Gina, Licensed Veterinary Technician & Operating Manager
Gina began working at Corfu Veterinary Clinic after earning her Associate's Degree in May of 2006. She oversees our entire team of veterinary technicians, while also providing quality care for our patients and valuable education for our clients.
As Operating Manager, she oversees all staff and the day to day operations of the hospital.
"I absolutely love every part of my job!" she says. "I have such a passion for my job and working with animals. Their care and comfort is my first priority as it is for all the staff."
At home, Gina relishes being a mom - not only to her children, but also to her pets. She has two cats named Stumpie and Samuel. She enjoys gardening and camping with her family.
Shannon (Shay), Licensed Veterinary Technician, Practice Manager
With 20+ years of experience, Shannon joined Corfu Veterinary Clinic in April of 2011. She has an Associate's Degree in Veterinary Technology from SUNY Delhi and a Bachelor's in Business Administration from Oswego State College. She is also the current Administrative Assistant for the Buffalo Academy of Veterinarian Medicine.
"I love coming to work every day with such amazing people," she says. "It's so rewarding to be able to help so many pets."
She handles inventory ensuring the clinic has the most current and quality medications available for our patients.
As our Practice Manager, handling Human Resources as well, she has a special interest in employee well-being and creating the best working environment for our employees.
When she's not working, two daughters, her two Labradors, Gus and Tuck, and two cats named Tinkerbelle and Emma keep Shannon and her husband, Rick busy at home.
Joyce, Licensed Veterinary Technician
With over 35 years of experience in the veterinary field, Licensed Veterinary Technician Joyce joined our team in March of 2015. With her strong laboratory and cytology skills, Joyce most enjoys lab work and hematology. She also assists with patient care, surgical nursing, radiology, dentistry, client education, and anesthesia.
"It's a fast-paced, busy veterinary clinic where as a vet tech you are utilizing all of your skills," she says.
Outside of work, Joyce enjoys cooking, sewing, kayaking and bird watching. She has four cats, Max, Tater, Vito and Wilby.
Amber, Licensed Veterinary Technician
Before earning her associate's degree, Amber Hassell became familiar with working in an animal hospital by serving as a kennel assistant and receptionist. She then joined the Corfu Veterinary Clinic team in December of 2013.
"I believe coming to work every day should be something to smile about and that is what happens here," she says. "I enjoy making clients and our patients happy." Amber has a special interest in phlebotomy and client education.
Her home is shared with two dogs (Oakley and Apollo), and a turtle named Norman. She and her husband enjoy watching their daughter participate in a variety of sports and like to spend as much time outdoors as possible with her children.
Lauren, Licensed Veterinary Technician
Since April of 2011, Licensed Veterinary Technician Lauren Young has been assisting with surgery, dentistry, nursing, and patient care at Corfu Veterinary Clinic. She has a bachelor's degree in Veterinary Technologies from Medaille College and a special interest in training and behavior.
She shares her home with five Labrador Retrievers, and four cats. She is a loving mother and enjoys hunting and gardening.
Claudia, Lead Licensed Veterinary Technician, Controlled Drug Compliance Officer
Claudia has an Associate's degree in Veterinary Technology from Medaille College and joined our team in August of 2007. She has a special interest in surgery and is skilled at multi-tasking. As our Lead Technician, she is our point person to guide our technicians and help our veterinarians. She is also in charge of our controlled drug logs and reporting, keeping us in compliance with NYS and Federal regulations.
"I truly enjoy the wonderful people I get to work with on a regular basis," she says. "They are my other family."
Outside of work, Claudia enjoys baking, gardening, and spending time with her two sons and husband. Their family has two dogs she rescued, and four cats.
Emily, Licensed Veterinary Technician, Scheduling Manager
Before coming to Corfu Veterinary Clinic, Licensed Veterinary Technician Emily worked as a large animal technician for dairy cows and beef cows and sheep. She joined our team in December of 2013. She handles the staff scheduling and also maintains our equipment throughout the building.
Emily has a Bachelor's degree in Veterinary Technology from Medaille College and is a member of the New York State Association of Veterinary Technicians. Her favorite part of the job is when she is able to advocate for patients and provide information to pet owners who have health concerns about their dogs and cats.
At home, Emily has an American Staffordshire Terrier named Bruiser and a Lab Mix named Lola. She enjoys spending time with her family, farming, doing crafts, and shopping.
Jen, Licensed Veterinary Technician
Jen has been a licensed veterinary technician at Corfu Veterinary Clinic since June 2016. She earned her Associate degree in Veterinary Technology from Medaille College and is licensed in the state of New York. Jen's daily responsibilities include client education, laboratory work, assisting in the treatment of patients, radiology, dental cleanings and monitoring surgical patients. Jen cares for the pets as if they were her own and says her favorite part of the job "is being there for animals in any way possible."
"I love how the owners of Corfu Veterinary Clinic think of everyone as family, and it shows by how great they treat their employees and how much they care about our clients and their pets," Jen says.
At home, Jen has a 3-year-old American bulldog and pit bull mix named Diesel and 4 cats. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, kayaking, biking, snowmobiling, practicing yoga, going on adventures and exploring new places.
Erin, Licensed Veterinary Technician
Erin joined the medical team at Corfu Veterinary Clinic in August 2016. She's been responsible for animals from a young age, helping with chores and lessons at a stable and working as a kennel assistant up until 2014. As a licensed veterinary technician, Erin is responsible for client education, admitting pets for surgery, collecting and analyzing patient specimens, administering medications and anesthesia, filling prescriptions and more. Her favorite part of the job is performing laboratory work, as well as surgical nursing.
