Dr. Bridget Brooke graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and has been in practice on Long Island for over 30 years. She is experienced in small animal and exotic medicine and surgery. Wildlife rehabilitation has been a life-long passion and continues to be a major involvement. Dr. Brooke also assists many of the local domestic animal rescue organizations providing, as always, a caring and sensitive environment while delivering the highest quality medical treatment.
"As far back as I can remember, we always had cats and dogs in our house. I remember my mother feeding baby sparrows with an eyedropper. Also memorable is the time that my parents woke me up in the middle of the night to watch our cat having kittens. I always knew that I wanted to work with animals. The best job in the world is being a veterinarian." So says Dr. Tripodi, our new associate.
Dr. Tripodi did her undergraduate work at Fordham University Rose Hill Campus in the Bronx, NY and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Then followed ten years in art departments of advertising agencies in Manhattan, NY. The lure of working with animals beckoned and Dr. Tripodi returned to school to attend Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY. She graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Technology. This was followed by veterinary training at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Mississippi State University where Dr. Tripodi graduated in 1995 as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Tripodi's initial work experience was in Brooklyn at the Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital in Park Slope. After five years, Dr. Tripodi moved to working on the south shore of Long Island. She was at the Wantagh Animal Hospital for twelve years. Now, Dr. Tripodi is excited to be working at My Pet's Vet.
At home, Dr. Tripodi shares her space with two cats, a bunny and a happy roly-poly pug. Her hobbies include watching classic movies with the iconic stars of old Hollywood.
Dr. Gagliano is a native Long Islander, having grown up in Deer Park. Knowing at a young age that she wanted to work with animals, she set out on her journey to become a veterinarian. She began her studies at Delaware Valley University and obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Small Animal Science. Her love for travel lead her to St. Kitts where she studied at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and received her Doctorate Degree. Her studies included clinical rotations at Oklahoma State University. Upon completion she returned home to Long Island and has spent time working at area hospitals and animal shelters. Ultimately her passion for animals has brought her back to My Pet's Vet, where she is excited to once again be part of a team that practices quality medicine and exhibits care and compassion. Her professional interests include surgery, dentistry and shelter medicine. When not in the office, she loves to work out, travel, read, and spend time with her family, friends and of course her dogs Kylie and Koda.
Kim Barlowe was born in Brooklyn, NY. At the age of four her family moved and she was raised in a small beach town on the North Shore of Long Island where she developed an interest in traveling and a fascination with the ocean, especially fish and marine mammals. She completed a degree in Marine Biology with a minor in Psychology at Roger Williams University in Rhode Island. During high school and college she volunteered at the NY Aquarium working with marine mammals including everything from behavioral observations to detailed acoustical sampling and analysis.
Dr. Tradel Harris graduated from Cornell University Veterinary School and practiced mixed (large, small and exotic) animal practice in New Jersey before relocating back to Long Island in 2012. She worked as a veterinary technician in various specialty and emergency hospitals before pursuing her DVM. Dr. Harris feels that pets are family members and prides herself on offering tailored individual care to each patient.
Her veterinary interests include dermatology and ophthalmology and she published a research article on cytology of the ear in 2012. She was awarded a scholarship in feline medicine while at Cornell and she holds a special fondness for feline patients. Her outside interests include performing arts, such as dance, as well as spending time with her family. She lives in Suffolk County with her fiance Chris and her 2 tabby cats Olivia Benson and Theodore Roosevelt.