Technician SupervisorDave 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 two cats, Midnight and Rocket, and his dog Ellie. He loves relaxing at his camp in Alexandria Bay and gardening.
Licensed Veterinary TechnicianMichele F.
Veterinary Tech School: State University of New York at Delhi
Michelle aka Micki graduated SUNY Delhi in 2011. She worked for VCA in Connecticut and transferred to us in 2013. She is very nurturing and passionate for curing all the ill animals that she comes across. Her sense of humor always has the staff and patients smiling. When Micki is not working, she enjoys fostering sick and homeless animals, spending time her little girl (our future veterinarian) and her 4 other children, dogs, " Soleil" and " Jackson", cats " Jumbo Jet" and "Delilah".
Licensed Veterinary TechnicianBecky 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’s spare time she likes to spend time with her husband Bryan as well as her new baby boy, Blake. She has two dogs, "Babette" and "Fiona" and three Cats "Ursula", "Smee" and "Jukes". She enjoys many activities outdoors and has a very creative side. She also received her license for wildlife rehabilitation in 2006
Veterinary AssistantMichelle 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 AssistantKate D
School: Cayuga Community College, Associates
Kate joined our team in October 2014. Born and raised in Auburn, N.Y. She attended Cayuga Community College where she obtained her Associates Degree. She would like to attend Veterinary Technician school. She loves meeting different people and animals. She enjoys helping and educating the clients. Kate enjoys camping, hiking, and shopping. At home she has a Maine coon named M.C.
Veterinary AssistantMissy 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.