Staff

 

VETERINARIANS

Dr. A. Neil Weiss, Veterinarian

​Dr. A. Neil Weiss is owner and founder of The Manetto Hill Animal Hospital and Paw Seasons Hotel & Day Spa. A local graduate of Syosset High School, Dr. Weiss found his way back to the ‘old neighborhood’ after his professional training. He is an alumni of Colgate University with a degree in Biology. Soon after, he graduated Ross University Veterinary School with his clinical training at Oklahoma State University. Post-graduate training at the Animal Medical Center in Manhattan rounded out Dr. Weiss’ academic and clinical training.

Early experience as an associate clinician, emergency room veterinarian and house-call doctor earned Dr. Weiss excellent experience in all aspects of animal care.  Special interest in soft tissue surgery and laser assisted surgery are some of Dr. Weiss’ advanced skills

 

Dr. Weiss is married to Randi, our Hospital Administrator, with whom he has three children, Harley, Isabelle and Noah.  They also have a house full of dogs and cats. He enjoys swimming and skiing when not working.

Dr. Beth Shevell, Veterinarian

 

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Beth Shevell has joined our practice. Dr. Shevell has been working as a Veterinarian in the neighboring community for over 10 years.  She is experienced in general surgery, dentistry, dermatology as well as and medical diagnostics.  She brings her knowledge, compassion and talent to the Manetto Hill Animal Hospital.  We are lucky to have her as part of our medical team.

 

Dr. Jason Kirshbaum, Veterinarian

Dr. Kirshbaum has been working on Long Island as a licensed veterinarian since 2014.  He has his USDA license for international health certificates as well as having special training in Dentistry and Diagnostic Ultrasound.  He brings his extensive knowledge and skills to the Manetto Hill Animal Hospital.  His desire to make each patient feel at ease while in his presence is a natural gift.  He is a dedicated doctor who's heart is in the right place.  He loves to educate clients on everything from puppy care to senior wellness plans. 

Dr. Kirshbaum lives in the neighborhood and has just recently been married.  We are so happy to have him as part of our veterinary team.

 

HOSPITAL AND HOTEL ADMINISTRATORS

Randi W, Hospital Administrator

​Randi is happy to be working so closely with her husband, Dr. Weiss.  Coming from a background in communications and theater, Randi loves the interaction of the animals and their owners alike.  Randi runs the “behind-the-scenes” work that keeps the animal hospital in tip top shape.

Maryann C, Office & Client Relations Manager

​Maryann has been the Office Manager of the Manetto Hill Animal Hospital for over 14 years.  She has created an atmosphere of teamwork and respect among the staff.  Maryann’s management skills are unmatched.  She is loved by all her co-workers.  Maryann is the go-to person on a number of issues and she has managed to grow this practice into a well-oiled machine.

 

Kathi F, Paw Seasons Hotel & Day Spa Manager

 

​Kathi has been with the Manetto Hill Animal Hospital & Paw Seasons Hotel since 2004.  A wonderfully talented all around person, Kathi started her career with us working in the hotel then moved on to assist Doctor Weiss as his right hand lady for over 10 years as his veterinary technician.  Kathi has once again showed she can take on new responsibilities and has dived right in to running the Paw Seasons Hotel.  She is extremely compassionate and responsible.  Her dedication and love for animals can be seen every day.  Even on her days off, Kathi is known to “drop in” and check to make sure everything is running smoothly.

​​Maurizio E, Groomer

​To know Maurizio is to love him.  Maurizio is our very own “dog (and cat) Whisperer.”  A very talented groomer with a soothing personality that puts all his clients in a state of relaxation and peace.   His knowledge of breed cuts and talent makes even the scruffiest of pups look like show dogs.  He greets his clients with a smile and with his gentle way, brings the essence of a spa feel to each and every guest.  A master at cat grooming as well, Maurizio has been able to find peace even with those felines who have had to be sedated in the past.  Maurizio has taken the Paw Season’s Hotel & Day Spa to a whole new level.  We are so fortunate to have him.

 

Maurizio has been trained in dental scaling and can do anesthesia free dental cleaning for select pets.  Call the office for details.

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Theresa M, Groomer

​Theresa has been a professional groomer since 2007.  She is proficient at scissoring all dog breeds, bathing, blowouts and manicures and pedicures. Your pet will fall in love with her casual demeanor and love of every pet. Your pet is in for a treat when when Theresa is pampering them.

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Eileen C, Groomer

​Eileen is the newest member of our grooming team but definitely not new to the profession.  Eileen is talented and professional.  She is available for appointments from Thursdays-Saturdays, she is in high demand so book early.

