South Shore Animal Hospital

Doctors Overview

We invite you to explore the biographies of our South Shore Animal Hospital veterinarians and learn more about them. Our hospital's team of doctors are highly-trained and experienced veterinary professionals, who are ready to assist you and your pet whenever a health problem arises. As you will see in our biography section, our staff has a wide variety of backgrounds and interests, but above all, they are all dedicated veterinary professionals who share a genuine love of animals and a desire to provide the very best care for them. As pet owners ourselves, we understand how difficult it is when a pet becomes ill. It’s our mission to help in every way possible with expertise and compassion. Please don’t hesitate to call upon us whenever we can be of assistance to you and your pet.

  • Gregory L. Panarello

    Medical Director
    DVM, University of Florida
    Certifications: DACVECC
    Departments: Emergency/Critical Care

    Gregory L. Panarello, DVM, DACVECC, graduated with honors from Wagner College in Staten Island, New York, where he received his Bachelors of Science degree. He received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

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  • Michali Berenstein

    Associate Veterinarian
    DVM, Cornell University
    Departments: Emergency/Critical Care

    Dr. Michali Berenstein was born and raised in Brooklyn, but now calls Staten Island home. She studied environmental science at Barnard College, Columbia University, and went on to obtain her Doctor of ...
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  • Meredith Berger

    Associate Veterinarian
    Departments: Emergency/Critical Care

    Dr. Berger obtained her Bachelor of Science in Animal Science degree from Cornell University in 2004. She received her veterinary degree from Ross University in 2008. After spending two years

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  • Rosie Busayawatanasood

    Associate Veterinarian
    DVM, Cornell University
    Departments: Emergency/Critical Care

    Dr. Rosie Busayawatanasood attended Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in Ithaca, NY and obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2010. While at Cornell, she received the American ...
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  • Kathryn Dorsey

    Associate Veterinarian
    DVM, None
    Departments: Emergency/Critical Care

    Biography coming soon.
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  • Amy Kantor

    Associate Veterinarian
    VMD, University of Pennsylvania
    Departments: Surgery

    Dr. Amy Kantor received her veterinary degree from the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Veterinary Medicine. Following graduation she completed a small animal general medicine and surgical internship ...
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  • Bryce Tusa

    Associate Veterinarian
    DVM, Tufts University
    Departments: Emergency/Critical Care

    Dr. Bryce Tusa received his Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University in 2007 and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Tufts University in 2011. He then completed a rotating small

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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

Your emergency needs can be met right here at our hospital. South Shore Animal Hospital provides 24 hour emergency veterinary care, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Emergency veterinarians, veterinary technicians and/or veterinary assistants are on staff 24 hours a day.

Please call us at 718-980-2600. We are located at 125 New Dorp Lane, Staten Island, NY, 10306.

We provide the highest standard in veterinary emergency and critical care services. We are trained and equipped to perform a variety of emergency surgeries and procedures. We provide the highest standards of pain management. Emergency internal medicine consultations, including full diagnostics, are available.

Please call or come in immediately if you feel your pet is having an emergency or needs after-hours care.

 

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