Dr. Michael Arpino
Dr. Michael Arpino was born on Long Island and grew up in Brooklyn. He majored in biology and chemistry at Wagner College, and he completed two years at the University of Arizona where he majored in animal science. After taking two years off, he attended veterinary school at St. George’s University on the island of Grenada, followed by one year of clinical training at Auburn University in Alabama. Dr. Arpino also completed an intensive wildlife immobilization course in South Africa. Prior to working as a veterinarian in Staten Island, Dr. Arpino worked as an associate veterinarian at Riverdale Veterinary Group in the Bronx. He is the medical director of the Animal Health Group on the Boulevard, the Animal Health Group on Castleton Ave. in Staten Island and the Veterinary Wellness Center of Boerum Hill.
Dr. Arpino enjoys traveling the world, going to church, hiking, golfing, spending time with family and good friends. Most of all Dr. Arpino is a very proud daddy to his little princess, Olivia Autumn. On their days off, they go to the zoo, aquarium, museums and for walks in the park.
Dr. Lisa Sether
Dr. Lisa Sether was born and raised on Long Island. She attended Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania and majored in biology. After graduating, her dream of studying abroad became a reality when she was accepted at Ross University on the island of St. Kitts in the West Indies. She completed her clinical training at Auburn University in Alabama. While in veterinary school, she participated in an intensive volunteer spay and neuter trip to Guatemala, Central America. Dr. Sether is certified to perform stem cell therapy for certain ailments on your furry pets.
In her spare time, Dr. Sether enjoys cooking, shopping, traveling, and spending time with her family, friends, and dog, Luna!
Dr. Sofia Miele
Dr. Sofia Miele was born and raised in New Jersey. After completing her undergraduate studies in animal science, Dr. Miele continued her education at the University of Missouri, graduating from veterinary school in 2015. After completing her studies, Dr. Miele moved back home to New Jersey and completed a one-year small animal rotating internship at Garden State Veterinary Specialists in Tinton Falls.
When not at work, Dr. Miele can be found cooking, playing soccer, watching the Yankees and relaxing with her three cats and two dogs – pug, Ducky and pit bull, Hendrix.
Dr. Mary Martin
Dr. Mary Martin received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and graduated from St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2011. Dr. Martin has a strong interest in small animal medicine.
She currently resides in Staten Island with her husband, Dr. Arpino, their daughter, Olivia, and their two dogs, Skooter and Edgar.
Dr. Samantha Colón
Dr. Colón began her career in veterinary medicine as a Veterinary Assistant and graduated with her B.S. in Biology from Wagner College. She went on to earn her DVM degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine before joining the team at the Veterinary Wellness Center. A native of Staten Island, NY, Dr. Colón grew up surrounded by animals and knew she wanted to become a veterinarian at the age of four. Prior to earning her DVM degree, she volunteered at the Staten Island Zoo and spent many hours shadowing at veterinary clinics.
Dr. Colón is dedicated to the idea that first and foremost, a veterinarian should be their patient’s advocate. She is proud to be Fear Free certified, and reducing the amount of fear and stress her patients may feel during a visit is central to her approach to medicine. She is also particularly interested in dermatology, internal medicine, and animal behavior.
When she’s not working, Dr. Colón enjoys going to the beach, shopping, dining out, and spending time with her family and friends. She currently has a beloved German shepherd/Labrador retriever named Sawyer. True to her Labrador heritage, Sawyer will do anything for food. Dr. Colón likes to include her sweet pup in as many of her outings and adventures as possible and brings her along to as many places as she can.