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OUR TEAM

Dr. Kristin Browne

Dr. Kristin Browne was born and raised in Fairport, NY. She received her undergraduate degree in Biology from William Smith College in Geneva, NY. In high school and college she was an avid soccer and basketball player. This experience opened her eyes to the benefit of physical fitness and therapy.

Her sport and fitness background, along with her desire to help animals, sparked a need to combine both passions and develop a unique Veterinary rehabilitation clinic.

Dr. Browne graduated from Kansas State University, College of Veterinary Medicine where she was awarded the 'Gentle Doctor' Award by her classmates. She worked as a small animal practitioner at Brighton Animal Hospital and then followed her dream to focus on Veterinary rehabilitative, fitness, and wellness services.

Dr. Browne gives lectures and presentations on Small Animal Rehab, Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapy, and Acupuncture locally and regionally. She is passionate about both canine and equine sports medicine.

Dr. Browne lives with her husband, Dana, and their daughter Mckenzie on their farm appropriately named 4 Paws Farm with their 4 dogs,4 cats, 3 horses, pony, mini donkey and 2 goats. In her spare time, she enjoys eventing her two thoroughbreds, Sirius and Super Pony.

Dr. Browne is a member of the following:

  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • American Canine Sports Medicine Association
  • Genesee Valley Veterinary Medical Association Ethics Chairperson, Past President, and Board Member
  • New York State Veterinary Medical Association
  • Board of Directors for the Humane Society at Lollypop Farm

Dr. Browne is certified in the following:

  • Canine Rehabilitation by the Animal Rehab Institute (120 hours)
  • Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapy by the Healing Oasis Center of Canada, an American Veterinary Chiropractic Association approved course (210 hours)
  • Veterinary Acupuncture by the American Academy of Veterinary Medical Acupuncture thru Colorado State College of Veterinary Medicine(140 hours)
  • Overall she has taken over 500 additional hours of training in addition to her Veterinary degree to be able to provide you and your pet with the latest educational advancements in alternative Veterinary medicine.
  • Vet-Stem Regenerative Medicine

Dr Michelle Mason

Dr.Michelle Mason grew up in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada.  She attended the University of Prince Edward Island where she received her Bachelor of Science in Biology. She remained in PEI and received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the Atlantic Veterinary College.
Michelle was in small animal general practice in New Jersey for 9 years.  While at a veterinary conference in Seattle, she attended several lectures on animal rehabilitation and became fascinated by the field.  Soon after, she successfully completed the Certified Canine Rehabilitation Program at the University of Tennessee.  Michelle is currently finishing the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society’s certification course in Equine and Canine Acupuncture.
She enjoys spending time with her dog, Roo, and her cat, George.  She is excited about exploring Western New York and pursuing her passion for rehabilitative medicine full-time.


Dana

Dana is Dr. Browne's husband and TheraVet Acres business manager. He shares his wife's compassion for helping animals. A graduate of Virginia Tech's College of Engineering, he has successfully managed two of his own businesses. He has an interest in the environment and currently works as a Senior Engineer for Product Recovery Management in Butner, NC. PRM designs and fabricates equipment for remediating contaminated soil and groundwater as well as Landfill Gas Recovery equipment..

Kristin and Dana met while both were working in Durham, NC. Their newly adopted puppies brought them together at the dog park at Duke University over 17 years ago. In his spare time Dana enjoys remodeling their 1840 farm house, Karate and helping to keep Thera-Vet Acres running smoothly.


Cheri

Cheri has been a part of the Thera-Vet team since April, 2008. She is the office manager and oversees many aspects of customer service, general procedures, and human resources. Cheri has 25 years of experience in various office settings, including owning her own business, as well as in computer systems, and as a copy-editor. She is currently working on improvements to the bookkeeping, computer-systems, training & procedures, and will also act as an assistant for Dana Browne, Business Manager, when needed.

Cheri grew up in Penfield, NY, and spent time in NYC, New Hampshire, even Alaska, before returning to the Rochester area to settle down. With Django, a 14-year-old husky-shepherd-Rottweiler mix, she now lives in Ontario, NY and enjoys long walks, cooking, and computer games.


Jenn

Jenn started with Thera-Vet in February of 2010 as our Canine Care Manager, supervising the boarding staff. She has since been promoted to our Canine Operations Manager and oversees a lot of the day to day operations of the business. She is a big part of the cozy-care that characterizes our "Home-away-from-Home" feeling for our boarders and therapy dogs.

When not at work Jenn spends her time in the great outdoors camping, fishing, hiking, and hunting. She also attends obedience and canine sports classes with her Pomeranian mix, Loki and her Chocolate Lab mix, Ivy. Her 2 orange kitties, Mack and Tank, hold down the fort at home.


Joe

Joe started at Thera-Vet in June of 2013 as an assistant, he  is currently working as facilities manager. He went to FLTCC for animal science, Suny Cobleskill for animal industry, and Penn Foster for canine care, as well as canine trainer/instructor. When he isn't at work, he enjoys playing with his two dogs: Rascal, a German shepherd pug mix, and Sabrina, a Pitt greyhound mix.


Ashley

Ashley has been working at Thera-Vet as a canine care provider since summer of 2013. She is now our evening and weekend receptionist. She attended Monroe Community College for both Criminal Justice and Biology, and plans on finishing her Biology degree within a year or two. Her love of animals and experience working with them is what brought her to Thera-Vet Acres. When not working, Ashley enjoys spending time with her children, her two cats (Chevy and Charlie), her appaloosa (Lottie) and her wonderful pit bull (Rasta), rat terrier (Ohana), and catahoula (Oakley).


