Harborside Veterinary Hospital

Hours of Operation:

Mon, Wed, Fri
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tue, Thu*
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

*Some exceptions allowed for appointments to 8pm.
Call for up to date hours.

Halesite, NY Veterinarians

James D. Frevola, DVM

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Dr. James Frevola opened Harborside Veterinary Hospital in 1985 and has cared for pets in the Long Island area for more than two decades. A native of Huntington, Dr. Frevola attended the University of New York at Oneonta and received his Bachelor's Degree in Biology in 1974. He continued his education at the University of Parma College of Veterinary Medicine in Italy and he was awarded his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1980. He also completed an internship at the Kansas State University School of Veterinary Medicine. His professional interests include internal medicine, orthopedic surgery and ultrasound.

Dr. Frevola is committed to continuing education and has received numerous continuing education certificates, including AO-ASIF principles of small animal fracture management (basic and advanced), Imex external fixation and eye surgery. He frequently attends continuing education courses in ultrasound and radiology, as well as the Atlantic Coast Veterinary Conference each year.

He and his wife, Carol, have three children, Garrett, Courtney and Rachael. The family's four legged companions include Gus, a Shiloh Shepherd, Lupo, a Miniature Pinscher, two cats, Bear and Jasmine, and two Quarter Horses, Jake and Frog. When he is not caring for the pets at the hospital he enjoys competing with his horse, Frog, in team penning, ranch sorting and mounted shooting. He is also an avid runner.

Laurie Sponza, VMD

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General practitioner at Harborside Veterinary Hospital since 2004, Dr. Laurie Sponza hails from Holtsville and attended Cornell University where she received her Bachelor's Degrees in Chemical Engineering and Biology in 1992. She continued her education at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and was awarded her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1996. Dr. Sponza is certified in the PennHIP radiographic procedure and has received a certificate in forensic toxicology from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. At home, Dr. Sponza enjoys the companionship of a number of cats. Her hobbies include gardening, cooking and riding her SV650s.

Tracy McCormack, DVM

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Dr. McCormack earned her B.S. from Drexel University in Philadelphia and her DVM from the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. McCormack currently lives in Huntington, NY with her husband, Ryan, her daughter, Molly, and their two cats Sophie and Frank. In her free time she enjoys exploring the city and its many cuisines, seeing live music and traveling. In the winter you can find her on a mountain snowboarding.

Lindsay Whisher, DVM

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Dr. Lindsay Whisher grew up in Albany, NY. She spent two years studying at the University of New Hampshire before transferring to Cornell University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology (with a concentration in neurobiology and animal behavior). She did a pre-veterinary internship at Disney's Animal Kingdom in Orlando, FL, where she cared for injured wildlife and assisted in the care of zoo animals. Dr. Whisher received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University in 2008.

After graduating from veterinary school, Dr. Whisher worked for eight years in emergency and private practice in Fairfax, VA, then Columbus, OH, and finally Hartland, WI. She moved to Huntington and joined the Harborside Veterinary Hospital team in 2016.

Dr. Whisher loves private practice for the many different disciplines it offers. Her particular interests include dermatology, senior wellness and preventive care, internal medicine/critical care, surgery and oncology.

When not at work, you will find Dr. Whisher horseback riding, hiking, biking, skiing, boating, swimming or at the volleyball or tennis courts. Her other passion is travel and she has been fortunate to explore five continents and just under 30 countries so far. She lives with her husband, John Pigott, who is a veterinarian that specializes in equine surgery at Cornell's Ruffian Equine Specialists. Her babies include her lovable Labrador Retriever named Logan, her horse Regan, and her two kitties named Riley and Finley.