Veterinarians

Dr. Morgan

Kaye Morgan, DVM, Founder, Owner

Dr. Kaye Morgan founded York Animal Hospital on July 1, 1992, and is a general practitioner at the Hospital. She first became interested in a career in veterinary medicine in high school. “I had a wonderful mentor when I was in high school named Dr Underwood. He was our local veterinarian in our hometown. Since then, she developed a strong appreciation for providing care to animals throughout their various life stages.

Dr. Morgan says, "What I like most about being a veterinarian is caring for animals; keeping them healthy throughout their lives--from a puppy or kitten into their senior years and then letting them go with dignity when it is time." She also enjoys the variety of care that she can provide for her patients. “Being a veterinarian allows me to be an anesthesiologist, a surgeon, an obstetrician, a pediatrician and a primary care provider.

A native of King Ferry, New York, Dr. Morgan first attended the State University of New York at Delhi where she earned certification as a licensed veterinary technician in 1984. She then entered Cornell University where she earned her bachelor degree in Animal Science in 1986.

A year later, Dr. Morgan enrolled in Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. In 1991, she graduated with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. Her professional specialty is small animal science and she is a member of the New York State Veterinary Medical Society and the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. Morgan and her husband, John--a local farmer & sheriff deputy, have two children. Jaclyn, a mental performance and nutrition coach and Matt who returned from Iowa State University to run the family farm.

At home, the family has three dogs named, Katie, Oliver and Jabali plus five crazy grand-dogs that visit often; three cats named Alice, Gigi, and Cheese-it; and four horses named Bigum, Hershey, Merrick and Tank. When not caring for various pets or at work, Dr. Morgan also enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hiking, gardening and horseback riding.

Dr. Ingersoll

Bruce D. Ingersoll, DVM

Dr. Bruce D. Ingersoll grew up on a farm in Fulton, New York, and he remembers that his family had an orphaned lamb named Shadow that would escape from his pen and follow him around, soon becoming Dr. Ingersoll’s friend. This bond is what sparked his interest in becoming a veterinarian. Today, he works with animals of all different sizes and shapes. "I love the variety this career brings," Dr. Ingersoll says. "Not knowing what pet will walk through the door needing my help keeps my profession interesting and exciting." Dr. Ingersoll joined York Animal Hospital in November of 2011.

He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Richmond in 1998. He was awarded his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. Dr. Ingersoll has received training and is experienced in cruciate repair and has a special interest in emergency medicine. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society.

Dr. Ingersoll shares his home with two dogs, named Mahogany and Kobe. For relaxation he plays volleyball, travels, hikes and reads.

Dr. Yanik

Daniel Yanik, DVM

As a young child, Dr. Daniel Yanik was intrigued by dinosaurs and was convinced that one day he would become a paleontologist. After learning that dinosaurs were extinct, he decided to divert his attention to live animals and practice his love for medicine. Growing up, Dr. Yanik had a miniature schnauzer named Sparky who passed away from a mysterious illness. Sparky’s passing motivated Dr. Yanik’s interest in saving animals and creating a successful health plan for pets and their owners.

During his college years at SUNY Oneonta, Dr. Yanik spent most of his extra time working on exciting parasite-based research. He was then given the opportunity to present his research at an annual show. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Chemistry in 2009 with honors, Dr. Yanik and his wife, Amanda, moved from their hometown of LeRoy to the Midwest where he attended The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2013.

Now enjoying life in western New York, Dr. Yanik has loved every second of working as a veterinarian with York Animal Hospital. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and he enjoys the constant surprises and challenges the life of a veterinarian brings and is thrilled to be part of such a wonderful community.

When not dedicating his time to animals, Dr. Yanik spends his hours with his three children, Judson, Maxwell, and Saoirse, his wife, and their three crazy cats, Desmond, Tallulah, and Penelope. Dr. Yanik likes to play musical instruments like the guitar and banjo, watch movies and go fishing with his dad.

Dr. Boshart-Adamson

Chris Boshart-Adamson, DVM

Dr. Chris graduated from the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1996. She became board certified in animal chiropractic in 2000 and has incorporated this specialty in the care of her animal patients.

