Meet The Team!

Dr. Gary Yarnell

Gary Yarnell, DVM

Veterinarian & Founding Partner

Dr. Gary Yarnell graduated from the New York State School of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University in 1977 and was one of the school's youngest ever graduates. As the culmination of his lifelong dream, Dr. Yarnell purchased what is now the Rye Harrison Veterinary Hospital in 1980 and has experienced a rapid and sustained growth since its very first year. Dr. Yarnell and his wife Laurie, a journalist, have lived in Rye since 1981. They have two children—Nikki, an actor/singer and licensed massage therapist and Adam, a Brown University graduate who is serving in the Peace Corps in Panama. Fortunately, Gracie, their yellow Lab, and Chloe, their equally adorable rescue dog from Tennessee, keep their nest from ever feeling empty.

Dr. John Pisciotta

John Pisciotta, DVM

Veterinarian & Partner

Dr. John Pisciotta is one of the nation's leading experts on exotic pets, a category that includes everything from baby turtles to boa constrictors. After completing his undergraduate education at Muhlenberg College and graduate studies at Purdue University, he served an internship at the renowned Animal Medical Center in Manhattan and became an active member of the Association of Avian Veterinarians. A major interest of his is educating people about the needs of these very special pets. Because preventative medicine is so important with exotic and other pets, he helps his clients learn as much as possible about their basic care, nutrition, and husbandry. Dr. Pisciotta lives in Croton-on-Hudson with his wife Stephanie, their four children, and an assortment of cats, dogs, birds, and exotic fish.

Dr. Blair Green

Blair Green, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Blair Green graduated from veterinary school at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2008 where she worked as a volunteer in the wildlife clinic caring for sick and injured wild animals and spent her clinical year focusing on cats, dogs, and exotic species. Following graduation, she worked as an associate veterinarian at a small animal hospital in New Jersey for two years. She then completed an internship in avian and exotic medicine and surgery at Maryland's VCA Veterinary Referral Associates, where she received specialized training in birds, reptiles, and small exotic mammals. Dr. Green joined the practice in 2011 with an interest in avian/exotics, dentistry, and pathology. She lives in White Plains with her rabbits Arlo and Belle and her cat Polyxena, and enjoys reading, cooking, and walking through New York.

Dr. William Fabiano

William Fabiano, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

A native of Bergen County, NJ, Dr. William Fabiano earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Small Animal Science from Delaware Valley College. Following time spent as a veterinary technician at an animal hospital in New Jersey, he attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts, fulfilling his clinical coursework at Louisiana State University. Upon graduation in 2008, he completed a small animal medicine and surgical internship at the Veterinary Emergency and Referral Group (VERG) in Brooklyn, NY, and joined the team at Rye Harrison Veterinary Hospital in 2014. When not spending time and traveling with his wife Ana and daughter Heather, he enjoys outdoor activities and is an avid NY Giants fan.

Dr. Valerie Livingston

Valerie Livingston, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Valerie Livingston received her undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University in 2007 and her DVM degree from Kansas State University in 2012. After veterinary school, she completed a small animal rotating internship in medicine and surgery at Cornell University. Since finishing her internship in 2013, Dr. Livingston worked primarily in emergency medicine before joining Rye Harrison Veterinary Hospital in 2018. She is looking forward to transitioning to general practice and having the opportunity to develop long-term relationships with her patients and the people who love them. Dr. Livingston recently moved to Harrison, NY with her husband Spencer, who is also a veterinarian, and a menagerie of pets, including dogs, cats, and fish. In her free time, Dr. Livingston enjoys hiking with her dogs, weightlifting, and reading.

Dr. Valerie Livingston

Susan Sperling, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Susan Sperling earned her Bachelor's degree in 2010 from Amherst College, and graduated with a Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program Certificate at Bryn Mawr College in 2013. Dr. Sperling then went on to earn her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2018. From 2018-2019 she completed an internship at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in Red Bank, New Jersey. Dr. Sperling is Fear Free Level 3 Certified, and her areas of professional interest include surgery, internal medicine, behavior, and theriogenology. Dr. Sperling currently shares a home with her Miniature American Shepherd, Parker, who can do a handstand and competes in obedience and agility. In her free time, she enjoys dog agility and obedience, reading, watching tv, and hiking.