Todd Wihlen, DVM
Dr. Wihlen's Bio
Dr. Todd Wihlen, president of Monroe Veterinary Associates and director of Pittsford Animal Hospital, joined the Pittsford Animal Hospital medical team in 1996.
Dr. Wihlen grew up in Rochester and pursued his veterinary education at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. He was awarded his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine cum laude in 1996.
His professional interests include dentistry, sugery, and senior pet care. Dr. Wihlen is a member of the New York State Veterinary Medical Association, the American Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Animal Hospital Association. He also serves on the board of directors for Rochester Hope for Pets.
Outside of the hospital, he enjoys running, biking, and playing water sports. He and his wife, Monique, are the proud parents of two daughters, Morgan and Hannah. Their four-legged family members include three dogs and one cat.
Janine Ashton, DVM
Dr. Ashton's Bio
Dr. Janine Ashton has cared for pets as a general practitioner at Pittsford Animal Hospital since 2008.
A native New Yorker, Dr. Ashton grew up in Beechurt and attended Saint John’s University, where she recieved her bachelor’s degree in biology in 2001. She continued her veterinary education at Ross University and was awarded her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. Dr. Ashton also holds a master’s degree in toxicology.
When she’s not busy with her duties at the hospital, Dr. Ashton enjoys spending time outdoors with her family. Her hobbies include cooking, baking, and crafts. Most of all, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Dr. Ken Scheider, director at Perinton Veterinary Hospital, and their three children (two sons and one daughter). They share their
home with both dogs and cats.
Lisa Boelio, DVM
Dr. Boelio's Bio
Originally from New Jersey, Dr. Lisa Boelio graduated from the University of Rochester in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in evolution and ecology. Dr. Boelio attended veterinary school at Ross University, graduating in 2013. She completed her clinical year at Tufts University and has been practicing in the Rochester area since 2013.
Her professional interests include surgery and geriatric medicine. In her free time, Dr. Boelio enjoys spending time with her two hound mixes, her husband, Adam, and her son, Ethan. She also enjoys gardening, cooking, and spending time with her family.
Nick Delahanty, DVM
Dr. Delahanty's Bio
Dr. Nicholas Delahanty has been with Pittsford Animal Hospital more than 14 years. Dr. Delahanty has been working with animal since 2001, when he began his career as an animal caretaker at the Liverpool Health Center in Liverpool, NY prior to earning his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2010 from Kansas State University.
Originally from Astoria, Queens, Dr. Delahanty studied ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Rochester, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in biology in 2005. Dr. Delahanty’s professional interests include surgery, dentistry, and pain management.
His love for animals does not end at the clinic doors; he provides a home for two dogs and two cats. During his free time, he is an avid biker (often commuting to work), and enjoys Rochester city living and cooking, as well as painting and restoring his historic home.
Natalie Gregory, DVM
Dr. Gregory's Bio
Originally from Unadilla, NY, Dr. Natalie Gregory earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Purdue University, where she graduated with distinction. Prior to that, Dr. Gregory graduated summa cum laude from SUNY Cortland, where she majored in biology and minored in chemistry.
Her professional interests include internal medicine, dermatology, wellness care, and parasite prevention.
Dr. Gregory has a one dog and one guinea pig. In her spare time, she enjoys bowling (her family owns a bowling alley!), reading, and watching the Buffalo Bills.
Sara E. Heslop, DVM
Dr. Heslop's Bio
Originally from Fair Haven, New York, Dr. Sara Heslop received her bachelor’s degree in biology from Cornell University before being awarded her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Tufts University in 2011. She recieved the International Veterinary Medicine Post-Graduate Certificate and Sarah Lee Irwin Medicine awards.
She completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Oradell Animal Hospital in New Jersey. Her professional interests include conservation, zoo, wildlife, and the “One Health” approach to the intersection of human and animal medicine.
Outside of work, Dr. Heslop spends time with her family, including her two little ones and two cats. Her hobbies include traveling and volunteering for animal conservation and health programs worldwide, such as Bambelea Primate Sanctuary in South African and Northern Lights Wildlife Sanctuary in British Columbia. She also enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking, and camping.
Samantha Tandle, DVM
Dr. Tandle's Bio
Dr. Samantha Tandle is an associate veterinarian at Pittsford Animal Hospital. Originally from Seneca Falls, NY, she graduated from Hobart and William Smith College with a degree in biology. She recieved her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University in 2016.
Her professional interests include feline medicine, soft tissue surgery, and dentistry. She loves that she is able to see a little bit of everything working in general practice.
Dr. Tandle shares her home with her signifigant other, Ryan, and their three children, in addition to four cats and several fish. In her free time, she enjoys reading, outdoor activites, and spending time with her family.
Caitlin Whyle, BVetMed
Dr. Whyle's Bio
Dr. Caitlin Whyle grew up in Lancaster, NY. She graduated from Canisius College in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in biology and a minor in animal behavior.
She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the Royal Veterinary College in 2016. Dr. Whyle then completed a rotating internship at Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Services.
Dr. Whyle’s professional interests include neurology, cardiology, and oncology. Dr. Whyle has two dogs and three cats and enjoys spending her time with them outside of work.
Meet the rest of our amazing staff!
Roger Keymel, LVT
Roger Keymel is the technical manager and head technician at Pittsford Animal Hospital. Born and raised in Rochester, NY, he is a licensed veterinary technician and has been part of the animal care field since 1991. Roger studied animal science at Cornell University.
Roger believes that Pittsford Animal Hospital is the best animal hospital around and is proud of the high-quality patient care offered here. He loves that the team is always looking to improve and draw upon the individual talents of team members.
Outside of work, he enjoys spending time golfing, boating, gardening, and doing house renovations. He also loves spending time with his family: Madelyn, Kelly, Kaylin, and Kenzie.
Animal Care Assistant Supervisor
Alexa Hernandez is the animal care assistant supervisor at Pittsford Animal Hospital. She has been a part of the Pittsford team since May 2017.
She grew up in Fairport, NY and went on to receive a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Rochester. Alexa has always loved animals, so it’s no surprise that she ended up in this field of work! Her favorite aspect about working at the hospital is being able to help the patients while working with people who share the same passion as her.
At home, Alexa has three pets of her own – Nala and Nemo, who are orange tabby cats, and Tia, who is a Yorkie mix. Alexa likes to spend as much time by the water as possible, so you’ll find her kayaking, hiking, and camping with her family.
Client Service Supervisor
Kristy Throumoulos is the client service supervisor at Pittsford Animal Hospital, where she has worked since 2016. She is currently attending Medaille College to become a licensed veterinary technician.
Kristy enjoys hearing stories from clients about their pets. She likes working at Pittsford Animal Hospital because of the fast pace and amazing coworkers. She has two Pit Bulls, Vader and Ocean. In her free time, Kristy enjoys spending time with her family and volunteering for Pitty Love Rescue.
Joanne Palermo is a client service supervisor at Pittsford Animal Hospital, where she has worked for 22 years. Before working with animals, she was a dental hygienist for 11 years.
She and her husband share their home with two dogs named Paulie and Roxy, two cats named Sweetie and Arnold, a cockatiel named Dundee, a Russian tortoise named Shelly, and a beta fish. In her free time, she likes to crochet, read, and play in chime choir.