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

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!

Dr. Kate Panigrahi (with our Stanley), 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.

Katie (and her Hannah)
Veterinary Technician

Katie came to Roosevelt with 12 years of experience in the vet med 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!)

Martina (and her Luna),
Veterinary Technician

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.

Vinnie 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!

Meet Our Namesake

In 1997, Dr. Glassman and her family rescued a big boy dog from the Hyde Park Shelter in Poughkeepsie 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 which 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.  When thinking it through, she realized she was born at Roosevelt Hospital in NYC.  It seemed extremely appropo, that the birth of her first Practice would also be called “Roosevelt”.

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