Get to Know Roosevelt

We are a small animal hospital, catering to dogs and cats.  Whether you’re looking for a clean and calm atmosphere for you and your pet or a house call, our facility offers a full array of pet services to meet your specific needs. Our animal hospital, located in Brewster, NY, was recently built to honor the ideals of a true family practice while including state-of-the-art diagnostic testing and treatments. 

Meet Dr. Allison Glassman

RVC-161

Dr. Allison Glassman grew up in the Hudson Valley and graduated from Ithaca College with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. After working in New York City, she went to veterinary school and graduated from Ross University’s School of Veterinary Medicine.

 

Dr. Glassman opened Roosevelt Veterinary Center in a smaller location in Brewster.  The practice grew quickly and in 2018 Dr. Glassman moved and expanded the practice to its current location on Route 22 in Brewster. This modern facility offers more exam rooms, larger treatment and lab areas, a boarding service for both cats and dogs, and a daycare program. Since then, she also added Rosy’s Rescue, a non-profit that rescues and provides early kitten/puppy care for future adoptions.  Roosevelt became a local success with its modern surgical techniques and popular low-cost spay and neuter clinics.

 

Dr. Glassman is the proud parent of two children: 15-year-old Maggie and 13-year-old Sean. She also has two furry children also, a Bassett/Beagle mix named Blue, and Wilbur the Frenchie!

Meet the Roosevelt Center Staff

Dr Kate P (2)
Dr. Kate Panigrahi, Veterinarian

Dr. Panigrahi (with our Stanley) is a Hudson Valley native who received her BS in biology from SUNY Purchase in 2013. From New York, she traveled to the beautiful island of St. Kitts to complete veterinary school at Ross University. She then moved to Columbus, Ohio, and called The Ohio State University home for her clinical training.

 

Graduating veterinary school magna cum laude, Kate went on to accept an 18-month rotating internship in equine medicine and surgery at OSU. Kate returned home to the Empire State in July 2020 to pursue companion animal general practice and equine emergency medicine.

 

Her areas of interest include preventative care, clinical nutrition, and endocrinology. In her spare time, Kate is an avid reader, photographer, and baker.

Dawn (2)
Dawn (and her Macallan), Office Manager

Dawn joined Roosevelt Veterinary Center in September of 2021 as our new Office Manager. Previously Dawn was a bookkeeper/ biller at a local car dealership and a Zumba instructor.  She is happily married to her husband of 15 years, has three beautiful children, a cat named Rain, and a handsome Cane Corso, Macallan (AKA as her sidekick).  In her spare time, Dawn loves taking pictures of her children in their various sports, reading, baking, shopping (of course), dancing, and finding new spots to walk with Macallan.

JLln90LQ
Martina (and her Luna), Veterinary Tech

Martina joined the RVC team in August 2015. Her passion for animals started while she was working in shelters back in Germany where she was born and raised.  Martina moved to the United States in 2003 and became a veterinary technician in 2004. She became a New York resident in 2009 working in small animal medicine. With over 10 years of vet tech experience her gentle nature, dedication, and love for animals are evident in everything she does. In her spare time, Martina goes hiking, travels, and makes jewelry. She also enjoys spending time with her husband Adam, her dog Luna (Catahoula mix), and her cat Selma.

Martha
Martha (and her Tino), Veterinary Tech

Martha joined Roosevelt in 2021. She became a Veterinary Technician as a second career, graduating from Mercy College, and has 20 years’ experience in the field. She is especially interested in anesthesia and pain management, helping to keep patients healthy and pain free during surgery. A Hudson Valley native, she lives with her long-haired chihuahua, Tino, whom she helped deliver almost 16 years ago. In her spare time, Martha does a lot of pet sitting and enjoys reading, pottery, and spending time with her sister and nephew.

Katie Update
Katie (and her Hannah), Veterinary Tech

Katie came to Roosevelt with 12 years of experience in the veterinary medicine field. She attended San Juan College’s Distance Learning Program while working full time to care for her pets: kitties Samantha, Ianto, George, and Jingle Bells, and pups Morris and Hannah Rose.  In her spare time, she likes to write fiction stories, take photos of her pets for Instagram, make jewelry and rosaries by hand, and bake (though her cooking leaves something to be desired!)

Sue G.
Sue G. and our Paulie, Veterinary Assistant
Jessica
Jessica (and her Funyun), Veterinary Tech in Training

Jessica graduated in 2019 from Brewster High School and has been at RVC since. Because of her love for animals, she is currently studying to be a Veterinary Technician at Norwalk Community College. In March 2021, she rescued a 4-year-old Pit mix named Funyun, and it was the best decision she has ever made! In her free time, she likes spending time with her family, dancing, and watching 80s/90s movies (because they’re the best!)

Ann
Ann (and her Penelope), Receptionist

Ann Marie joined Roosevelt in 2021, after spending 40 years in the veterinary field at several animal hospitals. She is very experienced in both the medical and customer service aspects of the field. She has a special interest in dog behavior and training and loves horses. A Hudson Valley resident, Ann Marie lives with 9 dogs: Ryback, Sebastian, Clarice, Owen, Finn, Matilda, Juliet, Ellie Mae, and the most recent addition, Penelope. In her spare time, Ann Marie enjoys listening to country music, cooking, and gardening.

73495361_2500691986685901_4119468339510640640_n
Vinny and Pauly, Staff Cats

Meet Vinny and Pauly, our staff cats. We were blessed when we rescued these two brothers. They bring so much joy to our hospital….there’s something to be said for “brotherly love” as these two bring it to a whole new level. If only we could all get along as they do. HA!

Stanley Crop
Stanley, Office Cat

Our Stanley came to us from a client who could no longer care for him. See, Stanley has a neurological disorder. He’s like a Weeble-Wobble, sweet as can be and fits in perfectly.

Meet Our Namesake

In 1997, Dr. Glassman and her family rescued a big boy dog from the Dutchess County ASPCA Shelter in Hyde Park and named him “Roosevelt.” Hyde Park is home to the Franklin D. Roosevelt Historic Site, hence the name choice.  When adopted, “Roosevelt” was already a full-grown pup and was said to be a mix of Golden Retriever and German Shepherd.  As time went on, Dr. Glassman suspected that he may have actually been a purebred Leonberger.  He accompanied Dr. Glassman to Ohio where she completed her Internship, then found his way back to the Hudson Valley as the pet of a licensed Veterinarian.  He stayed an active member of the family until 2005, was the same year that Dr. Glassman opened her first practice in Brewster, NY.  When deciding what to name her Vet Practice, her beloved dog came to mind.  In thinking it through, she realized she was born at Roosevelt Hospital in NYC.  It seemed extremely appropriate that the birth of her first practice would also be called “Roosevelt.”

TAKE A VIRTUAL TOUR