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. Tomas Infernuso, DVM, Diplomate ACVS

Dr. Tomas Infernuso, DVM, Diplomate ACVS

I strive to provide the highest quality of advanced surgical care by strictly adhering to accepted standards for the treatment of animals. As a result, we are able to give pets the absolute best veterinary care.

As a member of your family, your pet deserves nothing less than the best care available. My commitment to having the most advanced technology is unrivaled. My priority, however, lies with giving you and your family all the support you need – through communication, care, and compassion.

I am highly trained and experienced in providing prompt and intensive management of patients with life-threatening conditions and those requiring extraordinary supportive care. My multi-disciplinary approach and close cooperation allow me to offer the best care available to the patients entrusted to me. I am committed to using science, technology, and compassion to provide exceptional care for pets and their families.

My caseload encompasses patients with a wide range of orthopedic, neurologic, oncologic (cancer), thoracic, and soft tissue problems. I am available for surgery, consultation, assistance with difficult surgical cases, or when the use of specialized surgical equipment or techniques is required. My combined effort allows me to confer on patient management, to be readily available for trauma or other emergency referrals, and to further expand our own surgical sub-specialties. My practice is equipped with the latest specialized instrumentation and equipment. The safest anesthetic agents are used, and patients are continuously monitored throughout anesthesia. Experienced, registered veterinary technicians and well-trained technical support staff play a key role in perioperative intensive care. Patient care is provided 24 hours a day and 365 days a year.

Kate Polley

Kate Polley

Practice Manager

Kate Polley is the Practice Manager at Garden City Veterinary Care. She and Dr. Polley have been married for 19 years. They have three children Raymond, a senior at Chaminade High School, Lauren a Sophomore at Sacred Heart Academy, and Patrick, a 5th grader at Stewart school. Kate loves her two Jack Rusell Terriers, Casey Jones, and Pepper. As a family, they enjoy the beach, skiing, and travel.


Licensed Veterinary Technician

Marisela has loved animals her whole life, thanks to her dad. She decided to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. She attended LaGuardia community college for Veterinary Technology and then Mercy College to finish her Bachelors. She loves her two dogs Luigi, a Miniature Daschund and Chloe, a Cockalier. In her free time she enjoys trying new restaurants with her fiancé and spending time with her nieces Daniela and Isabella.


Veterinary Assistant

Emma graduated from the University of Vermont in May 2017 where she received a Bachelor’s degree in science, her major was animal science.


Client Services Supervisor

Cindy lives in East Meadow with her husband and son, who is a recent graduate of Hofstra Law and a practicing attorney. She has experience processing pet insurance claims and loves to help clients and their pets. She loves to spend time with her dogs Captain Jack Sparrow and Destiny.

Cheerful and compassionate veterinary care in Mineola.


244 Herricks Road
Mineola, NY 11501

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Temporary Hours

Mon: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Tue - Thur: 8:00am – 5:00pm
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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