We love getting to know you and your pet! It is important to us that we form a long lasting bond with all of our clients and patients, and we would love for you to meet our staff members here at West Hills East Veterinary Clinic.
Ghislaine is the manager at West Hills East Veterinary Clinic, a position she has had since 1997. Ghislaine started working at West Hills in Huntington, prior to taking on the role of office manager in Commack a few years later. Ghislaine plays an integral role in the daily operates at the Commack office. She always greets you with a smile on her face and is known by everyone in the area. Ghislaine dedicates much of her time outside the office to animal rescue, which she has been actively involved in for many years. Her family has lived with everything from horses to teddy bear hamsters, but presently is only shared with several cats.
Francesca attends Suffolk County Community College and plans on starting out as a vet technician. She hopes to move on to vet school after a couple of years. In her free time, Francesca rides horses and volunteers at The Adoption Center (a no-kill shelter in Medford). She lives happily with her five dogs, two rabbits, four bearded dragons, ten fish, and bird. Francesca is really happy and excited to be part of the West Hills Family!
Kellyn is an enthusiastic and compassionate member of the West Hills East team. She earned her undergraduate degree in biology from Binghamton University. Kellyn is excited to continue her education pursuing veterinary medicine, and hopes to use the knowledgeand experience she has gained through her work with West Hills East to help treat animals in the future. She has always been interested in the care and treatment of animals, and completed an internship with the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation. During her time there she assisted in the rescue, rehabilitation and release of seals and sea turtles stranded around Long Island. At home Kellyn lives with her rescue dog Penny, a chow-chow retriever mix who loves going for walks and car rides.
Donna's love for animals started when she was very young. While in high school, Donna decided to study to become a veterinary technician. She went to Farmingdale State College and graduated in 1992. Donna has two beautiful children, Michael and Olivia. She also has three dogs, a rabbit, and a hamster.
R.J. has grown up with animals his entire life. As a kid, R.J. raised: a dozen cats, two dogs, a few guinea pigs, hamsters, and rabbits. R.J. always loved the idea of taking care of all types of animals, and started working in the field as a veterinary attendant in a small animal clinic in Queens at 14, and has been doing it ever since. R.J. also works as an attendant at our main hospital in Huntington and at The Lodge facility with our boarding animals.
Anna is entering her freshmen year at St. Joseph's College in Patchogue, NY. She is studying biology in hopes to go to veterinary school in the future. Anna has volunteered her time at a local nature center, and her experiences there prompted her to become a New York State Wildlife Rehabilitator. Anna lives at home with her two dogs, two ferrets, two birds, two fish and Guinea pig.
Estefania came to Long Island from Ecuador when she was three years old. She is bilingual and recently completed a veterinary assistant program. She especially loves Beagles and Goldens. She has a two year old daughter, and together they enjoy hiking and cooking.
Danny moved to Long Island from El Salvador. He is currently finishing his veterinary assistant certification and is planning on moving forward to becoming a licensed veterinary technician. He lives with his family and one dog, an American Eskimo called Coco Chanel. In his spare time he enjoys music and cooking.
Clients of West Hills East Veterinary Clinic never pay an additional emergency fee when being seen at West Hills Animal Emergency & Critical Care Center for after hour emergencies.