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. Christopher Brunson, BVetMed MRCUS
Dr. Christopher Brunson grew up in Plainview, NY where his love of animals began early in life starting with an interest in entimology, and ending with horse care. Following high school, Dr. Brunson attended the University of Rochester, where he studied Evolutionary Biology and Ecology. After graduation, he attended the Royal Veterinary College in England where he earned BvetMed degree.
Throughout his five years of vet school, Dr. Brunson worked at practices and farms throughout England, Wales and Scotland. After completing vet school, Dr. Brunson returned to the Rochester area, where he began his career as an associate veterinarian at Banfield Pet Hospital. In his 7 years with Banfield, Dr. Brunson served as an area Chief of Staff to 3 hospitals and was a member of the Medical Opinion Leaders board. In 2016, Dr. Brunson received an award as the Northeast Chief of Staff of the Year.
Dr. Brunson loves and enjoys working with all types of animals, not just dogs and cats. His passion extends to the medicine and surgery of all companion animals including reptiles, exotic mammals and birds. He also has an interest in cardiology.
When not at work, Dr. Brunson can usually be found spending time with his family which includes his partner Lisa; and two children, a dachshund named Nathan and a cat, Caprica. He also enjoys games, writing, travel and learning to cook.
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
My Name is Julie. I graduated from Medaille College in Buffalo, NY in 2006 with an associate degree in Veterinary Technology. I began working at the Animal Clinic of East Avenue in July 2006. I have special interest in dentistry and nutrition. In May 2012 I purchased my first home, which I currently share with my 4 cats, (Tommy, Laney, Meow Meow and Luna) and my Boxer, Logan. I have lots of fish and an outdoor fish pond. I enjoy hiking, gardening and warm weather.
Angela, Licensed Veterinary Technician
I graduated from Genesee Community College with my Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology in 2014. I joined the Animal Clinic of East Avenue in July of 2015. I also work Part Time but in my free time, I love to be outdoors or spending time with my family and friends. I live in a townhouse with my 2 cats: Blaze and Scar Face. I’ve always had a passion for animals and knew I wanted to be a part of this profession since I was a little girl.
I joined the Animal Clinic of East Avenue in July 2014 after deciding that I wanted to work in a veterinary hospital again. I additionally enrolled in Medaille’s Veterinary Technician Program shortly there after. I am an German Shepard enthusiast with a passion for dog training. I enjoy working and competing my dogs in my spare time. I also love to camp and hike.
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.
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 the Veterinary Technology Program at SUNY Alfred, graduating in 2007. I started at the Animal Clinic of East Avenue in August 2008 and have loved my time here with you. I love time with my family and friends, keeping up with my high-energy toddler Collin, and very much enjoy the great outdoors. I have a springer spaniel named Harley and two cats named Bo and Lola. I really enjoy taking time to get to know the clients and forming a relationship with them and their pets.
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.
I joined the Animal Clinic of East Avenue in March of 2011. The main reason I chose an animal care career is because my pets are my very heart and soul. I find it so very rewarding to work together with my colleagues here to ensure that your pet receives only the best care possible. I enjoy arts and crafts like quilting and jewelry making. I share my home with my husband, two dogs (Sadie & Jagger) and seven cats.
I joined the Animal Clinic of East Avenue in Dec 2017. I absolutely adore animals and wanted the chance to work with them while I complete my degree in English Education. The staff here is truly incredible and I am so fortunate to work with people whose passion for animals is as strong as mine. In my spare time I enjoy traveling whenever possible and adventuring outdoors with my pup, Ooply! I also love reading, particularly science fiction and fantasy novels.