Dr. Susan Neno
Almost every picture from Susan’s childhood showed her holding some kind of living creature, whether she was cuddling a family pet or proudly holding up a frog she’d caught! Some of her earliest memories involve her telling any adult who would listen that she was going to become a veterinarian, and her promise held true!
Dr. Neno was born and raised in Lansing, New York. She was active in the 4H club very early on, and decided to attend Tompkins Cortland Community College after graduating high school. She transferred to State University of New York Binghamton, where she worked at a local veterinary clinic in her spare time. Eventually, she was accepted into the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University, graduating with her DVM degree in 1991.
Dr. Neno worked at a clinic in Rochester after graduation, meeting her husband during that time. They moved to Holley, where Susan worked at another hospital. Ready for a change, she came to Barre Animal Hospital in 1999 as an associate veterinarian, eventually purchasing the clinic in 2007 when the original owner retired from practice.
Susan’s husband, Scott, works as a welder. Their two teenagers, Tessa and Derek, are both very involved in sports. The family pets include Tia, a Pomeranian, and three cats: Patches, Flicker, and Gracin.
Currently, most of Dr. Neno’s hobbies revolve around her children’s sports teams. She hopes to get back into photography, art, and dancing soon.
Geoff was always inspired by the fact that animals can’t talk and can’t always properly express themselves if something bothered them. He knew he wanted to interpret their signals and help in any way he could, so he decided to become a veterinary professional!
Geoff grew up in Batavia, New York, and attended Medaille College in buffalo, graduating with honors. When he heard that Dr. Neno was looking for a Licensed Veterinary Technician, he jumped at the chance to work with her. He started in January of 1999 on the same day that Dr. Neno did.
As a Tech, Geoff really enjoys sitting behind the microscope. It’s still amazing to him that something as simple as a microscope slide can give insight into medical conditions and help a doctor solve a case. Geoff also finds surgery incredibly interesting, and often assists the veterinarians in surgical procedures.
Geoff shares his home with Scot and two cats after they were left in the breezeway of the clinic–Anay never tires of trying to catch the laser light, and Shard, who spent enough time at the vet’s now refuses to go in for routine care. Geoff hopes on day to add a dog into the mix.
Outside of work, Geoff enjoys watching movies, playing video games, cooking, and reading. He has read hundreds of novels over the years and the list keeps growing and growing.
Becky was born and raised in HIlton, New York, on her family’s third-generation dairy farm. Having been surrounded by animals her entire life, Becky always knew she wanted to work with animals!
Becky attended the State University of New York Delhi to obtain her Veterinary Technician’s license. In addition to working as a veterinary technician, she has worked in pet retail for over 15 years, which taught her a lot about all types of small animals and fish! After working with Dr. Neno at another hospital, Becky decided to apply when she heard that Dr. Neno was looking for another Licensed Technician.
Around the clinic, Becky loves radiology, dentistry, and especially enjoys the cold laser therapy that is offered at Barre. Its amazing healing powers never fail to impress. She also likes to see pets go from adorable babies to full grown, healthy adults.
Becky and her boyfriend share their house with many pets. Gibson is a Black lab who needs to have a toy in his mouth at all times, Kodiak is a husky/shepherd mix that she adopted from the hospital when he was surrendered with Parvo virus, and Charlie is a Lab mix who’s tail never stops wagging. They also have three cats, Laili, Costello, and Pearl, as well as four goats named Jasmin, Bell, Tinker, and Tangles. Rounding out the furry troop is a chinchilla, Djembe, whom she adopted because he has a crooked jaw.
Outside of work, Becky spends most of her free time in the summer relaxing on the water! She also likes downhill skiing in the winter and does a lot of hiking with the dogs!