Meet Our Support Staff

Nicole Puzio, Practice Manager

Nicole has been instrumental in taking our service standards to new heights for the three different locations, and is thriving in her role as practice manager at Rockland Veterinary.

After receiving her B.A. at St. Thomas Aquinas College, Nicole pursued a passion for the culinary arts at The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, where she excelled in her training to be a chef. After working at some of the top restaurants in Manhattan, in a career that spanned 21 years, she retired her apron to stand alongside her brother, Dr. Christopher Puzio, and manage Rockland Veterinary.

At present, she is expanding her knowledge in veterinary medicine through attending Purdue University and Colorado State University to obtain a Certification in Veterinary Management. Nicole loves cuddle time with Blizzard and Linus; dog and cat respectively. She also enjoys CrossFit, hiking and of course, cooking.

Amanda, Licensed Veterinary Technician

Amanda has been an employee since September 2000. She received her Associate degree in Veterinary Medicine from SUNY Delhi in 1994. She currently resides in Orange County with her husband Michael and three sons Derek, Justin, and Aidan.  She currently has 3 cats Yang, Tuna and Dash.

Lily, Licensed Veterinary Technician

Lily graduated from Bergen Community College in 2012 with an Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology and has been with our practices since 2015.  She is currently working on completing her Bachelor’s in Animal Science/Pre-Vet at Rutgers University in order to pursue her dream of becoming a veterinarian.

Lily is fluent in Spanish and is a member of the National Association of Veterinary of Technicians in America (NAVTA). In her free time, Lily enjoys spending time with family, friends and her 5 year old rescue maltipoo “Muneca”.

Arianne, Licensed Veterinary Technician

Arianne started working for Rockland Veterinary in 2010 as a Licensed Veterinary Technician.  She graduated from SUNY Delhi in 2011 with an Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology and a Bachelor Degree in Veterinary Management.

Arianne entered this field because she has always had an interest in taking care of animals ranging anywhere from cats and dogs to more exotics like birds, pocket pets, fish (both freshwater and saltwater), and reptiles.  In addition to her position with Rockland Veterinary, she enjoys spending time with her family and her interesting pets!

Brian, Licensed Veterinary Technician

Brian started working for Rockland veterinary care in May 2015 as a licensed veterinary technician after he graduated from Suny Delhi with his associates in veterinary science in 2015.  He then went on to complete his bachelor’s degree from Suny Canton in veterinary management in 2017.

Brian enjoys practice management and continues to do more of that work at Rockland.  In Brian’s free time he is a volunteer firefighter, a responsibility that he’s had for the past 9 years.  Brian’s firefighting experience enables him to help both people and pets in their time of need. When he’s not busy, Brian enjoys spending time with family and friends.