Lewis Gelfand, DVM
I am from Long Island originally, obtained an MS in genetics and my doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University. I returned to New York in 1983 and started All Creatures in 1985 as a visiting at home service. Opened All Creatures Veterinary Hospital in 1987 and have happily provided care for Long Beach and the surrounding communities since. I am dedicated to keeping up with the technologic developments which veterinary medicine has experienced in the last 30 years. I became a laser surgeon in 1996 and transformed All Creatures into a digital practice over ten years ago. I am advocate of stem cell therapy and the future applications it promises. I have been blessed with a lovely family with my wife, daughter, son and his wife and my grandson. I am the proud owner of 3 dogs, Packer, Yogi, and Lambeau. I love Yankee baseball, Packer football, old and new movies, reading science fiction, working out and pretending to play golf.
Wayne Geltman, DVM
Dr. Geltman grew up in Long Beach, received his B.S. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1987 and subsequently received his D.V.M from the University of Florida in 1994. Following a 1 year internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the Animal Medical Center in NYC, Dr. Geltman joined the staff at All Creatures Veterinary Services in Long Beach in 1995 and became a partner in the practice in 2003.
In addition to providing the most up to date, and quality veterinary medicine, Dr. Geltman’s area of special interest is the integration of a variety of alternative treatments to complement modern, conventional care. Dr. Geltman is certified in veterinary acupuncture (IVAS) and in a chiropractic technique called veterinary orthopedic manipulation or VOM. Dr. Geltman is a proponent of more natural, species appropriate diets, western and chinese herbs, homeopathy, supplements, and therapeutic laser therapy.
When not at work, Dr. Geltman enjoys spending time with his wonderful family, which includes his wife, daughter, son, 2 dogs (Ozzie and Louie) and cat Heidi. Dr. Geltman enjoys being at the beach, exercising, reading (especially historical fiction), watching movies and following his favorite teams the New York Jets, Yankees, Knicks, Penn Quakers and Florida Gators!
Dr. Raluca Anghel
Dr. Raluca Anghel was born and raised in Romania until the age of 14 when she moved to NY. She grew up on a farm with a variety of animals. Her first pet was a chicken named Pipica. Her love for animals and science developed from watching them suffer when they were hurt and wishing there was more she could do to help. Her upbringing led her into the veterinary medicine field and in 2012 she graduated from St. George’s University in Grenada. She spent 1 year at the University of Florida for her clinical rotations before she returned to NY. Her interests are surgery, dermatology, radiology/ultrasound and internal medicine. She takes a special interest in dermatological management of skin conditions in Chinese Shar-Peis.
When she is not enjoying being a Veterinarian at All Creatures Veterinary Services, she is beachcombing with her dog Blueberry Cake or playing “Sequence” with her sphynx cats Pilaf and Atlas.
She is an avid snowboarder and figure skater, however she doesn’t play any musical instruments.
Come in and meet Dr. Anghel!! She would love to meet you and your little ones!
Dr. Ray Spragley
Dr. Ray Spragley grew up in Valley Stream and attended SUNY Albany where he received his B.S in Biology in 2013. He then obtained his D.V.M from Ross University and completed his clinical year rotations at The Ohio State University in January of 2017. Shortly after graduation he returned to Long Island and began practicing at All Creatures.
Dr. Ray’s interests include surgery, canine sports medicine, and rehabilitation following neurologic/orthopedic injuries. He has performed numerous rehabilitation/sports medicine externships including ones at Long Island Vet Specialists, North Carolina State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital, and MedVet Medical and Cancer Center for Pets in Ohio. Dr. Ray is one of the few veterinarians certified in canine rehabilitation on Long Island. He became certified through the Canine Rehab Institute in January 2018 after completing both his coursework and internship. Dr. Ray is well versed in rehabilitation techniques with arthritic, neurologically impaired, orthopedically injured, overweight, and post-surgical patients.
When not working Dr. Ray enjoys maintaining a healthy lifestyle by working out, cooking, and staying active. He has a rambunctious Miniature Pinscher named Hannibal. Dr. Ray is an avid movie watcher and a die-hard New York Yankees, Giants, and Knicks fan.
