Meet our Team

Dr. Hess Dr. Hirschegger Mario Tammi Shadeanah Jameela Yael Bertha

Michal Hess, DVM

Dr. Hess received her BSC in Life Science, with honors, from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
She earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the Koret School of Veterinary Medicine in 2003, with honors.
She practiced veterinary medicine for 3 years in Israel, and then relocated to NY, where she worked at the Veterinary Clinic of East Hampton for 4.5 years, and at the Animal Hospital of the Rockaways for 2.5 years.

Dr. Hess enjoys every aspect of small animal medicine, with emphasis on soft tissue surgery, internal medicine, cardiology, and ultrasound.
She is internationally qualified in ultrasonography .

She is the Queens county director of the Paw project, a nation wide project to ensure the welfare of cats by fighting for the illegalization of declawing.

Dr Hess puts a lot of emphasis on continuing education, and writes articles in known veterinary magazines.
She enjoys travel, photography, and foreign languages.

Dr. Hess's publications:

1. Perirenal pseudocyst in a cat, Veterinary Forum, 2008
2. Incidental Finding of PeritoneoPericardial Hernia in a Cat, veterinary Medicine, 2008
3. Thoracic radiology: Pulmonary Patterns, Veterinary Forum, 2008
4. Hemophilia A in a Maltese Dog, Veterinary Medicine, 2009
5. Necrotizing Fasciitis due to Prevotella Bivia in a Cat, Journal of Small Animal Practice, 2009
6. Phaeohyphomycotic Osteomyelitis in a Femur of a Cat, Journal of Feline Medicine and surgery , 2009
7. Anaplastic Renal Sarcoma in a Dog, Journal of Small Animal Practice, 2010
8. Copper Associated hepatitis in a Doberman Pinscher, Veterinary Medicine, 2011
9. A Modified Technique for Episioplasty, Canadian veterinary Journal, 2012
10.A case of suspected swallow wort (Vincetoxicum hirundinaria) toxicity in a cat, Journal of Small Animal Practice, July 2014

Dr. Anne Hirschegger

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Mario: Veterinary Assistant

Mario Gonzalez went to the Borough of Manhattan community college with a major in writing and literature. He started his veterinary assisting career at the animal Hospital of the Rockaways where he worked for 3 years. He really enjoys all aspects of veterinary assisting.He currently lives in Long Island with his lovely wife and his two children.


Tammi: Veterinary Assistant

Tammi Soden is a Veterinary Assistant and graduate of Pima Medical Institute in Mesa, Arizona. She began her Veterinary career in 2009 as a volunteer at Arizona Animal Welfare League working in the infirmary. Her love for taking care of the sick and injured animals inspired her to return to college where she completed the Veterinary Assistant certificate program. Tammi currently lives in Ozone Park, NY with her 9 year old Springer Spaniel Maris and her 2 year old American Pitbull Mocha


Shadeanah: Licensed Veterinary Technician

Shadeanah is a Licensed Veterinary Technician with a passion for animals. She graduated from LAGCC in 2009 and received her LVT license after passing the NYS’s Board Exams. She has been practicing in various animal hospitals in Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan and takes a special interest in animal dental treatments and ultrasounds.
Her passion for veterinary medicine began when her first rescue, a Pekinese mix, passed away from a heart failure and she was upset she couldn’t help him. It was then that she vowed that she would do whatever it will take to help any animal that was in need of her help. Shadeanah knew taking care of animals was what she would be doing for the rest of her life.


Jameela: Veterinary Assistant

Jameela is a graduate of Medgar Evers college with a bachelors degree concentrated in the sciences. Feeling like something was missing, she decided to explore her true passion of working with companion animals. She started her Vet Assisting career at a mobile vaccine clinic and was immediately hooked. She loves giving her energy and liveliness to every aspect of Vet medicine. Jameela is now in the process of getting her License to be a Vet Technician so that she can further devote her time and compassion to the well-being of animals

Yael: Receptionist

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Bertha: Receptionist

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