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June Employee of the Month

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Congratulations to Sarina Brotherton, our June Employee of the Month!

We are so lucky that Sarina joined our team about 7 months ago. Sarina’s friendly face is likely the one to greet you when you arrive at Colonial. Sarina is kind, caring, dedicated and knows how to get things done.  Sarina’s favorite part about working at Colonial is being able to see all of the cute dogs and cats that come in and the families that love them. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband, their three dogs, and family and friends. Sarina and her husband are also very busy getting everything ready to welcome their first baby due in July.

Thank you Sarina for everything you do!

 

May Employee of the Month

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Congratulations to Stephen Lyle, our May Employee of the Month!

Stephen is one of our amazing client services managers and this July will be his 7th anniversary at Colonial Veterinary Hospital. Stephen is a wonderful leader and is so good at making sure that everything runs smoothly.  When Stephen is not working he enjoys spending time with his children, his fiancé and her children. They just purchased a house in Lansing and upon getting married this summer they look forward to spending time as a family.  Stephen enjoys hiking, biking, hunting, fishing, the Ithaca Farmers Market as well as music and cultural events.

Thank you Stephen for all you do!

April Employee of the Month

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Congratulations to Sarah Mogil, our April Employee of the Month!

Sarah is one of our amazing licensed veterinary technicians and she has worked at Colonial Veterinary Hospital for almost 3 years. Sarah is gentle, patient and kind and is very skilled. Sarah has a special interest in working with emergencies and helping care for our hospitalized patients.  She especially enjoys working with our feline patients.   Sarah has 2 cats of her own, Olaf and Ragnar, both of whom she raised since they were 4 weeks young.  Sarah enjoys spending time with family, exercising, practicing yoga and the unique sport of curling.

 

Thank you Sarah for all you do!

March Employee of the Month

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Congratulations to Diana Dick, our March Employee of the Month!

Diana has worked at Colonial Veterinary Hospital for 5 years. Diana started in client services and then went back to school to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician.   Diana understands the challenges of each department and is wonderful with the patients, clients, doctors and support staff.  Diana is supportive of the team and also goes the extra mile to help homeless dogs and cats in her personal time.

   

Diana and her fiancé Kevin, share their home with Jack Elway, their precious Wire Fox Terrier and 4 awesome cats… Night Ranger, Lionheart, Danger Danger and Steel Panther. Diana is the happiest at work when she is working with geriatric and special needs dogs and cats.   Diana is a hard worker, who is very caring, kind, talented and keeps us all smiling.

 

Thank you Diana for all you do!

February Employee of the Month

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Congratulations to Christine Budinger, our February Employee of the Month!

   

We would like to congratulate Christine for being Colonial’s employee of the month for February! Christine has worked at Colonial for a little over 3 years, and she is one of our client services managers. Her co-workers compliment her on being helpful, hardworking and willing to help out where she can. Christine’s favorite part about working at Colonial is being able to work the night shift because she is not much of a morning person.

Christine is a newlywed, married in October, and when she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her new husband and 2 cats, Remy and Samwell Tarly. She also enjoys reading and collecting classic literature.

Thank you Christine for all that you do!

January Employee of the Month

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Congratulations to Lorinda Maine, our January Employee of the Month!

 

Congratulations to Lorinda, our January Employee of the Month! Lorinda has been one of our client services shift coordinators here at Colonial for 3.5 years. She has done a wonderful job and we could not be happier to have her as a part of our team. Lorinda is kind, has a bright smile and is supportive to all co-workers and clients who walk in the door. Lorinda’s favorite thing about being in Client Services is being able to see all of the puppies that come through the hospital.

When Lorinda is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and beautiful baby girl Arya, who turned 4 months old on January 7th

Thank you Lorinda, for all that you do!

December Employee of the Month

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Congratulations to Kathleen Warner, our December Employee of the Month!

    

Kathleen is a veterinary technician assistant who joined our team in 2008. She enjoys working with her co-workers and practicing using her cochlear implant. She will be getting a new one next year, and looks forward to listening to people chat and improve her skills at making out what they are saying.  Her passion when she is not working is spending time landscaping and remodeling her home and property. Kathleen adores her many pets, as she has 5 dogs and 2 cats. She particularly likes fighting over her pillows with her feline buddy Snickers.

