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Fairmount Animal Hospital

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4101 W Genesee St
Syracuse, NY 13219
Phone: 315-468-3446
Fax: 315-487-2357

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday8:00am6:00pm
Tuesday8:00am6:00pm
Wednesday8:00am6:00pm
Thursday8:00am6:00pm
Friday8:00am6:00pm
Saturday8:00am2:00pm
SundayUrgent Care Only
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Meet Our Team!
  • Doctors (click to see bios)
  • Management (click to see bios)
  • Veterinary Technicians (click to see bios)
  • Veterinary Assistants (click to see bios)
  • Client Care Representatives (click to see bios)
  • Pet Care Team (click to see bios)

Our Veterinarians are supported by our Management Team, Licensed Veterinary Technicians, trained Veterinary Assistants, Client Care Representatives and Pet Care Team.

Management Team

Debora Clary, Practice Administrator
Deb has been with the practice since 2010. She has two dogs named Zeke and Delia!  In her spare time she enjoys running, reading, and forestry!
Deb can be reached at: dclary@fairmountanimal.com
Sean Orcutt, Practice Manager
Sean has been with the practice since 2016. He is pictured here with his 3 year old pit bull named Roman.  In his spare time he enjoys running, hiking, traveling, and gardening.
Sean can be reached at: sorcutt@fairmountanimal.com
Casey Potter, Office Manager / Finance Manager 
Casey has been with the practice since 2010. She has three dogs; Ruger (pictured!), Bailey and Segar. In her spare time she enjoys her family and working on her new house.
Casey can be reached at: cpotter@fairmountanimal.com
Tess Youker-Smith, Urgent Care Manager
Tess joined the team in 2008.  She has a B.A. From Syracuse University as well as an M.S. from SUNY ESF.  She has 3 cats named Bibi, Ninja, and Bartlebee. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, drawing, and family time.  Tess can be reached at: tsmith@fairmountanimal.com

Veterinary Technician Team

Lacy Maher, LVT, Technician Team Leader
Lacy joined our team in 2009. She has an A.A.S in Veterinary Science Technology as well as an A.A.S in Humanities and Social Science. Her pets include two dogs; Ginger the dachshund and Maggie the golden retriever, as well as one cat named Blitz. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, fireworks and camping.  Lacy can be reached at:llavalley@fairmountanimal.com
Kristen Sholl, LVT
Kristen joined our team in 2017. She has an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science. Her pets include a Siberian husky named Luna and a German shepherd named Briar. In her spare time she enjoys hunting and camping, as well as spending time with her family and dogs.
Karyn Malagese, LVT
Karyn joined our team in 2000. She has an Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology. Her pets include a Boston terrier named LuLu as well as one cat named Eve. In her spare time she enjoys traveling and spending time with her daughter and friends.
Christine Kanuss, LVT
Chris joined our team in 1987. She has an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science. She has one cat, JT. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, biking and snowmobiling.
JoLynn Haller, LVT
JoLynn joined our team in 2013. She has a degree from SUNY Dehi in Veterinary Science. Her pets include two cats; Hagrid and Superman as well as four dogs; Clifford the Saint Bernard, Sydney the Labrador retriever and two Pomeranian/Terrier mixes, Joey and Mackey. In her spare time she enjoys jamberry, camping and baking.
Carol Schrank, LVT
Carol joined our team in 1997. She has a B.S in Medical Technology as well as an A.A.S in Veterinary Technology. Her pets include three cats. In her spare time she enjoys gardening, family and figure skating.
Katie Lukins, LVT
Katie joined our team in 2013. She has an Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology from SUNY Canton. Her pets include one cat named Bennie. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, camping and hiking.
Dana Ursu, LVT
Dana joined our team in 2016. She has a degree from St. Clair College in Veterinary Technology. Her pets include two dogs; Porter and Cliff, and two horses; Clyde and Herman. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, horseback riding and reading.
Chuck Fluno, LVT
Chuck joined our team in 2015. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Biology as well as an Associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology. He is also an AALAS Certified Laboratory Animal Technologist. He has three dogs; Mable, Skip and Barkley, as well as four cats; Kitty Wampus, Orange, Webster and Chester, a horse named Colby and one pig named Eleanor Pigby. In his spare time he enjoys motorcycles, boating and time with his wife and family.
Brianna Capria, LVT
Brianna joined our team in 2016. She has a B.S in Veterinary Technology and a Master’s Degree in Public Health. Her pets include one dog, Zoe and two parakeets; Yeller and Victor. In her spare time she enjoys fishing and reading.

