Dr. Howard Gittelman, DVM, MS


Dr. Howard Gittelman, veterinarian, New City, NYA graduate of Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Graduate School, Dr. Gittelman began his career as a companion animal veterinarian in a multi-doctor specialty practice in Rhode Island. There he cultivated his interests in emergency medicine and was subsequently appointed Director of Animal Emergency Clinic in Oahu, in Honolulu, Hawaii.

The end of his appointment he returned to the east coast and took up residence in New City where he assumed the directorship of Animal Medical of New City, PC. Dr. Gittelman served as the President of the Westchester/Rockland Veterinary Medical Association for four terms and as the Westchester/Rockland delegate to the New York State Veterinary Medical Society’s Executive Board for two four-year terms.

He is also on the medical advisory committee for the Hi-Tor Animal Care Center. His areas of special interest include veterinary dentistry, minimally invasive diagnostic modalities and surgery. He has devoted his career to continuing education, and serving his clients and their pets.


Dr. Lisa Schenkel DVM, CCRT


Lisa Schenkel is a veterinarian in Rockland County and in New City, NYAfter completing her degree in electrical engineering and working in her chosen field, Dr. Schenkel returned to school to begin her veterinary education at Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Following her graduation, she completed an internship at Sacramento Animal Medical Group in Carmichael, California and an additional year of practice at the North Shore Animal League Hospital for small animals.

In 2000 she joined the staff at Animal Medical of New City and has become a pivotal member of the staff. She has devoted her career to the care of her patients and the unique bond they share with their owners. She has a special interest in critical care, pain management and surgery.

In 2007 she completed her training in veterinary rehabilitation therapy and became the only veterinarian certified in Rehabilitation Therapy in Rockland County.



Dr. Sue Bardari, DVM


Sue Bardari is a Veterinarian at Animal Medical of New City

Originally a client, Dr. Bardari chose to pursue a second career as a veterinarian after being inspired by the unsurpassed care that her pets received by the doctors and staff of Animal Medical of New City.

Dr. Bardari earned her BS in Animal Science and worked for two years in endocrinology research, at Rutgers University, before going on to complete her doctorate at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine but has a particular interest in shelter animals, completing an externship at Tulsa Animal Welfare before returning to NY.

Dr. Bardari is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Society and the New York Westchester/Rockland Veterinary Medical Association. She worked for several years, in small animal practice, in Manhattan and Rockland County before returning ‘home’ to Animal Medical of New City where it all began.

Veterinarian New City, Rockland County