Dakota Veterinary Center
381 Dobbs Ferry Road
White Plains, NY 10607

Phone: (914) 421-0020

Fax: (914) 421-2049


Our Team

Dr. Gil Stanzione, D.V.M.

Dr. Stanzione attended the University of Vermont, graduating summa cum laude with a degree in animal science. He spent three years in the mammal department at the Bronx Zoo as a menagerie zookeeper. He then attended Ross University, School of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 1991 with honors.

After graduation, Dr. Stanzione worked in both small animal and emergency medicine on Long Island. In 1998, he opened his practice in Ardsley, New York and in 2001 he moved the practice to its present location in White Plains. In addition to his clinical work with companion animals, Dr. Stanzione is the attending veterinarian for several private zoos in Westchester County. Dr. Stanzione works extensively with the NYC House Rabbit Society.

Dr. Stanzione’s passions are his children and ballroom dancing where he met his wife. His oldest son, Nick, is a college graduate looking towards medical school. His daughter, Julia, now a teenager, still aspires to take over her dad’s practice. With his beautiful wife, Anna, he’s been blessed with a very energetic and charismatic little boy, Mason. Beautiful and happy baby Mila, the latest addition, completes the Stanzione family. Niles, Ford, and River, their three little dogs, round off his happy family.

Dr. Alexandra Saura, D.V. M.

Dr. Saura was born in New York City. She discovered her affinity for animals at a young age, while spending winter vacations with her grandfather -- a veterinarian in Guatemala. Dr. Alex’s academic career began at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where she studied pre-veterinary medicine.  She received her Bachelor' degree in science, and was then admitted to veterinary school at St. George’s University, on the beautiful island of Grenada. After 3 years of study and sun, she spent her final year at North Carolina State University, and was awarded her doctorate in veterinary medicine. Upon graduating in 2009, Dr. Alex, who is fluent in both English and Spanish began practicing small animal veterinary medicine and emergency medicine in Westchester County, NY.  Her veterinary passions include dentistry and end-of-life care. When not at work, Dr. Alex loves spending time with her husband and two children, traveling, exercising, and cuddling her furry family Twiggy an Italian Greyhound and Willow a Golden Retriever.

Dr. Nicole Knapp, D.V.M.

Dr. Knapp was born and raised in Westchester County, NY. She received her bachelor degree in animal science from the University of Rhode Island before heading to Southern California to complete her doctor of veterinary medicine degree at Western University of Health Sciences. Dr. Knapp practiced small animal medicine for 3 years in California before returning to New York where she now lives with her husband, two sons and two dogs. Her veterinary passions include dermatology and end of life care. When not working, Dr. Knapp enjoys spending time with her family, especially their camping trips.

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