Thank you, Kathleen, for all you do!

November Employee of the Month

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Congratulations to Jessica Fowler and Tammy Draime, our November Employees of the Month!

Jessica is a licensed veterinary technician who joined our team in 2010. She enjoys working with the oncology service and bonding with the oncology patients. Jessica also really enjoys working the emergency shift and keeping busy here at CVH. Outside of work, Jessica enjoys spending time with her husband Corey, family, and friends. She loves being outside and working on the family farm with her lab Toby and Great Dane Tyberious.
 

Tammy is a licensed veterinary technician who joined our team in 2016. She enjoys working with her co-workers and the multiple patients she sees on a daily basis. Tammy really enjoys working the emergency shift and providing excellence in patient care. Her passion when she is not working is spending time with her cat Koogar, husband Chris, sons Gage and Seth and the rest of her family. Tammy also enjoys spending time on her family farm with her dog Jazzie. Currently, Tammy is kept busy with the remodeling of her house, but when it is warmer out, she would rather spend her time camping.

  

Thank you Jessica and Tammy for all you do!

October Employee of the Month

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Congratulations to Miguel Matos, our October Employee of the Month!

We would like to congratulate Miguel for being Colonial’s employee of the month for October!  Miguel enjoys being with his 5 children, Miguel Jr, Adabella, Kayla, Mackenzie and Izzbella.  In his spare time, Miguel likes to hike and visit local and national parks. Miguel also enjoys watching and cheering on the New York Yankees. Miguel enjoys working at Colonial and being able to spend time with his co-workers.

Thank you Miguel for all that you do!

September Employee of the Month

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Congratulations to Catherine Gross, our September Employee of the Month!

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We would like to congratulate Catherine for being Colonial’s employee of the month for September! Catherine’s co-workers compliment her on being friendly and welcoming to her fellow staff and clients, she is incredibly helpful in offering advice and suggestions as well as receiving it, and is willing to help out where she can. Catherine has two feline babies, Aowyn and Leonard, and a beautiful Husky named Shadow.

When she is not working, Catherine enjoys hiking, then relaxing with a yoga workout. She also enjoys spending time working on her many tractors. Catherine’s favorite part about being a veterinary technician is being able to see a case from start to finish and seeing his/her progress along the way.

Thank you Catherine for all that you do!

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August Employee of the Month

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Congratulations to Vicky Fox, our August Employee of the Month!

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Vicky Fox is once again our Employee of the Month! Vicky has been working at Colonial Veterinary Hospital for nine years.  She is one of the most knowledgeable technicians on staff and can answer almost any question. Her kind and gentle ways are appreciated by the staff and patients.  She works primarily with emergency service, which means a lot of long/late nights helping critical patients.  For fun outside of work, Vicky is an avid gamer and loves science fiction.  She lives at home with her husband, and is owned by her two cats Morgan and Guinevere.

Thank you Vicky, for all you do!

July Employee of the Month

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Congratulations to LeAnn Shea, our July Employee of the Month!

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We would like to congratulate LeAnn for being Colonial’s employee of the month for July!  LeAnn enjoys being with her 4 grown children, daughter-in-law and her fur babies, Lilly, Tracker and the newest member of her family, Dubious.  When she is not working with Dr. Cortright in Internal medicine or surgery, she enjoys the one on one time she gets with all of her patients.  In her spare time, LeAnn likes to hike and read as much literature as she can.  In her limited spare time, she has picked up a new hobby of tending to Bonsai plants.  Although she is in the early stages, she has fallen in love with the tranquility of Bonsais. 

Thank you LeAnn for all that you do!

June Employee of the Month!

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Congratulations to Hannah Baker, our June Employee of the Month!

