Ally Sherman, ACA
Internal Medicine Coordinator
Internal Medicine Coordinator Ally Sherman enjoys helping sick animals and being there for the owners while their family member is undergoing treatment. A member of our staff since 2004, Ally feels very fortunate to work with highly skilled veterinarians who strive for excellence in quality patient care.
Ally is "Mom" to two Staffordshire Terriers, Lucy Lou and Aerosmith, and four cats - Charlie, Ogee, Hazlitt and Keuka. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, road trips, antiquing, baking dog treats, home renovations and spending time with loved ones.
Christina Gardner, LVT
Ophthalmology veterinary technician Christina Gardner has worked at VSES since 1998. She is licensed in New York State and also holds an associate's degree from the State University of New York at Delhi.
Christina enjoys her work as an ophthalmology veterinary technician because of the wide variety of services she and the hospital are able to provide to the community and its pets. When she is not helping to care for animals at VSES, Christina prefers to spend her time with her husband and young daughter. Together, they enjoy camping, watching movies and visiting with friends. The four-legged members of the family are Oscar, a Dachshund, and Comanche, an Australian Cattle Dog.
Jen Gargan, LVT
Medical Staff Supervisor
Born in Rochester and raised in the Southern Tier, Jennifer has been working in the animal field since 1998 and became a licensed veterinary technician in 2001. She joined Monroe Veterinary Associates in 2002. In addition to her LVT supervisor role, she is the neurology specialty coordinator.
She enjoys helping animals and their owners as well as working in a fast-paced emergency environment where you never know what will happen next. She especially takes pride in the medical aspects of her job, such as placing catheters and drawing blood.
She shares her home with many pets: Riley, a Pitbull mix; Saphyra, a Pitbull; Austin, a Pitbull/Bull Mastiff mix; Paige, a Manx cat; Phoebe, a domestic shorthair cat; and Oliver, a Siamese mix cat.
During her free time, Jennifer participates in animal fundraisers. Austin, her Pitbull/Bull Mastiff, loves to join her in helping animals, too! She also enjoys obedience training, yard work, scrapbooking and playing ball or Frisbee with the dogs.
Kim Turk, LVT
Born and raised in the Finger Lakes region, Kim Turk has been a full-time licensed veterinary technician (LVT) since 2000. She received her associate's degree in Animal Science from SUNY Delhi.
She enjoys working at VSES because of the diverse opportunities available at the hospital. For example, Kim has worked in emergency, oncology and now radiology care. She has also filled in for ophthalmology and MRI.
During her free time, Kim likes to go running with her pit bull, Soleil. She also enjoys watching sports, cooking and camping.
Stephanie Tyree, ACA
Stephanie has been working within the animal care field since 2007 and has been with Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Service as our Surgery Coordinator since March of 2011. She says that being able to work with animals is a true pleasure for her.
At home, Stephanie has a Chihuahua named Celie, Siberian Husky named Lena, a number of Bettas and other tropical fish and four ducks. Her interests include writing, drawing, spending time with her husband, playing with her dogs and taking care of her many fish.
Robyn Woodward, ACA
Robyn Woodward is a Surgery Coordinator with more than five years of professional animal-care experience.
Asked what she likes most about her work Robyn says it’s the diversity of cases and being part of the high-quality of care being offered at Veterinary Specialists and Emergency Care.
At home, she has three cats named Yuri, Marcus and Ritchie, and two dogs, both Greyhounds, named Novi and Apex. She also enjoys hiking, wildlife photography, gardening, reading, playing with her dogs, and volunteering for her local Greyhound adoption group.
Martinique Bonter, ACA
Martinique Bonter, has always loved animals and has worked in the animal care field for nine years. She joined the VSES staff in 2001 and is the emergency coordinator. Martinique has an Associate in Science degree from Monroe Community College. Martinique believes her employment at VSES has given her the ability to see and apply a higher standard of care for animals. She also loves the one-on-one relationship she has with her allergy clients.
When she is not caring for animals at the hospital you can find Martinique camping, watching movies, gardening or swimming. She loves spending quality time with her friends, family and her pets which comprise of "Mork", her tweleve year old cat, and her tank of fish.
Renee Cook, ACA
Born and raised in California, Renee has been in the animal field since 2004 and joined Monroe Veterinary Associates in June 2011. She has two bachelor's degrees, one in biology and one in environmental science.
She finds her job of working with animals very rewarding and does everything she can to help return happy, healthy pets to their families. Renee enjoys the fast pace and unpredictability of her job in emergency medicine.
She has multiple pets: Gidgette, a Brussels Griffon/Maltese mix; Minnie and WallE, both Shih Tzus; Calamity Jane and Figaro, both domestic shorthair cats; and Schmetzuf, a Chinese Algae Easter.
During her free time, Renee reads books, goes figure skating, trains her various pets and cooks and bakes. She enjoys spending time with her partner, Diana, and looking for new, delicious vegetarian food in the local area.
Laurie Hunter, ACA
Laurie Hunter has helped to care for animals at VSES since 2007. She thrives on the fast-paced, exciting atmosphere in the emergency department and is proud of the high-quality compassion and care given to clients and their pets.
A mom to three children, Laurie spends a lot of time at their activities, which always includes concerts and musicals. She also enjoys scrapbooking, crocheting, reading and working on crossword puzzles. The family has a Keeshond / Chow mix named Noelle and a Siberian Husky / German Shepherd mix named Molly, and Laurie volunteers her time with the Hope Foundation.