Animal Hospital
  • 631-751-8950
  • 86 Gnarled Hollow Rd.
  • East Setauket, NY 11733
  • M Tu W Th: 8 - 8
  • F: 8 - 5:30
  • Sat: 8 - 4
  • Sun: Closed
  • Appointments only
Momee nominations

Nominated for Best Veterinarian
and Best Pet Hospital
Best of Long Island 2015 - 2017

Our Team

Dr Timothy Brown and his dog Levi

Dr. Timothy Brown, DVM

Owner and Veterinarian

Dr. Brown was born in Brooklyn, NY and grew up in Northwest New Jersey. After college he attended medical school until realizing his heart lay in working with animals. Dr. Brown matriculated at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and did his clinical rotations at the University of Minnesota. After graduating, Dr. Brown practiced general veterinary medicine and surgery for 5 years in New England. He then elected to do an intensive emergency and critical care internship at the Veterinary Specialty Hospital of the Carolinas in Cary, NC. Upon completing his internship Dr. Brown practiced emergency medicine and surgery for two years. Dr. Brown acquired Setauket Animal Hospital in 2013, and has been renovating, modernizing, and growing it ever since.

Dr. Brown brings to Setauket Animal Hospital a vast knowledge of small animal veterinary medicine. His years of general practice coupled with his time at an advanced specialty hospital and experience practicing emergency medicine, make him a well-rounded and progressive doctor.

Sherwood Cooper Veterinarian at Setauket Animal Hospital

Dr. Sherwood Cooper, DVM


Dr. Cooper was born in Greenport, NY and attended Southold High School. He earned his undergraduate degree from Florida State University and graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine with honors. He has owned two of his own veterinary practices and has a passion for cellular and molecular biology, pathophysiology, and surgery. In his free time, he enjoys boating, fishing, clamming, woodworking, beachcombing, and nature walks.

Marti at Setauket Animal Hospital

Marti Chapman, LVT

Practice Manager

Marti worked as a veterinary assistant for 8 years and has been a NYS-licensed veterinary technician for over 5 years. She completed one internship in emergency medicine at a specialty hospital and a second one in wildlife rehabilitation. She is currently in school and studying for her Certified Veterinary Practice Manager exam. Marti lives with her husband, their two cats, Oscar and Noelle, their two dogs, Apollo and Auckli, and their ferret, Gir.

Becky at Setauket Animal Hospital

Becky Barlin, LVT

Veterinary Technician

Becky has been working in veterinary medicine for over 10 years. She got her veterinary technician license while practicing in Arizona and has recently moved back to Long Island. She completed two internships in general practice hospitals and worked as an ICU technician in a specialty/referral center after graduating. She currently lives with her rescued Chihuahua, Weebles. In her free time, she enjoys being with her family, spending time outside with her dog, and traveling.

Caiti at Setauket Animal Hospital

Caiti Iyer, LVT

Veterinary Technician

Although Caiti grew up in California, she spent four years living in Port Jefferson before leaving to live and work in Las Vegas for a few years. Having now returned to Long Island, she's excited to be working in a small practice with a tight-knit, dedicated team in an atmosphere where she can get to know her patients and pet parents as individuals.

She's especially interested in veterinary anesthesia and hopes to someday become a Veterinary Technician Specialist in anesthesia and analgesia. She also loves discussing the intersections between human and veterinary medicine with her husband, who is a resident physician at Stony Brook. They live with their two cats and an overgrown golden retriever puppy who is well on his way to Godzilla-like proportions.

Rebecca at Setauket Animal Hospital

Rebecca Matteo

Veterinary Assistant

Loving animals from the time she could remember, Rebecca is turning her dreams into reality. She has been certified as a Veterinary Assistant from Eastern Suffolk Boces and is currently studying to take her Veterinary Technician licensing exam in NYS. Rebecca loves to volunteer in many different settings including shelters, farms, and even aquariums. In her free time, she is an avid outdoor photographer. Rebecca is the proud owner of a miniature Labrador mix named Dori and 3 rescue kitties named Abigail, Odafin, and Spencer.

Raquan at Setauket Animal Hospital

Raquan Booker

Veterinary Assistant

Ray has been working as a veterinary assistant for 6 years. He has been an animal lover for as long as he can remember and has a particularly soft spot in his heart for cats. Ray plans to continue his education and eventually become a NYS-licensed veterinary technician. Ray currently lives with his cat, Haley. In his free time, he enjoys basketball, video games, and relaxing with friends. He is also an algebra tutor and resident math-whiz.

Ariel at Setauket Animal Hospital

Ariel Gomes

Veterinary Assistant

Ariel has been working as a veterinary assistant for over 2 years. She has experience in all levels of animal care, including kennel husbandry, surgical assisting, and emergency medicine. She is particularly passionate about helping new owners welcome furry family members into their households. She has goals of eventually becoming a NYS-licensed veterinary technician. She currently lives with her boyfriend and rescue cat, Sugar. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, spending time with her family, and being outside.

Megan at Setauket Animal Hospital

Megan Hackley


Megan is originally from upstate New York. There, she worked at a large, multi-doctor, animal hospital for 2 years. She loves spending her free time with her rescue Pitbull terrier, Rose.

Janice at Setauket Animal Hospital

Janice Sgroi


After owning her own business for many years, Janice decided to follow her heart and pursue a career with animals. She has been working in the veterinary field for the past seven years and devotes much of her time to trapping, fixing, and releasing local feral cats. She is almost always fostering a stray in need! At home, she unwinds with her rescue Chihuahuas, Maria and Burrito, rescue cat, Mooch, four birds, and her water-babies (lots of fish!).

"The staff is exceptionally friendly and Dr. Brown is incredibly knowledgeable and compassionate."
- Nil, client

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