Mark Salemi, D.V.M.
Northside Animal Hospital
773 Post Avenue
Staten Island, New York 10310
Dr. Mark Salemi graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
after earning his degree in biology from St. John's University in
Queens, New York. At Ross, his training included large animal medicine
and surgery at England's University of Liverpool School of Veterinary
Medicine and small animal medicine and surgery at Ontario Canada's
University of Guelph Veterinary School. He additionally
held a preceptorship with the New York State Conservation Society at the
Bronx Zoo prior to his graduation with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
in January 1987.
His family consists of his wife Ann, 2 children Marissa and Nicholas, and
his cat, Stitch.
He is a member of the New York State and New York City Veterinary Medical
Associations, Association of Avian Veterinarians and the American
Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. Salemi is owner and partner of Northside Animal Hospital, specializing in
wild, zoo and exotic animals and served as one of the staff veterinarians at
the Staten Island Zoo for over 10 years.
Northside also maintains a close working relationship with the New York
City Parks Department, caring for injured wildlife and the New York City
Board of Health.
Dr. Salemi was heralded for his volunteer work with rescue dogs after
September 11th at Ground Zero and is now a member of the
Board of the New York City Veterinary Disaster Preparedness Committee
as well as a founding board member of the NYC Veterinary Emergency Response
Team (NYC VERT).
In 2002, after four years as an Executive Board member and officer, Dr. Salemi
was elected President of the New York City Veterinary Medical Association.
He has received many awards from the association including:
Dr. Salemi is presently an active member of the VMA of NYC as a member at large
and acts as a liaison to the board as an NYC VERT member.
- 2004 New York State Veterinary Medical Association President's Citation
- 2004 NYC Veterinary Medical Association's Veterinarian of the Year for 2003
- April 2011 "NYC VMA Merit Award"
- April 2012 "Outstanding Service to Veterinary Medicine"
- March 2013 "Service to the Veterinary Community and the Welfare to Animals"
Dr. Salemi is very active in his home community as the Vice President of his town's
Board of Education (a publicly elected official),
both Health and Office of Emergency Management, a CERT (Community Emergency Response
Team) member and Boy Scout leader.
In 2008 he was named president of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine's Alumni Association and continues as an
active member of the Alumni Council.
Dr. Salemi's goals include promoting Ross as a primary university to achieve the dream
of becoming a veterinarian,
facilitate communication between prospective as well as current students and alumni
as well as keeping alumni actively
involved in that support. He strives to be active in both his professional and
private communities while continuing to
promote veterinary medicine as a career and facilitating the roles of practitioners
in organized veterinary medicine.
Graduate of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in January 1987.
Undergraduate studies at St. John's University, Queens, New York.
Bachelor Degree in Biology.
University of Liverpool School of Veterinary Medicine, England, Large Animal Medicine and Surgery. 1986
University of Guelph Veterinary School, Guelph, Ontario, Small Animal
Medicine and Surgery. 1986
Preceptorship New York State Conservation Society at the Bronx Zoo