Dr. Blitz achieved a career aspiration in 2017, as she became the NEW owner of The Village Vet! Dr. Blitz was born and raised right here in Webster NY, and even went to high school right across the street! She received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Ithaca College where she was also a member of the women’s Volleyball team. Her veterinary schooling took her just across the hill to Cornell University, where she graduated in 2011. In her spare time, she enjoys being at the gym, playing volleyball, and tinkering around her yard. She has two cats, Tippy and Mojo, who keep her on schedule.
A Rochester native, Dr. Moore grew up in Irondequoit and attended SUNY Geneseo, where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology. She traded in snowstorms for tropical storms when she moved south to attend veterinary school at Ross University, graduating in 2013. She is now happily back in Rochester living with her husband and dogs, Iris and Tucker.
In her spare time, Dr. Moore enjoys the outdoors, especially geocaching, kayaking, and hiking with her pups. When weather isn’t so forgiving, she enjoys cooking and reading.
Dr. Jaclyn Chambery was born and raised right around the corner in Penfield before moving to Fairport a few years ago. She got her bachelors in Biology from Quinnipiac University in 2015 before taking on Veterinary School at Lincoln Memorial University in Tennessee. It was here she acquired the two loves of her life, her cats, Gypsy and Bali, before graduating in 2020. Dr. Chambery enjoys walking in nature and gardening outside as well as baking and watching Netflix with her cats. She is excited to begin her career here at The Village Vet!
Kelly L. Gough
Dr. Gough retired in March of 2020! Lucky for us, we still get to see her smiling face from time to time, as she will continue offering her expertise for specialty surgeries!
Dr. Gough, a proud Virginia native received her Veterinary degree in 1991 from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine and was a member of the Phi Zeta Honor Society. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, The NYS Veterinary Medical Society, and the Genesee Valley Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. Gough has practiced in Webster since 1992 and founded The Village Vet in 2006. After 10 years of ownership, she sold the practice to Dr. Blitz.
Dr. Gough is pictured here with her beloved rescues, “Louise” (cat) and “Hazel” (dog). Dr. Gough also enjoys hiking the Webster parks, golf, and traveling in her motorhome.
Office Manager, Veterinary Technician
Andrea has been a part of The Village Vet family since 2009. She started as a Veterinary Assistant and went on to graduate from Medaille College with an A.A.S. in Veterinary Technology in 2017. Andrea then made the leap to Office Manager in the summer of 2019, due in part to her meticulous work ethic and “Jill-of-all trades” persona. Her fur babies include her cat Corona, Greyhound Chassis, and rat Isabella. When she is not working, she enjoys many activities including playing with her son, powerlifting, horseback-riding, fishing, and auto racing.
Sarah grew up in Irondequoit,NY. She has been working in the veterinary field since 2014 and loves being able to help clients and their pets’ needs. She is currently residing in Webster with her husband Dave and their dog Abby. When Sarah is not at TVV she loves playing tennis, traveling, watching her husband race motocross and spending time with their 4-legged fur baby Abby.
Jocelyn grew up in the small town of Gananda, outside of Rochester, NY. Jocelyn knew from a very young age that she wanted to work with animals and started working with them in 2011. Through her high school’s work study program, Jocelyn began her animal career-path with the Humane Society of Rochester.
After graduation, she worked as a Kennel Attendant and an Animal Care Assistant with local animal hospitals, and now as a receptionist at The Village Vet. In her free time, Jocelyn enjoys doing outdoor activities and spending time with her two tortoises, Harold and Eleanor.
Laura grew up in Walworth, NY. She has always loved animals and has always wanted to work in the animal field, particularly the veterinary field where she could expand her education of animals. In 2015, she attended Animal Behavior College for Dog Obedience/Training, Pet Sitting, and Dog Walking. She graduated in 2016, has been training for 6 years, and pet sitting for 10 years. In her spare time, Laura loves spending time with her two dogs Nero and Nora, hiking with them and playing outside with them. She also enjoys spending time with her cat Nala and ferret Finn.
