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Meet The Team
Owner & DVM
Dr. Alissa Drozenski
A familiar face in the hospital, Alissa has been an employee here for over twenty years. Working her way up from cleaning cages to running a busy clinic, she graduated top of her class from St. George's University and completed a year long internship at the prestigious Cornell University. Settled back down in the Hudson Valley Alissa is dedicated to using her knowledge to improve the lives of her patients and their owners who love them. When not busy working Alissa enjoys walking and training her two Doberman Pincher's Denali and Magi.
Owner & DVM
Dr. Howard Mintzer
Dr. Mintzer grew up in New York City where he enjoyed science and sports. After vet school graduation he moved to the Hudson Valley and opened Hyde Park Animal Hospital. For over thirty years Dr. Mintzer has singlehandedly run the practice and is now enjoying a well deserved semi-retirement. When not in the office he enjoys cooking, wood working projects and doting over his grand children.
Kate Gilman, LVT
An honors graduate of SUNY Ulster, Practice manager and our Lead LVT, Katie has been with our practice over 10 years. She takes pride in her technical skills and nursing abilities especially in surgical anesthesia. "Fix-it-Katie" has become a term of endearment for her management and team leadership skills. When not serving the practice Katie spends time with her husband, daughter and two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.
Kai Ranallo, LVT
Kai graduated from Delhi University with a bachelors in Veterinary Technology. When not in the office Kai enjoys gaming and spending time with their family.
Professional Office Cat
Found on the side of the road at just a few days old, Elaine and her siblings were hand raised by Dr. D and Kate back in 2014. Elaine's known for her loving personality and veracious appetite!
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