Staff Page

Meet our staff!



Dr. Brenda Buck, DVM  

Dr. Buck graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in January 2005.  She completed her clinical year of study at Cornell University before going on to complete her internship.  She has worked in both emergency and general practice over the past 10 years.  Dr. Buck has a strong interest in surgery and emergency medicine.  She finds building relationships with clients and their pets to be particularly rewarding and strives to work with each client to be a partner in determining the best course of treatment for the pet.  Dr. Buck shares her home with her husband Brian, 3 boxers, Liam James and Lydia Cosette and Liesel Phillapina,  a Bengal named Finnick and her latest addition, a flame point Himalayan named Sir Kensingpurr Bartholomeow. When not working, Dr. Buck enjoys riding her horse  and hiking with her dogs.




Practice Manager

Julie Standish

Julie is a graduate of SUNY Brockport with a background in recruitment and investigation.  She has worked in veterinary management since 2007 and has a strong desire to help families and their pets in need of medical care.  Julie owns 2 rescues,  Abby, a chow/golden retriever mix and Syler, a border collie mix.   Julie’s interests include travel, coffee and movies with friends, photography, yoga and volleyball.


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Licensed Veterinary Technician

Ashleigh Calderon

Ashleigh graduated in 2016 with an Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology from Medaille College and will be taking her VTNE this Fall and continuing her biggest passion, which is to help animals in need. When not working, Ashleigh enjoys hiking, camping, hunting and spending time with her husband Gerry.  Ashleigh owns  a husky named Duke (cute dog shown in picture), 2 cats named Floki and Trixi, a bearded dragon named Odin and a scorpion named Mathayus.



Licensed Veterinary Technician

Anna Suflita

Anna has wanted to work with animals since she can remember. Anna attended Medaille College in Rochester and graduated in May of 2018. She passed her licensing exam a few months later, and has been at The Animal Hospital of Rochester ever since. While not at work, Anna enjoys spending time outside hiking and going to the beach with family or friends. Anna currently does not have any pets of her own but wants to adopt a rescue dog in the near future!



Veterinary Assistant

Tori Gokey

Tori graduated from medaille college in 2019 with a Bachelor Degree in Veterinary Technology. She will hopefully be taking the VTNE soon to continue her life goal of helping animals. When not working, Tori enjoys spending time with family and friends, time outside, hiking, and fishing. She has a cat named Roz and a rescue puppy named Drake. 


Customer Service Representative 

Erica Blair

Erica just graduated from Duke University with a bachelor’s degree in Biology & Psychology. She is excited to be working at the Animal Hospital of Rochester, where she can pursue her passion for working with animals. Erica has 3 cats that she absolutely adores!!! In her free time, she enjoys traveling, horseback riding, boating, and spending time with family and friends.

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Customer Service Representative

Karmen Peterson

Karmen is a graduate of the University of Nebraska with a degree in Journalism. After a professional career in broadcasting she turned her love of animals into a second career.  Her passion for animals started at an early age while growing up in the Midwest. She enjoys the outdoors and spending time with family and friends, especially her rescue pups Jax and Sydnee!  She is a master euchre player, and also something about world peace…



Customer Service Representative

Julianna Kalke

Julianna has had a passion for working with and helping animals for as long as she can remember. After graduating high school, Julianna completed the Farrier program at Cornell University.  Julianna grew up in the Horse 4-H world, Barrel Racing at the County and State Fair which peaked her interest in the health and care of Farm Animals. During free time, she loves to spend time with her array of animals including, chickens, turkeys, a rabbit, dogs, cats, horses and cockatiel. When the weather is nice, she also likes to go exploring new trails with her dogs, Bindi and Finn (Australian Shepherds)
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