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We provide kind and honest care that goes the extra-mile to ensure the health and happiness of your furry friend(s), anytime you need us. You can trust that our team of experts will provide respectful care, education and support for your pet’s unique needs.

Meet Our Veterinarians

Joseph Zuckerman

DVM

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Dr. Zuckerman received his Bachelors in Science in Marine Biology from Farleigh Dickenson University in Teaneck N.J. He received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in Basseterre, Saint Christopher.

His senior year in veterinary school was spent doing clinical rotations such as medicine, surgery and anesthesiology at the University Of Minnesota School Of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Zuckerman is a former adjunct professor of comparative anatomy at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., Dr. Zuckerman is on the advisory board for the Animal Welfare League and frequently provides services and consultations with animal rescue organizations such as Pet Rescue and Adopt-A-Dog. Dr. Zuckerman has certification from the USDA/APHIS for international health certificates and in Stem Cell Therapy.

His special interests are Dentistry, Internal and Regenerative Medicine and Soft tissue surgery. Dr. Zuckerman lives in Westchester County N.Y with his wife, 2 daughters and his Malti-Poo “Charlie”. When he is not taking care of your pets, Dr. Zuckerman enjoys fishing and spending time with family and friends.ri

Elise Lovisa

DVM

Dr. Lovisa graduated summa cum laude from the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelor of Science in Pre-Veterinary Medicine. She received several awards for academic excellence including Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Sigma and Mortar Board. Dr. Lovisa entered the NYS College of Veterinary Medicine Graduate school in a Master’s Program for the Feline Health Center and was a teaching assistant for veterinary students.

She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at the New York State College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University and pursued an internship at the Animal Medical Center in N.Y.C. Dr. Lovisa has been in private practice in Ardsley since 1986 and has been a guest speaker at several high school career functions, and a guest on numerous radio and TV programs.

She has been recognized as a Top Veterinarian by Westchester Magazine in 2011 and 2012. Her special interests are internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, weight management and disease prevention. She works cooperatively with several pet rescue groups, pursues continuing education, and takes great pleasure in mentoring high school and pre-veterinary students. Dr. Lovisa lives in Ardsley with her husband, has two adult children and currently owns two cats, Otis and Vito. After hours she enjoys exercising, reading, being with friends, and traveling.

Lindsey Thomas

DVM, ARDSLEY AND YORKTOWN VETERINARY ASSOCIATES

Dr. Lindsey Thomas grew up in nearby Eastchester, NY and for as long as she can remember always wanted to be a veterinarian. She received her undergraduate degree from Duke University where she had the opportunity to work with and study lemurs in a natural forest habitat. After graduation she moved to Australia and completed her Veterinary Science degree at the University of Sydney, graduating with merit in 2012. While working as a small animal veterinarian in Brisbane, she developed a strong interest in dermatology, while participating in a drug trial for the treatment of skin allergies in dogs. She is also very interested in soft tissue surgery. In her free time in Brisbane, Lindsey volunteered for an organization that raises and trains puppies to become service dogs for physically disabled individuals. Dr. Thomas came back to New York in 2014 and is excited to be working as a veterinarian in her home state. She currently lives in Westchester with her husband, 2 kids, 2 dogs and 2 cats. In her spare time she enjoys baking and running.

Valerie Carril

DVM, (Ardsley AND Yorktown Veterinary Associates)

Dr. Valerie Carril obtained her undergraduate degree at The College of St. Rose in Albany, NY. After graduation she attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and completed her clinical rotations at Louisiana State University earning her doctorate in January 2014. She began her veterinary career as a doctor working in a high volume small animal practice in Howard Beach, NY. Dr. Carril’s career interests include but are not limited to surgery, feline medicine, preventative care and exotic medicine. She is a current member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), New York Veterinary Medical Society (NYVMS) and the Westchester/Rockland Veterinary Medical Association (WRVMA). She resides in Putnam County with her husband, sons and rescued cats. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, traveling, sculpting and painting.

