Meet the people
who make SVS happen

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Joseph Tashjian DVM

1984 graduate of Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine. He also has a Master's and BS in microbiology. He purchased SVS in the spring of 1994, and it's grown from two doctors to five and now serves an area spanning thousands of square miles.

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Jennifer Mumford-Gabel, DVM

BS in Biology from SUNY Fredonia and a 2004 graduate of Ross University's School of Veterinary Medicine.  She completed her clinical year at Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine. 

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Katherine Fitzgerald, DVM

Began with the practice in 2007. She earned a BS in Biology from SUNY Geneseo and is a 2007 graduate of Ross University's School of Veterinary Medicine.  She completed her clinical year at Texas A&M's College of Veterinary Medicine. 

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Jessica Rose Clauss, DVM

Joined SVS in 2013.  She earned a BS in Pre-Veterinary Science from Rutgers University in NJ, and earned her Veterinary degree from Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine.  She is currently studying at the Veterinary Chiropractic Learning Centre located in Burford, Ontario to become a Certified Manipulative Therapist in animal chiropractic.  

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Dana Buchholz, MRCVS

began working with SVS in November 2014. She is a 2014 graduate of the University of Glasgow School  of Veterinary Medicine, focusing in large animal medicine. She earned a BS in Biology from Moravian College.

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Adrienne Kozody, LVT

Joined the team in 2014.  She earned a BS in Veterinary Technology from Medaille College. She also earned an Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology/Phi Theta Kappa International Honors Society.  She also attended SUNY Oswego/Equestrian Team with a Major in Biology. 

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Patricia Barber, Office Manager

Began working with the practice in 2013. She earned a BS in Business Administration with a major in Accounting from the University of Miami and an Associate Degree in Accounting Technology from Miami Dade College. 

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Rebecca Klahn, Receptionist/Scheduler

Started at SVS in 2015. She earned a AS in Veterinary Technology from Genesee Community College. She also earned an AS in Applied Science from Genesee Community College. She served as the President for the Veterinary Technology Club at GCC/Phi Theta Kappa International Honors Society.