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Companions Animal Hospital

Companions Animal Hospital

1798 Merrick Road | Merrick, NY 11566

Call 516-544-1265
Monday 9:00am - 1:00pm, 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am - 1:00pm, 2:00pm - 8:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 1:00pm, 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Thursday 9:00am - 1:00pm, 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Friday 9:00am - 1:00pm, 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 12:00pm
Sunday Closed
  • Animal Flea Control
  • Animal Microchipping
  • Declawing
  • Exotic Animal Vet
  • Holistic Veterinary Medicine
  • Small Animal Vet
  • Spaying/Neutering
  • Veterinarians
  • Veterinary Dentistry
  • Veterinary Euthanasia
  • Veterinary Surgery
  • Veterinary Vaccinations
  • New Pet Initial Visit
  • Physical Exam

Welcome to Companions Animal Hospital!

Companions Animal Hospital is dedicated to enriching and prolonging the bond you share with your animal companions. We believe excellent veterinary care, in conjunction with thorough communication and education, allows our companions to live longer, healthier and happier lives. Our medical, diagnostic, treatment and preventative plans will be specifically tailored to the needs of you and your companion.

Companions Animal Hospital is women owned and operated.

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Cathy O. Klemenger, DVM
Cathy O. Klemenger, DVM

Dr. Klemenger completed her undergraduate studies at Adelphi University, and started her career in the world of finance as an executive at Money Magazine. She left her successful 13 year career in this field to follow her lifelong dream of becoming a veterinarian. She was accepted to Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, and graduated in 1995. Dr. Klemenger had worked as an associate veterinarian at a small animal hospital in Queens for 11 years before co-founding Companions Animal Hospital.

Dr. Klemenger enjoys all aspects of small animal medicine and surgery, and has a special interest in geriatric medicine. She is the proud owner of a happy mixture of geriatric and younger canine and feline companions, all of them having special medical needs. Several of them were adopted as hospice patients, but pets that enter Dr. Klemenger’s home have a history of doing well and living longer than expected! On her free time, Dr. Klemenger enjoys gardening, cooking, and going to the beach.

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Azra B. Marghoob, DVM
Azra B. Marghoob, DVM

Dr. Marghoob completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Vermont and was then accepted to Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. She graduated in 1995 with honors and went on to complete a competitive internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the Oradell Animal Hospital, a large referral and emergency hospital in New Jersey. She stayed on at Oradell Animal Hospital as a staff doctor before moving to Long Island. She joined the staff at North Shore Animal League as a shelter veterinarian, and became supervisor of technician continuing education during her tenure there. Missing small animal practice, in 2000 she joined Dr. Klemenger as an associate at a small animal hospital in Queens. After years of dreaming and planning, Dr. Marghoob and Dr. Klemenger finally completed a true work from the heart, the creation of Companions Animal Hospital.

Dr. Marghoob’s special interests include internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, and dermatology. Dr. Marghoob was an active board member and past president of the New York City Veterinary Medical Association. She was honored to be named “Veterinarian of the Year” by the New York City Veterinary Medical Association in 2007. Dr. Marghoob shares her home with a geriatric cocker spaniel, a rescued cavalier king charles spaniel, 3 siamese cats and a birman cat. On her free time, Dr. Marghoob enjoys biking, painting, and gardening.

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Deborah Lupo-Lyons, DVM
Deborah Lupo-Lyons, DVM

Dr. Lyons graduated from the Ross University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006 after years of working as a veterinary technician, preparing herself for the rewarding call of veterinary studies. She finished her clinical training at Cornell. Dr. Lyons has spent much of her time as a veterinarian as an emergency and clinical care doctor, as well helping out at shelters. She also devotes much of her time to a feral trap-neuter-release cat program. Dr. Lyons has always loved animals and loves what she does.

Dr. Lyons shares her home with a rescue cat from Saint Kitts named Tilt, a barn cat named Simone, and a rescued chocolate lab mix named Yogi. Aside from veterinary medicine, Dr. Lyons spends her time gardening, playing pool, bonding with her family, and working on home improvement projects. She hopes to one day travel the world.

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Nina Malik, DVM
Nina Malik, DVM

Dr. Malik received her veterinary degree from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine and completed an internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. Upon completion of her internship, she worked as an emergency and critical care doctor in a specialty animal hospital. While working as an emergency veterinarian, Dr. Malik often encountered patients who had chronic diseases, such as severe arthritis, inflamatory bowel disease, or paralysis, that she desperately wanted to help. Often these animals had exhausted their treatment options with traditional Western medicine. This is when she began looking for more tools like acupuncture to help heal her patients.

Dr. Malik was trained and certified in veterinary acupuncture through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society and completed an internship focusing exclusively on veterinary acupuncture in a holistic hospital in Pennsylvania. She is now a member of the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture, and the American Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Malik's mission as a veterinarian is to provide quality and compassionate care for small animals through integrative veterinary medicine. She believes in the best advanced Western therapies available and in the ancient healing art of acupuncture. Her goal is to bridge the connection between these two disciplines so that integrative veterinary medicine is recognized for the benefits it provides.

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