Our Team

The friendly, professional staff at VCA Animal Hospitals is made up of dedicated individuals who have made it their mission to help pets live long, healthy lives.

To be true to the mission, the hospital team relies on several individuals, each equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for both you and your pet. And if things get complicated, we are fortunate to have access to the nation's largest network of VCA veterinarians and board-certified specialists.

Want to join our team? Visit our Careers section.

Get to know us. Explore our staff biographies and learn about the people who make our facility an excellent choice for your pet care needs.

paw Team Spotlight
Leigh DeGeorge
DVM Medical Director

Dr. Leigh Ann DeGeorge grew up on Long Island and graduated from Long Island University in 2001. She the attended St. George's University School of Veterinary Medicine in Grenada. While in Grenada, she adopted Scarlett a Grenadian Hound that was in desperate need of a home. In 2006, Dr. DeGeorge graduated from St. George's University. After returning from Grenada, she began working at Hauppauge Animal Hospital. She practices in General Medicine and performs surgeries every Monday. While working at HAH she came to adopt two "special needs" cats, her beloved one-eye cat Deanna and her no-eyed cat Geordi.

Hospital Manager
Laura was raised in Bayside, Queens and is now a resident of Commack, Long Island. She has a special interest in team building and conflict resolution. She has a 10 year old German Shepherd mix named Sonic who was adopted from North Shore Animal League when he was almost 5. He has quite the personality! Laura has been in the veterinary field for 8 years now and has joined us at Hauppauge in late December, 2019. Her favorite hobbies are photography, being outdoors, and relaxing at home with a good movie. She loves talking about dogs, especially large breeds, and adores Winnie the Pooh! 


Our veterinarians are a team of highly trained individuals dedicated to the health and well-being of your pets. Explore our veterinarians' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital an excellent choice for your pet's care.

Veterinarian Support

Our technicians and support team members are all gentle animal lovers who treat your pets with the compassion and respect they deserve. Explore our support team members' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital such a good choice for your pet's care.

Client Services

We are committed to providing the best possible service and our Client Services team loves to exceed pet owner's expectations. Whether it's answering your calls, guiding you and your pet to the exam rooms or checking you in and out quickly, our Client Service representatives and Receptionists are dedicated to providing helpful client and patient support that raises the bar on customer service.
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Our teams are united in our common purpose of taking care of the future of veterinary medicine.
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