About Us

And it all began with an island dog...

Meet Calla, our Grenandian Pothound who started this all... 

About Us:

Carolyn Clarke DVM, DACVIM - Small Animal Internal Medicine

Carolyn was born and raised in Long Island, New York. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from Binghamton University in 1998. Knowing she wanted to pursue her childhood dream of becoming a veterinarian, she went back to school at Queens College in Flushing and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology. She then earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from St. George's University in 2005. After graduation she completed a rotating internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at Fifth Avenue Veterinary Specialist in Manhattan and then completed a three year Internal Medicine residency at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists in Houston, Texas. Following completion of her residency, she moved back to New York where she worked at the Veterinary Emergency and Referral Group (VERG) South in Brooklyn from 2009 until its closing in April 2019. While at VERG, she gained extensive experience in managing hospitalized and critical patients in addition to treating patients with acute and chronic illnesses. Her professional interests include endocrinology, gastroenterology, hematology, infectious diseases, emergency medicine and critical care. 

Garrett Coleman, DVM MS

Garrett was also born and raised in Long Island, New York. Like most veterinarians, he also pursued his love of animals from a young age. However, growing up on the water his love included the ocean. He received a Bachelors of Science in Marine Biology from the University of New Hampshire and a Masters of Science in Marine Biology from UMASS-Dartmouth, completing his research thesis in parasitology. He earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from St. George's University in 2005, after completing his fourth year clinical rotations at North Carolina State Veterinary School. Garrett has worked as a general practitioner for over 14 years and has extensive experience in both elective and general abdominal surgery. Always having an interest in diagnostic imaging, he enrolled in an intensive year-long training course in thoracic and abdominal ultrasound at the Sound Academy of Veterinary Imaging in Arlington, TX in 2017. Since completing this training he has worked to hone his skills with hours of practice and the help of his wife, Carolyn. He is a member of the American College of Veterinary Radiology Ultrasound Society.