Our staff of experienced veterinarians have varied interests in pet wellness care, behavior training, nutritional counseling, internal medicine, dental care, surgery, cryosurgery, radiography, orthopedic surgery and soft tissue surgery.
Specialized care is available through referral to the Veterinary Specialists of Rochester in the areas of veterinary surgery, internal medicine, ophthalmology, cardiology, critical care and advanced imaging. In addition, veterinary care in areas of acupuncture, advanced dentistry, endoscopy, and herbal medicine is available through referral to affiliated veterinarians and veterinary specialists of Monroe Veterinary Associates. After hour emergencies are referred to the Animal Emergency Service of Rochester.
Our staff consists of 6 licensed veterinary technicians with 2-year degrees and training in veterinary dentistry and anesthesiology. These veterinary professionals are dedicated to providing the best care for your pet and are attentive to individual pet needs during any visit or time spent at our facility.
Our kennel staff is dedicated to providing comfort and love to all our hospitalized patients as well as our boarding guests. We have an indoor, climate controlled boarding facility for dogs, cats, and some exotics. Our facility includes 10 indoor enclosed exercise runs for dogs. We specialize in diabetic, geriatric, and pets boarding 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 today.
Director of Irondequoit Animal Hospital since 1992, Dr. Kathryn O'Neill originally hails from Austin, Texas. She attended Texas A&M University and graduated cum laude with a Bachelor's Degree in Biology in 1985. She continued her veterinary education at Texas A&M and was awarded her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1990.
Her professional interestes include surgery, dermatology, and dentistry. Dr. O'Neill is a member of the Genesee Valley Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. O'Neill is an avid runner. She has run many local races and marathons, including the Boston Marathon. She is also a member of the Gold Rush Running Group. Her hobbies include gardening and ponding. Most of all, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Chris, and their three children, Jonathan, Matthew and Kasey. They share their home with two dogs, Cupcake and Teddy, and four cats, Whisper, Shadow, Mittens and Indiana.
Dr. Erica Grzankowski joined Monroe Veterinary Associates in 2006 as general practitioner for Irondequoit Animal Hospital.
Originally from Buffalo, Dr. Grzankowski earned her Bachelor of Science Degree at the University of New York at Geneseo in 2001. She received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2005 from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and upon graduating was honored with a Veterinary Colleague Award from her peers. Before coming to Rochester, Dr. Grzankowski worked at the South Shore Animal Hospital on Long Island.
Dr. Grzankowski has a continuing education certificate in dentistry. Her professional interests include dermatology, ophthalmology, behavior and internal medicine. She is a member of the local Humane Society.
In her free time, Dr. Grzankowski enjoys running, aerobics, swimming and playing the flute. Her husband, Dr. Gino Sementa, is also a veterinarian, and they share their home with Bruno, a mixed dog they rescued while at veterinary school; Vespa, a Doberman Pinscher; and five cats, Angel, Padme, Baxter, Bob and Diddy.
General practitioner Dr. Andrea Straka has cared for pets at Irondequoit Animal Hospital since 1997. A native of Pennsylvania, Dr. Straka received her Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science from the University of Delaware in 1993. She continued her education at the University of Pennsylvania School Of Veterinary Medicine and was awarded her Veterinariae Medicinae Doctoris in 1997.
As a student, Dr. Straka excelled academically. As an undergraduate, she was a Dean's List student. At the University of Pennsylvania, she was a member of Phi Zeta, the national veterinary honor society, and graduated cum laude.
Dr. Straka is a general small animal practitioner with professional interests in behavior. She advocates positive reinforcement training.
Traveling, fishing, skiing and reading are some of Dr. Straka's many hobbies. She is a member of the Rochester Pug Club and enjoys spending time with her two dogs, Winston and Martini, and two cats, Nikki and Norton. Dr. Straka and her husband, Dan, who is also a veterinarian, are the proud parents of two children, Andrew and Sydney.
Jeffrey M. Cacia, DVM, grew up in Rochester and attended SUNY Brockport, where he received a B.S. degree in biology with a minor in chemistry in 2005. Then, he attended Ross University and was awarded his doctorate in veterinary medicine in 2010.
While a veterinary student, Dr. Cacia received the Veterinary Colleague Award on three occasions. He also received the semester achievement award. He completed a small animal rotating medicine and surgery internship at Bay Area Veterinary Specialists in San Leandro, California. His professional interests include surgery, wound management and ophthalmology.
Dr. Cacia has two dogs – Sheba, a black lab, and Sammy, a black lab border collie cross – and two cats – George, a DSH, and Jack, a DMH. His hobbies focus around outdoor activities, including camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, boating and wakeboarding. He also enjoys traditional archery, arrow building and traveling.