Shop City Animal Hospital

Veterinary Support

  • Technician Supervisor

    Dave C.
    Veterinary Tech School: Suny College of New York at Canton

    Dave is a graduate of S.U.N.Y. Canton and has been working with Shop City Animal Hospital as a licensed veterinary technician since 1986. His years of experience have made him a wonderful teaching asset to clients and colleagues. He has become an expert in ensuring that every patient remains comfortable during procedures and hospitalization.

    During his spare time, Dave enjoys spending time with his cat Midnight and his dog Ellie, relaxing at his camp in Alexandria Bay and gardening.

  • Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Michele F.

  • Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Becky P.
    Veterinary Tech School: State University of New York at Canton

    Becky is a graduate of Veterinary Technology from State University of New York at Canton. She has also achieved two other A.A.S Degrees one in Animal Management from Jefferson Community College and another in Agricultural Science from State University of New York at Morrisville. She has been a Licensed Veterinary Technician with our team since 2008. Becky has brought a loving and compassionate work ethic to our team, with many years of experience working with animals at zoos and other Veterinary clinics.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  In Becky‚Äôs spare time she likes to spend time with her husband Brian as well as her new baby boy, Blake. She has two dogs,  "Babette" and "Flora" and two Cats "Ursula" and "Smee". She enjoys many activities outdoors and has a very creative side. She also received her license for wildlife rehabilitation in 2006

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Michelle B.
    School: Niagara County Community College, Associates

    Michelle joined Shop City Animal Hospital in December of 2005. She had previous veterinary experience working at another veterinary hospital as well as the Humane Association. Michelle also has several years of customer service experience as well. In her spare time Michelle enjoys spending time with her 4 cats, Marleigh, Minnie, Marbles and Pedro.

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Jean S.

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Missy S.
    School: SUNY College at Oneonta, Bachelors

    Missy began working in the animal field at the age of 16, when she obtained an internship at a local veterinary hospital. Since then she worked as a veterinary assistant in several companion and exotic animal practices over the years before joining our team here in 2006. Missy is a graduate of Oneonta State and SUNY ESF Colleges, and she has earned a Bachelor of Science and Wildlife Biology. Her animal experience also includes working as a caregiver in a dog day care facility, as well as an assistant keeper at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park.

    Missy's special interests include animal behavior, animal husbandry, and wildlife conservation and management. She is currently working toward obtaining her license as a wildlife rehabilitator.

    Missy is happiest when out in nature, and she enjoys camping, hiking, and snow shoeing in her spare time. She also greatly enjoys spending time with her two cats "Thomas" and "Pooka," as well as two chinchillas, and two lovebirds.


Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency, please call us immediately. If it is after hours, please contact the Veterinary Medical Center on Bridge St. in Syracuse at (315)446-7933.

You can also contact the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Center on Downer Street Road in Baldwinsville at (315)638-3500.