Our Team

The staff at Staten Island Animal Hospital are compassionate and dedicated individuals whose goal is to deliver only the very best service for you and your pet. From the moment you and your pet arrive, we strive to make your visit a positive experience and that you receive warm, friendly, welcoming, and efficient care.

Like you, our staff members are pet lovers and take pet health very seriously.They have had years of training and experience in companion animal medicine and their mission is to help your pet get well and stay happy and healthy for life. Many of our staff have worked together as colleagues for over 10 years and consider our hospital members family. We work together equally as a team to create a warm and welcoming experience for you and your pet.

Please don't hesitate to let us know at any time, how we can be of assistance to you and your pet!

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
Christine Asaro
DVM Medical Director
Dr. Christine Asaro is a 2000 graduate of the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. She has worked at multiple VCA hospitals throughout her career and recently returned to the role of medical director at both Staten Island Animal Hospital and South Shore Animal Hospital. Dr. Asaro is originally from Long Island and is a current member of the AVMA, NYSVMS and LIVMA organizations. Her main focus is on small animal medicine and surgery, with experience in high-volume spay/neuter, and elective and non-elective procedures.

Dr. Asaro has two rescued cats named Marlin and Violet. She enjoys gardening, cooking a...
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Valerie Kaufmann
Hospital Manager

Valerie has been in the Veterinary field for 15+ years. Through her years of working in this industry, she understands both the needs and concerns of our clients as well as the importance of providing high-quality care for our patients. She is a native of Staten Island. She attends Georgian Court University, graduating in 2022 with her Bachelor's degree in Business Management and Administration. She is currently working towards completing her minor in Business Accounting. She is actively working towards her certification to become a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager. At home, Valerie spends her time loving...

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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.


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.
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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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