With the help of our qualified and professional veterinary technicians and assistants, as well as our friendly patient care coordinators, the doctors at Levittown are able to offer unmatched expertise in exceptional veterinary medicine. Together, we are able to promote a lifetime of wellness for your furry family members.
Co-owner Dr. Michael Funk has been voted Best Veterinarian on Long Island. Care and compassion are just two words that embody Dr. Funk's work and patient interactions.
Co-owner Dr. Michael Funk has been voted Best Veterinarian on Long Island (9th year)! Care and compassion are just two words that embody Dr. Funk's work and patient interactions. He is also Levittown Animal Hospital's Medical Director and looking to improve patient outcomes, client satisfaction, protocols, and system efficiencies.
As a graduate of Michigan State University, 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, son, and three dogs Juno, Maverick, and Sophie. An avid sports fan, Dr. Funk follows NFL and college football, Michigan State football and basketball and the New York Mets and the New Jersey Devils.
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 dogs, cats, and a parrot with a funny sense of humor. 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 son. 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. 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!