On October 20, Dr. Robert B. Cohen, Co-Director of the Bay Street Animal Hospital, was honored with a Distinguished Alumni Award from his undergraduate alma mater, the University of Delaware (www.canr.udel.edu). The award was based on a “clear record of outstanding career accomplishments, service, and leadership to the profession, and community service…”
Dr. Cohen graduated from the University of Delaware with a Degree with Distinction in 1972. He went on to attend the prestigious University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, where he was awarded the coveted American Animal Hospital Association Student Achievement award for outstanding clinical performance. Dr. Cohen continued his post-graduate veterinary medical and surgical training at the world’s largest teaching animal hospital, The Animal Medical Center of New York (www.amcny.org).
While at AMC, Dr. Cohen founded, with another veterinary cardiologist, a high-tech innovative computer-based cardiac and internal medicine consulting service for veterinarians. The venture evolved into the world’s largest provider of veterinary consulting services, CardioPet. AMC and Dr. Cohen sold their interests in the company in 1987. Today, the consulting service continues in worldwide use as part of Idexx Laboratories companion veterinary services program.
The Bay Street Animal Hospital on Staten Island
Dr. Cohen came to Staten Island in 1988 and developed several private practices, including Rosebank Veterinary Practice. It was here that Dr. Cohen teamed up with Dr. Theresa Ann Cavallaro and blended their professional skills. In 1995, the team opened South Shore Veterinary Practice.
In 2002, Dr. Cohen and Dr. Cavallaro left South Shore and established a larger, state-of-the-art facility — Bay Street Animal Hospital — a six-doctor, full-service veterinary practice. BSAH has developed into one of the largest animal hospitals on Staten Island, and has, over the years, been providing its patients with 24/7 comprehensive care. The facility houses an adjacent residence for veterinary staff. Services include emergency pet care; pet surgery; pet grooming; holistic and alternative pet medical treatments, such as acupuncture; and a pet boarding hotel. This spring, BSAH will be opening up an outdoor weather-protected 1,000-sq.-ft year-round sanitary green space, which will contain large runs and a communal play area for dogs. (www.baystanimalhospital.com)