Sam Gallo, DVM
Dr Gallo is a 1987 graduate of the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Sam joined the CDAEC team in 1992 after 5 years in primary care practice. A 16 year veteran of emergency and critical care, Dr Gallo enjoys the unexpectedness of emergency medicine. “Just when you think you’ve seen it all, something new walks through the door!” When not working, he loves to cycle, ski/snowboard, cook and play with his 2 pit bulls, Spencer and Dutch.
Jennie Gavin, DVM
Dr. Gavin grew up in neighboring Glenville, NY. She attended Tufts University College of Veterinary Medicine and then completed an internship in emergency and critical care medicine at the New England Animal Medical Center in Westbridgewater, Ma. During her internship, she also rotated through the surgical and internal medicine departments. After practicing as an emergency veterinarian in Massachusetts, she moved back to her home town area in 2008 and joined our team.
Al Lindsey, DVM
Dr Lindsey is a graduate of Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1977. He went on to an Internship at Cornell in Large Animal Medicine, Surgery and Obstetrics. His professional career had been entirely in Vermont in Stowe, Middlebury, Manchester and Bennington until he joined the CDAEC in 2004.
Carol Pabin, DVM
Dr Pabin is originally from Ohio and received her Bachelors degree from The Ohio State University, followed by her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. She worked in general practice for 5 years in both New Jersey and Ohio before relocating to Upstate New York and transitioning into emergency medicine. She joined the staff of CDAEC in 2007. Her primary goal is to provide quality medical care and compassion for her patients while simultaneously supporting and educating their owners during times of illness and/or trauma that bring them to CDAEC. Carol's personal time is spent hiking, gardening and spending time with her husband and children.
Kirsten Piotrowski, DVM
Kirsten grew up locally in the town of New Scotland. She graduated from Kansas State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. After graduation, she completed a general internship at Angell Animal Medical Center’s Western New England facility. In 2008, she completed a surgical internship at Long Island Veterinary Specialists. Since that time, she has been focused on surgery and emergency medicine, working for practices in Connecticut and Massachusetts. Kirsten joined our team in September 2010, returning home to the Capital District area.
Whitney Pressler, DVM
Dr.Pressler was born in California and raised in Saudi Arabia, Boston and New York. She graduated from Ross University Veterinary School and North Carolina State University in 2001. She then went on to practice mixed animal primary and emergency care in Salem, NY and joined the CDAEC team in 2006. Whitney is especially interested in abdominal surgery and critical care.
Jennifer Rogers, DVM
Originally from Westchester County, NY, Dr Rogers earned a Bachelor of Science degree at Binghamton University. She was then awarded a DVM degree at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 1998. Jennifer went on to an Internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York City in 1999. She joined our team at CDAEC in 1999 practicing emergency and critical care medicine and surgery. Dr Rogers has kept refreshed in Primary Care practice by filling shifts at local veterinarians in the Capital Region. You may have met her at: the Animal Care Hospital, Just Cats, Normanside Veterinary Clinic, Shaker Veterinary Hospital and The Animal Hospital. Her most recent excitement was the birth of her baby boy on May 8th 2008. Jennifer's primary goal and work mantra: To treat every patient with individual care based on the animal’s medical needs. To ensure maximum physical and emotional pain/distress prevention.
Katie Tuffey, DVM
Dr Tuffey graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. She went on to an internship in emergency and critical care at Luoisville Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Services in Kentucky. Katie has continued in the field of emergency and critical care, working at two large 24 hour specialty and emergency hospitals before joining CDAEC in June 2008. Katie lives outside Saratoga with her husband Chris, an equine veterinarian, 2 dogs Evey and Kyah, 3 cats Palmer, Soleus and Tyzzer, 3 horses Pi, Tal and Visionary and a rooster named Henry. Emergency Care is her calling and dedication to the elimination of pain and suffering is her paramount concern.
Todd Hufland, LVT
Todd is a lifelong Capital District resident and a Licensed Veterinary Technician. He is a 1992 graduate of S.U.N.Y. Delhi and started working at C.D.A.E.C. in 1993. He was promoted to the position of Assistant Manager in 2005. He enjoys the challenges associated with emergency medicine because it allows him to use his knowledge and skills to their fullest.
Jeremiah Johnson, LVT
Jeremiah is a graduate of SUNY Delhi where he studied to become a Veterinary technician and obtained an AAS. He received his License in August of 2004. Prior to this he attended SUNY Cobleskill from 2000-2002 and graduated with an AAS in Pre-Vet. He began working as an LVT Capital District Animal Emergency Clinic in 2005 Jeremiah lives in Cobleskill with his wife, 2 children, and several pets. They have a very busy household including their cats “Oscar”, “Brandy”, and “Ozzy”, two Pit Bulls “Bubbles” and “Kaylee”. Jeremiah loves to go snowboarding, watch NASCAR when ever possible (and catch the occasional race in person), spend time with his family and, of course, lounge with his many animals.
Katie Van Slyke, LVT
Katie was born and raised on a family farm in Coxsackie, NY. She attended college at SUNY Delhi, obtaining her degree in applied science. She is a licensed veterinary technician and has worked in both small and large animal general practice and emergency medicine. She came to CDAEC in 2007 and was promoted to assistant manager in 2009. She enjoys the fast-paced environment and looks forward to every time she sends a happy pet home to their family.She enjoys camping with her family and her yellow lab BB.