Our Doctors

With years of experience and training, you can rest assure that our veterinarians will do anything and everything to make your furry family member’s visit to the vet as pleasant and painless as possible.

Dr Coughlin with Puppy

Dr. Kevin Coughlin

Dr. Coughlin graduated with honors from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University in May 2008. Following his graduation he spent a year working as an associate veterinarian at Southeast Alaska Animal Medical Center in Juneau, Alaska.

Dr. Coughlin chose to work in Juneau because the facility functioned as the referral center for Southeast Alaska. Animals from smaller southeast Alaskan communities were often flown into Juneau so Dr. Coughlin could provide care not offered in their location. It was there that Dr. Coughlin became well skilled in more advanced orthopedic and reconstructive surgeries as well as emergency medicine and critical care.

After his time in Alaska, Dr. Coughlin relocated back to his hometown of Rochester NY. Dr. Coughlin spent 3 years working at Stone Ridge Veterinary Hospital in Greece as a general veterinary practitioner prior to partnering with Dr. Falcheck here at The Country Veterinarian in 2013.

Dr. Coughlin is looking forward to helping us expand our surgical and medical capabilities.

 

Dr Lacey Jones with Kitten
Dr. Lacey Jones

After graduating from The College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University, Dr. Jones joined the military where she’s had additional training and gained invaluable skills and experience.

Dr. Jones’ first assignment in the Army was Officer in Charge at Fort Sill Veterinary Treatment Facility in OK, where she cared for Military working dogs, caisson horses, goat and donkey mascots, and thousands of privately owned small animals.  She performed routine and emergency surgeries, treated common medical problems, and referred animals to specialty hospitals as needed.  From there, Dr. Jones volunteered to deploy to Afghanistan as the leader of a Veterinary Service Support Team in support of operation Enduring Freedom from January 2012 to January 2013.  Dr. Jones and her team provided complete medical and surgical care for more than 370 Military, NATO and contract working dogs in the area as well as food inspection support.  Dr. Jones performed root canals and other dental procedures as well as frequent orthopedic and ophthalmology exams.  While in Afghanistan she received the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal for her work in Operation Outreach, an organization that seeks to win the hearts and minds of the local community by making fuel donuts and assembling school supply kits for children.

After Afghanistan, Dr. Jones went into Civil Affairs and helped build international relations, and stability in Nepal by teaching farmers and veterinarians about biosecurity, animal husbandry and agriculture. Dr. Jones has undergone advanced training in infectious disease at Plum Island. She is USDA accredited and qualified as a Foreign Animal Disease Diagnostician.

In her free time, Dr. Jones enjoys shooting, fishing, rock climbing, mountain biking and Ultimate Frisbee.  Her professional areas of interest include: ophthalmology, orthopedic examinations and radiology.

 

Dr. Kathy Collins

Doctor Collins is a board certified veterinary surgeon. In the rare event that your pet needs to be seen by a surgical specialist, we are able to have Doctor Collins provide consultations and surgery here at The Country Vet.

Dr. Collins is a specialist in small animal surgery, achieving Board Certification from the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) in 2001. To attain this level of expertise and recognition requires completion of an internship and a 3-year surgical residency, followed by passing a rigorous certification examination administered by ACVS. Dr. Collins has been working in specialty surgical practice since completion of her residency in July 2000.

Dr. Collins earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at the Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island. After completing a rotating small animal medicine and surgery internship at Kansas State University, Dr. Collins attended the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine, where she completed her Small Animal Surgery Residency. She spent 10 years in private referral practice. Since 2010, Dr. Collins has been providing mobile surgical services to veterinarians throughout the Rochester and Buffalo area.

For more information on Dr Collins, please visit http://www.vetsurgicalspecialist.com/