Dr. Pugliese was born in Brooklyn and raised on Staten Island. After graduating from SUNY Binghamton with a B.S. in biology, she attended St.George's University School of Veterinary Medicine where she was a member of the charter class. She spent the first 10 yrs. of her career under the mentorship of Dr. Carreras where she developed her clinical and surgical skills on a vast majority of animals ranging form the feathered to the furred. Dr Pugliese also spent 8 of those years as the Veterinarian for the Staten Island Zoo. During that time she provided medical and surgical care for a menagerie of animals including reptiles, amphibians, a variety of primates and mammals, birds, farm animals and fish. She treasures every moment she can spend with her twin daughters, husband, 5 cats, and 2 rescue chihuahuas. Dr. Pugliese built Eltingville Veterinary Practice to continue practicing personalized, quality and compassionate veterinary medicine.
Kathy LaRosaLicensed Veterinary Technician
Kathy is a licensed Veterinary Technician who graduated from Camden County College in May 1988. Kathy was involved for a number of years showing, training and competing with her Rottweilers at AKC trials. Her dogs have won many titles. During her free time, she enjoys playing with and training her Golden Retrievers Dug and Tessie. She is married and has 2 sons.
Kristy DalcamoManager/ Veterinary Assistant
Kristy has been a Veterinary Assistant and has worked along side Dr. Pugliese since 2003. She loves taking care of all animals in need of veterinary care. Nothing brings her more joy! She also has an amazing rescue cat named Morty.
John ElliottVeterinary Assistant
John has worked alongside Dr.Pugliese since 2004. Although he has a fondness for working with small animals, his passion is for birds and reptiles. At home, along with his wife and 2 small children, his family consists of a boxer named Romeo, a pitbull named Gray, a yorkie named Prince and 4 cats, an African Grey parrot and many, many fish tanks.
Dawn SorrentinoPurchasing Manager
Dawn's love and compassion for animals is evident through her dedication to the Veterinary field over the past 20 yrs. She enjoys spending time with her son, husband, her dog Bentley and cat Krim. Over the years she has had many fur babies in her life.
Kristina CalvanicoOffice Manager/Receptionist
Kristina was born and raised in Staten Island NY. She now resides in Matawan, NJ with her daughter and fur babies. In her spare time she enjoys shopping, playing with her dogs and spending time with her daughter. Kristina loves Chihuahuas!
Chris-Anne McShea was born and raised in South Jersey. Chris-Anne is a graduate of Caldwell University. She now lives on Staten Island with her husband, two daughters and two cats. In her spare time, Chris-Anne enjoys spending time with her family and friends.Chris-Anne joined the EVP family in July 2015.
Theresa GrossmanVeterinary Assistant
Theresa was born in Brooklyn, NY but was raised on Staten Island. She graduated from New Dorp High School in 2002 and is currently enrolled in the online Veterinary Technichian program at Cedar Valley College.She has worked with Dr.Pugliese and many of the other staff at Eltingville Veterinary Practice for nearly a decade. Her love for animals began as a child with her family owning many different kinds of pets. Her favorite animals are orcas, penguins, and ferrets. She has a fondness for great danes, yorkies and orange cats. In her spare time, she likes to care for Clarence, an outdoor cat that adopted her.