Dr. Allison Brown, DVM, CVA (CIVT) Veterinarian
Dr. Allison Brown joined DHVP in July of 1995 as a veterinary assistant and went on to become a licensed veterinary technician 3 years later.
After receiving guidance and encouragement from Dr. Carreras, she went on to veterinary school, receiving her DVM with Honors from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. In July 2012 she became co-owner of DHVP and strives to maintain the excellence in veterinary medicine and surgery set forth by her mentor, Dr. Carreras. Dr. Brown’s interest include Ultrasonography, Internal Medicine and complex endocrine disorders, Nutrition and Geriatric Care.
Dr. Brown is an active member of the College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies (CIVT), gaining access to world class education with the support of expert teachers. Dr. Brown continues to study Homeopathy and is also an active member of The American Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy as well as the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association. When Dr. Brown is not on the job caring for her patients, she enjoys yoga, cycling, spending time with her husband, 2 children and many fur babies at home!
Dr. Rodney Jerger Veterinarian
Dr. Rodney Jerger graduated with honors from Ross University School of Veterinary medicine in July 2005, followed by a 1-year rotating internship at Metropolitan Veterinary Specialist in Akron, Ohio. Dr. Jerger continued his career development in NYC practicing medicine and surgery at Park East Veterinary Hospital and Richmond Valley Animal Hospital. Dr. Jerger went on to become a mobile ASPCA surgeon in addition to working per diem for the Animal Care and Control of Staten Island. Dr. Jerger joined DHVP in 2012 as well as becoming co-owner of the practice.
After Hurricane Sandy, Dr. Jerger played a vital role in rebuilding DHVP and worked endlessly to sustain the practice. Dr. Jerger enjoys spending downtime with his wife, 2 children, 2 dogs, and Axle the cat, but especially loves to cheer on his favorite sporting teams from his hometown of Cincinnati!
Dr. Christine Macri, DVM Veterinarian
Dr. Christine Macri is a native Staten Islander who began her veterinary career as an assistant at Dongan Hills Veterinary Practice in 2010. She remained with the practice while attending college at Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey. During that time, she also volunteered at a local animal shelter and participated in a summer internship at the Staten Island Zoo. She graduated from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2022, and returned to her DHVP family as a veterinarian to practice under the mentorship of Dr. Brown and Dr. Jerger. In her free time, Dr. Macri enjoys spending quality time with her family, taking long walks with her dog Reilly, and catching up on her favorite reality shows.
Cathy Behavior Specialist/Consultant and Groomer
Ever since Cathy was a little girl she’s had a special deep connection with dogs, big and small. Her absolute love for dogs inspired her even as a child to learn as much as she could about their complex, fascinating psychology which lead her to get certified – with honors – by the only NYS Board of Education School for Pet Grooming in NYC. Along the way she’s developed the strong belief that the dogs comfort and safety always come first – not a trendy look or even vanity.