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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.

Amie Rennie, D.V.M., C.V.A.
Associate Veterinarian

Amie Rennie

Dr. Amie Rennie is originally from Bennington, Vermont. She moved with her family to western New York and attended Fairport High School. She returned to Vermont for college where she was a multisport and Divison 1 athlete. She completed a study abroad program in marine science in the Turks and Caicos Islands, and after graduation worked at a marine research lab in the Bahamas. While Dr. Rennie is fascinated with sharks and other marine life, her true passion and calling has always been in veterinary medicine. Dr. Rennie received her veterinary degree from Michigan State University in 2010. She became interested in Eastern/alternative medicine during vet school. She became certified in acupuncture at the prestigious Chi Institute in 2015. She has since taken courses in advanced acupuncture and food therapy, and has an interest in herbal medication. She is excited to be able to offer acupuncture and laser therapy to patients at Westside Animal Hospital. Outside of work, she loves trail running, cross country skiing, cycling, kayaking, hiking, spending time at the beach and playing the piano.

Veterinary Technicians

Liz , LVT
Team Leader

Liz

Liz joined our team in 2019. She was awarded her AAS in Veterinary Technology and her BS in Veterinary Hospital Management from SUNY Delhi. Since completing her degree, she has worked for 16 years as a veterinary technician, including roles as supervisor and client service manager for a local emergency hospital. She has been a welcome addition to our Fear Free certified team. When she is not at Westside Animal Hospital, she enjoys hiking, kayaking and spending time with her 2 dogs.

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.

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.

Winnie , LVT
Veterinary Technician

Winnie

Winnie joined our team in 2018. She was awarded her AAS in Veterinary Science Technology from SUNY Delhi. Since completing her degree, she has worked for 15 years as a veterinary technician, including two years on surgical specialty, and emergency services. She has been a welcome addition to our Fear Free certified team. When she is not at Westside Animal Hospital, she enjoys spending time on her farm raising Nigerian dwarf goats.

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.

 

Betty
Client Care Representative

Betty has been handling client correspondence and helping with tasks at the hospital since November 2020. She has been active in the veterinary field for nearly 4 years, and loves every minute of it! Her enthusiasm helps to enhance our positive working environment, and she loves helping our clients get the best care for their wonderful pets.

Seeing all of our client's wonderful pets brightens her day! When Betty isn't at work, she spends her time singing and doing musical theater.

Roberta
Animal Care Assistant

Roberta joined the Westside Animal Hospital team in October of 2020. She has been in the veterinary field since 2008 as a surgery ACA. Since joining Westside Animal Hospital, she is responsible for the sterilization of all surgical equipment, holding and reassuring patients during their exams, being a “pet whisperer,” along with other tasks. She shares her home with her husband, daughter, and 4 cats, Truffles, Mater, Puck, and Bru (short for Creme Brulee). In her free time, she enjoys camping, gardening, reading, going on cruises, and spending time with her family.

Barin
SuPURRvisor

Barin

Barin, our Senior SuPURRvisor, takes his job very seriously. He is in charge of being cute, is an emotional support cat, and is a stress reducer. He is required to lower the blood pressure of staff by being cuddled. His other duties include chair warmer, and gravity analyst.

Dr. Murphy and his staff have been so caring to our pets. I've always been uneasy going to the vets office but they quickly put me and my pet in an examination room so we are not face to face with all the other pets. If you need a vet please give them a call you will be very pleased.
— Robin

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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