Hours Of Operation:

Mon – Thu: 7am–8pm

Fri: 7am–6pm

Sat: 8am–4pm

Sun: 2pm–6pm*

*Boarding pickup and dropoff only.

Tomeka Smith, DVM

rochester ny veterinarian A general practitioner, Dr. Tomeka Smith joined Companion Animal Hospital as hospital director in July 2011. Before then, she cared for pets at the Animal Hospital of Pittsford since 2006.

Dr. Smith grew up in Jamaica and attended the University of Guelph. She received a Bachelor's of Science in Biological Science and graduated with honors in 1999. She went on to attend the St. Georges University College of Veterinary Medicine and was awarded her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2005.

Internal medicine and emergency surgery are among her many professional interests. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the New York Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Smith's hobbies include running, dancing, and traveling. At home, she enjoys the companionship of three cats, Winslow, Bernie and Gracie.

Vanessa Velez, MVB

veterinarian, rochester, ny An associate veterinarian and general practitioner, Dr. Vanessa Velez has cared for pets at many hospitals within MVA. Dr. Velez started at Penfield Veterinary Hospital, then moved to Companion Animal Hospital from 2006-2008. In 2008, she began working at the Animal Hospital of Pittsford before making her way back to Companion Animal Hospital.

Dr. Velez is originally from Puerto Rico and attended the University of Puerto Rico. She received her Bachelor's Degree in General Science in 1997. Her veterinary education took her to Ireland, where she attended the University College, Dublin Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. She was awarded her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2003.

She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the New York State Veterinary Medical Association and the Genesee Valley Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Velez has a number of professional interests, especially internal medicine, soft-tissue surgery and feline medicine. She is also bilingual, speaking both English and Spanish.

Dr. Velez shares her home with her cat, Piper, and a Bulldog named Knuckles. Wine-making, traveling, yoga, gardening and photography are among her many hobbies.

Tara McQueen, Kennel Supervisor

Tara McQueen, Kennel Supervisor Companion Animal Hospital's kennel supervisor and a certified groomer, Tara McQueen has helped care for pets here at Companion Animal Hospital since 2000. Tara loves animals and especially enjoys working with nervous or agressive animals and helping to keep them calm and relaxed. Tara shares her home with three dogs, Tai, Olga and Lola, and a red tail boa named Nessie. In her spare time, Tara can be found painting, dancing, spending time with her pets and friends and going out on her boat.

Kristen Toland, CSR Supervisor

Kristen TollandKristen is the CSR Supervisor at Companion Animal Hospital. She was previously the Kennel Supervisor at Stone Ridge Animal Hospital. She has been working with animals since 2006, when she started her career caring for horses. She is currently attending Rochester Institute of Technology in pursuit of a Bachelors degree in Multidisciplinary Studies.

Kristen shares her home with a husband named Bob, an Australian Shepherd named Duncan and two rescue cats named Hermione and Dirt Face (a silly nickname which unfortunately stuck.) She enjoys horseback riding and running with Duncan.