EASTCHESTER, N.Y. – The doors of Petchester Veterinary opened on May 31 for the first time. Tours of the facility were provided by Dr. Lester Sills and Dr. Zsach Ben-Adi.
Sills, who has been practicing veterinary medicine for more than 26 years, was voted one of the Top Veterinarians in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery in Westchester County.
Although he has a primary interest in avian medicine, Sills practices on a variety of pets including reptiles, rabbits and rodents. His care expands into wildlife. Sills joined a team of veterinarians that treated rescue dogs who were at the site of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.
Sills has also been a volunteer, consulting veterinarian and board member of The Greenburgh Nature Center. He received this organization’s Volunteer of the Year Award in 2001.
For 21 years, he has served as a board member of the Westchester-Rockland Veterinary Medical Association and has been chairman of its ethics committee since 1999.
Ben-Adi, who served as a paratrooper in the Israeli military before launching his career in veterinary medicine, was recognized as one of the Top Veterinarians in all of Westchester County, N.Y., in 2011, 2012 and 2013.
Both doctors are members of the American Veterinary Medical Association. They also volunteer for spray and neuter programs provided by New York’s Pet Rescue.
Community members joined the Eastchester Chamber of Commerce and Eastchester Town Councilmen Joseph Dooley and Glenn Bellitto for the grand opening of Petchester Veterinary, which is at 309 White Plains Road.