ARF is growing at a significant rate. Last year 1,477 animals—15% more than in 2014—were rescued and brought to us. With animals arriving every day, and with our Op Cat program spaying and neutering an increasing number of community cats, we need—and now have—two new veterinarians on staff. Our two new vets, Dr. Christine Asaro and Dr. Frank Zeoli (or Dr. Christine and Dr. Frank, as we like to call them), are both graduates of the Ross School of Veterinary Medicine, in the Caribbean.
Dr. Christine, our senior staff veterinarian, has been practicing in the Metropolitan New York area for the past 16 years, with a focus on small animal medicine and surgery. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the Long Island Veterinary Medical Association (LIVMA), and the Veterinary Medical Association of New York City. For the past three years she has worked with ARF’s Operation Cat program in our mobile spay/neuter van and has sterilized 2,900 feral cats. She lives in Montauk with her husband and daughter.
Dr. Frank started his career in San Diego, California, in a private practice in a low-income area. While working full time, he volunteered at the San Diego Humane Society and Feral Cat Coalition. Dr. Frank and his fiancé decided to move to Miller Place, New York (in the town of Brookhaven), to be close to family and to prepare for their upcoming wedding in June.
Join us for Pet Celebration Day on Saturday, May 7 and meet this dynamic duo!