We, at Animal Medical of New City, are compassionate veterinary profes-sionals who respect the dignity of all animals and the special bond forged between humans and their pets. We are dedicated to maintaining leading edge medical expertise while continuously striving to provide the highest level of client/patient satisfaction.

Animal Medical of New City, PC is a progressive companion animal hospital in New City that takes pride in providing the highest quality veterinary medicine. Through the most current techniques and advanced training, we deliver our services with great care, respect and compassion for you and your pet. We are a sanctuary for your pet in time of sickness and health.




Highly Trained Veterinarians

With over 40+ years combined experienced in veterinary medicine, our veterinarians are ready to help you make the right choices for your pet!

Dr. Howard Gittelman

A 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 currently serving on the New York State Board of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Gitteman is on the advisory board of local, Mercy College which offers a 4-year degree in veterinary nursing. His areas of special interest include veterinary dentistry, a subject that he also teaches to veterinary nursing students at Mercy. Dr. Gittelman is skilled at minimally invasive diagnostic modalities and surgery. He has devoted his career to continuing education, and serving his clients and their pets.

Arthritic dog at Animal Medical of New City and Treatment

Dr. Lisa Schenkel

After 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. Lisa is certified in veterinary accupuncture, is program director of the veterinary technology program at Mercy College, and is president of the Westchester/Rockland Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. Ashley Gillman

Dr. Gillman was born and raised in the Hudson Valley and is very happy to return to this area to continue her career in veterinary medicine, a job she’s pursued for as long as she can remember!
Prior to joining our practice as a doctor, Dr. Gillman worked at Animal Medical of New City as a veterinary assistant and as a receptionist. Like now, she was a great employee, well loved by her coworkers and clients alike.

Dr. Gillman’s special interests in veterinary medicine include preventative and internal medicine. She was especially keen to practice at Animal Medical because of the hospital’s opportunities for growth and the extensive ability to treat advanced medicine cases.

Aside from her work, Dr. Gillman loves to spend time with her mini Australian Shepherd, Duke and her CH kitty, Billie. She enjoys reading a good book, spending time outdoors, and watching Marvel movies on repeat.

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