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.

 

 

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

 

BRIDGET B. 
LEAD LICENSED VETERINARY TECHNICIAN

Bridget earned her AAS Veterinary Technology degree from SUNY Delhi and became licensed in 1998. She then went on to earn her BS in Zoology in 1999 from SUNY Oswego. Over her many years of experience, she has worked in emergency, exotic, wildlife, and small animal medicine having spent the last 10+ years in a supervisor role. Bridget loves every aspect of working with animals and the families that love them, but she takes a special interest in client education and communication. At home, she resides with her husband, Jason, and their 3 teenagers, Bella, Elijah, and Danielle. Together they all care for their 10 pets: 2 dogs; Charlie, a King Charles Cavalier Spaniel and Frankie, a Hound/Shepherd mix; 4 cats; Prince, Spiderman, Ollie, and Rocket; 3 guinea pigs, Sam, Dean, and John, and lastly their fish, Wanheda! In her free time, Bridget loves anything and everything that has to do with being outside from hiking and camping to just spending time with her family and friends. She also loves to bake, crochet, and read.

BRITTANY H.
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.

 

EMILY B. 
LICENSED VETERINARY TECHNICIAN

Emily graduated from Alfred State in 2019. In her time there, she earned an AAS degree in Veterinary technology and spent her free time running on the track and field team. Emily started her Vet tech career soon after graduation in Buffalo, NY, but just recently moved to the Rochester area.  She always had a love for animals and loved being able to help clients care for the animals that are part of their families. She has two kittens at home Bean and Spitz,  who are always ready to play and enjoy long walks to their food bowls. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors and playing with my kittens, spending time with friends, and of course, watching the Buffalo Bills during football season. Emily is thrilled to be able to continue my career at Midtown.

 


 

MEET THE SUPPORT STAFF

 

RUEL M. 
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.

 

 

KAYLI W.
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.

MELANIE A.  
CUSTOMER CARE REPRESENTATIVE/ VETERINARY ASSISTANT

Bio Coming Soon!

 

 

NOELL M.
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 A.
CUSTOMER CARE REPRESENTATIVE / VETERINARY ASSISTANT

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.

MELISSA B. 
CUSTOMER CARE REPRESENTATIVE

Melissa is a Rochester native. She attended Buffalo State College to work towards earning her degree in Education. Melissa had worked in Child Care for many years and then fostered her love of animals by working as a Receptionist for a Veterinary office for the past 4 years. Growing up, she had always had atleast one to two cats as part of her family and carried on her love of cats once on her own. Currently, her family has one cat, Dusty, who is 5 years old, and her first ever dog, Rio, who is 9 years old. Melissa resides in North Chili with her husband, Duane, and their 3 sons, Elijah, Adison, and Maxwell. As a family, they enjoy camping, hiking, and especially watching movies together. Melissa, if she ever finds quiet time, loves to read.

KATHY W.
CUSTOMER CARE REPRESENTATIVE

Kathy has always had an adoration for animals, especially horses. She graduated from Greece Arcadia High School and is working to complete an Associated Degree from Monroe Community College. Kathy used to work summers at Sprucelands Equestrian Center as a camp counselor and horse trainer/instructor. She has one dog, Chi, and a love for her lesson horse Jackson.  Other hobbies include gardening, working out, spending time with family, and crafting.  Kathy is a Rochester local, bringing her passion for animals and people to our veterinary hospital.

KELSEY N.
CUSTOMER CARE REPRESENTATIVE

Bio coming soon

ANDREW S.
FACILITY MAINTENTANCE

Bio coming soon!