Bellerose Animal Hospital

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242-01 Jamaica Ave.
Bellerose, NY 11426

Driving Directions

(718) 347-1057


  • Hours:
  • Mon-Fri: 9:00am - 10:00pm
  • Sat: 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Sun: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Bellerose Animal Hospital is a full-service facility that strives to provide the very best veterinary care to our patients. Our highly trained staff of professionals and state-of-the-art equipment are just part of the story. Every dedicated member of our staff will treat you and your pets with courtesy, compassion, and respect, while offering quality care and customer service. Our practice provides a diverse group of services to promote overall patient health, so call today to speak with one of our caring professionals or to schedule an appointment for your pet.

El Hospital de Animales de Bellerose les da la bienvenida a la comunidad hispana. Nuestro hospital esta equipado con todo lo que su mascota requiera. La mayoria de nuestros empleados hablan espanol incluyendo: recepcionistas, asistentes y hasta uno de nuestros doctores (Dr. Mariliz Hernandez) y todos estan entrenados para asistirles con cualquiera de sus necesidades. Pueden visitar nuestra pagina electronica para que puedan ver una lista de todos nuestros servicios. Esperamos verlos pronto.

Bellerose Animal Hospital Services

  • Anesthesia
  • Bathing
  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Blood Transfusions
  • Boarding
  • Dental Care
  • Emergency and Critical Care
  • Endoscopy
  • Fully Stocked Pharmacy
  • Grooming
  • Hospice and Euthanasia Services
  • House Calls
  • Laboratory
  • Laser Therapy
  • Late Appointments (10pm)
  • Microchipping
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pain Management
  • Parasite Prevention and Control
  • Puppy and Kitten Care
  • Radiology (X-Rays)
  • Senior Care
  • Surgery
  • Ultrasound
  • Vaccinations
  • Wellness Exams

Bellerose Animal Hospital Staff Profiles

Dr. Mariliz Hernandez

Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Dr. Mariliz Hernandez attended the University of Puerto Rico, Arecibo, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in microbiology. As a student, she earned a deep-sea diving certificate, which allowed her to pursue research on the diseases of the coral reef. Dr. Hernandez received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Tuskegee University in 2002. After graduation, she worked in private practice in Queens, New York, before joining the Bellerose Animal Hospital veterinary team in November 2006.

With professional interests in surgery, internal medicine, and dermatology of dogs and cats, Dr. Hernandez enjoys practicing general veterinary medicine and surgery. Fluent in Spanish, she loves interacting with people and helping her clients and their pets. This personal commitment, evidenced in her interest and caring, brings warmth and compassion to her medicine, which her clients love.

Outside of the veterinary practice, Dr. Hernandez likes to spend her free time with her pets. They include Jack, a boxer; Tito, a Chihuahua; and Harley and Scratch, two male cats. She is married to Rick, who shares responsibility for their furry family, all of whom are rescue animals. Fascinated by the beauty of the sea, Dr. Hernandez’s undergraduate interest in saltwater fish continues in her home, where she maintains a 200-gallon coral reef tank. She also enjoys traveling to the Caribbean for vacations, sightseeing, and visiting her family.
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Years in Practice: 10

University of Puerto Rico, Tuskegee University

Dr. Andrew Karmin

Medical Director
Dr. Andrew Karmin received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine and has served as the director of Bellerose Animal Hospital for more than 30 years. As hospital director, he has been an innovator and forerunner in the field of veterinary medicine and veterinary surgery. He has always strived to provide the most up-to-date, gold-standard veterinary medical and surgical care, equipment, and expertise at Bellerose Animal Hospital.

Dr. Karmin has served as past president for the Veterinary Medical Association of New York City and is a member of the advisory board of LaGuardia Community College Veterinary Nursing program. He is an advocate for veterinary nursing, particularly critical care nursing, and encourages all of Bellerose’s veterinary technicians to further their education. He schedules a full complement of veterinary continuing education programs in the hospital for doctors, veterinary technicians, and technicians and also attends continuing education meetings outside the animal hospital. His special interests include surgery, internal medicine, and oncology.

Dr. Karmin and his wife, Ann, Bellerose Animal Hospital’s office manager, often share their home with their granddog, Guilly, a golden retriever.
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Years in Practice: 47

Cornell University

Surgery, internal medicine and oncology

Dr. Danielle Delfino

Dr. Danielle Delfino comes to us from one of the leading specialty teaching hospitals in Manhattan, where she completed an internship in general medicine and surgery. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University following a yearlong clinical rotation at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. Born in upstate New York, Dr. Delfino completed her bachelor of science in biology at Siena College, where she was named Presidential Scholar. In addition, Dr. Delfino was awarded the American Association of Feline Practitioners Scholarship based on her great interest and care toward felines and feline medicine.

Her interest in wildlife veterinary medicine took her to Nelspruit, South Africa, where she worked in the field of conservation and medicine including the capture and microchipping of white rhinoceroses, the relocation of wildlife, and buffalo TB testing. Her professional interests include internal medicine and oncology.

Outside of the office, Dr. Delfino enjoys NYC life and fine dining. She shares her home with her cats, Lou and Indy, and Olive, her rescue pit bull.
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Years in Practice: 8

Ross University, University of Illinois