Dr.Christina MiccioDVMRead More
Dr. Miccio is our Medical Director and she has been working at All Creatures for over 29 years. In her words Dr Miccio says: Many people dream of becoming a veterinarian, I was always driven to become one. All of my focus my entire life has gone towards achieving my determined goal of becoming a vet.
My earliest memory is when I was 4 years old, I was found lost and crying, I was brought to a local police station. My mom had turned away for a moment and somehow I opened the garden gate and chased a cat several blocks away.
Dr. Rachleff joined All Creatures in April of 2016. Dr. Rachleff grew up on Long Island and always had a menagerie of cats and dogs. During the summers, he would always take care of the classroom pets, no matter what species. Even at a young age, he wanted to be a veterinarian, but he was drawn to research science as he got older. After several years doing biomedical research, Dr Rachleff decided to pursue his first love, taking care of animals, and started working at a veterinary hospital as an assistant.
From there, he went on to graduate from the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. He previously practiced in New York City and recently relocated to Rockland County with his wife Laura, after the birth of their first son. They share their home with a Boston Terrier, Tiki (named after all time great Giants running back Tiki Barber) and a rescued Scottish Fold cat named Mungo. He is very excited to meet all of the wonderful owners and pets who visit All Creatures! Dr. Rachleff has a special interest in internal medicine and in furry and scaly exotics.
When Dr. Palmeri was in first grade, she made a book about what she wanted to be when she grew up. Even at that young age she knew she wanted to be a veterinarian. Growing up, she was intently focused on that goal, which led her to work as a veterinary assistant throughout her high school and college years. Dr. Palmeri's desire to be a veterinarian was confirmed as a teenager when her own cat became very sick. The vets at the clinic where she worked were able to nurse her cat back to health after a week of hospitalization and care, and from that moment forward Dr. Palmeri knew that she wanted to give back by doing the same for other sick pets. After receiving an undergraduate degree in Anthropology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, she went on to achieve her goal in 2006 when she earned her DVM from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts, West Indies. (And she still has that book from first grade.)
Dr. Palmeri came to All Creatures Great and Small in April 2019. Originally from Brooklyn, NY, she acquired experience in shelter medicine and private practice on Long Island and in the Bronx before relocating with her family to upstate NY in 2016 to continue her work in private practice. Her primary veterinary interests are geriatric feline internal medicine, ophthalmology, and preventative medicine. She enjoys cooking, traveling, and outdoor family activities in Orange County, where she lives with her husband, their two children, and their cat Salem.