About Us

Elizabeth Hardoon, DVM, CVA, CVFT

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 has attended the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine and is certified in Veterinary Acupuncture and Veterinary Food Therapy. Dr. Hardoon is also a certified Stem Cell therapist.  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 allows her to provide her patients with holistic benefits including acupuncture, food therapy, herbal medicine, essential oil therapy and homeopathic remedies 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).

Dr. Hardoon’s enjoys spending time with her four dogs – two Belgian Tervurens, a Shetland Sheepdog, a Boxer, and a rescue cat and a few reptiles.  When not at our hospital, she enjoys competing with her Belgian Tervurens in conformation shows, obedience and agility and is a member of the Berkshire & Wine Country Belgian Tervuren Clubs. She also enjoys gardening and spending time with friends and family.

Dr. Kristen Miller, DVM, CVA

Dr. Miller is a graduate of Mississippi State University. Dr. Miller has a special interest in feline medicine and geriatric medicine and is a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners. She also has a special place in her heart for rabbits and small mammals (guinea pigs and chinchillas). Through her prior position at Catnip and Carrots Veterinary Hospital, she has gained years of experience in both feline and small mammal exotic medicine, and is our resident “Cat and Rabbit specialist”.  She has also done a lot of work with local feline rescue groups as well as the House Rabbit Society, and currently volunteers her time at Last Hope Rescue as well.

Through the years she became interested in an integrative approach to veterinary medicine and studied at the  Chi Institute where she gained her Certification in Veterinary Acupuncture.  She believes in an integrative approach which combines traditional medication with holistic therapies including minimal vaccine protocols, natural diets and essential oil therapy as well as acupuncture and herbal therapy for her patients.

In her free time, Dr. Miller enjoys traveling and spending time with her pets. She shares her home with a Golden Retriever, a Chihuahua, a special rescue pup, several rescue cats and a few bunnies.

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 four wonderful dogs and a special rescue cat.

Clarissa Podell, Receptionist

Clarissa is our head receptionist and “pet insurance specialist”.  She believes in natural medicine and raw diets and has seen how acupuncture helped one of her dogs to walk again.  She is the proud owner of an adorable Shi- Tzu, and a Domeranian (Dachshund – Pomeranian mix).

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, Veterinary Technician

Brandi Tenaglia, Veterinary Assistant

 Chelsey Krukowski, Receptionist

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