|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
- Dental Care
- Preventative Care and Wellness
- Veterinary Surgery
- Animal Flea Control
- Animal Grooming
- Animal Microchipping
- Bird Vet
- Exotic Animal Vet
- Reptile Vet
- Small Animal Vet
- Veterinary Dentistry
- Veterinary Euthanasia
- Veterinary Surgery
- Veterinary Vaccinations
- Physical Exam
Rye Harrison Veterinary Hospital is a modern and full-service veterinary facility providing expert veterinary services for companion and exotic animals. Located in Rye, NY our hospital team of doctors and staff have provided unrivaled clinical care, grooming services, and boarding accommodations for clients and their pets. Operating as a six-doctor practice, our veterinary professionals share years of combined veterinary experience to deliver best-in-class veterinary medicine with gentle hand.
AAHA-accredited since 1954, our doctors, staff, and facility take every facet of outstanding veterinary care and service into account. Our team members continually receive continued education and our medical facility is fully-equipped with the latest technological advancements available in the veterinary field today.
We are open six days a week with convenient evening and weekend hours to accommodate our clients' schedules. In addition, we are one of the very few veterinary practices whose veterinarians are available 24/7/365 - in person during open hours and by telephone for after-hours emergency advice.
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.
Ever since a standard poodle joined his family when he was a young boy growing up on Long Island, Dr. Yarnell had dreamed of becoming a vet. While he excelled academically, he also worked hard during summers and school vacations to acquire real hands-on work experience with animals, including cleaning cages at the local veterinary hospital, mucking out stalls and assisting equine vets at a horse farm, and even walking a pet goat through Central Park as part of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation’s Zoo Mobile. Dr. Yarnell and his wife Laurie, a journalist, have lived in Rye since 1981. They have two children—Nikki, an actor/singer and licensed massage therapist (nikkiyarnell.com and massagebynikkiyarnell.com) and Adam, a Brown University graduate who is serving in the Peace Corps in Panama. Fortunately, Gracie, their yellow Lab, and Chloe, their equally adorable rescue dog from Tennessee, keep their nest from ever feeling empty.
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 (Poughkeepsie, NY) 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 worked as a volunteer in the wildlife clinic caring for sick and injured wild animals and spent her clinical year focusing on cats, dogs, and exotic species. After graduating in 2008, Dr. Green worked as an associate veterinarian at a small animal hospital in New Jersey for two years. She then completed an internship in avian and exotic medicine and surgery at Maryland’s VCA Veterinary Referral Associates, where she received specialized training in birds, reptiles, and small exotic mammals. With an interest in avian/exotics, dentistry, and pathology, Dr. Green joined the practice in 2011. She lives in White Plains with her rabbits Arlo and Belle and her cat Polyxena, and enjoys reading, cooking, and walking through New York.read more
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. Kagan is a proud NY native who returns to us at Rye Harrison Veterinary Hospital with his veterinary degree and much experience. While working here in 2007-2008 as a kennel/veterinary assistant he completed a post graduate program with SUNY Purchase and was accepted into the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation in 2012 he completed a rotating small animal internship with BluePearl Veterinary Partners and the North Bay Animal and Bird Hospital in Tampa Florida. During that time he regularly volunteered with the SPCA in Largo. Since then he has been heavily engaged in the shelter and high volume spay neuter community working for a number of organizations including the ASPCA, North Shore Animal League and Toby project. His primary interests include surgery and dentistry. When not at work he enjoys surfing, relaxing at the beach, gardening and spending time with friends, family and his sassy chihuahua Felicia.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