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.
Dr. Manda Kaplan
Dr. Manda Kaplan grew up in Northern New Jersey amongst a small host of animals that comprised a most valued part of her childhood. She decided to become a veterinarian during her undergraduate studies in psychology at Columbia University. She earned her DVM at Tufts University’s Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, where she became interested in pain management and behavior medicine. She was the recipient of the Tufts Cummings School Pain Management Award and was a founding member of the Tufts Low Stress Handling Committee, which endeavors to minimize anxiety for patients during their visits to this large, bustling facility. After veterinary school, Dr. Kaplan honed her clinical skills by completing an internship in medicine and surgery at the Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center in Westbury. She’s still interested in reducing the stress that animals experience during their veterinary visits, and her priority is keeping her patients healthy, comfortable, and relaxed.
Dr. Kaplan is a member of the Long Island Veterinary Medical Association, the New York Veterinary Medical Society, the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Association of Feline Practitioners, and the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management.
Joanna Kuranovich, Office Manager
Joanna grew up in South Ozone Park, Queens. She moved to Suffolk County five years ago, and currently resides in East Northport with her husband, daughter, and dog. She started working for Island Veterinary Group in 2017, and has since learned her passion for business management. She is currently enrolled in Post University, obtaining her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management and is proud of her 4.0 GPA. She hopes to become a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager in 2021, after three years of management experience.
In her spare time, Joanna enjoys spending time with her family. She loves to cook and host large dinner parties. She also enjoys reading and shopping.
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, Veterinary Assistant
Alex grew up in Huntington with his family and his two cats Stripey and Tiger. For as long as he can remember, he has had great interest and passion for the sciences and loved being around and learning about animals. He is currently entering his third year at SUNY Geneseo and will graduate in 2019 with a B.S. degree in Biology. After graduation, Alex is planning on attending veterinary school in order to obtain his DVM. Alex enjoys leadership roles in school and is involved in several extracurricular activities and programs such as serving on Residence Hall Council, involvement in Tri-Beta Biological Honor Society, and leading Geneseo Outing Club hikes.
At Island Veterinary Group Alex has had the opportunity, in between semesters at school, to gain valuable hands-on experience working with small animals while training to be a veterinarian.
Katie Gugler, Veterinary Assistant
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.
Latynese Butts-Houston, Veterinary Assistant
Latynese Butts-Houston is from Huntington Station and is a recent graduate from SUNY Canton, where she received her associates degree in liberal arts and applied science. She has worked at Island Veterinary Group since September of 2018 and she aspires to become a Veterinary Technician. Latynese hopes to attend Suffolk Community College to obtain her Vet Tech license. Latynese has had a passion for animals starting from her first pet, an all-white Maltese named Max. She now has a dwarf bunny named Bun-Bun. In her spare time she enjoys going out with friends and improving her make up skills.
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!
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.
Alexa is from Greenlawn, where she lives with her various childhood pets. She loves animals of all shapes and sizes. She is currently studying to become a forensic scientist and hopes to work on crime scenes. Being a receptionist has been her favorite position.
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.