Leslie

In June 2015 Leslie joined our team as Canine Care Manager with 16 years of animal care experience.   She spends her days keeping our Lodge ready for incoming boarders, constantly looking for improvement in all areas, and keeping staff up to date on techniques to take our standards of care to even higher levels.  Leslie is also our Post Surgical Coordinator handling in-clinic care, as well as client and hospital interaction for patients taking their first steps into rehab after orthopedic surgery.

Leslie is a graduate of Medaille at Buffalo and has been a licensed veterinary technician since 2001. Currently she cares for Yukon Cornelius, Justin, and Indy (all large dog rescues) and her cats Hedwig and Bogey.  She enjoys hiking, boating, and riding her pony.  


Nicole

Nicole has been at Thera-Vet since June 2013. She started as our evening and weekend receptionist, but has now moved on to work directly with the animals in therapy as a technicians assistant. She has been involved with small animal medicine and fostering for the last 17 years. She currently lives in Walworth with her husband Drew, their son Myles, and their four legged kids Neville, Orion, Dunkan,Thaddeus, Poke-o,  and various hobos looking for a forever home. Nicole enjoys kayaking, hiking, camping, bonfires, and just being outdoors!


Carey

Carey has been with Thera-Vet since September 2012. Carey grew up in Webster and has owned and ridden horses for 30 years. She graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelors degree in Biology and Animal Science and later earned a Masters degree in Applied Math and Statistics at RIT. After a 20 year career in the medical device and diagnostics industry, Carey decided to pursue her passion for a career working with animals. She attended Medaille College in Buffalo, NY, earned an associates degree in Veterinary Technology and became a Licensed Veterinary Technician. She provides therapy to our patients as a CRI certified canine rehabilitation technician. Outside of work, Carey enjoys gardening, traveling, and spending time with her LhasaPoo, Lily.


Sarah

Sarah has been with Thera-Vet since the fall of 2013. She works in the clinic as a Licensed Veterinary Technician overseeing therapy appointments. She graduated from Medaille College in the spring of 2013, with a degree in veterinary technology and knew almost from the beginning that alternative modalities, therapy and rehabilitation would be an important part of her career.

Sarah is from Albion, however these days she resides in Rochester, NY. She likes to spend her time hiking and kayaking with her golden retriever Daisee-mae and cockapoo/chihuahua mix Gunther. Sarah also loves to snuggle up with her fluff ball of a cat, M.J.


Kristy

Kristy joined the Thera-Vet Acres Team in May 2014 as a part-time equine technician, and has now taken on the role of our equine manager and doctor assistant! She graduated from Delaware Valley University in 2011, BS in Animal Science concentrating in Equine Science and Management. She then returned to school in 2012 to take an AAS in Veterinary Technology at SUNY Genesee Community College, and obtained her NYS License in July 2014. She recently completed and received her certification as an equine sports massage therapist in June 2015. 

She spends most of her free time working with her "rescue" horse Juniper, a 7-year old Standardbred mare. With time, training, and hopefully increased maturity on Juniper's part, Kristy hopes to compete in the local dressage circuit.


Jill

Jill joined Thera-Vet in Nov 2015 working as a Lodge and Clinic assistant taking care of our boarding dogs and assisting in therapy appointments. Her love of animals lead her away from her 8-5 office job in Printing in favor of a rewarding career working with animals - particularly horses and dogs. Originally from Long Island, she attended RIT for Printing and never left. The last 15 years she has been managing horse farms (and taking care of the dogs that naturally come along with the horses). Her fur babies at home are her Doberman Lily and her troublemaker Siamese kitty Gabby. When she isn't working Jill enjoys eventing with her thoroughbred Calvin. 


Kate

Kate joined the Thera-Vet staff in September 2015. Though she has a BA in Writing from Susquehanna University, caring for animals has always been her true passion. Over the past five years, Kate has worked for a New York City Dog walking service, a Dog Daycare/Training facility, and an Animal Hospital. Her position at Thera-Vet is a Lodge/Technician Assistant. Kate has a rescue pit mix named Abi whom she spoils rotten. Both she and Abi are Bills fans. Kate’s other interests include going to music festivals, and binge watching Netflix. 


 

Kayla

Kayla joined Thera-Vet in September 2016 as a lodge assistant. Kayla is currently studying at Medaille to become a Veterinarian Technician.  Her expected graduation date is August 2017. She is currently involved in her clinicals at Erie Canal Animal Hospital.  Kayla has always had a love and passion for animals like no other. Kayla has previous worked at Petsmart hotel here, locally, in Henrietta. She always gave the best care and made sure the animals felt so much love throughout their stay.  Kayla has also worked in the vet office there tending and caring for the animals as they arrived and stayed over. Kayla has many fur babies including her friend’s animals. Kayla has a cat named Leena. She loves hanging out with pets and animals every chance she can and makes many new fur friends as her life journey continues. 


Nicci

Nicci joined the Thera-Vet team in August of 2015.  She is part of our team as a Lodge Assistant. She came to us with over 10 years of canine care experience.  Nicci attended Penn State University where she received her B.S. in Animal Sciences. From there she went back to school for her Dog Training certification and continued to build her career with animals by working and volunteering for boarding facilities, veterinary hospitals, rescue shelters and anywhere she could use her knowledge and skills to pursue her passion.  Nicci was born and raised in Webster where she currently resides and when Nicci isn’t at work she is enjoying time with her fiancé Bryan, her son Elliot and her 2 dogs Zoey and Betsy, and her cat named Piglet.

Thera-Vet............Improving their lives today for a better tomorrow!