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. Steve Aimi

Dr. Steve Aimi was raised in Connecticut and completed his undergraduate studies in Biological Sciences at the University of Vermont. He earned his Doctorate degree from Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. Dr. Aimi has worked as a general practitioner in Corfu, NY. He joined our team in July 2017.

Dr. Aimi is certified in veterinary acupuncture and will be offering this service for pain relief as well as to help animals with neurologic and musculoskeletal disorders.  In addition to acupuncture, Dr. Aimi has professional interests in surgery, behavior, pain management and physical therapy.

At home, Dr. Aimi has a Shih-Tzu named Penny Lane.

His hobbies include: glassblowing, curling, board games, and spending time with his wife and daughter.


Dr. Dena Tieszen

Dr. Dena Tieszen was raised on a small farm in South Dakota where she completed an undergraduate degree in Biology at Augustana University based in Sioux Falls, SD. She completed a Bachelor’s of Veterinary Medicine & Surgery (BVM&S, a DVM equivalent) through the University of Edinburgh in Scotland (U.K.) in July 2016 and began working in the Rochester area soon after.

Dr. Tieszen is keen to develop her interests in anesthesia & pain management and animal behavior through sub-specialization. She is also impressed by shelter medicine and, through involvement in this interest, hopes to find a canine or two to join her household soon!

She enjoys spending time with her fiancé, being active in her church, running, singing & other musical endeavors, and learning through travel.


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/