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.
Nicole is one of our main LVT’s who strives for positivity and top notch patient care at our hospital. Each and every single day she comes to work, she brings nothing but smiles and productivity to our workplace. She enjoys working alongside our doctors in the OR routinely throughout the week, in addition to getting puppy kisses when not monitoring anesthesia. On her free time, she packs her schedule with hiking, rock-climbing, going for runs, or hanging with friends. At home, she has a sweet black dwarf bunny named Bellatrix, and variety of other reptiles at home.
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.
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.
Haley started at our hospital summer of 2022. Since starting at our hospital, she has been nothing but an efficient, team player to the flow of our practice. She currently is studying to complete her biochemistry degree, although she aspires to be a veterinarian once established in her career. Her wishes are to specialize in radiology interpretation, and to continue to gain experience within internships and her time at Setauket Animal Hospital until she goes to vet school.
Within her schedule, she volunteers her time within the rescue community by fostering cats to find them their forever homes. Reading, going out to the movies, sewing, and vacationing is how she uses her available time for fun. She shares her love with her 2 cats Charlotte and Bea, and her 2 pups Oliver and Daisy.
Fernanda graduated Stony Brook University this past spring 2023 with her Bachelors of Science in Biology. She will be going to vet school after a much-needed gap year and has interest in furthering her education abroad out of the U.S. Once she’s a veterinarian, she hopes to work in a small animal hospital just like ours! In her spare time, Fernanda is an avid traveler who loves to visit and explore new places. She loves shopping, doing her makeup, and loves to go out with friends and attend music festivals. Most importantly, she loves taking her little shih tzu Manchitas on walks and spoiling her with treats.
Ava started working in veterinary medicine at a young age as an assistant. Growing up she always had a love for animals and a passion for helping them. Ava is currently in school at Suffolk County Community college on the road to becoming a licensed veterinary technician. She is also Fear Free Certified and believes it is a very important concept to create a stress free environment for all animals at the vet. Outside of work, Ava enjoys spending time with her family and friends, being outdoors and traveling.
Kai is a recent Stony Brook graduate pursuing a career as a veterinarian. He is starting out his journey as a veterinary assistant, and has been taking care of your animal companions for over a year. Outside of caring for his own gray tabby kitten, he loves reading fiction and learning the guitar.
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.
Francesca started at our hospital with no previous veterinary experience, and quickly grasped the ropes of an efficient CSR naturally right away. Since starting, she has begun to further her experience within our field by learning restraint techniques, in addition to researching more skills and literature to strengthen her knowledge within her day to day speaking to our clientele. On her free time, she enjoys playing video games, seeing the Met’s play baseball, and loves to explore different foods and adventures with her boyfriend Chris. At home, she has a loving maltipoo named Bella that gives her endless affection.
Setauket Animal Hospital is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of companion animals in East Setauket and the surrounding area. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.