The Woods Avenue Animal Clinic Staff


Dr. Gower has been licensed since 1983 in the veterinary field. After having worked at his clinic in Brooklyn for the past 20 years, he is pleased to return to Oceanside, the town where he graduated from high school, and open the Woods Avenue Animal Clinic. Dr. Gower is actively involved in continuing education on local, national web conferences and maintains deep professional commitment to ongoing research and education of small animal diseases.  He and his wife, Valerie, love spending time with their six children who are an enormous part of their lives and an ongoing source of joy! 


Jon has been an employee at the Woods Avenue Animal Clinic for five years. He attended Nassau Community College and now works part time at South Nassau hospital in Manhasset.  He is very knowledgeable in all aspects of the clinic and is very handy. When he is not at the clinic, he enjoys exercising and playing with his cat Gino.


Margaret has been running the front desk for over six years and knows how to make all of our clients feel welcome.  Her wit and compassion truly make her an asset to the clinic. 


Angela comes to us after moving back from California's central coast where she worked on a wild horse sanctuary.  She moved there shortly after graduating Johnson & Wales University with a B.S. in Equine Business Management.  When she isn't working at the clinic she's writing articles for an equine magazine.

Adriana is a veterinary student at the University of Glasgow in Scotland.  She began working at the clinic three years ago as an assistant and receptionist.  When she's not in school or working Adriana enjoys spending time with her two cats, Simon and Sylvester.  She also devotes her time to traveling the world and was recently exploring Paris, Italy and London. 
We are proud to announce that Rob has recently gotten accepted to the Michigan State University and Cornell University Colleges of Veterinary Medicine!  Throughout his life, Rob has always had plenty of pets growing up and treats every animal with the care and compassion he would his own.  He really enjoys working with Dr. Gower and the staff at the clinic and is always willing to lend a helping hand. 
Erin came to the clinic for a part time summer job and has become a valuable member of the team.  Erin is a freshman in the University of Buffalo and has plans to go to vet school upon graduation.  Erin enjoys swimming and is a certified lifeguard.  
Matt started working at Woods Ave Animal Clinic this winter and has already stepped up to help Dr. Gower handling pets and speaking with clients.  After graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree from SUNY Oneonta Matt worked as a Camp Supervisor at School 2 with Department of Community Activities .  We look forward to introducing all our clients to this new staff member.  

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3 Davison Avenue West
Oceanside, NY 11572
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