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Meet Our Staff

Our Doctors

Dr. Roger Kuntz
Medical Director

Dr. Roger Kuntz, Medical Director at Chili Animal Care, has been a part of the Chili Animal Care team for 40 years. Born and raised in Rochester, NY, Dr. Kuntz enjoys working in a patient-centric practice like Chili, and values the meaningful connections to clients that he has been able to foster at Chili Animal Care over the last four decades. 

Dr. Kuntz has a passion for training the next generation of Veterinary professionals, and has been actively involved in mentoring pre-vet students for the last twenty years. Many of his mentees are now veterinarians. 

Dr. Meg Gobeli
Associate Veterinarian

Associate Veterinarian Dr. Meg Gobeil has been working in the animal-care industry for 15 years. Dr. Gobeli enjoys working at an animal hospital that is dedicated to both patients and clients. At home, Dr. Gobeli has one dog and one cat. In her free time, she enjoys reading, traveling, and attending art festivals. 

Dr. Naomi Salama
Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Naomi Salama is the newest Associate Veterinarian at Chili Animal Care. Before joining our team, she practiced medicine at Canandaigua Veterinary Hospital, Colonial Veterinary Hospital and Ocean State Veterinary Specialists. 

A native of Pittsburgh, Dr. Salama attended the University of Rochester where she majored in Evolution and Ecology. She then went on to Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, where she was awarded her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2013. Dr. Salama then completed a rotating internship at Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Services. Her professional interest is surgery. 

Dr. Salama and her wife, Emma, share their home with two cats and two dogs. In her free time, Dr. Salama enjoys singing, cello, archery, reading, and tending to her chickens and gardens.  

Management Team

Debra Brennan
Client Service Representative Supervisor

Debra Brennan is a Client Service Representative Supervisor at Chili Animal Care. Debra has been working with animals for over 30 years, and enjoys being able to work with animals and their loving owners each day. 

Susan Driver
LVT Supervisor and Kennel Supervisor

Susan Driver is the LVT Supervisor and Kennel Supervisor. She has been working at Chili for nearly 25 years. 

Our Licensed Veterinary Technicians

Sam Chatfield
Licensed Veterinary Technician

Sam Chatfield is a Licensed Veterinary Technician at Chili Animal Care. She has been working with animals for nearly five years. At home, Sam has two dogs, three cats, and a ferret.

Kathryn L. Hargis
Licensed Veterinary Technician

Kathryn L Hargis is a Licensed Veterinary Technician at Chili Animal Care. She was born in Chili and has lived in Rochester her whole life. Kathryn has been working with animals for 46 years. Kathryn enjoys working in the animal-care industry because it allows her to learn new skills and utilize the many skills she has learned along the way while working with both patients and their owners. 

Kathryn owns dogs, cats, and horses. In her free time, she enjoys camping as well as spending time with her husband, Paul, her children, and her grandchildren. 

Client Service Team

Erica Sampson
Client Service Representative

Erica Sampson is a Client Service Representative at Chili Animal Care. She was born and raised in the Rochester area, and has been working with animals since 2004. Erica loves making meaningful connections with clients and loves being able to see their beloved pets each day. 

Erica has four cats, and enjoys reading and gaming in her free time. 

Kristina Akers
Client Service Representative

Kristina Akers, Client Service Representative at Chili Animal Care, has been working with animals for nearly 15 years. At home she has one dog, a French Bulldog named Brooklynn. 

Pamela D. Crane
Client Service Representative

Pamela is a Client Service Representative at Chili Animal Care. Born and raised in Irondequoit, NY, Pamela has been working with animals since June 2018. She loves working with the animals and their owners at CAC and owns a dog of her own. 

Pamela is a proud mom of two girls and twin boys. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening as well as spending time with family and friends. 

Joy Gartland
Administrative Client Service Representative

Joy Gartland is an Administrative Client Service Representative at Chili Animal Care. Joy was born and raised in Rochester, NY, and has been working with animals for more than three years. Because of her love for animals, Joy decided to begin working with animals after retiring from her previous job. 

Joy has three pups of her own, as well as four birds. In her spare time Joy enjoys spending time with her spouse, Donna, as well as her little great niece and great nephew. 

Our Staff

Kathleen M. Dalcin
Kennel Assistant

Kathleen M. Dalcin is a Kennel Assistant at Chili Animal Care. She has been working with animals for almost years and loves her job. Kathleen enjoys working closely with her fellow Chili Animal Care team members, and loves learning new things from them each day. 

At home, Kathleen has one dog. In her free time, she enjoys bowling, movies, and going to mud bogs. 

Nickolas M. Kalaghan
Animal Care Assistant

Nickolas M. KalaghanAnimal Care Assistant at Chili Animal Care, has been working in the animal-care industry for nearly ten yearsNikolas enjoys working closely with the animals at Chili Animal Care, and feels as though he learns a lot from them. His favorite aspect of working at Chili is forming bonds with both patients and clients. In 2017, Nickolas won the Circle of Success Award from Rochester Rehabilitation, and hopes to continue to achieve excellence in this field. 

At home, Nickolas has two dogs and three cats. He spends his free time exercising his pets and being active outdoors.