Our Team
Melissa – Veterinary Assistant

Melissa began working as a veterinary assistant 12 years ago and during that time she has worked at local animal shelters and animal hospitals while pet-sitting on the side. She knew at a young age that she wanted to work with animals and she genuinely cares for every animal she meets.

Melissa has an 11 year old black cat, Lokey, who means the world to her and rules the house. During her free time Melissa loves hiking, photography, exploring abandoned places, fostering kittens and spending time with friends, family and their 8 rescued cats.

Michelle – Hospital Manager

Michelle attended SUNY Delhi where she earned her Associate’s degree in Veterinary Science Technology in 2013, and later began working full-time as an LVT (Licensed Veterinary Technician). Eager to explore the business side of the industry, Michelle went back to school and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Service Administration in May 2017.

Michelle enjoys fostering animals and helping them find their forever homes. She is also the owner of two cats Tigerlily and Mama Cat (a foster failure), as well as a dog named Phil, with whom she spends most of her free time. Michelle and Phil enjoy outdoor festivals, hiking, and trips to the Hudson River. She also enjoys spending time with friends and family.

Rhonda – Veterinary Assistant

Rhonda started working in the veterinary field in 1995 as a receptionist.  She began working with Dr. Frederick and Dr. Jankunas in 2017.  She is currently enrolled in the Penn Foster veterinary technician program to obtain her associates degree as a licensed veterinary technician.

Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her husband Vinny and her children Gianni and Angela.  She has several fur babies including her four cats Ashton, Cali, Espresso and Salem, a rottweiler named Shadow, and Rhode Island Red chickens.