About Us

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Putnam Animal Wellness, formerly, Animal Kingdom Spay/Neuter Clinic, is a well-established, low-cost veterinary clinic, dedicated to providing high-quality veterinary care at an affordable cost.

We provide a broad spectrum of diagnostic procedures through in-house testing and the use of external laboratories. We also work closely with local specialty practices when advanced diagnostic procedures are required. The facility includes a well-stocked pharmacy, in-hospital surgery suite, a closely supervised hospitalization area, and state-of-the-art dental equipment. We offer high-quality Spay and Neuter Clinics, Vaccine Clinics and Dental Services at an affordable price. 

At Putnam Animal Wellness, we strive to offer optimal veterinary care, allowing you the enjoyment of your companion for a maximum number of years. Our job is not only to treat your pet when he or she isn't feeling well, but also to help you learn how to keep your best friend happy and healthy.

Meet our doctors

Dr. Michael Orban


Dr. Michael Orban was born and raised in Queens, New York. Always curious about nature and wildlife, he dedicated his life to learning about animal science. Dr. Orban attended Adelphi University for his undergraduate education. He received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Ross University in 2004 and completed his clinical training at Cornell University School of Veterinary Medicine.           

His professional interests include soft tissue surgery and dentistry as well as canine and feline internal medicine. He strives to provide individuals in the community with affordable health care for their companion animals.      

Dr. Orban moved to the beautiful Hudson Valley in 2008.  He lives in New Paltz, NY with his wife, his son, and two highly contrasting dogs (a 3-legged Giant Schnauzer and a Chihuahua). Dr. Orban's hobbies include hiking, cooking, photography, golf and fishing and most importantly, spending time with his loved ones.                       

Dr. Leslie John


Dr. Leslie John is a New York State licensed veterinarian with over 14 years in practice.  Dr. John has held the title of Medical Director for the last eight years at a busy emergency hospital in the Hudson Valley.  As the Medical Director, he has responsibilities not limited to establishing protocols, training and fostering a positive work environment.  

Dr. John finds providing the necessary care to animals and comforting their owners very rewarding. He cannot ignore and is continually concerned with the plight of pets whose needs go unmet due to the often high cost of veterinary care.  Dr. John is resigned to the long-standing goal of establishing a veterinary facility to provide the basic health care needs of pets at a fair price.  

Dr. John received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Tuskegee University in 2004.  He lives in the beautiful Hudson Valley with his 14 yr. old cat Mr. Wiggles. 

Meet our staff

Becky Gasperino

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Becky Gasperino is the clinic's Managing Technician. She has been working as a technician for nineteen years, and managing animal hospitals for the past five.

Becky has been here from the beginning, coordinating the part time Vaccine Clinic at Animal Kingdom since 2008. Now, as an established (October 2014) Low Cost Clinic, she has made the move to dedicate herself full time. She loves being a part of such an amazing team of veterinary professionals who make a difference by offering high quality and compassionate care at affordable prices.

When Becky is not at work caring for pets, she is home caring for her own four rescue dogs, Marie a twelve year old Border Collie Mix, Bella an eight year old Lab Mix, Layla a five year old Pit Bull and the newest family member Kaeya a two year old Pit Bull. Becky enjoys taking her crew for walks, runs, hikes or a swim at every free opportunity with the help of her daughter Caitlyn. 

Caitlyn Gasperino

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Caitlyn Gasperino is the cheery voice you will often hear on the phone.  She has been helping out in the clinic since it has opened.  She loves talking with all the clients and helping them with their pet's needs.

Caitlyn loves being a a senior at Kennedy Catholic High School.  When not in school or studying you will find her here.  She loves all animals and is thrilled to help out.  Caitlyn's goal is to go to college and become a Veterinarian specializing in Cardiology.  

Frequently Asked Questions

We have compiled a list of our most frequently asked questions related to pet health and the services we provide. If your question is not listed, please don't hesitate to contact us for assistance.