Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Our Doctors

Russell W Fredericks,</br> Veterinarian, Owner  photo

Russell W Fredericks,
Veterinarian, Owner

Russell W. Fredericks, age 52, was born and raised in Northport, New York. In 1990 he graduated from Hartwick college with a B.A. in biology from Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York. He then attended Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine where he graduated in 1996 in the top 20 of his class. Upon graduating he became licensed to practice Veterinary Medicine in both New York and Florida and spent the next three years as an associate Veterinarian in West Palm Beach, Florida. His achievements there enabled him to become medical director of two VCA owned hospitals. In 1999, Dr. Fredericks returned to Northport, New York to join both his Grandfather, Dr. Arthur W. Fredericks, Cornell '31 And his Father, Dr. Richard W. Fredericks, Cornell '69 in their three generation Cornell graduate Veterinary Practice. Over, the past six years the youngest Dr. Fredericks has subsequently expanded and taken over the existing practice as chief Veterinarian. He continues to work and live in Northport with his family.

Richard W. Fredericks,</bR> Veterinarian, Owner  photo

Richard W. Fredericks,
Veterinarian, Owner

Richard W. Fredericks was born in 1942 to his Veterinarian father Arthur W. Fredericks and his mother Ruth in Northport, New York. He completed his undergraduate studies at Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry in 1965. From there he attended Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine. Immediately following graduation, he was in private practice at Belmont Racetrack in Floral Park, New York where he tended to the veterinary needs of the racing community. A few years later, he returned to Northport and continued the mixed practice tradition of his father's generation with a concentration on horses, dogs, and cats as Long Island moved away from farming. In 1982, Dr. Fredericks became certified by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, and began successfully utilizing these techniques in his practice. In 1985, he created the current practice at 835 Fort Salonga Road and turned the original facility into a boarding kennel and grooming center that exists today. Dr. Richard W. Fredericks, D.V. M. continues to practice part-time while maintaining over 30 hours of continuing education each year.

Marybeth Polek </br>DVM, Associate Veterinarian  photo

Marybeth Polek
DVM, Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Marybeth Polek is a native of Philadelphia, PA. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in large animal husbandry from Delaware Valley College of Science and Agriculture in 1990. During her years at Delaware Valley College she spent most of her free time as manager of the school’s Standard bred breeding farm or perfecting her English riding skills and competing on the intercollegiate equestrian team. She attended Ross University School of veterinary medicine from 1994-1997 in St. Kitts, West Indies and completed her final year and rotations at the University of Missouri, Columbia. Upon graduation, Dr. Polek worked with and was mentored by Dr. Richard W. Fredericks at North Shore Veterinary Hospital from 1998-2001. Subsequently, Dr. Polek went on to work at local emergency clinics and has also had the experience of practicing shelter medicine. Dr. Polek rejoined North Shore Veterinary Hospital in September 2007 with her primary focus to be offering our client’s house calls as well as traditional private practice. Dr. Polek enjoys yoga, going to the gym, travel and is currently learning to surf. She and her dog Izze (the best black lab) live in Huntington.

Justin Sommermeyer </br>DVM, Associate Veterinarian  photo

Justin Sommermeyer
DVM, Associate Veterinarian

Bio Coming Soon!

Michael Sacino  </BR>DVM  photo

Michael Sacino

Bio Coming Soon!

Our Staff

Robin Hills-Fredericks,</br> Practice Manager  photo

Robin Hills-Fredericks,
Practice Manager

Robin, an accomplished equestrian, joined North Shore Veterinary Hospital in 2000. She has received certification in Veterinary Practice Leadership from the AAHA and Veterinary Leadership Academy, as well as a BS in Psychology. Aside from overseeing and managing NSVH, Robin is also the Senior Care Advisor for the Hospital. She enjoys spending her free time with her husband and children, Harry and Wyatt!

Margaret Monahan </br>Manager, Bookkeeper, Licensed Veterinary Technician photo

Margaret Monahan
Manager, Bookkeeper, Licensed Veterinary Technician

Margaret's managerial skills and love for animals have made her a key team member at North Shore Veterinary Hospital! An animal lover all of her life, Margaret likes to spend time with her horses, Sunny Sunshine, Henry and Gina, her yellow lab, Tara, and her newest addition, Missy, a rescue beagle!

Andrea Baldassare, </br>Asst. Manager  photo

Andrea Baldassare,
Asst. Manager

Andrea joined the North Shore Veterinary Hospital Reception Team in the fall of 2004. In the fall of 2008, she was promoted to Assistant Manager. Andrea also works with various local animal shelters, fostering several kitten litters each year in hopes of finding them happy and healthy homes! Andrea lives in Northport with her family, which includes seven cats and two St. Bernard's, Bear and Stella!

Donna Damo,</br> Veterinary Assistant  photo

Donna Damo,
Veterinary Assistant

Donna, a native of Northport, has been with North Shore Veterinary Hospital since 2000. She completed her Veterinary Assistant Certification from BOCES-Wilson Tech in 1998. As the Veterinary Technician Team Leader, she oversees the tech staff in their day-to-day duties. When Donna isn’t at NSVH, she can be found spoiling her two Siberian Huskies, Kiara Bella and Skylar Rayne, rotten!

Emily Ciacco Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist photo

Emily Ciacco Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist

Emily began working with the team at NSVH in August of 2013 as a receptionist, and later became a veterinary assistant. She lives in Northport and graduated from Northport High School in 2012. In her free time, Emily enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Emily also has 2 cats named Telle and Olive.

Kelly Burgio  </BR> Licensed Veterinary technician photo

Kelly Burgio
Licensed Veterinary technician

Kelly attended school at Suffolk Community College and graduated with a degree in Animal Science and Veterinary Technology. She worked in emergency medicine for 12 years and for the past 8 years has been working in general practice. On the side enjoys doing cat and kitten rescue.

Andrew Maragos </BR> Veterinary Assistant  photo

Andrew Maragos
Veterinary Assistant

Bio Coming Soon!

Beth Mileta </br>Receptionist   photo

Beth Mileta

Lauren Leddy </BR> Receptionist  photo

Lauren Leddy

Lauren, a native of Northport, has been with North Shore Veterinary Hospital since the fall of 2017. She is an avid horseback rider who enjoys spending her free time with her husband and two children, as well as her boxer Gisele and cat Lilly.

 Pam DiGregorio</br> Receptionist   photo

Pam DiGregorio

Kat DeMarco </BR> Receptionist/Veterinary Assistant  photo

Kat DeMarco
Receptionist/Veterinary Assistant

Bio Coming Soon!

 Giulia Gallo </br> Receptionist   photo

Giulia Gallo

Aidan Tarnowski</br> Vet Assistant  photo

Aidan Tarnowski
Vet Assistant

Rachel Frevola </br> Licensed Veterinary Technician   photo

Rachel Frevola
Licensed Veterinary Technician

North Shore Veterinary Hospital
835 Fort Salonga Road
Northport, NY 11768

For general information, questions, appointment requests, call us at:

(631) 757-0522

Email Us:

Fax: (631) 757-6484

Aftr Hrs: (631) 462-6044


Monday 8:45am - 6:00pm

Tuesday 8:00am - 7:00pm

Wednesday 8:45am - 8:00pm

Thursday 8:45am - 8:00pm

Friday 8:45am - 5:00pm

Saturday 8:45am - 3:00pm

Sunday Closed

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