Ricardo Arnold »
Ricardo has been a licensed Veterinary Technician at the Bideawee Animal Hospital since 2008.
Nelson Arroyo »
Nelson Arroyo has been a client care coordinator at Bideawee since February 2012.
He graduated from BMCC with an Associates in English. He's always loved animals, especially dogs, and when the opportunity to work at Bideawee presented itself, he jumped at the chance.
When he's not working at the Animal Hospital, he loves watching and playing sports, doing volunteer work and writing. He's hoping to adopt a pet of his own in the near future.
Monet Bernier »
Monet has been the Client Care Coordinator at Bideawee since 2009.
Blyss Buitrago »
Blyss has been a Client Care Coordinator at the Animal Hospitals at Bideawee in Manhattan since August 2013.
Her love for animals began at a very young age, when she found herself wanting to home every stray she encountered! From this early love of dogs and cats grew a passion for the ocean and marine animals.
She recently earned her Bachelors in Biology and Marine Science at Boston University and hopes to combine her passion for animals and the ocean in her future career goals.
Although at the moment she only has one adopted cat, Sophie, she anticipates that there will be many more in her future!
Susan De Angelis »
Susan has been the Client Care Supervisor at the Bideawee Animal Hospital since June of 2008.
Mark Esquilin »
Mark Esquilin has been a Veterinary Assistant at the Animal Hospitals at Bideawee in Manhattan since August 2013.
Since he was a child he knew he loved animals and all it took was one trip to the Bronx Zoo to solidify his career path. He began his career in animal care part-time at Bideawee and took the valuable lessons he learned with him to another practice to care for avian and exotic animals. He never forgot Bideawee and, months later, when he was given the opportunity to join the team again full time, he happily accepted. His goal at Bideawee is to bring joy and laughter to the clients, their pets and the Bideawee team. The best part of his job is being able to put a client at ease by making their pet comfortable and happy.
Gricelda Guzman »
Gricelda has been a licensed Veterinary Technician at the Bideawee Animal Hospital since 2003.
Dr. Mark Landesman, DVM »
Dr. Mark Landesman has been a veterinarian at the Animal Hospitals at Bideawee in Manhattan since September 2013.
He received his undergraduate degree from SUNY at Buffalo, and his veterinary degree from the Université de Liège in Belgium. After graduation, he practiced mostly in the humane area, spending several years at the Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital of the ASPCA developing surgical expertise, as well as the North Shore Animal League, and the Humane Society of New York. Interspersed in his career were several positions in private practice, including emergency medicine. A practice owner for 12 years, he is delighted to have joined Bideawee and return to his roots in the humane area. Dr. Landesman lives in Manhattan with his rescues, Zack, a lab mix dog and Rocky a black and white domestic shorthair cat.
Karin Michitsch »
Karin has been the Head Veterinary Technician at Bideawee since 2008. She wanted to work with animals from a young age and became a licensed Veterinary Technician in 1994, after graduating from LaGuardia Community College’s Veterinary Technology Program.
Dr. Suzanne Paar »
Dr. Suzanne Paar is the Veterinary Supervisor of the Adoption Center at Bideawee in Manhattan. She has been a veterinarian at the Bideawee's Manhattan hospital since September 2002.
Richie Pasols »
Richie Pasols has been a veterinary assistant at Bideawee since April 2012. He began volunteering at Bideawee in February of 2011 and quickly recognized that he had a passion for the field. He began his career at Bideawee as an Adoption Associate and Matchmaker and soon transferred to the Animal Hospital to pursue his interest in veterinary medicine. In his spare time, he can be found watching Animal Planet, National Geographic and spending quality time with his lovely maltese, Cindy.
Dr. Jodie Poller, DVM, MS »
Dr. Jodie Poller has been a veterinarian at the Animal Hospitals at Bideawee since August 2013. She began relief veterinary work at Bideawee in May 2013.
She completed her undergraduate at Smith College, earned a MS in biology at Tufts University, did her clinical veterinary year at University of Missouri Veterinary School, and earned a DVM from Ross University Veterinary School. She worked at Williamsburg Animal Clinic for three years and soon afterwards, found herself at Bideawee.
She had a Bernese mountain dog, Hudson, who lived until 7 years of age and will always be close to her heart! Today, she has an island cat, Amelia, from St. Kitts that she rescued off the streets while in veterinary school. She is also very fortunate to share her life with a fantastic German shepherd, Nemo, who was rescued in Brooklyn when he was 3 months of age. In her free time, you can find her running, going to spin class, going to Barry’s boot camp, traveling, and reading.
Jintana Pornpitaksuk »
Jintana Pornpitaksuk has been a Veterinary Assistant at Bideawee since 2008.
Michael Sanchez »
Michael has been the Manager of the Bideawee Animal Hospital since 2007.
Cecilia Torres »
Cecilia began her career as a Veterinary Assistant at the Bideawee Animal Hospital in 2008. After two years, she decided to pursue her Veterinary Technician’s license, and she is currently a Veterinary Technician.
Christina Walton »
Christina has been a Veterinary Technician at the Animal Hospitals at Bideawee in Manhattan since July 2013.
From an early age, family members had always known she would work with animals. She started in the field as a veterinary assistant, traveling all over NYC with a mobile vaccination clinic. As her interests and passion grew in the veterinary field, Christina decided to pursue her vet tech license. She has worked at hospitals across New York, and is excited to embark on her career as a veterinary technician at Bideawee!
In her free time, she is usually hanging out with her best friend, a dachshund named Rory, and her husband, Josh.
Dr. Priscilla Whittington, DVM, MPA »
Dr. Priscilla Whittington has been the Vice President of Veterinary Medical Operations at the Animal Hospitals at Bideawee in Manhattan since March 2013.
Priscilla J. Whittington graduated from the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Missouri--Columbia in 1981, after completing undergraduate studies at the University of Missouri—Kansas City. She later attended post-doctoral studies at New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY.
Dr. Whittington became a partner in the ownership of three small animal hospitals over a 23 year period, where she served as a practicing veterinarian and business manager. Since the sale of those practices after 2005, she pursued a Masters of Public Administration at Bernard Baruch College in New York City, in order to better develop, institute, and manage ideas of public service to pet owners and their pets, as well as business administration for the veterinary field.
Dr. Whittington has continued to practice in both the private sector, as well as in the nonprofit sector since 2005, and looks forward to assisting in the management of the veterinary operations at Bideawee, in all of their facilities and business entities.
In her spare time, Dr. Whittington enjoys spending time with her family and pets.
Dr. Patrice Whittington »
Dr. Patrice Whittington has been a veterinarian at the Animal Hospitals at Bideawee in Manhattan since March 2013.
Dr. Patrice A. Whittington graduated from the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Missouri--Columbia in 1981, after completing undergraduate studies at the University of Missouri—Kansas City. She worked as a companion animal veterinarian, as an associate, and then owned a practice as a partner for 17 years, where she served as manager and practitioner. She then went on to own her own hospital for 12 years, and in 2011, she completed a Masters in Public Health at Columbia University.
Throughout her career, she has been involved in rescue and shelter animal medicine and appreciates Bideawee’s commitment to both private clients and shelter animals.
In her free time she enjoys her children and her own pets.