Get to Know Roosevelt

We are a small animal hospital catering to dogs and cats.  Whether you’re looking for a clean & calming 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. Glassman

Allison Glassman grew up in the Hudson Valley and got her BS in Biology from Ithaca College. After spending five years working in a laboratory in NYC, she went to veterinary school and became a 2001 graduate of Ross University’s School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Glassman opened Roosevelt Veterinary Center in Brewster in 2005, in a smaller location that was part of a shopping mall. As time went on, the practice grew and in June of 2018, the practice moved and expanded to its current location at Route 22 in Brewster that included 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. Using modern surgical techniques, the practice became a local success with its popular low-cost spay and neuter clinics. Dr. Glassman is the proud parent of two children: 13-year-old Maggie and 11-year-old Sean. She also has two furry children also, a Bassett/Beagle mix named Blue, and Wilbur the Frenchie!

Dr. Kate Panigrahi,
Veterinarian

Dr. Panigrahi 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.

Rachel,
Veterinary Technician

Rachel comes to Roosevelt with a Bachelors in Zoology from SUNY Oswego and in the past has worked as a zookeeper, sea turtle conservation volunteer, field amphibian researcher, primate behavior researcher, tutor, pet sitter, kennel worker, and a veterinary assistant.  In her spare time, she volunteers at the Maritime Aquarium and hangs out with her dog Freckles.

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.

Katie,
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!)

Jessica,
Veterinary Assistant

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. Her time at RVC is spent either assisting in the kennel or working with Dr. Glassman as a Vet Asst.  In her free time, she likes spending time with her family, dancing, and watching 80s/90s movies (because they’re the best!)

Sue G,
Veterinary Assistant

Sue came on board at RVC as a Veterinary Assistant in August of 2020.  She loves animals of all kinds, especially dogs and cats.  She has two beautiful daughters and a cat named Dewey who are the loves of her life! She has been a volunteer fundraiser for the Putnam County SPCA since 2015 to help prevent animal abuse.  In her spare time, she enjoys music, movies, arts and crafts, and spending time with family and friends.

Meagan,
Administrative Assistant

Meagan became a wonderful addition to RVC as a front desk liaison in August of 2017. She has enjoyed years of volunteer work at various animal non-profits in the Hudson Valley and is passionate about her position here at RVC. She was brought up in a household with cat and dog lovers and continues that tradition in her own home. She is happily married with four children who reside among their furry siblings, Phoebe-the Chihuahua, Lulu-the Calico, and two foster kittens. Meagan enjoys camping, volunteering and spending time with her beautiful family.

Susan T,
Administrative Assistant

My name is Susan and I joined RVC in August of 20 at the front desk.  I have had a lifelong love of animals and living in this area has allowed me to share my life with horses, dogs, and cats.  I live with my husband of many years and our son, our rescue pit-bull Dolly and cat Dusty.  We enjoy walking, biking, yoga, and camping in the Adirondacks!

Marietta,
Receptionist

My name is Marietta (pronounced Mah-ri-eh-tah). When I’m not here I’m shooting people (like with a camera). My two loves are animals and artsy things, so I get to have the best of both worlds! I also love to Yelp and anything foodie related.

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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