Dr. Chris currently resides in Conesus with her husband, daughter and a menagerie of dogs, cats, a horse, and a donkey. During her free time, she enjoys traveling, camping, hiking, and downhill skiing with her family and friends. Dr Chris thoroughly enjoys her work and could imagine no other career more fulfilling.


Management

Jackie

Jackie Brown, Practice Manager

Jackie Brown has been with York Animal Hospital since it opened in 1992. Beyond her many years of experience in the animal-care field, she has an Associate degree from SUNY Morrisville and has attended the Veterinary Management Institute at Purdue University.

"Working at York Animal Hospital is very rewarding. We are a close-knit group that cares for one another as well as our clients and their much-loved pets." Jackie says. "I have enjoyed watching and being a part of the advancement in technology within the practice and look forward to where it will lead us in the future."

At home, Jackie has two yellow Labs, named Sarah and Sally, and three cats named Midnight, Mac, and Ghost. Jackie enjoys spending time with her two sons as well as cooking, gardening, hiking and horseback riding.


Reception Team

Sharon Young

Sharon Young, Head Receptionist & Human Resources Assistant

Sharon Young has been with York Animal Hospital since March of 2001, working as a full-time member of our reception staff. Sharon has been employed in the animal field for many years, developing an interest in caring for animals since adolescence.

Sharon began working as a pet groomer, and after attending grooming school she went on to own her own pet grooming business for many years. It was in 2001 when we brought Sharon onto our team, and she started grooming for us here at York Animal Hospital. After a few years, Sharon decided to retire from grooming, and moved into the receptionist position full time. She currently is Head Receptionist and has taken on assisting with Human Resources.

“I love my job here for many reasons,” Sharon proclaims. “I love and am proud of the fact that we help people and their pets every single day. My boss and coworkers are my second family and they are all wonderful at what they do, they are compassionate and they are fun to work with!” Having taken on the new position of HR assistant she is not up front with all the happenings of the business. Sharon says "I love my new position but I sure do miss being up front with our team of receptionists and the rest of the team, they are such a great group of people to work with! I especially miss seeing the clients and their pets! Working here, one really does create special relationships with both people and their furry family members."

Away from the office, Sharon enjoys being outside, gardening, hiking, biking, and yoga. Sharon enjoys spending time with her family and friends, including her beloved pets. At home, she has a Black Lab, named Cali, and two cats named Joleigh and Rajko.

Darlene

Darlene Rubinrott, Receptionist

Darlene Rubinrott has been with York Animal Hospital since October of 2007. In addition to her duties as a receptionist, she is a volunteer with a local branch of Golden Retriever Rescue and has adopted numerous senior Golden Retrievers over the years.

When considering what makes her work so enjoyable, Darlene says, "The people here are wonderful to work with. All of us have a true love for our own pets as well as our clients' pets."

Currently, Darlene and her family provide a home for a pug named Sunshine, a Golden Retriever named Max, two senior Lab mixes named Clay and Chance, two cats named Kitty and Cookie, a flock of chickens, a guinea pig named Diesel, four horses and a water turtle named Earl.

Beyond her work and caring for her menagerie of pets, Darlene enjoys caring for her three children, reading, gardening and small-farm keeping.

Ranae Hanson

Ranae Hanson, Receptionist

Ranae Hanson has been with York Animal Hospital since March 2011. She says "York Animal Hospital is a wonderful place to work. I’ve also been a client here since 2001 and have referred many of my friends here. The staff is very knowledgeable and helpful. Since I love animals and people, this job is a perfect fit for me!"

Ranae retired after 36 years of working with the public at Monroe Community College. She has owned, showed and co-bred Great Danes since 1980. Ranae is a long-time member of The Great Dane Club of America. She has attended many seminars on the health and well-being of dogs. Ranae has also owned and bred Siamese cats, with her oldest having lived to 20 years! Her many years of experience around people, dogs and cats make her position at York Animal Hospital the perfect fit for her post-retirement occupation.

