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Staff

Meet the friendly staff at AGAPE VETERINARY CLINIC!

  • DR.
    KARA BLAHA
    Owner/Veterinarian

    Dr. Blaha is originally from Odessa, NY. Her connection with animals started early on, as her parents owned and operated a successful Dairy Farm for over 30 years. Dr. Blaha graduated from Cornell University in 2009. She worked at a general practice in Syracuse NY for a year prior to moving to Seattle, WA where she worked at a 24 hour emergency practice. In 2012 she moved home and shortly thereafter purchased Agape Veterinary Clinic. Dr. Blaha enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, but has special interests in preventative health care, nutrition, alternative medicine and surgery.

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  • DR.
    SHEMIKA HOLDER
    Associate Veterinarian

    Dr. Holder is originally from Elmira. She started working as a kennel volunteer at the age of 12. She graduated from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007 and has been working as a small animal veterinarian in the area since graduation.

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  • DR.
    ROSE ALAIMO
    Veterinarian

    Dr. Rose Alaimo is a 2003 graduate of the philosophy and biology programs at King's College, PA, and of the Veterinary College at Cornell University, class of 2009. In 2014 she also completed an advanced certification in Veterinary Acupuncture from the Chi Institute in FL. Her professional interests include surgery and feline medicine, and in her spare time she enjoys writing/recording music, yoga, hiking, soccer, travel, gardening, reading and spending time with her kitty, Maid Marion.

  • STACIE
    Hospital Manager

    I have had the pleasure of working at Agape since 2003. While most of my time is spent doing the bookkeeping, I occasionally help out front, which is the most enjoyable part of my job because I get to meet the clients and their pets. When I'm not at work I spend my time with my son Ryan. I also have a cat and a dog, Ruby and Annie. Interesting Fact: I lived in France for 2 months and don't speak any French, it was quite an experience!

  • LISA
    Supervisor

    I have worked at Agape since 2003. I worked as a vet assistant for 10 years and now I focus on all of the ordering and inventory throughout the clinic. I have two very spoiled rotten dogs Lola and Luci. My spare time is spent with my husband and children, usually traveling for softball.

  • ZONIA, LVT
    Licensed Veterinary Technician/Trainer

    I became part of the Agape team in 2016 as a Licensed Veterinary Technician, all the way from Canada! I graduated with a BSc from Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS, but discovered I had a passion for the veterinary field and loved the diverse hands on skills required to be a Vet Tech. I completed my Associates Degree in Applied Animal Sciences at Cedar Valley College in 2016 while learning in a clinic setting.

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  • Crystal
    Assistant

    Hey, Agape friends! I'm currently in my first year of school for my LVT. I've been at Agape for 8 months now and absolutely love it! This place is like a second home and we're all like family! I grew up in Colorado Springs and enjoyed every minute of it! I moved back when I was 16 and found love for animals living next to a farm full of many animals. I can't wait to see what the future brings, Agape is full of endless opportunities! Fun Fact: Repelling off of Pikes Peak was a rush!!

  • Brittney
    Technician

    I'm currently in college online for my Veterinary Technician degree. I love working with animals and I actually have 5 dogs-3 Pitties, 1 Bichon and a Dingo. Along with my dogs I also have a Rex rabbit, a cat, tree frogs and Koi. I enjoy spending time with my pets and toddlers. In my free time I love to fish (catch and release of course!) I have a huge obsession with the ocean and all of its inhabitants. I look forward to specializing in marine wildlife vet medicine someday. Fun Fact: I was in the Army for 8 years, deployed in Iraq. Loved the weather and releasing animals out of traps!

  • Kayli
    Technician

    I started at Agape in May 2017 after attending Alfred State. I'm originally from Watkins Glen. I have a Bachelors degree in Humanities and Social Sciences but finishing my degree in Veterinary Technology (my true passion) and Applied Sciences. I was a collegiate volleyball player but now I spend most of my spare time with my perfect puppy, Tod. Fun Fact: I have hiked many of the high peaks in the Adirondacks

  • Pat
    Receptionist

    I have worked with Agape since late April 2017. I have always loved animals and decided that I really wanted to work them. I have owned several different kinds of pets, everything from guinea pigs, snakes, bearded dragons, fish (both salt and fresh water), cats and dogs. Fun Fact: The first family pet I remember is one my dad brought home from a Polish flea market when we lived in Poland for 18 months. He was a black terrier mix that we name Czarny, which means black in Polish.

  • Eric
    Assistant/Receptionist

    I joined the Agape team in February 2017. I had been working in the Pharmacy field for about 7 years and discovered I had a yearning to learn more of the biological side of medicine. Helping with appointments and laboratory testing are interesting to me because I only knew the after affects while working at the Pharmacy. I graduated high school from Greenway High in Phoenix, AZ in 2008 and from there attended Apollo College in Phoenix for Pharmacology. I now live in Horseheads with Shadow, Princess Buttercup and Wesley the Himalayan.

  • Christina
    Receptionist

    I joined the team at Agape in August 2017. While at work you can find me greeting our friends at the front desk or helping out in the office. I enjoy being around people and animals (especially cats). When I'm not at work I enjoy spending my free time with my husband and 4 very active children!

  • Hailey
    Technician assistant

    I am a senior at Edison High School and would like to become an animal Pathologist. I'm on a travel horse riding team and I was 10th in my division out of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. I have a cute pony and 6 dogs. Fun fact: I can move my nose like a rabbit

Our Locations

Office Hours

Main Office

Monday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-7:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-7:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-1:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed