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  • Dr. Caroline Slavyn-Semkel, VMD, is the owner and senior doctor at Max Animal Hospital.  A native of suburban Detroit, Dr. Slavyn graduated from the University of Michigan in 1989.   Then, on scholarship, she attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, from which she graduated in 1993.  During her 11 years practicing medicine at Max Animal Hospital, Dr. Slavyn has developed a special interest in Oncology/Chemotherapy. She now resides in Rochester with her husband, two sons, their two dog Fudge and Poncho and four cats (Maxine, Trudy, Witty, and Nardi).


  • Dr. Diane Hornet, VMD, who worked at Max from 1992 to 2001, returns after a brief hiatus.  She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 1992.  She is a New York native who now resides in Rochester with her husband, Steve (also a veterinarian) and daughter, Clarie, and their sweet pitbull Demi. and two horses. Dr. Hornet is an excellent surgeon and general practicioner.


  • Dr. Lorraine de Jeger, has been performing cardiac ultrasounds on our patients and is now going to be seeing patients on Tuesday evenings and select Saturdays.  She is originally from South Africa and is currently residing in Rochester, NY.  She will still be doing ultrasounds as needed for our patients.



  •  Brenda, has been with Max for over 20 years and is the head receptionist.  She and her husband Geno have a son, Jack, and two dogs, Spencer and Angel as well as many cats!   


  •  Candy, has been with us for over 5 years and is a valuable member of our reception team.   Candy has a husband Terry, two daughters and a son.  She like most other staff members has lots of pets.  Three dogs and multiple cats.  When Candy isn't receptioning she is performing in her band as a rhythm guitarist.


  • Erin , has been working in the kennel and is now part of our reception staff.  She has a little boy at home with a sweet labrador retriever that she rescued as well as cats.



  • Sheri, our head technician has been with Max since 2002.  She lives with her husband, two children, and many animals.  Sheri enjoys going to continuing education seminars and teaching our other technicians.


  • Tracey, has been with Max for 15 years.  She started out as a kennel technician and then managed the kennel for a few years.  She is now a valuable member of our technician staff.  She lives in Rochester with her husband and two children.



  • Jessica, is the new kennel mangager at Max and will be working to make your cat of dog's stay as pleasant an experience as possible.  She has been with us for almost 2 years and has been both a receptionist and a technician for Max. 


  • Rebecca, is a recent addition to Max Animal Hospital.  She has a German Shepard name Dagger and a Siberian Husky named Tony.  When she's not at work she spends time drag racing, working on cars, wheeling and riding her quad. 



Contact Max Animal Hospital today in Rochester, NY,  at (585) 865-6946 for all your veterinary clinic needs.