About Us

Elizabeth Hardoon, DVM, CVA, CVFT, CVCH

Elizabeth Hardoon, DVM

Dr. Hardoon is a graduate of the University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine. Previously she has received a Bachelor of Science Degree from the State University of NY at Stony Brook and also did an apprenticeship at the Australia Zoo, where she was fortunate to work under Steve Irwin, Animal Planet’s “The Crocodile Hunter.”

In 2012 she opened Williston Park Animal Hospital so that she could offer pets and their owners high quality veterinary care and individual attention in a clean and comfortable environment. The hospital was designed so that pets and their owners feel more relaxed and less rushed during their vet visit.  Dr. Hardoon enjoys taking the time to listen and to get to know her patients, as well as to educate her clients about patient care. She is always focused on the overall health & well-being of her patients.

Dr. Hardoon believes in Integrative Veterinary Medicine which means combining traditional Western medicine with Eastern medicine for the benefit of the patient.  She believes in the use of traditional medicine and surgery when necessary, but prefers the use of natural and holistic modalities for healing and also focuses on minimal vaccines and nutrition to help pets stay healthy and promote longevity.

Dr. Hardoon  has completed her training at the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine under the renowned Dr. Huisheng Xie and is certified in Veterinary Acupuncture, Veterinary Food Therapy, and Chinese Veterinary Herbal Medicine. In addition, Dr. Hardoon is also certified in Laser therapy and Stem Cell therapy.  She is a member of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association, as well as the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture & the  Veterinary Botanical Medicine Association.  This training allows her to provide her patients with holistic benefits including acupuncture, food therapy, herbal medicine, essential oil therapy, homeopathic remedies, laser therapy and stem cell therapy in combination with traditional veterinary medicine.

Dr. Hardoon is accredited by USDA APHIS to provide International Health Certificates to pets who travel.  She is also a member of VIN (Veterinary Information Network) and enjoys consulting with a network of veterinary specialists who are on the cutting edge of medicine.   She actively participates in many CE (continuing education) programs.  Professional memberships include:  the AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association), NYSVMS (New York State Veterinary Medical Society) & LIVMA (Long Island Veterinary Medical Association).

When not at our hospital Dr. Hardoon enjoys spending time with her family and three dogs (two Belgian Tervurens and a Shetland Sheepdog) and cat.  In her time off you may find her competing with one of her Belgian Tervurens at one of the local dog shows in conformation, obedience and agility or participating in an event as a member of the Berkshire or Wine Country Belgian Tervuren Clubs. She also enjoys caring for her saltwater fish tank, as well as cooking and gardening.

Jessica Balter, DVM, CVA

 Dr. Balter is a graduate of the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine and received her undergraduate degree from Brandeis University. After graduation, she returned home to Long Island where she completed a rotating internship and also a speciality internship in Internal Medicine.  While in school, she was awarded scholarships by the Winn Feline Foundation and American Veterinary Medical Foundation for her interests in shelter medicine and was featured in ProPlan Rally for Rescue magazine.  She was also awarded the Certificate of Clinical Excellence by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine upon graduation.
Dr. Balter particularly enjoys internal medicine cases but has a special love for shelter medicine and geriatric pets, and works weekly with a local adoption guarantee shelter. She is in the process of receiving certification in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture from the Chi Institute.  She shares her home with a large pet family including cats, hamsters, snakes, a chinchilla, and a bearded dragon, all who are rescues.

Guillermo Martinez, LVT & Hospital Manager

Guillermo Martinez LVTGuillermo Martinez was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina before moving to New York. He completed his undergraduate degree at Queens College. He’s had a life-long dream to work with animals, which lead him to complete his degree as a Licensed Veterinary Technician at the State University of New York at Suffolk. He has over 20 years experience working with dogs & cats.

Guillermo is our version of the “Dog Whisperer” and you can tell that he has a special interest in animal training & behavior. He is also interested in pet nutrition and natural supplements for dogs and cats.  He is tri-lingual and speaks both Spanish & Italian. In his spare time he enjoys travel, sports, fishing, and going to the beach. He shares his home with three wonderful dogs and a special rescue cat.


Kristin Fantucchio, LVT

Kristin is one of our Licensed Veterinary Technicians, otherwise known as a veterinary nurse. She loves horses and is an avid horseback rider.  She has two sweet kitties at home and is best friends with our hospital cat, Gary, but also has a soft spot in her heart for her favorite breed, poodles.

Jezi Morales, LVT

Jezi is the owner of an adorable Boston Terrier. He is experienced with pets who have food allergies and the power of nutrition and benefit of raw diets.

Brandi Tenaglia, Veterinary Assistant, Acupuncture student

Brandi is the owner of a dog and multiple cats. She has a strong interest in integrative medicine including laser therapy and is currently studying to become an acupuncturist for people.

Yoceline Merchan, LVT

Yoceline is a veterinary technician. She has a special spot in her heart for dogs of all kinds and has her own little Maltese at home.  She enjoys traveling.

Chelsey Krukowski, Receptionist

Chelsey is our head receptionist and the owner of a black lab.

Jessica Woods, Receptionist

Jessica is our weekend receptionist and owner of a cute little Cavachon.

Kervans LeRouge, Veterinary Assistant

Kervans is a veterinary assistant and is aspiring to be a veterinarian.

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