Dr. John Charos, DVM

Dr. John Charos | Nassau County Veterinarian | Exotic Pet Specialist

Chief Executive Officer and President

Director of Exotics

Director of Avian and Exotics Medicine

Director of Wildlife Medicine and Rehabilitation

Practitioner of Veterinary Medicine

Professional 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