Veterinary Assistant Team

Leah Shenfeld,  Team Leader
Leah joined our team in 2011. Her pets include three cats; Rudy, Mona and Roz, Conrad the fish, and Rallye the Shiba Inu. In her spare time she enjoys hiking with her dog and anything pertaining to Jeeps. Leah can be reached at: lshenfeld@fairmountanimal.com
Amy Greig, Assistant
Amy joined our team in 2017. She has plans to attend college for Animal Science. She has two cats, Lager and Grey Goose and a box turtle named Mr. Tucker. In her spare time she enjoys horror movies, bonfires and quality time with her cats.
Alicia Ernest, Assistant, Social Media Coordinator
Alicia joined our team in 2017. She studied Music Merchandising at Onondaga Community College. She has two cats; Sienna and Sierra and a chocolate lab named Ruger. In her spare time, she enjoys camping, hiking and relaxing with a good book.
Nicole Waleski, Assistant
Nicole joined our team in 2015. She has a B.T in Equine Science from SUNY Morrisville. Her pets include one dog named Stanley. In her spare time she enjoys photography as well as camping and adventuring with her dog.
Laura Clary, Assistant
Laura joined our team in 2015. She has a B.A in Psychology. Her pets include three dogs Sydney, Zoe and Charlie, three cats; Issabella, Haylee and Star, and three hedgehogs; Jupiter, Pandora and Paxton. In her spare time she enjoys rescuing and working with challenging cats as well as playing the piano.
Sarah Miller, Assistant
Sarah joined our team in 2016. She has two dogs; Isis Nefertiti and Bloo Regard Q. Kazoo, as well as two axolotls and Chico the cat. In her spare time she enjoys camping, video games and music.
Sydney Baratta, Assistant
Sydney joined our team in 2014. She is currently working on a degree in Physical Oceanography. Her pets include three cats; Chandler, Ricky and Frankie as well as a soft coated wheaten terrier named Alaska. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, food and coffee.
Dominique Brown, Assistant
Dominique joined our team in 2016. She is currently studying Psychology and Mathematics at SUNY Geneseo. She has one cat, Dot and a hedgehog named Watson. In her spare time she enjoys horseback riding, reading and hiking.
Stacey Sgromo, Assistant
Stacey joined our team in 2016. She has Master of Science Degree in Investment and Risk Management. In her spare time she enjoys kayaking and cycling.
Cristie Renaud, Assistant
Cristie joined our team in 2014. Her pets include a bulldog/boxer mix named Casper and two cats; Lou and Pappi. In her spare time she enjoys concerts and going to Eagles, Yankees and SU games.
Sara Wainman, Assistant
Sara joined our team in 2015. She is currently studying Forensic Sciences at Syracuse University. Her pets include a dog named Sabre. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, reading, and spending time with friends.
Ernesa Ljescanin, Assistant,  Boarding Co-Manager
Ernesa joined our team in 2011.  In addition to being an Assistant, she also co-manages our boarding department. She has an Associate’s Degree from Onondaga Community College. Her pets include two cats; Rhea and Artemis and a German shepherd named Aila. In her spare time she enjoys hiking with her dog, biking and photography.  Ernesa can be reached at: boarding@fairmountanimal.com
Alaina Losito, Assistant
Alaina joined our team in 2016. She is currently studying at Geneseo. Her pets include four dogs; Luigi, Winthrop, Fredo and Mitchell, three cats, horses, pigs, goats, ducks and geese, as well as a rabbit, guinea pig and birds. In her spare time she enjoys reading and golfing.
Kacey Jervis, Assistant
Kacey joined our team in 2017. She is currently studying Veterinary Technology at Medaille College. Her pets include a dog named May, as well as a cat named Simba. She also has two horses; Mouse and Koa. In her spare time she enjoys horseback riding, photography and graphic design.

