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.

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Dr. Beth Shevell, Veterinarian

Dr. Shevell has been working as a Veterinarian in the neighboring community for over 20 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. Sara Mantovani, Veterinarian

Dr. Mantovani was born and raised in CT.  She graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a bachelor in Zoology and attended Ross University for veterinary school.  Dr. Mantovani spent her clinical year at Cornell University in Ithaca.  Her veterinary interests include internal medicine, endocrine diseases and preventative care.  She is interested in making sure clients are educated about all aspects of health related issues throughout a patient's life.

 

Dr. Mantovani relocated to Long Island to be close to her boyfriend who is an intern at a local veterinary specialty center. She has 5 rescue pets: 3 cats- Lily, Charlie, and Callie (tripod) and 2 dogs- JoJo and Rosie. 

 

In her free time she enjoys outdoor activities such as skiing and hiking, and spending time with her family, friends and pets. 

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ADMINISTRATORS

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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 since 2000.

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Mallory,  Office Manager, Veterinary Nurse

Mallory has worked in all departments of the Animal Hospital and Hotel. Being apart of each department, she has created an atmosphere of teamwork and respect among the staff.  Mallory’s management skills are unmatched.  She is loved by all her co-workers.  Mallory is the go-to person on a number of issues and she has managed to grow quickly in the company.  

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Martha, Client Relations Manager, Reception

This hard working woman brings her bright attitude to work every morning working our front desk and working with clients.  She has been working in the field for years and has found a place she can call home.  She is full of positive energy and brings a degree of sophistication to the position.  She is so organized and keeps the facility moving efficiently.  When not working at the hospital, she loves spending time with her children and grandchildren.

 

VETERINARY TECHNICIANS

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.

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.

Mikayla, Veterinary Nurse

Mikayla comes to us with a whole lot of animal care experience.  She worked at a busy general practice as well as one of the top veterinary emergency centers on Long Island.  She fit right in with the staff, the moment she started.  Mikayla is easy going and a great team player.  She brings her knowledge and positive spirit to the practice.

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Kathi, Veterinary Nurse

​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 once again showed she can take on new responsibilities and dived right in to running the Paw Seasons Hotel.  She is back working in the tech department assisting the Veterinarians.  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.

Megan, Veterinary Nurse

Megan knew she wanted to work with animals since high school where she enrolled in the Animal science program at BOCES.  After high school she received her Associated degree in the Veterinary Science Technology program at SUNY SCCC.  She loves what she does and always has a warm smile and a comforting manner.  A great addition to the nursing staff at the animal hospital.  

 

FRONT OFFICE STAFF

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.

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Diana, Receptionist

Diana has been working as a veterinary receptionist for many years.  She is extremely knowledgeable and a wonderful addition to our front office team.  She brings her positive attitude and love of animals each day to work.  Always willing to lend a hand or learn something new, Diana is a joy to have around. 

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!

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Grace, Receptionist

Grace grew up in Las Vegas and has been around animals her whole life.  A daughter of a veterinarian and a veterinary technician, Grace has spent her childhood helping out in her parent's animal hospital in Las Vegas.  She is currently a hard working college student at Hofstra University.  Grace is an all around employee, you can find her helping out in all departments.  She is a pleasure to have as part of our team.

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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 has been a groomer with the Paw Seasons Hotel since 2016.  Eileen is talented and professional.  She is available for appointments from Thursdays-Saturdays, she is in high demand so book early.

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Jennifer, Groomer

Originally a Florida resident, 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 trained and honed her cutting and styling skills under the watchful eye of Maurizio and has become an exceptional groomer.  She is most talented, you will be amazed at the transformations.

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