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 regenerative 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 Liam) 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. Andrew Pellegrini
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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.
Jamie Sachs, LVT
Jamie joined All Creatures in 2008 as kennel assistant then became an LVT. She enjoys being with her family and the love of her life, a white pitty named Kojak !
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 LeeLoo, and an amazing staff that has the same amount of respect and love for the animals as I do.
After graduating from SUNY Delhi in May 2017, Stephanie moved to her new home in Long Beach and joined
Anna Mouras, LVT
Anna graduated from SUNY Delhi in 2010 with a license in Veterinary Technology. She has an abundance of experience and knowledge in emergency medicine and general practice. She joined All Creatures in December 2021 excited to work with this welcoming family oriented staff. When Anna isn’t at All Creatures, or at the beach a block away, she is spending quality time with her dogs, Chickpea and Monte, her mischievous cat Mojito and bearded dragons.
Lauren Bishop, LVT
Lauren graduated from Long Island University in 2022 with a license in veterinary technology. After interning at All Creatures, Lauren knew she wanted to start her career at this special place. In her free time she enjoys going to the beach, hiking and playing tennis. Lauren lives with her three crazy cats Samantha, Malibu, Zara and her dog Carly.
Adele has been apart of the All Creatures team since 2000. When not working you can find her at the beach or relaxing with her dog Turtle.
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”.
Perry Komito, Kennel Manager
I have been with All Creatures since 2011. I have 1 dog, named Garrus and two cats, named Baby Boy and Dua. When I am not caring for the animals at All Creatures I can usually be found in my Jeep 4 wheeling somewhere.
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Jesse has been apart of the All Creatures family since 2017. He is passionately knowledgeable in aquatic life and starting up fish tanks. When he is not working he enjoys fishing, kayaking and being with his family and friends.