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Dr. Beth Dunbar obtained her veterinary degree from Purdue University in Indiana. She has spent 21 years in the veterinary field, 14 of which have been spent practicing as a veterinarian.
Dr. Dunbar has been a part of the MLVH family for 11 years. Her veterinary interests include surgery, ultrasound, and internal medicine.
When Dr. Dunbar is not working at MLVH, she can be found volunteering with R.S.V.P and Kent Animal Shelter where she performs routine spay, neuter surgeries and provides medical care for needy pets in the neighborhood. When she is not working or volunteering, Dr. Dunbar remains active. She is a member of the Long Island Ladies soccer league and is an avid runner. She also enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband, stepdaughter, newborn baby girl, and her two pitbulls ‘Oreo’ and ‘Kallie’.
Raised on Long Island, Dr. Nicole Mercurio completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Rhode Island where she received a Bachelor of Science in Pre-Veterinary Studies. After being presented with a unique opportunity, Dr. Mercurio went to London, England to attend the Royal Veterinary College where she received her veterinary degree.
Dr. Mercurio has been practicing veterinary medicine since 1999 and joined the MLVH family in 2003. Her veterinary interests include soft tissue surgery, dentistry and all aspects of veterinary medicine.
While not at work, Dr. Mercurio enjoys spending her time outdoors: hiking, boating, gardening, and spending time on the North Fork Beaches. Most importantly, Dr. Mercurio enjoys doing these activities with her two young children and 11-year-old Labrador, ‘Cruiser’. She also enjoys spending quality time with her two elderly cats, ‘Lexi’ and ‘Stretch’.
Practice Manager, Elaine James, has been working in the veterinary field for over thirty five years. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Zoology from SUNY Oswego and has been a licensed veterinary technician since 1980. Elaine has been managing animal hospitals since 1985 and is very excited to have joined the MLVH family in March of 2017.
Some of her hobbies include wildlife photography, hiking, and traveling.
Elaine loves spending time with her husband, three daughters, and grandaughter. When at home, her three dogs, ‘Penny’ a hound mix, ‘Lucy’ a Doberman, and ‘Bella Marie’ a Yorkie mix, two snakes ‘Ty’ and ‘Calypso’, rat ‘Annabelle’, and tortoise ‘Donatella’ keep her very busy.
Allison Fritscher has been with MLVH since opening day in October of 1994. Prior to working at MLVH, Allison worked at Hampton Veterinary Hospital and Aquebogue Veterinary Hospital. She is married with three children, two horses, four cats, and her newly adopted dog from the North Fork Animal Welfare League; all of which are very loved! Allison is looking forward to starting back up with horseback riding. In the mean time, her main hobbies are her three kids who always keep her entertained and running around; a job she wouldn’t trade for the world!
Licensed technician, Susan Seif, has been in the veterinary field for 20 years, all of which were spent working at MLVH as a licensed technician and manager.
Most of Sue’s free time is spent with her dogs. Sue and her husband own Rhumbline Retrievers, where they breed Labrador Retrievers. They train and compete their labs in hunt tests, field trials, obedience and rally in both AKC and UKC venues. Of the top 25 rated Labrador Retrievers in 2017 in the obedience class, 5 of the dogs were bred by Sue. Sue is often listed in the top 20 handlers in the US based on Master Passes. Sue and her dogs qualify to attend the master nationals and master amateur invitational most years.
Sue’s first career was that of Merchant Seamen. She is a graduate from NY Maritime College. She sailed as second and third mate for ten years. After getting married, Sue’s desire to change careers was needed. Even though she already had a BS in Computer Science and Mathematics from Maritime, she returned to school at Suffolk County Community College for a new career as a Licensed Veterinary Technician.
