Dr. McKinney’s interest in veterinary medicine was piqued early in her life following a trip to Rochester’s Leader Dogs for the Blind School at the age of nine. To this day she continues to feel that veterinary medicine offers the best of all professions: the ever-evolving challenge of science and diagnosis, the hands-on creativity of surgery, and the opportunity to meet extraordinary pets and their owners.
Dr. McKinney, her husband and their two daughters share their home with five cats ranging in age from two to “came to live with us last century”. She enjoys long walks, a good book, a proper cup of tea, and thoughtful conversation with friends and family. She encourages pet owners to be active participants in the health of their furry family members. She stresses regular preventive care and having an awareness of what’s normal for your pet. “Our pets (especially cats) are adept at hiding illness or injury. Prompt veterinary care when something’s ‘not quite right’ can save a life.”
Dr. Webster owns almost too many animals to count! She has a herd of Chihuahuas (three to be precise), one pug, two dachshunds, several cats, a flock of birds, a pot-bellied pig, a milk snake, and a flying squirrel. She and her husband have two grown daughters.
Dr. Webster enjoys the diversity of personalities and experiences provided by the dedicated professionals here at AAAH. She says that the commitment and sensitivity of the support staff is excellent; the warmth and empathy they provide to frightened and anxious clients and their pets makes a big difference when treating the animals! Dr. Webster would advise pet owners to “Take the time to be observant of your pet’s normal daily activities and behaviors. This will give you important insight into determining whether or not your pet may be ill.”