Our Team

Our staff is dedicated to ensuring your furry family member enjoys years of healthy living! Let us assist you in enhancing your companion's quality of life with proper wellness protection and nutritional guidance. From your pet's infancy to its senior years, let us be your pet's partner for life. We will always be there for you.

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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
Michele Mauro-Demino
Medical Director

Dr. Mauro began working as a vet assistant in a prominent north shore animal hospital when she was 15 years old. She received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University. Upon graduation, Dr. Mauro interned as a research assistant specializing in diabetes at Long Island Jewish Hospital. She is a published author in the Journal of Endocrinology. Dr. Mauro attended vet school at the University of Florida, graduating with high honors in 1995. She has been practicing at Southgate Animal Hospital since 1995 and was promoted to Medical Director in 1997.


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.


The hospital administration team consists of management personnel who oversee all staff members, hospital activities and the facilities. Together, they keep the hospital running smoothly, ensuring quality patient care and excellent client service. From the moment you check in, our administrative staff is here to deliver the best possible experience to you and your pet before, during and after your visit.

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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