Marc A. Franz, D.V.M.

Dr. Franz received his DVM from Cornell University with Senior Awards in 1988 after graduating Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania. He opened Woodbury Animal Hospital in 1996 and has been supporting his clients and the community ever since. He has been involved with the Long Island Veterinary Medical Association, including holding the positions of President, Vice President and Chairman of the Ethics Committee over the years. Dr. Franz was extensively involved in the veterinary emergency response efforts at the World Trade Center. He has received numerous awards recognizing his service at Ground Zero and in the veterinary community.


  • DVM Cornell University, NYSCVM, Senior Awards
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Pennsylvania, Cum Laude

Long Island Veterinary Medical Association:

  • President
  • Chairman of the Ethics Committee
  • Vice President
  • Disaster and Preparedness Co-Chair
  • Rabies Task Force Chairman for Nassau County
  • Veterinary Liaison Officer – Nassau County, County Executive’s Emergency Preparedness Task Force
  • Disaster Committee

Awards: World Trade Center

  • American Red Cross Heroes Award 2002 – World Trade Center Emergency Response/Animal Rescue
  • Leadership to Country and to Profession Award – World Trade Center – Suffolk County SPCA
  • Voluntary Service Award, World Trade Center – Suffolk County SPCA
  • Regional Service Award for work performed at the World Trade Center – LIVMA
  • Emergency Response Award for work performed at the World Trade Center – LIVMA
  • Citation from Nassau County Legislature – Recognition of service and commitment at Ground Zero
  • Letter of Commendation – for work performed at Ground Zero from Thomas J. Suozzi, Nassau County Executive

Awards: Other

  • Veterinarian of the Year, LIVMA,  (Disaster Planning)
  • The Colonel Floyd C. Sager Equine Obstetrics and Pediatrics Award – Cornell University
  • Nassau County Dept. of Health award for Medical Reserve Corps
  • Nassau County Dept. of Health award for assistance during rabies outbreak


  • Veterinary Medical Assistance Teams – VMAT1 (DHS, FEMA, NDMS)


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