Staff
  • George McKenna, DVM

    Veterinarian Dr. McKenna graduated from Albion High School in 1977. He attended Canisius College for two years and then transferred to Cornell University where he received an Animal Science Bachelors Degree. In 1988 he graduated from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine.

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  • Iva McKenna, Business Administrator

    Iva received her BS Degree from Brockport College in Business Administration. She was also raised on a Holstein dairy farm in Oakfield where she helped her Dad with the treatment of any sick animals there. Her first date with George was sledding at Pine Hill where her sister Tina arranged their meeting. She enjoys helping in the animal hospital and loves animals and talking to friends. Iva’s hobbies are gardening, reading, and chickens, but mostly enjoys spending time with her family and church family.

  • The McKenna
    Family

    The McKenna family started on this farm with Dr. McKenna’s parents George and Margaret having had a small dairy farm where they milked about 35 Holstein cows, with 25-30 young stock. After George’s Dad passed away and his Mom moved into Albion, George and Iva moved into the farmhouse. The fields surrounding Country Lane Veterinary Services are the ones that fostered our future. George and Iva have four daughters; Caton, Kerri, Betsey, and Jenny. Growing up, the girls experienced the pleasures and difficulties of raising Guernsey cattle, goats, chickens, dogs, and cats on the farm. In addition to having parents who had to change plans many times to take care of a client’s pet that needed attention after hours. Although their daughters have moved out and started lives of their own, each of them continues to be involved in agriculture and enjoy having pets of their own. The girls are still involved in the practice, but in a more consulting role.

  • Angelica Smith, LVT

    Angel grew up in Albion, NY and graduated from Albion High School in 2010. She began her career here in 2011 as an intern, and later in 2015, she graduated from Medaille College with a Bachelor's Degree in Veterinary Science. Outside of work, Angel’s hobbies include taking Taekwondo, riding her bicycle, reading, and cuddling with her dog Kovu. In addition to owning her dog Kovu, she also has two guinea pigs, Amelia and Amara, and two cats, Karma and Ebony.

  • Mitchell DeSmit, LVT

    Mitch went to Albion High School, and graduated from the Veterinary Technology Program at Genesee Community College in 2017. He passed his VTNE in August and is now a Licensed Veterinary Technician. He enjoys spending time with his dog Willow, his cat O'Malley and his two rats Bilirubin and Atlas. His hobbies include hunting, fishing, and taking care of the animals that come to visit us.

  • Susan Gerling, Veterinary Assistant

    Susan is a native of Lyndonville, NY. She graduated from Medaille College in 2001 with an Associate's Degree in Veterinary Technology. After spending 16 years as an LVT in various different types of veterinary hospitals in Richmond, VA, she has moved back to Lyndonville and is a member of our team. She is currently in the process of becoming licensed to practice as a Veterinary Technician in New York State. When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her daughter Courtney, and her family and friends. She also enjoys camping, fishing, and hiking. In addition to her Courtney, she has a yorki-poo named Pebbles and 3 cats named Phineas, Ferb, and Lilly.

  • Heather Wheater, Customer Care Coordinator

    Heather was born and raised in Rochester, NY but has had a lifelong love of the country due to frequent camping trips with her family. She attended high school in the city of Rochester and then went on to earn her Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Statistics from RIT. She joined Country Lane Veterinary Services in late 2016. Here, she is combining her love of animals with her experience in customer service, computers and analytical statistics. Heather's other interests include spending time with her family, gardening, reading, gaming and being outdoors. She has one cat named Stormy (aka SchnuffleFluff).

  • Leslie Weader, Receptionist

    Leslie started with Country Lane Veterinary Services in April, 2017. She is a single mother with a 16 year old daughter named Khiva. She graduated with an Associate's Degree in Applied Sciences in Accounting in April of 2016. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends when she is not watching her daughter play soccer, which takes up most of her free time.

New patients receive 10% OFF first visit.

Office Hours

Monday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-4:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-4:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

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