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.
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.
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 Vetbilling.com to save money for an unexpected medical bill.
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
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Dr. Ashley Gillman
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Dr. Lisa Schenkel
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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.
We have a lot of shelter medicine experience. We can help you and your pet adopt to each other well.
No tail wagger is too big or too small. We have 35 years experience taking care of Rockland County’s dogs.
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.
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