Meet our Staff

Our staff prides themselves with the certainty of the great care they’ll provide your pet. The staff here at Animal Clinic of Hampton Bays provides the customer service and the knowledge of a professionally placed practice. Take a tour through our photos and descriptions to get better acquainted with our staff.

Dr. Dorothy Walker
Practice Owner/Veterinarian

Dr Dorothy Walker is our Lead Veterinarian and Owner of the Animal Clinic of Hampton Bays. She graduated from The University of The Philippines in 1980 with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. Four years later, she owned The Animal Clinic of Long Island City from 1984-1994. She moved to Philadelphia but came back to New York in 1998. During this time, she worked with rescue organizations and shelters but she felt she belonged in a small animal practice. She opened The Animal Clinic of Hampton Bays in 2010 and has been focusing on the wellness of dogs and cats ever since. “Our philosophy is to treat our Clients and their pets with compassion and undivided attention. We feel everyone should receive first class service.” When Dr Walker isn’t taking care of your pets, she’s either traveling with her husband Joe, touring colleges with her daughter Carla, or relaxing at home with her Pomeranian Mix Foo and her Wheaton Terrier Ginger!

Email Dr. Walker: drwalkerdvm@gmail.com

Dr Will Spanbock
Veterinarian

Dr Will Spanbock is our full time Veterinarian here at The Animal Clinic of Hampton Bays! He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Colorado at Boulder and went on to earn his Masters in Environmental Resource management & Administration form Antioch University. After completing a clinic rotation at Oregon State University, Dr Spanbock graduated in 2007 from Ross University, School of Veterinary Medicine with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine with honors, and the “Large Animal Surgery Team” Award. He was an Associate Veterinarian at the Eastport Animal Hospital from 2008-2015, and joined our team part time in 2014. In November 2015, he decided to come over full time! Dr Spanbock was also voted two years in a row by Dan’s paper “Best of the Best” Veterinarian on the South Fork. Even though his main focus is cats and dogs, he also has experience in treating small animals such as rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs and rodents. When Dr Spanbock isn’t taking care of your pets he’s either catching some waves on his surfboard, traveling with his wife Bria, and three children Kayla, Brady, and Hannah, or relaxing at home with his Beagle Mix Rudy, new Labrador Retriever Puppy Percy and his Labrador Retriever Willow!

Email Dr. Spanbock: drspanbockdvm@gmail.com

Dr. Tomas Infernuso
Specialty Surgeon

Dr. Infernuso strives to provide the highest quality of advanced surgical care by strictly adhering to accepted standards for the treatment of animals and as a result is able to give the absolute best veterinary care.  He believes as a member of your family, your pet deserves nothing less than the best care available. His priority is giving you and your family all the support you need through communication, care & compassion. He is committed to our clients & patients from starting with surgical consultations and continuing through post-operative care. His caseload includes orthopedic, neurologic, oncologic (cancer), thoracic, and soft tissue procedures. For more information, visit his website at www.tomasinfernuso.com

Jennifer Poole
Office Manager

Jennifer Poole is our Office Manager at the Animal Clinic of Hampton Bays. She has been here since August 2010, and is very passionate about developing and supporting high quality veterinary healthcare. Her compassion and empathy has been a cornerstone to her building trust and relationships with our clients. Jen feels that your pet’s health is our first priority and ensures that when your pet is here, they will be treated like family. She is here to put you at ease and answer any of your questions! When Jennifer isn’t taking care of your pets, she enjoys reading, watching Horror movies and relaxing at home with her dog Cali.

Email Jennifer: jenachb@gmail.com

Billie Sanders

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Billie is our Licensed Veterinary Technician here at The Animal Clinic of Hampton Bays. She has been working in the veterinary field for over 20 years. She specialized in emergency medicine working at various emergency veterinary hospitals, but has switched over to small animal medicine.She came to us full time in June 2016 and we are so lucky to have her! Billie is full of knowledge and expertise when it comes to helping your pets, and is ready and willing to assist the Doctors  in whatever situation may arise. She is energetic and always willing to offer a helping hand. Her hard work and dedication to a small animal practice makes her a great addition to our team! When Billie isn’t taking care of your pets, she’s relaxing at home with her husband, and 2 daughters, or she’s playing with her 3 rescue dogs, Nathan, Homer, and Jessie.

