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Ronald A. Coiro DVM

A native New Yorker, Dr. Coiro grew up on Long Island. Dr. Coiro loved working with animals ever since he was a child, and knew early-on that he wanted to become a veterinarian.

Dr. Coiro attended Salisbury University in Maryland, where he majored in Biology and Chemistry. Receiving his Bachelor's Degree in 1986, he then went on to attend Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine, earning his Veterinary Medical degree in 1990. After graduation, Dr. Coiro trained at various hospitals and emergency centers in Chicago, Maryland, Indiana and Illinois, before coming back home to practice medicine on Long Island.
He currently resides in Hauppauge with his wife, three children, and 5 dogs.



Dr. Coiro's professional interests include avian and exotic animal medicine, ophthalmology, internal medicine, and surgery. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the New York Veterinary Medical Society, the Long Island Veterinary Medical Association, and the Mid-Atlantic States Association of Avian Veterinarians.



An avid outdoorsman, when he is not busy with his duties at the hospital, Dr. Coiro enjoys fishing, hiking, kayaking, and attending his children's little league games.


Vincent Baldino DVM

Born in Molinara, Italy; Dr. Baldino grew up in Oyster Bay, New York.

Dr. Baldino attended Rider College in New Jersey, where he majored in Biology. Receiving his Bachelor's Degree in Biology in 1974, Dr. Baldino went on to study at the prestigious University of Perugia in Italy, earning his degree in veterinary medicine in 1983. After graduation Dr. Baldino continued his education at the Animal Medical Center in New York City, completing his post-graduate training in 1985.



Currently licensed in New York and California, Dr. Baldino traveled extensively throughout the world before coming back to practice medicine on Long Island. Currently he resides in Smithtown with his wife and son.

A member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Dr. Baldino's professional interests include oncology, internal medicine, and emergency medicine and surgery. When he is not busy with his duties at Smithaven Veterinary Hospital, he enjoys baseball (he is a long-suffering Chicago Cubs fan), gardening, and wine-making.


Illoneete Cohen DVM

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Originally from Brooklyn, Dr. Cohen’s family moved to Long Island when she was very young, and have since then called it home.

Dr. Cohen attended Stony Brook University and graduated with a degree in Biology. During that time she worked as a veterinary assistant here at Smithaven Veterinary Hospital. She attended veterinary school at St. George’s University, and completed her clinical studies at the University of Pennsylvania, where she graduated with honors of Magna Cum Laude.

After graduation Dr. Cohen went on to complete an internship in small animal medicine at the ASPCA in New York City. There she participated in a study on the welfare of cats post perineal urethrostomy, and was published in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery. After continuing her training at various hospitals and facilities, Dr. Cohen returned home to Smithaven Veterinary Hospital where she is pursuing her professional interests of surgery and internal medicine.

Currently residing in Huntington, Dr. Cohen lives with her husband, her cat Tiger Lily, and her dog Jack Sparrow. She loves all things nerdy, and her hobbies include playing board games and video games, and attending various anime conventions.