Meet Our Specialists
Dr. John Lu, Practice Director
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. Samuel Rodriguez, Veterinarian
Dr. Tom 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.