Our Staff

Gabrielle Morello - Animal Health Group

Gabrielle Morello

Gabrielle lives with her family in North Carolina but is originally from Massachusetts. Gabrielle is a Biology major at Wagner College and is currently pursuing her dream of becoming a veterinarian. In her free time, Gabrielle enjoys hanging out with friends and family.

Regan Castle

Regan Castle

Regan is veterinary assistant originally from Michigan but now attends school at Wagner College. Regan plans to attend veterinary school once she graduates and eventually open her own small animal practice. Regan is a biology major with a concentration in pre-vet studies. Over the summer, she interned at the Detroit Zoo working as a zookeeper for over 25 different exotic animal species. In her free time, Regan enjoys cheerleading on the Wagner College Cheer Team, hanging out with her friends, and eating as much vanilla ice cream as she can in one sitting. But most of all, Regan loves working at Animal Health Group!

Justine La Bella

Justine La Bella

Justine is a junior in high school who aspires to be a veterinarian. She is exited to work as a technician to so she can learn all about veterinary work. She is interested in working with exotics. In her spare time she likes to travel, snowboarding, and going to the beach.

Todd Lima

Todd Lima

Todd is an English major at the College of Staten Island and is pursuing a career as a screenwriter. When he isn’t working on scripts he’s most likely watching movies. While his schedule doesn’t give him much time to have a pet of his own, Todd jumped at the offer to become a veterinary assistant to help other people’s pets as much as possible. He hopes to learn as much as he can for the day when he gets his own furry friend.

Beatrice DeMarco

Beatrice DeMarco

Beatrice is a Microbiology major at Wagner College. She loves playing with all types of living things especially cats and dogs. She is studying to be a veterinary zoologist. In her spare time, Bea loves doing what she does right here, playing with our patients and her pets.

Sam Colon

Sam Colon

Samantha graduated from Notre Dame Academy High School in 2015 and Wagner College in 2019. She is now attending University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a veterinarian. In her free time, Samantha likes to spend time with her friends/family and her fur babies at home.

Pamela Gdula

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

Brittany Ciraolo

Brittany Ciraolo

Brittany lives in Brooklyn, New York. She has been a Veterinary Assistant for over two years. She attended Iona college where she studied business and also volunteered at the New Rochelle Humane Society. In her spare time she likes to read and spend time with friends, family and her dogs.

Gabriela Hernandez

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 in order to one day help all kinds of animals, and the people who love them, during difficult situations. 

Tucker Cowdin

Tucker Cowdin

Tucker is a student at Wagner College. Formerly from Utah, Tucker grew up on a farm where his love for animals began. He always knew he wanted to work with animals whether it be on his family farm or at the local shelters. When he moved to New York he jumped at the opportunity to work at our vet office and has been a proud member of our office for 3 years. 

John Nugra

John Nugra

John Nugra has been a part of our team as a  Veterinary Assistant for the past year. He was born and raised in Brooklyn and attends Hunter College. His love for animals led him to volunteer at ASPCA, become TNR certified and conduct a field study on dolphin communications and behavior in Bimini, Bahamas. John is currently going through the interview process for Veterinary School. He has plans on specializing in some sort of surgery and hopefully opening his own clinic one day. On his free time John enjoys going on runs with his two dogs, Teddy and Bentley, and also watching Netflix with them.