Kenton Flaig, DVM-
Dr. Flaig came to Portville in 2004 to take over when Dr. Tom Clark retired. He and his family live in Portville with their three cats, Eddie Sanchez, Shelby and Leopold, and their three dogs, Annie May, Chloe and Suchi, along with a bunch of chickens.
He graduated from the University of Minnesota's College of Veterinary Medicine in 1974 and finished a year long internship in medicine and surgery at the Animal Medical Center in Manhattan a year later. After that he practiced in Staten Island, NY, where he founded Gateway Animal Hospital.
1997 came and Dr. Flaig retired and moved to Las Vegas with his family. They spent the next seven years living in Las Vegas enjoying the sun, the casino buffets and the desert until the kids got to the age where it was smart to find a safer place for children to grow and develop. That place was Portville!
Licensed Veterinary Technicians (LVTs)
LVTs are veterinary medicine's equivalent of a nurse. Like other medical professionals such as nurses, doctors, veterinarians and dentists, Licensed Veterinary Technicians are required to have graduated from an accredited college, to have passed New York State Department of Education's licensing examination and take continuing education to maintain their skills.
Portville Veterinary Clinic is lucky to have three of the best!
Tracy has been with Portville Veterinary Clinic since she graduated from the Veterinary Technology Program at Medaille College in 1992.
That's 20+ years that she's spent taking care of pets living in this area!
She lives in Olean with her family, two dogs, Maisy and Sonny, and two cats Penny and Scottie.
Heather graduated from the Veterinary Technology Program at Alfred State College in 2009.
She started with us in October 2010.
She lives in Bradford with her family, their dog Bow, and cats Felix and Karen.
Stephanie graduated from Alfred State College's Veterinary Technology Program in 2012.
She joined our staff in August 2014.
She lives in Shinglehouse with her family, her horse Sage and two dogs, Zeke and Harley.
Abi graduated in 2012 from Alfred State College's Veterinary Technology Program and graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor's degree in Biology.
She joined our staff in December 2014.
She lives in Wellsville with her family, and her Shiba Inu Jazzy.
Kristi attended the University of Pittsburg.
She joined us in July 2011 after our receptionist of many years retired.
She lives in Portville with her family, three dogs, Benson, Joey and Raelee and Jingles the cat.
Michelle graduated from Medaille College with a Veterinary Technology degree in May of 2014.
She joined our staff in June of 2014 as a receptionist. She is working toward an LVT license.
She lives in Olean with her family and two huskies, Cassie and Bailey.
Kevin is Dr. Flaig's son. He started with us in June 2014.
He is currently attending Jamestown Community College and majoring in Horticulture.
Kevin lives in Portville with his family and their cats and dogs.
Office Cat in Training:
Many of you may remember our original office cat/grief counselor, Cindy Loo Hoo.
She was with us for 10 years after being surrendered by her previous owner. She recently lost her battle with Kidney failure.
She will always be remembered by our staff, clients and even our patients.
We didn't want to rush into finding a new office cat because it takes a special kind of personality to be able to thrive here.
We recently had a cat surrendered to the clinic after his previous owner was unable to care for him efficiently. He has some health issues we are working to correct now.
His name is Carl. We are hoping he likes it here and wants to stay!