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Our staff includes experienced veterinarians, licensed veterinary technicians and trained assistants all accessible to clients for questions and advice. When you first call you will reach our knowledgeable receptionists Melinda, Lisa & Pam. They will discern your needs and set you up with an appointment. Office appointments typically last 40 minutes or more.
We like to say we have the time to listen, we have the time to care.
Dr. Andy & Dr. Bob pride themselves on keeping up to date on the latest medical data regarding felines, including behavioral issues, diagnostics and techniques. As part of our Better Wayapproach, we have the ability to run most laboratory tests within an hour and generally have results for you before you leave the office. We know you are concerned about your cat's well-being especially when they are ill and we are happy to have the means to provide this service for you.
When you come in for your appointment, you will meet the technical staff as well. Dave, Sherri & Kayla will help your kitty get the treatment they need with the least amount of stress possible.
Bob Lann DVM(owner) joined the practice in June 2012 and has been a veterinary practitioner for 26 years.
Bob bought Cats Exclusively Veterinary Hospital from Dr. Fleming in 2014. He did his undergraduate work at The Ohio State University and received his veterinary degree from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1987 (if you are very lucky you may catch him dressed as Captain Buckeye after an Ohio State football victory). He comes to the practice after owning and managing another hospital in Rochester for many years.
Bob is the father of two very smart and active boys (a lethal combination!) and is a coach in the Spencerport Soccer Club. He has been doing NY Times crosswords since finding them useful for boring lectures at Ohio State and has never looked back! Bob is an avid amateur paleontologist and spends many an hour digging for fossils in the area. He commonly finds shells, plants, and trilobites (small critters) fossils that are 300-350 million years old. Here is a newspaper story about one of Bob's fossil hunting adventures.
He is also the servant of 2 cats named Maddie and Sherman who he adopted from Cats Exclusively when it was found that they were difficult to place because of medical issues. Sherman had a heart issue initially but is fine now and Maddie had to have a life-saving operation to remove part of her intestines. She runs around like a maniac now!
Bob is a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP),American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), New York State Veterinary Medical Association (NYSVMA) and Genessee Valley Veterinary Medical Association (GVVMA). His special interests include cardiology, echocardiography and dentistry.
Charles Andy Fleming DVM has 29 years veterinary experience with a focus on feline health.
He did his undergraduate work at State University of New York at Stonybrook and graduated with his Veterinary Degree from the University of Parma in Italy. He has worked at mixed small animal practices in the Rochester area and then began working at Cats Exclusively where he became owner in 1994.
Andy is an avid motorcycle rider. He has enjoyed riding all over Italy as well as touring many places in the United States. Ask him about his experience with motorcycle track racing.
Andy is a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP), Cornell Feline Health Center, New York State Veterinary Medical Society (NYSVMS) and Genessee Valley Veterinary Medical Association (GVVMA). In 2007, Andy was recognized for his outstanding service to the veterinary profession and the community by his peers at the GVVMA. Most recently, Andy was elected to the board at Lollypop Farm.
Dr Fleming stays abreast of current feline medical protocols by attending the Feline Conference at Cornell University and other continuing education programs.
David Strassner LVT 19+ years experience, SUNY Delhi graduate
Sherri Peoples LVT 19+ years experience, SUNY Canton graduate
Kayla Michael LVT 9+ years experience, Alfred State graduate
Emily Brown LVT 15+ years experience, St. Petersburg College graduate
Assistants and Reception Staff:
Lisa Stockwell 18+ years experience
Melinda Kelsey 18+ years experience
Pam Annala is new to us this year, please welcome her aboard!
Dave Strassner - Licensed Veterinary Technician
Dave Strassner has been a Licensed Veterinary Technician in New York since graduating Magna Cum Laude with an AAS in Veterinary Science Technology from SUNY Delhi in 1995. Dave took on a leadership role while at the university acting as the Vice President of the student chapter of the New York State Association of Veterinary Technicians. Dave has worked at Cats Exclusively for 18 years and has developed a strong interest in feline medicine with a particular interest in dentistry and critical care. He currently is the Senior Technician at Cats Exclusively. Dave also worked for several years at Astra Pharmaceuticals as a consultant in their pathology department gaining valuable laboratory skills and further enhanced his skills in managing critical care patients while working as a Technician for two years at Veterinary Specialists of Rochester. He lives in Rochester with his fiance Marne and their two cats.
Melinda Kelsey - IT Specialist/Receptionist
Melinda and her husband Rob live in Macedon, NY. They have 3 cats, Maple and Shadow and Bob(as in Bobcat), her bird, Max and their fishes. Melinda graduated from Oswego State College in 1992. She volunteers with Sample Soap (http://www.samplesoap.org/), providing toiletries for the needy of Rochester. Cats Exclusively is a collection point for Sample Soap. Melinda is also a member of the Macedon Garden Club and works with Guiding Eyes for the Blind as a puppy-raiser. Melinda has worked as a veterinary receptionist since 1996 and has been with Cats Exclusively since 2004.
Kayla Michael - Licensed Veterinary Technician
Kayla lives in Webster, NY with her 4 cats; (Tweak, Mushie, Puff, & Igor) and her husband Ryan. She earned her degree from Alfred State College in 2013. After about a year and a half in a mixed practice, she came to work at Cats Exclusively in October 2007.
Lisa Stockwell - Receptionist
Lisa started working in veterinary medicine part-time in Pennsylvania. When she moved back to the Rochester area she was drawn toward working with felines and Cats Exclusively was a perfect match for her. She began working here full time and is now head receptionist. Lisa enjoys her three cats, Catcher, Digger and Cassidy and she does volunteer work.
Sherri Peoples - LVT
Sherri has been with Cats Exclusively for more than 18 years after acquiring her Veterinary Technician license at SUNY Canton. She has worked in all departments of the hospital and is currently the office manager. Sherri has great self-restraint (we see many deserving, adoptable kitties in our field) and has only two forever cats, Van and Al, who are both rescues.
Pam Annala - Receptionist
Pam moved to New York in 2000 and lives with her husband in Pittsford, NY. She earned her master's degree in 1997 and worked in behavioral health for several years. Pam and her husband have two dogs and two cats who they love dearly. She merges the skills she's gained in human health to her love of animals to make a great addition to our team.
contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org Cats Exclusively Veterinary Hospital 1311 Marsh Road Pittsford NY 14534 (585)248-9590 Updated for February 2015