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Bellerose Animal Hospital

Bellerose Animal Hospital

242-01 Jamaica Avenue | Bellerose, NY 11426

Call 516-325-1631
Monday 9:00am - 10:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am - 10:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 10:00pm
Thursday 9:00am - 10:00pm
Friday 9:00am - 10:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Dentistry (with dental X-rays)
  • Surgery
  • Wellness
  • Senior care
  • Puppy/Kitten specials
  • Animal Flea Control
  • Animal Microchipping
  • Declawing
  • Emergency Veterinary Clinic
  • Small Animal Vet
  • Spaying/Neutering
  • Veterinarians
  • Veterinary Dentistry
  • Veterinary Euthanasia
  • Veterinary Medical Specialties
  • Veterinary Surgery
  • Veterinary Vaccinations
  • New Pet Initial Visit
  • Physical Exam
Description

Bellerose Animal Hospital, serving the community since 1946, is committed to a team effort utilizing the expertise of its doctors and nurses in conjunction with specialists and consultants to obtain and offer the most knowledgeable, informed and compassionate veterinary care possible for our patients.

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.

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Dr. Mariliz Hernandez
Dr. Mariliz Hernandez

Owner and Medical Director of Bellerose Animal Hospital:


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.

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Tania Dejoie, DVM
Tania Dejoie, DVM

Dr. Tania Dejoie, was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY and first expressed her love for animals volunteering at several shelters. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from Cornell University in 2007, then continued on to complete her Veterinary Medicine degree in 2012.

Following graduation, she was accepted into a year long small animal rotating internship at Veterinary Emergency and Referral Group in Brooklyn. She rotated through internal medicine, surgery, oncology, emergency, cardiology, ophthalmology and neurology services. The internship allowed her to develop her professional interests in internal, preventative and emergency medicine.

Tania is happy to be back home in New York City. In her free time, she enjoys going to the beach, knitting, singing, playing guitar and spending time with her dog and her Husband.

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Sarah Garretson Granzin, DVM
Sarah Garretson Granzin, DVM

Dr. Sarah Garretson Granzin received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from The Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009. Following graduation, she was selected to complete a 13 month rotating internship at Oradell animal hospital in Paramus, NJ. This internship allowed for concentrated training in emergency, critical care, internal medicine, surgery, and oncology. Dr. Granzin went on to general practice in Manhattan for three years. She has been a staff doctor at our sister hospital, Assisi Veterinary Hospital in Malverne, NY, prior to her return to Bellerose Animal Hospital this September. Her professional interests include emergency and internal medicine, infectious disease, and preventative care. She has a goldendoodle named Luna!

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Christine Taddeo, DVM

Dr. Taddeo was born and raised in Queens New York. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Cornell in 2007. Following graduation she completed a rotating small animal internship at Oradell Animal Hospital in New Jersey. Here she received advanced training in multiple specialties including internal medicine, emergency medicine and surgery. Dr. Taddeo has practiced on Long Island for the past 7 years and is thrilled to be a part of the exceptional team at Bellerose Animal Hospital. Her special interests include internal and emergency medicine and she has a particular affection for our feline companions. She lives with her husband, two children and two cats. As a veterinarian and a mother she finds it particularly rewarding to raise her children with a deep love and respect for all creatures.

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Jackson Chen, DVM
Jackson Chen, DVM

Dr. Chen was raised in Huntington Beach, California. He attended University of California at Berkeley for his undergraduate work and majored in integrated biology. After completing his bachelor's degree, he went on to earn a master's degree in laboratory animal science from Hahnemann University in Philadelphia, PA before attending Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine.

Upon completing his education in 2004, Dr. Chen went on to do an internship at Long Island Veterinary Specialty Hospital in Plainview. During his internship, he rotated through emergency, oncology, ophthalmology, dermatology, internal medicine and surgery before going on to practice at a small animal hospital in Halesite, NY. Dr. Chen then joined the staff at our Sister Hospital, Assisi Veterinary Hospital in Malverne, NY. Dr. Chen will now be available to our clients, at Bellerose Animal Hospital, a few days a week.

We are excited to announce that Dr. Chen will be providing Eastern holistic medicine, which includes Acupuncture treatments and Chinese herbal supplements along with general medicine and surgery. Dr. Chen is Certified to perform examinations for those pets traveling internationally and provide all necessary medical documentation.

Dr. Chen enjoys every aspect being a Veterinarian and has a special interest in ophthalmology and surgery. At home, he has a young son named Tyler and a geriatric mixed breed dog named Maximus who he rescued from the Island of Saint Kitts. He also enjoys doing home improvements, cooking, and gardening as well as skiing, snowboarding, working out, and playing basketball and softball. Dr. Chen also speaks fluent Mandarin!

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Priscilla J. Whittington, DVM

Dr. Priscilla J. Whittington earned a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Missouri, and also completed a post�]doctoral program at New York Medical College, as well as a Masters of Public Administration from Bernard Baruch College.

She practiced companion animal medicine in private practice for over 30 years, owning three practices of her own over a 23 year period, as well as managed animal welfare nonprofit organizations, enjoying both jobs immensely.

Dr. Whittington has five adult children, who had 32 pets while growing up!, but currently has a dog and two cats.

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