Meet our Team

Meet the team of Agape Veterinary Clinic in Horseheads, NY. We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets. Please call us at 607-739-3507 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members.

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.

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. When she's not working, Dr. Blaha enjoys spending time outdoors with family and friends. She also enjoys traveling and spending time with her silly dogs, Uno and Sophia. Interesting Factoid: Dr. Blaha spent 4 months in Vanuatu in 2004 doing research on lizards! She also ran a marathon in 2010!D

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.

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. Dr. Holder has a special interest in soft tissue surgery and dentistry. She also enjoys working with exotics. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and animals. She also travels with her niece to high school IEA horse shows. Dr. Holder has had many animals in her life. She has 5 dogs, 13 cats, a pony and a bearded dragon. Her dogs, cats and bearded dragon are all rescues. Fun Fact: She bought her house and 5 acre property for her animals! She had a fun time explaining why houses wouldn't work because the view wasn't good for the cats or the house set up wasn't good for her dogs!! She definitely loves her animals.

Dr. Regis Hagen

Veterinarian

Dr. Regis Hagen was born and raised in Elmira, NY. In 2004 she received her undergraduate degree from Keuka College, located on one of the beautiful Finger Lakes in upstate NY. She then went on to earn her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2010 from Ross School of Veterinary Medicine located on the Island of St. Kitts in the Caribbean. She completed her final year of clinical rotations at Cornell University School of Veterinary Medicine in Ithaca, NY. Regis currently resides in Elmira, NY with her 5 dogs, 4 cats, and 2 horses, all of which are rescues and 'foster failures'. She enjoys traveling and exploring the outdoors with her dogs including activities such as camping, hiking, swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding, and photography. She is extremely passionate about adopting pets in need from shelters and other non profit rescue facilities.

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.

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.

Sara

Customer Service Representative

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Heather

Veterinary Assistant

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Liz

Licensed Veterinary Technician

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Callista

Technician

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Jennie

Assistant

I have enjoyed working here for almost 2 years and I am aspiring to become a veterinary technician. In my free time I enjoy being around my close family and friends. I have a ferret named Smokey and my newest addition is my Pitty puppy Zeus.