Dr. Landesman received his undergraduate degree from SUNY Buffalo, and his veterinary degree from the Universite de Liege in Brussels, Belgium. After being a practice owner for 12 years, Dr. Landesman is proud to have merged with the Bregman Veterinary Group.
We took a few minutes to sit down with Dr. Landesman, exotic pet veterinarian at the Midbrook Animal Hospital. Please read through the interview below and let us know what you think about our exotic pet vet!
Q-What is your official title at the Bregman Vet Group?
My official title is Staff Veterinarian at the Bregman Vet Group.
Q-Which location do you work out of?
I mostly work out of the Midbrook Animal Hospital located at 1899 Coney Island Avenue in Brooklyn.
Q-When did you first start working at Midbrook Animal Hospital?
I first started working at Midbrook Animal Hospital about 2 and a half years ago.
Q-What was your experience like at the Universite de Liege in Brussels?
My experience in Brussels was wonderful. I was there for 5 years studying. The Universite de Liege Veterinary Faculty in Brussels is an excellent school and I am very fortunate to have studied there. Aside from being an excellent institution to study at, the city is beautiful, food was great and the beer was even better!
Q-What makes you different than most of the staff?
What makes me different than most of the staff at the Bregman Vet Group is that in addition to cats and dogs, I also work with exotic pets including birds, small mammals like rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, etc. and reptiles.
Q-What type of exotic animals do you work with?
I work with exotic animals such as birds, reptiles and small mammals.
Q – What is a “day in the life of Dr. Landesman” like?
It’s interesting… I’ve come to find that as we say exotic people keep exotic pets! It’s been a lot of fun meeting the owners of these exotic pets and witness the level of devotion and love that they have for their pet. The average person doesn’t understand the bond that an exotic pet owner has with their pet, especially birds, because of their level of intellect. My day, aside from general practice is getting to witness interesting scenarios between an exotic pet owner and their beloved pet.
Q – You have quite the resume, with experience at Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital of the ASPCA developing surgical expertise, North Shore Animal League, Bide-A-Wee and the Humane Society of NY. Can you tell me about your experiences?
One of my first jobs out of school was at the Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital of the ASPCA developing surgical expertise. It was here that I truly became a better veterinarian because of the variety of animal cases that we dealt with on a daily basis. This multifaceted hospital is comparable to Bellevue Hospital for human medicine in the sense that they both help those in need who are less fortunate and have a large diverse case load. It was a memorable experience being there and definitely shaped me as a veterinarian.
Q – What is your favorite part about working with exotic pets?