Our Practice Manager, Patrick, joined Abingdon Square Veterinary Clinic in December 2016. He graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School with a major in Animal Science. He continued his training in Veterinary Technology at LaGuardia Community College in New York City. He also attended the New York School of Grooming and received his license as a Certified Dog Groomer. Patrick has extensive experience working in the animal medical field. He began as a Veterinary Assistant at the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) in New York City and then became the Office Manager at a small animal hospital in Harlem. He then worked as a Clinic Supervisor at a multi-location practice in the Tribeca/SoHo area. He went on to become the Technician Supervisor and Purchasing Manager at a large full-service animal hospital in New York City. Then he worked as the Hospital Manager of a practice on the Upper East Side.
Patrick’s knowledge of veterinary medicine and hospital management combined with his concern and compassion for animals and their owners makes him a valuable asset to the Abingdon Square Veterinary team.
Licensed Veterinary Nurse
Mariko is a Licensed Veterinary Nurse. She has been passionate about taking care of animals since she was young. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from DePaul University and a Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Technology from Mercy College. After completing externships at BluePearl Veterinary Partners in Manhattan and the ASPCA, she joined Abingdon Square Veterinary Clinic in February 2014. She lives in Manhattan with her husband and their dog, Elsa.
Licensed Veterinary Nurse
Sheena joined Abingdon Square Veterinary Clinic in September 2015 as our Lead Licensed Veterinary Nurse. She attended Veterinary Technical Institute of Pittsburgh and graduated with honors, earning her Associate’s Degree in Specialized Veterinary Technology in 2004. After graduation, she participated in a year-long internship program at The Animal Medical Center, and then worked in a small animal hospital thereafter. Sheena is currently working toward her veterinary technician specialization in dentistry; she hopes to sit for the exam in late 2019. Sheena loves that she has had the opportunity to combine her love of science, medicine, and animals into a wonderful, decade-long career.
Outside of the animal hospital, Sheena enjoys working on photography; she earned an Associate’s Degree in Photography from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh in January 2016. Sheena received her black belt in Tae Kwon Do in 2017. Sheena is a native New Yorker, currently living in Queens with her husband and their two kitty cats, Dobby and Daniel S. Catnip.
Helene joined Abingdon Square Veterinary Clinic in July 2017 as a Veterinary Assistant. She is currently working toward a degree in Veterinary Technology at Penn Foster College to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician. Helene was born and raised in the Bronx and has owned dogs as well as hamsters, gerbils, cats, fish, and turtles. She lives with her Shih Tzu, Trixie, and enjoys lap swimming and hunting for ‘The Little Mermaid’ collectibles.
Client Service Specialist
Sarah joined Abingdon Square Veterinary Clinic in July 2015 as a Client Service Specialist. She received her degree in Environmental Studies from Virginia Wesleyan College and is currently enrolled in the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute for their two-year acting conservatory. Sarah has always been passionate about animal welfare and loves being a part of the Abingdon Square family. She resides in Brooklyn with her fiancé and their gregarious kitty, Nebula.
Amber joined Abingdon Square Veterinary Clinic in July 2017 as a Kennel/Technician Assistant. She has always been interested in working in the veterinary field and is currently enrolled in the Penn Foster program to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician. Amber grew up in Harlem around lots of furry, scaly, and feathery pets. She currently lives in the Bronx with her boyfriend and their 2 dogs, Cyrus and Shadow. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her fur babies and playing video games. She also likes to teach herself songs on the piano and is thinking about taking classes to improve her piano skills.
Sarah B joined Abingdon Square Veterinary Clinic in February 2018 as a Kennel/Technician Assistant and is now a Client Services Specialist. Sarah grew up in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Western Michigan University. In 2002, she moved to New York City and worked as a hair colorist for over a decade. She moved to Austin, Texas for several years and decided on a career change. Sarah had always loved animals, so she decided to work in a animal hospital instead of a salon; she loved it! After moving back to New York City, she decided to continue working in the veterinary field and could not be happier! Sarah and her fiancé, Zane, reside on the Upper West Side with their 2 English Bulldogs, Lola and Chloe.
Jenny joined Abingdon Square Veterinary Clinic in February 2018 as a Veterinary Assistant. She started working in the veterinary field in 2011. She is passionate about working with animals and helping them live happy and healthy lives. Jenny plans to attend school in New York to become a Licensed Veterinary Nurse. Jenny was born and raised in Texas. She and her husband are excited to live in and experience Manhattan! In her spare time, Jenny enjoys working on art projects, watching movies, reading, cooking, and snuggling with their orange tabby cat, Thelonious.
