Baldwin Harbor Animal Hospital's Dedicated Team
Our team of caring veterinary professionals is devoted to you and your pet!
Ashley — Hospital Manager
After 18 years at Baldwin Harbor she has made a seamless transition into the Hospital Manager position. She has grown to know the clients and the patients very well. She is a familiar face that everyone appreciates and loves when they walk in the door. Ashley has had dogs since she was about 3 years old, some that were rescued, and others that were given to her. She loves helping animals and can't imagine where else she would be otherwise.
In her spare time, Ashley enjoys bowling, kayaking, outdoor concerts, and spending much time with her close family and friends. She has a very happy dog named Cali who is a Pointer Lab mix. Cali loves running around outdoors and loves to play catch with her tennis ball!
Maria — Licensed Veterinary Technician
Maria has been working as a LVT for the past 23 years, and is a graduate of Queens College and Laguardia Community College. In addition, she is also a Certified Small Animal Massage Therapist.
Working with animals and helping to care for them in every capacity has been a lifelong dream and passion of hers. Her special interests are anesthesia, animal behavior, and helping to strengthen the bond between clients and their pets.
In her spare time, Maria enjoys reading, playing the piano, road cycling, and spending time with her family. She shares her life with two amazing pit-bulls, one cavalier, two cats, two daughters, and a very tolerant husband.
Theresa Harte Wackstein — Licensed Veterinary Technician
Terry has been a licensed veterinary technician for 33 years. A SUNY Delhi graduate, she is experienced in emergency medicine as well as private practice.
Terry has a passion for boating, skiing, and animal rescue. She resides with four cats as well as a very patient husband.
Alysha Edelman — Licensed Veterinary Technician
I have been a lover of all animals from a very young age. We had all kinds of animals in the house as I was growing up. So it was only natural to choose a career that centered around caring for animals and help to keep them healthy and improve their quality of life.
Having been in the veterinary field for 20 years, I have had many different work experiences. I started out at a general practice in western long island and then moved on to working in multiple specialty hospitals for many years, even working at one in Florida. My main focus was Surgery and Anesthesia/Neurology. Over the years I found my way back to general practice which I love.
At home I have my two furry babies, Liberty – My 3 legged little torti X that I snatched up at one of the specialty hospitals that I worked at in 2002. She was 1 lb. A good samaritan brought her in. They heard her crying outside. She needed her right hind leg amputated which has not slowed her down one bit. Tiffany- My tough street cat from TOH. She is very dog like and has a great balance of sweet and feisty. When I am not working at the hospital you will find me eating my way through Manhattan at some of the best vegan restaurants in the world, hiking and traveling with my husband.
Cathy Bernius — Client Care Specialist
Cathy worked as a veterinary technician for 10 years. After taking a hiatus to raise a family, she returned to the veterinary field and enjoys serving the clientele at Baldwin Harbor Animal Hospital. She lives on Long Island with her family that also includes her Weimaraner, Sterling and Russian Siberian Cat, Tavi.
Joseph Bernius — Kennel Assistant
My name is Joseph Bernius. I have grown up with animals ever since I was born. I have four siblings and one of them is my twin. I currently have one cat named Tavi and a dog named Sterling. My mother used to be a veterinary technician for 10 years and therefore knowing my mother had worked in an animal hospital it has inspired me to follow in her path. I truly love my job and enjoy assisting the veterinarians and licensed technicians with their day to day tasks. In my spare time I enjoy playing video games and spending quality time with my family. My favorite foods are Pizza and Chinese food. I also enjoy my desserts too. My favorite thing to do is SMILE.
Teresa Spitalny — Pet Care Attendant
Teresa is one of our caring pet care attendants. She attended Nassau Community College and graduated from Barry Tech's pet care and grooming program. When she's not at work, Terea enjoys music, drawing, reading, and taking care of her animals. She currently has three dogs and three fish.