Client Care Representative Team

Taylor Vanbramer, CCR Team Leader and Adoption Manager
Taylor joined our team in 2013. She has an Associate’s Degree in Humanities. Her pets include two cats; Zander and Niklaus as well as her dog Brutus. In her spare time she enjoys boating, swimming and gardening. Taylor can be reached at: tvanbramer@fairmountanimal.com
Angela Patterson, CCR
Angela joined our team in 2009. She studied at Vermont Technical College. She has two dogs, Harry and Sugar. Angela enjoys spending time with her family, movies, and anything pertaining to Donnie Wahlberg.
Kristi Sprague, CCR
Kristi joined our team in 2015. She has an Associate’s Degree in Human Services from Onondaga Community College. She has one dog named Layla. In her spare time she enjoys shopping, softball and skiing as well as spending time with her family.
Tara Staab, CCR
Tara joined our team in 2014. She has a degree in Communication Sciences/Speech Therapy. Her pets include three dogs; Lindsey, Tasha and Cassius. In her spare time she enjoys cooking and spending time with her dogs.
Gina Scollo, CCR
Gina joined our team in 2017. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from SUNY Oswego and is currently studying veterinary technology through Penn Foster College. Her pets include two boxers; Rocky and Apollo. In her spare time she enjoys kickboxing, spending time with family and friends and trying new foods.

Pet Care Team

Jon Palmer, Boarding Manager, Facilities Manager
Jon joined our team in 2013. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Sports Management. His pets include three dogs; Tanner, Trigger and Trinity and three chickens; Merryweather, Fauna and Flora as well as six goats!  In his spare time he enjoys woodworking, farming and craft beer.
Jon can be reached at: jpalmer@fairmountanimal.com or boarding@fairmountanimal.com
Steve Reiss, Boarding Exerciser
Steve joined our team in 2015. He has an Associate’s degree in Engineering. His pets include seven dogs; Scootch, Apple, Daisy, Pepe, Pepa, Fire and Seven. In his spare time he enjoys animal rescue, running and training for the NYC Marathon and time with his dogs.

Mark Boisseau, Kennel Attendant
Mark joined our team in 2017. He attended Onondaga Community College and will be attending Lemoyne College to pursue a degree in Nursing.  His goal is to be an Oncology Registered Nurse. In his spare time he enjoys photography, medical and forensic shows and playing with his cat Meeko.
Alessa Dixe, Kennel Attendant
Alessa joined our team in 2017. Her goal is to become a Veterinarian!  In her spare time she likes to read and participate in various after school clubs such like National Honor Society.  Alessa is pictured her with her dog Buddy!

Check out our online pharmacy! 

Fairmount Animal Hospital is committed to providing prescription medications that are safe, effective and backed by the manufacturer.  

Here you can purchase your pet’s monthly preventatives, prescription food or medications and have them shipped right to your door!  

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  With our free PetDesk app you can request appointments, get reminders, and have all of your pet's information in one easy to use app!

Our app holds your vaccination history, appointment history, and lets you know when it's time for that next check up or shot.   

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*15% discount on services for active military with ID proof of service.  Offer not good with any other discount. 

   

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Testimonial

"I have been going to Fairmount Animal hospital for many years. They are absolutely wonderful. I couldn't wish for a better group of vets!"

- Amy P. / Syracuse, NY

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday8:00am6:00pm
Tuesday8:00am6:00pm
Wednesday8:00am6:00pm
Thursday8:00am6:00pm
Friday8:00am6:00pm
Saturday8:00am2:00pm
SundayUrgent Care Only
Day Morning Afternoon

Urgent Care Hours

Monday 6:00pm 10:00pm
Tuesday 6:00pm 10:00pm
Wednesday 6:00pm 10:00pm
Thursday 6:00pm 10:00pm
Friday 6:00pm 10:00pm
Saturday 2:00pm 10:00pm
Sunday 10:00am 5:00pm

Meet The Team "Dr. Eileen Fatcheric-Burns joined the Fairmount Animal Hospital team as a veterinarian in 1992. She graduated from Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in" Read More

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