Dr. Amanda Marino has always had a love for animals and knew she wanted to be a veterinarian from a very young age.
She began her veterinary career working as a veterinary assistant at South Putnam Animal Hospital, in Mahopac, NY, while in high school. She then went on to receive her undergraduate degrees in animal and poultry sciences and agriculture and applied economics from Virginia Tech in 2008. After graduation, she spent a year in the Adirondack Park of upstate New York participating in research with the common loon. Later, Dr. Marino then attended veterinary school at Oklahoma State University, graduating in 2013. During veterinary school, she developed a passion for treating exotic species, including client-owned pets, wildlife and zoological species. After veterinary school, she completed a 1-year small animal rotating internship at Ocean State Veterinary Specialists in East Greenwich, RI, as well as a specialty internship in exotic pet medicine at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists in Houston, TX. She returned to Ocean State Veterinary Specialists in 2015 to practice as an emergency doctor before going to the Veterinary Center for Birds and Exotics, Bedford Hills, NY, in 2016 to complete a two-year specialized avian medicine and surgery residency. She completed her residency in 2018, but continued working at the Veterinary Center for Birds and Exotics as a full-time associate veterinarian until coming to Integrative Oncology and Veterinary Wellness. She continues to work towards ABVP board certification to become a certified specialist in avian and small mammal practice.
Dr. Marino’s was introduced to integrative veterinary medicine in 2019 when she completed the small animal acupuncture course through Chi University. Since that time, she has taken an increased interest in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine, and has begun the journey to complete a master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine through Chi University. She hopes to continue to expand the treatment options (both in conventional medicine, as well as integrative medicine) for all species, but is looking forward to expanding Integrative Oncology and Veterinary Wellness to include care for the furry, scaly and feathered patients in the future.
When not at work, Dr. Marino spends time with her rabbit, Reginald (Reggie) and her mixed breed dog, Shep. She also enjoys spending time with family and friend, anything outdoors and traveling.