|Monday||8:00am - 7:00pm|
|Tuesday||8:00am - 7:00pm|
|Wednesday||8:00am - 7:00pm|
|Thursday||8:00am - 5:30pm|
|Friday||8:00am - 5:00pm|
|Saturday||8:00am - 5:00pm|
- Veterinary Wellness Exams
- Veterinary Dentistry
- Veterinary Surgery
- Preventative Care
- Exotic Pet Medicine
- Animal Boarding
- Animal Daycare
- Animal Flea Control
- Animal Grooming
- Animal Microchipping
- Bird Vet
- Exotic Animal Vet
- Holistic Veterinary Medicine
- Reptile Vet
- Small Animal Vet
- Veterinary Dentistry
- Veterinary Euthanasia
- Veterinary House Calls
- Veterinary Medical Specialties
- Veterinary Surgery
- Veterinary Vaccinations
- New Pet Initial Visit
- Physical Exam
Owners Drs. Gary Yarnell and John Pisciotta, along with their professional and support staff, offer expert veterinary services for companion and exotic animals in Westchester County (New York), Fairfield County (Connecticut) and surrounding communities. Our patients include dogs, cats, rabbits, "pocket pets", reptiles and birds.
The hospital is equipped to do laser surgery, endoscopy, ultrasound, (including echocardiograms), and digital radiography. We offer full dental services (including dental radiographs), orthopedic and general surgery, as well as advanced soft tissue surgery when needed. Our experienced doctors and staff provide the diagnostic, therapeutic and surgical services your pets require in a clean, newly renovated and expanded state-of-the-art facility. For your convenience, we offer "drop-off" appointments, evening appointments and full day Saturday appointments.
In 1977, Dr. Gary Yarnell graduated from the distinguished New York State School of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University (Ithaca, NY), one of the nation’s most competitive; he was one of the school’s youngest ever graduates. Driven by his passion for the field, he was able to complete his undergraduate studies at Cornell in two-and-a-half years with a Bachelor of Science degree, and was then immediately accepted to its Veterinary College. As the culmination of his lifelong dream, Dr. Yarnell purchased what is now the Rye Harrison Veterinary Hospital from Dr. Howard Harmon in 1980. At the time, the practice consisted of one part-time and one full-time veterinarian, with a support staff of four. Building a reputation as a skilled and caring doctor, Dr. Yarnell was available to his patients and their owners 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Since its very first year, the practice under Dr. Yarnell’s leadership experienced a rapid and sustained growth. Today it employs six veterinarians and a support staff of 28 individuals in a modern, state-of-the-art facility.
As the culmination of his lifelong dream, Dr. Yarnell purchased what is now the Rye Harrison Veterinary Hospital from Dr. Howard Harmon in 1980. At the time, the practice consisted of one part-time and one full-time veterinarian, with a support staff of four. Building a reputation as a skilled and caring doctor, Dr. Yarnell was available to his patients and their owners 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Since its very first year, the practice under Dr. Yarnell’s leadership experienced a rapid and sustained growth. Today it employs six full time veterinarians and a support staff of 28 individuals in a modern state-of -the-art facility.
Dr. Yarnell grew up on Long Island’s South Shore, and has lived in Rye with his wife Laurie, a writer, since 1981. They have two children: Nikki a singer- actress and Adam, who recently graduated Brown University with a double major in environmental policy and Latin American studies.
Of course, they will never truly be empty- nesters with Gracie, their Lab and Kaylee their Standard Poodle sharing their bed and their hearts.
Dr. John Pisciotta is one of the nation’s leading experts on exotic pets, a category that includes everything from baby turtles to boa constrictors. At RHVH, more than 50 percent of his patients are exotics, many referrals from other veterinarians, bird clubs, and breeders. Fascinated with exotic pets since his childhood on Long Island, he grew up with a vast variety of them, including snakes, turtles, tortoises, frogs, lizards, birds, ferrets, guinea pigs, mice, rabbits, and other pocket pets. This fascination with animals led to his first job, conducting tours for a local park.
After completing his undergraduate education at Muhlenberg College (Allentown, PA) and graduate studies at Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN), he served an internship at the renowned Animal Medical Center in Manhattan and became an active member of the Association of Avian Veterinarians. Having shared quarters with so many different species of animals throughout his life, Dr. Pisciotta feels very comfortable handling, examining, and discussing the proper care of all exotic pets. A major interest of his is educating people about the needs of these very special pets. Because preventative medicine is so important with exotic and other pets, he helps his clients learn as much as possible about their basic care, nutrition, and husbandry. Dr. Pisciotta lives in Croton-on-Hudson with his wife Stephanie, their four children, and an assortment of cats, dogs, birds, and exotic fish.
Dr. Blair Green grew up in Manhattan and received her bachelor’s degree from Vassar College with a major in biology and a minor in ancient societies. She then attended veterinary school at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she spent her clinical year focusing on small animals and exotics.
After graduating Dr. Green worked as an associate veterinarian at a small animal hospital in East Brunswick, New Jersey for two years. She then completed an internship at VCA Veterinary Referral Associates in Gaithersburg, Maryland in avian and exotic medicine and surgery, where she received specialized training in birds, reptiles, and small exotic mammals. She joined the Rye Harrison Veterinary team in 2011. Her areas of interest include avian/exotics, dentistry, and pathology.
Dr. Green lives in White Plains with her rabbit Jasper and her cat Polyxena. In her free time she enjoys reading, cooking, and exploring New York City.
A native of Bergen County, NJ, Dr. William Fabiano attended Delaware Valley College (Doylestown, PA), earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Small Animal Science. Following time spent as a veterinary technician at Oradell (NJ) Animal Hospital, he attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts, fulfilling his clinical coursework at Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, LA). Upon graduation in 2008, he completed a small animal medicine and surgical internship at the Veterinary Emergency and Referral Group (VERG) in Brooklyn, NY, after which he worked at two VERG associated hospitals in Brooklyn. Dr. Fabiano joined RHVH in May of 2014. When not spending time and traveling with his wife Ana and daughter Heather, he enjoys outdoor activities and is an avid NY Giants fan.read more
Dr. Livingston is a graduate of Kansas State School of Veterinary Medicine. She also completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Cornell University.read more
Dr. Susan Sperling is a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Rye Harrison Veterinary Hospital in Rye Harrison, New York. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in 2010 from Amherst College, and graduated with a Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program Certificate at Bryn Mawr College in 2013. Dr. Sperling then went on to earn her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2018. From 2018-2019 she completed an internship at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in Red Bank, New Jersey. Dr. Sperling is Fear Free Level 3 Certified, and her areas of professional interest include surgery, internal medicine, behavior, and theriogenology.
Dr. Sperling says the best part of working in the veterinary field is creating a strong foundation to prevent behavioral and health problems in puppies and kittens, treating sick pets, and helping pet parents make informed decisions to improve their pet’s wellbeing.
Originally from the Chicago suburbs, Dr. Sperling currently shares a home with her Miniature American Shepherd, Parker, who can do a handstand and competes in obedience and agility. In her free time, she enjoys dog agility and obedience, reading, watching tv, and hiking.