December 5, 2023

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Veterinarian in Elmsford Arrested for Six Counts of Animal Cruelty, Assault and Forgery

Javier Diaz

SPCA Westchester introduced now that their Humane Legislation Enforcement Device (HLE), below the path of Ernest Lungaro and Elmsford Detective Paul Rescigno and Detective Robert Caralyus, in a joint investigation and with the help of the Westchester District Attorney’s Business, arrested Veterinarian Javier Diaz, DMV, 46, the owner of Major Street Animal Healthcare facility.  Dr. Diaz was charged with Forgery 2nd degree, 6 counts of animal cruelty and assault 3rd degree.

The investigation of Key Avenue Animal Healthcare facility found at 33 E. Major Avenue, Elmsford, NY revealed that between April 09, 2022 and April 27, 2022 Diaz gave a certification of a rabies vaccination and billed a pet proprietor with out in fact administering the NYS expected vaccination.  He also bodily abused animals that ended up introduced into the Primary Street Animal Clinic on 6 instances.  A two-thirty day period-aged kitten was strike on the head with a nail clipper built to slash dog’s nails and then jammed the nail clipper into the cat’s mouth leading to the kitten to go through unjustifiably and to maintain a laceration to its gum and palate.  A Shiba Inu doggy was punched in the ribs.  A Labrador Retriever had his entrance paw twisted and a nail clipper jabbed in his ribs producing the pet dog to cry out in suffering. The pet was then kicked in the ribs. Diaz, when managing a 3-legged senior German Shepherd pet dog, kicked the puppy in the upper body and then twisted and pulled the dog’s ear that was becoming treated for an ear an infection so tough that the pet screamed incessantly.  He then kicked the pet dog a next time in its jaw triggering the pet dog to jerk its head backwards hanging a veterinary assistant that was holding the puppy in location.  The veterinary assistant suffered a bloody nose and suffered unjustifiable actual physical soreness to her head and neck.  A chihuahua canine was in a puppy crate crying when Diaz punched the doggy to make it prevent crying.  A Shih Tzu dog was choked resulting in the dog to almost get rid of consciousness which caused the pet dog to put up with unjustifiable discomfort and struggling. 

Diaz will be arraigned in Elmsford Village Courtroom,15 S Stone Ave, Elmsford, NY today at 2 pm.

“We are absolutely sickened by the abuse these animals experienced at the palms of Javier Diaz, DVM. Veterinarians take an oath to shield animal wellness and welfare not to trigger suffering and misery,” reported Shannon Laukhuf, SPCA Westchester’s Executive Director. “If you suspect your pet was harmed in Diaz’s care, make sure you get in touch with the SPCA’s 24-hour animal cruelty hotline at (914) 941-7797.”

SPCA Westchester is a no-kill Animal Rescue Middle situated in Briarcliff Manor and is NOT affiliated with the ASPCA or any national animal welfare corporations. Study additional at