Sometimes could be a long road, but we are with you every step of the way!
Our Hospital staff have a passion for your pets and serve careful, high level of compassionate care with all advanced technical instruments.
Continuing education is vitally important to the entire staff here for this reason we are studying without stop to remain at the top of the medical information.

Salvatore Pernice, D.V.M.

Salvatore PerniceDr. Pernice attended Adelphi University for two years and then continued his education at the University of Milan, Italy. Salvatore Pernice received his Veterinary Medical Degree in 1993. He has been a member of the Brooklyn Vet Group since 1994. The interests of Dr. Pernice include canine and feline medicine. Dr. Pernice is married and has two wonderful children. 




Anthony Miele, D.V.M.

Anthony MieleA 1980 graduate of the University of Naples, Italy with a degree in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, Dr. Miele spent the first year of his Veterinary career working with Standardbreds at Yonkers and Meadowlands Raceway. From there, he worked at several animal hospitals in Brooklyn New York. In 1985, Dr Miele opened his first Animal Hospital in Bensonhurst Brooklyn, where he then embarked on a career in Veterinary Medicine as well as the concept of a team approach to formation of Animal Hospitals. He decided to use the term Veterinary Group in an effort to stress this concept. The idea was very simple; all the team (Group) members brought different strengths to the practice. This in turn created a practice, which offered more diverse services as well as expanded office/emergency hours. This innovative concept was so successful that over the next ten-year period, Dr. Miele with the Group opened seven other hospitals.

Whereas Dr. Miele is still in small animal practice in New York, he has now opened a new 24-hour Animal Hospital in Rome, Italy.

Ospedale Vererinario Ardeatino 24 Ore, which is part of the Roman Veterinary Group, or GVR.

Dr. Antonio Miele has received many accolades in his veterinary career, including MNJVMA Veterinarian of the year (1993), as well as the first Brody award given by the CACC of New York City. Dr. Miele has served on numerous executive Boards, including the MNJVMA, NJVMA, NYCVMA, NYSVMS, VPI (Veterinary Pet Insurance), and is now volunteering his time as secretary to ILICA (Italian Language and Intercultural Alliance).



David Fuerst, D.V.M.

David FuerstDr. Fuerst completed his Bachelor of Sciences in 1980 at Albright College in Pennsylvania. He continued his education at the University of Philippines where he obtained his Veterinary Medical Degree in 1984. Dr. Fuerst then completed a clinical rotation at the University of Missouri School of Veterinary Medicine. He is very interested in surgery, both orthopedics and soft tissue, as well as internal medicine.

Stephanie Gambino, D.V.M.

Salvatore PerniceDr. Stephanie Gambino completed her undergraduate education at Brooklyn College where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She then attended veterinary school at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Gambino has a special interest in internal medicine and surgery. Prior to veterinary school, Dr. Gambino was an assistant at the Brooklyn Veterinary Group and is excited to be part of the BVG family once again!

Lisa Fiorenza, D.V.M.

Lisa FiorenzaDr. Lisa Fiorenza received her Bachelor of Science from Rutgers University- Cook College, and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University.

She went on to complete a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Veterinary Emergency and Referral Group in Brooklyn, and has worked as a general practitioner for the past four years on Staten Island. Lisa is certified in Fear Free pet handling. Her professional interests include integrative medicine, internal medicine, pain management, and immune disorders. She hopes to receive certification in veterinary acupuncture and herbal medicine in the next 5 years.
Lisa hails from Staten Island, but grew up visiting her grandfather in Dyker Heights. In her free time, she enjoys movies, sports, yoga, furniture restoration, and spending time with her husband, their handsome cat Regis, and their crazy pup (pictured) Amelia Earhart.  

Veterinarians care for pets, livestock, sporting and laboratory animals, and protect humans against diseases carried by animals. They also advise owners on care and breeding. Some veterinarians have a general practice, treating all kinds of animals including companion and farm animals. The majority, however, treat only small companion animals such as dogs, cats, and birds. Prospective veterinarians must graduate from an accredited college of veterinary medicine with a doctor of veterinary medicine (DVM) degree and obtain a license in order to practice.

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