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. Alessandra L. Lyons
Alessandra L. Lyons was born in Manhattan, grew up in Westchester County and moved onto Long Island in 2003. Dr. Lyons was a “barn brat” since she was 8 years old, spending all of her free time at the stables. Her love for horses, and being around animals in general, started her on her path to becoming a veterinarian.
Dr. Lyons attended Sacred Heart University where she majored in Biology, and graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science. She attended Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine in Southern California and graduated with her DVM in 2015.
Western University offered her the unique experience of traveling around not only California but the entire country to experience different animal hospitals, and ways of life! She has traveled to Italy to work with race horses that run in a race around the town square of Siena which has been taking place since Medieval times, and is a part of her own family’s history. She completed an internship in equine medicine in Navasota, Texas where she absolutely fell in love with Texas culture, food and music. Although, Long Island is home and she is happy to be back!
Dr. Lyons is working on finishing her acupuncture certification, and hopes to be able to offer that service at Island Vet Group soon. She is also USDA accredited. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Equine Practitioners, Long Island Veterinary Medical Association, and New York Veterinary Medical Society.
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.
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.
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.