6770 Onondaga Lake Parkway

Liverpool, NY, 13088

Monday - Friday 7:30am-8:00pm

Saturday 7:30am-2:00pm

Sunday Closed

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Our staff is committed to providing the best service to you and the best care for your pets. This commitment can be seen in every aspect of our hospital from the friendly and knowledgeable reception staff to the high-quality nursing staff who are exclusively NYS Licensed Veterinary Technicians. The hospital attendant staff is comprised of individuals who enjoy making your pet's stay in the hospital comfortable and relaxing. Our veterinarians always have time to educate you about the care of your pet and help you understand any health problems they may have. Our doctors continue to learn through continuing education and enjoy passing on that knowledge to you and to the community through involvement with schools, churches, Boy and Girl Scouts of America, the local public television station, WCNY, and the New York State Fair.

Our Veterinarians


Douglas E. Wojcik, D.V.M


Dr. Wojcik is the proud owner of Liverpool Village Animal Hospital. He started working at LVAH in 1988 as a receptionist/kennel worker! He earned his Bachelor's degree in Biology at Cornell University in 1991 and went on to earn his Degree of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota in 1994.


He came back to LVAH in 1994 to work as an associate veterinarian and became the

owner/director in 1998. He really worked his way up!


Dr. W, as the staff calls him, was born in Wheeling, WV. He moved to Liverpool, NY

when he was seven and has lived in the area ever since. He enjoys hiking, swimming,

home improvement, and model trains. His major enjoyment, however, comes from

spending his free time with his family.


Dr. Wojcik lives with his wife, Brenda, their son, Devin, and daughter, Sophia. They are

joined by their cats Murphy and Marbles, and their dog, Tucker.


The Wojcik family is committed to animals, and the people in our community and

beyond. Dr. Wojcik is currently the Chairman of the Board for the Friends of the

Rosamond Gifford Zoo. The Syracuse area is fortunate to have a nationally recognized

Zoo to help educate people about the value of animals and the importance of







Kristen M. Russell, D.V.M


Dr. Russell joined our team in June 2006. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Animal Science in 2002, and went on to earn her Degree of Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in May 2006. She was born and raised near Utica, NY.  Dr. Russell is a tremendous asset to our veterinary staff.


When not at work Dr. Russell enjoys staying busy. Along with her husband and daughters, she is usually busy with their hobby farm where they have two horses and raise a few beef cows. In her free time she likes to ride horses, fish, camp and hike with her dogs and family. She lives with her cat, Yoda, and labrador retrievers, Grace and Daisy.


Dr. Russell decided to practice with LVAH for a few reasons: she liked the friendly staff, the pleasant environment, and the up-to-date technology we have to offer. Since starting working with us she really appreciates how well the veterinarians and all the staff work together to try and make each client and patient’s visit as positive an experience as possible.





Nicole K. Jordan, D.V.M


Dr. Jordan started at LVAH in 2002 as a kennel attendant and receptionist, and returned to the practice as a Doctor in June 2007. Dr. Jordan decided to return to the practice because of the excellent relationship she had formed with the entire staff and the high quality medicine an AAHA-certified hospital had to offer.


Born and raised in Liverpool, NY, Dr. Jordan attended Syracuse University where she received her Bachelor's degree in Biology in 2003. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from St. Georges University Veterinary School on the sunny island of Grenada, and looks forward to returning to the island in the future.


Besides treating cats and dogs at LVAH, Dr. Jordan enjoys seeing exotics as well (rabbits, ferrets, chinchillas, guinea pigs, sugar gliders, snakes, lizards, turtles, etc.).  Dr. Jordan is a member of the American Animal Hospital Assocation, American Veterinary Medical Association, Central New York Veterinary Medical Association and the Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians.


Dr. Jordan enjoys spending time with her husband, her son, Griffin, and daughter, Raegan, their cat from Grenada, Luna, a Boxer named Macie, and a rescued boston terrier, Ella.




John M. Pinneo, D.V.M.


Dr. Pinneo came to LVAH in 2009. After getting his Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science at Ithaca College, he took what he thought was a temporary job at a veterinary practice until he could find a job in his field. He was instantly drawn to veterinary medicine and eventually decided to apply to veterinary school. Dr. Pinneo moved from Penn Yan, New York to North Carolina to attend NC State University where he earned his Degree of Veterinary Medicine. After completing veterinary school, Dr. Pinneo knew he wanted to come back to Central New York to be close to family. From the moment he stepped into LVAH, he knew it would be a great place to work. From the extremely welcoming and friendly staff, to the fantastic clients, he knew this would be a great fit for him.


In his spare time, Dr. Pinneo enjoys traveling, sports, and most importantly spending time with his family. He hopes to revive his interest in winter sports now that he is back up north!


Dr. Pinneo lives with his wife Jessica, their sons, Mason, Maddox, Miles and Major, and cocker spaniel, Tilly.





