From day one, Samantha had an unexplained bond to animals; she would always find the smallest of the world’s creatures hurt and immediately take them home to make them better. In 2001, she began working at an animal hospital in the kennel and has worked her way up to veterinary technician, receiving a Veterinary Technician License from Suffolk County Community College.
Ten years later, Samantha went into shelter medicine working in an isolation department, which changed her life. Dealing with endless emergencies and still being able to make homeless animals feel loved day in and day out was special to her. Caring for parvo puppies during the hardest fight of their life has made her life more whole than she thought it could be until she had her daughter.
Feeling compelled to work closer to home, Samantha began working at Animal Hospital of the Rockaways and immediately felt like this was a family that she could belong to, learn from and share her previous years of knowledge.
When Samantha is not at the beach or hiking with her family, which includes her husband, daughter, and their four dogs, she is here loving every single day and excited to get to know every patient and watch them grow.