Located in Island Park, NY


4417 Austin Blvd.
Island Park, NY 11558

Our Staff Is Happily Ready to Assist You

The staff at Island Park Animal Hospital is highly experienced and provides personalized service with a special touch. The office has been privately owned and operated since 1997. Dr. Ratner has over 26 years of veterinary experience.

Dr. Ratner

Dr. Marcia Ratner grew up in Great Neck, NY. She attended Hofstra University where she received a bachelor's degree in biology. 

She attended Iowa State College of Veterinary Medicine and received her doctorate of veterinary medicine. After graduation, she interned at The Animal Medical Center in Manhattan. 

In 1997, Dr. Ratner purchased Island Park Animal Hospital in Island Park, NY. 

She has been married for 25 years and has one son, Thomas, who helps out at the office. Dr. Ratner is an avid equestrian and in her free time, you will find her taking her son to horse shows and riding.

Dr. Hirsch

Dr. Hirsch is a native Long Islander, from Great Neck, NY. He graduated from Skidmore College with a BA in biology, chemistry, and studio art. 

He then attended Ross University College of Medicine where he received his doctorate.

Before coming to Island Park Animal Hospital, he was a medical director for 2 emergency veterinary clinics located in Long Island. 

In 2015, he joined Island Park Animal Hospital as a valuable member of the staff.

Michael Lo Re

Michael grew up in Valley Stream, NY. He graduated from SUNY Delhi with a degree as a licensed veterinary technician. 

He has been working for the last 7 years as a technician and joined the staff in 2015.
Lorri Scaglione

Lorri Scaglione

Lorri is the office manager in Island Park Animal Hospital. She grew up in Rosedale, Queens. 

She has been working for Dr. Ratner since 1996 and is an invaluable member of the staff.
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