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"
Licensed Veterinary TechnicianKristen Rudnitski
Kristen was welcomed to Oneida Animal Hospital in 2015 after graduating with an Associates in Veterinary Science. Her family includes her dog Rudolph, a gerbil and a mouse! Kristen enjoys going on hikes, training her dog and helping our veterinarians make sick patients better. What are Kristen's goals? "Treat every patient as if they were my own" and to higher her education with a Bachelors that will further her ability to benefit her patients.
Licensed Veterinary TechnicianJessica Wager
Veterinary Tech School: SUNY Delhi
Jess joined us in 2016 and quickly made herself a valuable part of the Oneida team! Originally from Whitehall, NY, Jess now calls Morrisville home. Her family includes a Jack Russell mix named Mayzie, a cat named Diesel and Sam, her Thoroughbred horse. Jess enjoys trail rides on Sam and spending time with friends and family. What does she like about her job? Her co-workers and the pets we care for! In the future, Jess would like to obtain further certifications in nutrition and general veterinary practice.
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."