Animal Dental Specialists of Upstate New York

6867 East Genesee Street
Fayetteville, NY 13066


Our Staff


Our Hospital Administrator

Hannah Davis

Hannah is originally from Pennsylvania. Her last name of Davis is no coincidence; she and Dr. Davis have been married since 1991 and are the proud grandparents of five grandchildren. As such, she also provides a home for a miniature dachshund nicknamed 'the miniature terrorist', and a mixed hound breed.  Two cats, three birds, one horse, one pot-bellied pig, one goat, and two aquaria (one of which is a reef tank) complete the Davis household. Hannah has a special passion for the human-animal bond. This passion extends from our hospital to work involving foster care, adoptions, and pet loss support. Her knowledge in these areas enhances our practice. Never hesitate to ask her questions!

Hannah Davis

Our Practice Manager

Our practice manager works to establish an efficient and effective team that can provide your family with superior clientele services and quality medicine.

Caitlin Shaw, LVT

Caitlin, LVT

Caitlin graduated from SUNY Canton, earning her Associates degree in Veterinary Science Technology and Bachelors in Veterinary Practice Management and joined our team in 2011.  She is also a member of the American Society of Veterinary Dental Technicians (ASVDT).  Hailing from Fulton originally but now living in LaFayette, she's gained experience with a wide range of patients while working at a variety of practices in the Central and Upstate New York areas.  Caitlin shares her home with her husband Carl, son Devin, a Brittany named Adrian (Addy), a Chihuahua/Shiba Inu mix named Delilah (Lilah), and her spunky cat, Guinevere (Gwen) You can contact Caitlin directly by emailing her at

Our Licensed Veterinary Technicians

Our LVTs are a key component to the health and care of your animals. They are qualified professionals in animal handling, diagnostics, treatments, and veterinary procedures. They work as partners with our veterinarians to ensure the utmost care for your pet.  Our skilled technical staff also provides support for dental cleanings, restorations, orthodontics, periodontics, and oral surgeries.

Further, our LVTs also serve as "receptionists," so every time a staff member picks up the phone you know you're speaking with a Licensed Veterinary Technician!

Kara, LVT

Kara is a graduate of Alfred State's Veterinary Technology program and joined our team in 2013.  Originally from Central Square, she has spent time living in both Albany and Rochester.  She is now back in the Syracuse area and is happy to be home again.  Her background includes 8 years as a dog and cat groomer.  Kara shares her home with her husband, her cat Muenster, and two dogs, Shooter and Harry.  She is passionate about animals and can't wait to meet your pets!

Kara Tourot, LVT

Erin Bell, LVT

Erin, LVT

Erin is a transplanted Buckeye from Ohio who joined our team in 2015.  She earned her Bachelor’s in Zoology from The Ohio State University and her Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology from Columbus State Community College.  She was a registered veterinary technician (RVT) in her home state for 14 years before moving to New York so her husband could take a new job, and is now licensed in NYS.  Erin worked in a variety of general practices and an emergency and specialty practice before deciding to take a step back and to focus more on her family.  Nowadays she spends most of her time chasing her two sons and the family dogs, a Border Terrier mix named Willow and an Irish Wolfhound named Tally, while camping, hiking, and skiing, but she’s also enjoying being back at work on a smaller scale and meeting a host of new friends.

Elise, LVT

Elise, originally from the CNY area, received her Bachelor's degree in Health Science from SUNY Brockport.  After graduation, she started working at Helping Hounds Dog Rescue, where she had been volunteering for 3 years.  It did not take long for her to realize that helping and working with animals was her passion!  Two years later she graduated with an Associate’s degree in Veterinary Science Technology from SUNY Canton.  Elise originally joined our team in 2015, relocated to Buffalo briefly, and is happy to rejoin us in 2016 and very excited to able to meet you and your pets! Currently residing in the Manlius area, Elise and her husband LJ share their home with their son, Leonardo, an extremely smart and loyal Staffordshire/Australian Cattle Dog mix named Oliver, a Red-Eared Slider (turtle) named Apollo, and are expecting a baby boy in early 2019.  During their free time, Elise and LJ enjoy staying active, spending time with family, and traveling whenever possible.

Elise Papaleo, LVT

Laura Lange, LVT

Laura, LVT

Laura joined our team in 2016 as a graduate of SUNY Canton, where she earned both her Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Science Technology and her Bachelor’s in Veterinary Services Management.  She grew up in the Rochester area on a family farm and gained experience working in a small animal general practice before moving to the Syracuse area and joining our team.  Laura shares her home with her fiance, Seth, and Lab mix, Mia.  She enjoys spending most of her spare time outdoors hiking, swimming, or skiing depending on the season and looks forward to getting to know you and your furry family!



Day Open Close
Monday *7:00am 6:00pm
Tuesday *7:00am 6:00pm
Wednesday *7:00am 6:00pm
Thursday *7:00am 6:00pm
Friday 7:00am 2:00pm
Saturday Closed Closed
Sunday Closed Closed

*Scheduled surgical procedure days.

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