Animal Dental Specialists of Upstate New York

6867 East Genesee Street
Fayetteville, NY 13066


Our Staff 

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, LVT, CVBL, Elite FFCP (Veterinary)

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 Chihuahua mix named Delilah (Lilah), her spunky cat, Guinevere (Gwen), and a Brittany named Albert 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, VTS (Dentistry)

Kara is a graduate of Alfred State's Veterinary Technology program and joined our team in 2013.  She then earned her VTS in Dentistry in 2020.  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, her two dogs, Shooter and Harry, and her hedgehog Hoggle.  She is passionate about animals and can't wait to meet your pets!



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 husband, Seth, their Lab mix Mia, and their Lab Rose.  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!



Janette, LVT

Janette joined our team in November 2020 as a graduate of SUNY Canton, where she earned her Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Science Technology. She is also a member of the American Society of Veterinary Dental Technicians (ASVDT). Her background includes over 12 years of experience working in general practice in the Syracuse area. She has a special interest in anesthesia and is also looking to obtain her VTS in dentistry. Outside of the veterinary world, Janette enjoys artistry, reading and spending time with her family. She shares her home with her husband (Gary), two children (Claire and Zachary) and three cats (Mojo, Monk and Bam Bam).


Kate, LVT

Kate joined our team in May 2022. She earned both her Associate and Bachelor degrees in Veterinary Technology from SUNY Delhi. Kate has worked with a wide variety of animals ranging from elephants and giraffes to dogs and cats. Kate has two cats of her own, Max and Lila. She enjoys most outdoor activities (especially in the summertime) and spending time with family and friends. Kate hopes to see as much of the world as possible one day but for now is excited to meet your fur babies!



Julia, LVTJulia

Julia joined our team in January 2023. She grew up in a small town outside of Ithaca on a small horse farm where she learned to love caring for animals by nursing the barn kittens and working with the horses. In 2019 she earned her Associate degree in Veterinary Technology from Alfred State. Julia has worked as an LVT ever since, including in emergency medicine and general practice. Being a client of Animal Dental Specialists herself and receiving such amazing care for her own dog, Julia knew when she moved to the Syracuse area that she wanted to work with our amazing team. Julia shares her home in Syracuse with her boyfriend, Ben, three pointers, Truitt, Griffin, and River, and her cats, Merlin and Luna. In her free time, she enjoys running with her dogs, hiking, baking, and doing yoga. Julia is very passionate about providing the best care for her patients and is excited to make a difference in so many lives here at Animal Dental Specialists!

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Monday *7:00am 6:00pm
Tuesday *7:00am 6:00pm
Wednesday *7:00am 6:00pm
Thursday *7:00am 6:00pm
Friday 8:00am 1:00pm
Saturday Closed Closed
Sunday Closed Closed

*Scheduled surgical procedure days.



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Phone:  315-445-5640




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