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We are pleased to announce that Hannah Baker is our June employee of the month. Hannah’s friendly smile greets our clients as they walk in the door. She is so kind and helpful on the phone when she is speaking to a client calling for an appointment, a family member checking in on their beloved furry family member in our hospital, or someone with a question for a doctor.  Hannah is very gracious and very helpful to her co-workers and anyone who needs assistance. She is willing to learn new things and is a joy to work with. When Hannah is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She loves hiking and pretty much anything outdoors. She also enjoys spending time on her family’s farm. Hannah Baker, soon to be Hannah Hatch, is now very busy planning her upcoming wedding. Hannah and Cody’s family would not be complete without their big, precious Labrador Retriever, Oakley!

Thank you Hannah, for all that you do!

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May Employee of the Month!

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Congratulations to Tammy Draime, our May Employee of the Month!

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Tammy is a very talented licensed veterinary technician who joined our team last July and we are so happy that she did!  She is amazingly talented, so kind and gentle with all the dogs and cats, and especially loves providing nursing care to the hospitalized patients.  Tammy is always willing to jump in and help anyone who needs it with a smile on her face. Outside of Colonial Veterinary Hospital, Tammy spends most of her time with her husband Chris, their sons Gage and Seth, and her parents who live nearby.  Her family also includes their beautiful dog Jazzie, who is currently recovering from cruciate surgery and not enjoying the exercise restrictions, and the boss of the house, Koogar, the cat.   Tammy is currently busy with the remodeling of their home but when she has some free time she loves being outside camping, hiking, or boating.  If she is inside, you will find her baking, which she also really enjoys.

Thank you, Tammy, for all you do Colonial Veterinary Hospital
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April Employee of the Month!

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Congratulations to Kristen Lemoncelli, our April Employee of the Month!

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Lemons, as she is affectionately called by the staff, has been voted employee of the month again!  Kristen is an extremely talented and compassionate licensed veterinary technician who joined our team in 2008. She works directly with our Oncologist Dr. Rassnick, as well as provides incredible care to our patients in the hospital. She has been noticed by her fellow co-workers as being very kind and caring. Kristen is always keeping us laughing with her sense of humor. When she is not at work she is probably doing agility with her Australian Shepherds Paisley or Bentley.  Her 3 other Aussies, Chesney, Kix, and Reba, also keep her very busy. On the rare occasion she is home, she can relax because her two cats Reggie and Tamara Jean run the household.

Thank you, Lemons, for all you do!

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March Employee of the Month!

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Congratulations to Kendall Griffin, our March Employee of the Month!

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Congratulations to Kendall, our March employee of the month! Kendall has been helping clients and their pets as a client service representative at Colonial for almost two years. She enjoys the spirit of comradery among her co-workers and enjoys being able to help pets when they are sick. Kendall has been acknowledged by her co-workers for her politeness, kindness, professional disposition, and for her willingness to help others.

Outside of work, the multi-talented Kendall is known to play multiple musical instruments including piano, flute, oboe, and her favorite instrument, the cello. She enjoys hiking and playing adventurous board games with her boyfriend, Alex.  Kendall is loved by her black cat, Berry Basil Boo, and Alex’s Leopard Gecko, Diane who has diva-like tendencies.

Thank you, Kendall, for all that you do!
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February Employee of the Month!

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Congratulations to Karen Marcy-Reynolds, our February Employee of the Month!

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Congratulations to Karen Marcy-Reynolds (also lovingly known as Googie), our February employee of the month! In her TWENTY TWO YEARS working here, Karen has done it all. She has been a surgery technician, runs bloodwork and performs lab work, can wrap a pack and autoclave like a boss, and keeps treatments running smoothly. Karen enjoys her time working with the patients. She has been acknowledged by her co-workers as being very compassionate towards the animals, hardworking, and detail oriented.

Outside of work, Karen enjoys going for hikes with her German Wirehaired Pointer, Ruby, and Terrier, Peter. If she is not at work or hiking with the dogs, you can find her hanging out with her big bad sister or her husband, Tim, at her sons sporting events in the rain, snow, or sunshine.

Thank you, Karen, for your hard work, dedication, all that you do!
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February is Dental Month!

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February is Pet Dental Health Month. Colonial Veterinary Hospital is committed to your pet’s dental care. We carry a variety of products and foods to help keep your pet’s teeth healthy and clean. This month we are featuring samples of Royal Canin Veterinary Dental foods for both cats and dogs, a diet to keep your pet’s teeth looking their best. We also have samples of Hill’s dental chews for dogs.