At home she currently has one Harlequin Great Dane, "Bowie", and a once feral turned house cat named "Kitty."

Amy Sheflin, Receptionist & Veterinary Assistant

Amy Sheflin has been a veterinary assistant at York Animal Hospital since 1996. In addition to years of experience, she also holds an Associate 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 at York Animal Hospital," she says.

Amy has a number of animals at home, including a springer named Meg, two Australian shepherds named Letti and Shay, as well as 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," Amy says. "It is a fun yet professional atmosphere, and we are always trying to improve ourselves!"

Along with her husband Kurt and their two sons, Travis and Collin, Amy stays busy with her house and animals— Amy says, "When I have time, I love to ride my horses."

Megan Powley

Megan Powley, Receptionist & Kennel Assistant

We are so excited to introduce Megan Powley! Megan is a full-time Receptionist & Kennel Assistant here at York Animal Hospital. She helps our office run smoothly by answering the phones, scheduling appointments, taking payments, cleaning, feeding and providing water for our pets, and answering client questions. She helps our office feel warm and inviting by interacting positively with every client and animal that comes to our facility seeking care! She is consistently calm under pressure and is very dependable.

Megan has an AAS Medical Administrative Assistant’s degree and has several years of experience working with animals. Before joining our team in October of 2019, Megan intermittently worked in veterinary field since high school. She has also worked as a Stable Hand from 2012-2013 and a Calf Feeder from 2013-2015. We are so grateful to have someone with so much hands-on experience working with all kinds of animals so that our patients can receive the most experienced care possible.

At home, Megan has a 13-week-old Sheltie named Laney and an 8-month-old cat named Lego. She loves to spend her free time hiking, reading, and spending time with her three kids. Megan loves working at York Animal Hospital because we all work extremely well together. We are a team who is passionate about caring for patients and providing the best veterinary care in our area. We are so happy to have Megan as an essential part of our team!

Laurie Hunter

Laurie Hunter, Receptionist

Laurie Hunter has been working in the veterinary care field for the past 20 years. She joined our team in August of 2001, and she is a key member of the York Animal Hospital family! Laurie left the practice for about 10 years due to life changes, but she is so excited to be back! From 2008-2017, Laurie worked as a Receptionist and Emergency Coordinator at Veterinary Specialists and Emergency Services. In her current role as a Receptionist, Laurie answers phones, makes appointments, and checks clients & patients in and out for their appointments. Laurie enjoys making clients happy with our excellent service! Laurie is calm in stressful situations and always carries a positive attitude.

When asked why she loves working at York Animal Hospital, Laurie says, "This clinic has always felt like a second family to me. I left here for a period of about 10 years due to life changes, and it feels so good to be back at this clinic that values compassion and care like they do."

Laurie has three children and four grandchildren. She loves spending all of her free time surrounded by family! Laurie also likes to spend time hiking through the woods, being at the beach, painting, crocheting, and crafting with the grandkids.

Jen Woodworth

Jen Woodworth, Receptionist

Full-time Receptionist Jen Woodworth is responsible for answering phones, scheduling appointments, and checking patients and clients in and out of their appointments. Jen is passionate about building a strong bond with every pet owner that trusts us with their furry friend's care. She says that it is a great feeling to be able to help clients in the care of their beloved pets!Jen is great at multitasking and she has excellent communication skills. She also specializes in helping clients with orphaned kittens and cleft palate newborns.

Jen joined our team in August of 2020, and has 12 years of experience working in the veterinary care field. Before becoming a receptionist here at York Animal Hospital, Jen began her career as a Kennel Attendant, then worked as an Assistant before finally working up to her current role as Receptionist.

"York Animal Hospital is a very welcoming facility for both employees and clients," says Jen. "Everyone works well as a team!"

At home, Jen has four dogs, one cat, and one rabbit. Bourbon is a Rottweiler, Jasper is a Pitbull, Fabi is a French Bulldog, and Rolo is a French Bulldog. Nouggie is her cat and Gibson is her rabbit. Jen has also been known to take in and raise many orphaned kittens and has recently developed a passion for rescuing cleft palate puppies. She tube feeds them and gives them the best chance at life. In her free time, Jen enjoys hiking, fishing, four-wheeling, swimming, and spending time with family.

