Taylor Cook, LVT- Technician
Taylor is a 1997 graduate of SUNY Canton’s Veterinary Technology program where she earned outstanding senior person at Canton and a SUNY Medal of Excellence. She joined the team at Chittenango Animal Hospital two years later. In addition to caring for pets in Chittenango, she is also a veterinary technician at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse. Taylor’s veterinary interests run the gamut of medicine, including diagnostics, surgery and education.
Chris Hollenbeck, LVT- Technician, Certified Dog Trainer
Chris has lived in NY since 1985. She started working at Chittenango Animal Hospital in August of 2001. While working with all the animals she was inspired to get her veterinary technician license and graduated from Cedar Valley College, Dallas Texas in 2012. She became a certified dog trainer in 2017 through Animal Behavior College. She currently does socialization classes for young puppies on premises to strengthen the human and animal bond. She also does private and group dog training for older dogs off location to help with routine obedience and some problem behaviors. Her interests include dentistry, dog behavior, and emergency medicine. She is a proud parent of two adopted dogs named Andy and Joey. She lives in Oneida with her husband Chaz and they are dutiful servants to the queen of the house, an adopted cat named Mia. She has two adult children named Stephen and Rene’, and one grandson Seth.
Joyce Pfeiffer, LVT- Technician
Joyce grew up in Camillus N.Y. and moved to the Fayetteville area in 1990. She shares her home with her daughter Kaitlynn, their dog MaryAnn, their cat Stephanie and Mark the horse. Joyce graduated from West Genesee High School, then Canton Agricultural and Technical College in Canton, N.Y. Upon passing the New York State board exam in 1980 she was licensed as a Veterinary Technician. Joyce has been employed by Chittenango Animal Hospital since 2011. Joyce’s daughter Kaitlynn is presently pursuing a career in Veterinary Medicine.
Chrissy Groskin, LVT- Technician
Chrissy started as a Veterinary Assistant at Chittenango Animal Hospital after she graduated with a B.S. from SUNY ESF in 2006. After 2 years here she worked at a local emergency center and gained experience in many other aspects of Veterinary Medicine. That led her to St. Petersburg College for her A.S. in Veterinary Science. In 2013 she came back to Chittenango Animal Hospital as a licensed Veterinary Technician. In her spare time she loves to be outside with her dog, enjoys camping and riding her dirt bike.
Sharon Miller, LVT- Technician
Sharon has lived in Central N.Y. since 1986. After working in the animal field as a receptionist and assistant Sharon increased her knowledge by graduating from Penn Foster College Summa Cum Laude with an A. S. in Veterinary Technology in 2015 and was licensed by N.Y. in 2016. Sharon joined the Chittenango Animal Hospital team in 2017. Her interests include the human-animal bond and large breed dogs.