A licensed veterinary technician in the state of New York, Erin has years of experience in small animal emergency medicine. She earned her Associate degree in Applied Sciences with a concentration in Veterinary Technology from Alfred State College in 2015. Erin also holds a Bachelor of Science in Sound Recording Technology from State University of New York at Fredonia.
"One of the reasons I love working at this clinic is the family-like environment," Erin says. "Every employee here is also extremely skilled at what they do, and they freely contribute their individual skills and expertise to everyone around them—it makes for an excellent workplace atmosphere. Everyone benefits: employees, clients, and most importantly, the pets!"
Erin enjoys listening to music, crocheting, spending time with her family and hiking. She enjoys time with Bessie a mix she rescued.
Leah, Licensed Veterinary Technician
Veterinary technician Leah has an associate's degree from Medaille College, 13 years of experience in an animal-related field, and joined Corfu Veterinary Clinic in July of 2008. She assists with anesthesia monitoring, surgical procedures, taking x-rays, client education and dentistry.
"Dr. Gardner is great to work for," she says. "We all work so well together and have so much fun. The clients we have are great people, too. They care so much for their animals."
Leah's own animals include a cat named Bunny, a snake named Tarquin, Two black Labradors Griffin and Odin, and a guinea pig named Sunny. Her hobbies include fishing, camping, skiing and hunting with her family, as well as spending time with friends.
Kristi, Licensed Veterinary Technician
Veterinary technician Kristi joined Corfu Veterinary Clinic in February of 2016 and holds an associate's degree in Veterinary Technology.
She enjoys patient care, phlebotomy, and surgery.
"I love my job because no day is the same,' she says. 'You are constantly seeing and learning new things. It's exciting to come to work every day."
When not at work she enjoys listening to music, spending time with her friends and family and staying active. She has a dog Ozzi and a cat Emmi.
Brandi, Licensed Veterinary Technician
Brandi joined our team in December of 2018. She has an associate's degree in Veterinary Technology from Alfred State College. She spent her first seven years working in emergency and specialty veterinary medicine at The Veterinary Specialist and Emergency Services in Rochester, which has given her many skills that she has brought to Corfu Vet that have helped us provide even better care for our patients. She has a special interest in patient care and anesthesia.
Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family, her two dogs, Taco and Ruger, and her cats, Jimmy and JJ.
Emma, Licensed Veterinary Technician
Emma joined our team in April 2019. She attended Genesee Community College and received her associates degree in veterinary technology in 2017.
She has experience working with small animals, large animals, and exotics. She has a special interest in phlebotomy, surgery, and working hands on with patients. She enjoys our fast pace, and taking on additional responsibilities. Unique cases peak her interest.
When not at work she enjoys the outdoors hunting, shooting bow, four-wheeling, and motorcycle rides. She has three dogs, Riley, Bam Bam, and Nova, two cats, Muzzie and Phoenix.
"If I had a bigger house I would take in even more animals"
Shelby, Licensed Veterinary Technician
Shelby started with Corfu Vet as an intern during her senior year of tech school which she attended at Genesee Community College. She received her Associate's in veterinary technology. After graduation she joined the team as a receptionist in 2018 until she moved to Florida that fall.
In Florida she became a licensed veterinary technician and worked at Allied Veterinary Emergency as a full time technician. She moved back into the area in Spring of 2019 and we were happy to have her return to our team as a full time veterinary technician.
She has special interests in dentistry and phlebotomy and takes pride in her patient care.
Outside of work she loves to spend time with her fiancé Landen and sons Jayce and Riggs. She likes to spend time outside, hunting and fishing. She has two dogs, Toothless and Twelve and one cat Shelly.
Bree, Licensed Veterinary Technician
Bree started with Corfu Vet in August 2020. She received her Associate's in veterinary technology from Medialle College in 2018. She has experience as an operating room technician as well as general practice. She enjoys phlebotomy and surgery and strives to continue to learn more and become even more efficient for her patients.
"Everyone is a family and loves helping our patients and each other, making it a very good and supportive environment"
Bree enjoys camping, hiking, riding motorcycles, and of course spending time with her two dogs, Apollo-a 6 year old Akita, Onyx-a 6 year old Lab Mix, and her 2 year old cat Meredith and her new addition, Alexei.
Tarryn, Licensed Veterinary Technician
Tarryn joined the Corfu Vet in September 2020. She received her Associate in veterinary technology & business administration from Genesee Community College in 2019. She has always had a love for animals, and grew up with horses which are a big part of her life as well. She really enjoys performing lab work and working with clients.
"Corfu Vet has a family atmosphere, and interesting cases!"
She is a member of the Attica Rodeo and Show Association. She enjoys barrel racing, riding her horses- Stryker and Poppy and spending time with her dog, Marley. She also has two cats, Oliver and Raven.
Felicia, Licensed Veterinary Technician
Felicia joined Corfu Vet in March 2020. She received her Associate's in Veterinary Technology from SUNY Delhi in 2009 and her Bachelor of Science in Biology from SUNY Brockport in 2013. She worked in private practice for two years before joining the team at Cornell University working in critical care where she worked for six years. After moving back into the area we were happy to have her join our team.
She has excellent technician skills and patient care. She enjoys giving our patients the best care she can while they are here.
Emily, Licensed Veterinary Technician
Emily joined Corfu Vet in August 2020. She received her Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Technology from Medialle College in 2017. After graduating she worked with avian and exotic pets for two years. She has since decided to join our team working with mainly dogs and cats. Emily is friendly and excellent with our clients. We are happy to have her part of our team.