Elizabeth Hardoon, DVM, CVA, CVFT, CVCH
Dr. Hardoon founded Williston Park Animal Hospital in 2012 to offer integrative medicine to pets in a friendly and comfortable environment. Dr. Hardoon received her DVM degree from the University of Illinois in 2006 and worked at several busy small animal hospitals performing exams, seeing emergencies and doing surgery. During this time she found that many of her patients were not benefiting from the traditional diets available and saw the difference that a natural diet made in overall health and resolving chronic disease. She decided to become certified in Acupuncture, Food Therapy and Herbal therapy to better help her patients. Dr. Hardoon completed her training with the renowned Dr. Huisheng Xie of the Chi Institute.
Dr. Hardoon strives to help her patients live their best life using an integrative approach to healthcare. This means examining all aspect of the patient’s life and using multiple health options available for care including nutrition, supplements, essential oils, herbal therapy, laser and acupuncture combined with traditional medicine and surgery as necessary. Dr. Hardoon enjoys spending time with her patients and developing an individualized treatment plan that her patients are comfortable with. She is always focused on the overall health & well-being of her patients.
When not at our hospital Dr. Hardoon enjoys spending time with her family and pets. In her time off you may find her training or competing in AKC conformation, obedience and rally or serving as the secretary for the Berkshire Belgian Tervuren Club. She also is an avid gardener, enjoys growing her own herbs and caring for her chickens & saltwater fish.
Margaret Valentino, DVM MPH CVA CVFT
Dr. Valentino was born and raised on Long Island. She received her DVM degree and a Masters in Public Health from University of Minnesota in 2007 and thereafter worked as a Military Veterinarian in Georgia. She subsequently interned at Long Island Veterinary Specialists and worked in several busy small animal hospitals. She was not satisfied with the traditional medical options available for many of her aging patients, so ultimately became certified in Acupuncture and Food Therapy from the renowned Chi Institute in Florida. She joined Williston Park Animal Hospital in 2022 to allow her to offer holistic care, acupuncture & food therapy to our patients.
Dr. Valentino finds that a holistic approach offers additional ways to heal her patients naturally and give them a better quality of life when western medications do not seem like enough. She enjoys practicing integrative medicine as it allows her to use the best of both eastern and western medicine.
Dr. Valentino is constantly continuing to advance her understanding of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine and is currently pursing a course in Herbal Therapy. Dr. Valentino enjoys spending time with her patients and her goal is to help you formulate a diet and therapeutic plan for your pet to live a happier and healthier life for longer. She has a special interest in nutrition and senior pet care.
In her spare time, Dr. Valentino enjoys taking day trips with her kids, especially to the beach, and walking their dog Max around the neighborhood. She also shares life with her parents’ dog Maggie, sister’s dog Holly, two guinea pigs, and two little fish.
Jezi Morales, Hospital Manager
Emely Estevez, Vet tech
Brandi Tenaglia, Vet assistant, Acupuncturist
Bibi Rios, Vet assistant, Vet tech Student
Erika Mejia, Vet assistant, Receptionist
Maria Malavar Reyes, Vet assistant, groomer
Jennifer Skirukha, Receptionist
Jahtaiya Bourne, Receptionist
Guillermo Martinez, LVT & Practice Manager