Meet Our Veterinarians

Dr. John Lu, Veterinarian

Dr. John Lu received his veterinary medical degree in 1986 in Beijing, China, continuing education in graduate school he received a Master’s Degree in Bioengineering in 1989. At Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine located in West Lafayette, Indiana he accomplished clinical training in every aspect of modern veterinary medicine. He also worked as a pathology assistant at the prestigious Animal Medical Center in New York City, where he learned a great deal in linking causes and symptoms a whole body approach. Before moving to the States, Dr. Lu taught genetics in Beijing University as an Assistant Professor. He worked on a series of research projects in molecular biology and immunology which allowed him to have an in depth understanding of disease management. Dr. Lu always strives to develop safe, effective therapies beyond what textbooks teach by integrating acupuncture and Chinese herbs as a part of this practice. His goal is to take advantage of the best of healing in both western and eastern medicine.

Dr. Diane Bucalo, Veterinarian

Dr. Bucalo obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in microbiology, with honors, from the Queen Mary College of the University of London. She graduated from the University of Florida Veterinary College in 1984, and immediately entered private practice. Dr. Bucalo had her own veterinary hospital on eastern Long Island for almost 20 years, and is now practicing here at Queens Animal Health & Emergency.

Dr. Bucalo’s passions and priorities in life include giving the best care possible to her animal patients, as well as being a mom to her King Charles Spaniel John Paul, and her African grey parrot Rex.

Dr. Burton Miller, Veterinarian

A native of Long Island, Dr. Miller graduated summa cum laude from the University of Vermont school of agriculture in 1977. From there, he studied veterinary medicine at Cornell University, graduating in 1981. Dr. Miller is the former owner of Riverhead Animal Hospital and the Animal Wellness Center in Huntington. He relocated to Astoria Queens in 2015, and is presently enjoying working at Queens Animal Health in Fresh Meadows. An avid tennis player and sailor, Dr. Miller also enjoys playing the ukulele and bass guitar. He can be found occasionally performing at jams in the Long Island classic rock scene.

Dr. Osama Said, Veterinarian

Dr. Osama Said earned a Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Science from Cairo University in Egypt in 2008 and has 8 years experience in the veterinary field. Dr. Osama Said is a member of American Veterinary Medical Association and Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG). Dr. Said earned his DVM degree from The University Of The State of New York. His special interests include surgery, dermatology, dentistry, anesthesia. Dr. Said is an animal lover; he loves helping and rescuing animals, he worked in various animal shelters for 3 years.He also enjoys basketball, soccer, working out, traveling and exploring new place.

Dr. Tomas Infernuso, Surgery Specialist

Tomas Infernuso, DVM attended the University of Naples, Fredrick II School of Veterinary Medicine and after receiving a one-year scholarship to the University of Madrid, Spain, graduated from the Las Palmas University, Spain, School of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Infernuso moved to the United States where he continued his studies at Cornell University. After a comprehensive one-year internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the Animal Medical Center in New York City, Dr. Infernuso completed the surgical residency requirements for certification in the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2010 at Long Island Veterinary Specialists in New York. Dr. Infernuso is currently engaged in minimally invasive surgeries. Dr. Infernuso is fluent in 3 languages, English, Spanish and Italian. He enjoys all aspects of surgery with special interests in endoscopy, arthroscopy and all non-invasive procedures.

Dr. Steve Konstalid, Ultrasound

Dr. Konstalid was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. In 1998, after his clinical year at Kansas State University, he earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University. He spent most of his professional career in the emergency and critical care setting, first in Orange County Animal Emergency Service and then Elmhurst Animal Emergency Hospital. As an ER clinician, he always had access to an ultrasound machine and used it daily on his own cases as well as those of colleagues and referring hospitals. The dimension this modality added was invaluable in the management of difficult medical cases. After 15 years of working overnights, he shifted gears and worked exclusively as a mobile sonographer in a busy mobile practice in New Jersey. Here he honed his skills under an experienced mentor in a peer-review setting.