Dr. David Monti, DVM
Dr. Monti, a 1986 graduate of The Ohio State University, joined the Ridge Animal Hospital in 1986 and became a partner in 1990. His primary clinical interests are surgery and ultrasonography (cardiac). Outside of practice he enjoys reading, computers, and flying small planes. His dog Angel keeps him busy at home.
Dr. Bethann Lewis-Strothmann , DVM
Dr. Lewis graduated from the New York State College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University in May, 1995. Following graduation she practiced for 1 and 1/2 years in a small animal/equine private practice outside Albany, New York. She began working at the Ridge Animal Hospital in December 1996. Since then she has worked in the small animal clinic and on the road as a predominately equine practitioner. On a personal note, she has had 2 brief leaves to give birth to her two children, but has since returned full time to practice veterinary medicine.
Dr. Amy Schreiner , DVM
The dream began many years before I could even spell “veterinarian”. As a child I always held a deep fascination and appreciation for all things fuzzy. One summer day, after playing outside, my sister matter-of-factly pointed out that I should be a “vet” when I grew up. It just made sense, we agreed.
Throughout my schooling, my path never strayed from the course of veterinary medicine. I left my childhood home in West Seneca to study Biology at Alfred University. Four years later, I entered Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine. While still at school, I interviewed and accepted my position at Wright’s Corners Animal Care Center. Since 2000, my experiences at Wright’s Corners have contributed to an amazing journey.
I am constantly motivated by witnessing the tremendous strength of the bonds between pets and their people. I often find myself thinking-so this is what “being a vet” is all about!
Kimberly Morrissey DVM
Dr. Morrissey is originally from Western Massachusetts and graduated from Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University in May 2012. She worked in a mixed animal practice for 1 year in Massachusetts before moving to Western New York in 2013. She worked in a small animal clinic for two years in Amherst before joining Wright’s Corners Animal Care Center in January 2016. In her free time, she enjoys horseback riding, hiking and reading. She currently lives on Grand Island with her two Boxer mixes, Ryder and Ruffian and also has an Arabian named Winter.
Mrs. Loren Pflaumer
Loren graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology with Bachelor of Science in Fine Arts. She spent 20 years in the packaging business, first in sales and later managing a small manufacturing office.
Loren joined our practice in January of 2018 as the practice manager. Outside of work she is busy with three teenage sons and running a driving range with her husband. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, reading and spending time with her family at the lake.
Linda Best , LVT
Linda Best is a Licensed Veterinary Technician and has been involved with veterinary medicine since 1980. She joined our practice in 2003.
Linda’s professional interests include Veterinary Management with focus on client communication and client education.
Linda’s hobbies include the showing and breeding of Doberman Pinschers and she enjoys reading and music.
Linda is married and lives with her two Dobermans and her 3 cats – Jorge, the Burmese cat, Javier, and Mordrid .
Mr. Ken Klino , LVT
Ken is a Licensed Veterinary Technician who graduated from SUNY Delhi. He has been employed at Ridge Animal Hospital since 1982 and Wright’s Corners Animal Care Center since its inception in April of 1995.
Ken enjoys hunting, fishing, church activities and training hunting dogs. In his spare time he enjoys the outdoors and working on his hunting preserve in Newfane.
Ken lives in Lockport and has one pet, Raven, his Labrador Retriever.
Nancy Pestinger , LVT
Nancy Pestinger is a graduate of SUNY Delhi and Cornell University, and has been employed as a veterinary technician at The Wright’s Corners Animal Care Center since 1997.
Nancy has always loved animals and she feels that Wright’s Corners Animal Care Center offers complete compassionate care for their patients.
Nancy lives in Barker with her three children. Nancy enjoys her many pets including dogs, cats, goats, chickens, a bunny and a horse. Nancy especially loves Boxers and bubblegum!
Laura Hubbard , LVT
Laura Hubbard has been working as a Licensed Veterinary Technician at Wright’s Corners Animal Care Center for 15 years. She graduated from SUNY Delhi in 1986 with an Associates Degree in Applied Science. Laura is married and has one daughter.
Laura shares her home with 3 cats, Cottonkitty, Meowmix and Mittens along with her aquarium which is one of her hobbies.
In her free time Laura likes to running and hiking.
Dawn Crogan is a graduate of Clarkson University with a Bachelors of Science in mechanical engineering and a graduate of SUNY Canton with A.A.S. in Veterinary Technology. Dawn has been a licensed veterinary technician since 1995.
She is married and has two children. She has one dog named Nola.
Shirley Hillebrand , LVT
Shirley graduated from Medaille College with an Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology in 2007. She joined our staff in June 2010.
She lives in Medina with her husband Steve and their many critters. Shirley enjoys taking care of her many pets which include her dog named Amy, many cats (Sammy is her favorite), Ed the horse, several goats, chickens, geese and or course Mr. Peabody the peacock.
In her spare time Shirley enjoys gardening, crafting, a good antique shop and the hunt for the best “year round” Christmas store
Ms. Donna Belmont
Donna Belmont has been at The Wright’s Corners Animal Care Center since it opened in 1995. She previously worked at the Rehm Animal Hospital in Mobile, Alabama.
Donna grew up with animals and currently has four goats, five dogs and four cats. She also has 3 newts that are 23 years old.
She has played the piano since she was 7 years old, and has been a church organist since 1970. She is an avid reader and enjoys music of all kinds and gardening and photography.
Brenda joined our practice in 2007. She has been a receptionist in business and medical offices but she enjoys seeing the bond between owners and their pets the most.
Brenda enjoys gardening, reading, traveling the US and exploring her family’s genealogy. She and her husband are particularly fond of German Shepherds and share their home with three of them. Rounding out the group is Sampson the cat who is an exceptional dog teaser.
The whole family, except the cat participate in the sport of Schutzhund (a combination of obedience, endurance, tracking and protection training). “After all a happy well-mannered dog is a joy for the owner and everyone they meet.”
Tango And Shady
Tango and Shady hang around the office during the day and help in the Public Relations department. They love all people – especially children! Stop by any time to pet them!
Earl The Pearl