Jaclyn Morgan

Jaclyn Morgan, Receptionist

Jaclyn Morgan loves working in an environment where she is able to see and play with puppies on a daily basis! Before joining our team in June of 2020, Jaclyn worked as a Kennel Attendant and has about 5 years of experience working in the veterinary care field. As a Receptionist, she is responsible for greeting clients, scheduling, communication, and multi-tasking.

Jaclyn basically grew up coming to this office, and she is very familiar with the hospital's values and vision. She also studied group dynamics in school and she uses those skills to help provide care to patients. Currently, Jaclyn is working towards her doctorate in Clinical Psychology.

At home, Jaclyn has a 4-year-old black lab named Violet and a 2-year-old lab named Juniper (she's more like a pogo stick!) Jaclyn loves working here because of the personal connections she has created with fellow staff members and patients.

During her free time, Jaclyn loves hiking, running, being outdoors with her dogs and friends, and she is a soccer coach. She loves to spend her summer nights on the sidelines at games or playing in the games herself! Jaclyn also loves going to wine tastings and ice cream tours!

Ellen Bartholomew

Ellen Bartholomew, Receptionist

Receptionist Ellen Bartholomew has been working in the veterinary care field since 1987. Her career started when she began working as a Veterinary Assistant and Receptionist from 1987-1993. She had an amazing opportunity to work in veterinary sales from 1993-1999, and then she returned to work as a Receptionist in 2000. She is now semi-retired and works part-time here at our office. As a Receptionist, she is responsible for greeting clients, scheduling appointments, and answering phones. She truly loves building relationships with people and is passionate about customer service.

Ellen has a BA from SUNY Geneseo where she graduated from in 1978. She joined our staff in February of 2021. At home, Ellen has a pug named Nina who will be 14 in July and 2 cats named Finn and Moe. She also volunteers for the Humane Society of Livingston County. Ellen has several friends who are clients here so she started bringing her cats here and was so impressed with the doctors and staff. She is so excited to be part of the York Animal Hospital team! In her free time, Ellen enjoys gardening, reading, watching movies, and going to wineries.


Technician Team

Amy Shaw, Head Veterinary Technician

Amy Shaw has been with York Animal Hospital since August of 1998 and has been in the animal care field since 1993. She is a licensed veterinary technician in the state of New York

"Working at York Animal Hospital has been a wonderful experience," Amy says. "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."

Amy’s free time is spent with her husband, kids and grandkids. They like camping, hiking, fishing and just spending time together. Amy says, "I also like gardening, reading and being with my animals. I have four dogs, Artie a mixed breed, Ruaille a collie, Darby a boxer mix and Polly a toy poodle. I also have five cats, Peep, AL, Gator Pretzel and Ollie."

Burgundy

Burgundy Smith, Licensed Veterinary Technician

Burgundy Smith joined the York Animal Hospital staff in October 2010 and has worked with animals since 1998. She is licensed to practice in New York state and holds an Associate degree in Science and Veterinary Technology from Medaille College.

"Everyone here truly loves animals and is compassionate," Burgundy says. "They are so committed to our patients’ well-being, which makes it so easy to be part of this great team."

At home she has two dogs, a beagle named Cricket and Pit Mix named Irie. One cat named Dabby Doodles and an aquarium full of fish. Burgundy also has farm kids, a goat named Cartman and horse named Secret. She loves spending time with her husband and two daughters hunting, camping, hiking and practicing archery, as well as horseback riding and making art in her spare time.

Christie Baker, Licensed Veterinary Technician

Licensed Veterinary Technician Christie Baker joined York Animal Hospital in March 2011. She earned her associate degree from Alfred State College and is an experienced dog trainer.

"I enjoy working at York Animal Hospital mostly because of the friendly environment," Christie says. "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 a rescue dog named Roxy as well as some loving cats named Maverick, Levi, and Max. Outside of work Christie enjoys spending her free time with her husband, daughter & son, gardening and spending time with all her pets.

