You'll discover that our veterinarians are well educated, compassionate professionals. Backed by years of experience, our vets will offer your pet the best care possible. Our vets understand how much your pet means to you.
Howard R. Schatz DVM
Dr. Howard Schatz is a native of New York City, having been born in Brooklyn, raised in Queens and having graduated from Jamaica High School. He attended Cornell University, receiving his undergraduate degree in Biology. In 1975 he graduated with distinction from the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine.
After gaining valuable experience working in other hospitals, including an emergency clinic, Dr. Schatz arrived in Massapequa in 1978. He and Dr. Fish purchased the Massapequa Hospital for Animals in 1982.
Dr, Schatz is happily married and has 3 sons and 2 daughters. He is now also blessed with 4 grandchildren. His professional interests include internal medicine and practice management. He is an avid Yankees fan, enjoys family time and travel.
Stanley G. Fish DVM
Dr. Fish attended Cornell University for undergraduate and veterinary college, graduating in 1975. He has served the Long Island Veterinary Medical Association as president, ethics chairman, and board member.
Dr. Fish is extremely committed to all things Cornellian, including three terms on University Council, Cornell Annual Fund representative, Long Island chair of Cornell Alumni Ambassador program, reunion committee, athletic advisory committee, and lacrosse booster.
Dr. Fish is proud of being a mentor to high school and college students interested in pursuing veterinary medicine as a career.
He, with Dr. Schatz, has established the Massapequa Hospital for Animals endowed scholarship fund at Cornell.
Dr. Fish enjoys traveling on his time off and is still trying to lower his golf handicap to something he can admit to.
Joi Pacchiano DVM
Dr. Pacchiano began her college education as a journalism major at New York University but transferred to SUNY Albany where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology before realizing her true dream of becoming a veterinarian. In 2001, Dr. Pacchiano graduated from Oklahoma State University with honors as a member of the Society of Phi Zeta.
After graduation, Dr. Pacchiano completed a small animal medicine and surgery internship at Long Island Veterinary Specialists in Plainview, NY. Since then, Dr. Pacchiano has been dedicated to the care and treatment of animals at Massapequa Hospital for Animals.
She is a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP), Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians (AEMV), and the House Rabbit Society.
She lives in Merrick, NY with her husband, Slavic, their daughter, Giavanna, their dog, Piper, three cats, China, Newman, and Tortellini and several boas. When not shopping, cooking or baking, she burns off calories at the local gym.
Jennifer Crockett-Ho DVM
Dr. Jennifer Crockett-Ho, a native Long Islander, has been an Associate Veterinarian with the Massapequa Hospital for Animals since June 2007. In 2003, Dr. Crockett-Ho graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Scranton with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and minor in Biochemistry as a member of Alpha Epsilon Delta and recipient of the Fr. J A Panuska Scholarship. At the University of Scranton she was head of the Pre-Veterinary Committee of the Health Professional Organization and involved in NIH research. Dr. Crockett- Ho then went on to earn her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University in 2007. As a veterinary student, Dr. Crockett-Ho was a member of several organizations including the Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Canine Companions, and Veterinary Students for the Prevention of Cruelty Against Animals.
Dr. Crockett-Ho is currently an active member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, New York State Veterinary Medical Association, and Long Island Veterinary Medical Associations. She enjoys working in a diversified small animal practice and emphasizes quality medicine and surgery, teamwork, client communication, and continuing education with enthusiasm and dedication to Long Island, New York.
Outside of work, Dr. Crockett enjoys spending time with family, her husband, and their children. They have 2 dogs and three cats.
Michelle Frascati-Kapur DVM
Dr. Michelle Frascati-Kapur is a native Long Islander whose dream of becoming a veterinarian began in the third grade. After studying Biology at Stony Brook University she went on to Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. Her interests include internal medicine, surgery and small exotic mammal medicine. She enjoys spending time with her husband, her family and friends, and her pets, a Chihuahua (Cha Cha), a French Bull dog mix (Rambo), a Rat (Remi) and a Bearded dragon (Athena).