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Richard Caputo, DVM

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Dr. Caputo was born and raised in Astoria, New York, and settled in Sound Beach 25 years ago. He earned his bachelor of chemical engineering in 1984 and a master of chemical engineering with a full fellowship in 1985, both from Manhattan College. Before becoming a veterinarian, Dr. Caputo interned in 1983 at IBM and at Exxon Mobil in 1984, and then worked for Grumman Aerospace from 1985 to 1987.

In 1991, he received his doctor of veterinary medicine degree from Cornell University. He has 20 years of veterinary experience as a general practitioner and surgeon, with 8 years of experience in veterinary emergency medicine at two respected Suffolk County emergency hospitals. Dr. Caputo has special interests in canine nutrition, emergency medicine, and canine behavior, and he is a contact person and owner of the rare breed Chinook dog, an animal used in dog sledding.

His interests away from the hospital include skiing, boating, fitness training, and dog training