Education: Ross University, Louisiana State University
Dr. Jonathan Bingham is one of our overnight emergency veterinarians. Veterinary medicine is actually a second career for Dr. Bingham. He started off as a teacher, obtaining a Master’s in Biology from St. John’s University. For five years he taught Biology, Chemistry and Physics at a prestigious private high school on the south shore, and also was an adjunct professor of Biology and Anatomy & Physiology at Suffolk County Community College (a position he still holds part-time!). With a love for animals and passion to become a veterinarian, Dr. Bingham went back to school and obtained his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University, where he graduated with honors in 2013. He completed his clinical year at Louisiana State University. Dr. Bingham practiced for a few years on Long Island prior to joining our team. In his spare time he can be found fishing on the south shore.
Education: University of Florida
Dr. Irma Manasherov was born in Georgia, Former Soviet Republic and moved to New York City when she was a young girl. She speaks Georgian and Russian fluently. She received a Bachelor's in Biology from Boston University and received her DVM from University of Florida. Dr. Irma completed her internship at Hollywood Animal Hospital in sunny south Florida. She then went on to work as an emergency doctor at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in New Jersey before joining our team at West Hills. Dr. Irma is very happy to be back in Queens and practicing in New York. She has a Quaker parrot named Goscha and a cat named Lily who get along famously. Goscha often sleeps on her shoulder while Lily slumbers on her lap. Dr. Manasherov enjoys learning how to cook delicious Georgian food from her grandmother. She is mildly obsessed with Starbucks and is often found reading a book and enjoying their beverages during her free time.
Education: North Carolina State University
Jordan Sauer, DVM, received his BS in Animal Science from Rutgers University in 2008. He then received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. He pursued further training by completing a one-year small animal internship at Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. Following his internship, Dr. Sauer worked as an emergency veterinarian in Northern NJ for five years. Dr. Sauer currently lives in Great Neck with his wife, daughter, dog and cat. His interests include emergency medicine, cardiology and surgery.
Education: Cornell University
Dr. Jared Coren is proud to be a part of the West Hills team and the medical director of the West Hills Family of Hospitals. Being the son of Dr. Alan Coren, he grew up going to work with his dad and has filled a variety of roles at West Hills Animal Hospital over the years. He obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree from Cornell University, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. He then pursued his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University, graduating in the Top 10% of his class. Dr. Jared was inducted into the Phi Zeta Honor Society as a third year veterinary student, an honor reserved for the top ranked members in the class. While in veterinary school, Dr. Jared was a two-time award winner of the Finger Lakes Kennel Club Award, an award given to a student that displayed a strong interest in purebred dogs. He was also awarded the AKC Veterinary Outreach Award for his dedication to the health and well-being of companion animals. As a 4th year veterinary student Dr. Jared received The Neuroanatomy and Clinical Neurology Award for his outstanding expertise and interest in Neurology.
After veterinary school, Dr. Jared pursued an internship in medicine and surgery at the prestigious Animal Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Jared has a strong interest in Ophthalmology, Internal Medicine (especially endocrine disorders), and Reproduction. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, New York Veterinary Medical Society, and the Long Island Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Jared has been nominated for Best Veterinarian on Long Island from 2014-2019. He currently lives in New York City with his wife, Jessica, daughter, Dylan, and Rhodesian Ridgeback, Kobe.
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Education: Ross University, University of Florida
Dr. Jessica Ferrara knew she wanted to be a vet for as long as she could remember. She grew up in Suffolk County and got her Bachelor’s of Science in Biology at Seton Hall University. She then moved down to the Caribbean and attended veterinary school at Ross University on the tiny island of St. Kitts, where she met and adopted her sweet ‘coconut retriever’ dog, Honey. She then completed her clinical year at the University of Florida. She decided to move back home to Long Island to be with family and join the West Hills team as a rotating intern. Her professional interests include diagnostic imaging, oncology, and integrative medicine.
Dr. Ferrara loves to watch movies, read, and hang out with friends and family, along with her 3 cats Lila, Cody, and Marilyn and other dog Piper, a 1-year-old pitbull mix.
Education: Tufts University
Dr. Beth Goodland was born and raised on Long Island. She received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware with a double major in Animal Biosciences and Agriculture. During this time, she also spent time working with a number of local organizations on Long Island with animals of all shapes and sizes. Dr. Goodland then attended Tufts University’s Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine where she completed a doctorate degree in veterinary medicine. She pursued further training by completing a one-year small animal internship at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in New Jersey. Dr. Goodland shares her home with 3 cats, 1 dog and 1 rabbit. Her professional interests include emergency medicine and exotic companion mammal medicine. In her free time she enjoys indoor rock climbing, hiking and spending time with her family.
Education: Ross University, Auburn University
Dr. Jessica Langdon was born and raised on Long Island, NY. She has known she has wanted to be a veterinarian since she was 5 years old and has never looked back. Dr. Langdon grew up riding horses, owning a paint horse named Max as a young girl. While receiving her B.S. in Animal Sciences from Auburn University (WAR EAGLE!), Dr. Langdon rode for Auburn’s IHSA equestrian team. She then moved abroad to the beautiful island of St. Kitts where she received her DVM from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, returning to Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine to complete her final year of clinical training.