Michele Knox, Office Manager
Michele has been with Dr. Gelfand since he started veterinary house calls in Long Beach in 1987 and has watched the practice grow from humble beginnings to what it has become today. She has been the office manager for too many years to count. “This hospital has wonderful and caring doctors and support staff, and I am proud to work here”. Michele is a lifelong Long Beach resident and is married with one son.
Licensed Veterinary Technicians
Lisa Donovan, Head Veterinary Technician
I graduated from Molloy College with a degree in psychology/philosophy, then went on to SUNY Farmingdale to receive my Veterinary Technician License. I enjoy working with people, but working with animals is my lifelong passion. I like spending time with my husband and daughter who both share my love of animals. Over the past 20 years, my family has included dogs, cats ,exotic animals and even wildlife. I love the outdoors and spending time in my cabin in Pennsylvania.
Susann Harris, LVT
I have been working at All Creatures since 1996. In 2000 I graduated from Suffolk Community College as a licensed veterinary technician and began working at All Creatures in that capacity. When I’m not at work helping animals, I can be found at home spending quality time with my husband and playing with my dog Reaper.
Jamie Sachs, LVT
Monique Entes, LVT
I started coming to All Creatures over 20 years ago with my dog Lucy ( the best dog) and now it has been over 10 years that I have worked here as a Licensed Veterinary Technician. I consider All Creatures my second home that I share with a crazy but loveable Shih-Tzu named l.e.d. ,a not too bright but sweet Standard Poodle named George, and an amazing staff that has the same amount of respect and love for the animals as I do.
Katie graduated from SUNY Delhi in 2009 with a License in Veterinary Technology. She worked in specialty and emergency hospitals until beginning at All Creatures in 2016. Katie is the owner of a dog named June Carter, and two spoiled cats Luna Lovegood and Nymphadora Tonks. When not at All Creatures, Katie can be found hiking with her dog, playing roller derby, or line dancing.
My name is Adele and I have been a receptionist at All Creatures since 2000. I’m the owner of four spoiled cats and one husband. I love working with all the animals, they make me smile everyday
I’ve been a member of the All Creatures staff since Sept 2002. I am a receptionist and I find the veterinary field very rewarding. I’ve been working with animals my entire life. I am the proud mother of three grown children and two grandchildren. Oh and by the way my house is full of fur and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
All Creatures is my second professional home. After a fulfilling career in higher education administration at St. John’s University, I am now embracing another love in helping animals and “their” people. My cats and I have been clients of All Creatures for many years and I am very happy to have become part of this place of healing. I began my second career at All Creatures making phone calls and performing administrative work and after Superstorm Sandy I took over some receptionist duties as well. I love Long Beach, and I share my home here with my sister, our flock of cats and my feline loving dog “Murphy”.
After graduating from SUNY Delhi in May 2017 I moved to my new home in Long Beach and joined the All Creatures team soon after. In my free time I enjoy traveling, being outdoors, spending time with my family, three cats and a beagle.
William Welsh, Kennel Manager
I have spent nearly half of my life in the animal care field. In my late teens I was employed at Bideawee animal shelter in Wantagh. There I learned invaluable lessons on animal care and more particularly, canine behavior. Soon after my time was done at Bideawee, I became a dog trainer for Petco. The jump, though educational and advantageous in some ways, left a void for me and I desired to return back into animal care, specifically the veterinary field. Nearly a decade ago, All Creatures gave me that opportunity.
I have been with All Creatures for over a year now. I have a dog and three cats of my own. When I am not caring for the animals at All Creatures I can usually be found in my Jeep 4 wheeling somewhere.
Hello, my name is Sabina and I have been working at All Creatures since June 2016. I have 2 cats, one is an American Curl named Rocky, and one is a domestic short hair, named Flame. Besides my 2 cats I have a parakeet, and he says his name, Smudgie! I also have a corn snake, a tarantula, and 6 betta fish. I enjoy arts and crafts and hiking during my free time, and love all things coffee!