Who We Are:
Dr Boaz Levitin is a board-certified veterinary neurologist. To receive this accreditation, an individual must graduate from veterinary school with a doctorate in veterinary medicine (DVM). He has gone on to complete additional specialized training in the field of veterinary neurology. This field pertains to conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, muscles, and nerves of animals.
Angela Tagarello is a licensed veterinary technician who is our lead technician and practice manager. She combines her tremendous experience with endless passion and love for pets making us the best possible place for your pet to be treated.
Boaz Levitin, DVM, DACVIM-Neurology
Owner, Neurology & Neurosurgery Specialist, Board Certified in Veterinary Neurology
Born in Israel in a suburb of Haifa near the Mediterranean Sea, Boaz Levitin, always loved animals of all kinds. It was just natural that he became interested in veterinary medicine as he grew up.
He attended veterinary school at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and earned his DVM degree (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine) in 2000. After graduating, Dr Levitin continued his training as a rotating intern at the university’s veterinary hospital where he started his extended education in veterinary medicine and surgery. During this year, he fell in love with the complexity of the neurological cases. He found it fascinating to be able to solve the puzzle of neuro-localization and then find ways, medical and/or surgical, to help cure these patients.
After completing his internship in 2001, Dr Levitin continued working in the neurology service for an additional year gaining more knowledge and experience in this field. However, Dr Levitin felt that the more he learned, the more he understood how much he didn’t know yet. Therefore, in 2002 Dr Levitin crossed the ocean with his wife Gili and moved to Massachusetts where he joined a Neurology internship at Tufts University.
After graduating the Neurology Internship in 2003, he was accepted to a Neurology/Neurosurgery residency at Tufts University. Dr. Levitin completed his residency in 2006 and successfully passed all the needed exams to become a board-certified neurologist (Diplomate of the American Veterinary Medical Association).
In 2006, Dr Levitin took with him all the knowledge and experience he gained through this long training process and moved to New York City to build a new neurology service in a new veterinary referral center. In no time, this neurology service grew to become one of the main providers of neurology and neurosurgery to New York City patients.
In 2019, after more than 13 years serving the community in New York City, Dr Levitin decided to cross the Hudson River and bring his expertise to new patients and a new veterinary community in New Jersey. He opened “Harmony Veterinary Care”, a Neurology service that combines knowledge, experience, and advanced technology with care, compassion, and love of animals. This combination is hard to find in the big corporate hospitals but is part of Dr Levitin’s philosophy as a small privately-owned hospital.
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine-Neurology
Residency, Neurology/Neurosurgery, Tufts University, Medford MA
Internship, Neurology/Neurosurgery, Tufts University, Medford MA
Rotating Internship, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Bachelor of Science, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Dr Levitin enjoys family time with his wife and daughters. Sailing has been another long-standing passion of Dr Levitin since his childhood and throughout all his life, with sailing all over the Mediterranean Sea, the Caribbean Islands, and our own NJ/NY.
LVT and Practice Manager
Like many in the veterinary field, Angela has had a love of animals since she was a child. Unlike some, she didn’t consider a career in the field until later in life. After getting her bachelor’s degree in Fashion Marketing from The Fashion Institute of Technology Angela worked for the next 20 years the fashion industry in NYC, honing her business skills. She eventually began volunteering at the ASPCA where her love of caring for animals reignited. When she decided it was time for a career change, she knew there was a very different path to follow.
Angela enrolled in the Veterinary Technician program at LaGuardia Community College, obtaining her degree and passing the VTNE in 2010. She accepted a full-time position at an emergency and specialty referral hospital in NYC. For the next 7 years, Angela added to her skills and knowledge, working in the Surgery and Neurology services, alongside Dr Levitin. Often these services recommended that post-op patients aid their healing process by going for physical therapy. When it was time for the next chapter, going to work for Water 4 Dogs Rehabilitation Center in 2017 seemed to be the logical next step – seeing those surgical patients cross the finish line to improved mobility and strength.
As Harmony Veterinary Care comes to life, Angela is excited to rejoin Dr Levitin as Practice Manager and Lead Technician. In this new role, she can blend her past and present experience into one harmonious career. With Harmony’s approach of integrating Eastern and Western practices with advanced diagnostics and working in partnership with the referring community – it’s the best chapter to come in her story.
Contact Harmony Veterinary Care for your pet's neurological needs.
We're focused entirely on the management of neurological conditions of dogs and cats.