Technician SupervisorKristen Fairchild
Veterinary Tech School: SUNY Canton
Kristen was welcomed to the Oneida Animal Hospital team in December of 2015. Her extended family includes 2 cats (Sheldon and Sabre), 2 Shetland Sheepdogs (Brewski and Oakley), a hamster (Cupcake) and a miniature horse named Dani! When Kristen can find some spare time, she enjoys getting outdoors for kayaking, hiking and camping. A graduate of SUNY Canton, she has an interest in canine rehabilitation and may pursue certification in that field. What does Kristen like most about being a Licensed Veterinary Technician? "Seeing sick patients respond to treatment and start feeling better"
Veterinary AssistantMel Taylor
Mel has been with Oneida Animal Hospital for 18 years and working in the field for 29 years. Born and raised in Oneida, Mel is a familiar face to many of our clients having worked as a veterinary assistant and in reception over the years. He has a Golden Retriever named Candy and enjoys working outside, taking walks and spending time with family, especially his grandchildren! What does Mel like most about his job? "I still enjoy seeing all of the pets and clients that come in."