|Monday||9:00am - 8:00pm|
|Tuesday||9:00am - 8:00pm|
|Wednesday||9:00am - 8:00pm|
|Thursday||9:00am - 8:00pm|
|Friday||9:00am - 8:00pm|
|Saturday||9:00am - 4:00pm|
|Sunday||9:00am - 3:00pm|
- Animal Flea Control
- Animal Microchipping
- Emergency Veterinary Clinic
- Small Animal Vet
- Veterinary Dentistry
- Veterinary Euthanasia
- Veterinary Medical Specialties
- Veterinary Surgery
We focus on the following services:
1. Preventive Medicine
At Bellerose Animal Hospital, we believe preventive medicine is the key to keeping your pet healthy. Through our preventative care program, your pet receives a comprehensive "nose-to-tail" physical examination in order to establish his or her own overall health profile. We use a personalized approach to high quality pet care based on you and your pet's age and lifestyle. We recommend your pet undergo a comprehensive physical exam each year, though more frequent exams are encouraged.
Due to the many recent discoveries and innovations in veterinary medicine, your pet can be protected from most major diseases. Today, many immunizations and preventive treatments are available that did not exist just a few years ago. Vaccination protocols are individualized for your pet. Our veterinarians and staff can help you decide what preventive measures are necessary for your pet.
2. Senior Pet Care
Thanks to advances in veterinary health care, pets are living longer and healthier lives. Though ages vary when it comes to considering when a pet is a "senior citizen," a good rule of thumb is to consider large dogs as senior citizens at 6 years of age and small dogs at 8 years. Cats are regarded as seniors when they are 8 years old.
Regular veterinary exams are the key to keeping your pet healthy during his or her senior years. Older pets have much different healthcare requirements than younger pets. That's why we work closley with you to develop a senior wellness plan that reflects your pet's existing conditions, medical needs and overall health profile. Our goal is to help you and your faithful companion enjoy many more years together.
3. Cancer Treatment
A diagnosis of cancer can often be frightening. However, recent advences in veterinary medicine have made cancer in pets highly treatable. Early detection often is the most important part of successful treatment. A routine veterinary examination can be useful in spotting lumps and tumors—often the first sign of cancer. Treatment depends on the type and location of the cancer. When possible, our veterinarians can surgically remove the tumor. Some types of cancer are responsive to chemotherapy, which includes a variety of oral and injectable drugs. Dogs and cats tend to respond to chemotherapy well and often do not develop side effects similar to humans. If your pet is diagnosed with cancer, we will work with you to develop a treatment program that best suits your pet.
4. Nutritional Counseling
A proper diet is one of the best ways to prevent disease and keep your pet healthy and happy. A good diet coupled with an exercise program can provide your pet with the nutrition he or she needs while preventing obesity, heart disease and other ailments. The veterinarians at Bellerose Animal Hospital will work with you to develop a nutritional program that is right for your pet.
5. Behavioral Counseling
Behavior problems are not uncommon in pets. Behavior problems are often complex to treat and may be the result of medical or environmental problems. Whether your pet is having trouble getting along with other pets or people in your home, urinates or defecates inappropriately or has issues with separation anxiety, we can work with you and your pet to solve these behavior problems.
Dr. Andrew Karmin
Dr. Andrew Karmin received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Karmin has served as the director of Bellerose Animal Hospital for more than 30 years. As hospital director, he has been an innovator and forerunner in the field of veterinary medicine. He has always strived to provide the most up-to-date, gold-standard veterinary medical care, equipment, and expertise at Bellerose Animal Hospital.
Dr. Karmin has served as past-president for the Veterinary Medical Association of New York City and is a member of the advisory board of LaGuardia Community College Veterinary Nursing program. He is an advocate for veterinary nursing, particularly critical care nursing, and encourages all of Bellerose's veterinary nurses to further their education.
Dr. Karmin's special interests include surgery, internal medicine, and oncology. He schedules a full complement of continuing education programs in the hospital for doctors and nurses and also attends continuing education meetings outside the hospital.
Dr. Karmin shares his home with the famous Golden Retriever Louie, who welcomes visitors to the hospital, and Moco, a once unwanted Cairn terrier. He is married to Ann Karmin, Bellerose Animal Hospital's office manager.
