Meet the Team

Office Staff

  • Jennifer

    Jen has been at St. Francis Hospital for Animals since 2002. Now known as “Captain” of our team, Jen started out part-time and quickly grew to love the veterinary field. She enjoys seeing the animals, working with computers, and helping out our customers. Jen is best known for keeping the office running smoothly, and offering guidance and support for the rest of the staff. At home, she likes baking, cooking, trail walking, and spending time with her husband, daughter, 3 cats, and dog.

  • Nicole

    Nicole joined the team at St. Francis in 2020 and has enjoyed getting to know our clients
    and patients. A lifelong animal lover, she is always excited to meet all the different breeds and
    personalities that come through the door! Outside of work, Nicole tutors high school students in
    English and SAT exam prep. She loves reading, traveling near and abroad, and spending time
    with family and friends. Nicole collects Pez Dispensers and lives in Patchogue with Teddy the dog and Tybalt the cat.

Veterinary Assistants

  • Brianna

    Brianna has always loved animals and began riding horses at age 9. Growing up, she participated in western competitions and barrel racing. She graduated from the Suffolk County BOCES grooming program in 2010 and began working as a veterinary assistant shortly thereafter. She is currently in school to earn her veterinary technician license and looks forward to growing her skills and expertise within our practice. She loves puppy and kitten visits the most. Brianna enjoys country music, line dancing, sushi, and spoiling her papillon, Lilah, and Taquito the chihuahua.

  • Samantha

    Sam began working at St. Francis in 2011. Ever since seeing the movie Balto as a kid she has loved animals and always wanted to help them! A constant presence on staff for over 10 years, Sam earned her Veterinary Assistant’s Certification with BOCES in 2011 and worked first with the Indrieri team before Dr. Parendo took over the practice. Outside of the hospital, one of Sam’s greatest accomplishments has been as a Field Hockey player, captaining her high school team, playing through college and into adulthood. Her motto is “the flatter the face, the cuter the cat.” She lives in Lake Grove with her fiancé and her own smooshy-faced cat, Christine.

LVT/Licensed Veterinary Technician

  • Denise

    An Oakdale native, Denise got her start in the veterinary field at St. Francis in the early 90's. She later spent some years working in specialty veterinary medicine before returning to St. Francis where her passion for general practice and a personal touch could flourish. A licensed veterinary technician, Denise most enjoys creating a relationship with the clients and pets and watching them grow over the years. She lives in West Sayville with her family, her dog George, and 4 cats. Outside of work she loves spending time with her kids and baking delicious and creative cakes.


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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Oakdale Office


9:00 am-7:00 pm


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9:00 am-6:00 pm


9:00 am-5:00 pm


9:00 am-1:00 pm