Dominic J. Marino, DVM, DACVS, DACCT, CCRP, Chief of Staff graduated with honors from Auburn University in Alabama, where he received both his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees. He completed a one-year internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Georgia and a three-year comprehensive residency in small animal orthopedic, soft tissue and neurosurgery at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Marino was honored with both the Martin and Beatrice Weiser outstanding research award and the North Shore Animal League Petering Scholarship award during his residency. He is board certified by The American College of Veterinary Surgeons and is the former head of Orthopedic/Neurosurgery service at The Animal Medical Center in New York City.
Dr. Marino has published many scientific articles, and authored chapters in veterinary medical textbooks. He lectures extensively on many surgical topics including soft tissue, orthopedic and neurosurgery. In 1999, Dr. Marino was given the alumni achievement award by the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine and in 2000, was honored with the Alex Lewyt Veterinary Medical Center award for achievement by the North Shore Animal League. Dr. Marino served as chairman of the Eastern Veterinary Orthopedic Society for several years and is on the National Advisory Board of North Shore Animal League America. He is currently the chairman of the Department of Surgery, and the Chief of Staff at Long Island Veterinary Specialists in Plainview, NY. Dr. Marino serves as the surgical consultant to: The Humane Society of New York, NY; Nassau University Medical Center, Uniondale, NY; North Shore Animal League America, Port Washington, NY; Bide-A-Wee Animal Adoption Center, Wantagh, NY; The Guide Dog Foundation, Smithtown, NY; Sweet Briar Nature Preserve, Smithtown, NY; and is an active member of the Police Surgeons Benevolent Association. Dr. Marino’s areas of special interest include joint replacement surgery, neurosurgery and trauma involving the nervous system.