Midtown Veterinary Hospital - Rochester, NY - Meet The Team

Midtown Veterinary Hospital

85 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14605

(585)546-1550

www.mvethospital.com

MEET THE TEAM

 

MEET THE DOCTORS

 

AMI MALOCO, DVM 
PRESIDENT, VETERINARIAN

 

Dr. Amalia Maloco earned her education from Kansas University and Central Luzon State University. She had experience working as a critical care and regular veterinary technician for 8 years before becoming a veterinarian. Her areas of expertise include preventive medicine for small animal, dentistry, routine surgeries, and soft tissue surgeries. Her areas of interest include internal medicine and emergency care. Exceptional veterinary care is incredibly important to Dr. Maloco. She is committed to exemplifying professionalism in caring for clients’ pet’s needs by providing incredible patients care and customer service. Communication and interaction play a pivotal role in her interactions with her clients. Dr. Maloco and her husband Ruel have two children, Peter and Noell. They also have a variety of their own furry friends including: Annabeth, a Yorkie; Emma, a Chihuahua; and Muning, a cat. When Ami isn’t working, she enjoys traveling, shopping, collecting seashells, and most of all, spending time with her family.

 

 

DR. PAUL ZIMBER, DVM

Dr. Zimber a Rochester native attended Syracuse University and received his DVM degree from Cornell University. He practiced in New York City and Rochester and was the Seneca Park Zoo veterinarian In 1978 he opened Midtown Veterinary Hospital where he continues to practice.

JOANNA BENDER, DVM

Dr. Joanna Bender graduated from Purdue University in 1988, earning her degree Veterinary Medicine. She went on to complete a small internship at Cornell University and has been practicing in the Western NY area ever since. Dr. Bender's professional interests include dermatology and internal medicine, specifically, urology, endocrinology, and feline medicine. She strives to provide the best quality of patient care available, providing exceptional client education. She would resent all options available to treat patients at times of illness and preventative health care to help us avoid diseases & extend our pets' lives. When she has free time, Dr. Bender enjoys spending time with family, close friends & her pets; Sir Arthur the Shih-Tzu and several rescue cats. She also takes an interest in hiking and backpacking, especially in remote areas and downhill skiing. Dr. Bender is happy to serve the Rochester community alongside the team at Midtown Veterinary Hospital.

 


MEET THE TECHNICIANS

 

KERI COMSTOCK 
LICENSED VETERINARY TECHNICIAN

Keri Comstock went to school at Batavia GCC and graduated in May of 2018 with a degree in Veterinary Technology. Kari passed her VTNE in August of 2018 and has worked as a Licensed Veterinary Technician ever since. Not only does Kari have a small animal experience, but she also has experience working with exotics. Kari's fur-babies/scaly friends include five rabbits, a ball python, a14-year-old Shiba Inu, named Jake, and a two-year-old rough collie, named Hisoka. Outside of work, Kari's hobbies include crochet, swimming, reading, and playing video games. Kari is excited to start her new adventure as part of the Midtown Veterinary Hospital team.

 

 

BRITTANY HANGE
LICENSED VETERINARY TECHNICIAN

Brittany has always loved being around animals and knew she wanted to work with them from a young age. Brittany started her career as a Veterinary Assistant for a mobile vaccine clinic in 2015. By May of 2018, Brittany had graduated with her associates in Veterinary Technology from GCC. In November of 2018 she passed her VTNE and received her license as a Veterinary Technician. Brittany joined the Midtown Veterinary team in December of 2019 and has enjoyed being a part of the MVH family. In June, Brittany proudly adopted her first dog, named Cosmo. Outside of work, her and Cosmo enjoy spending time with their family and friends and enjoy some quiet time to read.

 

 


 

MEET THE SUPPORT STAFF

 

RUEL MALOCO 
VP & GENERAL MANAGER

 

Ruel has extensive experience in business development and relationship building with excellent customer service philosophy. He earned his MBA from Rochester Institute of Technology, in Rochester, NY and Business Administration degree from Albright College, in Reading, PA, as well as a computer programming degree from The Chubb Institute in Jersey City, NJ.Ruel served with the PA National Guard for 9 years. He received several merits and an award for serving and being deployed in Iraq in 2008-2009. Together Ruel and his wife Ami have two children, Peter and Noell, as well as a number of pets! Their pets include Annabeth, a Yorkie; Emma, a Chihuahua; and Muning, a cat.

