Our Team in Staten Island, NY
Dr. Allison Brown
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
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, two children, two dogs, and axle the cat, but especially loves to cheer on his favorite sporting teams from his hometown of Cincinnati!
Dr. Thomas Carreras
Born in a country village in the Campania region of Italy, Dr. Carreras’ family immigrated to the United States in the early 60’s. His family settled in the Dyker Heights section of Brooklyn where he attended junior and senior high school. Dr. Carreras went on to receive his BA from Hunter College and then returned to Italy to attend his father’s alma mater, The University of Naples School of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Thomas Carreras received his DVM degree in January 1980 and had the incredible fortune to meet his mentor, Dr. Frank Borzio, to whom he his immensely grateful. He then went on to establish his own practice, Dongan Hills Veterinary Practice, in 1986.
Dr. Carreras’ family consists of his wife Barbara, his sons Anthony and Edward and their wives Adrienne and Robyn, his grandchildren Sophia and Calvin and his schnauzers Link and Daisy.
Sandra joined Dongan Hills Veterinary Practice in June 2016. Prior to joining our team, she was the assistant director of operations at NYU student health center where she spent the last 25 years of her career. Sandra enjoys spending time with her life long partner, her family and cuddling with her fur babies Sofi and Jaxson.
Licensed Veterinary Technician
Jessica joined Dongan Hills Veterinary Practice in August 2014. Jessica knew from any early age that she had a calling for animals and made that dream come true by Graduating from Bergen County Community College with a Degree in Veterinary Technology. Along with caring for all of the patients of DHVP she also dotes over her 3 dogs Jake, Baylee, Piston and 2 turtles. Jessica also enjoys babysitting her 1 year old nephew and walking her dogs.
Client Service Representatives
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.