289 Dongan Hills Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10305 Directions (718) 987-7777 E-mail Us at info@dhvp.orgFollow Us on Pinterest

Regular Office Hours: 9am - 8pm Monday through Friday, 9am - 3pm Saturdays, closed Sundays


Our Veterinarians

Dr. Allison Brown

Dr. Allison BrownDr. Allison Brown joined DHVP in July of 1995 as a veterinary assistant and went on to become a licensed veterinary technician 3 years later.

After receiving guidance and encouragement from Dr. Carreras, she went on to veterinary school, receiving her DVM with Honors from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. In July 2012 she became co-owner of DHVP and strives to maintain the excellence in veterinary medicine and surgery set forth by her mentor, Dr. Carreras. When Dr. Brown is not on the job caring for her patients she enjoys spending time with her husband, two children and 3 other furry babies!

Dr. Rodney Jerger

Dr. Rodney JergerDr. Rodney Jerger graduated with honors from Ross university School of veterinary medicine in July 2005, followed by a 1-year rotating internship at metropolitan veterinary specialist in Akron, Ohio. Dr. Jerger continued his career development in NYC practicing medicine and surgery at Park East veterinary hospital and Richmond Valley animal hospital. Dr. Jerger went on to become a mobile ASPCA surgeon in addition to working per diem for the animal care and control of Staten Island. Dr. Jerger joined DHVP in 2012 as well as becoming co-owner of the practice.

After Hurricane Sandy, Dr. Jerger played a vital role in rebuilding DHVP and worked endlessly to sustain the practice. Dr. Jerger enjoys spending down time with his wife, two children, two dogs and axle the cat, but especially loves to cheer on his favorite sporting teams from his hometown of Cincinnati!

Dr. Thomas Carreras

Dr. CarrerasBorn in a country village in the Campania region of Italy, Dr. Carreras' family immigrated to the United States in the early 60's. His family settled in the Dyker Heights section of Brooklyn where he attended junior and senior high school. Dr. Carreras went on to receive his BA from Hunter College and then returned to Italy to attend his father's alma mater, The University of Naples School of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Thomas Carreras received his DVM degree in January 1980 and had the incredible fortune to meet his mentor, Dr. Frank Borzio, to whom he his immensely grateful. He then went on to establish his own practice, Dongan Hills Veterinary Practice, in 1986.

Dr. Carreras' family consists of his wife Barbara, his sons Anthony and Edward and their wives Adrienne and Robyn, his grandchildren Sophia and Calvin and his schnauzers Link and Daisy.

Our Veterinary Staff


Jessica joined Dongan Hills Veterinary Practice in August 2014. Jessica knew from any early age that she had a calling for animals and made that dream come true by Graduating from Bergen County Community College with a Degree in Veterinary Technology. Along with caring for all of the patients of DHVP she also dotes over her 3 dogs Jake, Baylee, Piston and 2 turtles. Jessica also enjoys babysitting her 1 year old nephew and walking her dogs.


Kaitlin is in her third semester of Penn Foster’s Veterinary Technician program, expected to graduate in 2015. Kaitlin began at Dongan Hills Veterinary Practice as an intern, working under the guidance of Doctor Allison Brown. She was then later hired as a full time Veterinary Technician where she can follow her passion working with animals. In her spare time, Kaitlin enjoys cooking and spending quiet nights in relaxing with her three fur babies, Madison and Zaza the trouble making Chihuahuas, and Kiki the cat.