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Doctors and staff

Staff

Veterinarians

William Murphy, DVM
Owner

William Murphy

Dr. Murphy grew up in Webster, NY. After high school, he attended the University of Tennessee/Knoxville where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Animal Science in 1982. He was awarded the Outstanding Junior and Senior of the College of Agriculture. He attended the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, and was awarded his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1986. Dr. Murphy is a member of the New York State Medical Association, The American Veterinary Medical Association, Genessee Valley Veterinary Association, and the American Animal Hospital Association. He is a Fear Free certified doctor who is committed to fear free, anxiety free animal care. He is dedicated to staying current in medical and surgical techniques. Dr. Murphy has been practicing veterinary medicine for over 30 years throughout the Rochester area. He is a professional, knowledgeable and experienced veterinarian. Dr. Murphy is passionate about veterinary medicine and enjoys meeting clients and their pets. He provides caring, gentle, comprehensive and quality care for his patients. He is dedicated to educating clients and involving them in a lifetime of health care for their pets.

Veterinary Technicians

Brittany , LVT
Veterinary Technician

Brittany

Brittany has been a part of the Westside Animal Hospital team since 2016. As a veterinary technician, she is responsible for prepping surgery, lab work, performing dental cleanings, treating, patient needs, client education and client communication.  Brittany is a Fear FreeSM  certified professional team member. Prior to joining our hospital, she earned her AAS in Applied Science and her AAS in Veterinary Technology from Genesee Community College in 2016. Brittany enjoys educating clients & being part of such a great team.  At home, Brittany has 7 cats- Mowgli, Laya, Monty, Scrap, Willow, Smokey & Jynx.  In her free time, she likes gardening, hiking, listening to music, and shopping.

Christina , LVT
Veterinary Technician

Christina

Christina has been a part of the Westside Animal Hospital team since 2016. As a veterinary technician, she is responsible for patient care, assisting in surgery, laboratory work, performing dental cleanings, client communications and client education. She earned her AAS  in Applied Science and her AAS in Veterinary Technology from Genesee Community college in 2016. She is a Fear FreeSM certified professional team member. Christina worked at the Veterinary Laboratory of Rochester prior to joining us at Westside Animal Hospital.  Christina enjoys patient care, educating clients, and being a part of a growing team. At home, Christina has Lagotto Romagnolo dogs and 2 cats, Mortikai and Rigby.  In her free time, she enjoys gardening, spending time with her family and continuing education.

Heather , LVT
Veterinary Technician

Heather

Heather has been a part of the Westside Animal Hospital team since September 2017, and is a Fear Free certified team member.  As a veterinary technician, she is responsible for prepping surgery, lab work, performing dental cleanings, treating patients, client education, and client communication. Heather's favorite part of the job is doing lab work and educating clients. Before joining the hospital, she earned her Associates degree in Veterinary Technology from Genesee Community College in 2017. At home, Heather has two Pemboke Welsh Corgis and one cat. outside of work, she enjoys kayaking, hiking, spending time with family, and going to concerts.

Hospital Management and Staff

Robin
Practice Manager

Robin

In addition to providing Westside Animal Hospital with her management skills and talents, Robin is continually finding new technology to keep our veterinary hospital on the cutting edge in order to improve our client care Robin graduated with a bachelor of science degree from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 1981. She is a member of the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association and is a Fear Free certified professional.  When she is not at Westside Animal Hospital, you can find Robin spending time with her grandchildren or doing Zumba. She has one dog; a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Barkley.

 

Deidre
Client Care Representative

Deidre

Deidre started working at Westside Animal Hospital on 2016, and is a certified Fear Free SM  professional team member. As a Client Care Representative, her responsibilities include answering phones, booking appointments, greeting clients and helping with hospital operations. Deidre has a Bachelor of Science degree from State University of Cortland. Deidre enjoys working at Westside Animal Hospital because she loves to help people and their beloved pets every single day. Deidre is a pet parent to three cats Moon, Dweezil and Scout.  In her spare time Deidre likes to go camping, spend time with her family and cheer for the Buffalo Bills and Syracuse basketball.

Dr. Murphy and his staff are amazing! Our bulldog had been living with chronic ear problems that were never really treated at our previous vet. Just one visit at Westside and she had instant relief! The day after her visit, Dr. Murphy called to check on her! …Beautiful facility too!
— Kay

Our team is Fear Free℠ certified, and our hospital is one of the few practices in Rochester accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association.

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