Dr. Sara Witherell
Dr. Sara Witherell attended the University of Michigan, where she earned her Bachelor's Degree in Biopsychology. After receiving her undergraduate degree, she entered the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University, where she received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. With a strong desire to continue her professional education, Dr. Witherell pursued an internship in medicine, surgery and critical care at Long Island Veterinary Specialists.
Joining the staff of Bellerose Animal Hospital, Dr. Witherell brings experience in working with avian and exotic pets. Some of this experience was gained during preceptorships at Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston and at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. With experience in exotic animal medicine and surgery, Dr. Witherell can care for your family's small pocket pets, birds and some reptiles. In addition to exotic animal medicine and surgery, Dr. Witherell has professional interests in internal medicine and ultrasound.
Dr. Witherell enjoys spending her free time with her pets. They include Lily, a Boxer mix, and cats Emma and Ernie. All of Dr. Witherell's pets have been rescued from humane societies and have been given a second chance at life.
Camping trips with Lily and photography are some of Dr. Witherell's passions. When not working at the hospital, you can find our multitalented veterinarian in her darkroom where she pursues her interest in black and white photography.
Dr. Mariliz Hernandez
Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Dr. Mariliz Hernandez attended the University of Puerto Rico, Arecibo where she earned her Bachelor's Degree in Microbiology. As a student, she earned a deep-sea diving certificate, which allowed her to pursue research on the diseases of the coral reef.
Dr. Hernandez received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Tuskegee University in 2002. After graduation, she worked in private practice in Queens, New York before joining the Bellerose medical team in November 2006.
With professional interests in surgery, internal medicine and dermatology, Dr. Hernandez enjoys practicing general veterinary medicine and surgery. Fluent in Spanish, she loves interacting with people and helping her clients and their pets. This personal commitment, evidenced in her interest and caring, brings a warmth and compassion to her medicine which her clients love.
Outside of the veterinary practice, Dr. Hernandez likes to spend her free time with her pets. They include Jack, a Boxer, Tito, a Chihuahua, plus Harley and Scratch, two male cats. She is married to Rick, who shares responsibility for their furry family, all of whom are rescue animals. Fascinated by the beauty of the sea world, Dr. Hernandez's undergraduate interest in salt water fish continues in her home, where she maintains a 200 gallon coral reef tank. She also enjoys traveling to the Caribbean for vacations, sight-seeing and visiting her family.
Dr. Margarita Davila
Dr. Margarita Davila was born and raised in a warm, traditional professional family in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Following two years at the University of Puerto Rico, she transferred to University of Florida in Gainsville to complete her Bachelor's of Science Degree. Following college, she completed a summer internship program at the National Animal Disease Center in Iowa, a part of the United States Department of Agriculture, where she published a paper on gene studies concerning food safety in animals.
In the fall of 2003, Dr. Davila enrolled in the Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine and began her veterinary education. During her studies, she completed several summer externships in dermatology and internal medicine, including stints at the University of Pennsylvania, Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital, Affiliated Veterinary Specialists and Florida Veterinary Specialists. She was named an "outstanding student" during her clinical rotation at the Veterinary Outpatient Clinics. Her professional interests include dermatology, ophthalmology and internal medicine.
Dr. Davila is fluent in Spanish, which makes visits and veterinary care for pets of Spanish speaking owners very comfortable and easy.
Outside of work, Dr. Davila shares her home with Lala, a Yorkshire Terrier that she adopted from a family who couldn't afford her care. The two love to run together—sometimes for more than two miles! Her interests also include independent and foreign movies, traveling, going to the beach and reading, especially books by Latin-American writers.
Dr. Patricia Brew
Dr. Patricia Brew attended the College of Veterinary Medicine at Ross University where she was awarded her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. After completing her clinical training at Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine and the University of Guelph College of Veterinary Medicine in Canada, she joined the staff at Bellerose Animal Hospital in 1990.
Dr. Brew has completed additional professional training in internal medicine, ultrasound, and companion animal behavior. She recently completed a comprehensive program in animal behavior and earned certification in this area. As a general practitioner at Bellerose, Dr. Brew has professional interests in companion animal training and behavior counseling.
Away from the hospital, Dr. Brew enjoys the companionship of her rescued Doberman named Wellington.