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.
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.
Angelina Cuadra, LVT
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 knowing that I could help an injured animal. Angelina graduated from vet tech school at Suffolk County Community College.
Meg Ambrosio, LVT
Meg has worked at Island Vet Group since 2008, taking a small break but has returned full time. She loves being an LVT and helping the patients and doctors here, especially in surgery. She currently resides in Huntington with her husband, daughter, dog, and cat.
Alex Kaplan, DVM
Alex Kaplan, DVM grew up in Huntington and for as long as he can remember, he has had great interest and passion for the sciences. He has loved learning about animals for as long as he can remember as they have always played a great role in his life.
Dr. Kaplan attended the State University of New York College at Geneseo where he majored in Biology and graduated with his B.S. in Biology in 2019. He then transitioned right into Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine where he graduated with his DVM in 2023.
Since graduation Dr. Kaplan has gained valuable mentorship and experience alongside his long-time friends and colleagues Dr. Wiener and Dr. Martin. He has been with Island Veterinary Group since he was first starting on his journey in veterinary medicine and looks forward to stepping into his new role and passion of being a veterinarian. He continues to look forward to many different experiences and remaining as a lifelong learner in the ever-changing field of veterinary medicine.
Dr. Kaplan 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. Kaplan is a proud member of the veterinary profession and looks forward to a long and deeply rewarding future of caring for animals to come.
Katie Gugler, Receptionist
Katie is a born and raised Long Islander from Suffolk County. She has always had a deep love for nature and animals of all kinds ever since a young age. Katie started her journey into animal care by volunteering at Sweetbriar Nature Center in Smithtown and instantly fell in love working with animals from mammals to reptiles to birds! She is a proud cat parent to a 5 year old, one eyed Domestic Shorthair named Stanley. Katie is extremely passionate about Horticulture and Intersectional Environmentalism, and hopes to one day own a farm of her own to start a huge family of plants and furry/feathery/scaly friends! Some activities that she enjoys include reading, bread baking, watching scary movies, traveling and going to see live music.
Elisa Garronbone, Veterinary Assistant
Elisa was born and raised in Greenlawn, Long Island. She spent two years studying veterinary assisting at Wilson Tech, where she learned how passionate she was about animals. She graduated from Wilson Tech in 2019, and is now an animal care-taker at their facility, as well as a veterinary assistant at Island Veterinary Group. Elisa aspires to be a veterinarian for exotic animals.
In her spare time, Elisa enjoys watching horror movies and hanging out with her dog Rhea. She also enjoys kayaking and canoeing.
Stephanie Velasquez, Veterinary Assistant
Stephanie is from Brentwood, Long Island. She has always loved animals of all types, and has had pets her entire life. Stephanie hopes to pursue her dream in the near future, and become a veterinary technician.
Kayla Wade, Veterinary Assistant
Kayla has been working in the animal care field for four years. Originally from Kings Park, she started off by working with small animals such as reptiles, at Sunken Meadow State Park. She then transitioned into working with larger animals, such as cats and dogs.
Kayla spends her time cuddling with her three cats and her dog. She is excited to be working with Island Veterinary Group, and can not wait to help care for your furry family members!
Stefania Lutas, Veterinary Assistant
Stefania grew up in Queens and moved to Long Island with her family once she started college. She graduated in 2021 with her bachelor’s degree in Zoology from SUNY Oswego, where her favorite classes were Wildlife Management and Evolution. She is currently studying to become a veterinary technician and hopes to one day attend veterinary school.
In her spare time, Stefania enjoys traveling, hiking, and walking her two cats.
Jensy Torres, Veterinary Assistant
Jensy was born and raised in Huntington Station, NY and has always had a different kind of love for animals! Her love for animals blossomed as
a result of spending a year at Wilson Tech Boces. She has two animals of her own; her dog Milo and her bunny Toby. They are Jensy’s best friends! Jensy intends to follow her ambition and pursue her dream of becoming a veterinary technician!
Sandi Furman, Receptionist
Sandi is one of the welcoming and friendly people you meet when you call or visit IVG. She always greets you and your furry friends in a compassionate and professional manner, will schedule your appointments, discuss your prescriptions, coordinate with your insurance carrier, and be sure your questions are answered in a clear and accurate manner. She is always helpful, very organized and an important part of the IVG family. Sandi came to us after a successful career in Marketing and Real Estate, and she is thrilled to be working with animals, something she has always wanted to do! She currently lives in Huntington with her family, and her 6 year old goldendoodle, Leo.
Jess Carey, Receptionist
Jessica recently pivoted from a career in project management and design to reception at Island Vet Group. She grew up mainly in Connecticut and on Long Island, then majored in history and art history at NYU. A lifelong supporter of wildlife, nature, and marine conservation, as well as the arts, she loves going to the Bronx Zoo, hiking, kayaking, boating, and going to museums. Jessica resides in Huntington with her family and their cat, Minky.