Articles by Dr. Robert Foley

Dr. Foley attended Cornell University’s School of Agriculture and Life Sciences, where he first met his friend, Dr. Michael Ferber. Dr. Foley graduated in 1992 and stayed in Ithaca after graduation to continue working in Dr. Alan Nixon’s laboratory at the NYS College of Veterinary Medicine. Together they studied the efficacy of chondrocyte implantion to treat osteoarthritis and osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) lesions in horses. In 1994, Dr. Foley was accepted into the NYS College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University. Dr.’s Ferber and Foley were reunited in vet school and became roommates. Dr. Foley graduated in 1998 and moved to Brooklyn, NY where he practiced for two years. Subsequently, Dr. Ferber invited Dr. Foley to come work with him at his family-owned practice, The North Shore Animal Hospital, in Bayside, Queens, and the two were reunited one last time. After two more years Dr. Foley became a partner within the group. The group decided to open up a new practice together on Long Island. Dr. Foley took a leading role in directing and growing this practice which became South Bellmore Veterinary Group. Over time the practice outgrew its original footprint and today operates as a beautiful, multi-doctor, 5000 square foot, state-of-the art, fully functioning animal hospital. Dr. Foley continues his role as Director of Medicine and Surgery of the practice today. His particular interests include dermatology, soft tissue and ophthalmic surgery. Dr. Foley is passionate about educating his clients on issues such as over-vaccination and the dangers of early spay and neuter.
Angry Vet On Leptospirosis

Angry Vet On Leptospirosis

As a sad reminder of the dangers and reality of leptospirosis, we had two cases of acute renal failure in otherwise healthy young dogs.  One of these dog’s kidneys completely shut down and would not respond to treatment. She was euthanized humanely. The other dog, I am pleased to report has responded, and is now home and expected to make…

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Why Does My Dog Itch: Itching For A Diagnosis

Why Does My Dog Itch: Itching For A Diagnosis

Why is your dog itchy? Don’t jump to conclusions. Sometimes I like to surprise people by asking them, as soon as they walk in the room before they have even had a chance to introduce themselves, something like, “What’s Max here for today, an ear infection?” Visible clinical signs The nice thing about dermatology is that dogs are literally coming…

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