As a graduate of Michigan State University and winner of 'Best Veterinarian' on Long Island for the eighth consecutive year (2014 - 2021), Dr. Michael Funk uses an excellent set of core values to balance progressive medicine with practicality. Following Hurricane Sandy, Dr. Funk organized a relief effort for the animals of Long Island by recognizing the medical needs of animals affected by the disaster, but also the irreplaceable bond shared between a person and their companion.
By blending open and frequent communication with a strong base of knowledge and experience, Dr. Funk guarantees supreme medical care for your pets. Trained and certified to perform Zeuterin, an FDA-certified non-surgical sterilization method, Dr. Funk is able to offer an alternative to the traditional neutering procedure for certain dogs. While Zeuterin is no longer available, Dr. Funk still looks for cutting edge medical advancements in this field. He also has a professional interest in neurology and seizure management, as well as surgery involving wound-repair.
Dr. Funk and his wife, Bernadette, share their home with their daughter and two dogs, Sushi and Juno. When he is away from the hospital, you may find him on the softball field or hockey rink. An avid sports fan, Dr. Funk follows Michigan State football and basketball, New Jersey Devils hockey, and New York Mets baseball.
Dr. Fischman knew she wanted to be a veterinarian since she was 5 years old. She is a graduate of Cornell University and her areas of special interests are preventative medicine, geriatrics, animal welfare, and client education. She enjoys interacting with dedicated clients who appreciate their animals as much as she does. Dr. Fischman has always had a menagerie of pets, and currently shares her home with Gideon, a Doberman Pinscher, Snookie, a Chihuahua, Penni, a senior Dachshund, and 4 cats named Wallaby, Flan, Grizzly, and Devon. When not at the hospital, Dr. Fischman enjoys hiking with dogs, horseback riding, gardening, cooking, scuba diving, skiing, and martial arts. She also believes in giving back to the community and volunteers her time with several rescue organizations on Long Island.
Dr. Olivia Drutjons is an Associate Veterinarian at Levittown Animal Hospital and Farmingdale Dog and Cat Clinic . She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2020, and attended Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine for her clinical training. She is certified in RECOVER Basic and Advanced Life Support, ASPCA Trap and Neuter Release, and Colony Care. Her areas of professional interest include dentistry and nutrition. As a child, Dr. Drutjons was inspired to work in the veterinary field after having a profound interest in animals and their well-being. Growing up, she learned to care for her family's numerous pets including geckos, hamsters, cats, and dogs. Dr. Drutjons says that veterinary medicine allows her to express her interest in the sciences while also combining her passion for animals into a career that could not be more rewarding.
Originally from Amityville, New York, she currently lives there with her husband and they are expecting their first child in April 2022. They share their home with a black lab mix, Layla, and four cats, Scottie, Jordan, Kobe, and Curry. In her free time, she enjoys staying active while hiking with her dog, swimming, and yoga. She also loves to read and watch movies. Some of her hobbies include gardening, cooking, and hanging out with her friends and family. A fun fact about Dr. Drutjons is that she loves traveling, and spent her 2012 summer with a family in Ghana, West Africa. Some of her favorite memories are in St. Kitts where she studied abroad for veterinary school.
Dr. Kaitlyn Davis is the newest Veterinarian at Levittown Animal Hospital. Dr. Davis attended SUNY Geneseo for her undergrad and went on to receive her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2022 from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. She completed her clinical training at the University of Florida, and has a professional interest in integrative medicine, feline medicine, surgery, dentistry, and pathology.
Originally from Long Island, Dr. Davis now resides in Roslyn, NY with her fiancé, three cats, and Rottweiler/lab mix. Outside of the office, Dr. Davis enjoys fishing, traveling, and experiencing any new restaurant and brewery she can with her fiancé!
Dr. Alexis Howard is a new Associate Veterinarian with Levittown Animal Hospital. Dr. Howard received her undergraduate degree from the University of Connecticut and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Tuskegee University College of Medicine. She has been caring for animals since beginning her studies of agriculture and animal science at John Bowne High School.
Dr. Howard was inspired to work in the veterinary field by the fascinating stories of her college pathobiology professor who was a veterinarian. The best part about working in the veterinary field for Dr. Howard is having the opportunity to improve animal lives.
Dr. Howard is a lifelong New Yorker from Queens, where she still resides. In her free time, she loves traveling, enjoys working out, and is an aspiring foodie. Dr. Howard does not currently have any pets herself, but she especially adores kittens and pet rats!
Dr. Elizabeth Gill is an Associate Veterinarian at Levittown Animal Hospital. Dr. Gill earned her Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery from The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies at the University of Edinburgh in 2019. Her areas of professional interest include soft tissue surgery, orthopedics, cardiology, preventative care, animal welfare, and positive reinforcement training.
Dr. Gill began working in the veterinary field in 2019 as a small animal veterinarian at an animal shelter before transitioning to private practice. As a child, Dr. Gill grew up surrounded by rescue animals and knew from a young age that she wanted to be a veterinarian. She began volunteering as soon as she could at an animal shelter, where she developed a love for the level of care and connection a vet could provide to animals and their owners. According to Dr. Gill, the best parts about working in the veterinary field are connecting with owners and their pets, giving animals a voice and providing the best care possible, being part of a team, and always learning and passing on knowledge.
Dr. Gill is from, and spent her entire childhood in, Barbados and left for the first time to live in Scotland for university. Dr. Gill now lives in New York with her two-year-old, rescue Staffordshire terrier mix named Honey, who loves walks on the beach, waking up Dr. Gill for cuddles, and playing with new friends. In her free time, Dr. Gill enjoys hiking, yoga, meeting new people and exploring new places, and art.
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