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. 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.

Dr. Kerry Gunsalus, DVM

Dr. Kerry Gunsalus, DVM

Dr. Gunsalus was born and raised in southern California and always wanted to become a veterinarian. She came to New York for college and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Sociology from Fordham University in 2013. She then received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Tufts University in 2019. After graduating, she completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the Animal Medical Center in NYC. She has a special interest in Ophthalmology, and in her free time, she enjoys hiking and reading. Dr. Gunsalus currently lives in Garden City with her husband and dog, a hound mix named Lacey.
Dr. Liz Stietzle, DVM

Dr. Liz Stietzle, DVM

Dr. Stietzle is a Long Island native and grew up in Shoreham, NY. When applying to colleges, she decided to pursue her dream of becoming a veterinarian and was accepted to an early admission program at Kansas State University. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science in 2016 and then continued on to earn her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State University in 2020. After graduating, she completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the Veterinary Medical Center of Long Island. In her free time, Dr. Stietzle enjoys spending time with her family, going to the beach, reading, and playing tennis.


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.



Client Services and Marketing Supervisor

Vivian completed her Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations with a specialty in Music at Hofstra University in 2017. She went from working in the music entertainment industry to the veterinary field after working at North Shore Animal League for a year. Vivian has been a part of our team since 2018; you can find her greeting clients at our front desk or over the phone. She is also an integral part of our marketing team, and helps keep our clients updated and entertained on our social media pages.

When Vivian is not at GCVC, you can find her at the beach or hanging out with her jack-a-bee, Solaye, who loves to Netflix and Chill, and protect her spot on mom’s bed.

Cheerful and compassionate veterinary care in Mineola.


244 Herricks Road
Mineola, NY 11501

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Mon: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tues: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thurs: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Sun: Closed

Contact Info

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

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