Meet the Chief of Staff

Dominic J. Marino DVM, DACVS, DACCT, CCRP

Veterinary surgeon and native son Dominic J. Marino, DVM, DACVS, DACCT, CCRP, is chief of staff of Long Island Veterinary Specialists. A founding partner of LIVS, he is fulfilling a lifelong dream to make cutting-edge veterinary medicine available to Long Island pets.

Dr. Marino’s clinical credentials are impressive. He is board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and the American College of Clinical Thermology, and is the former head of the orthopedic/neurosurgery service at the renowned Animal Medical Center in New York City.

He earned his B.S. in biology and DVM degree from Auburn University in Alabama, and completed a small animal internship in medicine and surgery at the University of Georgia. Excited to return to his home state, Dr. Marino was accepted for a residency in small animal surgery at the Animal Medical Center in New York City where he was honored with both the Martin and Beatrice Weiser Outstanding Research Award and the North Shore Animal League Petering Scholarship Award.
He has published many scientific articles, and authored chapters in both human and veterinary medical textbooks. He lectures extensively on surgical topics at both human and veterinary surgical conferences, and he has participated in research projects with several institutions including Stonybrook Medical School and Brookhaven National Laboratory on Long Island.

Active in the community, Dr. Marino serves as a surgical consultant to numerous nonprofit animal welfare organizations, and is the veterinary surgeon for many of the region’s law enforcement departments. He currently serves on the executive boards of the New York Veterinary Foundation (of which he’s a founding board member) and the Police Surgeons Benevolent Association, the medical advisory board of the CSF foundation, and as director of the Canine Chiari Institute.

He is one of four children and grew up in Plainview, Long Island, the son of a pediatrician and a singer/small business owner/supermom. When he’s not caring for pets, Dr. Marino enjoys running marathons, half marathons, travel, fitness, “all things Italian,” and spending time with his family and house full of pets.

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