Animal Medical of New City

Expert, affordable veterinary care in a friendly setting
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Animal Medical of New City

Expert, affordable veterinary care




American Animal Hospital Association

Animal Medical is one of only 15% of veterinary practices in the U.S. and Canada accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association, North America’s only veterinary acccreditation body. The designation requires compliance with more than 50 mandatory safety and medicine standards as well as some 950 other points-based criteria. You can learn more about AAHA by viewing this short 2 minute video.

Low Stress Handling

All of Animal Medical’s team members are trained to interact with dogs and cats to minimize stress. Each of our exam rooms are designed to improve the patient’s experience and we have special exam rooms designed specifically for cats to help them feel safe. 

American Association of Feline Practitioners

Animal Medical is accredited by the American Association of Feline Practitioners as a ‘Gold’ status Feline Friendly hospital. It is the organization’s highest designation. 

Second Opinion

Orthopedic Surgery

Has your pet been diagnosed with an orthopedic condition that requires expensive surgery? We may be able to help. We do a number of orthopedic procedures in house using our own doctors and highly skilled nursing staff. This keeps our care quality high, but costs much lower than at expensive referral hospitals. You can find out more by visiting our Second Opinion Page.


Has your pet been diagnosed with cancer, but you are unsure of how to proceed with treatment? We have more than 35 years of experience helping pet owners make treatment decisions for pets with cancer that consider quality of life, the pet owner’s emotional wellbeing, and cost.

Internal Medicine

Animal Medical uses endoscopy, rhinoscopy, advanced tissue and blood testing, digital radiography, and laparascopy to assist with internal medicine second opinion case diagnosis and treatment. One of our doctors was even asked to treat Koko, the sign language gorilla. 


Pet Insurance

More pet owners are choosing insurance to manage the cost of veterinary care, but it’s important to sign up for a policy before your pet is diagnosed with any preexisting medical conditions.  Find out more using our Financing Veterinary Care Resource Page.


CareCredit is America’s number one medical care financing company. Once approved, you can use the credit line for both your pet and some of your own medical needs. Apply for CareCredit online.

Pet Health Savings Accounts

Find out how to use to save money for an unexpected medical bill. 

Meet The Team





Dr. Howard Gittelman

Dr. Howard Gittelman is the Medical Director and Owner of Animal Medical of New City. He serves on the New York State Board of Veterinary Medicine and has been an active voice in the Rockland County Veterinary Medical Association for more than 15 years. He is a graduate of the prestigious Cornell School of Veterinary Medicine. Read more about Dr. Howard Gittelman.

Dr. Suzanne Bardari
Dr. Ashley Gillman
Dr. Lisa Schenkel
Support Team

We have one of the highest number of credentialed veterinary nurses per doctor in the Northeast. That means that the technicians helping your pets have graduated from an veterinary-board approved program through Mercy College. Our client carerepresentatives
are hired for compassion , intelligence, and  strong interest in customer service.

Rescue Pets



We have a lot of shelter medicine experience. We can help you and your pet adopt to each other well.

New Dogs



No tail wagger is too big or too small. We have 35 years experience taking care of Rockland County’s dogs.

New Cats



We are a designated Feline Gold practice. Only 1 out of 2 practices in Rockland has that distinction.

No Fear!  No Stress!



Every one of our team members are trained to keep the patient experience stress free.

Senior Pets



We love our seniors!  We take extra gentle care of our beloved older patients.


Telemedicine services are available when appropriate. Call us for more information



Take advantage of our online store promotions.


Routine Care

Use our cost calculator to estimate your pet’s next visit.


Schedule your pet’s non-urgent appointment

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50,000 Meow Check Up Plus Apple AirTag

Can’t find your cat? Be entered to win 1 of 10 free AirTags when you schedule your cat’s comprehensive, physical examination at Animal Medical of New City. 

Veterinarian Takes Issue With Seresto Article

The Animal Medical of New City Medical Direct is particularly vexed by an unsubstantiated report that says Seresto collars kill pets. Read how he believes we should respond to reporting that seems spurious.

How To Stop Pet’s From Stealing Each Other’s Food

New electronic SureFeed microchip feeders prevent one pet from stealing another’s food. They also keep food fresher and reduce waste. Find out more about these easy-to-use systems that work with your pet’s existing microchip or collar ID to control portions and stop other household pets from raiding the bowl.

How Do I Clean My Pet’s Ears?

Cleaning your pet’s ears is easy provided you know what you’re doing and you have the right tools. Let’s get started.

How To Give My Pet An Exam

By examining your dog in the comfort of your home where he is most relaxed, you can get accurate, stress free information that is critical to a veterinarian’s understanding of your pet’s health.  Learn these ten focus points of your dog’s body and what information is most important to a veterinarian, then prepare your dog for the most enjoyable, relaxed examination of his life!

A Man of Faith, A Person Who Loved: 3 reasons why Congressman John Lewis was the real deal

John Lewis, ‘The Conscious of Congress’, grew up in segregated Alabama, toiled as a youth picking cotton, and experienced firsthand the injustices of racism, yet his inimitable humanity, capacity for love, and bravery triumphed.

Animal Medical of New City Releases Statement On Covid19 and Pets

In the wake of news by the United States Department of Agriculture and Center for Disease Control that two New York household cats tested positive for the Covid19 virus, Animal Medical has released the following statement to pet owners.

Annual April Fool’s Gag. Which Story Is Real?

Every year we like to pull a fast one on our clients during April fools. In the past there have been fibs about treating Star Trek Tribbles, sighting Sasquatch near Bear Mountain, and others.  This year, we thought it might be inappropriate to play a trick given the current headlines, but we appreciated the value of a bit of fun and levity.  So we came up with a plan.

Veterinary Care During COVID-19 Outbreak: Animal Medical Announces Changes

In compliance with the New York State On Pause Executive Order, Animal Medical is limiting our care to patients that are sick, injured, in pain, near end of life, or having an emergency.  If your pet needs vaccines, or his or her annual exam at this time, please use the form below to reschedule your pets appointment for some time in May.

COVID-19 And Pets: Helpful information

After a dog in Hong Kong tested positive for the corona virus, COVID-19, we’ve had several questions about pets as a possible source of infection.  Here are the facts, as we know them.


We’ll do our best to respond as quickly as possible.


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