Dr. Deborah Wheat began her veterinary career as a young woman in her hometown of Baldwin, Long island. She loved the animals of her neighbors and soon started work at various animal hospitals and groomers in the area. After high school, Dr. Wheat received her Bachelors of Science Degree from Hofstra University. She went on to receive her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2004.
After receiving her degree, Dr. Wheat moved back to her home on Long Island to begin her career. She first began practicing at Bellport Animal Hospital and Family Pet Clinic. She has recently opened her own practice in Bayport, Long Island called Bayport Veterinary Hospital. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Yorkie 911 Rescue.
Somehow, between school and career, Dr. Wheat found time to marry her loving husband Matthew. Dr. Wheat and her husband have two beautiful children, Owen and Josie, who are already looking into the medical field at ages five and three respectively. She has also extended her family to the four-legged variety as well. Dr. Wheat has a 10 year old Bull Mastiff named Lulu, a ten year old Yorkie mix named Frida and two cats named Benjamin and Earl. All of Dr. Wheat’s furry family are rescues. Dr. Wheat believes that all animals deserve a home and they provide the love and support every family needs.
Dr. Crystal Gooss was born and raised in Queens, New York. She received her Bachelor's and Veterinary Degrees from Kansas State University. She has practiced small animal medicine and surgery on Long Island for the over 15 years. Her special interest is in senior veterinary medicine. In her free time she loves running, camping, and playing sports with her husband and two boys. Her house is filled with three cats, one dog, and lots of fish.
Heather obtained her Veterinary Technician license from SUNY Canton in 1997 and completed a Bachelor’s degree in Zoology from SUNY Oswego two years later. Heather has a passion for working with cats and treats all animals in her care as if they were her own. She lives in Sayville with her husband, 3 cats, and 1 dog. When not at the hospital Heather enjoys hiking, skiing, and antiquing.
Christina is a Veterinary Assistant that joined our team in August 2016. Originally from Brooklyn, Christina made the move to Suffolk Count in 2005. Even as a small child she knew she had a passion to work with animals and felt a deep compassion for them. Although new to the medical field, Christina has had years of experience working with animals as an advocate, pet-sitter, and foster mom to abandoned felines and turtles. She is proud to deliver comfort to every patient being seen, but has a soft-spot for rescues that require a little extra love and attention. In her spare time Christina enjoys spending time with her cats, Babo and Bug, watching horror movies, going to concerts and spending time in nature