 

 

JOSHUA PROUTY
OFFICE MANAGER

Josh is a Hornell native, a Corning Community College Alumni and graduate of the Montour Falls Fire Academy. He had a 16 year long career as a firefighter for both Corning and the city of Hornell’s fire departments. During which time he served as Fire Captain and paramedic for the Hornell Fire Department from 2004 – 2018 and attended the NYFD First Line Supervisor Training School. Josh was then employed at AMR Rochester, where he rose to the rank of Commander and oversaw the company’s night operations. Josh is also a licensed tracker for the state of New York.

Josh has always believed that the best treatment for pets comes from listening to the owner's concerns. Josh dedicates his work to ensuring that the staff here at the Dansville Animal Hospital provide the best medical and customer service possible by upholding our standard of excellence for compassionate and professional service. When not working, Josh spends his time outdoors enjoying the country life with his three dogs (Rosston, Paisley, and Octane)and two cats (Luna and Fluffy Fletcher), along with his daughter, Rhilyn and his wife, Caryn, who is one of our Licensed Veterinary Technicians.

KAYLI WESTERVELT
CUSTOMER CARE REPRESENTATIVE/ VETERINARY ASSISTANT

Kayli has been a Veterinary Technician for a little over two years now. She graduated with a degree in Humanities and Social Sciences before starting her education at Alfred State College to receive a BS in Veterinary Technology. She was involved and played three years of collegiate volleyball. Originally from Watkins Glen and moved to Rochester in 2018. Kayli has two amazing dogs, Tod and Stormy and a new cat Eevee. In her free time she likes to hike, golf, and spend quality time with the pups.

 

 

NOELL MALOCO 
CUSTOMER CARE REPRESENTATIVE

Noell is currently going to school for Business Administration. Although only being in the field for two years, he is learning all aspects of the practice in the hope of taking over as a Practice Manager eventually. Originally from Queens, NY, he has moved around the tri-state area until finally settling down in Geneseo. Noell loves animals (mostly dogs), especially Frenchies and Pit Bulls. Apart from work, his hobbies include basketball and making music.

SHANNON ACEVEDO
CUSTOMER CARE REPRESENTATIVE

Shannon moved to Rochester 2 years ago after living in Brooklyn for most of her life. She completed her Veterinary Certificate Program at Penn Foster and is currently working towards becoming a Licensed Veterinary Technician. Shannon has four years' experience as a lead customer care representative at a prior Veterinary Clinic, but a total of 6+ years in the animal industry. Shannon's passion for animals started at a young age due to her father owning a pet shop. She spent much of her time at the store, which encouraged her love of animals. Shannon has a four-year-old Siberian Husky, named Amethyst and two rescue cats, nine-year-old Whiskers, whom she saved from a basement at one month old and five years old, Scarlett, who she found at two days of age in a parking lot. In her spare time, Shannon likes to watch anime, read manga, spend time with her husband/family/friends, and her three fur-babies.

CHEYENNE KNIGHT
CUSTOMER CARE REPRESENTATIVE

Cheyenne has had a passion for animals ever since her grandfather introduced them to her when she was little. Reptiles are her favorite; she has two boas, a leopard gecko and a panther chameleon. Cheyenne also has a cat named Staache who she rescued and named after his fantastic mustache. Cheyenne’s plans for the near future are to return to school pursuing a degree in Veterinary Technology from Penn Foster. In her free time Cheyenne loves to travel, and spend time with my fur/scaly babies and family. Cheyenne is very excited to start her journey as a veterinary assistant and receptionist.

SHANNA MAKUCH
CUSTOMER CARE REPRESENTATIVE

Bio coming soon!

ANDREW SMITH
FACILITY MAINTENTANCE

Bio coming soon!