Dr. Howard Ditchek, DVM
Senior Vice President
Director of Medical Legal
Practitioner of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Howard J. Ditchek, a 1982 graduate of the University of Perugia Italy Veterinary School, has been a senior partner in Central Veterinary Associates since March 1992. Previously, Dr Ditchek was the sole owner of the Crawford Far Rockaway Animal Hospital, the original animal hospital of Long Island, built in 1901, and one of the original American Animal Hospital Association hospital joining that prestigious organization in 1937. The acquisition of the Crawford Far Rockaway Animal Hospital by Central Veterinary Associates allowed CVA to expand its already growing practice. Dr Ditchek's expertise is in treating companion animals, mostly cats and dogs, although he is also knowledgeable in avian and exotic medicine. Dr Ditchek spends his off time with his family and all things Disney.