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Lexi Kanes

Operations Manager

kanes.jpgA native New Yorker, Lexi knew at the age of four that her life would always involve animals.  Lexi has a fond memory of the film “Born Free” about a real-life couple who raised Elsa the Lioness, an orphaned lion cub, to adulthood, and released her into the wilderness of Kenya.  After seeing the film, Lexi would walk the city’s sidewalks always looking for lost kittens. 

In her teens, Lexi had a short but intense career as a ballet dancer. When it came time for college, Lexi quickly realized that she had as much passion for the science of veterinary medicine as she did for the animals themselves.  Lexi enrolled in the veterinary technology program at LaGuardia Community College where she earned her Associate of Applied Science degree.  She came to Long Island Veterinary Specialists in 1998 to work alongside Dr. Jacqueline Carver and Dr. Dominic Marino.  Lexi took a well-deserved break for several years to raise her 3 children, and returned to LIVS in 2006.  In 2010, Lexi was appointed the Operations Manager and currently oversees all medical departments of the hospital and their supervisors.  She strives to promote open and honest communication and a positive attitude. 

Lexi’s children and husband share her love of animals.  The family has a “rule of three”; three children means animal adoptions in sets of three. This rule applied to the adoption of their fish, dogs, cats, rats, rabbits, and bearded dragons.  Lexi’s favorite pastime is cuddling on the couch with as many children and pets that will fit, while watching reruns of Family Guy.