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Christoper Russell

DVM
Dr. Christopher Russell
Emergency Veterinarian
Emergency & Critical Care
Dr. Christopher Russell

At a Glance

Practicing Since:

2019

Board Certified:

Emergency & Critical Care

Specialties Include:

Autoimmune disease 
Endocrine disorders
Infectious disease 

My Pets:

Adopted stray cat Patrick Warburton
Dr. Russell is originally from Manhattan, and attended SUNY Buffalo and The City College of the City University of New York for his undergraduate degree. He then attended Ross University receiving his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine after completing a clinical year of study at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. Dr. Russell then completed a one-year rotating internship followed by a one-year Internal Medicine specialty internship at Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center of Westbury, and has joined the VREC Westbury team as a staff doctor. Dr. Russell's special interests include autoimmune disease, endocrine disorders, and infectious disease. When not in the hospital Dr. Russell enjoys reading, hiking, film, and spending time with his adopted stray cat Patrick Warburton.
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Emergency & Critical Care

Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center of Westbury is a 24-hour 365-day a year emergency referral center equipped with a staff of highly trained veterinarians and a dedicated nursing staff capable of providing emergency and critical care support. We provide after-hours, weekend and holiday emergency services when your regular veterinarian is not available. In case your pet needs additional specialty services, specialists from our surgery, neurology, oncology, and internal medicine departments are on-call and available to our Emergency/Critical Care Department and your pet.

Our Emergency & Critical Care Team

Veterinary Specialist
Emergency Veterinarian
Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center of Westbury

609-5 Cantiague Rock Road

Westbury, NY 11590

Main: 516-420-0000

Fax: 516-420-0122

Hospital Hours:

    Mon-Sun: Open 24 hours

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