After being away from NY for almost 8 years, Dr. Langdon decided to return home to start her career at West Hills Animal Hospital. Her professional interests are surgery, oncology and emergency medicine. Dr. Langdon has four animals of her own, a Siberian Husky named Laika, a “Coconut Retriever” she rescued from St. Kitts named Baloo, and two rescue Siamese cats named Miss Meow and Lady Whiskers. In her spare time, she enjoys horseback riding, going to the beach or hiking with her dogs, and the gym.
Education: Ross University, Oklahoma State University
Dr. Pirolo has a BS in Animal Science from the University of Vermont and graduated from the Ross University or Veterinary Medicine in 2015. She attended her clinical rotations in Oklahoma State University. Prior to joining West Hills Animal Hospital & Emergency Center, Dr. Pirolo worked at CVA Hauppauge Animal Hospital for a number of years. She has two Caribbean street dogs (also known as Coconut Retrievers) adopted from St. Kitts: Missy and Homer. Dr. Pirolo enjoys traveling, relaxing in hammocks, dancing and more specifically, competitive ballroom dancing.
Education: Cornell University
Dr. Stacey A. Ries is a graduate of Cornell University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Animal Science in 1991 and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. Dr. Ries grew up in the Adirondacks but has been practicing on Long Island since 1998. While the focus of Dr. Ries’ career has been providing exceptional client and patient care in General Small Animal Practice, she has also worked in Emergency/ Critical Care settings and spent two very rewarding years in Shelter Medicine as a staff veterinarian at The Michigan Humane Society in Detroit.
When not at work, Dr. Ries enjoys gardening, alpine mountaineering, ice climbing, Obstacle Course Racing and spending time with her family. She currently “shares her home with” (code phrase for “lives to serve”) five guinea pigs, a former junkyard cat named Opie and an intolerably spoiled Beagle Mutt named Thelma.
Education: Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala
Dr. Rodriguez was born in New Orleans, LA and was raised in Guatemala City. She attended veterinary school at Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala, the only veterinary school in the country. After graduating from vet school she worked in Guatemala’s national zoo La Aurora as a veterinarian for 5 years. Dr. Rodriguez moved to Mississippi where she worked as a veterinary technician while obtaining certification by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) through the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG). Dr. Rodriguez then did two small animal internships prior to joining our hospital as a staff veterinarian. Outside of work, Dr. Rodriguez enjoys outdoor activities and watching sports with her dog Chino who she raised since he was 2 weeks old.
Education: Royal Veterinary College in London
Dr. Rumer was born and raised in Southern California. She obtained her Bachelors in Psychology at Columbia University. Following her undergraduate education Dr. Rumer worked in a veterinary clinic in DC for 2 years before attending the Royal Veterinary College in London. After graduating veterinary school, she joined West Hills Animal Hospital & Emergency Center. Her interests include emergency medicine and surgery. Dr. Rumer enjoys reading, riding horses and hiking with her dog, Bug.
Education: University of Pennsylvania
Jennifer Sorowitz received her BA in Biology from Swarthmore College and her VMD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. A native New Yorker, she has practiced small animal medicine in Queens and Nassau. She enjoys internal medicine, especially the diagnoses and treatment of challenging cases, working with her teammates so that pets can remain healthy members of their families. She values client communication, whether it be putting owners at ease dealing with the stress of a pet's illness, or emphasizing the importance of client education and preventative medicine so that patients can live long, healthy lives. She has been certified in Low Stress Handling, which enables her to use techniques to help put pets at ease when interacting with them during examinations.
Outside of work, Dr. Sorowitz enjoys baking, expressing creativity through gastronomic sweets for family and friends. She lives in Queens with her husband, daughter Isabella, and three cats, Dexter, Jax, and Tyrion.
Education: Ross University, Louisiana State University
Dr. Kristen Szendrey is originally from Long Island, NY. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Sacred Heart University with a major in Biology and minor in Chemistry. After her undergraduate degree, Dr. Szendrey attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and completed her clinical year a LSU (Geaux Tigers!). Dr. Szendrey then completed a rotating internship in medicine and surgery at Atlantic Coast Veterinary Specialists in Bohemia. Following her internship, Dr. Szendrey moved to Maryland for a few years and was a veterinarian at a large general practice and emergency facility, similar to West Hills Animal Hospital & Emergency Center. She is excited to be back home and join the WHAH family. Dr. Szendrey's special interest is in exotic species, but she loves dogs and cats just the same.
When not at work, you will find Dr Szendrey hiking with her dog Khaleesi, reading, and attending sporting events and concerts.
Education: University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Becca Warns grew up in Charlottesville, VA. She graduated from Boston College with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She later moved to Philadelphia to attend veterinary school at the University of Pennsylvania. Afterwards, she completed a small animal medicine, surgery, and emergency internship in Brooklyn. Her professional interests include internal medicine and cardiology. Dr. Warns lives in Queens with her husband (Tom), their two cats (Wilma and Brooklyn), a corn snake (Slinky), and dozens of fish. In her free time she loves running, reading, spending time with family and friends, and exploring New York.