Kristi

Kristi Snacki, Licensed Veterinary Technician

Kristi Snacki joined the veterinary technician team at York Animal Hospital in March 2017. Some of her daily responsibilities include running lab work, assisting with procedures and educating the hospital’s clients. Organized and compassionate, Kristi’s favorite part of the job is working in the laboratory. Before joining our hospital, she worked at a feline-only hospital for 5 years. Kristi earned her Associate degree in Veterinary Technology from Genesee Community College and is licensed to practice in the state of New York.

"I love working at York Animal Hospital because of the friendly staff," Kristi says. "I enjoy what I do here."

At home, Kristi has three ferrets named “Noodles”, “Skittles”, & “Gizmo”. She enjoys kayaking, hiking, and spending time with her family and friends.

Mara

Mara Corbett, Licensed Veterinary Technician

Mara Corbett cannot decide what her favorite part about working for York Animal Hospital is because she truly loves everything she does. Since joining our team as a full-time Licensed Veterinary Technician in November of 2017, Mara has found joy in assisting with procedures, running lab work, filling prescriptions, monitoring patients while under anesthesia, and much more. She possesses an Associates Degree in Applied Science of Veterinary Technology and has over 2 years of experience in the veterinary industry.

“I love the atmosphere here and all the people who work here. They are like my second family.” Mara declares. “I especially love the care that we all give to every patient and client that walks in to our hospital.”

At home, Mara owns a Kenyan Sand Boa, named Petunia, a Shih Tzu/Poodle mix named Halo, and a horse named Blaze. In her free time, Mara loves to go horseback riding and playing with her other pets. For fun she likes to go for walks, hanging out with family and friends, reading books, and going on different adventures.

Jennifer Cummins

Jennifer Cummins, Licensed Veterinary Technician

Jennifer Cummins is our Licensed Veterinary Technician who joined York Animal Hospital in May 2018. She assists our veterinarians during procedures, completes medication requests, and helps educate our clients on their pet's wellbeing. She thoroughly enjoys meeting and getting to know the clients and their pets. She attended Genesee Community College, where she received her Associates of Applied Science.

At home, Jennifer has two pets - Zena, a six-year-old Pitbull mix, and Kit Kat, an eight-year-old cat. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors, cooking, riding her bike, and painting.

Angela Bufano

Angela Bufano, Licensed Veterinary Technician

Angela Bufano is one of our most experienced Licensed Veterinary Technicians! She has been providing veterinary care to animals since 1996, and she is an essential reason we are able to provide such great care to our patients! She especially loves working with senior pets and has a passion for helping them through all stages of life. Angela recently graduated as a Licensed Veterinary Technician and has an Associate’s degree from Genesee Community College. Before graduating, Angela worked as both a Veterinary Assistant and a Receptionist. We love her passion for education and her commitment to providing advanced and innovative care to all of her patients.

Angela joined our team in May 2019, and we are so happy to have her many years of experience as well as her love for animals! At home, Angela has an adorable 13 ½ year old dog named Wubba. She loves spending time with him, and she also likes to go hiking and garden fresh vegetables & herbs. Angela loves working at York Animal Hospital because she enjoys the family atmosphere and friendly staff. She says that we all genuinely enjoy each other’s company and it shows through the compassion and attentiveness we provide to our patients. Welcome Angela to the York Animal Hospital family!

Ashlee Newell

Ashlee Newell, Licensed Veterinary Technician

Ashlee Newell joined our team full-time on June 11, 2020. She is a Licensed Veterinary Technician with six years of experience providing excellent care to animals in our community and beyond. Ashlee has an Associates degree in Veterinary Technology from Alfred State College and has extensive experience in various forms of animal care. Before joining our team, Ashlee fed calves at Meyers Farm from 2014-2019, worked in the BIOPRYN lab at Attica Veterinary Associates in 2019, and also worked at Country Village Pet Care in the Spring of 2020. Ashlee has also been showing dairy cattle in 4-H for 11 years at the Pike Fair.

