• Dr. Jeri DiPaola

    Dr. Jeri DiPaola has been a Veterinarian at the Animal Hospital at Bideawee in Westhampton since 2007. She currently the holds the position of Veterinary Medical Supervisor and oversees all medical decisions at Bideawee's Westhampton hospital.

    She was fortunate to be able to live and study in Europe where she graduated from the University of Bologna, Italy. Before coming to Bideawee she was an associate veterinarian at private practices in Port Jefferson and St. James on Long Island.

    She enjoys spending her free time with her family and pets.

  • Roseann Sanzotta

    Roseann Sanzotta joined the Animal Hospital at Bideawee in Westhampton since October of 2011 as a Client Care Supervisor.

    She previously worked as a Dental Assistant and is also is a pet groomer. When Roseann learned about the opening at Bideawee, she knew her love of animals and past experience would be perfect fit.

    In her spare time Roseann enjoys horseback riding and barrel racing. She volunteers as an announcer at all the NBHA barrel races on Long Island. She also enjoys taking care of her horse Arabella; her three dogs, Hope, a Jack Russell Terrier, Sasha, a Pit/Lab mix, Lilah, a Papillion, and her beautiful cat Bella.
  • Teri Stankiewicz

    Teri has been a member of the team at The Animal Hospital at Bideawee in Westhampton 1.5 years. She began as a Client Care Coordinator and is currently a Veterinary Assistant and a dog groomer.

    Teri attended the New York School of Dog Grooming and has worked as a professional groomer for the past five years. Prior to Bideawee, she volunteered her time at several Long Island rescue groups, grooming animals and assisting with adoptions.

    Teri has adopted two wonderful cats from Bideawee and a great dog (for her Mom).

    Teri has 2 dogs (rescues), 2 cats (both from Bideawee), and 2 birds. She is a wife, mother, sister, daughter, and friend.

  • Dr. Melissa Young

    Dr. Melissa Young has been a veterinarian at Bideawee since June 2012.

    A native of Nebraska, Dr. Young received her DVM from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from Kansas State. Dr. Young has been engaged in small animal practice since graduating. She has divided her time between private practice in the mid-west and non-profit work around the globe. The non-profit work has taken her to places such as Senegal West Africa, Micronesia, and Easter Island.

    Dr. Young enjoys cooking, gardening, and traveling when she is not working. Her 4 legged companions include her 14 year old Jack Russell Terrier “Mico” and her 9 year old kitty “Pinga”

  • Lorie Zvonik

    Lorie Zvonik has been at Bideawee since 2008. She is currently the Head Veterinary Technician and Site Safety Officer at The Animal Hospital at Bideawee in Westhampton.

    Lorie's first job out of High School was at a Veterinary office and she's been in this career ever since. She began working hands on with the animals in the kennel, and from there, moved on to assistant, receptionist, and then became a licensed technician. Lorie continued there full time for ten years in conjunction with working part time at one of the first emergency clinics for pets on Long Island. Shortly thereafter, she helped a friend start up his own veterinary practice and worked at the practice for twenty years.

    When Lorie discovered the job posting for Bideawee, she had preconceived notions about what it would be like to work in a “shelter environment” and thought that it would be an interesting and challenging change of pace. Lori quickly came to realize that Bideawee was not at all what she expected a shelter to be like. Bideawee is a temporary home where every pet is cared for as if they were a treasured family member. Four years ago she took the job as Head Technician in Wantagh and have since moved to our site in Westhampton.

    Lorie has lived on Long Island all her life and her ever-growing family includes two beautiful children, three dogs, two cats and four birds.

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