Our Doctors

Dr. Michael Arpino

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

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

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

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. Michelle Martinez

Dr. Michelle Martinez

Dr. Michelle Martinez is a Brooklyn native who’s dreamt of becoming a veterinarian since she could talk. After receiving her BA in psychology at Hunter College, she continued her education and graduated with her DVM from St. George’s University in 2020. Dr. Martinez’s interests include surgery, internal medicine and dentistry.  

When she isn’t working, Dr. Martinez can be found hanging out with her own little zoo of animals (3 dogs and 4 cats) and spending time with her family and friends. 

Dr. Laura Katz

Dr. Laura Katz

Dr. Laura Katz, originally from New Jersey, received her undergraduate degree from New York University. After volunteering at the Liberty Humane Society in Jersey City, she decided to pursue a career in veterinary medicine and accepted the Decades of Excellence scholarship to attend St. George’s University in the West Indies. She completed her clinical studies at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. Following graduation, she completed a one-year, small animal rotating internship at Garden State Veterinary Specialists. Dr. Katz worked as an emergency clinician in Rhode Island, New York and New Jersey. 

Outside of work, Dr. Katz enjoys baking, traveling, and reading. She spends most of her free time with Joey, her Grenadian potcake hound, and her six nieces and nephews.

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