Jill graduated from SUNY Delhi in May of 2004. After college she worked for veterinary hospital outside of Lowville, NY for a little under a year. It was this small animal hospital that got her started on the right foot towards her future in veterinary medicine. During that time Jill learned what it was like to be a Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT) at a single veterinarian practice. In February of 2005, Jill joined the VVH family. It was quite a change going from a one doctor practice to nine, but she has welcomed the challenge. While several new doors began to open here for her at VVH, Jill has become fond of certain areas of special interest, including chemo therapy, dentals, some behavioral issues, communicating with clients, and ultrasound. She especially loves to learn the different sections of a patient's body in an ultrasound, with a special interest in cardiology. Jill has also learned to communicate well with clients during her time at VVH. She has shown a kind, gentle, and polite nature to those around her. In return she has earned the same from others. Noticing this quality, Jill was offered a new position within the hospital, Head Veterinary Technician. She accepted the position with enthusiasm in September of 2007. Upon taking this new position she has become one of the key players in keeping VVH organized and ready for all of the many day to day challenges. Jill is honored to be a member of the VVH family and thanks all of the team members for continuing to teach her so much about the field of veterinary medicine. She continues to learn and grow in the field through Continuing Education every year. Jill has what her family jokes about as 'a zoo' at home. She has 4 cats and 2 ferrets. Some of her favorite past times are reading, drawing, writing, listening to all genres of music, swimming, knitting/needle felting, and camping.
Melisa graduated from SUNY Delhi with an Associates Degree in Veterinary Science in 1998. She is a member of the New York State Association of Veterinary Technicians and the American Animal Hospital Association. She worked as a veterinary technician in the Binghamton area for 8 years. She moved to Oneida in 2006 and started working for Village Veterinary Hospital. Some of her special interests in the veterinary field include laboratory testing, puppy/kitten client education and diabetes management. She is also our OSHA Safety Officer and makes sure our AAHA Accreditation is kept current. Melisa and her husband have two sons, three dogs, 2 cats, and 5 chickens. They enjoy camping, country line dancing and she enjoys all things 'crafty'.
Donna is a Licensed Veterinary Technician who started working at VVH in 1993. She graduated from SUNY Delhi in 1988. Donna has been very active in training and showing dogs in agility, obedience and conformation for many years. Currently she holds four titles in agility, 3 AX's and an AXJ and is working on a MX, MXJ and utimately a MACH. She has obtained nine titles in obedience; 7 CD's and 2 CDX's and is currently working on utility. She is also involved with raising puppies for Guilding Eyes for the Blind. Donna and her husband Phil live in Canastota and have two daughters. They also have 2 Australian Shepherds, one cat, two goats and one horse. In her 'spare time' she enjoys spending time with her girls.
Breanna graduated from Alfred State in 2017 with an AAS in Veterinary Technology. She and her husband, Cory, live in Syracuse with their three cats, Aurora, Topper and Lilah.
Jennifer is a licensed veterinary technician who started here at VVH in 2008. She is a graduate of SUNY Delhi, class of 2003. Before coming to VVH, she worked at Burrstone Animal Hospital and the Rome Area Veterinary Emergency Clinic as a veterinary technician. Jennifer recently completed a course at the University of Tennessee and is now a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner (CCRP). She enjoys working in surgery and rehab and is a member of the New York State Association of Veterinary Technicians. Jennifer is married and has two sons, 2 cats, Hercules and Maverick and one dog named Sakari. She enjoys reading, music and cooking.
Karen grew up in New Hampshire where she attended the University of New Hampshire and received an Associates Degree in Applied Animal Science. While in New Hampshire she worked for a local veterinary hospital for three years in the kennel and then as an assistant. Along with the routine care of cats and dogs, she also worked with the doctors and other assistants on rehabilitating wild animals and working with the local zoo on tigers and flamingos. Karen started working here at the Village Veterinary Hospital after moving to New York in 1989. She received an Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology from St. Petersburg College and became a Licensed Veterinary Technician. Some of her special interests include surgery, nursing care and laboratory procedures. She enjoys flower and vegetable gardening and vacationing in Maine. Karen also enjoys hand spinning her alpaca fiber into yarn and needle felting and wet felting with alpaca fiber. She has two cats, Milo and Cosmo and four alpacas.
Stacy graduated from Cicero North Syracuse High School and then from SUNY Delhi with a degree in Veterinary Technology in 2001. She has worked here at VVH since 2001 and has a special interest in dentistry, behavior and surgery. She attended a continuing education seminar at SUNY Ulster and studied behavior, dentistry and laboratory procedures. Stacy also loves agility and works with Pawsitively Awesome, Syracuse Obedience Training Club (SOTC) and Dotties Dog School, where she also teaches classes. (See our 'Obedience/Training' page in our Pet Library.) She and her husband Ryan own a home in E. Syracuse and have one daughter, Lauren and one son, Carson. They also have two Australian Shepherds, Chatter and Hannah, a Sheltie named Solo and two cats. Stacy is a member of SOTC, NYSAVT and competes with her Aussies in Excellent A agility and CPE events.
Amy graduated from SUNY Delhi in 2016. She loves all aspects of being a technician but is especially passionate about behavior. This passion led her to become 'Fear Free' certified in 2017. She is also a Karen Pryor Academy Instructor for Puppy Start Right Preschool here at VVH. Amy volunteers at Spring Farm Cares Feral Cat Clinics, running anesthesia for cats being spayed. She lives in Syracuse with her partner Casey. In her free time, she is happiest when hiking with her dog, Wallaby, who also competes in Barn Hunt.
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