After 20 years of being a devoted equestrian Kristina had developed a career injury. Her passion for riding, competing and being around horses has not gone away as she hopes to return someday.Still wanting to be around animals, Kristina landed here at West Hills Animal Hospital where she has been since November of 2003.
Kristina truly enjoys her work at West Hills and loves being a part of such a wonderful group of individuals.
Kristina holds a degree in Equine Science and Management. Kristina has been a life long Huntington resident, she lives with her wonderful husband Todd, son Finn and her mix breed dog named Soulden who better known as Shelly. Kristina also enjoys boating, skiing and photography.
Kelly earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Advertising and Marketing Communications from the Fashion Institute of Technology in 2002. After college, Kelly worked as the Ecommerce Marketing Manager for Bed Bath & Beyond for 6 years. Kelly's passion for pets and animals led her to manage Petsmart's Pet Hotel in Farmingdale for 4 years and VCA's Hauppauge & Coram animal hospitals for over 2 years.
Kelly lives with her husband Bill, daughter Kaylee and all of her rescue pets; 4 small dogs and a cat.
Karen has been a member of West Hills Animal Hospital since 1984. She obtained her veterinary technician license from Farmingdale University in 1982 and completed a Bachelor of Science from Brockport University two years later. Karen has played an integral role in the growth of West Hills over the years.
Karen lives with her lovely husband and four children, her bulldog Spike and cat Porsche.
Lauri started at West Hills Animal Hospital in February 2004, initially taking on the role of a part time weekend client services specialist. Her hard work and devotion to the team helped her pave her way to Client Services Manager, a position she has held since March 2007.
Lauri oversees the wonderful staff at the front desk and helps to ensure smooth daily operations up front. She thoroughly enjoys working with our clients and assisting them with any questions or concerns they may have. When she is not at the hospital, she is busy taking care of her own full house; a loving husband, 3 children and 4 dogs.
Natalie started at West Hills as a high school intern in 2014. She then came on board as a kennel attendant and made her way through each department of the hospital as she began vet tech courses. Natalie is now studying at Farmingdale State College where she is majoring in Biology and minoring in Chemistry and aspires to ultimately earn a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. Natalie is striving to become a board certified surgeon with a specialty in exotics. Her goal is to work in regions such as Africa and Australia in order to tend to animals who have been assaulted by poachers and other wild animals. In her free time, Natalie loves to spend time with her pup Lola, a greyhound/ lab mix, who was rescued from Puerto Rico.
Clients of West Hills Animal Hospital & Emergency Center never pay any additional after-hours emergency fees!