Meet The City By The Sea Veterinary Hospital Team

Karen Nalio practice manager in Asbury Park, NJ

Karen Nalio

Head Technician/Practice Manager

How long have you been working in the veterinary field?

For 8 years, I started out as a kennel assistant and immediately started school to get certified.

What made you want to work in the veterinary field?

When my dog got sick years ago, I brought him to Garden State Vet and they saved his life. He was only comfortable with one technician and she made both him and myself feel more comfortable. That made me realize that I wanted to be that comfort for other people and their pets.

What do you like about your job?

I absolutely love working with animals and seeing cats and dogs every day. But also meeting new people who bring their pets here, educating them on what they can do to better their pet’s lives, and make them feel at ease when their pets aren’t well.

How many pets do you have?

I have two, Eddie and Violet, who love to go on long walks every day, especially to the beach.

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working?

I love activities with my own dogs, mostly hiking or going to the beach. I also enjoy spending time with my family and niece, Emily.

Sam LeDoux

Client Service Representative

How long have you been working in the veterinary field?

About 8 years, usually as a Client Care Specialist but I enjoy helping out wherever I’m needed in the hospital.

What made you want to work in the veterinary field?

I have always had pets, and even at a young age I started bringing pets home that I’d find outside. I just always knew I wanted to work with animals.

What do you like about your job?

Well I have soft spot for senior and special needs pets, but I love seeing all the animals that come in. I love to learn new things, especially with some of the interesting cases we’ve seen here.

How many pets do you have?

I have three dogs, two are Satos (from Puerto Rico) Emmy-Blue, my fox in a dog’s body; and Nathan, who is such a momma’s boy. I also have Baker who is your typical happy-go-lucky Lab that just wants love!

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working?

I love going hiking with all my dogs, going to concerts with my husband, and exercising!

Samantha-LeDoux
Alva Sanchez

Alva Sanchez

Technician

How long have you been working in the veterinary field?

I have been working in the field for about 5-6 years, starting with my technician school internship.

What made you want to work in the veterinary field?

I’ve loved animals for as long as I can remember, and had initially grown up wanting to be a veterinarian. I can’t picture myself doing any other job. My dream job would be to win the lottery, move to the Dominican Republic, and open an animal sanctuary.

What do you like about your job?

I like helping those that don’t have a voice. I especially enjoy meeting new animals every day and treating them like they are my own.

How many pets do you have?

I have two dogs, a Maltese named “Baby,” and a Black Lab named “South.”

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working?

In my free time I like to try out new restaurants and go hiking. I especially enjoy party planning and decorating. And of course, I love any time I get to spend with my pups.

House Call Services

Can’t make it into the hospital? Give us a call.

Currently our hospital is only offering very limited house-call services, but we are happy to discuss which services we can help your pet with.

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