Ashlee is responsible for checking patients in and out of exam rooms, monitoring them during surgery, and following their recovery. She has a true passion for veterinary medicine and for the wellbeing of animals!

"Everyone is really friendly and has been great with helping me get acclimated," says Ashlee. "Everyone here cares about each and every patient that comes through our doors."

At home, Ashlee has a 2-year-old Golden Retriever named Lucy, a 3-year-old Dachshund named Levi, and a 15-week-old cat named Lila. She enjoys spending her free time hiking, kayaking, and spending time with family and friends.

Lori Reome

Lori Reome, Licensed Veterinary Technician

Since beginning her career in the veterinary care field in 1985, Lori Reome has helped countless animals feel their absolute best! Lori began working at our clinic part-time in August of 2020, and she brings us her 37 years of experience caring for animals at various animal hospitals in our community and beyond. Lori has an Associates degree in Applied Science and is a Licensed Veterinary Technician in the state of New York. Here at York Animal Hospital, Lori helps our office run smoothly by assisting the doctors, educating clients, running lab work, as well as performing x-ray and dental services. She enjoys working at our clinic because it is fast-paced and there is always something new to learn!

At home, Lori has a few furry friends of her very own! Silas, the 3-year-old Sheltie, Ella, the 10-year-old Shih Tzu/Maltese, and Hazel, the 12-year-old DSH. In her free time, Lori enjoys playing with clay, throwing pots on the wheel as well as creating them by hand. The process is fascinating to her. She also enjoys painting and gardening.

Catherine Grant

Catherine Grant, Licensed Veterinary Technician

Full-time Veterinary Technician Catherine Grant joined the team in June 2020. She helps provide excellent care for our patients by educating clients and assisting in surgeries. Her favorite part of the job is bonding with clients and their pets through excellent service and quality care! Catherine is known for her positive attitude and happy demeanor, and she is truly skilled at wrangling up the grumpy cats! Catherine has an Associates degree in Science and Veterinary Technology from Medaille College in Buffalo, and she is licensed in New York State.

Before joining the York Animal Hospital family, Catherine gained 18 years of experience working in the veterinary field. In high school, Catherine worked in pet grooming, dog sitting, and boarding. She also worked as a Veterinary Assistant until she received her license in June of 2006.

Catherine has two dogs, a 2-year-old rescue Terrier mix named Red, and an 11-year-old extra-large Lab mix named Waffles! She also has a domestic shorthair cat that adopted her family named Chester; he's 2 years old.

"York Animal Hospital is a very welcoming environment and we are all very client and pet oriented," says Catherine. "I love how often we laugh while working hard!"

In her free time, Catherine enjoys spending time with her husband, son, and pets. She loves reading, and being outdoors. Her family camps most weekends, and they love canoeing, kayaking, and hiking local trails.

Micala Jacobe

Micala Jacobe, Licensed Veterinary Technician

Full-time Licensed Veterinary Technician Micala Jacobe is passionate about providing exceptional care to patients and educating clients. Micala loves the technical aspects of her job, like blood draws, IVC, and also getting to know clients and their pets. Everyone appreciates the positive energy that Micala provides to our team, and her compassion truly helps our team go above and beyond to provide quality care.

Micala has an Associate's degree from Alfred State and has five years of experience working in the veterinary care field. Before joining our team in March of 2021, Micala worked in emergency medicine for three years and internal medicine for one year.

At home, Micala has several pets of her very own! Dallas is a 3-year-old Rotty mix, Dakota is a 2-year-old Black & Tan Coonhound, Tech 9 is a 6-year-old Blue Heeler, Ruthie is a 3-year-old Pit/Lab mix, and she also has 2 domestic shorthair cats named Benjamin and Butters. In her free time, Micala practices Coonhound scent work and she loves to go hiking and swimming with her dogs. She also takes pictures with her professional camera and enjoys snowmobiling in the winter.

Micala loves working at York Animal Hospital because everyone here is so caring and genuine. The staff is always willing to help and the doctors are so patient. Everyone goes out of their way to help educate fellow staff and clients so that pets can live healthy and happy lives!

