About Dr. Hassan Dr. Salah Hassan has been a practicing veterinarian for over 30 years and he is the founder of the American Veterinary Hospital. He was born on the 4th of July and has been an East Meadow town resident for 16 years with his wife and four children. He graduated Cairo University in 1982 and graduated Iowa State University in 1996. He opened up his first clinic as Astoria Animal Hospital in Astoria, NY in 1997. He opened his second Astoria Animal Hospital in 1998. The American Veterinary Hospital in East Meadow, NY is Dr. Hassan’s newest clinic which was opened in 2015. In every clinic Dr. Hassan opens, he always uses state of the art veterinary technology including EKG, Laser for Therapy and Surgery, and digital X-Ray. In 1988, Dr. Hassan invented the caps for cats which are now known as “Soft Paws”. His medical interests include surgeries (soft tissue, orthopedic, oral) and dermatology. He is a member of most social and medical veterinary associations. In his free time, Dr. Hassan enjoys traveling, reading, horseback riding and playing tennis. Dr. Salah Hassan has dedicated himself to veterinary care and surgical procedures.