Client Services Specialist
Jessica Elizabeth joined Abingdon Square Veterinary Clinic in June 2018 as a Client Services Specialist. Jessica grew up in Alaska where she tended her family zoo including dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, chickens, ducks, birds, and fish. She enjoys horseback riding, deep-sea fishing, and brunch. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Communications from the University of Miami. Jessica’s love of horses inspired her to do an internship at Calder Race Course in Miami Gardens, Florida. In 2010, she moved to New York City. She has worked in the veterinary industry for over a decade. Jessica resides in Brooklyn with her partner and their cat, Cat.
Crechelle joined Abingdon Square Veterinary Clinic in 2015 as a Veterinary Assistant. She has been a Veterinary Assistant for over a decade. She aspires to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician. If you have been following our Instagram and Facebook accounts, Crechelle is the curator behind the cute photos and informative posts! Crechelle has a passion for rescuing animals in need. When she is not caring for animals, she enjoys watching Golden Girl marathons, baking vegan treats, and taking long walks with her dog Colby Jack Cheese. She shares her home with her partner, Mike, Colby, and their three cats, Stinky, Mommy, and Misty.
Client Service Specialist
Nina joined Abingdon Square Veterinary Clinic in July 2018 as a Client Service Specialist. She realized she loved animals at an early age when caring for her first dog, a Chihuahua named Zsa Zsa. Her first experience working with animals was at Bideawee adoption center in New York City. She learned a lot about veterinary and behavioral medicine there. She found it very fulfilling to work with animals, so she started working at a veterinarian uptown. Nina was born and raised on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. She currently lives with her 2 dogs, Little Bit and Sarge, and 2 black cats, Tom and Jerry.
Keianna joined Abingdon Square Veterinary Clinic in August 2018 as a Kennel/Technician Assistant. She gathered great experience while volunteering at Park East Animal Hospital. She plans to matriculate in the Penn Foster Veterinary Technology program to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician in Fall 2019. In her free time, Keianna enjoys various outdoor activities, such as rock climbing, bicycling, and ice skating. When she is not on the go, she enjoys being home with her two pups, Benjamin and Charlie.
Jason joined Abingdon Square Veterinary Clinic in September 2018 as a Kennel/Technician Assistant. A lifelong animal lover, Jason is currently enrolled in the Veterinary Assistant program at Penn Foster. A native of Florida, Jason now resides in Brooklyn with his wife, Cathy, and their two treat-loving cats, Speedy and Ama. In his spare time, Jason enjoys volunteering to promote animal adoption, playing tennis, The Simpsons, and watching sports with friends.
Ashley was born in the Bronx and grew up with kittens and fish. As a child, Ashley wanted to be a special education teacher for children with autism because her brother is on the spectrum. But years later, when she adopted her own cat as an adult from a shelter in upstate New York, her life was changed for the better — and that’s when she knew she wanted to work in the veterinary industry. Ashley went on to spend years volunteering at local shelters before earning her animal care certificate. At ASVC, Ashley enjoys helping our doctors and technicians to provide truly compassionate care to the pet patients we see. She shares her home with her cat, Hermione, and enjoys cooking, reading and watching movies and TV shows in her spare time.
Markita was born and raised in Forest Hills, Queens. Her first pet ever was an orange tabby named Hector, and she knew from a very young age that she wanted to work with animals in some capacity. She learned much of what she knows from her sister, who has been a veterinary technician for more than 15 years. Markita also spent time training with a low-cost mobile veterinary program before finding her way to ASVC. Her excellent communication skills and ability to connect with clients has made her the perfect fit as a receptionist here at Abingdon Square Vet. She loves educating clients on puppy and kitten care, and greeting them with a smiling face every day that she comes to work! At home, Markita lives with three cats (Penelope, Dexter and Chase), one Pitbull named Hatch, three bearded dragons and a leopard gecko. When she isn’t working, she enjoys taking Hatch on long walks and dining out.
Sarah was born and raised in the Bronx. She got her first pet — a cat named Misty — at age 11. When she was a child, Sarah thought she wanted study Egytpology and explore ancient artifacts of the Egyptian tombs. But after adopting Misty and saving a stray kitty that was endangered, Sarah knew her true home was in the veterinary industry. She is currently a growing technician in training, pursuing certification to become a licensed veterinary technician. Sarah’s initial training was in ER and specialty care, and she has since expanded her knowledge through several practices around the city before coming to learn from us at ASVC. Sarah especially enjoys connecting with our patients and earning their trust in order to help them feel better. She shares her home with four cats and when she isn’t working, she finds it therapeutic to cook meals for friends and family. She also enjoys puzzles and taking photos of nature!