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The Vet Reporter
TV or radio, live or taped, written or spoken —

If you are looking for an expert veterinarian to host a show, be interviewed on a veterinary topic, interview someone about a veterinary topic, create an educational video or to serve as an expert in any capacity regarding veterinary medicine–



Diane Monsein Levitan, VMD, Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, has received worldwide recognition as founder and first owner of the Center for Specialized Veterinary Care and The Compassionate Care Center, the world’s first veterinary referral hospital to allow human owners to stay with their pets overnight. Founded in 2002, the Centers represent Dr. Levitan’s vision to build a model hospital that would encompass all aspects of advanced veterinary medicine, including 24-hour emergency care as well as address the intellectual and emotional needs of pet owners.

An accomplished Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, her expertise spans all aspects of veterinary internal medicine. A board certified specialist in small animal internal medicine, she has also performed clinical research; lectured and taught courses in ultrasound, endoscopy and laparoscopy; published in veterinary journals; and served as a consultant for many businesses.

Dr. Levitan is a member of the Nassau County Medical Reserve Corps, the American College of Hyperbaric Medicine, Fair Media Council and many other organizations that allow her to add to her profession and her community. She was the Chief Medical Officer of PetWatch, Inc. and currently acts as a veterinary medicine and business consultant as well as a media veterinarian. She has recently been appointed to the Board for Veterinary Medicine by the New York State Board of Regents, and is the creator and executive producer of Levitan & Shanahan Productions, creating reality television and video stories. She is a member of the Veterinary News Network; is an advisor and contributor of educational video segments to, a contributor to ThePetStyleBlogSpot as well as Newsday’s Long Island Parent’s and Children’s, Elements and Boulevard magazines and NBC ’s Dr. Levitan has had 2 radio programs and has been a guest on many radio and television shows over the years.

Dr. Levitan is the founder of the charitable foundation, FAITH (For Animals In The Hospital) which provides funds for unowned pets and for pet’s whose owners cannot afford care. Her Centers have been featured nationally and internationally on Fox News and NBC Nightly News, The Today Show and several others. She is known as the expert media veterinarian in this region and is proud to continue to present news, perform interviews and be interviewed in a responsible manner in the best interest of people and their pets.

Dr. Levitan graduated with high honors from the University of Michigan and earned her veterinary degree at the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Veterinary Medicine, also with honors. She has received accolades from many organizations such as the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, New York State Veterinary Medical Society, University of Pennsylvania Alumni Award, voted Woman of Distinction by Distinction Magazine and was inducted into the Hall of Fame as a third time honoree as one of the 50 Most Influential Women on Long Island, by Newsday’s Long Island Business News.

Dr. Levitan’s mission is to educate people about veterinary care- she is especially interested in the ethics of the profession and all aspects of the human animal bond as it pertains to veterinary care. She has a wonderful husband and is the mother of 3 beautiful children, 4 dogs, 3 cats and lots of fabulous fish!

If you need an experienced expert veterinarian for television or radio appearances or in court, please contact Dr. Levitan at:

OwnerDiane Levitan
OriginUnited States


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