Glen Cove Veterinarians

Veterinarian in Glen CoveSheila R. Delijani, DVM, Owner

While growing up in Great Neck, NY, Dr. Sheila Delijani would volunteer to walk neighborhood dogs for free just so she could spend time in their company. When she was 16, she started volunteering at an animal hospital and never looked back. She pursued a career in veterinary medicine, motivated by what she calls a “love of science and nature, love and respect for all living creatures and the great desire to help them.”

Dr. Delijani earned her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Anthropology from Colgate University, and went on to earn her Master’s degree in Biology at Long Island University’s C.W. Post Campus. She earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. While there Dr. Delijani received the Small Animal Achievement Award. She also studied acupuncture at the Chi Institute.

For Dr. Delijani, the bond with her clients and their pets is the most rewarding aspect of her profession. In fact, she keeps in touch with clients 10 years after she operated on their dog during the pet’s serious illness. “The bond that’s formed with the pet and their family and knowing they’ve entrusted you with a very important member of their family is one of the things I love about being a vet,” she says.
Dr. Delijani is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the New York Veterinary Medical Society, the Long Island Veterinary Medical Association, the American Association of Feline Practitioners and the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association. Her professional interests include internal medicine, dentistry, soft tissue surgery holistic/integrative medicine, and acupuncture.

At home, Dr. Delijani cares for three pets: Chica and Jigsy, mixed breed siblings from the island of St. Kitts, two turtles, and many fish. Goombah, her Double Yellow Head Amazon parrot, keeps the staff and clients entertained at the hospital by saying things like “I’m a good girl,” “Here kitty, kitty, kitty…meow,” “What are you doing?”, and singing “Oh, what a beautiful morning.”

She and her husband Jason Samel have a son named Micah who also loves animals. In her free time Dr. Delijani enjoys music, traveling, scuba diving, movies, the outdoors and spending time with her family.

Veterinarian in Glen CoveAllison Howard, DVM

While growing up in Island Park, New York, Dr. Howard always knew she wanted to be a veterinarian. With the invaluable support of her parents, she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a minor in Biology from New York University and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine.

“The most satisfying part about being a vet is reuniting sick pets with their families,” she says. “There is a great deal of joy when families consider you part of their family and trust you whole-heartedly.”

Dr. Howard joined Green Forest Veterinary Hospital in August 2014. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the New York State Veterinary Medical Association and the Long Island Veterinary Medical Association and is accredited by the United States Department of Agriculture. Her professional interests include internal medicine, preventive care and wildlife rehabilitation.

When not providing excellent care for Green Forest Veterinary Hospital’s patients, Dr. Howard is spending time with her fiancé Tom and their English Bulldog named Mack and two cats, Stinky and Mini-Stinky.

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