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 an Associates in Veterinary Technology 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 medicine 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, have two children, Jaclyn and Matt, who among other things, have opened Woodlawn Distilling in 2022.

At home, Kaye and John have three dogs named, Katie, Oliver and Finn 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. In her spare time, 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. Tolchin

Pat Tolchin, DVM

Dr. Pat Tolchin has felt a lifelong kinship with animals. When she was seven, her mother started nursing school and “helping” her mom study piqued her interest in all things medical. What better way to combine her interests in animals and health than to become a veterinarian! After studying Math and Behavioral Biology at Binghamton University, she returned to her hometown of Ithaca to attend veterinary school at Cornell, graduating with honors in 1984.

Dr. Pat joined York Animal Hospital in March of 2022 and feels lucky to work with our skilled and dedicated team. Concentrating on wellness care allows her the opportunity to combine her interest in health care and positive reinforcement training. She believes getting a good start in both strengthens and deepens the bond between our patients and their families.

In her free time, Dr. Pat enjoys adventure travel, hiking, kayaking, meditation, and dog sports. Her Border Terrier Elvin is accomplished in agility, flyball, parkour, nose work, lure coursing, barn hunt, and search and rescue.

Dr. Hall

Kathy S. Hall, DVM

Dr. Kathy Hall grew up in central Connecticut in the small town of Portland. With eight acres of land, a dog, two cats, two horses, and a few cows, her love of animals began early, eagerly reading the James Herriot All Creatures Great and Small book series. She first began working in the boarding kennel of a veterinary hospital and soon began shadowing the mixed animal practice veterinarian. From then on, she was certain she wanted to be a veterinarian!

Dr. Hall attended Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Science for her freshman and sophomore years. During this time, she enjoyed competing with the Equestrian Team and the polo team. In the summer, she worked at Cornell’s Dairy Teaching and Research Center, falling in love with the dairy cows she was familiar with from her childhood all over again. From 1979-80, she was chosen for a junior year exchange program at the University of Reading in England. There she met Sir Hans Krebs of “The Krebs Cycle.” In 1980, she began her first year of veterinary school at Cornell’s Veterinary College and was awarded her B.S. in January of 1982.

In 1984, Dr. Hall finished veterinary college and completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the New Haven Central Hospital in 1985. She moved to Rochester afterwards and worked as a small animal veterinarian at Suburban Animal Hospital, retiring at the end of 2017. However, full retirement wasn’t for Dr. Hall!

“I started working part time at York Animal Hospital in October of 2022. I enjoy continuing to help animals and their people, as well as being surrounded by smart, kind professionals committed to providing excellent health care for the patients who are brought to us.”

Kathy’s husband, Peter Marasco, is retired from Kodak and their daughter Sarah, OD practices optometry at University Eye Specialists. A Boxer named Bravo is also a part of their family, along with a Cocker Spaniel named Jojo and a cat named Pippin. When she’s not spending time walking with her dogs, she’s trail riding with her three horses, reading, knitting, or quilting.



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 Tula, and two cats named Joleigh and Rajko.


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 here at York Animal Hospital. She helps our office run smoothly by answering the phones, scheduling appointments, taking payments, 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. 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 2 dogs Blue & Misty, a cat named Taco and one rabbit named Boomie. 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 five dogs, and one cat. Bourbon is a Rottweiler, Jasper is a Pitbull, Fabi is a French Bulldog, Rolo is a French Bulldog and Tater an English Bulldog. Lily 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.

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 2 cats named Finn and Moe. 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.

Cassie Parker

Cassie Parker, Receptionist & Surgery/Tech Assistant

Cassie is our happy face of the clinic, bringing laughter and joy to clients as she answers phones, checks people in and out, schedules appointments, and prepares everything needed for surgery for assisting technicians. With five years of experience, Cassie also holds a Business Associate’s Degree from the Alfred State Agriculture Business program.

“I like knowing we provide the clients with reassurance and knowing that surgery is set up perfectly for the next day.”