We are offering $75.00 off your dental cleaning during the month of February to encourage you to start the year off right with a healthy set of teeth. Ask one of our veterinarians about dental cleanings and dental pet products today!

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January Employee of the Month!

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Congratulations to Caley Sweeney, our January Employee of the Month!

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Caley has been a hard working technician assistant at Colonial for over half a decade.  Over the past two years she has been supporting Dr. Giroux, our Radiologist, by comforting patients during their ultrasounds while tirelessly trying to keep her doctor on schedule.

Caley and her fiancée became new home owners this year and took on the huge job of renovating their new home together with their family.  Their Miniature Pinscher, Dozer and Mini Pig, Pete love the new accommodations and spend their day redecorating to keep mom and dad on their toes.  Caley is also busy planning for the perfect fall wedding later this year.

As this month’s employee of the month, Caley’s fellow workers recognized her for being a team player, for always being willing to help no matter what the task, and for her compassion towards our patients.

Thank you, Caley, for all that you do!
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Our Second December Employee of the Month!

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Congratulations to Kim Baldwin, our Second December Employee of the Month!

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Kim is a licensed veterinary technician who has 30 years experience in the profession. She has worked in a university setting as well as private practice before joining our team in 2011. Her passion is teaching and caring for the critically ill patients. She has her veterinary technician specialty certification in emergency critical care, VTS, (E/CC). When not working she enjoys her family time as well as many outdoor activities.

Thank you, Kim, for all you do!

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Our First December Employee of the Month!

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December has two Employees of the Month!
Congratulations to Kristen Lemoncelli, our First December Employee of the Month!

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Lemons, as she is affectionately called by the staff, is an extremely talented and compassionate licensed veterinary technician who joined our team in 2008. She is one of our oncology technicians who works with Dr. Rassnick two days a week, and fills in where needed on the other days. She can be counted on to do anything that is asked of her; the list goes on and on. Kristen is very kind and caring but keeps us laughing with her great sense of humor. When she is not at work she is probably doing agility with one or more of her amazing Australian Shepherds: Bentley, Chesney, Kix, Paisley and Reba, they all keep her very busy. On the rare occasions she is home, she can relax because her two cats Reggie and Tamara Jean run the household.

Thank you, Lemons, for all that you do!

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November Employee of the Month!

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Congratulations to Courtney Cosen, Our November Employee of the Month!

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Congratulations to Courtney Cosen, our November Employee of the month! Courtney has been working at Colonial Veterinary Hospital for a year and a half and has recently been promoted to Client Services Shift Coordinator. She is one of the first people you see when walking in the door and helps to provide quality care for our patients and clients.  At Colonial, Courtney enjoys working with her client services team, and of course cuddling the puppies and kittens that come through the hospital. Outside the hospital, Courtney enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, her dog Deacon and her family. Courtney also has a kitten named Precious that is the boss of the household.

Thank you, Courtney, for all that you do!

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October Employee of the Month!

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Congratulations to Laura Wilder, Our October Employee of the Month!

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Our October employee of the month is Laura Wilder. She’s our newest addition to the kennel staff who started working at Colonial Veterinary Hospital in August. Eventually, Laura will be working towards becoming a technician assistant and possibly a veterinary technician. Outside of work, Laura has done some moving around, and her amazing family has been a major constant in her life. Laura enjoys visiting her parents, Harry & Jung, and her brother, Brian. Laura’s dog of 14 years, Sissy, crossed the Rainbow Bridge last year, and now Laura is ready to give another furry friend a good home. Laura recently moved, and is working on settling in her new dwelling here in Ithaca.

Thank you, Laura, for all that you do!

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NEW CLINICAL STUDY FOR DOGS

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A New clinical trial for dogs with untreated lymphoma! Your dog may be able to participate if a canine lymphoma diagnosis has been confirmed, or is highly suspected, and you do not choose to treat with chemotherapy. Eligible dogs cannot have received any steroid treatment before trial enrollment. Your pet will receive FREE prednisone (steroid) after evaluation by our Oncology Service. You must be willing to provide us with periodic updates after the initial visit. Updates can be done by phone or email. Please contact us now for more information at 607-257-3650 and ask to speak with an Oncology Technician regarding the CALYPSO study!

