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About Us

Our superior team of veterinarians, licensed veterinary technicians, veterinary aides, and support staff is here to give your pets the personal attention and care they deserve.

Each facility is slightly different, reflecting the needs of the community in which it is located. However, one thing that they all have in common is a staff dedicated to providing accessible, comprehensive, and compassionate veterinary care to the pets of Long Island. We maintain our high standard of veterinary care by utilizing up to date practices and diagnostic skills in the ever-changing field of internal medicine, as well as surgical techniques with abundant field experience.

Our growth from one hospital to a group of hospitals is a testimony to our work ethic, honesty and compassion.

Our Staff

Dr. Jaipal Rana


Dr. Jaipal Rana completed his undergraduate degree in Sciences from Government College Rohtak in 1980 and graduated from College of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandary (BVSc&AH), Haryana Agriculture University, Hissar, Haryana, India in 1984. He completed his masters for Veterinary Sciences in Internal Medicine (MVSc) in 1987. His work during MVSc on hemolytic disease in large animals(Indian Buffalo) was awarded a gold medal and Young Scientist Award.

After working for a brief period of time as an assistant professor in the Department of Veterinary Medicine, Hissar, Haryana, India; Dr. Rana immigrated to the United States in 1989 and has been practicing Veterinary Medicine on Long Island, New York since 1992. With many decades of practice experience, Dr. Rana has keen interest in internal medicine, surgery, ultrasound and dentistry. He understands the different communities of Hempstead, Elmont and Plainview and has designed them aptly to become community based practices. In his free time, Dr. Rana loves to write, and he is an ardent lover of gardening which is displayed by his beautiful backyard that he takes lot of pride for.

Dr. Shafi Ahmed Shaik


Dr. Shaik graduated in 2000 from Acharya N.G Ranga University, Hyderabad, A.P, India. He has been in clinical practice since 2015. His primary interests are Internal Medicine, Surgery and Radiology. Dr. Shaik's hobbies are painting, writing poems, carpentry. He is passionate about practicing very sophisticated medicine.

Beth Silverman

Practice Manager (Woodbury Road Veterinary Hospital)

Beth Silverman is the senior staff member at the Animal Care Centers and is the Practice Manager at Woodbury Road Veterinary Hospital. Beth Started as a Kennel Assistant and learned every aspect of the veterinary practice. Beth possesses outstanding management skills and has an inherent love and affection for all animals. Beth’s lifetime ambition is to open up a small animal hospice. Woodbury Road Veterinary Hospital is honored to have Beth Silverman as its Practice Manager.

Stefanie Torrens

Veterinary Assistant

Stefanie Torrens joined our team as a veterinary assistant in 2008. She has a bachelors degree from SUNY Plattsburgh and a Masters Degree in Nutrition from Long Island University. Stefanie volunteered her time to different cat adoption centers and has dedicated herself to the well being of all animals. One can feel her love and compassion for pets in Stefanie’s daily work. Woodbury Road Veterinary Hospital is thankful to Stefanie for all her hard work and dedication.

Eileen Bitter

Eileen joined our animal Care team in November 2011. She has a degree in Education and Theatre from Temple University, PA, with past experience in health care. Her compassion, love for animals, work ethic and caring attitude is a perfect fit in our team like the last piece in a puzzle. Woodbury Road Veterinary Hospital is grateful to have her, and look forward to continued love and care for our pets.

George Greggo

George is working at Woodbury Road Vet Hospital for last two years as a veterinary assistant, but he has been associated with the practice for 10 years. His vast experience dealing with the animals makes the hospital to trust him with the care of boarders and sick animals.

Sandra Jaramillo


Sandra is our newest member to join Animal Care Centers team at Animal Hospital of Elmont, Elmont, NY. Sandra was born in United States but was raised and educated in Colombia. Sandra has a degree in Veterinary Medicine from Colombia. She is working and studying to get licensed to practice in United States as a Veterinarian. She is extremely focused and hard working and Animal Care Centers wish her good luck with her goals and help her attain her goals. Animal Hospital of Long Island has full confidence in her concerning animal care.

Melora Rice

Melora has joined Animal Care Centers at Animal Hospital of Elmont, Elmont. She was born and raised in Long Island. She studied child psychology at Marymount College in Manhattan. Her love towards animals made her do Veterinary Assistant Diploma from Boces, Westbury. She is a fast learner and Animal Care Centers welcomes its new member on their team.

Roger Warren


Dr. Roger Warren devoted his more than forty years of his life in serving this community. For many of the clients he is not only a veterinarian but also a family member. His honesty, dedication and devotion to pets will be remembered forever. Animal Care Centers are thankful to Dr. Warren for keeping his trust in handing over his legacy. It's our effort not only to keep his standard of ethics but to practice high standard of veterinary medicine.

Jasmine Seda

Our Groomers

Naaija Benjamin

Naaija Benjamin

Diane Greggo

Diane Greggo