Dr. Todd M Banister, D.V.M.
Veterinarian, Practice Owner
Dr. Todd Banister has been practicing Veterinary medicine since 1996. He graduated the University of Florida with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1996. After graduating from Veterinary Medical School, Dr. Banister moved to Maine to practice at a very busy referral Animal Hospital. In 1997 he moved to the Hudson Valley and became owner and Medical Director of Hoppenstedt Animal Hospital which would later become Banister Animal Hospital.

Dr. Banister has 2 children, Nicholas and Rachel. He also has 3 dogs and 2 cats.

Dr. Banister’s medical interest include Surgery, Laser Surgery, Endoscopy, Orthopedics, Internal Medicine, Preventative health care, Anesthesia, Exotic pet medicine and surgery, Rehabilitation medicine including Laser Therapy. His personal interest includes spending time with his children, playing and hiking with his three Jack Russel terriers, Mountain biking, and reading.

Dr. Alisha Selzner, D.V.M.
A native of the Hudson Valley, Dr. Alisha Selzner received her Bachelor’s degree from Gettysburg College with a double major in biology and music. In 2009, she earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the Atlantic Veterinary College, Prince Edward Island, Canada. Following graduation, Dr. Selzner completed a one-year internship at the Veterinary Medical Center of Long Island, a referral hospital in West Islip, New York. During the sring of 2010, Dr. Selzner joined the staff at Banister Animal Hospital. She embraces every opportunity to provide quality care and comfort to pets and their owners.

Dr. Selzner is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Association of Feline Practitioners, and the Hudson Valley Veterinary Medical Society.

Outside of the hospital, Dr. Selzner enjoys attending musical performances, playing the oboe, crocheting, and cheering for the New York Rangers. She and her husband Chris are owned by two cats, Mosby and Brogan.

Mr. Richard Swart, CVT

Miss Danielle Bunten

Raphael Dijk
Veterinary Assistant

Antonio Heiser
Veterinary Assistant

Kathleen Ralff

Shawna Gatto

Samantha Kelcinski

Marcia King

Dorothea Verdey
Office Manager

Frank Blaha
Head of Maintenance

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