Dr. Richard Selkowitz DVM:
Dr. Selkowitz is a native of Long Island, growing up in Huntington. He began working in the animal health care field in high school caring for animals in the Animal Sciences Department at SUNY Farmingdale. He completed his undergraduate studies at SUNY Oswego where he graduated with honors in 1994. He then gained admission to the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. He was one of four students from outside of the state of Texas to be admitted. While there he received the Ben T. & Mattie Little scholarship for academic achievement. He graduated from veterinary school in 1998 and returned to Long Island. He worked as an associate for 8 years in East Islip and Huntington Bay. During this time Dr. Selkowitz also worked extensively as an emergency clinician at some of the largest veterinary hospitals in the area including Long Island Veterinary Specialists, The Center for Specialized Veterinary Care, NY Specialty Center, and the Nassau Animal Emergency Clinic. In 2005 he took over the East Rockaway Veterinary Hospital from Dr. Theodorson. His special interests include surgery and advanced dentistry. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, New York State Veterinary Association, Long Island Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Veterinary Dental Society. He currently lives in Seaford. Outside of work he can generally be found at the Nassau Coliseum rooting for the NY Islanders, riding his bike at Jones Beach, or taking classes at the Institute of Culinary Education.