Our Team

Clinic Staff

Nunda Veterinary StaffLauren Smith, Veterinary Technician

Lauren has been a part of the Nunda Veterinary Clinic team since October 2015. As a veterinary technician, she is responsible for surgery, bloodwork, lab work, performing X-rays and client communication. Organized and up-beat, Lauren’s favorite part of the job is interacting with our great clients and their pets. Prior to joining our hospital, she earned her Associate degree from Alfred State College. Lauren is a licensed veterinary technician in the state of New York.

“I enjoy working with the staff at Nunda Veterinary Clinic because they are compassionate about our patients and their owners,” Lauren says. “They are all a pleasure to work with.”

At home, Lauren has a 7-year-old Cavapoo dog named Kylie. Outside of the hospital, she enjoys cooking, gardening, reading, crafts, winemaking and spending time with family.

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Nunda Veterinary StaffRebecca Forrester, Veterinary Technician

Rebeca has been veterinary technician at Nunda Veterinary Clinic since March 2016. Her daily responsibilities include assisting with appointments, treating patients, assiting in surgical procedures, taking X-rays, performing dental cleanings and customer service. Hard-working and able to multi-task, Rebecca’s favorite part of the job is helping animals feel better. Prior to joining our hospital, she earned an Associate degree in Veterinary Technology and an Associate degree in Animal Science.

“I enjoy working in a fast-paced environment with friendly colleagues whose ultimate goal is to help animals,” Rebecca says.

Rebecca shares her home with five dogs, four cats and several pigs. In her free time, she enjoys walking her dogs, exercising and taking care of her 6-month-old daughter.

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Nunda Veterinary StaffMicala Jacobe, Veterinary Assistant

Micala joined the team at Nunda Veterinary Clinic in May 2017. Her responsibilities as a veterinary assistant are performing lab and blood work, taking X-rays, prepping for surgery, patient care and client communication. Micala is caring and optimistic, and her favorite part of the job is taking care of each animal and making them feel better. She is a 2017 graduate of Alfred State College’s veterinary technology program.

“The environment at Nunda Veterinary Clinic is amazing,” Micala says. “Everyone is so friendly and always willing to help. I love getting to know all the clients and their lovely pets!”

At home, Micala has a 1-year-old domestic shorthair cat named Benjamin and a 5-year-old pit bull mix named Moby. She is obsessed with Benjamin, and enjoys taking both her pets on walks. She enjoys spending her free time fishing and going to her camp site, or laying outside in the sun. Micala also loves going to country concerts.

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Nunda Veterinary StaffLiz Earner, Veterinary Assistant

Liz first joined the staff at Nunda Veterinary Clinic in 2011. She left in 2015, and returned in 2017. Liz is responsible for assisting Dr. Emo and our clients, helping care for patients and keeping the facility clean and organized. She considers herself energetic and enjoys using her positivity to help our patients. Liz has a degree in veterinary technology from Alfred State College.

“I’ve known most of the staff at Nunda Veterinary Clinic for years,” Liz says. “It’s a fun, family-like work environment.”

At home, Liz has six dogs named Libbie, Sally, Francis, Quoia, Si and Nava; two cats named Mim and Rue; six beta fish and two scorpions. She enjoys spending time with her niece, Eloise, trout fishing, painting, four-wheeling, hiking, gardening and going to orchid shows.

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Nunda Veterinary StaffJaime Davis, Veterinary Assistant and Receptionist

Jaime Davis is a veterinary assistant and receptionist at Nunda Veterinary Clinic. She joined the staff in August 2010. Her responsibilities include answering phones, scheduling appointments, assisting the veterinarians with animal care, and greeting clients. Jaime enjoys working at Nunda Veterinary Clinic because of her "great coworkers and boss," and the fact that she's able to spend a lot of time around a variety of animals.

Jaime has three cats, four dogs and a bearded dragon. In her free time, she enjoys photography, going for walks, listening to music, spending time with her family, camping, kayaking and skiing.

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Nunda Veterinary StaffCindy Jerome, Receptionist and Veterinary Assistant

Cindy Jerome is a long-time veteran of animal care. At Nunda Veterinary Clinic, her duties include scheduling appointments, answering client questions, assisting clients on the phone, and assisting veterinarians as needed. She most enjoys assisting with surgical patients or treatments of sick or post-surgical patients, but the best part of work, she says, is "being part of a team of compassionate, caring co-workers and veterinarians whose number one priority is the care and comfort of the animal. Dr. Emo is a great veterinarian to work for."

Cindy is the pet parent of a cat and a dog. She also enjoys spending time with her four beautiful granddaughters, working in her flower gardens, fishing with her husband, or sitting on her deck, reading a good book.

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Nunda Veterinary StaffLacey Beardsley, Receptionist and Assistant

Lacey joined the team at Nunda Veterinary Clinic in May 2017. As receptionist and assistant, she is responsible for answering the phone, booking appointments, restraining animals and helping however she can. Lacey is passionate about animals and enjoys assisting in our patient’s care. Her commitment to animal care extends to Alfred State College, where she is currently pursuing a degree in veterinary technology.

“I love the people I work with,” Lacey says. “They’re always so willing to help and lend tips which betters my education.”

At home, Lacey has a 5-year-old yellow lab named Kobe, a 9-year-old husky named Kato and a 9-week-old Australian shepherd named Mowgli. Outside of the hospital, she enjoys hiking, playing with her dogs, spending quality time with her family, and anything and everything outdoors.

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Nunda Veterinary StaffSelena Erwin, Receptionist and Assistant

Selena joined the reception staff at Nunda Veterinary Clinic in August 2016. Her responsibilities include answering phones, scheduling appointments and welcoming clients. Selena most enjoys seeing new puppies come into our hospital and seeing them grow over time.

“Everyone at Nunda Veterinary Hospital is so friendly and willing to help out,” Selena says. “The clients are great.”

At home, Selena has a 1-year-old dog named Barron. In her free time, she enjoys camping, boating and jet skiing.

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