Brianna Warner

DVM

Dr. Warner received her Bachelors in Science at the New York Institute of Technology in Manhattan and then pursued her Masters in Science at Long Island University CW Post. She then received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine located on the beautiful island of St. Kitts. She spent her clinical year at the University of Florida, (GO GATORS!) doing many clinical rotations but she is particularly interested in soft tissue surgery, dentistry, internal medicine, emergency and critical care, and anesthesiology. She currently resides in Queens, New York with her 4 dogs, a bird, and a snake! In her spare time, she enjoys exercising and spending quality time with her many pets.

Cherie Wang

DVM

Dr. Wang grew up in Maryland and obtained her undergraduate degree at the University of
Maryland College Park (Go Terps!). She then attended Ross University School of Veterinary
Medicine and spent her clinical year at North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine. She
graduated with highest honors in January 2022, moved to New York, and started working at
Ardsley Vet associates shortly thereafter. Although Dr. Wang enjoys all aspects of veterinary
medicine, she has a particular interest in internal medicine, oncology, cardiology, and soft tissue
surgery. On her off days, she enjoys staying active (indoor and outdoor activities) and of course
snuggling up on the couch to binge watch a good Netflix show.

Meet Our Consulting Specialists

C. Dillon

DVM, Dip. ACVS-Consulting

Dr. Christopher J. Dillon is a 1991 graduate of the College of Veterinary Medicine Texas A&M University. After several years in private practice, Dr. Dillon decided to continue his education and successfully completed a small animal medicine and surgery internship and Small Animal Surgery Residency at The Animal Medical Center in New York City. Since then, he has worked many years both on Long Island and Manhattan and most recently as Director of Surgery at a referral practice in upstate New York. Over the years Dr. Dillon has developed a strong interest in reconstructive surgery as it relates to trauma and in the treatment of cancer, with other interests in soft tissue and neurosurgery

Joon Im

DVM, DACVIM

Experienced Veterinarian since 2005 with over 14 years of advanced clinical experience in the field of small animal internal medicine.
Board certified in Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine – Small Animal.

Served as an associate Veterinary Internal Medicine Specialist at specialty hospitals in Jacksonville, Florida (North Florida Veterinary Specialists, 2012-2013) and NYC (Bluepearl Veterinary Partners, 2013-2019).

​Founded IVUIS (IM Veterinary Ultrasound & Internal Medicine Services) in 2019.

Kerry Heuter

DVM, DACVIM

Mobius Veterinary Services offers quality mobile ultrasounds and internal medicine consultations directly to general practice colleagues throughout Westchester and the surrounding counties. Mobius Veterinary Services is owned by Dr. Kerry Heuter. Dr. Heuter is a board-certified small animal internal medicine specialist with over 20 years’ experience managing complex cases.
Dr. Heuter received his veterinary degree from the Ohio State University and did his internship and residency at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. He has been in the Westchester area in large specialty practices since 2007 and has performed over 10,000 ultrasounds and managed countless patients.
During this time, he has built many relationships with primary care veterinarians. An unmet need remains for access to boarded specialists in the general practice setting. In 2019, Dr. Heuter decided to start helping veterinarians and their clients by going directly to their clinics. He provides high-quality ultrasounds, detailed internal medicine consultations, and assists in the day-to-day hospitalization of the more critical patients. Dr. Heuter’s goal is to assist veterinarians with diagnostics and treatment of your internal medicine cases in your practice, so you can provide the highest possible quality medicine and quality of life for your patients and their families.

