Surinder S. Wadyal, DVM — Chief of Staff
Dr. Surinder Wadyal, our Chief of Staff, is a native of Punjab, India. He is graduate of the Punjab School of Veterinary Medicine and earned his M.S. degree from Punjab Agriculture University School of Post Graduate Studies. Dr. Wadyal immigrated to the United States in 1973 on a Scientific Visa and started his career as a Physiology Instructor at Brooklyn College of Pharmacy. In 1974, he joined Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine as a Research Associate. Dr. Wadyal started practicing veterinary medicine on Long Island in 1975. In 1982, he purchased Oyster Bay Animal Hospital where he continues to practice.
As an active member of the Long Island Veterinary Medical Association (LIVMA), Dr. Wadyal received a LIVMA Regional Service Award in 1999. In 2001, he volunteered his time to work at the World Trade Center site. Dr. Wadyal was elected to serve as president of LIVMA for 2004 and 2005. He is the first Sikh to serve as Regional president in the New York State Veterinary Medical Society (NYSVMS). Through the Pet Safe Coalition, he treated animals that have been relocated to Long Island as a result of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
Dr. Wadyal is a member of American Veterinary Medical Association. He is past president of the Nassau Animal Emergency Group. He was recognized several times by Town of Hempstead and Town of Oyster Bay for his services to the community as a veterinarian. He was also awarded by Association of Indian Veterinarians in America for his work as chairman of the board. He was honored with Stanley M. Aldrich Award for outstanding and continuing service in Veterinary Medicine. He is also involved with Last Hope Animal Rescue and many other rescue groups.
As a citizen of his community, he earned Paul Harris Fellow Award from Rotary International; He was recognized by Chamber of Commerce for his 25 year of service as a veterinarian. He is very proud to recieve the New York State Senate Liberty Award, presented to him by Senator Carl Marcellino.
Dr. Wadyal is an active member of his community. He has served as President of the Oyster Bay Rotary Club, is member of the Board of the Boys and Girls Club of America and Oyster Bay Chamber of Commerce. During the winter holidays Dr. Wadyal serves as a Salvation Army Bell ringer. He likes to play tennis, travel and spend time with his grand children. He has been married for 40 years and lives in East Norwich with his wife. They have two adult children.