About Us

Since 1992, the Austin Veterinary Care, formerly Trylon, has been serving the residents of Queens, New York. Our mission is to provide you and your pets the highest quality veterinary care. With Dr. Lu and Dr. Miller on staff, we now offer complete holistic veterinary care for your pet, including acupuncture and herbal medicine. Dr. Said is an excellent veterinary surgeon, and performs both soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries. Dr. Burns, a local New York veterinarian, has over 35 years of experience. Dr. Steven Konstalid offers ultrasound diagnostics that are second to none. We strive to strengthen the human-animal bond, healing and helping our animal companions, while also
guiding you in a partnership to provide wellness care for them.

Our commitment to voluntarily seek AAHA Accreditation, exemplifies our promise to you that we will always recommend the highest Standard of Care for your best friends!

Veterinarians

Alan Burns
Veterinarian
Dr. Burns grew up in New York and attended the University of Missouri graduating from the College of Veterinary Medicine in 1977. Having over 40 years of general practice experience he has extensive experience in emergency and exotic medicine working for the NYC zoos for 2 years. When out of the office he enjoys fishing and traveling. He also collects autographs from historically significant people. Special interest is surgery and endoscopy.

John Lu
Veterinarian/USDA Accredited
Dr. John Lu received his veterinary medical degree in 1986 in Beijing, China, continuing education in graduate school he received a Master’s Degree in Bioengineering in 1989. At Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine located in West Lafayette, Indiana he accomplished clinical training in every aspect of modern veterinary medicine. He also worked as a pathology assistant at the prestigious Animal Medical Center in New York City, where he learned a great deal in linking causes and symptoms a whole body approach. Before moving to the States, Dr. Lu taught genetics in Beijing University as an Assistant Professor. He worked on a series of research projects in molecular biology and immunology which allowed him to have an in depth understanding of disease management. Dr. Lu always strives to develop safe, effective therapies beyond what textbooks teach by integrating acupuncture and Chinese herbs as a part of this practice. His goal is to take advantage of the best of healing in both western and eastern medicine.

Burton Miller
Veterinarian/USDA Accredited
A native of Long Island, Dr. Miller graduated summa cum laude from the University of Vermont school of agriculture in 1977. From there, he studied veterinary medicine at Cornell University, graduating in 1981. Dr. Miller is the former owner of Riverhead Animal Hospital and the Animal Wellness Center in Huntington. He relocated to Astoria Queens in 2015, and is presently enjoying working at Austin Veterinary Care in Forest Hills. An avid tennis player and sailor, Dr. Miller also enjoys playing the ukulele and bass guitar. He can be found occasionally performing at jams in the Long Island classic rock scene.
Osama Said
Veterinarian
Dr. Osama Said earned a Bachelor's degree in Veterinary Science from Cairo University in Egypt in 2008 and has 8 years experience in the veterinary field. Dr. Osama Said is a member of American Veterinary Medical Association and Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG). Dr. Said earned his DVM degree from The University Of The State of New York. His special interests include surgery, dermatology, dentistry, anesthesia. Dr. Said is an animal lover; he loves helping and rescuing animals, he worked in various animal shelters for 3 years.He also enjoys basketball, soccer, working out, traveling and exploring new place.
Steve Konstalid
Veterinarian/Ultrasound Expert
Dr. Konstalid was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. In 1998, after his clinical year at Kansas State University, he earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University. He spent most of his professional career in the emergency and critical care setting, first in Orange County Animal Emergency Service and then Elmhurst Animal Emergency Hospital. As an ER clinician, he always had access to an ultrasound machine and used it daily on his own cases as well as those of colleagues and referring hospitals. The dimension this modality added was invaluable in the management of difficult medical cases. After 15 years of working overnights, he shifted gears and worked exclusively as a mobile sonographer in a busy mobile practice in New Jersey. Here he honed his skills under an experienced mentor in a peer-review setting.

Staff

Lucy Yang

Practice Manager
Lucy Yang majored in animal science in high school and to majored in Biology at Hunter College. She has been in this field for over 18 yrs, working in animal hospitals and volunteering at animal shelters in New York and San Francisco. She started working with animals when she was 16 yrs old as a volunteer at a local animal hospital and then went on to work for the same veterinarian for 7 yrs. She has a deep love for animals and is proud to help make a difference in their lives. She is a proud mom of 6 rescue dogs and 2 turtles. In her spare time she enjoys traveling and is active in charity work.