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Meet Rocky Point Animal Hospital’s Outstanding Veterinarians

Rocky Point Animal Hospital’s veterinarians are top-notch. They work tirelessly to help your pet have the best health while building a relationship of trust with you. We are excited to have you to meet them.

Dr. Richard Caputo in Rocky Point NY

Richard Caputo, DVM

Dr. Caputo was born and raised in Astoria, New York, and settled in Sound Beach 25 years ago. He earned his bachelor of chemical engineering in 1984 and a master of chemical engineering with a full fellowship in 1985, both from Manhattan College. Before becoming a veterinarian, Dr. Caputo interned in 1983 at IBM and at Exxon Mobil in 1984, and then worked for Grumman Aerospace from 1985 to 1987.

In 1991, he received his doctor of veterinary medicine degree from Cornell University. He has 20 years of veterinary experience as a general practitioner and surgeon, with 8 years of experience in veterinary emergency medicine at two respected Suffolk County emergency hospitals. Dr. Caputo has special interests in canine nutrition, emergency medicine, and canine behavior, and he is a contact person and owner of the rare breed Chinook dog, an animal used in dog sledding.

His interests away from the hospital include skiing, boating, fitness training, and dog training.

Dr. Chris Cangeleri in Rocky Point NY

Chris Cangeleri, DVM

Dr. Cangeleri earned his doctor of veterinary medicine degree from Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. He was inspired to become a veterinarian after spending time as a wildlife rehabilitator. He works closely with the Wildlife Center of the Hamptons providing medical, surgical, and diagnostic support, as well as participation in fundraising efforts.

When he is not at the hospital, Dr. Cangeleri is a musician and singer and is currently performing with his band Net Prophets.

Dr. Karen Kahn in Rocky Point NY

Karen Kahn, DVM

Dr. Kahn was born and raised on Long Island. She received her bachelor of science in biology and animal communication from the University of Pennsylvania in 1992 and earned her doctor of veterinary medicine from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003.

From 1992–2000, she worked for different types of veterinary hospitals around the country learning about the profession and the business and volunteered at Monterey Bay Aquarium, where she assisted with surgeries on California sea otters. During her time at Auburn, she received an award for research on the human–animal bond from Phi Zeta, the Honor Society of Veterinary Medicine; worked with a campus feral cat trap-neuter-return project; helped in a research project to develop non-surgical sterilization for cats; was president of the Animal Welfare Action Committee; and co-authored an article in JAVMA titled “Healthy People 2010—New Opportunities for Veterinary Medicine in the 21st century.”

Dr. Kahn began working at Rocky Point Animal Hospital in the spring of 2003 and has a special interest in feline medicine.