Both Sue and her husband enjoy spending time outdoors hiking, hunting, and simply just spending time in nature. Although Sue does not have children, she is a mother to her own herd of canine companions. Her dogs Docker, Jack, Gyro, Noughty, Gypsy, Dory, Cargo, Punch, Cricket, Clipper and Ketch are all Labrador Retrievers. Her cat, Dinghy, certainly rules the roost. Sue also has chickens, ducks, pigeons, and guinea hens.
Mary Bennett has been working in the animal field for 34 years. She joined the Mattituck – Laurel Family
As receptionist in 2009. Mary is a true animal lover and has a house full of kids to take care of. Her family includes a house full of cats, birds, and bunnies.
If Mary is not working she spends a lot of her time with her family.
Britta Chavez has been working in the veterinary field for roughly 23 years, 19 of which have been spent at MLVH. When she is not working at the animal hospital, she can be found working her catering job-she is truly a jack-of-all-trades! Britta is a hardworking mother of two teenage children, five dogs of various breeds, cats and birds.
Jeanette Robinson has been working in the field for forty-three years. Thirteen of those years have been spent working as a receptionist at MLVH. Not only does Jeanette have experience in the veterinary office, she also has experience grooming dogs; more specifically Cocker Spaniels.
Jeanette is the mother of a daughter and son, and grandmother to a beautiful granddaughter and grandson. She has four American Cocker Spaniels named Carlie (8 years-old), Spencer (6 years-old), Katie (6 years-old), Gracie (3 years old) and six-year-old ragdoll cat Liv.
When not at work, Jeanette enjoys her time cooking, baking, knitting, crocheting, embroidery, and needlepoint. She also enjoys tending to her houseplants. Most importantly, she enjoys spending her time with her children and grandchildren.
Diana Stulsky has over 22 years of experience working in the animal field. She joined the Mattituck – Laurel family in 1996.
Diana has always had a deep love for animals. That love brought her to her first position after high school working at the Southold Animal Shelter. She worked at the shelter for a few years before she started working at Mattituck – Laurel Veterinary Hospital as a kennel attendant. Over the years she worked as veterinary assistant/technician to her present position as a receptionist.
When Diana is not working she enjoys softball, darts, and golf. At home her family includes Molli the dachshund, Tinkerbelle the Yorkshire terrier, Bobbi and Mona the cats.
Earned her degree in Veterinary Technology from SUNY Farmingdale State College. She has spent thirty-two years working with animals in both private practice and shelter medicine.
Currently, Wendy has 3 cats named Pussyboots, Isabelle, and Skooter (a.k.a. Pie). Skooter is her most recent addition from a local shelter, which came to her paralyzed in the hind end. Needless to say, he requires a lot of assistance, which is more than worth it because he is quite the character and loves life!
Wendy and her husband enjoy spending their time camping, hiking, biking, and boating. They also enjoy traveling to the National Parks to photograph the majestic scenery. Lastly, in her spare time Wendy enjoys caring for and bottle feeding orphan kittens until they are placed for adoption.
Melanie McKay has been working at MLVH for six years. She attended SUNY Cobleskill earning her Associates of Animal Science, and then graduated from Suffolk County Community College in 2012 earning her Associates of Animal Science in Veterinary Technology. She joined the MLVH shortly after she received her license to practice.
Melanie enjoys anything outdoors; some of which include hiking, camping, fishing, paddle boarding. She loves going anything where her two dogs, “Loki” the sheltie and “Quill” the wirehaired pointing griffon, can come along for the adventure. Melanie also fosters and adopts out abandon kittens and volunteers for an Animal Rescue Group.
When Melanie isn’t exploring the outdoors or working, she enjoys painting, sketching, and pottery/ceramics. She is also interested in mastering the art of falconry.
With 31 years of experience in the veterinary field, Sue Warner has spent 23 of those years as a veterinary assistance at MLVH. In fact, Sue is one of our original staff members.
She is the mother of one son and two little dogs, “Mae” and “Chrissy”.
Outside of the office, Sue enjoys gardening, painting, horseback riding, bird watching, and sailing.
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