Nicole L. Carista, D.V.M


Dr. Carista joined the LVAH team in June of 2014.  She grew up in Constantia, NY and started her veterinary career in 2002 as a kennel attendant at Brewerton Veterinary Clinic.  After graduating from high school she attended SUNY Canton and earned an Associates degree in Veterinary Science.  She continued her education at Binghamton University where she earned a Bachelor's degree in biology.  Dr. Carista worked as a Veterinary Technician at LVAH from June 2008 until December 2008.  She then attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine on the island of St. Kitts, where she earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine.  She returned to the states and began working as a mixed animal veterinarian in July 2012 until June 2014 when she rejoined the LVAH team.


Dr. Carista currently lives with her island dog Hugo, 3 legged dog Zieme, and long haired cat Gwen.  She enjoys horseback riding, kayaking, reading and volunteering for Paws Across Oswego County.  Dr. Carista is excited to be back at LVAH where she enjoyed working in the past and looks forward to the future.




Erik A. Holtze, D.V.M


Dr. Holtze joined LVAH in the spring of 2015 as an associate veterinarian. Although he grew up in the Rochester area, he is returning to New York after having lived all over the country. Dr. Holtze earned a Bachelor of Arts in Media Technology from Denison University in Ohio.  Shortly after graduating, he and his wife rescued a pregnant cat, whose sad tale inspired him to pursue a career as veterinarian.


Dr. Holtze finished up the rest of the needed coursework at Ohio State University and Louisiana State University, while working as a technician to get more experience in the field. He is a 2013 graduate of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Holtze then spent the next two years in Juneau, Alaska as an associate veterinarian.


When not pursuing his passion in advancing high quality medicine, surgery and dentistry in companion animals, Dr. Holtze enjoys spending his time with his wife their two adorable boys and daughter. Together they like to travel, go outdoors, and follow whatever the next adventure may bring.






Jason N. Felver-Gant, B.V.M.S


Dr Felver-Gant joined the LVAH team in the spring of 2017 as an Associate Veterinarian. He grew up in Jamesville,NY. He earned his Bachelors degree at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island, and went to work as a technician in Rhode Island for several years afterward. From there, he completed his Masters Degree in Animal Behavior and Welfare at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. He then attended veterinary school at Edinburgh University in Scotland,UK before finally returning to Central New York. After a several year stint working primarily in emergency medicine, he moved to the Syracuse area to be closer to his family and join the LVAH practice.


He currently lives with his girlfriend and their three rescue dogs, Layla, Buster, and Ryan. He enjoys being active and plays a variety of sports including basketball and ultimate frisbee. He is also an enthusiastic hiker and will frequently spend his free time in the Adirondack area.





Rachael M. Fahey, D.V.M

Dr. Fahey joined the LVAH team in May, 2017. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Le Moyne College, and completed her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at Tufts University in 2014. She completed a small animal rotating internship at Cornell University, where she honed special skills in small animal medicine, surgery, and emergency while teaching students. Born and raised in Central New York, Dr. Fahey returned to the area to be close to family. She was drawn to Liverpool Village Animal Hospital because of the high standard of care that accompanies an AAHA-accredited practice, as well as access to advanced technologies in veterinary medicine. She has special interests in emergency, critical care, and surgery.

Dr. Fahey lives at home with her husband and a lab/pointer mix named Bennett. She enjoys horseback riding and owns a quarter horse named Cheyenne. She also enjoys boating, skiing, and playing piano, bass guitar, acoustic guitar, and singing.  





Korin P. Sichak, D.V.M

Dr. Sichak joined the LVAH team in June, 2019.

She grew up in Schenectady, NY. Her family always had multiple animals when she was growing up, including dogs, cats, horses, rabbits, and birds. She received a Bachelor's degree in Biology from Vassar College, where she was co-president of her Pre-Vet club. She worked as a veterinary assistant at a small animal clinic during the summers and worked for a veterinary oncologist during the school year. She then headed to Illinois and got her DVM at the University of Illinois in 2019. After veterinary school, Dr. Sichak wanted to move back to New York State. She chose LVAH because of the high quality medicine and the friendly and inviting staff.


Dr. Sichak lives with her Australian Shepherd, Oli, and is looking forward to adopting more dogs. She loves to watch soccer and read. She is excited to explore all the outdoor activities in Liverpool and Central New York.







Ashley R. McCoy B.V.M.S

Dr. McCoy grew up in Southern New Hampshire around family pets, which is how she became interested in veterinary medicine. She attended a veterinary camp for high school students at Tufts University which confirmed her desire to become a Veterinarian.

She earned a Bachelors Degree in Animal Science at the University of Vermont and then went across the pond to earn her Veterinary Degree at the University of Glasgow in Scotland, U.K.

She recently returned back to the United States and moved to Central New York to join LVAH and be in more of a central location between her boyfriend and her families. Her boyfriend is also a Veterinarian, originally from Canada, who she met in Scotland. She currently resides with him and their cat, Rupert, with their next goal to adopt a dog.

She is interested in Cardiology and Neurology and has a keen interest in Ultrasound. She is looking forward to using the brand new Ultrasound equiptment we offer here at LVAH.

During her free time, she enjoys taking classes in all forms of group dance (ie: ballet, tap and hiphop). She also enjoys outdoor photography, kayaking and ice skating in her free time.





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