Animal Specialty Center
By Animal Specialty Center
Published: May 01, 2012

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By Westchester Magazine/

Published: February 27, 2012

Eleven veterinary specialists from Animal Specialty Center (ASC) have been named "Top Veterinarians" among a list of the best of the best in Westchester County veterinary care. ASC's top vets include:

Jason Berg (Neurologist/Neurosurgeon), Kathleen Bonawandt (Internist), Jennifer Bonczynski (Surgeon), Jeanne Budgin (Dermatologist), Mary Buelow (Dentist), Sarah Charney (Radiation Oncologist), Susan Ettinger (Medical Oncologist), Kerry Heuter (Internist), Richard Joseph (Neurologist), Jean-Paul Petrie (Cardiologist), and Dennis Ting (Surgeon).

The top veterinarians list also includes eight other top vets from VCA animal hospitals. Published by Westchester Magazine February 15, 2011, the list was compiled by topVets (, a peer-review survey company specializing in the medical, legal, and dental fields.

For article excerpt, please see TOP VETS.


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.