Emilee Millet

Emilee Millet, Licensed Veterinary Technician

Emilee Millet is a full-time Veterinary Technician here at York Animal Hospital. She is responsible for checking patients in and out of exam rooms, assisting with medical procedures, running lab work, and performing radiographs. Emilee loves providing clients with the proper education to help owners understand their pet's needs.

"I love coming to work every day and I love what I do because it's like working with my second family," says Emilee. "Everyone has the same goal: providing exceptional care for pets and clients! It makes me excited to be here! I think that is extremely important in this field of work. I am dedicated to providing the best care possible to each pet that I have the pleasure to work with and I treat each animal as I would my own."

Emilee has Bachelor degrees in Environmental Science and Biology, which she earned in 2014 from SUNY Brockport. Emilee earned her Vet Technology degree from Medaille and became officially licensed in NYS in July 2021. Emilee has 14 years of experience working in the veterinary care field. Since she was 16, Emilee has worked several jobs in the veterinary field and has gained ample knowledge of animal care and wellness. These positions over the past 14 years include Veterinary Assistant, Receptionist, Kennel Caretaker, Assistant Ecological Consultant, Surgical assistant, and as a Pet Care Specialist. She has cared for animals at Home Veterinary Care, ENDIP Wildlife Laboratory in South Africa, Scottsville Veterinary Hospital, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Mendon Village Animal Hospital, and PetSmart.

At home, Emilee has four cats of her very own. Tater Tot (5) is a male orange DLH, Nugget (5) is a male DLH, Cannoli (5) is a male orange DSH, and Princess Peppermint (5) is a female calico. In her free time, Emilee enjoys hiking, running, kayaking, camping, sitting by campfires, and working on restoring her old house.

When asked why she loves working at York Animal Hospital, Emilee says "I love being a part of a tightly-knit team of medical professionals that truly have a passion for what they do. I have been truly impressed with the magnitude of compassion everyone has for caring for each and every animal that comes through the door. I have been so grateful for the support and willingness of others to teach me when I first started, which really makes for a loving united team here at York Animal Hospital. I am very proud to be a part of such a dedicated team in providing top care for everyone's furry family members."

Emily Keough

Emily Keough, Licensed Veterinary Technician

Emily has both an associate’s and bachelor’s degree in veterinary technology from Medaille College and has worked in an animal-related field since 2012, and has joined us full time in 2021. Emily collects specimens, performs laboratory procedures, educates owners, prepares animals for procedures, performs procedures, and so much more.

“I enjoy working at York Animal Hospital because I feel we do our best to educate clients and make them part of each decision in their pet’s care,” she says.

Emily has three dogs, Bruiser, Lola, and Brick, and enjoys her spare time four-wheeling, hunting, spending time outside with her husband and children, and walking her dogs.

Jennifer Barnhart

Jennifer Barnhart, Veterinary Assistant & Bookkeeper Assistant

Jen Barnhart has been caring for animals since she began her career at York Animal Hospital in January 1998. She is a full-time Veterinary Assistant and Bookkeeper here at our facilities and she helps us provide amazing veterinary care to all of our patients! Jen assists with medical procedures, runs lab work, performs radiographs, and maintains data entry in the office. She also helps to educate clients on how to administer medication and care for their fur baby at home. Jen is also an active member of the ASPCA and has dedicated her life to serving animals in her community.

At home, Jen has several pets of her own! She has a Shiloh Shepherd named Islee Lavander, a lab named Capicola, and a cat named Dino! In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her fiancée, children, and soon to be 6 grandchildren! She also enjoys hiking with her dogs, being outdoors, and taking in the beauty of nature.

Samantha Olin

Samantha Olin, Veterinary Assistant

Samantha Olin joined the team at York Animal Hospital in May 2006. As an assistant veterinary technician, she is responsible for helping our clients care for their beloved pets through preventive care and educating them on preventive and therapeutic nutrition. Samantha has worked in the animal-care field since 2006 and her favorite part of the job is discussing nutrition with pet owners.