 

Canine LYmPhoma Steriod Only (CALYPSO) clinical study:
A multi-centered study to determine the response to steroid therapy: how long it lasts, do certain types of lymphoma respond better than others to prednisone, and most importantly how quality of life is improved.

 

 

September Employee of the Month!

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 Judy has been a loyal employee at Colonial Veterinary Hospital for twelve years. She is our expert kennel attendant, housekeeper, and technician assistant. She is absolutely amazing with our borders and patients – keeping them happy, healthy and clean. They all know her voice and come running with tails wagging when they hear her. When Judy is not at work she is spending time with her human family, Dakota and Cheianne. Her animal family includes many chickens, a rooster, her dog Carter, and her cats Fritz, Jengo, and Jeter.

Thank you, Judy, for all that you do!

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August Employee of the Month!

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Congratulations to Amber Frost, Our August Employee of the Month!

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This is Amber’s third time winning employee of the month! She is one of our hardest working employees who has the never ending task of keeping up with all of the hospital cleaning, laundry, and bathing of animals. She is always available to help out and does it with a smile. Amber is a lover of animals, and has three dogs of her own named Arnie, Walker, and Rosie. She also has two cats Varen and Merlin that help to keep the dogs in line. She enjoys reading and hanging out with family and friends. Amber is looking to officially expand her household and is getting married in August.

Thank you, Amber, for all that you do!

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July Employee of the Month!

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Congratulations to Bernadette Elemi-Schoenwald, Our July Employee of the Month!

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Bernadette has been at Colonial for over two years now, and loves the diversity of cases she sees. She loves educating clients about puppy vaccines and helping with triages, especially going from one thing to the next so unexpectedly. During her down time, Bernadette spends time lounging or hiking with her husband Voda. She is owned by her two dogs, Damion and Yoshimi, and one cat Fern.

Thank you, Bernadette, for all that you do!

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June Employee of the Month!

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Congratulations to Lorinda Ryan, Our June Employee of the Month!

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Lorinda is our Client Services Shift Coordinator and keeps things running smoothly in the front office. She has worked at Colonial Veterinary Hospital for two years. Lorinda has a special way of juggling many things at once and making it look effortless with a smile on her face. Lorinda is always quick to jump in and help out wherever needed, no matter how busy she is.  When not working, the future Mrs. Maine is busy planning her upcoming July wedding and spending time with her fiancé, Zac.  Lorinda enjoys reading and shopping in her spare time.  Lorinda and Zac share their home with their boys, Achilles, their big handsome Labrador retriever, and Ragnar, their silly Siberian husky puppy.  We are so lucky to have someone as wonderful as Lorinda in our client services department.

Thank you, Lorinda, for all you do!

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May Employee of the Month!

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Congratulations to Brittany Perry, Our May Employee of the Month!

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Brittany has been working at Colonial for five years. She is one of the hardest working,
friendly, caring, and gentle employees. She loves all of the animals she works with, and enjoys her co-workers. Outside of work, Brittany is very busy planning her wedding, and enjoys playing with her fiancée’s 2 year old Pitty named Turbo. She also loves snuggling her parent’s dachshunds Luke and Bailey Perry.

 

Thank you Brittany, for all you do!

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April Employee of the Month!

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Congratulations to Jessica Fowler, Our April Employee of the Month!

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Congratulations to Jessica Fowler our April employee of the month! This is Jessica’s second time being honored in four months. Jessica has been working at Colonial Veterinary Hospital for almost six years. She is one of our hardest working and most knowledgeable employees, working primarily with our Oncology and Emergency services. Jessica keeps things moving smoothly with patient care, while also taking on the important job of keeping the treatment area clean and tidy. Outside of work, she works with her husband and parents on the family farm taking care of pigs and cows. She is owned by her Great Dane Tyberious, her large yellow Labrador mix Toby, and her cats Mama Kitty and Brogan. For fun, Jessica bakes the most delicious designer cupcakes, enjoys four-wheeling, and lastly, making sure things are clean and tidy wherever she goes.

