Susan Scheffler Susan continues to be an important and accomplished member of our team. After graduation, she joined us as full-time veterinary assistant. She has a great love for animals and treats all our patients as her own. She spends her free time with her husband and too many animals to count. She is an avid gardener and keeps bees as a hobby.
Kirsten has been a member of our team since 1991. She started as a high school student, as a part-time kennel assistant. Even then animals played a big part in her life and family. Kirsten is now a very accomplished full-time veterinary assistant. Our patients seem to know she cares and are much calmer when they are with her. She is a Troy native and still resides in Troy. Currently, she has two dogs, Cleo and Sam, a cat Madi, a guinea pig Webster and a 55 gallon fish tank. In April 2009, she and her husband, Joe, welcomed their first baby, Victoria, into their family.
Judy joined the team in 2004 as a kennel assistant. She also performs some veterinary assistant duties. All of our patients are part of her family, too. Any pet requiring hospitalization can look forward to being loved and spoiled while Judy is here. Judy is an avid reader and collector of antiquarian books. She loves to travel. She is a Yankee nut, and has a personal fondness for all things Pug!
Tonia Guyer Tonia has been a veterinary assistant, receptionist and groomer here since 2013. She was raised in Rensselaer and moved to Wynantskill in 2000 with her husband, Robert, and three children, April, Dylan, and Autumn. Throughout her life, Tonia has developed a deep connection and love for animals. In 1994, she was appointed the Animal Control Officer for Rensselaer and was awarded "Outstanding Performance of Duty". Working as an Animal Control Officer, Tonia frequented the Mohawk Hudson River Humane Society. It was there she found her "calling". She saw so many opportunities to better the lives of animals. Tonia created the volunteer program, founded the foster program, and implemented an animal assessment test, so only safe and healthy animals were put up for adoption. After eight years at the Shelter and many accolades later, she decided to change gears and took a tech assistant job at an exotic veterinary hospital. She has had the opportunity to work for many veterinarians in the area. Four years ago, she made her way to Miller Animal Hospital, and we are happy to have her.