Dr. Pasquale Meleleo – Owner / Veterinarian
Dr. Meleleo is an incredibly talented and devoted doctor. He moved to Staten Island from Italy at the age of 7. After graduating from St. Joseph by-the-Sea High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving as an electrical operator on a nuclear-powered submarine. After his military service, Dr. Meleleo enrolled at Wagner College. He later transferred to The College of Staten Island because of its rigorous and challenging program in biology. He began volunteering at a local animal hospital, where he discovered his passion for veterinary medicine and quickly worked his way up to becoming a veterinary technician. He also made time to enhance his educational experience by interning at The Staten Island Zoo, as well as the Mid-Atlantic Equine Medical Center. He was later accepted to Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, where he graduated in 2008. Soon after becoming a veterinarian, he began practicing small animal medicine.
Dr. Meleleo’s hard work and dedication have more than paid off, and he is thrilled to be able to own his own practice and continue to do what he loves. He understands the love and appreciation each owner has for his or her pets and treats each new patient the same way he would treat his own–as one of the family.
Dr. Nicole Longo – Associate Veterinarian
NLDr. Longo is a welcome addition to Pleasant Plains Animal Hospital. She received her bachelor’s degree in biology from St. Johns University and then completed her veterinary degree at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts, West Indies. Dr.Longo then completed her clinical year at Louisiana State University, in Baton Rouge. She proudly became a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association in 2002. After working as a veterinarian in a Brooklyn animal hospital for many years, Dr. Longo joined Pleasant Plains in June 2013. Her professional interests include advanced canine and feline medicine, as well as surgery.
Dr. Longo was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She currently resides in Staten Island and has the joy of sharing her home with 3 cats. In her free time, Dr. Longo enjoys kickboxing and spending time with her husband, two sons, and friends.
Dr. Jenna Goldhaber – Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Jenna Goldhaber was born and raised in Long Island, New York where she cultivated her passion for animals, science and the arts. While completing her undergraduate studies at Washington University in St. Louis, her volunteer work with local animal organizations and veterinary hospitals motivated her to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. She attended Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, where she focused her training on small companion animal medicine. Her interest in general medicine, surgery, client education and the human bond led her to a career in private practice soon after graduation.
Dr. Goldhaber’s special interests include physical therapy, rehabilitation, clinical pathology, and geriatric medicine. In her spare time, she enjoys jazz and hip-hop dance, playing the piano and oboe, and spending time with her family and friends. Dr. Goldhaber is excited to join the team at Pleasant Plains and is looking forward to meeting all of our clients and fur-babies!
Dr. Allison Schwartz – Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Allison Schwartz was born and raised in Long Island, New York. When she entered college, she moved to New Jersey and have lived there since. Dr. Schwartz has wanted to be a veterinarian since she was a young girl. After completing her undergraduate studies at the University of Delaware, she continued her education at the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School. While in veterinary school Dr. Schwartz spent her free time volunteering at her local shelter. After graduating, to prepare for the challenging career ahead, she completed a rigorous internship at Garden State Veterinary Specialists in New Jersey. She has been in private practice ever since and loves every minute of it!
Dr. Schwartz’s special interests are dentistry, surgery, and opthalmology. In her free time, she loves to bake, cook, read a good murder mystery, travel with her husband and spend time with her Yorkshire Terrier Gracie.
Dr. Jerrica Mastropasqua – Associate Veterinarian
I am a native to Staten Island, New York. Every since I was a little girl, I knew I wanted to be a veterinarian. Prior to veterinarian school, I worked as a vet assistant for Pleasant Plains Animal Hospital where I underwent training on being a future vet. During my training, I became even more passionate about this profession and discovered this is what I am truly meant to do. I attended Fairleigh Dickinson University for my undergrad and graduated with a major in biology and a minor in chemistry. I furthered my education at Mississippi State University for graduate school. I particularly love studying animal behavior, dermatology, and surgery.
I have a docile dog named Simba and a sassy cat named Abu; they always find a way to put a smile on my face! In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends. There is nothing that warms the heart more than sharing a laugh with loved ones.