Our team is dedicated to supporting our vets as well as our East Setauket clients to ensure each patient is taken care of to the best of our abilities.

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  • Sydney Ballard #1

    Sydney B.

    Practice Manager

    Ever since Sydney was a child, she knew animals were her passion. Weekly visits to a local pet store opened her mind and satiated her curiosity. Over time her love for animals grew and she became the proud owner of a variety of reptiles, birds, rabbits, cats, and dogs. Desiring to be of further service to animals, she became immersed in the rescue community, fostering animals on their way to a forever home.

    Sydney’s role as hospital manager comes after several years of working in all aspects of the animal industry. Her natural leadership abilities and dedication to excellence are a welcome addition to Setauket Animal Hospital. Her goal is to keep the hospital’s operations running smoothly and to keep all furry friends happy. Sydney is fear-free certified and greatly enjoys making any anxious or aggressive patient comfortable when visiting the office.

    Outside the hospital, Sydney enjoys traveling, hiking, and finding new adventures. She especially loves spending time with her spouse and four fur babies, Layla the beagle, Connie the basset hound, and Earl and Jojo, the mischievous sphynxes.

  • Victoria Baxter #1

    Victoria B.

    Office Manager

    Victoria joined our team in June 2022 as our new office manager. She grew up surrounded by furry critters that included dogs, cats, ferrets, and a variety of aquatic animals. As these pets began to offer her unconditional love throughout her childhood, she knew that the veterinary field was where she would thrive as her career. Within starting at Setauket Animal Hospital, Victoria's insightful organizational skills have continued to assist with management duties and social media outreach, and continues to bring new ideas to aid in the efficiency of our facility.

    Outside of work, she enjoys fishkeeping and turning her home into a jungle of plants. She enjoys stand-up comedy, hiking in the woods, and hosting game nights with her friends in her free time. She currently has three dogs: Marley, Bodhi, and Pippin, and two cats: Midna and Binx, as well as countless houseplants, and freshwater fish.

  • Lisa Estrada, Technician #1

    Lisa E.

    Veterinary Technician

    Lisa joined Setauket Animal Hospital in March 2022, bringing with her 20 years of experience from working in emergency and general practice. Additionally, she works in real estate and as a NY State wildlife rehabilitator. She has a love for all animals, large and small. At home are 5 cats and her long-coat German Shepherd, Tristan. Lisa is particularly fond of the large breed dogs that come in, especially German Shepherds. She has a way with them that keeps them calm and comfortable. She enjoys going to the beach with her husband and Tristan in her spare time.

  • Mylo Papuzinski, LVT #1

    Mylo P.

    Veterinary Technician

    Coming Soon!

  • Nicole Casagrande, LVT #1

    Nicole C.

    Veterinary Technician

    Coming Soon!

  • Lindsey Verderber #1

    Lindsey V.

    Veterinary Assistant

    Lindsey worked in human healthcare as a CNA for 4 years. Though she loved what she did, when it was time to take the next step, she decided to follow her heart and transition to the veterinary field. Lindsey is currently in school with hopes of eventually becoming a licensed veterinary technician. In her free time, Lindsey enjoys working on her truck, fostering dogs, and spending time with her boyfriend, Alex.

  • Siobhan Walsh #1

    Siobhan W.

    Veterinary Assistant

    Coming Soon!

  • Angela Perna #1

    Angela P.


    Angela is a Long Island native with a passionate love of animals. For the past 5 years, she's worked at animal hospitals and care facilities while pursuing her dream of becoming a licensed veterinary technician. In her free time, she enjoys creating digital art, playing video games, and spending time with her two cats, Cinder and Pixel, and her bearded dragon, Charmander.