"I enjoy working at York Animal Hospital because I have a great boss, great co-workers and I love what I do," Samantha says.

Outside of the hospital, she enjoys gardening, canoeing, going to concerts and spending time with her 3-year-old daughter.

Jennifer Piskorowski

Jennifer Piskorowski, Veterinary Technician Assistant

We would like to introduce one of our amazing Veterinary Technician Assistants, Jennifer Piskorowski! Jennifer joined our team in January 2020, and she is primarily responsible for assisting in surgeries, cleaning the facilities, and stocking supplies. She also helps our patients feel better after surgery by providing “recovery cuddles” and showering them with love! Jennifer absolutely loves German Shepherds, and she even has two at home, 4-year-old Turbo, and 5-month-old Alkoa! She also has a 2-year-old domestic short haired cat named Penny, and an 8-month-old longhaired cat named Whiskey.

Jennifer is currently enrolled in the Veterinary Technician program at Medaille College in Buffalo. She is expected to graduate in December of 2021! When asked why she likes working at York Animal Hospital, Jennifer said that the office is so friendly, and that she always feels welcome and included! In her free time, Jennifer loves to go shopping at Target, go fishing, play fetch with Turbo and Alkoa, and working on her new home with her boyfriend Ryan. We are so happy to have Jennifer as part of the York Animal Hospital team!

Charlotte Hance, Veterinary Technician Assistant

Charlotte has been working with us part-time since August 2021, helping to exercise pets and helping the Vet Technicians with their duties as needed. She is currently enrolled at SUNY Geneseo, studying through a pre-vet program, and has emergency veterinary hospital experience.

“The animal hospital is very warm and welcoming,” she says.

Charlotte loves fostering pets and has played soccer since she was young. She also enjoys being in the outdoors, hiking, fishing, kayaking, and more.

Chase Burgess

Chase Burgess, Veterinary Assistant

Chase is currently enrolled in the GCV Vet Tech program and is always willing to help pets in need. She assists in both surgeries and in appointments, restocking supplies and wrapping surgery packs. Chase has been working with us for the last four months, and though this is her first big stint in the animal care arena, she has brought her tenacity and love for pets with her every day.

“I like working at York Animal Hospital because of how friendly everyone is here,” She says.

Chase has a Rottweiler named Raylon and enjoys spending her free time hiking with him and spending time outdoors. Chase also enjoys hunting, fishing, reading, and riding her four-wheeler.


Boarding Team

Jeannine Canaan, Kennel Attendant

Since joining our team in July of 2017 as a part-time Kennel Attendant, Jeannine Canaan has come to love her job at York Animal Hospital. The part she finds most enjoyable about her position is that she can be with so many incredible animals. Some of Jeannine’s responsibilities include feeding, exercising and cleaning up after our boarders.

Jeannine owns two cats named Mini and Mia. In her free time, Jeannine likes to bury her nose in a good book. If she is not reading, she can be found quilting or knitting.

James Crane, Kennel Attendant

Since growing up working at his Great Uncle's veterinary hospital, James has fostered a love for caring for domesticated animals. James Crane is one of our wonderful Kennel Assistants here at York Animal Hospital. He is primarily responsible for caring for our boarders and performing general maintenance to keep our guests comfortable and happy during their stay with us. That includes cleaning the facilities, bathing and feeding pets, exercising them outside, and taking care of their needs while they are in our care.

James loves working at York Animal Hospital because he enjoys working alongside other veterinary professionals who have dedicated their lives to caring for animals. He has several years of experience in the veterinary field including his extensive educational background. James has an AAS degree in Math & Science from Corning Community College, a Bachelor's of Science degree in Environmental Science from Elmira College, and he spent a year in the Graduate Studies Plant Pathology program at Cornell pursuing a master's degree in Environmental studies.

James is the cat-dad to 15-year-old Scruffy and 3-year-old Bello! In his free time, James enjoys gardening, going to yard & barn sales, fishing, boating, coin collecting, and rebuilding utility trailers. He is also an active supporter of the Nature Conservancy, the World Wide Fund for Nature, and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.