Meet The Team

Meet our dedicated staff at New Hyde Park Animal Hospital and our affiliated organizations!  

 

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Dr. Mara DiGrazia

Dr. Mara DiGrazia graduated from Cornell University in 1996. She completed a small animal medicine and surgical internship at Oradell AnimalHospital in 1997. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, New York State Veterinary Medical Association, and Long Island Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. DiGrazia has special interests in veterinary ultrasound and small animal ophthalmology. She was recently credited for supplying all Nassau County Fire Departments with animal oxygen masks through HELP Animals, Inc.


Dr. Gary Dattner

Dr. Gary Dattner graduated from Cornell University with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, New York State Veterinary Medicine Association, Long Island Veterinary Medical Association and the American Association of Feline Practitioners. Dr. Dattner has completed continuing education courses and regularly attends the North American Veterinary Conference. He has a special interest in Bio Stem Cell Therapy and Orthopedics.

 


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Dr. Lynn Santora

Dr. Lynn Santora graduated from Ross University with a doctorate in Veterinary Medicine, after which she completed a small animal internship at The Center for Specialized Veterinary Care. Prior to becoming a veterinarian, Dr. Santora worked as a registered nurse at Stony Brook University Hospital. In addition to being a member of the American Veterinary Medical Associates, the New York Veterinary Society, and the Long Island Veterinary Medical Association, she has received numerous awards including Outstanding Performance in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, and the Banfield Human-Animal Bond Award.


Dr. Alexis Pellegrino

Dr. Alexis Pellegrino graduated from Ross University with a doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. She joined the New Hyde Park Animal Hospital team as an assistant while she completed her undergraduate studies at Stony Brook University. She is pursing her interest in exotic animal medicine. In her spare time she enjoys relaxing with her pit bull mix, Indy. 

 


Cathy Brigante, Manager

Cathy Brigante joined New Hyde Park Animal Hospital in October 2006 as a member of the reception team. She moved up to the Head Receptionist position and is currently the Office Manager. She is a loving mother to her wonderful son Joseph and her puggle rescue, Cannoli.

 

 

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