Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center of Westbury

Doctors Overview

We invite you to explore the biographies of our Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center of Westbury 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.

The Staff of Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center of Westbury

  • Susan Kimmel

    Medical Director
    DVM, Cornell University
    Certifications: DACVIM
    Departments: Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

    Dr. Susan Kimmel was born and raised on Long Island, New York. She received a BS degree with honors in 1992 from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. She is a graduate of Cornell University's College

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  • Farrah Horowitz

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, University of Minnesota
    Certifications: DACVS-SA
    Departments: Surgery

    Dr. Farrah Horowitz earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Minnesota. She then completed a rotating medical and surgical internship at the Animal Medical Center in

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  • Michael Linderman

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

    Dr. Michael J. Linderman earned his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Stony Brook University in 1998. He earned his DVM at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006 and went

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  • Carrie Santare

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

    Carrie was born and raised in Queens, NY and moved to Westchester County during her High School years. She received a BS with honors from Rochester Institute of Technology and a BS with high honors

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  • Patrice Celano

    Associate Veterinarian
    DVM, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
    Departments: Surgery

    Dr. Patrice Celano is a native of Long Island, New York. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts in 2002. After spending time

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  • Laurie M. Donovan

    Associate Veterinarian
    DVM, St. George's University School of Veterinary Medicine
    Departments: Emergency/Critical Care

    Dr. Laurie Donovan graduated Cum Laude with her Bachelor of Science is Animal Science, Pre-Veterinary Medicine from the University of Massachusetts in 2002. In 2007, she graduated Cum Laude with

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  • George Kartsonas

    Associate Veterinarian
    DVM, St. George's University School of Veterinary Medicine
    Departments: Emergency/Critical Care

    Dr. George Kartsonas graduated with his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Fordham University in 2007. In 2011 he graduated from St. George's University of Veterinary Medicine in Grenada, completing

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  • Jessica McGuigan

    Associate Veterinarian
    Departments: Emergency/Critical Care

    Dr. Jessica McGuigan joined our team in June of 2016, after having completed a rotating small animal internship (also here at the Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center). Dr. McGuigan graduated

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  • Laura Mitterman

    Associate Veterinarian
    VMD, University of Pennsylvania
    Departments: Surgery, Surgery

    Dr. Laura Mitterman, DVM (practice limited to Surgery)

    Dr. Laura Mitterman was born and raised in the NYC metropolitan area. She spent 10 years at the University of Pennsylvania,

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  • Laura Paasch

    Associate Veterinarian
    DVM, St. George's University School of Veterinary Medicine
    Departments: Emergency/Critical Care

    Dr. Laura Paasch was raised in California on a small farm where they had goats, chickens, pigs, cows, horses, dogs, cats, birds, and anything she could capture. Dr. Paasch has always been around,

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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

If your pet is having a medical emergency, please call us immediately at 516-420-0000. Our address is:

VETERINARY REFERRAL & EMERGENCY CENTER OF WESTBURY
609-5 CANTIAGUE ROCK ROAD, WESTBURY, NY 11590
TEL: 516-420-0000

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Our facility is a fully-equipped 24/7/365 emergency hospital serving pets/pet owners in Westbury, LI and surrounding communities. If your pet is having a medical crisis, our highly trained team of veterinarians, technicians and assistants are here to provide expert emergency and critical care support for your pet. In addition,our specialtists in surgery, neurology, oncology and internal medicine are on-call and available to our ER/CC units to assist.

Our ER and CC 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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