Doctors & Staff
The entire team at Levittown Animal Hospital shares a commitment to your pet’s health and happiness. With over 22 years of combined veterinary experience, Dr. Nunez and Dr. Funk care for your loved ones with a skillset founded on deep clinical understanding. With the help of our qualified and professional veterinary technicians and assistants, as well as our friendly front office team, the doctors at Levittown are able to offer unmatched expertise in exceptional veterinary medicine. Together, we are able to promote a lifetime of wellness for your furry family members.
For the past six consecutive years, co-owner Dr. Michael Funk has been voted Best Veterinarian on Long Island. Care and compassion are just two words that embody Dr. Funk's work and patient interactions. Our co-owner and veterinarian, Dr. Mark Nunez, has also held the Best Veterinarian title in the past. Our doctors' skillfulness and dedication is appreciated and recognized by pets and people alike!
Dr. Mark Nunez, DVM & Co-owner
Dr. Nunez is a decorated US Air Force and Army veteran, originally from south Louisiana. He graduated from the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2002 and has been practicing on Long Island ever since. His areas of professional interest include canine behavior, preventative medicine, dermatology, dentistry, obesity management, arthritis, and endocrinology. In 2007 Dr. Nunez started a canine behavior house call practice, The Balanced Canine. He also serves as a behavior consultant for several rescue groups, both local and nationwide. Dr. Nunez and his daughter Lauryn have a dog, Roxy, and a cat, Kelly. In his spare time he enjoys yoga and various forms of exercise, spending time with family and friends, the beach, and traveling.
Dr. Michael Funk, DVM & Co-owner
As a graduate of Michigan State University and winner of 'Best Veterinarian' on Long Island for the sixth consecutive year (2014 - 2019) Dr. Michael Funk uses an excellent set of core values to balance progressive medicine with practicality. Following Hurricane Sandy, Dr. Funk organized a relief effort for the animals of Long Island by recognizing the medical needs of animals affected by the disaster, but also the irreplaceable bond shared between a person and their companion. By blending open and frequent communication with a strong base of knowledge and experience, Dr. Funk guarantees supreme medical care for your pets. Trained and certified to perform Zeuterin, an FDA-certified non-surgical sterilization method, Dr. Funk is able to offer an alternative to the traditional neutering procedure for certain dogs. While Zeuterin is no longer available, Dr. Funk still looks for cutting edge medical advancements in this field. He also has a professional interest in neurology and seizure management, as well as surgery involving wound-repair. Dr. Funk and his wife, Bernadette, share their home with their newborn daughter and two dogs, Sushi and Juno. When he is away from the hospital, you may find him on the softball field or hockey rink. An avid sports fan, Dr. Funk follows Michigan State football and basketball, New Jersey Devils hockey, and New York Mets baseball.
Dr. Sue Fischman, DVM
Dr. Fischman knew she wanted to be a veterinarian since she was 5 years old. She is a graduate of Cornell University and her areas of special interests are preventative medicine, geriatrics, animal welfare, and client education. She enjoys interacting with dedicated clients who appreciate their animals as much as she does. Dr. Fischman has always had a menagerie of pets, and currently shares her home with Gideon, a Doberman Pinscher, Snookie, a Chihuahua, Penni, a senior Dachshund, and 4 cats named Wallaby, Flan, Grizzly, and Devon. When not at the hospital, Dr. Fischman enjoys hiking with dogs, horseback riding, gardening, cooking, scuba diving, skiing, and martial arts. She also believes in giving back to the community and volunteers her time with several rescue organizations on Long Island.
Dr. Max J. Meltzer, DVM
Dr. Max J Meltzer earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from St. George’s University in the beautiful West Indies, and completed clinical training at Louisiana State University. His first pet was a Cockapoo named Elvis, whose lovable personality and battle with cancer inspired him to pursue a career in the veterinary field.
Dr. Meltzer’s compassionate nature, veterinary medical skills, and dedication to serving clients and their pets makes Dr. Meltzer a valuable addition to the Levittown Animal Hospital team. He has professional interests in radiology and surgery, and has completed Fear Free Certification in an effort to minimize stress and anxiety in his patients.
A native New Yorker, Dr. Meltzer grew up in New York City and Merrick, and still resides in both locations today. He has three family pets: A Cockapoo named Sadie, a Maltipoo named Ella, and a feline named Casper. When Dr. Meltzer is not seeing patients, his favorite activities involve anything in the snow or in the water. He also likes to read, play board and card games with his friends and family, and watch movies. He is quite the movie connoisseur and sci-fi is his favorite genre.