Dakota Veterinary Center

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381 Dobbs Ferry Rd
White Plains, NY 10607

Driving Directions

(914) 421-0020


Email: dpizzolodvc@gmail.com

  • Hours:
  • Mon, Tue: 8:30am - 5:30pm
  • Wed, Thu: 8:30am - 7:00pm
  • Fri: 8:30am - 5:30pm
  • Sat: 8:30am - 12:30pm
  • Sun: Closed

The Dakota Veterinary Center approaches veterinary medicine based on an intense desire to help your pet live a long, healthy, and happy life. Whether your pet walks, swims, slithers or flies they are all welcome here! We promise to treat your pet as if it were our own. Your pet is a vital, irreplaceable part of your life and we are honored that you are considering us to care for your loved one. We welcome you to call or come visit us and meet our team!

Dakota Veterinary Center Services

  • Anesthesia
  • Bathing
  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Birds (Avian Medicine)
  • Blood Transfusions
  • Boarding
  • Dental Care
  • Digital Dental Radiography
  • Emergency and Critical Care
  • Endoscopy
  • Fully Stocked Pharmacy
  • Grooming
  • Hospice and Euthanasia Services
  • House Calls
  • Laboratory
  • Laser Therapy
  • Microchipping
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pain Management
  • Parasite Prevention and Control
  • Puppy and Kitten Care
  • Rabbits and Small Mammals
  • Radiology (X-Rays)
  • Reptiles
  • Senior Care
  • Surgery
  • Ultrasound
  • Vaccinations
  • Wellness Exams
  • Zoo / Farm Animals

Dakota Veterinary Center Staff Profiles

Dr. Gilbert Stanzione

Veterinarian / Owner
Dr. Gil Stanzione attended the University of Vermont, graduating summa cum laude with a degree in animal science. He spent three years in the mammal department at the Bronx Zoo as a menagerie zookeeper. He then attended Ross Veterinary School, graduating in 1991 with honors.

After graduation, he worked in both small animal medicine and emergency medicine on Long Island. In 1998 he opened his practice in Ardsley, New York and in 2001 he moved the practice to White Plains. In addition to his clinical work with companion animals, Dr. Stanzione is the attending veterinarian for several private zoos in Westchester. He works extensively with the NYC House Rabbit Society.

Dr. Stanzione's passion is his children: he has a son, Nick, a baseball fanatic, and a daughter, Julia, who at age five, decided she will take over her father's veterinary practice one day.
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Years in Practice: 24

Ross University, 1991

Small Animal, Exotics and Rabbits

Dr. Peter Michalek

Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Peter Michalek has been practicing at the Dakota Veterinary Center for over five years. He completed his education and received his veterinary degree from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. He also completed a year of clinical training at The University of Minnesota prior to joining Dr. Stanzione. His primary interests include small animal internal medicine, surgery, and emergency medicine.

Prior to vet school, Dr. Michalek worked for several years as a veterinary technician in NY and Massachusetts, gaining experience with both small and large animals. He also spent time working in wildlife centers throughout the Northeast.

Dr. "Pete" is a native of Long Island, NY and currently resides in Connecticut with his wife. Away from work, Dr. Pete enjoys playing ice hockey and golf, spending time outdoors, and being with friends and family as much as possible.
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Years in Practice: 8

Ross University, 2007