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.
Kelly L. Gough
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, but will continue on as Senior Veterinarian at The Village Vet serving our communities people and pets!
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.
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.
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 her degree 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. Andrea lives with her husband, son Mason, their two cats “Corona” and “Carbon”, and her Greyhound “Chassis”. When she is not working, she enjoys many activities including fishing, auto racing, and horseback riding.
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.
Leah grew up in Fairport NY. She has been an animal lover all her life and has been working in the animal field since 2012. She has two fury friends herself, one Shepherd mix named Angie, and a Pug mix named Buster. In her free time outside of work, Leah loves to spend time with Family and Friends.
Laura has been in the Animal Care field for 9 years. She went to Animal Behavior College, where she got her Dog Training, Pet Sitting and Dog Walking, and Pet Massage Degrees. She has had these 3 degrees for 5 years and wouldn’t change it for the world!
Laura has 4 pets of her own; 2 dogs, a cat and a ferret, all four of which are rescues and spoiled rotten! They include: Nero the Chihuahua/Pomeranian, Nora the Pointer/Dalmation, Nala the cat, and Finn the ferret who is deaf! The dogs love going to Spring Lake Park off-leash dog park to run and play with other dogs for hours and go in the creek to swim!
In her spare time, Laura loves to go hiking with her kids (Nero and Nora) and her boyfriend. Also, she loves working with all her dog training and pet sitting clients on her days off. As an added perk, she gets to bring her own dogs to the training sessions and use them as demo dogs!
Receptionist, Veterinary Technician
Lisa grew up in the Charlotte, NY area and moved to San Diego, California after high school. She attended Mesa College to become a veterinary technician. She moved back to the Rochester area in 1986, and worked at several animal hospitals in the area before she started working with Dr. Gough in 1992.
Lisa lives in Palmyra with her 2 children, a horse and a pony, 1 dog, 4 cats, and several fish. Lisa enjoys being home with her kids and animals and being outside in nice weather. One thing Lisa does not enjoy is snow!
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.
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.
An Ohio native, Christina have always wanted to become a veterinarian since she was 5 years old. She moved to Rochester, NY to attend Rochester Institute of Technology and graduated with Bachelor’s in Biology with pre-veterinary focus in 2017. Before working as a veterinary assistant at the Village Vet, she has numerous hours of shadowing veterinarians and working with small/ large animals. Christina is fluent in American Sign Language (ASL). Christina always had animals growing up, but now has two dogs, a boxer/bull dig mix Roo and silver lab Jazz, and one white cat Izzy. In her free time, she likes going on hikes with her dogs, traveling and taking naps!
Jayda and Buttons
“JJ and Butt- Butt” as we affectionately call them, joined TVV in the summer of 2019. Both came to us with the goal of re-homing them, but we instantly fell in love with their (very different) personalities and couldn’t let them go! The Village Vet had been empty without a clinic cat, and these two fill the void perfectly!
Butt-Butt enjoys late night play sessions with his toys, his catnip, and following around his favorite person, Hailey, all day.
Jayda is a chatty Kathy and cat-genius. If it weren’t for her overly talkative personality, she would be a great CIA spy. She enjoys lounging in windows, announcing her arrival into every room, and scoffing at that orange cat that tries to befriend her.
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.