George will definitely be the ones to help us help our bun live a long and happy life. We've got other small animal specialists local to us, but will continue to make the trip out to New Hyde Park solely because of the experience we've had going to Catnip and Carrots.

Pros: Knowledge, Friendly, Patient

Cons: None

Best Veterinary Staff Ever!

01/23/2008 Posted by crazyblimo

Dr. Saver and Dr. George and the whole staff are the greatest - very compassionate and caring. They take more time examining my cats and explaining things to me than my own medical doctor! You really have to try this Veterinary Staff to believe me....they are wonderful!

Pros: Caring Staff, Clean Office, Convenient Hours

Cons: None !


11/05/2007 Posted by nechama22

This was one of the best veterinary experiences I have ever had. My family and I got a new bunny about a month ago (a dwarf Holland Lop), and I wanted to take her in for a checkup, just to make sure she was okay. I was looking for a vet who specialized in rabbits and Dr. Saver was highly recommended by my sister who uses her on a regular basis. Dr. Saver is absolutely incredible. She spent about a half-hour explaining the proper care for the bunny, even going so far as showing me examples of what she was talking about. She told me to take a small cat litter box and fill it with hay and she had one ready to show me when I walked in (which meant she prepared it prior to my coming into the examining room). She showed me what kind of food bowls to use and told me to put a towel in the bottom of the rabbit cage instead of bedding. She told me the rabbits tear up the towels and then had her assistant bring one in so I could see it. She even came out to my car, where I had the rabbit cage, and looked at it. She answered my questions without being condescending and really listened to me. She also was very quick to comment on the things I was doing RIGHT with the bunny instead of the things I was doing WRONG. Dr. Saver told me she would try to find a vet who specialized in rabbits closer to my home (North Jersey), but if she isn't able to find one I won't care because it is worth the drive to come to her office. Overall, this was an extremely positive experience. Dr. Saver is compassionate and warm and will give your animals the best care. She is incredible. The staff was also very kind and helpful. The facility was very clean and the bathroom was great! It had Bath and Body Works soap!

Pros: Vet is extremely knowledgable, clean facility, friendly staff, Sunday hours

Cons: none


09/19/2007 Posted by debrah408

Dr.. Saver and Dr. George are exceptional people in the world of veterinary medicine. In a time when many are mercenary, they are loving, compassionate and competent. I have had experinces with other veterinarians and the staff and vets at Catnip and Carrots offer superior care and credibility. The office is immaculate and welcoming to both pets and their owners. Highest kudos and recommendation to this team.

Pros: Extended and weekend hours, caring staff

Cons: none

Catnip and Carrots

11/18/2006 Posted by sfedrow

Dr. Saver and her staff are just wonderful. She is extremely competent and just so loving. Our cat gets the absolute best care.

Pros: Such a caring and competent staff.

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I use Dr. Hoeffer at Island Exotic Vet Care and have had nothing but a positive experience. I had Pip neutered there and they were great with him. I had total faith in them, and they were great with showing me everything i needed to know.I'm not sure but I don't know if she's still affiliated with West Hills... but I might be wrong.

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