 

Thank you Jessica, for all you do!
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March Employee of the Month!

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Congratulations to Christine Kehoe, our March employee of the month!

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Christine has worked at Colonial for a one and ½ years. She started as a client services representative and was so impressive that she quickly was promoted to Client Services Shift Coordinator and then to Client Services Manager.  Christine can always be counted on to do what needs to be done and is an expert multitasker and makes it look effortless.  When Christine is not working, she enjoys reading & collecting classic literature, watching Netflix, and planning her wedding. Christine and her fiancé, Alex are supervised at home by their cats Hildy, Remy and Samwell Tarly.

We are so lucky to have Christine.

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February Employee of the Month!

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Congratulations to Sarah Mogil, our February employee of the month!

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Sarah started at Colonial as a technician student last year, and went on to finish technician school at the top of her class. She has been working at Colonial as an employee for the past eight months. She is learning at a lightning pace and enjoys working with the doctors in appointments, doing medical treatments, and helping in surgery. When she is not working Sarah enjoys staying active and hiking in the “Gorges” Ithaca area. She is loved at home by her greyhound Jack, and her cats Milo, Elvis, and Sherlock.

She has been a great addition to our team.

Thank you Sarah for all you do!

February is Dental Month!

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February is Pet Dental Health Month.  Colonial Veterinary Hospital is committed to your pet’s dental care.  We carry a variety of products and foods to help keep your pet’s teeth healthy and clean. This month we are featuring samples of Hill’s T/D food, a diet to help keep your pet’s overall mouth healthy.

We are offering $75.00 off your dental cleaning during the month of February to encourage you to start the year off right with a healthy set of teeth. Ask one of our veterinarians about dental cleanings and dental pet products today!

 

January Employee of the Month

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Congratulations to LeAnn, our January employee of the month!

LeAnn has been working at Colonial Veterinary Hospital for three and a half years. She is one of our technicians that does it all! She works with helping in Internal Medicine, Emergency, Surgery and Treatment. She especially enjoys radiography and endoscopy.

When she is not working, LeAnn enjoys reading, hiking, playing computer games, and even does some Bonsai! She is kept on her toes at home by her hungry beagles Tracker and Lilly, and her cat Zorra. She also has a few snakes.

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Thank you LeAnn for all you do!

Everything You Need to Know About Canine Influenza Virus

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Want information about Canine Influenza? Well here at Colonial, we have answers for you!

 There are 2 strains of canine influenza in New York State.  At this point in time we recommend the influenza vaccine for dogs with high risk of exposure:  show dogs, boarding, dog parks, doggie day care or if they will have exposure to other dogs.  We do stock the vaccine and recommend protection against both virus strains.

How does it work?

There are two virus strains, H3N8 and H3N2. Each virus strain has its own vaccine. Both vaccines for each virus strain require a first dose as well as a follow-up dose 3 weeks later. However, protection is not activated until 2 weeks after the second injection.  (Then there will be a follow up with annual boosters in a year.)

For more information on the Canine Influenza Virus, CIV, visit the links below:

These links are provided by the American Veterinary Medical Association, AVMA.

The AVMA Pet Owners Guide
The AVMA FAQ Page for Canine Influenza

December Employee of the Month

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Congratulations to Jessica Fowler, our December Employee of the Month!
Jessica Fowler EOM 2 Jessica has been working at Colonial Veterinary Hospital for almost six years. She is one of our hardest working and most knowledgeable employees, working primarily with our Oncology and Emergency services. Jessica keeps things moving smoothly with patient care, while also taking on the important job of keeping the treatment area clean and tidy. Outside of work, she works with her husband and parents on the family farm taking care of pigs and cows. She is owned by her Great Dane Tyberious, her large yellow Labrador mix Toby, and her cats Mama Kitty and Brogan. For fun, Jessica bakes the most delicious designer cupcakes, enjoys four-wheeling, and lastly, making sure things are clean and tidy wherever she goes.

 

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