Originally from northern NJ, Dr Albano attended Loyola University in Baltimore followed by veterinary school at Virgina Tech in Blacksburg, VA. Dr Albano was inducted into Phi Zeta, the national veterinary honor society, and completed a postgraduate internship at Red Bank Veterinary Referral Hospital in Red Bank NJ. Upon completion of his internship, Dr Albano began work exclusively in emergency and critical care medicine and surgery. He was the first veterinarian on staff of the first veterinary emergency hospital in southern NJ.
Dr Albano returned to the Baltimore-Washington area and worked many years at the Pet ER in Towson, MD. Turning his attention to general and preventative care, Dr Albano began to seek alternatives to pharmaceuticals for his patients that had difficulty tolerating more conventional medications, as well as for pet owners who sought to avoid such drugs. Exploration and study of Eastern and herbal medicine disciplines lead him to become a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist. Seeing how critical movement was to maintaining a healthy neuromuscular system, as well as maintaining a high quality of life, he began study of rehabilitative medicine and became a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist.
Dr Albano continues to study herbal and rehabilitative medicine as well as nutrition, but will employ a variety of conventional medications and therapies when needed to practice truly integrative medicine. It is his philosophy that there are many different pathways to optimum health and often it is the blending of differing disciplines that achieves the greatest results.