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. Robert Blakely
Dr. Robert Blakely was born and raised on Long Island and could not be happier to be back as part of the Island Vet Group team. For as long as he could remember, his goal was to become a veterinarian. Throughout his childhood, his family as owned a variety of pets including cats, dogs, pocket pets, ponies and pot-bellied pigs. Pursuing veterinary medicine was the only logical career choice for him!
He joined our practice in June of 2018 after graduating from Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. He started his animal career volunteering at the Freeport Animal Shelter during high school. Dr. Blakely earned his bachelor’s degree with Honors in Biology and Chemistry from Molloy College in 2012. He then spent 3 years prior to vet school at the New York Aquarium in Brooklyn working with their large marine mammals, penguins and sharks. During his time at Cornell, he spent much of his time doing research focused on cellular biology and cancer. As a general practitioner, Dr. Blakely takes pride in providing exceptional care for his patients and establishing meaningful relationships with their families.
In his free time, Dr. Blakely enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife and two dogs, Ernie and Finley.
Joanna Kuranovich, Office Manager
Joanna grew up in Queens, but moved to Long Island four years ago. She currently resides in East Northport with her husband and four year old dog, Spartacus.
Joanna loves to learn. She is currently in her last semester of Penn Foster College, majoring in Veterinary Technology, where she has remained on the Dean’s List throughout her academic career. While enrolled in Penn Foster, Joanna was promoted to assistant manager of Island Veterinary Group, and then six months later to manager. She found her passion in management, and that has motivated her to pursue a higher level of education. She plans to obtain her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, and once applicable, become a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager.
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, 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.
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.
Cody Brady, Veterinary Assistant
Cody Brady has worked at Island Veterinary Group as a veterinary assistant since July 2018. Currently, Cody aspires to attend veterinary school in the next couple years after finishing undergraduate studies at Stony Brook University. For his undergraduate studies, he is pursuing a B.S. in Biochemistry with a minor in Music and Technology while taking the prerequisite classes needed to apply to veterinary school. Cody also works at the Queens Zoo with their domestics, and in the past has done wildlife rehabilitation. While not working on his studies or at the office, he plays Ultimate Frisbee on multiple teams and rock climbs. In addition, he is a part of the Camerata Singers on campus. Working under the expert veterinarians at Island Veterinary Group has been a pleasure for Cody and will help him become an excellent veterinarian in the future!
Lauren Steffann, Veterinary Assistant
Lauren Steffann was raised in East Northport where she spent time with childhood pets and learned the undefinable value of animal companionship. Her time volunteering at farms, wildlife rehabilitation centers and on veterinary field clinics have given her a wide breadth of experience. While at school, she has made contributions towards the scientific research of dystroglycan-related muscular dystrophy therapies as a lab intern. Lauren is now going into her senior year at Binghamton University and will be graduating Phi Beta Kappa next spring with a B.S. in Biochemistry. She is currently applying to veterinary schools with aspirations of becoming a mixed animal veterinarian. In her down time she enjoys hiking, drawing and spending time with her bunny named Waffle. Lauren is grateful for the opportunity to work at Island Veterinary Group and to learn from their kind and experienced staff.
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.