West Hempstead Animal Hospital

Welcome to West Hempstead Animal Hospital. We are a full service animal hospital serving Queens, Nassau County and Suffolk County on Long Island, New York.
Mission Statement: The West Hempstead Animal Hospital has been serving the community for over 60 years.  We are a full medical and surgical hospital caring for dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets, and pocket pets.

Our team celebrates the human-animal bond as we work together with our clients to individualize a health care program that is right for their pets.  We believe we are called to be of service not just to the animals but to the people as well, and we are proud of the relationships we build with our clientele.  We strive to be honest and open, and to do what is right for our pets and people. We recognize that the relationship between each client and pet is unique and abiding, and we do our best to honor that bond with care and compassion.

  • 104 Cherry Valley Ave
  • West Hempstead,NY 11552
  • Phone: (516) 483-9720
  • Fax: (516) 485-7707
  • Email Us
  • Get Directions
  • Monday through Friday
  • 9 am to 8 pm
  • Sat: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sun: 9:30 - 1 pm
  • Angela E. DeVito, DVM

    Veterinarian, Owner
    Dr. DeVito is a 1986 graduate of Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine.  She grew up in Bayside, Queens, and moved to Garden City after high school.  During college, Dr. DeVito worked as a veterinary assistant in this very hospital in which she now shares ownership.  Dr. DeVito has served on the Executive Board of the Long Island Veterinary Medical Association and currently sits on the Board of the IACUC at Adelphi University.  An avid birder, she helped establish the Garden City Bird Sanctuary in 1995.  Dr. DeVito’s special interests include pocket-pet medicine and geriatric issues, and she likes to speak to children’s groups about veterinary medicine.  Dr. DeVito lives with her husband, son and their pets still in Garden City, and has spent much of her time as a parent sitting in the stands at ice and roller hockey rinks.
    Years in Practice:
    Jul 11, 1986
    Cornell University
  • Janice Goldberg, DVM

    Dr. Goldberg graduated veterinary school from Ross University and has been practicing in Queens and Long Island since graduation.  She joined the West Hempstead staff full-time in 2005 after working with Dr. DeVito’s partners Dr. Halpern and Dr. Mehlrose for several years.  Dr. Goldberg has special interests in  dermatology and animal behavior.   She also likes to indulge her interests in “Anime” and hand-made things at conventions and crafts fairs in the Metropolitan area.  She lives in Queens with various assorted pets.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1994
    Ross University
  • Dr. Leigh Anne Cutler

    Dr. Leigh Anne Reed was born in Brooklyn and attended St. John's University in Queens to obtain her undergraduate degree in Biology.  She graduated from Cornell University's School of Veterinary Medicine in 2004, and completed an internship at The Animal Medical Center in New York City.  After 9 years of practicing medicine in hospitals in Red Bank, NJ and Manhattan, NY, she moved to Long Island, where she now lives with her husband, her son, and Huckleberry and Grady, her cat and dog.  

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2004
    Cornell University
  • Aisha Nielsen

    Office Manager
    Aisha Nielsen is a native of Long Island.  She joined the West Hempstead staff as a receptionist in 2003, and was promoted to the job of Office Manager in 2007.   Aisha has a love of cooking and of kitchen gadgetry, and has helped our staff to embrace the "Foodie" in us all.  Aisha lives locally with her husband and their cats.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2003
  • Sara Passiglia

    Sara is a Licensed Veterinary Technician, and is the head Technician at the West Hempstead Animal Hospital.  She began working at this hospital while still in school, and continued on after receiving her degree in 2010. Sara lives in Queens with her husband and really cute dog, Pepper, and goes to as many Islander games as possible!
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2008
  • Melissa Vanacore

    Melissa is a Licensed Veterinary Technician and has worked at the West Hempstead Animal Hospital for almost 6 years.  She began working at the hospital in 2007, and received her degree in 2009. She is happily married, and in her down time likes to spend time with her dog, cat and bird.  She also enjoys our Long Island wine country and rooting for the New York Giants.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2007
  • Shenay Guleryuz

    Shenay is both a receptionist and a veterinary assistant here at our hospital.
    She not only takes care of our pets, but our clients, too!
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2011
  • Kristina Martin

    Kristina has worked at WHAH since 2012 as a veterinary assistant/tech.  She enjoys caring for the animals at the hospital, as well as her own dog and cat, Lindsay and Kohl.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2012
  • Stephanie

    Stephanie is the main receptionist at our hospital, and does her best to accomodate the needs of our clients.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2012
  • Mikayla Saborowski and Gabby Bruno

    Mikayla and Gabby help the doctors and pets in the rooms and in the hospital.
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 14, 2016