Meet The Team

Here at New Hyde Park Animal Hospital, every one of our employees is dedicated and committed to your pet’s needs. We care for your pets as if they were ours. Be part of our family today!  



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. Lynn Santora

graduated from Ross University with a doctorate in Veterinary Medicine, and afterward 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. Gary Dattner

graduated from Cornell University in 1989. 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.



Dr. Alexis Pellegrino

is our newest veterinarian.





Cathy Brigante, Manager

After leaving her position as a laboratory supervisor and phlebotomist at a very prominent genetics lab in Yonkers, New York to start her family, Cathy Brigante joined New Hyde Park Animal Hospital in October 2006 as a member of the reception team. She quickly moved up to the Head Receptionist position and has recently taken on her new role as the Office Manager of the hospital in August 2015.  She is a loving mother to her wonderful son Joseph and her 3 ½ year old puggle rescue, Cannoli.




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