Dr. Ali, as her clients call her, always knew that she wanted to become a veterinarian. Her father, Dr. Harvey Rhein, D.V.M. founded the Dix Hills Animal Hospital in 1967. As a child, Alison loved helping her father at work, assisting him, as he would tend to patients, watching and learning, knowing that she wanted to follow in his footsteps. Alison went on to graduate, with honors, from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. She worked in N.Y.C. at the Tribeca-Soho Animal Hospital for 7 years, where she treated the pets of several celebrities including Sarah Jessica Parker, Robert DeNiro, Drew Barrymore, Harvey Keitel, and the late J.F.K. Jr.
In 2002, Dr. Ali joined her father and became the director of the Dix Hills Animal Hospital. Together, they embarked on an extensive renovation to create a state-of-the-art animal hospital.
Dr. Ali has brought a new level of care, compassion and expertise to the practice. With a focus on preventative care and wellness, Dr. Ali and her team have instituted several screening protocols to make sure your pets stay healthy. She has a particular interest in toy and “designer” breeds, understanding their special needs and care.
Dr. Ali’s hobbies include biking, swimming, running, tennis, and spending spending time with her 5 dogs... Pookie (Chihuahua), Coco (Chocolate Lab), Audrey (Maltese/Poodle mix), Scarlet (King Charles/Poodle mix), and Winnie (Maltese) ; and her 2 cats, Malcolm and Marcel. Dr. Alison Rhein resides in Dix Hills with her partner, Julie.
Suzanne Ravitz , D.V.M
Suzanne always wanted to become a veterinarian. When she was just 5 years old, she proclaimed that it was her future vocation. She worked hard and accomplished her goal. She graduated from Syracuse University and when she was accepted to veterinary school, it was one of the greatest days of her life.
Suzanne graduated from Atlantic Veterinary College in 1995. She continued on to do an internship at the Animal Medical Center in Manhattan where she handled and cared for several types of animals. Her true love, however, is tending for dogs and cats. After completing her training, she joined a busy, progressive animal hospital in Manhattan. Suzanne worked there for many years, but then had a difficult decision to make. Although she had built a busy and loyal following in NYC, her 2 beautiful children were growing up on Long Island, and she knew she needed to be closer to her family. She decided to relocate so she could work nearby.
At last, making that most difficult decision, she knows she did the right thing. She loves being back in Long Island and has found her place at the Dix Hills Animal Hospital. Suzanne’s personal interests include working out, playing tennis, and spending time with her family. Her professional interests are feline medicine, soft tissue surgery and preventative care. Suzanne’s loving and compassionate style has been a wonderful addition to the Dix Hills Animal Hospital family.
Dawn Greenberg, D.V.M
By the age of 5, Dr. Dawn Greenberg knew that she wanted to be a veterinarian. For an animal lover with an affinity for the sciences, it was a perfect match. She always had animals, ranging from dogs to parakeets and even a horse. Dr. Greenberg completed her undergraduate studies in Animal Science at Cornell University. She was one of the select few to gain early admission to the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University, which enabled her to obtain her degrees in seven rather than eight years. Dr. Greenberg practiced veterinary medicine for over 5 years in Washington, DC until 2011, when she returned home to Long Island. Her professional interests include internal medicine cases, surgery, and dentistry. Dr. Greenberg enjoys spending time with her family, including her husband, two little boys who keep her very busy, and her lovable pug Tulip, who was her first child.