Staff

Meet the friendly staff at Westhampton Beach Animal Hospital!

  • Dr.
    Jack Heller, DVM
    Practice Owner
    Dr. Jack Heller is the owner of Westhampton Beach Animal Hospital, and has been practicing in Suffolk County for the last 14 years. A born resident of Greenlawn, New York, Dr. Heller and his wonderful wife, Stacy, have always enjoyed the Eastern End of Long Island. This love for the east end led to the ownership of Westhampton Beach Animal Hospital in 2011. Dr. Heller and Stacy have two fabulous children, Matthew and Madeline, as well as multiple four legged friends! Their pets include cats Frankie and DJ, French Bulldogs Sophie, Henry, and Marybel, and English Bulldog, Duke.
  • Dr.
    Karen Dowd, DVM
    A graduate of the University Of Tennessee in 1990, Dr. Karen Dowd has been practicing Veterinary Medicine since. She specializes in small animal care, and has a love for all animals. Dr. Dowd joined the staff at Westhampton Beach Animal Hospital in 2014, and is well loved by all her clients at the hospital. In her spare time, Dr. Dowd is an avid runner and biker, and has even been known to run in local marathons. At home, she is the proud owner of 2 cats.
  • Melissa Germano, LVT
    Office Manager

    Melissa is new to our practice but comes with over 15 years experience in the veterinary field. She obtained her veterinary technician license is 2013 and spent 8 years working as an ICU technician in a busy emergency and specialty hospital. Melissa lives with her daughter, Josephine, her two dogs, Bear and Batman and three cats, Taco, Minnie and Nugget. In her spare time, she enjoys running and rock climbing.

  • Janet
    Licensed Veterinary Technician
    Janet is our Licensed Veterinary Technician, and has been with us at Westhampton Beach Animal Hospital since 2013. Before joining us here, Janet had also worked with Dr. Heller at his previous hospital. Janet's specialty is pain management and anesthesia, but provides excellent healthcare for all your pets needs. At home, Janet has a wonderful husband and 3 children. Additional to her children, she is the mom to several cats. In her spare time she is an avid hiker, and enjoys yoga. We are so grateful to have Janet here with us at our office.
  • Michelle
    Receptionist
    Michelle has been working in the Veterinary field for over 15 years, and has been with us at Westhampton Beach Animal Hospital since March of 2012. She is an excellent addition to the staff, having an extensive experience working with Exotic pets, and an emphasized specialty in Avian (birds!). Besides being a wonderful advocate for exotic pet healthcare, she also runs the only 501(c)3 Chinchilla rescue in the state of New York, ChinFriends. If you're looking for a wonderful furry friend, please check them out! She is also the pet mom to 4 rescue Persian cats, a bunny named Faraday, and the office mascot, Sporty the Amazon Parrot!
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Office Hours

Monday:

8:00 am-8:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-8:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-4:00 pm

Sunday:

8:00 am-4:00 pm

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