Senior Advisory Panel

Dominic J. Marino, DVM, DACVS

Dominic J. Marino, DVM, DACVS


Dr. Marino graduated with honors from Auburn University in Alabama, where he received both his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees. He completed a one-year internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Georgia and a three-year comprehensive residency in small animal orthopedic, soft tissue and neurosurgery at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Marino was honored with both the Martin and Beatrice Weiser Outstanding Research Award and the North Shore Animal League Petering Scholarship Award during his residency. He is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and is the former head of Orthopedic/Neurosurgery service at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Marino is one of a handful of veterinary surgeons certified as a Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner. He is the first veterinarian to become board certified by The American College of Clinical Thermology where he was granted the status of research fellow.

Dr Marino has published many scientific articles, and authored chapters in veterinary and human medical textbooks. He lectures extensively both nationally and internationally on many surgical topics including soft tissue, orthopedic, and neurosurgery, as well as tactical veterinary medicine at both human and veterinary conferences. He pioneered the development of nano and micro total hip replacements in dogs and cats and is leader in the field of total hip replacement surgery and has authored dozens of research publications and textbook chapters.

Dr. Marino served as chairman of the Eastern Veterinary Orthopedic Society for several years and as a member on the National Advisory Board of North Shore Animal League America. He is the director of The Canine Chiari Institute at Long Island Veterinary Specialists and on the board of directors of The New York Veterinary Foundation, Veterinary Recommended Nutraceuticals, and the Police Surgeons Benevolent Association. Dr. Marino sits on the Board of Trustees of the Bobby Jones Chiari & Syringomyelia Foundation.  He serves as the surgical consultant to: The Humane Society of New York, NY; Nassau University Medical Center, Uniondale, NY; North Shore Animal League America, Port Washington, NY; Bide-A-Wee Animal Adoption Center, Wantagh, NY; The Guide Dog Foundation, Smithtown, NY; Sweet Briar Nature Preserve, Smithtown, NY; New York City Police Department, Metropolitan Transit Authority, Nassau County Police Department, Nassau County Sheriff’s Department, Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office, Transportation Security Administration, Port Authority of NY & NJ, The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the 106th Rescue Wing, United States Air Force / ANG Pararescuemen. Dr. Dominic J. Marino is the chief of staff of Long Island Veterinary Specialists and a Major in the United States Army Reserves.  Established in 1998, LIVS has a staff of over 200 professionals and is among the most active veterinary referral centers in the U.S.