INTERVIEW WITH DR. MATTHEW McCARTHY
Juniper Valley Animal Hospital
The new state-of-the-art Juniper Valley Animal Hospital is slated to open next month to replace the one adjacent to it on 69th Place in Middle Village. It will be 8000 square feet and consist of two floors, five examination rooms, new equipment, separate waiting areas for dogs and cats, and other features too numerous to mention in this article. It was the intention and the vision of its founder, Dr. Matthew McCarthy to build the best veterinary hospital in Queens, and he has successfully achieved that goal with the same passion, determination, and discipline he has displayed so often when treating his patients, the many dogs and cats of our community.
But it is Dr. McCarthy's veterinary skill and management acumen that has made him such a veterinary icon in our community. He treats his patients with incredible compassion and resourcefulness. His clients admire his integrity and unique style, and have the upmost trust in him with their pets, as if he were a family member. Among the many accolades, here's one from Dr. Philip Franco, the principal at Saint Margaret's School: "He saved my dog, Lucy's life. He really did. She was very sick with a temperature of 104 with pneumonia and within 24 hours he had her right back on track. He's the best!"
Dr. Matthew McCarthy was born and raised in Washington Heights. He went to grammar school at Saint Elizabeth's Catholic School in Manhattan, high school at Fordham Prep., then
earned a B.S. in Engineering from Fordham University and latera B.S. at Columbia University for Engineering. A few years later he studied to be a veterinarian. He currently lives in Forest Hills with his wife, two children, five cats, and one dog (his other dog, Clarence, a Weimaraner, recently passed away). The silhouettes of Clarence and his cat, Hedwig are in the logo of the JVAH.