Billie Sanders photo

Nick Walrath
Veterinary Assistant

Nick is one of our Veterinary Assistants here at The Animal Clinic of Hampton Bays. He has been working here for almost four years and we couldn’t be more happy he’s on our team! He graduated from BOCES with a certification in Veterinary Assisting and is currently counting his education in Veterinary Medicine and is working towards his Veterinary Technician License. Nick is energetic and easy going, but also cares about your animals and takes their well being very seriously. He is fun loving and ready to assist in whatever situation arises. His hard work and dedication to a small animal practice makes him a great team member! When Nick isn’t taking care of your pets, he is tending to his various amounts of aquatic life, or hanging out at home with his Dachsund Mix Gunner, his Teddy Bear Lola, or his Domestic Long Hair feline Pickles!

Jennifer Riese
Veterinary Assistant

Jenn R. is one of our veterinary assistants here at the Animal Clinic of Hampton Bays. She came to us full time in January 2016 and we are glad to have her. Jenn R. is very energetic and compassionate when it comes to the well being and health of your furry friends. She’s experienced in all aspects of our clinic and is willing and ready to assist the Doctors in whatever situation may arise. She, also, rescues feral and stray cats in order to provide them a better life. Her hard work and dedication to a small animal practice makes her a great addition to our team! She is currently enrolled in a Veterinary Technician Program and will be licensed very soon! She even boards your pets at her home or can stay at your home! We are so very excited for her!! When Jenn isn’t taking care of your pets, she’s watching an Avengers movie or hanging out at home with her cats Cinnamon, Buddy, Jerry and Eli!

Jennifer Riese

Jeffry Brenes
Veterinary Assistant

Jeffry is our Boarding Assistant here at The Animal Clinic of Hampton Bays! He completed his Animal Science course and hopes to one day become a Licensed Veterinary Technician. During the day, he takes care of all of our animals who are boarding; making sure they have enough food, water, exercise, and play time. He’s always available to give a good belly rub, or plenty of treats! Jeff is full of energy and willing to assist the other staff whenever he can. His hard work and dedication to a small animal practice makes him a great addition to our team! When Jeff isn’t taking care of your pets, he’s eating Moe’s or hanging out at home with his Labrador Retriever Sky!

Lilly Shultz
Veterinary Receptionist

We’re so happy to have Lilly taking care of our Front Desk area for our Hospital. She prides herself in resolving issues efficiently and is a true animal lover. Her and her Husband Brendon take care of five pets. They have 3 cats named Ellie,Luna & Maya and two dogs named Baylee & Xena. She loves meeting new people and pets and getting to work with animals every day. She also enjoys educating pet owners on the importance of keeping their pets healthy.  Lilly is known for her organization skills, her kindness, and always having a smile on her face. Lilly enjoys cooking new recipes for her and Brendon, building cars & watching a nice Disney movie with her fur babies!!

Paige Confort
Veterinary Receptionist

Paige joined our team in August 2018 and this is her first position in the Veterinary Field. Paige’s love for animals and her interest in the medical field are what inspired her to pursue a career in the Veterinary field. She loves meeting new people and pets and getting to work with animals every day. Her job keeps her on her toes and she’s always tried at the potential to learn more and grow every day. She has one horse named Joy, three dogs named Lola, Roxy & Skip, and other farm animals. In her free time she loves horseback riding and would own her own ranch if money wasn’t an option. She also enjoys working on her parent’s farm, and spending time with her family.

Kelli Alfredson
Veterinary Assistant

Kelli used to work the Front Desk alongside Lilly, but wanted to grow in the Veterinary field more and became one of our Veterinary Assistants. She has shown great determination & she has always had a love for animals and a strong desire to help them. She completed the Animal Science program at BOCES and is currently attending college for her Associates in the Veterinary field. She has one dog named Prince and 3 cats named Flash, Mowgli, & Hazel. In her free time she likes to watch Grey’s Anatomy, hanging out with her friends, and go for walks with Prince.

Kiri

This is Kiri, our resident house cat, who was dropped off to us over 5 years ago. She enjoys sleeping during the day on Jen’s desk, being frisky and playful with clients, and enjoys looking out the window at the birdies. She has been here for many years, and unfortunately cannot go to a home with either dogs or cats. We enjoy her purrfect company anyway so she’s really stuck with us!