We have assembled a top-notch team of animal health professionals to ensure your pet of a happy and healthy life, and to make your visit to the Animal Clinic of East Avenue as pleasant and productive as possible. From your initial greeting – through your pet’s exam with our doctors – to a swift and informative discharge, our courteous team stands committed to making your pet’s visit stress-free and conducive to best possible health. Take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with our staff biographies and the next time you are in, please say hello. We welcome you to our family.


Please take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the medical professionals who have dedicated their lives to the compassionate life care of animals and accept the responsibility of managing your pet’s health and helping you achieve a happy coexistence.

Dr. Carolyn Orr, VMD – Owner & Veterinarian

I came to Rochester shortly after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine and this rapidly become my family’s beloved home. During my first year in Rochester, I served an internship in advanced medicine and surgical procedures with a prominent regional practice. In 1996, I re-opened the Animal Clinic of East Avenue in Brockport, NY following a three-year medical leave by the practice’s founder, Dr. Sykes. After a few years of re-establishing the practice, I purchased the Animal Clinic of East Avenue as my own. After several successful years in the original facility at 18 East Avenue, we moved next door to our new home at 24 East Avenue (next door) in 2011. Our new state-of-the-art facility features advanced surgical, examination, hospitalization and isolation suites and provides us the much-needed space to serve our growing customer base. We offer the full compliment of telemedicine, chemotherapy, digital radiography, and in-house laboratory and diagnostics technologies, and even have indoor facilities for obedience training and behavioral medicine. Over the years, I have strived to serve each and every patient with genuine Care, Compassion and Commitment, and I instill this value across our entire team. In my spare time, I enjoy orienteering, skiing, boating and spending time with my husband, children, dogs, and horses. I have instructed vet tech courses at Medaille College, served as President and board member of The Buffalo Academy (a regional Veterinary Continuing Education Organization) and currently sit on the steering committee for the Monroe County Emergency Response Team.

Dr. Jennifer Williamson, DVM – Veterinarian

I am originally from Poughkeepsie, New York and moved to Rochester shortly after graduating from veterinary school, and have been practicing veterinary medicine in the area for the past 6 years. I attended SUNY Delhi and became a veterinary technician prior to attending Cornell University to complete my bachelor’s degree in Animal Science. It was during my technician training and work that I realized I wanted to further my education. I graduated from Kansas State University with my Veterinary Doctorate in 2010. Outside the clinic, I enjoy spending time with my family, gardening, and cooking. My family includes my Jack Russel Mix named Ollie who was adopted from lollipop farms shortly after moving to the area. I look forward to meeting all the wonderful patients and families and to help your pets live a long, happy and healthy life together.

Dr. Joy Stockwell, DVM – Veterinarian

Dr.Stockwell has grown up in the veterinary community of Rochester and Brockport for many years. It is a pleasure for her to be a part of our veterinary team at the Animal Clinic of East Avenue since 2021. She has lived in the community for years and enjoys her lovely Pomeranian “Kenzie” who is always dress with the best attire whether just out for a walk, bike ride or any social occasion.

Dr. Kathy Collins – Veterinary Surgeon

Dr. Kathy Collins of VSS is a Board-Certified Veterinary Surgeon who we are lucky enough to have perform multiple high level surgeries including TPLO surgeries at the Animal Clinic of East Avenue on a weekly basis. She is available for small animal surgical referrals and consultation. VSS (https://www.vetsurgicalspecialist.com/) is dedicated to providing the highest quality patient care and service to referring veterinarians. For more information about TPLO ( cruciate surgeries please visit her dedicated website for information @ https://tploinfo.com/

Office Manager – The person who makes it all run smoothly

  • Shawn

New York State Licensed Technicians – The people who do the hard work and love your pets tirelessly

  • Julie
  • Deanna
  • Michelle
  • Sam
  • Samantha
  • Kim
  • Anna

Receptionists – The person here to help you and welcome you to your appointment

  • Jennifer
  • Julia
  • Shaellan
  • Abby
  • Wylie

Support Staff – Without her Nothing would get clean

  • Hailey