Meet Our Team

We strive to provide the very best veterinary care possible. 

APPOINTMENT
Martin Randell, DVM, DACVIM

Martin Randell, DVM, DACVIM

Veterinarian, Partner

Dr. Randell grew up in Queens and Long Island, NY. He received a BS in Biology from Cornell University in 1972 and an MA in neurobiology and animal behavior from UCLA in 1973. He achieved his DVM degree from the University of Missouri in 1979. Dr. Randell pursued an internship in small animal medicine and surgery followed by a residency in internal medicine and neurology at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. At the AMC he was also responsible for the care of exotic pets. After leaving the Animal Medical Center he was the staff internist at County Animal Clinic in Yonkers, NY. In 1984 he joined Somers Animal Hospital, soon becoming a partner. Dr. Randell achieved Diplomate status in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 1985. As well as specializing in internal medicine, he has expertise in gastrointestinal endoscopy and ultrasonography. He lives with his wife Kathy and has 3 grown children. He shares his home with his animal companions of 2 dogs, 2 cats, and a small parrot. He enjoys adventure travel, hiking, skiing, and photography.
Timothy Walker, DVM, DABVP, CCRP, cVMA

Timothy Walker, DVM, DABVP, CCRP, cVMA

Veterinarian, Partner

Dr. Walker received a BA degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1992 and a DVM degree from Ross University in 2001. He spent one year at the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Missouri, where he finished his clinical training. He then joined the staff at Somers Animal Hospital becoming a partner in 2008. Dr. Walker has achieved specialty board certification by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in Canine and Feline practice. He is certified in physical rehabilitation and medical acupuncture, and is credentialed in regenerative medicine. He has extensive training in diagnostic ultrasonography, and soft tissue surgery including minimally invasive laparoscopy. He shares his home with his 3 dogs, 1 hedgehog, 3 fish, 5 Guinea Pigs and a hamster.
Kate Hallquest, DVM

Kate Hallquest, DVM

Veterinarian

Dr. Kate Hallquest was a valued SAH team member for years before and during veterinary medical school and has now returned as an experienced clinician.
She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Stonehill College in 2008 and her DVM degree from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2013, after completing her year of clinical training at Louisiana State University. Dr. Hallquest then went on to complete a rigorous one-year rotating internship at Fifth Avenue Veterinary Specialists in New York. She also spent three years practicing in Brooklyn, NY, before returning to Somers Animal Hospital in 2017. 
Dr. Hallquest shares her home with her husband and their two dogs, Kane and Cheza.
Lucy Weizenecker

Lucy Weizenecker

Hospital Manager

Lucy has been employed with SAH since 1987. She shares her home with her husband Bill and her Boston Terriers, Oakley and Hoss. Her feathered friends are a Quaker Parrot and a Parakeet.

She enjoys boating and watching Film Noir Movies.

Jennifer Bowman

Jennifer Bowman

Nursing Staff Supervisor, Veterinary Assistant

Jennifer has been with the hospital since 1997. She shares her home with her companions Juice, Fonzi, Squiggy, Shirley, Melba, and 7 turtles.
 Serena Fiorella

Serena Fiorella

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Serena has been with SAH since 2006. She shares her home with her animal companions Wrigley, Ace, Lizzie, & Guiness.
Diane Gatto

Diane Gatto

Client Care Specialist

Diane has been with SAH since 2007 and shares her home with her animal companion Sadie.
Ingrid Jacobsen

Ingrid Jacobsen

Veterinary Assistant

Before starting at SAH, Ingrid was a zookeeper at the Bronx Zoo for 10 years, working mostly with birds. In 1999, she left the zoo to work for SAH and has worked here ever since. Well, except for the years of 2007 – 2012, when she left to open her own bakery in the Adirondacks.
Ingrid shares her home with her 3 cats (Rusty, Severus, and Mr. Nibbles) and her dog, Bingley.
Heather Jacyszyn

Heather Jacyszyn

Veterinary Assistant

Heather has been with SAH since 2007. She shares her home with her animal companions Stewie, Sky, Annie, Stella, Simon, Mo and her beloved fish.
Catherine Paraskeva

Catherine Paraskeva

Client Care Specialist

Catherine has been with SAH since July of 2002. She shares her home with her animal companions Oliver, Maggie, Murphy, 5 beloved Hermit Crabs, 4 snails, and fish.
Christina Pasqualone

Christina Pasqualone

Veterinary Assistant

Christina has been with SAH since 2011. She graduated with a BS in Biomedical Sciences from Marist College in 2010, with a focus in pre-veterinary studies.

A native of Westchester County, NY, she has shared her home with all manner of animals; from pocket pets, to lizards, to dogs and presently a British Shorthair cat named Ciocco.

Always striving to grow, Christina can regularly be found diving into new learning opportunities and medical procedures or lending a hand in fine-tuning hospital protocols.

 Joe Sabatini

Joe Sabatini

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Joe has been with SAH since October 2000. He shares his home with his animal companions Libby, Yoshi and a Leopard Tortoise Casanova.
Victoria Smith

Victoria Smith

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Before earning her degree and license in Veterinary Technology, Victoria was a veterinary assistant for seven years. She graduated from SUNY Ulster’s Veterinary Technology program in 2015, after she finished her externship at Oradell Animal Hospital in New Jersey. Victoria joined the SAH staff in 2017.
She shares her home with her animal companions Simba, Jack, and Mush. 
Nicola Ruff

Nicola Ruff

Veterinary Assistant

Nicola joined our team in 2016. She graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 2016 with a BS in animal science. Nicola enjoys learning and sharing her knowledge with others. She shares her home with her mom, brother, sisters and her beloved fish.
In her spare time she enjoys maintaining her aquariums and creating new “aquascapes” inside of them.
Marlo

Marlo

Marlo began her career working in shelters in NYC and as a docent for the Wildlife Conservation Society. Eventually, she became a permanent staff member within the Education Department of the Prospect Park Zoo in Brooklyn, NY and then a veterinary assistant with the zoo’s hospital. She worked for an emergency care veterinary practice before joining the Somers Animal Hospital staff in 2018. 
Marlo shares her home with her family and two rescue Lion Head Rabbits, named Charlie and Octavia.
Wendy

Wendy

Bio coming soon!

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Address

352 Route 202
Somers, NY 10589
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Hours

Mon-Fri: 8:40am – 5:00pm
Sat: 8:40am – 12:30pm
Sun: Closed

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY after hours, please call 914-277-3686.

Contact Info

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Fax: 914-277-7126
Email: info@somersanimalhospital.com

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