Goosepond Animal Hospital

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1110 New York State Route 17M
Monroe, NY 10950

Driving Directions

(845) 783-2333


  • Hours:
  • Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tue: 9:00am - 7:00pm
  • Wed: 9:00am - 7:00pm
  • Thurs: 9:00am - 7:00pm
  • Fri: 9:00am- 5:00pm
  • Sat: 9:00am- 5:00pm
  • Sun: CLOSED

Established in 1966 at its present location, Goosepond Animal Hospital is one of the original veterinary practices in Orange County. We are dedicated to providing excellent and compassionate medical care to all of our patients, and have recently remodeled and enlarged our facility to accommodate the growing needs of our community.

Our highly trained staff is composed of five veterinarians, five New York State licensed veterinary technicians, veterinary assistants, kennel assistants, client service representatives and a caring management team. Our state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and facilities and our caring staff enables us to provide the best possible care and service for you and your pet.

Goosepond Animal Hospital is a full service small animal hospital. Patients are limited to dogs, cats, and certain exotic species. We offer annual health examinations, vaccinations, parasite control, medical treatment for illness, and surgical treatment. We do not do boarding in order to enable us to devote all of our time to treat medical patients.

Throughout the years we have been very grateful and proud to have been embraced by all who have put their trust in us to help their pets live healthy and happy lives. We will continue to do our very best now and in the future to provide the highest quality care for our patients and their owners.

Goosepond Animal Hospital Services

  • Anesthesia
  • Blood Transfusions
  • Dental Care
  • Emergency and Critical Care
  • Endoscopy
  • Euthanasia
  • Fully Stocked Pharmacy
  • Laboratory
  • Laser Therapy
  • Microchipping
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pain Management
  • Parasite Prevention and Control
  • Puppy and Kitten Care
  • Rabbits and Small Mammals
  • Radiology (X-Rays)
  • Senior Care
  • Surgery
  • Ultrasound
  • Vaccinations
  • Wellness Exams

Goosepond Animal Hospital Staff Profiles

Dr. Howard Rothenberg

Dr. Howard Rothenberg knew he wanted to become a veterinarian when he was eight years old. He earned a Bachelors degree in Biology at SUNY Stonybrook, and then went on to Veterinary School in the Philippines. Veterinary school was academically rigorous and living in the Philippine Islands provided him with a culturally rich experience as well. After returning to the United States, and passing licensing exams in several states, he practiced in Spring Valley, New York, and later in Greenwich, Connecticut. In March of 1988, Dr. Rothenberg moved to the Hudson Valley and became an associate veterinarian at Goosepond Animal Hospital. When Dr. Gilman retired in 1998, Dr. Rothenberg became the Sole Proprietor/Director of Goosepond. He has a special interest in orthopedic and soft tissue surgery and has attended extensive continuing education classes in both areas. Dr. Rothenberg is committed to medical excellence in himself and his staff. He takes an active role in making sure that the hospital is one that provides a high level of medical care, as well as compassion for clients and their animal companions.

Dr. Rothenberg is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, New York State Veterinary Medical Society, and American Animal Hospital Association.

Dr Rothenberg currently resides in the town of Blooming Grove with his family and pets. He enjoys golf, playing guitar and weight training. 
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Years in Practice: 28

Dr. Christopher Alwang

Dr. Alwang is a 1995 graduate of Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine in Alabama. He received his bachelors of science in biology from Cornell University. Dr. Alwang has been a member of the Goosepond family since 1995. His interests include general small animal medicine and surgery.

In his spare time he enjoys skiing, biking, birding, involvement in environmental and conservation issues and spending time with his two children.

His extended family includes two cats, Bella and Chase and a dog, Finley.
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Years in Practice: 21

Dr. Marci Scarano

Dr. Marci Scarano graduated from Mercy College with a Bachelor of Science Dergee in Pre Veterinary Medicine and Veterinary Technology. She worked as a licensed veterinary technician for two years prior to attending Ross University College of Veterinary Medicine. She performed her clinical year at Oklahoma State University and graduated in 2003.

Dr. Scarano worked as an associate veterinarian at the North Shore Animal League Veterinary Hospital in Port Washington, New York. She relocated to the Hudson Valley and began working at Goosepond Animal Hospital in 2005.

Dr. Scarano is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, and the New York State Veterinary Medical Society. During her spare time, she loves to have fun with her two sons. Her hobbies include crocheting and baking/cooking. She has two dogs, two cats and a husband.
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Years in Practice: 11