Animal Specialty Center

Doctors Overview

We invite you to explore the biographies of our Animal Specialty Center veterinarians and learn more about them. Our hospital's team of doctors are compassionate and highly trained veterinary professionals and specialists who are ready to assist you and your pet whenever a health concern presents itself. As you will see in our biography section, our staff has a wide variety of backgrounds and interests, but, above all, a love of animals and providing the very best care for them.

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  • Richard Joseph

    Medical Director
    DVM, University of Tennessee
    Certifications: DACVIM/Neurology
    Departments: Neurology

    Dr. Joseph is medical director, a staff neurologist and veterinary acupuncturist at Animal Specialty Center. He and Dr. Berg are the co-founders of Animal Specialty Center.

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  • Jason Berg

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, Texas A&M University
    Certifications: DACVIM, DACVIM/Neurology
    Departments: Internal Medicine, Neurology

    Dr. Jason Berg is the co-founder and staff neurologist and internist with Animal Specialty Center. Dr. Berg co-founded ASC to provide an environment where animals and people are treated

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  • Kathleen Bonawandt

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, Michigan State University
    Certifications: DACVIM
    Departments: Internal Medicine

    Kathleen Bonawandt, DVM DACVIM(Practice limited to Internal Medicine)

    Dr. Bonawandt is a staff internal medicine specialist at Animal Specialty Center. She did her undergraduate

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  • Jennifer Bonczynski

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, Michigan State University
    Certifications: DACVS
    Departments: Surgery

    Dr. Jennifer Bonczynski, a staff surgeon with Animal Specialty Center, is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. Her primary areas of interest include minimally invasive surgery

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  • Jeanne Budgin

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, Iowa State University
    Certifications: DACVD
    Departments: Dermatology

    Dr. Jeanne Budgin is the staff dermatologist at the Animal Specialty Center in Yonkers, New York. Her primary areas of interest include feline dermatology, allergic, and immune-mediated skin diseases.

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  • Sarah Charney

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Certifications: DACVIM/Oncology, DACVR/Rad
    Departments: Radiation Oncology

    Dr. Sarah Charney is a staff medical and radiation oncologist at Animal Specialty Center. 

    Dr. Charney received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Illinois

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  • Susan Ettinger

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, Cornell University
    Certifications: DACVIM/Oncology
    Departments: Oncology

    Dr. Susan Ettinger is a staff medical oncologist with Animal Specialty Center. She is co-author of the recently published book, 'The Dog Cancer Survival Guide,' ...
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  • Kerry Heuter

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, Ohio State University
    Certifications: DACVIM
    Departments: Internal Medicine

    Dr. Heuter is a staff internal medicine specialist at Animal Specialty Center. He attended Boston University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology. Dr. Heuter then graduated

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  • Jean-Paul Petrie

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, University of Guelph
    Certifications: DACVIM/Cardiology
    Departments: Cardiology

    Dr. Jean-Paul Petrie is a veterinary cardiologist with Animal Specialty Center. He completed his DVM degree at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada in 1994. Following

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  • Mary Buelow

    Associate Veterinarian
    DVM, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Certifications: DAVDC
    Departments: Dentistry

    Dr. Mary Buelow graduated from the University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. Following graduation, she began her career as a general practitioner first in Cincinnati, Ohio for

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General Practice

We have over 600 animal hospitals in 41 states and 4 Canadian provinces that are staffed by more than 3,000 fully-qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians, with more than 400 being board-certified specialists.

The nationwide VCA family of general practice hospitals give your pet the very best in medical care, providing a full range of general medical and surgical services as well as specialized treatments such as wellness, spay/neuter, advanced diagnostic services (MRI/CT Scan), internal medicine, oncology, ophthalmology, dermatology, cardiology, neurology, boarding, and grooming. Services may vary by location.

Our family of pet hospitals stands out by delivering the greatest resources in order provide the highest quality care available for your pets. By maintaining the highest standards of pet health care available anywhere, we emphasize prevention as well as healing. We provide continuing education programs to our doctors and staff and promote the open exchange of professional knowledge and expertise. And finally, we have established a consistent program of procedures and techniques, proven to be the most effective in keeping pets healthy.

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Emergency Care

FOR PET MEDICAL EMERGENCIES,
ANIMAL SPECIALTY CENTER IS LOCATED AT:

9 ODELL PLAZA, YONKERS, NY 10701
TEL: 914-457-4000

Click here for directions to our location.

Animal Specialty Center is a fully-equipped 24/7/365 emergency hospital serving communities in and surrounding lower Westchester. If you suspect your pet may be having a medical crisis, we have a staff of top veterinarians, technicians and client care specialists prepared to handle all pet medical emergencies.

Our Emergency and Critical Care units can assist in all of the following situations requiring immediate medical attention: Auto accidents, traumatic injuries (fractures, bites, burns, lacerations, wounds), respiratory emergencies (choking, difficulty breathing), vomiting, diarrhea, difficulty urinating/defecating, shock, loss of consciousness, dizziness, staggering, tremors, seizures, paralysis, toxic reactions, poison ingestion, labor and delivery problems, blood in urine or feces, swollen, hard, painful abdomen, heatstroke.

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