Asked why she loves working with York Animal Hospital, Cassie says, “We all work together to give our patients the best care possible. We are always welcoming new clients with open arms.”

Cassie has a 12-year-old Pyrenees mix named Anna, a three-year-old Collie Coonhound named Sawyer, and a seven-year-old Plott Hound named Skyler.

In her free time, Cassie loves riding motorcycles, attending agricultural equipment auctions, horseback riding, and doing anything with her pups!

Patti Donahue

Patti Donahue, Receptionist

Patti joined our team in October 2022 as our part-time Receptionist, and with her history of working in the animal-related field since 1988, she brings her experience to ensure things are always running smoothly here at York Animal Hospital. She greets our clients and patients, schedules appointments, collects payments, and "anything else that needs doing!" to summarize how helpful she is around our hospital.

Before finding her way here, Patti worked at other animal hospitals during their emergency hours, a specialist receptionist, and manager. One of her favorite things about working at York Animal Hospital is her interactions with clients and their pets.

"I love working here," Patti shares about York Animal Hospital. "Dr. Kaye sets the standard high for all of us to follow. My coworkers really care about each other, and the admins do their best to keep things running as smooth as a veterinary clinic!"

At home, Patti has a 16 1/2-year-old gray and white domestic short haired cat named Hazel. She's been with Patti (along with her sister Millie, who unfortunately passed away) since she was two weeks old. She also had an Irish Setter, Mollie, from 2012 until 2022, who Patti proudly shares was her "companion and savior," and that she misses her terribly.

In her free time, she spends time with her daughters, Sarah and Laura, and getting her "horse fix" at their farms. She enjoys traveling, gardening, biking, writing, spending time with friends and cooking for them, and of course, her morning coffee.

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 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, 2 horses named Secret and Dottie Biscotti, 2 bunnies named Hazel & Domino, and 1 Hedgehog named Quagmire. 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, two King Charles Cavaliers named Arlo and Oakley as well as some loving cats named Maverick, Levi, Max, and Bear. Outside of work Christie enjoys spending her free time with her husband, daughter & son, gardening and spending time with all her pets.


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 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 worked in the BIOPRYN lab at Attica Veterinary Associates. Ashlee has also been showing dairy cattle in 4-H for 11 years at the Pike Fair.

Some of Ashlee's daily tasks include checking patients in and out of the hospital for surgeries, administering anesthesia to these patients, and following their recovery. Ashlee is responsible for maintaining and troubleshooting the Idexx laboratory machines as well. She has a true passion for veterinary medicine and for the wellbeing of animals!

"Everyone here cares about each and every patient that comes through our doors," says Ashlee.

At home, Ashlee has a Golden Retriever named Lucy, a Dachshund named Levi, and and two cats - Lady & Lennie. She enjoys spending her free time reading, 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.


Chase, Licensed Veterinary Technician

Chase graduated from Genesee Community College's Veterinary Technician program in June of 2022. Chase 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 since June of 2021 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 and they are always willing to support you no matter what you need." she says.

Chase has a Rottweiler named Raylon, a Pitbull mix named Maxell, and a domestic shorthaired cat named Bizcuit. In her free time, Chase enjoys spending time with her family, fiancee and her fur babies. Chase also enjoys hunting, reading, camping and riding her four-wheeler.

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 and 2 labs named Cappy and Doc. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her fiancée, children, and soon to be 8 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!

Jeannine Canaan, Veterinary Technician Assistant

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, and is now a Veterinary Technician Assistant. The part she finds most enjoyable about her position is that she can be with so many incredible animals.

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.

Jaclyn Morgan

Jaclyn Morgan, Veterinary Technician Assistant

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 Technician Assistant her duties are many, including drawing up vaccines, cleaning exam rooms, and basically assisting technicians in any way. She also helps receptionists answer phones during extra busy times.

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 black lab named Violet, two labs named Juniper (she's more like a pogo stick!) and Huck, and two cats named Tippy and Topper. 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!