Elizabeth Anilionis, VMD

Dr. Elizabeth Anilionis earned her Veterinary Medical degree from University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in General Biology from the University of Maryland in 2006, where she completed the pre-medical curriculum. While studying at Maryland Dr. Anilionis was a University Scholar in the Life Science Program. She spent a semester studying abroad in Christchurch, New Zealand, as well as inter-terms studying in Belize and Australia.

Originally from Huntington, New York, Dr. Anilionis now resides in Brooklyn with dog, Max. She enjoys exploring New York’s unique neighborhoods with Max (weather permitting!) and finding the best coffee and views this city has to offer. In her spare time she unwinds by connecting with the great outdoors; surfing and kayaking in the summer, hiking in spring and fall, and skiing in the winter.

Dr. Anilionis’ professional interests include behavior, preventive medicine, soft tissue surgery and dentistry. Her goal is to make visits to the vet enjoyable for you and your furry family members!


Robert G. Raider, DVM

Dr. Raider has been caring for pets since 1979 and serving the Maspeth Community for over 35 years. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (VMA), the New York State VMA and the New York City VMA. He served as the city’s VMA president in 1991.

Donna McKay, receptionist

Donna is Queens born and raised. After a career in banking Donna was looking for a change and joined the staff of Maspeth Animal Hospital in 1986. She loves working in client relations and meeting lots of furry friends.

Donna enjoys spending her weekends at craft fairs, festivals and the Jersey Shore.

Phil Nicholas, veterinary assistant

Phil has been with Maspeth Animal Hospital since 2005. He has been an animal lover his whole life, growing up with dogs and cats and expanding to exotics in his teenage years. Phil has been breeding reptiles since he was 17 and has a large collection of snakes.

Simba and Cleo, hospital mascots (cats)

Simba came to Maspeth Animal Hospital by means of a leg injury. A good samaritan found Simba as a kitten with a broken leg, but couldn’t afford to repair it. Dr. Raider and the staff cared for Simba while his leg healed, and by the time he had recovered the hospital was in love with his feisty personality.

Cleo was abandoned at the hospital, and because Simba was lonely after the loss of the hospital’s previous resident cat she was welcomed in to fill the void in his sweet little life.


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