Veterinary Technicians and Assistants

Amy Shaw, TBDHead Veterinary Technician Amy Shaw has been with York Animal Hospital since August of 1998, but began her career in the animal care field in 1993.

Licensed to practice in the state of New York, Amy says, "Working at York Animal Hospital has been a wonderful experience. The doctors and staff work very closely together and the degree of care and compassion that is shown every day makes this a great team to be part of."

"I spend my free time with my husband and kids. We like to fish, hike, go to the movies, and just spend time together. I also like gardening and reading and spending time with my four-legged family members—labs Olivia and Wilma; boxer Lucy; lab mix Mic; and poodle Louie. I also have 5 cats—Louie le chat, Emma, Phoebe, Peep, and Al—and 2 goats named Gertie and Millie."

Staci Finn, Licensed Veterinary Technician Licensed Veterinary Technician Staci Finn has been with York Animal Hospital since May of 2004 and began her animal care career in 2002. She earned both her certification as a Licensed Veterinary Technician and Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Service Management from the State University of New York at Canton.

"York Animal Hospital is a great place to work," she explains. "Great benefits, great co-workers, great career. I love my job and am very thankful to work at such a great hospital with wonderful, caring co-workers."

At home, Staci has a golden retriever named Brodi; a Yorkie named Daisy; a Westie named Riley; and seven cats—Penny, Todd, Terrance, Rita, Chloe, Louie, and Bobscinta. "I enjoy spending my free time with my husband and daughter and all of my pets. I also enjoy photography and camping."

Burgundy Smith, Licensed Veterinary Technician Licensed Veterinary Technician Burgundy Smith joined the York Animal Hospital staff in October of 2010 but began her career in the animal care field in 1998. She is licensed to practice in New York state and holds an Associate's in Science/Veterinary Technology from Medaille College.

Asked what she enjoys most about being with us, Burgundy says, "Everyone here truly loves animals and is compassionate. They are so committed to the animals' well-being, which makes it so easy to be part of this great team."

Burgundy's love for animals extends well beyond the workday; at home she has a pitt mix named Irie, a beagle named Cricket, a cat named Dabby, two goats named Cartman and Dusty, an Arabian mare named Tsecret, Siamese rats named Matcha, Pekoe and Chai, and a huge aquarium filled with many fish. Her hobbies include horseback riding, camping, archery, drawing, painting, hiking, swimming, and spending time with her husband Mike, their daughter, and their family of critters.

Christie Baker, Licensed Veterinary TechnicianLicensed Veterinary Technician Christie Baker joined York Animal Hospital in April of 2013 with two years of experience as a dog trainer.  She earned her associate degree from Alfred State College.

“I enjoy working at York Animal Hospital mostly because of the friendly environment, “she explains. “We all try our best to provide the best care for each animal that comes in and that is rewarding.” She especially appreciates talking to clients and helping them learn the best ways to provide for their pets.

Christie has two rescue dogs named Roxy and Walter, 5 cats named Maverick, Levi, Max, Digger and Victoria. Outside of work she enjoys spending her free time with friends & family, working on house projects and spending time with all of her pets.

Olivia Sherman, Veterinary Assistant Licensed Veterinary Technician Olivia Sherman has been working at York Veterinary Hospital since the spring of 2014. Her responsibilities include caring for hospitalized animals, working in our in-house laboratory and assisting with various procedures. Her favorite part of the job is helping animals and their owners through both good and difficult situations. Olivia has an Associate's Degree from SUNY Alfred State College and is a Licensed Veterinary Technician in the state of New York.

"I love working at York Animal Hospital because the staff is like family and we all work together as a team," says Oliva. "We are very client based and I feel that they appreciate that."

At home, Olivia has a cat, Skid, and a west highland terrier, Oliver. Oliver was a show dog for over 10 years and a canine good citizen. Olivia enjoys fishing, swimming, being outdoors and spending time with family and friends.

Jennifer Barnhart, Veterinary Technician Assistant Veterinary Technician Assistant Jennifer Barnhart has been with York Animal Hospital since August of 1998.

"I love this job because everyone else here loves animals as much as I do," she says, "and we all want what is best for them."

At home, Jennifer has two Shiloh shepherds named Isacc and Islee, two Yorkies named Charlie and JJ, as well as several cats.

Her hobbies are spending time with her two daughters and her grandchildren, hiking with her dogs, biking and being outdoors.

Amy Sheflin, Veterinary Assistant Veterinary Assistant Amy Sheflin has been with York Animal Hospital since 1996. In addition to her years of experience, she also holds an Associate’s Degree from Finger Lakes Community College.

Amy says that the key to what keeps her happy in her work translates to the many great people she is able to interact with throughout the day. "I love working with the animals and their people," she says.

Amy has a number of animals at home which include three dogs—Meg (a springer), Letti and Shay (Australian shepherds), along with several cats, horses, goats, chickens, and pigs. She also breeds Australian shepherds.

"York Animal Hospital is a great place to work because we have a great staff and great clients and pets. It is a fun yet professional atmosphere, and we are always trying to improve ourselves!" she advises.

"With my husband Kurt and two sons, Travis and Collin, we are very busy with our house and animals—along with my children's schedule! When I have time, I love to ride my horses and train my dogs."

Samantha Olin, Licensed Veterinary Technician Assistant Licensed Veterinary Technician Samantha Olin has been with York Animal Hospital since January of 2006. She first began working in the animal care field in 2004.

Asked what she enjoys most about her work, she says the list is rather easy, "Great boss, great co-workers, and I love what I do."

At home, Sam has two rottweilers and a French bulldog. She enjoys outdoor activities such as canoeing, camping and spending time on Keuka Lake with family and friends.

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