Dr. FarielloDr. Suzanne Fariello

A 2000 graduate of Cornell Veterinary School. After spending time in a mixed animal practice, dogs and cats became her patients of choice. She is working towards certification in acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine at the Chi Institute in Reddick, FL and loving every minute. Her professional interests include integrative medicine, soft tissue surgery, dentistry, client education and working toward managing her veterinary practice to it’s highest potential. She enjoys yoga and pilates, cooking, learning about essential oils and chasing her three children around with her husband, Steve. Dr. Fariello is owned by her coon hound Meg, Huck the Yellow Lab, Henry and Luigi the fantastic felines and a Beta fish named Big Anthony.

Dr. RooseveltDr. Jessica Roosevelt

A graduate of Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine in 1996. Dr. Roosevelt practiced small animal medicine and surgery in Cape Elizabeth, Maine for three years before she and her husband, Pete relocated to Cambridge to be closer to family. She became an associate at CVVH in 2001. Her interests include spending time with Pete and their two children, pursuing various artistic endeavors, gardening and spending as much time as possible playing outside. Dr. Roosevelt is owned by: fabulous felines Thor, Kitty Boy, and Polly Molly,  one dog Minerva (Minnie) and several aquarium fish.


Dr. BlanchetteNicole Blanchette, DVM

A Ross University graduate from many moons ago.  She comes from an emergency background and has worked in several emergency clinics around New York State.  She made the change to day practice about 2 years ago when she joined our practice.  She enjoys hiking, kayaking, reading and watching hockey – will not say who her favorite team is …..cough….Stanley Cup Champs.  She works to support her dog Topolina and 3 cats Pumpkin, Puck and Mellerby.


IMG_1932Cassandra Conety, LVT, CCMP

A Shushan native, returned after graduating from Quinnipiac University with a Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Technology in 2010. She joined CVVH in 2012. In 2016, she received her certification in Canine Massage Therapy from Brandenburg Massage Therapy School. Her interests are running, hiking and horseback riding.  She lives with her husband, George, their yellow lab, Gunner and Junior, the cat.



Lisa ShawLisa Shaw, Office Manager

Shushan native, a graduate of Salem Central School. Enjoys knitting, gardening & helping others. Owned by dog, Buddy and cat, ‘Little One’.  After acquiring extensive experience in human health care management, Lisa made the transition to veterinary practice management in 2013.



Nicole TantonNicole Tanton, LVT

NYS Licensed Vet Tech, graduated 2003 from Suny Delhi.  Special interests include snowmobiling, running and gardening.  Nicole lives in North Bennington, VT with her husband Cory and her son Keene.  Nicole is also owned by her beagle, Kacie and her cat Scoobie Doobie Doo.



amy-at-frontdeskAmy Thetford, Secretary

Originally from Western New York, Amy graduated from Buffalo State college with a degree in Design in 1993 then moved East.  Newly married, she moved to Salem in 1995.  She has 3 children and is owned by her dog, Tucker, 2 cats – Mitz and Willow, 7 chickens and a corn snake named Maple.