GROOMING STAFF

 

HOTEL STAFF

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Jennifer Brule, Hotel Guest Services

A Florida resident for the past couple of years, Jennifer decided that coming home to New York was the right move.  And we are so happy she did!!  Jennifer has worked as a professional bather at pet salons and boarding facilities in New York and Florida.  She is compassionate and loving to all our guests.  Jennifer loves to engage the guests in playtime and makes sure they are getting lots of exercise. 

Jags Hutchinson II, Hotel Guest Services

Jags has been working in different shelters and animal hospitals since 2013.  As well as working in the animal profession, Jags is in the process of completing his college years studying criminology.  He would like to combine his two passions, working with animals and law, and become a K-9 Police Officer.  He has a tender way about him that calms even the most anxious of our four legged guests.

Lorelei S, Hotel Guest Services

Lorelei comes to us from another boarding facility on the island. She is extremely patient with the animals and knows how to read their behaviors.  She has worked with the Bronx Zoo and Central Park Zoo leading educational tours.  She is well organized and committed to her job.  As Lorelei juggles many different jobs at the same time, we are lucky to have filling in on a part time basis.

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Amanda T, Hotel Guest Services

Amanda started off as a grooming apprentice at another facility, working her way up to now an experienced groomer.  She is motivated to learn all she can on her way to eventually becoming a Veterinarian.   She has the ability to work at a fast pace in a calm manner while proficiently completing the task at hand.  That's extremely important when all the dogs want to go out at the same time:) We are lucky to have her.

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FRONT STAFF

 
Shashana Ruiz, Receptionist
Shashana is that bright smiling face that you encounter when you enter the doors of the Manetto Hill Animal Hospital.  She does her best to make both the 4-legged and 2-legged guests feel like they're at home.  She is always helpful and a joy to be around.  Prior to entering into the Veterinary field, Shashana was a detective in the NYPD, she has since retired. We are both honored and delighted that Shashana has become part of our team.   She has a great deal of knowledge and a love for all animals. 

Stephanie P, Receptionist

Stephanie is our night owl and loves greeting our patients and their parents in the evenings.  She always has a smile on her face and strives to make your visit a pleasant one.  Stephanie has worked for several Small Animal and Emergency centers on the Island.  She is extremely knowledgeable and we are lucky to have her as part of our team 

Joe S , Receptionist

Joe has been with the Manetto Hill Animal Hospital for many years.  He was a big part of the hotel, working hands on with the animals.  Joe is now the smiling face at the front desk, greeting clients and his four legged friends.  Joe is always positive and willing to help out wherever he is needed.  He's got a huge heart and is loved by all!

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VETERINARY TECHNICIANS

Jessica Jastemski, Veterinary Technician

​Jessica has such a natural way with animals.  Her genuine love for animals makes them relax under her care.  She has been trained in all aspects of the animal hospital and the Paw Seasons Hotel and has become valuable as part of our team.  Jessica has been with us since 2013, but took off some time to join the United States Armed Forces.  We are so happy she has returned, safe and sound, and we thank her for serving our country.  We love having Jessica as part of the Manetto Hill Animal Hospital family!  

Tami Tappan, Veterinary Technician

​Tami is a graduate of Stony Brook University with a major in environmental science.  She was looking for a position with more hands on animal care and we were lucky to have crossed paths.  She loves working with animals and has a gentle way making even the most timid of our 4-legged friends, feel comfortable.  She has created an amazing Facebook and twitter page spotlighting our hotel guests as “pet of the week” and posting articles relating to animal care and health. She is organized, responsible and a caring hard worker.  We are lucky to have her.

Amanda Pulaski, Veterinary Technician

Amanda has been working part time for us during the summer months and holidays for over 4 years while attending SUNY Geneseo.  She graduated with a B.A. in psychology but decided that Animal health is where her true passion lies.  She is planning on attending Vet school in the near future, but until that time, we are so happy to have her beautiful smiling face and positive energy tending to our patients.  Amanda also volunteers at pet rescue organizations on Long Isalnd and uses her psychology background to help them through their difficult situations.

Stefanie W, Veterinary Technician

Stefanie is a hard working, caring and compassionate person.  She is certified in "low stress handling" which at times is needed in our busy hospital.  She is extremely knowledgeable in both canine and feline health and we are so glad she is apart of our team!

Mallory C, Veterinary Assistant / Receptionist 

Mallory came to us after working as a department manager for a major car dealership on Long Island.  She decided she wanted a change and we are so glad she did!!  She is a wonderful person who takes pride in her job and is compassionate to all.  She is friendly, organized and a people person but more importantly...an animal person.  Your pet will be hugged and kissed all day having Mallory taking care of them.

Rebecca S, Veterinary Assistant / Receptionist 

Rebecca has years of experience working for other veterinary hospitals throughout Long Island.  She brings with her knowledge of basic animal health as well as her wonderful customer service abilities. Rebecca fits right in to the Manetto Hill Animal Hospital and Paw Seasons family.

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