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

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Technicians Staff

We’d like to introduce you to our team of Veterinary Technicians. We believe strongly that we’ve assembled one of the finest teams of animal professionals to treat and assist your pet. Our technicians are the right-hand of our Doctors, gathering case information, preparing your pet for their visit, and assisting with surgeries, anesthesia and hospitalization.

Erin – Licensed Veterinary Technician

I earned my associates degree in Veterinary Technology from SUNY Canton in 2005. I joined the Animal Clinic of East Avenue team in January 2012. I have always had a passion for animals and brought home my first stray cat at the age of six. My home includes 4 cats [Peanut, Butter, Wolfgang, and Ditch], a dog named Stinky, and 2 fish named Teddie and Freddie. All of my animals have been rescues and I intend to rescue many more in my life.

Julie – Licensed Veterinary Technician

I graduated from Medaille College in Buffalo NY in 2006 with an associates degree in Veterinary Technology. I began working at Animal Clinic of East Ave in July 2006. In May 2012 I purchased my first home that I share with my husband Jeff (married August 2018) and our first child Jeffrey Stephen III, born March 14th 2021. I currently have 2 cats, Luna and Laney, and a boxer named Logan. I enjoy gardening, summers, and being a mom for the first time.

Kelli – Licensed Veterinary Technician

I joined ACEA in 2014, shortly after I enrolled in Medaille’s veterinary technology program where I graduated with an associates in 2017. I am particularly interested in animal behavior, outside of work I enjoy dog training and competing in dog sports. I share my home with a variety of shepherds. In my spare time, I enjoy being outdoors hiking, camping, kayaking.

Anna – Licensed Veterinary Technician

I earned my associates degree in Veterinary Technology from SUNY Alfred in 2008. I joined the Animal Clinic of East Avenue team in July 2011, moved to NC in 2013 for a few years, and happily came back to the practice in July 2017. I have worked in many different areas of veterinary medicine as a tech, but general practice is what I enjoy most. My home includes 2 cats [Xavi and Moussa], and a golden retriever named Gylfi.

Michelle – Licensed Veterinary Technician

I graduated in 2014 from Medaille in Buffalo. I live in Spencerport with my husband Mike and my son Joey. I have two dogs, Cassie and Bailey, and two kitties, Moe and Rollene, whom I love with all my heart.

Deanna – Licensed Veterinary Technician

I graduated from Medaille Buffalo in 2016 with a degree in Veterinary Technology. I live in Fairport with my boyfriend Mark, two cats Seamus and Shorsey, and dog Roscoe. My hobbies include reading, gardening, and cooking.

Nikkie – Veterinary Technician

I hold degrees in Veterinary Technology from Alfred State and Communications from Syracuse University and have been in the veterinary field since 2011. I share my home in Rochester with my husband George, my son Radek, and our animals Tortuga the cat, Donatello the turtle, and the pups Dash and Trillian. I enjoy reading, crafting, going to sporting events, and anything superhero or comic-related.

Office Management

Maintaining a well-oiled and efficient working environment is a critical component to providing your pet with the best possible healthcare. Our office manager works closely with colleagues to ensure that critical medical supplies are readily on-hand, manages internal and customer communications, maintains vendor relations, and coordinates all departments and functions to ensure sufficient staffing to address the needs of our patients and clients swiftly.

Brittany – Office Manager & Veterinary Technician

I grew up on a dairy farm near Ithaca, NY. I attended SUNY Alfred in the Veterinary Technician program where I graduated from in 2007. I began working here in August of 2008 and how loved it every since. I enjoy being with my friends and family, taking care of my busy boys Collin and Rylan, and enjoying the outdoors. I have always been an animal lover. I have a springer spaniel named Harley, a golden retriever named Ruger, 2 cats named Gator and Phineas, and 2 guinea pigs. I really enjoy taking time to get to know the clients and forming relationships with them and their pets.

Reception Staff

We are pleased to introduce you to our warm and courteous reception staff. They are primarily responsible for taking your calls, issuing reminders, scheduling your appointments, and welcoming you and your pet to our veterinary practice.


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Veterinary Assistant Staff


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