South Shore Animal Hospital Staff

South Shore Animal Hospital

Phone: 718-980-2600
Fax: 718-980-2610
125 New Dorp Lane
Staten Island, NY 10306
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Dr. Gregory L. Panarello
Medical Director

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Caring for pets... and their people, too.

South Shore Animal Hospital has ben serving the Staten Island community for over 20 years. We are open  24 hours a day, 7 days a week including holidays. In addition to Emergency & Critical Care and a specialty in pet ophthalmology, our veterinary hospital provides top quality medical services,  wellness exams, preventative care,  vaccines, diagnostic services, spays, neuters, dental procedures, and soft tissue surgeries.   Please call to make an appointment that is convenient for you, please know we also accept walk-in emergencies.

At South Shore Animal Hospital we are proud members of The American Animal Hospital Association. This means we are voluntarily inspected in over 1,000 areas,  including continuing education, medical record-keeping, pain management, diagnostic equipment, surgery, dentistry and facility safety, to name just a few evaluated areas.

Since our overnight doctors are trained

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In addition to our digital x-rays and in house laboratory we also are able to preform in house ultrasounds to help diagnosis your pets conditions.

South Shore Animal Hospital provides the highest quality veterinary available anywhere. Our hospital is staff by caring and compassionate veterinarians with years of experience in companion animal medicine, and they are all dedicated to one thing -- helping your pet become well again.

We invite you to explore the biographies of our South Shore Animal Hospital veterinarians and staff and learn more about them. Our hospital's team of doctors and staff are highly-trained and experienced veterinary professionals, who are ready to assist you and your pet whenever a health problem arises. As you will see in our biography section, our staff has a wide variety of backgrounds and interests, but above all, they are all dedicated veterinary professionals who share a genuine love of animals and a desire to provide the very best care for them. As pet owners ourselves, we understand how difficult it is when a pet becomes ill. It’s our mission to help in every way possible with expertise and compassion. Please don’t hesitate to call upon us whenever we can be of assistance to you and your pet.

South Shore Animal Hospital


Dr. Michali Berenstein
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: Cornell University

Dr. Michali Berenstein was born and raised in Brooklyn, but now calls Staten Island home. She studied environmental science at Barnard College, Columbia

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Dr. Joy Clemente
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: None

Biography coming soon.

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Doctor Panarello
Harriet and Les Shaffer from Barnegat

When we saw Dr. Panarello's name in theNYPost in an article about him saving a pit bull who got shot protecting his owner, we knew it was the same doctor who saved our cat Dayzee's life over 15 years ago. We will never forget him. Not only did he diagnose and treat a lupus-like arthritic condition she developed, but he found a cancerous tumor in her neck which would have killed her had it not been removed. She was 8 years old when diagnosed and we enjoyed loving her until she passed away in 2007 at the age of 19. If we were not living almost 70 miles away, we'd bring our rescue cat Tinkerbelle to him for her care. He is our hero.

Convenient, Affordable Wellness Plans

Membership includes:

  • Convenient monthly payments
  • 5 visits to VCA each year
  • Doctor-recommended vaccines
  • Prevention and early detection tests for serious diseases
  • Routine dental care for your pet
  • Peace of mind knowing you are doing the best for your pet

To enroll in VCA CareClub®, call us at
718-980-2600 or request an appointment.