Your pets health is our ultimate goal.

As is your health and safety. With that in mind, we kindly ask that once you’ve arrived to please call the office while waiting in your car for us to notify you to come in. Once we have an available room for you we will call you back to let you in to the office. Please limit it to one person accompanying your pet for the appointment (exceptions will be made for critical and or end-of-life situations).

If you are not feeling well or may be at risk of exposure to the coronavirus, please ask a healthy friend or family member to transport your pet on your behalf.

We will do our best to coordinate your visit in the most convenient way possible under the circumstances.

Our phone lines to be busier than usual so we thank you in advance for your patience.

Other ways to contact us:
Message us on our Facebook page
Email us at info@animalhealthwellness.

Nothing means more to us than keeping our clients, 2 and 4-legged’s along with their families safe and healthy!

Thank you for your continued support,
Dr. Templeton, Dr Labriola and staff ❤️

Our goal is to provide a balance of traditional and alternative health care to our patients to ensure that they live long, happy and healthy lives.

We believe that a key element to a healthy pet is a great relationship with your veterinarian. Our staff at Animal Health & Wellness is committed to professional, caring and personalized service.

Our goal is not only to provide the highest level of veterinary care but to have our patients treated like they were our own and to leave the owner’s feeling informed and comfortable with every treatment decision made. Animal Health & Wellness takes pride in our dedication to the highest standards in veterinary medicine.

We have a full service clinic offering state-of-the-art veterinary medical technology. Our office hours include late night hours to allow for both emergency animal care and convenient scheduling for busy families.


  • Internal medicine and surgery

  • Dental care

  • Skin disorders

  • Geriatric care

  • Cancer treatments

  • Laser therapy

  • Alternative and Herbal Medicine

  • Routine health exams and preventative health strategies

  • Vaccine schedules designed individually for each pet

  • Prescription foods for a variety of health needs

Dr. Steven Templeton, DVM

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Templeton graduated from Michigan State University in 1989 with honors. He returned to Long Island and worked as an associate in small animal practice for three years before starting his own veterinary relief service. After several years of providing care in a wide variety of animal clinics around the island and in the city he was hired to work as a full time emergency and critical care clinician at a Queens Emergency Hospital.

After moving into Suffolk County Dr. Templeton was offered a similar position in emergency care at Animal Emergency Services in Commack and Selden. While continuing to offer relief services he also practiced full time emergency medicine and was made medical director of the Selden clinic. For 12 years he worked at the emergency hospitals until he decided to go out on his own with the vision that a regular small animal practice could provide not only regular routine care but could also provide emergency services by having late night and weekend hours as part of the normal hours and also by being on call for emergencies occurring after hours.

Dr. Templeton also developed an interest in alternative medicine after working for over two years for Dr. Wen of Hampton Veterinary Hospital, where he has been able to order all of the herbal medications available there for his own patients to use. By combining his love of animals with years of emergency experience along with routine practice in a variety of clinics he has achieved his goal of providing a warm, comfortable environment for his patients that offers the best of routine care along with top level critical care and alternative options for problems that don’t respond well to traditional modalities.

Dr. Jake Labriola, DVM

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Labriola began his veterinary medical journey by shadowing Dr. Templeton in Setauket over 10 years ago, while attending Ward Melville High School. He loved being in the clinic so much, he continued to work weekends at Animal Health & Wellness while completing his undergraduate studies at Stony Brook University, majoring in Marine Vertebrate Biology.

Determined to become a veterinarian, Dr. Labriola further explored his interests in Population Health research and Preventive Medicine at SBU by completing his Masters in Public Health and his Advanced Graduate Certificate in Geospatial Science.

Along with his fur-baby, Jaia, a lab-pit mix, and his beloved partner, Meredith Joy, Dr. Labriola moved to Columbus, Ohio, to
attend veterinary school at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, a world-renowned institution. In order to be closer to his family, friends and the sea, Dr. Labriola moved back to Long Island after he graduated with his DVM degree in May 2022.

As a native Three Village alum, Dr. Labriola is both ecstatic yet humbled to serve the greater Long Island community. By utilizing a holistic mindset, current knowledge, and latest diagnostic technology, Dr. Labriola and his experienced team will provide top-tier compassionate healthcare and he will assist you in medical decision making for your pets. Dr. Labriola also intends to resume his research and community engagement activities by partnering with various academic and non-profit institutions, to advance the field of veterinary medicine and to help educate the public regarding the important yet less publicized roles veterinarians fulfill throughout society.

In his spare time, Dr. Labriola enjoys playing tennis, golf, soccer, and just about anything outdoors.


Our pets are our family and we want them to be as happy, comfortable and healthy as possible. To live a long and fruitful life. The following 2 sections have tips to ensure the best journey possible.



As the leaves begin to fall and we ready our homes and gardens for Autumn, we should do the same for our beloved pets.

It’s imperative to continue Heartworm Prevention year-round. It’s also a good idea to keep up with tick prevention medication especially if your pets are outdoors. Call us for the best solutions.

Chrysanthemums are popular Autumn perennials however, the leaves and  stems are toxic. The same is true for Oak leaves, they can also cause a blockage.

Halloween can be a scary time for our pets. Many people enjoy dressing up their pet but some animals are not comfortable with this idea. Do not force your pet to participate in anything that goes against their sense of well being.


  • A cat’s sense of smell is 14 times stronger than that of a human’s.
  • Cats have 244 bones in their bodies, about 40 more than humans!
  • Cats only sweat from the pads of their paws.
  • The oldest cat on record was a female tabby that lived to be 34 years old.
  • Cats have about 100 different vocalization sounds. In comparison, dogs have about 10.


  • The Basenji is the only dog that is not able to bark.
  • Nose prints are used to identify dogs, much like humans use fingerprints.
  • Dogs can’t see colors. They’re color blind.
  • Dogs sweat only through their tongues.
  • Bloodhounds have been used since the 1600’s for tracking criminals.
  • The largest dog in the world is the Irish Wolfhound.


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150 Main Street
Setauket, NY 11733

Phone: 631-751-2200
Fax: 631-751-2210

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Monday: 9am-10pm
Tuesday: 9am-6pm
Wednesday: 9am-6pm
Thursday: 9am-5pm
Friday: 9am-5pm
Saturday: 9am-6pm
Sunday: 9am-6pm

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