Locust Valley NY, Seacliff, Oldbrookville & Matinecock
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Locust Valley, NY 11560
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Stuart E. Gross, DVM

I have been very fortunate to realize my childhood dreams of becoming a veterinarian. Not only has my love of animals been realized, but my love of medicine and surgery and how it is applied to the helping of animals has been realized. My family always told me I talked of becoming an “animal doctor” since the age of 5, but I remember knowing when I was a camper in summer camp at age 9. I always went to see the horses and took riding lessons. I became a stable boy , assistant riding instructor, and finally head riding instructor. I held this position straight through college and grad school until I entered veterinary school. The love of medicine and surgery became a revelation when I was the assistant horseback riding instructor in camp. I had to care for an injured horse supervised by a local veterinarian in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. I loved it. It became an overwhelming force. I read everything I could find about veterinary medicine and animals. The love of medicine and surgery helping animals was further reinforced while I was in veterinary school and it is still the same today, 47+ years later. I chose to ride, raise, breed and show horses as a hobby and devote my professional career to small animal medicine, diagnostics and surgery. I delivered 23 of my own foals and at one time owned 30 horses. I also was fortunate enough to have several show horses that did very well in competition, one even became a world champion.

Since 1965, I have been a veterinarian in clinical small animal medicine. I built, owned, and operated the East Meadow Animal Hospital from 1969 to 2000, the Greenvale Animal Hospital from 1983 to 1995, and currently own the Locust Valley Veterinary Clinic, built in 2003. For many years, I was a New York State Board Examiner for the Veterinary Medical Boards, a test all veterinarians must pass to practice in New York State. This position was an appointed one by the State Board of Education. In addition, for 15 years,I was an Adjunct Professor of Pathology for the New York School of Osteopathic Medicine, located on the campus of New York Tech. I am also a founding member and owner of the Nassau Animal Emergency Clinic in Westbury. After a short retirement of three years (2000-2003), I realized how much I missed my chosen profession and the actual experience of being a “hands on” clinical practitioner, so I opened my new facility in May 2003. It is a computerized high tech medical/surgical/diagnostic clinic only. We do not offer any ancillary services such as boarding or grooming. Some of my previous staff have returned to work with me again. Ann has been a receptionist for over 40 years and Lori a licensed tech for over 30 years. My beautiful daughter Lisa also works for me and she had twins, a boy and a girl, on January 4, 2011. She returned to work, part-time, October 12, 2012.

I met my beautiful wife the week before I entered veterinary school in 1961 and we married in 1963. We raised our family in Old Brookville, and they all attended North Shore High. We have 3 married children, 2 boys and a girl, and 5 grand children (2 boys, 3 girls). We also have a new poodle puppy named Dixie (born February 2011) who is training us very well.

Included on this site is an archive of “Pet Tips” articles, published weekly in the Locust Valley Leader, Glen Cove Record Pilot and Oyster Bay Guardian. The subjects I have chosen to write about are either of such importance that every pet owner should be aware of, or are of new pertinent information, or simply just of personal interest. I hope you also find these articles informative and interesting.

– Stuart E. Gross, DVM