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Meet Our Team


  • Jamie Kubic
    LVT
    Technician Manager, Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Jamie began working at our hospitals as a licensed veterinary technician in July of 2010. She graduated from the Alfred State College Veterinary Technician program in 2007. Jamie’s veterinary interests include dentistry and laser therapy. In her free time she enjoys crafting, being outdoors and reading. She lives with her husband and son in Rochester. They have a boxer mix named Annie, boston terrier named Zeppelin and two cats, Fisher and Grizzly.   

  • Stephanie DiPonzio
    LVT
    Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Stephanie graduated from Greece Odyssey High School. She attended William Smith College and graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Biology. She continued her education at SUNY Delhi, graduating with her Associate Degree in Veterinary Science & Technology in 2015. She began working at Apple Country Veterinary Hospital and Erie Canal Animal Hospital later that year.

    Stephanie enjoys helping to educate pet owners to help them provide the best possible care for their pets. She also likes to be involved in community outreach including rabies clinics and open houses that the hospitals provide.

    Outside of work, Stephanie enjoys camping and hiking with her husband and Australian Shepherd mix Jake. She also enjoys various artistic activities including painting, coloring, knitting, and sewing. She often partakes in these activities surrounded by several of her other pets, which include five cats (Rosie, Attica, Jax, Leia, Velvet), three rats (Bernie, Bennie, Missy), and two guinea pigs (Pumba, Zazu).

  • Irene Youngman
    LVT
    Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Irene graduated from Franklinville High School and Ellicottville BOCES with a focus in Animal Science. She then attended Genesee Community College where she was awarded an Associate Degree in Applied Science (AAS) in Veterinary Technology in 2016. She is also a member of the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA).

    Prior to working at ACVH/ECAH, Irene worked as a Veterinary Assistant at another small animal veterinary clinic. After finishing her internship with us, she began working at ACVH/ECAH in March 2016. Her professional interests include anesthesia, laboratory diagnostics, venipuncture and canine behavior. 

    Outside of work she enjoys playing video games, crocheting, camping, walking her dogs and being outdoors. She lives in Albion with her significant other, Henry. At home, Irene currently has a very sweet Chocolate Lab named Leona and a very energetic German shepherd named Greta.

  • Hannah Cliff
    LVT
    Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Hannah graduated from Hilton High School in 2013. Hannah attended Genesee Community College and  graduated with an Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology in May 2017. Hannah took the VTNE (Veterinary Technician National Exam) in August of 2017 and is licensed to practice as a veterinary technician in the state of New York. She began working at both Apple Country Veterinary Hospital and Erie Canal Animal Hospital as a veterinary assistant in October 2015, and now works as an LVT. Her professional interests include surgery and providing client education.  Outside of work, Hannah is an active member of Rescued Treasures Pet Adoptions, a local rescue in the greater Rochester area.  She currently lives in Brockport with her cats, Dora and Gopher. 

  • Katie Schmeer
    Veterinary Technician Student

    Katie began working as a kennel and veterinary assistant at Apple Country in February of 2012. Katie also works at our offices as a receptionist and is training to become a veterinary technician. She is currently pursuing her degree in veterinary technology at San Juan College. Her veterinary interests include; surgical nursing and alternative therapies. In her free time she enjoys baking, snowmobiling and doing home improvement projects with her fiancé on their new home. Katie has 2 rescued German shorthair pointers named Lucy and Scarlet, and a rabbit named Chattahoochee who was her companion pet while she was away at college.  

  • Alexis Bradshaw
    LVT
    Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Alexis graduated from Brighton High School. She attended Alfred State College and graduated with an Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology in 2017. Alexis started working at Erie Canal Animal Hospital and Apple Country Veterinary Hospital later that year. Her veterinary interests include working with exotics and learning about animal behavior. Outside of work, she enjoys doing jigsaw puzzles, playing softball and walking her dogs on the Canal. She has a pitbull mix named Princess and a German short haired pointer mix named Tyson. 

  • Frances Seifert
    LVT
    Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Fran is a Hilton native that graduated from Hilton High School in 2015. After that she ended up at Genesee Community College where she graduated with an AAS in Veterinary Technology. After graduating she began working at Erie Canal Animal Hospital and Apple Country Veterinary Hospital as a full time licensed veterinary technician. At work Fran enjoys client communication, helping out with the hospital's social media and client education. Aside from working as an LVT, Fran enjoys spending time on the horse farm she also works at. She currently owns a horse named Bubba, a goat named Graceon, a Rottweiler named Maggie and a cat named Nosey!

  • Summer Lara
    LVT
    Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Graduating from Spencerport in 2016, Summer early on found an interest in animals. She then attended Genesee Community College, where she truly explored her passion, and graduated with an Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology in 2020. 

    Summer started at Erie Canal Animal Hospital and Apple Country Veterinary Hospital during her final externship for GCC. She then joined the team as a veterinary assistant in February of 2020, and now works as an LVT. 

    Her veterinary interests include working with exotics, laboratory diagnostics and dentistry. 

    Outside of work Summer loves exploring the outdoors, video games, roller skating, and biking. She is a cat lover and has a kitty at home named Shadow.

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Erie Canal Animal Hospital

Monday:

8:00 am-7:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-7:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-7:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-4:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-7:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed