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

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Dr. Miller graduated from Mississippi State University in 2012. After graduating she decided to come back to her roots in New York and work at Catnip & Carrots Veterinary Hospital focusing on feline & small mammal exotic medicine (including rabbits, chinchillas ad guinea pigs). Through the years she became interested in an integrative approach to veterinary medicine and began studying acupuncture at the Chi Institute. She is expecting her certification in the near future. She has a special interest in geriatric medicine and is a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners. She believes in an integrative approach which combines traditional medication with holistic therapies including natural and raw diets as well as acupuncture and herbal therapy for her patients.

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 4 dogs and 1 cat.

Clarissa Podell, Head 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, a Dachshund and a Domeranian .

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, toy poodles.

Molly Wilkins, Vet Assistant

Molly joined our team in 2017 as a veterinary assistant. Her interests include laser therapy and nutritional supplements.  She loves pets of all kinds, including reptiles, and shares her home with an adorable rescue pup.

More information & photos coming soon.