Meet Our Team

We are pleased to introduce you to our Canandaigua Veterinary Hospital Team!

Our Veterinarians

Steven Smith, DVM

Dr. Smith's Bio

Hospital Director

Dr. Steven Smith is the hospital director of Canandaigua Veterinary Hospital. Dr. Smith joined the Canandaigua medical team in 2008, and prior to that, he practiced medicine as an associate veterinarian at Pittsford Animal Hospital from 2005 to 2008.

A native of Pittsburgh, Dr. Smith attended Hobart College and received his bachelor’s degree in biology in 1998. He continued his education at the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine, and he was awarded his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. Surgery, dentistry, wellness, and preventive medicine are among his many professional interests.

Dr. Smith and his wife, Alexis, who is also a veterinarian, have four children: Paige, Maddox, Heidi, and Nola. Their four-legged family members include two dogs and one cat. In his spare time, Dr. Smith enjoys spending time with family and friends, working out, training his dogs, and hunting.

Amanda Jarnot, BSC/BVMS

Dr. Jarnot's Bio

Dr. Amanda Jarnot (formerly Dr. James) is an associate veterinarian at Canandaigua Veterinary Hospital. Originally from Cicero, NY, she graduated from Murdoch University in Perth, Australia with her BSc/BVMS in 2016.

Prior to attending veterinary school, Dr. James graduated from Medaille College with a bachelor’s degree in veterinary technology in 2011. Her professional interests include surgery and small animal medicine.

In her free time, she enjoys CrossFit and spending time with her dog. Dr. James is also passionate about football, as she was raised a New England Patriots fan.

Allison Tuchrello, DVM

Dr. Tuchrello's Bio

Dr. Tuchrello grew up in Livonia, NY. She attended SUNY Geneseo, where she graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in biology. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University and was named valedictorian of her graduating class.

While in veterinary school, she completed externships at Perry Veterinary Clinic, People for Animals, and Cornell University Veterinary Specialists. Dr. Tuchrello’s professional interests include dentistry and surgery.

She enjoys horseback riding, boating on the Finger Lakes, running, and playing video games in her free time.

Meet the rest of our amazing staff!

Michael Taylor

Michael's Bio

Licensed Veterinary Technician & Animal Care Assistant Supervisor

Michael is the supervisor of the licensed veterinary technicians and the animal care assistants at Canandaigua Veterinary Hospital, where he’s worked since 2008. Before he began his career in the animal care industry, he received his associate’s degree in veterinary technology from SUNY Alfred State College.

He enjoys working at Canandaigua Veterinary Hospital because of the family-oriented and professional atmosphere, as well as the vast knowledge and experience all of the employees have to offer.

Michael has three dogs and three cats. In his free time, he enjoys hiking with his dogs, hunting, fishing, working on cars, and DIY projects. One day, he aspires to own a ’56 or ’57 Chevy Belair and/or a ’67 Pontiac.

Sharon Clark

Sharon's Bio

Client Services Supervisor

Sharon Clark is our client services supervisor and has been a member of the Canandaigua Veterinary Hospital team since 2006. She was born in Clifton Springs and grew up in Seneca Castle, NY.

Sharon enjoys meeting the clients and pets that come into the hospital each day, and she loves the passion that the entire team here at Canandaigua Veterinary Hospital shows towards patients and clients on a daily basis.

Sharon’s family lives and works on a small farm filled with animals. These animals include 12 goats, 12 chickens, four ducks, two cats, one dog, and two horses. In her free time, she enjoys camping, hiking, and spending time with her husband of 28 years. Sharon also enjoys spending time with her three sons, her daughter-in-law, and her grandchildren.

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