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Long Island Veterinary Specialists


For over a decade, Long Island Veterinary Specialists (LIVS) has been Long Island's premier resource for providing advanced medical care for dogs, cats and exotic pets for area family veterinarians. Long Island Veterinary Specialists is a state-of-the-art referral hospital, occupying more than 20,000 square feet and staffed with over 180 trained professionals. Patients are not only referred from the tri-state region, but from Florida, Texas, Vermont, the Caribbean and as far away as Spain and Japan.

Our diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitation capabilities are second to none. Specialists at LIVS regularly perform brain and spine surgery, intraocular lens implementation, cancer therapy, hip replacements, cardiac evaluations, allergy testing, endoscopy, immunotherapy, CT scans and MR imaging. LIVS Animal Emergency and Critical Care Center (AECCC) is open 24hours, 7 days a week and sees approximately 3,800 cases per year. The critical care center is a fully equipped state-of-the-art department with its highly trained support staff providing acute care including, CPR, oxygen support and ventilation, EKG's, indirect blood pressure monitoring, stat lab work, radiology as well as minor surgery. Combined rounds are held daily to discuss cases and problems of special interest. Communication between the referring vet and the staff of this facility is vital to the patient's diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and the emotional well being of the pet owner.

Services available at LIVS & AECCC include Acupuncture, CT Scan/MRI, 24 hour Critical Care, Internal Medicine, Neurosurgery, Ophthalmology, Radiology, Ultrasound, Cardiology, Dermatology, Exotics, Emergency Service, Neurology, Oncology, Orthopedic Surgery, Soft Tissue Surgery, Rehabilitation Therapy, Nuclear Medicine, Radioiodine (I -131) Therapy, Aqua Therapy, Endoscopy, Arthroscopy.


Associate Veterinarians and Special expertise available

    • Gregory L. Panarello, DVM, DACVECC, AAHA, American Avian Association, Standards of Care-Emergency and Critical Care Medicine
    • Dominic J. Marino, DVM, DACVS, DACCT, CCRP
    • Jacqueline R. Carver, DVM, DACVS
    • Margaret Puccio, DVM, DACVS
    • John S. Sapienza, DVM, DACVO
    • Rada Panic, DVM, DACVD
    • Joshua W. Tumulty, DVM, DACVIM (Internal Medicine)
    • Georgina Barone, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)
    • Joseph D. Stefanacci, DVM, DACVR

Educational Resources

    • Access to the Internet
    • In-house medical library
    • In-house weekly lectures


The students experience will entail observing and assisting the specialists or residents in appointments, assisting procedures and coming up with a treatment plan. Also attending lectures and rounds. The student can expect to see at least 40 cases per week.

Student Supervision

The student will have direct access to the veterinarian 40 hours per week.


None reported.

Practice Information

Long Island Veterinary Specialists
163 South Service Road
Plainview, NY 11803

Ph: (516) 501-1700
Fx: (516) 501-1169


Updated: 07/10/08
Signature on file: Gregory Panarello

Plainview, NY