Meet the 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

Dr. Shevell has been working as a Veterinarian in the neighboring community for over 15 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. Nicholas Lanzot, Veterinarian

Dr. Nicholas Lanzot earned his bachelor of science in Zoology from the SUNY at Oswego in 2010 and his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2016.  

During his clinical year, he completed externships at a multitude of zoos including Perth Zoo, Western Australia, Sedgewick County Zoo, Kansas and Topeka Zoo, Kansas where he worked with diverse endangered species including lowland mountain gorillas, cougars and Mexican wolves.  Between semesters, he traveled to South Africa and Guatemala where he treated and performed surgeries on companion animals. Upon graduation, Dr. Lanzot attended an internship at VMCLI in West Islip in 2016.  His internship training included over 7 specialty departments.  

Dr. Lanzot began his professional career as a Veterinarian at a animal hospital in Queens, NY.  Then made the jump to the West Coast and joined a practice in California.  During the wildfires, he provided veterinary care to animals, treating and bandaging burn victims.

Born and raised on Long Island, Dr. Lanzot is happy to return to his roots.  In the end, his heart belonged to Long Island and we are happy he found his way home with us. 

 

ADMINISTRATORS


Randi, 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, 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, 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.

 

VETERINARY TECHNICIANS

Jessica, Lead Veterinary Nurse

​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, Veterinary Nurse

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, Veterinary Nurse

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 Island and uses her psychology background to help them through their difficult situations.

Mallory, Veterinary Nurse

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.

Jags, Veterinary Nurse

Jags has been working in different shelters and animal hospitals since 2013.  As well as working in the animal profession, Jags completed his Bachelor's degree in 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.

 

FRONT OFFICE STAFF

 

 

Karen, Receptionist

The newest member of the front desk team but certainly not new to the business.  Karen has been working the front desk of animal hospitals since 2014.  She has a great deal of animal knowledge and she is a joy to work beside.  Always happy and lending a hand with whatever needs to be done to make our patients and their families experience a positive one. 

Joe, 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!

Mary, Receptionist

Mary is a seasoned veterinary hospital staff member who has been working in the industry since 2013.  Mary is great at multi tasking, answering phones, speaking to clients, billing out and doing it all with a smile.  She has worked as a veterinary assistant as well at her previous hospital.

Jamie , Receptionist

This hard working woman splits her time working part-time at our front desk and being a full-time mom to her two beautiful daughters.  She is full of positive energy and brings a degree of sophistication to the position.  She is so organized and keeps the front desk moving efficiently.  

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GROOMING STAFF

Maurizio, 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 Spa to a whole new level.  We are so fortunate to have him.

 

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

Theresa, 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.

Eileen, 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.

 

 

 

HOTEL STAFF

Jennifer, 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. 

Lorelei, 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.

Alexa, Hotel Guest Services

Prior to starting work with the Paw Seasons Hotel, Alexa worked at the largest rescue shelter on the Island.  Her passion and love for homeless animals is enormous.  Alexa has also handled all aspects of horse care from training to assisting veterinarians.    In 2014, she received the NYS Gov Andrew Cuomo Community Service Award.

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