Steve Katz was elected Assemblyman for the 99th Assembly District on November 2, 2010. His district includes parts of Dutchess, Putnam and Westchester Counties. For 21 years, Steve Katz has been a veterinarian in private practice, while maintaining a residence in Yorktown with his wife Nicole and their four daughters. Katz has spearheaded the construction of a million dollar veterinary hospital in the Bronx. In 1995, he and his wife opened the Concourse Animal Hospital on the Grand Concourse, also in the Bronx. Katz earned a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1984 from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Animal Science from Cornell University in 1976. During his study, he served as a field researcher for the World Wildlife Fund in French Guiana and Galapagos. Katz also lived in Italy for 2 years and speaks fluent Italian. Dr. Katz resides in Mohegan Lake with his family and numerous animals.