About Us

Who are we?

Long Island Animal Surgery was created to provide low cost spays and neuters and affordable general and major surgeries in a friendly, compassionate and professional environment. We offer Orthopedic Surgeries such as CRUCIATE Surgery performed by a Board Certified Veterinary Surgeon at Prices typically much lower than the large specialty centers offer. We also offer dental care, growth removals, and a wide range of specialty surgeries.

Steven Kolbert DVM

Dr Kolbert has worked extensively in Emergency Medicine and Clinical Practice as well as in Public Health as one of NY City's Dept of Health Veterinarians. He worked with former owner Dr. Mary Harrison in the 1990's when they both were at East Islip Animal Hopital and is pleased to continue the philosophy she championed here at LIAS of offering excellent surgical care that is affordable in a modern well equipped facility. Dr Kolbert has extensive experience in routine soft tissue surgeries including spays and neuters as well as abdominal surgeries and growth removals.

Sue Reising

Sue brings ten years experience as a Veterinary Assistant to Long Island Animal Surgery, having worked in the capacity of a Veterinary Technician in well respected private practices on Long Island. In addition she has been a mentor to many young technicians over the years. She has spent time pursuing other avenues in the animal field and is very excited to get back into medicine.

She is also a Dog Trainer, having a private practice for the past 10 years. In addition Sue taught Puppy Kindergarten and AKC Rally Obedience at a local dog training center for many years.

In 2003, Sue became a certified evaluator for the American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizens Program.

Sue believes that caring and compassion are an integral part of Veterinary medicine, and is looking forward to working with this very talented Veterinary team!

A mentor of mine once said “ Dogs will take you places you never thought you’d go.” No truer words were ever spoken.

Tomas Infernuso


Tomas Infernuso DVM ACVS Veterinary Surgical Specialist

Dr. Infernuso has become an invaluable member of our staff, offering state of the art surgical expertise and compassion in an intimate environment. You no longer need to go to a large referral center for complex and expensive procedures. We offer these services here at Long Island Animal Surgery at A PRICE THAT’S FAIR.

Orthopedics
Soft Tissue Surgeries
Arthroscopy, Laparoscopy, Thoracoscopy
Spinal Surgery

His Practice Philosophy…

I strive to provide the highest quality of advanced surgical care by strictly adhering to accepted standards for the treatment of animals. As a result, I, along with local veterinary hospitals, am able to give pets the absolute best veterinary care.

As a member of your family, your pet deserves nothing less than the best care available. My commitment to having the most advanced technology is unrivaled. My priority, however, lies with giving you and your family all the support you need – through communication, care and compassion.

I am highly trained and experienced in providing prompt and intensive management of patients with life-threatening conditions and those requiring extraordinary supportive care.

My multi-disciplinary approach and close cooperation allows me to offer the best care available to the patients entrusted to me.

I am committed to using science, technology and compassion to provide exceptional care for pets and their families.

My caseload encompasses patients with a wide range of orthopedic, neurologic, oncologic (cancer), thoracic, and soft tissue problems. I am available for surgery, consultation, assistance with difficult surgical cases, or when the use of specialized surgical equipment or techniques is required. My combined effort allows me to confer on patient management, to be readily available for trauma or other emergency referrals, and to further expand our own surgical subspecialties. My practice is equipped with the latest specialized instrumentation and equipment. The safest anesthetic agents are used, and patients are continuously monitored throughout anesthesia. Experienced, registered veterinary technicians and a well-trained technical support staff play a key role in perioperative intensive care.

Your pet deserves exceptional care.

Tomas Infernuso, DVM attended the University of Naples, Fredrick II School of Veterinary Medicine and after receiving a one-year scholarship to the University of Madrid, Spain, graduated from the Las Palmas University, Spain, School of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Infernuso moved to the United States where he continued his studies at Cornell University. After a comprehensive one-year internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the Animal Medical Center in New York City, Dr. Infernuso completed the surgical residency requirements for certification in the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2010 at Long Island Veterinary Specialists in New York. Dr. Infernuso is currently engaged in minimally invasive surgeries. Dr. Infernuso is fluent in 3 languages, English, Spanish and Italian. He enjoys all aspects of surgery with special interests in endoscopy, arthroscopy and all non-invasive procedures.