Our Veterinary Support Staff
LVT - Inventory Supervisor
A lifelong Westchester County resident, Mary Ann attended SUNY Farmingdale as an “aggie” and planned on going into dairy farming. However, after she realized that cows were a 24/7 job, she turned her focus to small animals and exotics as a veterinary technician. After running a boarding kennel in Harrison, NY, Mary Ann returned to the veterinary technology world and worked in several small animal hospitals around Westchester and Connecticut where she gained invaluable experience working with birds and other exotic species. She lives in South Salem with her dog and two birds. When she’s not caring for all the needy wildlife that comes to her door, Mary Ann is at the Veterinary Center caring for all the exotic pets and helping us keep the hospital on track.
Head LVT- Clinical Supervisor
Nina graduated from SUNY Ulster with a degree in Veterinary Technology in 2017 and joined our team shortly after. Since starting here, Nina has become our head clinical technician, ensuring the entire staff stays up to date with the latest in exotic pet medicine. She prides herself on excellent client communication, making sure each pet owner understands the specific care their exotic pet needs. Nina is always looking to learn more; whether it's information to pass on to our pet parents or to advance her medical care. She comes into work every day hoping to make each pet's experience at the Veterinary Center as comfortable and pleasant as possible.
LVT - Front Desk Supervisor
Originally from New York City, Edgar began his veterinary career at the Animal Medical Center in 1995. He received his Veterinary Technology degree in 2008 at Cedar Valley College in Landcaster, Texas. After working with cats and dogs for the past 27 years, Edgar decided to broaden his knowledge and join our team in 2021 to learn about the variety of exotic pets and exotic pet medicine. He has special interest in radiology and dentistry, and is eager to expand that knowledge into the field of exotics. When he's not at work, Edgar enjoys spending time with his family and his dog, Ichabod. He also loves boating, fishing, surfing, and traveling to Costa Rica and Puerto Rico to visit family.
After a career change from working as a college professor, Kenia graduated with Honors from Mercy College with a BS in Veterinary Technology. She has worked at several animal hospitals in the New York area and came to the Veterinary Center with experience in both emergency/critical care and general practice, working with cats, dogs, farm animals, urban wildlife, and exotic pets. Kenia enjoys working with all species and being able to provide the same high quality of care to all. Outside of work, Kenia is still surrounded by animals; she has been involved in animal rescue and advocacy for many years and is a NY state licensed wildlife rehabilitator. Her companion animals include a dog, 4 cats, a 3-legged rabbit, and a bearded dragon; they all share their home with Kenia’s husband, an ever-changing array of foster animals, and a flock of outdoor rescued pigeons.
Originally from Patterson, NY, Christina has been around and loved animals of all kinds for as long as she could remember, and she most likely will be the first voice you’ll hear when calling the Veterinary Center! She received her Bachelors Degree in Biology at Hartwick college; however, most of the courses she took there were animal-related. After graduating, Christina found her way to the Veterinary Center, where she realized becoming a veterinary technician was her calling. Currently, she is enrolled in the Penn Foster College Veterinary Technician Program. A reptile enthusiast, she has 2 bearded dragons, 2 leopard geckos, 2 western hognose snakes, and 2 poison dart frogs. As she always says, if she could have every animal that came into Center, she would!
Born in Somers, NY, Lisa has an AAS in communication and media arts and has always been an animal lover. She has spent most of her working career working at veterinary offices. Not only does she surround herself during the day with her furry or feathered friends, but also, she has had many animals of her own at home. At one time, she had 3 dogs, 5 cats, and 6 chickens. In her spare time, she enjoys creating art including taking photos (especially portraits of animals), drawing, and her newest hobby, puppet making.
Born and raised in Middleboro, Massachusetts, Victoria joined our team after graduating from Roger Williams University and receiving a bachelor's degree in Marine Biology. While Victoria loves all exotic pets, she has a special interest in birds. As head of our boarding ward, she makes sure all animals are wonderfully cared for while at their home away from home. In her free time, Victoria enjoys spending time at home, playing video games, and caring for her bird, bearded dragon, and guinea pig - all rescues!