Beth grew up in Indiana and went to Vet Tech school in Denver, Colorado. She has lived and worked as a Tech in Rochester for 25 years. Her interests are Broadway theater, concerts, and baking.
Hailey grew up in Rochester, NY. Her passion for animals started when she was in kindergarten. Ever since then,she knew she would work with animals one day. Hailey graduated from Medaille College’s Rochester campus in May
2019 with an A.A.S. in Veterinary Technology and received her license in August 2019. She has been working for the Village Vet for almost 3 years now. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her Fiance,two cats Oliver and Luna P, and her dog Benny.
Molly grew up and currently lives in Victor with her two rescue boxers, Peaches and Zeus. She studied at Genesee Community College, and in the spring of 2019 graduated with an A.A.S in Veterinary Technology. Molly passed her licensing exam that summer, and joined The Village Vet as a Licensed Veterinary Technician. When she’s not at work, Molly is hiking with her dogs and baking cupcakes. She also loves playing video games and yoga.
Megan grew up in Rochester, NY and has always wanted to work with animals. She graduated from Medaille College in 2017 with her A.A.S in Veterinary Technology. Megan started working with animals in 2015 as a kennel attendant and then became an assistant shortly thereafter. She then realized there is nothing else she would rather do! When she is not at work, Megan loves to try new baking recipes and spending time with her family and pets.
After working in shelter medicine for a few years, Carly went to Vet Tech school at Medaille College in Rochester. She began working at VSES during school and loved being a surgical technician/running anesthesia. While she loved working at the hospital, she wanted to try new things and found her home here at The Village Vet. She has a Pit Bull named Relic, and in her free time she loves hiking, snowboarding, and horseback riding!
Jennifer grew up in Rochester and knew from a young age that she wanted to work with animals. She has over ten years experience in the veterinary field and loves getting to spend time with people who appreciate animals as much as she does. She has two cats, Louis and Clark, and two golden doodles, Bailey and Clover. Jennifer resides in Webster and in her free time she likes to refurbish furniture, garden and spend time with friends and family.
Rachel was born and raised in Rochester. She started working in the veterinary field in 2008. She lives with two dogs Stella and Cierra, and her fiance. In her spare time she likes hiking, photography, cooking, and baking.
Christina is from Irondequoit NY. She has been working as an assistant for 15 years, and recently joined The Village Vet team in August 2021! Christina lives with her 5 cats Sabre, Mama, Mangia, Batman, and Leela. In her spare time she likes to hangout with family and friends, play soccer, and go to concerts.
Butt- Butt” as we affectionately call him, joined TVV in the summer of 2019. The original intent was to find him a new home, but we eventually fell in love with him and couldn’t let him go! The Village Vet had been empty without a clinic cat since Coco, and Buttons brings us daily joy.
Butt-Butt enjoys late night play sessions with his toys, swatting at feet for no reason, and following around his favorite person, Hailey, all day.
*If you are noticing the absence of our former clinic cat, Jayda, no worries…Our own Rachel grew a fond attachment to her, and Jayda now lives with Rachel and her two dogs! She’s having a blast and being extra spoiled!
Village Vet Legend
Heaven welcomed our whiskered angel, Coco, in December of 2016
He was “bequeathed” to The Village Vet 8 years ago by a dear client.
Dr. Gough promised to take care of him if she passed, but taking care of Coco took a village, The Village Vet. He had a harem of ladies who doted on him like nobody’s business. But he was a good boy and he had it coming!
He had big globe-like eyes that looked straight into your soul and with his sweet disposition, our hearts he stole.
Coco was a huge part of the fabric of The Village Vet. He embodied the warmth and welcoming spirit that is so important to what we do.
He was SO loved. He is SO missed.
RIP Coco. You were a Rock Star.