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Dr. Suzanne Fariello
A 2000 graduate of Cornell Veterinary School, she has lived and worked in Washington County for over 20 years. After obtaining her certification in Veterinary Acupuncture from The Chi Institute in Reddick, Florida, her career took an exciting turn into the world of integrative medicine. Other professional interests include soft tissue surgery, dentistry, client education, Chinese Medicine, Food Therapy and managing her veterinary practice to its highest potential. She enjoys yoga, cooking for her family (two legged and four) and spending time with her husband and three kids. Dr. Fariello is happily owned by her coon hound Meg, her black lab Goose, her cats Luigi and Tocho as well as a small flock of chickens. And she really, really loves her work.
Dr. Jessica Roosevelt
A graduate of Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine in 1996. Dr. Roosevelt practiced small animal medicine and surgery in Cape Elizabeth, Maine for three years before she and her husband, Pete relocated to Salem NY. She became an associate at CVVH in 2001. Her interests include spending time with Pete and their two children, pursuing various artistic endeavors, gardening and spending as much time as possible playing outside. Dr. Roosevelt is owned by: fabulous felines Kitty Boy, and Polly Molly, one dog Minerva (Minnie).
Cassandra Conety, LVT, CCMP
Shushan native, returned after graduating from Quinnipiac University with a Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Technology in 2010. She joined the CVVH team in 2012. In 2016, she completed her certification in Canine Massage Therapy from Brandenburg Massage Therapy School. She lives with her husband, George, and two children, Charlotte and Bo. Her interests include gardening, hiking and being outdoors.
A 2015 graduate of Suny Delhi, followed by graduating with a Bachelors in 2017 from Suny Cobleskill, Casey has been a practicing technician for 8 years. She recently moved to the area with her fiancé Paul, step daughter and their pup Xena. Casey spends her time outside of work caring for the animals on her hobby farm as well as exploring her love for crafting
A NYS licensed veterinary technician, graduating in 2003 from Suny Delhi. Nicole began her career here in 2015. She lives locally with her son Keene and her dog, Ella. To pass the time outside of work, Nicole enjoys traveling, gardening and spending time with family and friends
Sam started working at CVVH in 2021 after working in Fundraising and Development for various non-profits for the last 10 years. Sam graduated from Bennington College in 2009 and received her Veterinary Assistant Certification in 2020. She rescued her first cat, Leonard, from the streets of Brooklyn, NY after graduation and has been fostering and rescuing cats ever since. She lives in Hoosick Falls with her husband Jon and their 8 rescued cats.
Lisa Shaw, Office Manager
Shushan native, a graduate of Salem Central School. Enjoys knitting, gardening & helping others. Owned by cat, ‘Boots’. After acquiring extensive experience in human health care management, Lisa made the transition to veterinary practice management in 2013.
Amy Thetford, Secretary
Originally from Western New York, Amy graduated from Buffalo State College with a degree in Design in 1993 then moved East. Newly married, she moved to Salem in 1995. She has 3 children and is owned by her dog, Tucker, 2 cats – Mitz and Willow, and a corn snake named Maple.