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Animal Hospital of Pittsford

Animal Hospital of Pittsford

2816 Monroe Ave | Rochester, NY 14618

Call 585-210-8959
Monday 7:30am - 8:00pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 8:00pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 8:00pm
Thursday 7:30am - 8:30pm
Friday 7:30am - 6:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday 4:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Animal Boarding
  • Animal Daycare
  • Animal Flea Control
  • Animal Microchipping
  • Declawing
  • Small Animal Vet
  • Spaying/Neutering
  • Veterinarians
  • Veterinary Dentistry
  • Veterinary Euthanasia
  • Veterinary Surgery
  • Veterinary Vaccinations
  • New Pet Initial Visit
  • Physical Exam

The Animal Hospital of Pittsford is a full service veterinary hospital located on Monroe Ave. in Rochester, NY.

Our staff of experienced veterinarians has varied interests in pet wellness care, dental care, surgery, senior care, nutritional counseling, internal medicine, ultrasonography, and radiography. Specialized veterinary medical care is available through referral to Veterinary Specialists and Emergency Service, a 24-hour emergency care and specialty practice.

The patient care team at the Animal Hospital of Pittsford consists of licensed veterinary technicians with 2 and 4-year degrees and advanced training in veterinary dentistry, anesthesiology, and physical therapy. Our animal care assistants are available to assist the veterinary doctors and technicians with your pet’s care and to help answer any questions you may have.

Our kennel staff is dedicated to providing comfort and love to all our hospitalized pets as well as our boarding guests. We have an indoor, climate controlled boarding facility for dogs, cats, and some exotics. We specialize in diabetic and geriatric pet boarding and boarders with specific medical needs.

Our client service representatives are available to schedule appointments, refill prescriptions, provide in-hospital patient updates, and answer your questions. Let us know how we can help you and your pet!

We look forward to making your experience with your pet a long, healthy, and happy one. Give us a call or stop in and visit us. We are conveniently located from anywhere in the Rochester NY area.

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Todd Wihlen, DVM
Todd Wihlen, DVM

Hospital director Dr. Todd Wihlen joined the Animal Hospital of Pittsford medical team in 1996.

Dr. Wihlen grew up in Rochester and attended the State University of New York at Oswego. He graduated cum laude with a bachelor's degree in Biology in 1989. He pursued his veterinary education at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine and was awarded his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine cum laude in 1996.

His professional interests include dentistry, surgery and senior pet care. Dr. Wihlen is a member of the New York State Veterinary Medical Association, the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Animal Hospital Association.

Outside the hospital, he enjoys running, biking and playing water sports in his spare time. He and his wife, Monique, are the proud parents of two daughters, Morgan and Hannah. Their four-legged family members include two dogs, Janie and Luke, two cats, Bently and Rio.

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Paul Black, DVM
Paul Black, DVM

Dr. Black is the President of Monroe Veterinary Associates and co-director of Pittsford Animal Hospital.

Dr. Black attended Sutherland High School in Pittsford and graduated in 1975. After high school graduation, Dr. Black moved to Ithaca, NY where he attended Cornell University. After 4 years of undergraduate studies, he received his Bachelor's Degree in Biological Sciences. Dr. Black did not need to travel very far in order to attend veterinary school. He was admitted to Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, and after 4 years of rigorous studies, he was awarded his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1982.

During his years at Cornell, Dr. Black excelled academically. As an undergraduate student, he was a member of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Honor Society. As a veterinary student, he received the Upjohn Award for Small Animal Clinical Proficiency.

Dentistry, general surgery, internal medicine and feline geriatrics are among Dr. Black's many professional interests.

Dr. Black is an active member of several local and national veterinary organizations. In 1988, he was named "Veterinarian of the Year" by the Rochester and Monroe County Humane Society. He has been a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association since 1982, the New York State Veterinary Medical Society since 1982, the Genesee Valley Veterinary Medical Association since 1982, the Cornell Feline Health Center since 1992, and the American Animal Hospital Association since 1994. He is also a member of the American Veterinary Dental Society. As a member of the Genesee Valley Veterinary Medical Association, he served on the Executive Board from 1990-1993, 1995-1997, 1998-2000 and was elected president in 1999. Dr. Black is on the board of directors for the Humane Society of Rochester and Monroe County. He also serves as president of the board of directors of the MVA Hope Foundation.

Dr. Black is married to Carolyn and they are the proud parents of 3 adult children - Katie, Matt and Allison. The four-legged members of their family include 2 dogs, 3 cats, and a guinea pig. When he's not busy with his duties at the hospital, Dr. Black enjoys gardening (including water gardening), walking with his dogs, hiking and reading.

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Janine Ashton, DVM
Janine Ashton, DVM

Dr. Janine Ashton has cared for pets as a general practitioner at the Animal Hospital of Pittsford since 2008.

A native New Yorker, Dr. Ashton grew up in Beechhurst and attended Saint John's University, where she received her Bachelor's Degree in Biology in 2001. She continued her veterinary education at Ross University and was awarded her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. Dr. Ashton also holds a Master's Degree in Toxicology.

When she's not busy with her duties at the hospital, Dr. Ashton enjoys spending time outdoors and can often be found skiing and fishing. Her hobbies also include cooking and baking. Most of all, she enjoys spending time with her husband Ken Scheider, a veterinary surgical intern. They share their home with three dogs, Jasper, Lafonda and Tiki, and two cats, Jeter and Jaks.

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Vanessa Velez, MVB
Vanessa Velez, MVB

An associate veterinarian and general practitioner, Dr. Vanessa Velez has cared for pets at many hospitals within MVA. Dr. Velez started at Penfield Veterinary Hospital, and also spent time at Companion Animal Hospital from 2006-2008. She then came to the Pittsford in 2008. Dr. Velez currently splits her time between the Animal Hospital of Pittsford and Companion Animal Hospital.

Dr. Velez is originally from Puerto Rico and attended the University of Puerto Rico. She received her Bachelor's Degree in General Science in 1997. Her veterinary education took her to Ireland, where she attended the University College, Dublin Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. She was awarded her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2003.

She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the New York State Veterinary Medical Association and the Genesee Valley Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Velez has a number of professional interests, especially internal medicine, soft-tissue surgery, feline medicine and behavioral medicine.

Dr. Velez shares her home with two rescue cats, Callie and Piper, and a Bulldog named Knuckles. Wine-making, traveling, yoga, gardening and photography are among her many hobbies.

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Nicholas Delahanty, DVM
Nicholas Delahanty, DVM

Nicholas Delahanty, DVM, a general practitioner, joined the Animal Hospital of Pittsford in June 2010. He began working with animals in 2001 as an animal care taker at the Liverpool Health Center in Liverpool, N.Y., before earning his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2010 from Kansas State University.

Originally from Astoria, Queens, Dr. Delahanty studied ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Rochester where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 2005. In addition to his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Delahanty holds a Certificate in Dentistry from the Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. Beyond general practice and dentistry, Dr. Delahanty's professional interests include surgery and pain management.

His love for animals does not end at the clinic doors as he provides a home to a 2-year-old mixed breed named Chester, a 1-year-old Miniature Schnauzer named Kansas, and a 14-year-old cat named Phoebe. During his free time, he is an avid backpacker and enjoys origami, cooking, painting and restoring his historic home in Rochester.

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