About Us

Our team has a commitment to educating our clients in how to keep your pets healthy year round. It takes a combination of good nutrition and exercise. Specifically, Garden City Veterinary Care stays on top of the latest advances in veterinarian technology. Above all, we remember that all animals and pets need our attention and loving care. We give our highest level of care in every check-up, procedure, or surgery.
Dr. Raymond Polley, DVM

Dr. Raymond Polley, DVM

Dr. Polley received a doctorate in veterinary medicine from Ross University in 1994. He is a member of AVMA, NYSVMA, and LIVMA.

Dr. Raymond J Polley worked on the NY Mercantile Exchange for five years before deciding to go to veterinary school. After graduating, he worked in Florida for two years before coming back to Long Island and starting Garden City Veterinary Care in 1996. He and his wife, Kate, have three kids. They also have a cat and recently adopted a Jack Russell Terrier named Casey Jones Jr. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing, camping, and skiing with his family.

Dr. Kimberly Levine

Dr. Kimberly Levine

Dr. Kimberly Levine is a New York native, having grown up in Oceanside, New York. Dr. Levine received her doctorate of veterinary medicine from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009. After graduation, she spent a year pursuing additional training during a rotating internship, with an emphasis on emergency medicine. Since then, Dr. Levine has worked in various areas of veterinary medicine throughout the country, including emergency medicine, high volume surgery, feline exclusive medicine, and shelter medicine. She has developed strong interests in feline medicine, dermatology, and soft tissue surgery. She is also an active member of the AVMA, LIVMA, and NYSVMA.

Dr. Levine has since returned to her native roots and settled in New York to be closer to her family. She lives with her husband, their two cats, Nicholas and Olivia, their ferret, Locke, and their dog, Whembles. Whembles can often be seen resting in Dr. Levine’s office when he visits her at work. In her free time away from the clinic, Dr. Levine enjoys spending time with her nephew, walking on the boardwalk with her husband and Whembles, learning to paint, and swimming.

Dr. Laurie Buscemi, DVM

Dr. Laurie Buscemi, DVM

Dr. Buscemi received her Bachelors of Science in 2002 from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. During that time she spent a semester abroad in Brisbane Australia. In 2005 she obtained a Masters of Science from Adelphi University. Her thesis dissertation and much of her research involved Canine Lymphoma. In 2009 she graduated from Western University of Health Sciences with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. Her special interests include Oncology and Internal Medicine. She is USDA Class I accredited.

She spent the past 5 years working at a small animal practice in Queens and is excited to be the newest addition to Garden City Veterinary Care. When Dr. Laurie Buscemi is not working she is keeping busy spending time with her husband, two young children, dog Bosch and FIV+ cats Mr. Jeeves and Mimi. She enjoys surfing, SCUBA diving, and traveling.

Dr. Raymond Quim, DVM

Dr. Raymond Quim, DVM

Dr. Raymond Quim was born and raised in Queens, NY. He became interested in animals and wanted to become a veterinarian while attending Bronx High school of Science and volunteering at the Queens Zoo. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in History at Binghamton University in 1998. He earned his DVM degree at Michigan State University in 2003.

Dr. Quim lives in Queens, NY with his spouse, two children, and a 60 lb black lab mix named Gemma. He enjoys running, snowboarding, skiing, and hiking.



Practice Manager

Emma completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science at the University of Vermont in 2017. She has been working in the veterinary field for over seven years and has been a lover of animals all of her life. Emma has been a part of our team for three years, where she has been responsible for the care and wellbeing of our client’s beloved pets, customer service, running our social media page, managing inventory, and is now taking on the leadership role as practice manager.

She is a proud and devoted dog mom to her shepherd-pitbull mix, Dakota, who loves going on outdoor adventures, chasing squirrels, and most of all, hanging out with her mom.

Cheerful and compassionate veterinary care in Mineola.


244 Herricks Road
Mineola, NY 11501

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Temporary Hours

Mon-Fri: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Sat: 8:00am – 3:30pm
Sunday: Closed

Contact Info

Phone: (516) 742-0606
Fax: (516) 741-4550
Email: info@GardenCityVet.com

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