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Karen Heidgerd

Karen Heidgerd
Practice Administrator

Karen has been with Animal General since 1995! Karen started her career in veterinary medicine as a receptionist, moving on to became a senior technician to a board-certified surgeon. Originally hired at Animal General as head technician, Karen proved herself to be invaluable to the team and worked her way up to practice administrator as the practice began to grow and develop. As practice administrator, she has initiated many of the innovative programs currently in place at Animal General. Karen is co-founder of the Wild Bird Fund, a federally and state licensed wildlife rehabilitator. While she no longer sits on the board at Wild Bird Fund, her current rehabilitation venture, City Pigeon Rehab (CPR) is a resource for fellow rehabbers in the city, providing necessary medication and diagnostics for NYC wildlife. Karen resides in Yonkers, NY with her wife Deb (Animal General's ultrasonographer) and a house-full of cats, dogs and birds (including chickens!). Her devotion to animals is beyond reproach!

Background

With over twenty-one years of experience in all areas of veterinary hospital work, as Practice Administrator, Karen not only coordinates all operations, but she contributes to pets wellness and medical care through her nursing expertise. At times she can be seen doing a discharge, other times sewing the foot or wing of an injured pigeon. She also has a special interest in treating ear problems. Karen is co-founder of the Wild Bird Fund, a federally and state licensed wildlife rehabilitator. Her newest collaboration, is co-founding another rehabilitation called CPR: City Pigeon Rescue. In her free time, Karen is an excellent cook. We have been fortunate at Animal General to be on the receiving end of her home cooked meals several times. There is nothing like a home cooked meal spent with your extended family. When not cooking, Karen can most likely be found in Vieques, Puerto Rico, looking to bring home another animal. With 9 cats, 3 birds, and 2 dogs…it’s needless to say she has a full house.

Our Location

Main Office

Monday:

8:00 am-8:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-8:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-8:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-8:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-8:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-7:00 pm

Sunday:

8:00 am-4:00 pm