Julie has been a licensed veterinary technician since 1980. She attended the State University of New York at Farmingdale where she earned her degree in Veterinary Technology. Julie has had a well-rounded career in veterinary medicine that includes companion animal medicine and surgery as well as equine medicine and surgery of race horses, sport horses, and pleasure horses. She has been a member of The Vet Clinic team since 2001. Along with her technician duties, Julie is the pharmaceutical buyer for the practice, manages the inventory, and manages our internship program for future veterinary technicians affiliated with Suffolk Community College.
Julie is originally from West Hills, Huntington, LI but has been residing on a small horse farm in Ridge for the past 18 years. She is the proud mother of Erin, a recent graduate with a degree in Communication Health Sciences from the University of Vermont. The other members of her family are two dogs, two cats, a cockatiel, and a horse. In her free time you can find Julie kayaking, horseback riding, gardening, hummingbird watching, or just relaxing at the beach. She also practices yoga and is an avid runner.
Barbara Grimes, Licensed Veterinary Technician
Barbara has been a licensed veterinary technician with The Vet Clinic since 2003. She is also a certified ultrasound technician and performs ultrasounds and echocardiograms at the clinic. Besides her two human children she is the fur mama to Keeper, a Jack Russell Terrier, a cat, and her horse, Ben. She enjoys hiking with her dog, trail riding with Ben, volunteering with The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center, and skiing.
Krissy Feleppa, Licensed Veterinary Technician
Krissy became a Licensed Veterinary Technician in 2009 after earning her BS in Veterinary Technology from Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY. Before joining The Vet Clinic team, Krissy worked in Manhattan at ASPCA's Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital as the Isolation Unit technician, and at BluePearl Veterinary Specialists in the Ophthalmology, Emergency and ICU departments. Krissy was born and raised in Lancaster, PA but moved to New York City with plans to pursue acting and dancing after earning her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from Kutztown University. After several years of auditioning and working as a bartender, she decided to try a different path and discovered that working with animals was her true calling.
Krissy and her husband, Alex, moved from NYC to East Hampton in 2012. They have two beautiful little girls, Fay and Jolie, and four spoiled cats - Pandora, Melvin, Miss Banana Ketchup, and Ida. Krissy is a devoted yogini and stand-up paddleboarder, and loves spending time near the water whenever she has the chance.
Paula Tuthill, Veterinary Assistant
Paula has been a Veterinary Assistant at The Vet Clinic since 2007. Besides working with the doctors and technicians in exams, surgery, radiology and ultrasound, Paula is also the resident tech-support team member. Paula attended Eastern Suffolk BOCES for her phlebotomy certification and studied Animal Science at SUNY Cobbleskill. Originally from Wading River, Paula now lives in East Hampton with her daughter, Cameron, and son, Austin. Her free time is spent playing with Cam and Austin at the beach, and walking their three dogs, Toby and Lily - Boston Terriers, and Ruby, a Dachshund.
Tiffany Shaw, Veterinary Assistant
Tiffany is a lifelong East Ender, born and raised in Amagansett. She is currently studying to earn her associate's degree in Veterinary Technology with DEVTP (Distance Education Veterinary Technology Program). Once she completes the program, Tiffany will be eligible to take the Veterinary Technician National Exam to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician. Tiffany has been a Veterinary Assistant at The Vet Clinic since July 2013. She is the fur mama to Toby - a Main Coon, Gizmo - a Shih Tzu, and Cas - a headstrong young cat that she raised from kittenhood.
Stephanie Ramirez, Veterinary Assistant
Stephanie was born and raised in Montauk and has been an animal lover all her life. She joined The Vet Clinic team in August of 2013 as a receptionist and began learning the ropes to become a veterinary assistant. Just a little over a year later, Stephanie is a competent assistant and learning more every day. She is currently enrolled in the Penn Foster College Veterinary Technician program where she can earn her AVMA-accredited Veterinary Technician Associate Degree and be eligible to take the Veterinary Technician National Exam to become a fully Licensed Veterinary Technician. She is the fur mama to Bentley, a friendly and energetic Boxer.
Julie Fithian, Veterinary Assistant
Julie is the newest member of The Vet Clinic team. She graduated in May 2016 from Stony Brook University with a BS in Marine Vertebrae Biology. While at Stony Brook Julie spent her time as an active member of the Stony Brook Pipettes, the all female A Cappella group, was involved in research with the School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and spent her free time volunteering with the STAR foundation and the Riverhead Marine Foundation. Julie is from Long Island, NY, splitting her time between Springs and Bellmore. In high school, she complete the Nassau BOCES two-year Veterinary Science course and is currently attending vet school. Julie loves to be outside, especially at the beach, is an avid sailor, and loves to travel. Julie has two cats, Humperdink and Maz Kanata, and a love bird named Poptart.
Bridget Behan, Receptionist
A native to the East End, Bridget was born and raised in Montauk. She has worked at The Vet Clinic since 2001 behind the front desk always with her faithful dogs sleeping at her feet. When she's not answering phones, fielding clients' questions, and organizing our many files she can be found on the beach with her handsome (and not at all spoiled) Staffordshire Pit Bull Terrier, Boss Hog, and French Bulldog, Marley.
Alli Miller, Receptionist
Alli was born and raised in East Hampton, and has been an animal lover all her life. She has been at The Vet Clinic as a receptionist and resident foster mom to any animals in need since 2003. She and her husband have a small scale animal rescue called Just Us Animal Rescue that takes in animals from kill shelters who are set to be euthanized. Their goal is to provide safe, loving homes for animals who are abandoned, injured, or uncared for.
Malin Elg, per diem Licensed Veterinary Technician
Malin is originally from Sweden but now resides in East Hampton. She joined The Vet Clinic team in 2013 as a per diem LVT and has been a great asset to the rest of the staff, stepping in at a moment's notice when an employee is unable to work. Malin previously worked at East End Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center in Riverhead in the ICU. In her free time, Malin is an avid surfer. She has one fur baby, a pug named Sadie.
Jack Humphreys, Hospital Assistant
Jack, originally a Vet Clinic client, joined our team as a volunteer two days a week hoping to help out where he was needed and give himself some extracurricular activity in his retirement. That was in 2013. Jack is now lending his time to the clinic four days a week doing everything from unpacking shipments to cleaning cages, doing laundry, restocking supplies, and even helping with patients. Jack attended Hofstra and graduated from the X-ray School at Memorial Hospital (now Sloan-Kettering) as a registered radiology technician. He moved into management and became technical manager and administrator at Beth-Israel Hospital Department of Radiology until his retirement in 2003. Jack has been a resident of the East End, first part-time and then full-time, for the past 40+ years. He is the owner of a clowder of cats - three outdoor felines who prefer to spend their time in heated boxes in the garage and four indoor felines - Mackey, Mousy, Jenny, and Busterfer.
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