Deirdre Chiaramonte, DVM, ACVIM, CCRT. CERP, CVA

Deirdre Chiaramonte's Credentials

Internship Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Animal Medical Center, NY, NY

Residency in Small Animal Internal Medicine, Animal Medical Center, NY, NY

Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist, Canine Rehabilitation Institute

Certified Equine Rehabilitation Practitioner, University of Tennesee

Certified Veterinary Acupuncture, International Veterinary Acupuncture Society

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine

Bachelor’s of Science, University of Vermont

About Deirdre Chiaramonte

Deirdre Chiaramonte received her DVM from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, Massachusetts, in 1997 and completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at The Animal Medical Center from 1997-1998. She became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2004 after completing a small animal internal medicine residency at The Animal Medical Center. She was a staff Internist and the Director of the Tina Santi Flaherty Rehabilitation and Fitness Unit until 2012. She worked as Director of Clinical Trials and Education at Assisi Animal Health until 2021, bringing a human FDA-cleared medical device to the veterinary market. After working in an HQHV spay and neuter clinic during the pandemic, she is currently working as a general practitioner adding integrative medicine services.

Dr. Chiaramonte is certified in canine rehabilitation through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute, equine rehabilitation through University of Tennessee / North East Seminars and acupuncture through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society. Current interests are in the fields of rehabilitation, geriatrics, cancer and shelter medicine. She is an ad hoc member of the AKC Canine Health Foundation Grants Committee and an active board member of both the Veterinary Medical Association of New York City and NY Save Animals in Veterinary Emergency. She is an invited speaker to many national veterinary conferences.

My Dog

Dijon, a black, poopom puppy, appeared one day at my house. She quickly earned the name, Poopie, as she very much enjoyed leaving my father a surprise on his white, fluffy bath mat. She would finish off her gift giving by quickly stretching, bowing, wagging her tail and high-tailing it out of his bathroom.

She was a ball of energy and a spitfire. At only six pounds she had opinions the size of rottweilers. She provided years of exasperation for Beau, my older Golden Retriever, but laughter for the rest of us.

We had a small farm and she thought herself the manager. She thoroughly enjoyed herding the goats, sheep, chickens and horses. She always trotted back into the house, tail held high and proud strutting.

Poopie lived with me in New York, at vet school in Massachusetts, Montauk beach and finally Manhattan. Poopie lived until she was thirteen. She was my sidekick, my comic and my stress reliever through some major life changes.

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