Animal Specialty Center

Veterinary Support

  • Technician Supervisor

    Ann Scornavacca
    Veterinary Tech School: Bel Rea Institute of Animal Technology

    Ann Scornavacca, a licensed veterinary technician, is Animal Specialty Center's Surgery Department Supervisor and Technician Leader.

    Ann graduated from Bel Rea Institute of Animal Technology in 1999 with an AAS in Animal Science and then worked as an ER technician for about 2 years. In 2001 she joined the Surgery Department at VRC (Veterinary Referral Center) in Little Falls, NJ. When VRC closed, Ann worked briefly as a Neurology technician at Red Bank Animal Hospital and then spent 3 years at the Animal Eye Center of New Jersey as a full time Ophthalmology technician. Although she loved her new hospital, Ann missed anesthesia and the multi-faceted nature of a surgery department so she went to work at the Katonah Bedford Veterinary Center, where she a "tech of all trades".  In 2009, Ann joined the team at Animal Specialty Center as the Surgery Supervisor and eventually took on the role of Tech Supervisor.

    Ann has 2 wonderful kids, 1 dog, 1 cat and a husband. She enjoys reading and spending time with her family.

  • Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Linda McMahon
    Veterinary Tech School: Mercy College
    School: Canine Rehabilitation Institute, Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist

    Linda McMahon is the Director of Rehabilitation at Animal Specialty Center. She is a licensed physical therapist for humans and a licensed veterinary technician. She has over 12 years of experience rehabilitating animals with all types of conditions, including neurologic disorders, surgical post operative care, arthritis and age-related conditions, recovery from athletic injury.  Physical therapy is also useful as an adjunct treatment for obesity and for overall maintenance of physical fitness.

    Ms. McMahon received her Bachelor of Science degree in biology (with a minor in chemistry) from the State University of New York at Oneonta in 1983. She obtained a second bachelor's degree in physical therapy from Russell Sage College in 1991. She became a licensed veterinary technician from Mercy College in 2001. As new advances help improve the rehabilitation of animals, Linda has continued her training and recently earned an additional certification in canine rehabilitation therapy from the Canine Rehabilitation Institute in 2009.

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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


TEL: 914-457-4000

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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.