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Dr. John Charos, DVM

Chief Executive Officer and President
Director of Exotics
Director of Avian and Exotics Medicine
Director of Wildlife Medicine and Rehabilitation
Practitioner of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. John CharosProfessional Experience

1988 - Present: Central Veterinary Associates, Valley Stream, NY
Veterinarian of small animal, exotic, avian, pocket pets, reptiles and wildlife rehabilitation. Doctor Manager of our 24 hour main hospital facility.

1987-1989: Connecticut Veterinary Center, West Hartford, CT
Responsible for primary technician duties and limited Veterinary Practice


1995-1996: Utrecht University School of Veterinary Medicine; Utrecht, Netherlands; Fulfuillment of Clinical Studies, work contract

1987-1991: Oklahoma State University School of Veterinary Medicine; Medicine Stillwater, OK; Fulfillment of Clinical Studies

1985-1988: Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine; St. Kitts, West Indies; Accelerated Veterinary program

1979-1985: University of Georgia School of Agriculture; Athens, Georgia; Bachelor of Sciences in Biology/Microbiology/Prevet; EPA - 1 year work contract

Professional Affiliations

NYSVMA - member
AVMA - member
LIVMA - member
NYC VERT - founding member/board member
SC SPCA - member
AAHA - member
AAV - member
APTF - founding member
OEM Consultant
CART - founding member


Alley Pond Environmental Center - Friend of the Environment Award -1997
Recipient of the ASPCA Founder's Award - 2001
Recognition by SCSPCA for extensive work during WTC Crisis - 2001
Everyday Heroes
Animal Planet Documentary
SCSPCA - Investigator; Head of Vet Services
APEC - Board of Directors 1998 - present