Elizabeth Hardoon, DVM, CVA, CVFT, CVCH
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 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 cooking, gardening and spending time with friends and family.
Kristen Miller, DVM, CVA
Dr. Miller is a graduate of Mississippi State University. Dr. Miller practices both traditional and holistic veterinary medicine and is certified in Veterinary Acupuncture. She 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 under Dr. Huisheng Xie 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. Dr. Miller is also on of the only veterinarians in our area certified in Reiki Therapy, and has seen amazing results with Reiki in healing 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 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 “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
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
Chelsey Krukowski, Receptionist
Yoceline Merchan, Veterinary Assistant & LVT in training
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