Zoe Quirk

DVM, DACVIM

Dr. Zoe Quirk received her veterinary degree from Iowa State University followed by a general internship year in Arizona. Dr. Quirk then completed an internal medicine internship followed by internal medicine residency under the tutelage of Dr. Kerry Heuter in Yonkers, NY which included extensive ultrasound training. Following completion of her internal medicine residency in 2015, Dr. Quirk worked as a staff internist at specialty and emergency practices in Long Island and Brooklyn continuing to perform and expand her ultrasound skills. Dr. Quirk is thrilled to be returning to Westchester and the surrounding communities to support veterinarians and their clients and pets by providing ultrasound exams, procedures, and internal medicine consultations directly in their home clinics. When not in the office, Dr. Quirk enjoys spending time with her husband, family, and friends as well as running and ice hockey.

J.P. Petrie

DVM, ACVIM-Consulting

Dr. Jean-Paul Petrie is a veterinary cardiologist with a mobile cardiology service operating in Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Putnam and Dutchess Counties. He completed his DVM degree at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada in 1994. Following veterinary school, he completed an internship at Michigan Veterinary Specialists, Southfield, Michigan. Prior to completing his residency, he completed a post-doctoral fellowship in cardiac physiology and interventional cardiology at the Robarts Research Institute, University Hospital, London, Ontario, Canada. Dr. Petrie went on to complete a residency in veterinary cardiology at The Animal Medical Center in 1996. He was awarded Diplomate status by the American College of Veterinary Medicine in Cardiology in 1999. Prior to his current position, Dr. Petrie was a staff cardiologist with the Department of Medicine at The Animal Medical Center in New York City. He lectures both nationally and internationally, has published several articles and books chapters, and continues to be actively involved in clinical research projects.

Meet Our Staff

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Ashley Lloyd

Practice Manager/Licensed Veterinary Technician

Ashley graduated from Mercy College with a Bachelors in Veterinary Technology in 2014. She is licensed by the New York State Department of Education as a Veterinary Technician. Ashley worked at our hospital as a receptionist and veterinary assistant prior to being licensed. She currently lives in Westchester with her dog Daphne and her three cats Cakester, Snowy and Tagalong. In her spare time, she enjoys nature, photography, and spending time with her family and friends.

Jennifer Frusciante

​Licensed Veterinary Technician

Jen graduated from Mercy College with a Bachelors in Veterinary Technology in 2013. She is licensed by the New York State Department of Education as a Veterinary Technician. Her previous experience includes specialty & emergency medicine. Jen currently lives in Westchester with her boyfriend and they are loving CATrents to Roger. In her free time, Jen loves going to movies, reading, & binging reality tv.

​Alessandra Bastion

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Alessandra graduated from Mercy College with a Bachelors in Veterinary Technology in 2011. She is licensed by the New York State Department of Education as a Veterinary Technician. Her previous experience includes working at a Veterinary Ophthalmologist She lives in Westchester with her husband and daughter and their dogs Jack Jack, Kylin & Beau. In her spare time, Alessandra enjoys spending time with her family, shopping and doing arts and crafts.

Brianne Santos

Veterinary Technician

Brittany Lloyd

Head Receptionist

Jessenia Vele

Receptionist

Siobhan Haley

Receptionist

Jason Doty

Assistant

Richard Smith

Assistant

Jenna Boccasini

Assistant

Bryana Burgos

Assistant

Patrick Trinh

Assistant

Testimonials

Always there for us excellent service and care for 3 pets!...

Donna M.

Incredibly compassionate, knowledgeable and professional. Highly recommend! Dr. Lovisa treats my pets as if they were her own.

Kimberly G.

I switched over to Ardsley Vets after using another vet that my family had used for over 20 years.

Zoe C.

My dog received a very thorough exam and I was very pleased with the comprehensive explanation.

Anne M.

Very professional. Took her time with my dogs - great vet.

Vikki C.

I am very happy with the care my cat received when she was unwell. The vet, nurse and front desk receptionists were all wonderful.

Kristen A.

I transferred my 4 girls (3 cats, 1 dog) to Ardsley Veterinary Associates to continue care with Dr. Carril. We have been happy there ever since.

Laura S.