Our Care team

Christina

Practice Manager

Christina has been obsessed with animals of all kinds since her early days growing up in Queens, New York. She was constantly checking out books from the local library to learn as much as she possibly could about dogs and cats—afterward, she would walk around her local parks naming every breed she came across. Christina’s passion never quit, and now she gets to serve animals every day as the Practice Manager here at Animal Medical Hospital!

Christina’s veterinary journey started more than 10 years ago, when she began serving as a Kennel Assistant at a local shelter. It wasn’t long before she was promoted to an Assistant Manager position. In 2013, Christina was happy to accept the role of Shelter Director! When the time came to look for an opportunity in a smaller, more personalized work environment, she was happy to join the Animal Medical Hospital team. Christina has been a member of the family since early 2017, and is particularly fond of mentoring staff, keeping things organized, and ultimately making a lasting impact on the local community through top-notch veterinary care.

In her time away from the hospital, Christina enjoys traveling, listening to music, attending concerts, and spending time with her own pets at home. She shares her life with an American Staffordshire terrier, Brooklyn, who is becoming more and more of a couch potato in her old age, as well as a lovable cat named Whiskers who is more than 20 years old.

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Lisa

Senior Client Services Representative

Lisa grew up in Oceanside, New York with her parents, an older brother, and plenty of pets. She’s had a love for animals ever since she can remember! For Lisa, a career in animal care allows her to spend time around the creatures she loves so much while being able to make a true impact on the community.

Lisa’s veterinary journey started at Molloy College, where she first met Dr. Wyler while taking his courses in animal care. Dr. Wyler ended up offering Lisa a position at his practice, and she gladly accepted! She’s been a member of the the Animal Medical Hospital and Whitestone Veterinary Care family since 1995, and particularly enjoys seeing all of the different pets who visit the clinic and communicating directly with clients.

At home, Lisa and her two children, Andrew and Ashley, live with several pets of their own. Chico, a Chihuahua mix, screams at the top of his lungs whenever he gets scared; pit bull Bella is a ball of energy; Olaf is a Tonkinese who will play with everything under the sun; and Chicken, a Quaker Parrot, gets his name from the way he appeared when he was found – his feathers plucked much like a chicken.

When she’s not at work or enjoying the company of her own pets at home, Lisa can be found horseback riding, studying marine life, baking with her daughter, watching her son play sports, and traveling.

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Michal

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Michal was born and raised on a farm in Poland, where a love of animal care was instilled in him early on in life. Growing up around horses, cattle, dogs, cats, fish, and even birds made one thing very clear: a career in the veterinary world was the perfect choice for Michal!

Michal earned his degree in veterinary technology at LaGuardia Community College, where his coursework only further solidified his passion for working with animals. As the Head Veterinary Technician, Michal particularly enjoys the diagnostic aspect of his job—being able to use his skillset in both our practices to help a pet and their owner brings him great satisfaction.

In his time away from work, Michal enjoys watching sports, taking care of his fish tanks, and spending time with his own four-legged friends. He has a Dachshund named Maya and two Ragdoll cats named Kulka and Kuba.

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Sherrell

Veterinary Technician

Animal care has been Sherrell’s passion since she was a little girl—her friends would always ask her advice and bring her the neighborhood’s stray pets. Her interest simply never wavered, and Sherrell decided to devote herself to animal medicine as a veterinary professional!

Sherrell grew up right here in Hempstead and attended the State University of New York-Canton, where she received her Associate’s degree in veterinary science technology and became a Licensed Veterinary Technician. After graduation, she returned home and joined the team here at the Animal Medical Hospital and Whitestone Veterinary Care shortly afterward. Sherrell has a special interest in dentistry work and can’t get enough of the “before” and “after” pictures once she’s completed a thorough cleaning. Most of all, she likes making patients feel more comfortable during office visits and forming great relationships with their caring owners.

Outside of work, Sherrell loves dancing, acting, reading, watching classic movies, and spending time with her cat, Duma, who follows her everywhere.

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Irma

Hospital Administrator, Licensed Veterinary Technician

Originally from Brazil, Irma grew up on Long Island with her parents, four brothers, and plenty of family pets. She was fortunate to be surrounded by dogs, cats, turtles, snakes, guinea pigs, and any other creature that she could tame! For her, animal care has always been a natural part of life—now, she’s able to impact pets’ lives for the better as the Animal Medical Hospital and Whitestone Veterinary Care’s Hospital Administrator.

Irma first started here at the Animal Medical Hospital as a volunteer, giving her time when she had a few spare moments. Although she already held a degree in nursing, it quickly became evident that her desire to care for animals wasn’t going away; Irma decided to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician. As her role at the hospital expanded to include administrative and managerial responsibilities, she decided to further her knowledge base by obtaining her Master’s degree in business administration while simultaneously working and raising her family. Irma also holds an Associate’s degree in biology.

Here at the clinic, Irma especially enjoys helping to calm down a stressed-out patient; she’s even acquired the nickname “cat whisperer!” Irma is also fond of her field’s ever-changing nature and strives to set goals for the hospital team that reflect this growth.

Irma and her husband—the Animal Medical Hospital’s owner and Medical Director, Dr. Douglas Wyler—have three grown children and share their home with a dog, a cat, and a bird. When she isn’t enjoying the company of her own animal companions or tending to the needs of the area’s pets here at the hospital, Irma can be found cooking and baking, gardening, camping, hiking, and spending time with her wonderful grandchildren.

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Dulce

Veterinary Assistant

Dulce has two small Pomeranians, a pair of cats, and a menagerie of fish. She knows just how valuable our animal companions are, and is thrilled to make an impact in the lives of pets and their owners as a Veterinary Assistant with the Animal Medical Hospital and Whitestone Veterinary Care team!

A Hempstead native, Dulce is currently attending Suffolk County College to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician. She supplements her studies with real-world experience as a Veterinary Assistant here at the clinic, and has a special fondness for aquatic creatures. In the future, Dulce plans on furthering her education in the field; one day, she’d like to become a veterinarian herself!

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Elizabeth

Receptionist

Elizabeth has felt an intrinsic connection with animals ever since her early days growing up in Freeport, New York. For her, caring for animals professionally is much more than just a career—it’s a rewarding and therapeutic way of giving something back to the pets who have offered her so much! Elizabeth is one of Animal Medical Hospital’s receptionists.

Elizabeth first came to the hospital as a client—she brought her own dog here for veterinary care. She was so impressed with the service that she and her beloved pet received that she decided to apply for a job! Elizabeth is now a receptionist with the clinic family, and especially likes to interact one-on-one with the area’s clients and pets on a daily basis.

Elizabeth has one pet at home: Princess, a friendly Shiba Inu who loves to get belly rubs and meet new people.

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Jill

Receptionist

Jill has harbored a love of animals ever since she was a little girl, and she’s also passionate about customer service. She previously worked as a flight attendant and even had the chance to work with service and therapy dogs—why not combine her client-care skills and her passion for pets, Jill thought, by working in the world of veterinary medicine?

Jill is a Brooklyn native and first became fascinated with the animal-care field after adopting a foster kitten of her own. Now, she’s interested in becoming a Veterinary Technician in the future and is thrilled to gain real-world, hands-on experience right here alongside the Animal Medical Hospital team!

In her free time away from the clinic, Jill enjoys bike riding all over the country with her boyfriend—he even owns his own bicycle shop in West Islip, New York!—and spending time at home with her rambunctious cat, Finn.

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