Dr. Angela N. Martin
Angela N. Martin, DVM was born in the Bronx and always dreamed of being a veterinarian. From the time she was a child, she participated in programs at the Bronx Zoo and worked at small animal hospitals to pursue her interest.
She attended the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University where she majored in Animal Science and graduated with her B.S. in 1999. She was thrilled to be admitted as a junior to the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University and graduated with her DVM in 2002. While in veterinary school, she received the James Gordon Bennett Prize, an award for excellence in anesthesia and pain management. She is also USDA APHIS Certified, which means she can write international health certificates for pets who need to travel.
Since graduation, Dr. Martin has gained valuable experience in general practice as well as in emergency medicine and surgery. She founded Island Veterinary Group in 2010 with her friend and colleague, Dr. Jaime Wiener. Providing exceptional veterinary care in the animals’ homes has been incredibly rewarding. She enjoys serving even more pets now at Island Veterinary Group’s brick and mortar animal hospital.
Dr. Martin is a member of the Long Island Veterinary Medical Association, the New York Veterinary Medical Society, the American Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Association of Feline Practitioners. She is also a proud supporter of the Cornell Feline Health Center.
Dr. Jaime Wiener
Dr. Wiener is originally from Dix Hills and had always known she would be a veterinarian. Animals have always played a very important role in her life. Dr. Wiener grew up riding horses and caring for her own little menagerie.
Dr. Wiener attended the University of Vermont where she majored in Animal Science and graduated in 1998 with her B.S degree. She attended Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated with her DVM in 2005.
Dr. Wiener is a member of the Long Island Veterinary Medical Association, the New York Veterinary Medical Society, the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Association of Feline Practitioners. Dr. Wiener is proud of her profession and enjoys caring for her patients and their families each and every day. She currently resides in Huntington with her husband and three children.
Dr. Jessica Lipsett
Dr. Lipsett was born and raised near Syracuse, NY. She attended Syracuse University, where she majored in Biology and graduated with a B.S. in 2007. While in college, she was the President of the Pre-Veterinary Club and took her first job in a veterinary hospital. She has worked every position from kennel worker to receptionist, so she appreciates each aspect of what goes into caring for animals and their owners.
Dr. Lipsett made the move from Syracuse to Baton Rouge, Louisiana to attend the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine. She was awarded the Salsbury Scholarship for being in the top 5 of her class. She was the President of the Surgery Club and was also awarded the LSU SVM Surgery Student of the Year award her 4th year. Dr. Lipsett spent her summers at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Nutramax Laboratories doing research on canine arthritis and pain management. She graduated summa cum laude from vet school in 2011.
Her next move took her to Columbus, Ohio where she completed a Small Animal Medicine and Surgery internship at the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. During this year, Dr. Lipsett earned valuable experience working in the Emergency and Critical Care Department. She also rotated through each of the major specialities at the hospital and helped teach senior veterinary students.
Dr. Lipsett moved to Rochester, NY where she practiced in a small animal veterinary hospital for two years. She came to Long Island in the summer of 2014 and began working with Island Veterinary Group. She loves the opportunity to make house calls and work with a wonderful team.
She currently resides near Stony Brook with her boyfriend Paul and their cat, Izzy. In her free time she enjoys hiking, camping, working out, and going to the beach.
Dr. Susan Zollo
Dr. Susan Zollo grew up in North Merrick. She attended Adelphi University where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and went on to graduate from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Zollo worked locally doing small animal medicine and surgery before starting her own house call practice, which she did for 13 years. In 2013, Dr. Zollo completed her certification in Canine Rehabilitation from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. After that she returned to her alma mater, North Carolina State, for a semester of school to help teach 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year veterinary students general surgery and physical exam skills. In addition to being a practitioner, she is currently an adjunct professor at two local colleges, teaching both veterinary technician and human nursing students.
Dr. Zollo’s veterinary interests include pediatric spay/neuter, feral cat TNR programs, pain management, and geriatric feline medicine. Her non-veterinary interests include classic movies, ballroom & tap dancing, little league baseball, and spending time with her nephew and her pets.
Nicole Pica, Office Manager & LVT
Nicole has been in the veterinary field since 2004. She graduated from Suffolk Community College with a degree in Animal Science and received her veterinary technician license in 2007. Over the years, she has worked in emergency, critical care, exotic medicine, and general practice. Her furry and feathered family included a blue nose pit bull named Rexy, a French bulldog named Sophia, two caique’s named Pignoli and Bandit, and two parakeets named Hunter and Storm. She loves the summers on Long Island especially the beaches! Her favorite thing to do is spend time with her family, especially her husband and new baby girl.
Jessica Alba, Veterinary Assistant
Jessica Alba is originally from Queens, NY. She grew up in a family of animal lovers and doctors. For eight years she worked at a local pet store caring for many species of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and birds. Throughout this time, she held jobs in other fields, she realized animal care was her passion.
In the summer of 2013, Jessica’s giant breed dog was unable to get up. Fearing the worst, she called Island Veterinary Group. Impressed with the doctors’ compassion and the quality of care provided, Jessica offered to help out if ever necessary.
Unbeknownst to her, a position was available and she has been a part of the Island Vet Group family ever since.
Jessica currently resides in Huntington with her family, her four dogs, six lizards, and array of fish.
Angelina Cuadra, Veterinary Assistant
I’m Jezabel, but I prefer to be called Angelina, isn’t that easier to pronounce? I am originally from El Salvador and I came to this country at the age 10. I have been in Huntington ever since. I always loved animals since I was a kid, there is no better feeling in this world, and as a result I am currently in my second year of vet tech school at Suffolk County Community College knowing that I could help an injured animal, it truly goes to show just how much we need and care for our furry friends.
Joanna Galligano, Veterinary Assistant
Joanna is originally from Queens, but moved to Huntington Station two years ago. She has known she wanted to work with animals since she was a little girl, and is currently enrolled in Penn Foster College to become a licensed veterinary technician. She enjoys learning, and has remained on the Dean’s List throughout her academic career.
Joanna has one dog, a beagle boston terrier mix, named Spartacus, who she absolutely loves.