Beatrice is a microbiology major at Wagner College, studying to be a veterinary zoologist. She loves playing with all living things, especially cats and dogs. In her spare time, Bea loves doing what she does right here, playing with our patients and her pets.
Pamela lives in Staten Island, New York. She graduated from Susan E. Wagner high school and is now attending the College of Staten Island in hopes of becoming a veterinarian in the future. In her spare time, she likes to hang out with her family, friends and surround herself with animals
Gabriela is an aspiring veterinarian who was born and raised on Staten Island. She graduated from New Dorp High School in 2017 and is now a biology major at the College of Staten Island. She hopes to learn as much as possible about veterinary medicine to one day help all kinds of animals, and the people who love them, during difficult situations.
Melody (Mel) has been a part of the AHG family since 2019. Her passion for veterinary medicine started at a young age while working on a farm during her summer vacations. She studied biology at Binghamton University where she learned about AHG through a friend. Mel is studying to become a certified veterinary technician and hopes to further her knowledge of animal care and hospitality. When she’s not at work or studying, you can find her reading a good book, hanging out with friends, or trying new recipes to cook for her friends and family.
Kristin is from Massachusetts but moved to New York for the pre-vet program at Wagner College. From there, she found her way to AHG. She has always loved animals and her dream has been to have a job caring for them. Kristin had a hamster who was an escape artist, forcing her to fortify the enclosure often, but she doesn’t have any pets currently. In her free time, Kristin enjoys hiking and being outside.
Jake grew up in Staten Island where his dad was a professional dog trainer, which led to his love of animals. He was referred to AHG by his sister. He has a dramatic and funny Doberman named Loki who loves to be around people. In his free time, Jake enjoys playing basketball, reading, or hanging out with his friends.
Sidney was born in Brooklyn and raised in Malaysia. She returned to New York to attend the College of Staten Island, where she is a senior. As a child, she wanted to become a veterinarian, and that hasn’t changed. Sidney’s two poodles, Mocha and Latte, live with her family in Malaysia, but she has a snail named Gary. In her free time, she enjoys crocheting with an 85-year-old friend.
Tessa is originally from Pennsylvania but moved here to attend to Wagner College where she is studying to become a physician’s assistant. She adores caring for animals while learning skills that often translate to what she is studying at school. She has a dog named Zippy and three cats, Steve French, Ruby and Manny back home in Pennsylvania. In her free time, she enjoys reading, drawing, going to new places and live music.
Brittany has been a veterinary technician at both of our locations since 2013. She has loved animals since she was a child and is living the dream caring for them. In her free time, Brittany loves reading, shopping and going on long walks with her two dogs, Penelope and Bernadette.
Sandra grew up in Staten Island and has worked as a veterinary assistant at AHG since 2019. She is majoring in biology and animal behavior at Hunter College and plans to become a veterinarian. Outside of school and work, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family (including her dog Jumper), reading and biking.
Rachel grew up in Staten Island, has always had a passion for science, and is studying biology at the College of Staten Island. She has had fish and bearded dragons, but currently has a dog named Nyx. In her free time, she enjoys reading, exploring the city and skiing.
Amanda is from Staten Island and joined AHG in March 2021 to get experience working in veterinary medicine. She is majoring in microbiology at Wagner College and plans to go to vet school one day. She has a miniature Pinscher named Spock whose favorite activities are eating all the treats he can get his paws on and sleeping by the fireplace. When not working, you’ll find Amanda at Wagner with her sorority and cheer team.
Marillyn grew up in Brooklyn and has loved animals from a young age. She loves spending time with her talking Huskie and silly cat. In her free time, she enjoys boxing and singing. One of her goals is to travel and help children and animals in need.
Lily lives in Staten Island and attends the College of State Island where she majors in biology and minors in philosophy. She is planning to pursue veterinary medicine after graduation. In her free time, she enjoys video games, roller skating and vegan cooking.
Justine has wanted to work with animals since she was a child, and she has been part of the AHG family since 2019. She is majoring in biology at the College of Staten Island to further her career in the veterinary field and is interested in zoology and working with wildlife. In her free time, she likes to travel, snowboard, go to the beach and most importantly, spend time with her chocolate Lab, Gracie.
Valerie is an in-coming college student who can’t wait to begin studying veterinary medicine. Her love of animals started when she cared for her toy poodle Cookie and grew while working at AHG. Valerie speaks Mandarin and hopes to use this skill to help immigrants. She plans to attend vet school and hopes to open her own practice one day. In her free time, she enjoys cooking traditional Asian cuisine for her family and walking her dog by the beach.
Priyal is a senior at Hunter College majoring in computational biology. She started working at AHG in 2020 because of her love for animals. In her free time, she enjoys playing with her puppy, Oreo.
Samantha has been at AHG since 2016, and she graduated from Wagner College in 2019. She has wanted to be a veterinarian since she was four years old, and she expects to graduate from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2023. She enjoys spending her free time with family, friends and her fur babies, as well as going out to dinner and being on the beach.
Kate has been working in the veterinary field caring for shelter animals for more than five years and has been at AHG for two years. In her free time, she enjoys fostering animals.
Julia is from Staten Island, has always wanted to be a veterinarian and is majoring in biology at Hunter College. In her free time, she enjoys playing and watching soccer and working out.