Meet Our Staff:
Hey there, all! We enjoy seeing you all at the clinic with your precious furry family members. Because we get to know our clients so well, we like them to know who we are too!
Dr. Jeff Tingue
Dr. Tingue, a St. Georges University graduate, purchased the Lakewood Practice in 2022 and kept our doors open. Before coming to Lakewood, Dr. Tingue worked in an emergency clinic in Buffalo. He enjoys educating the clients on how to build the best relationship with their pets. Outside of the office, he loves riding his horses with his wife, Jamie, accompanied by their energetic border collie, Socks.
Dr. Marilyn Reynolds
Dr. Reynolds, a graduate of Tennessee University, joined the Lakewood team in 2008. She is an accomplished mixed animal practitioner, now spending most of her time in the small animal clinic. Outside the office she keeps busy on a local dairy farm with her significant other and her teenage son.
Karen has been with Lakewood since 1989 fulfilling multiple roles, from receptionist to veterinary assistant. Her mornings are spent in exam rooms assisting the doctor with appointments and treating pets. She handles paperwork and billing required to keep the business office running smoothly. Karen is happily married to Rick and has two grown children. Her grandchildren are a special delight. Karen is an avid Buffalo Bills and Sabres Fan.
Melissa is a Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT) and has been at Lakewood since 1993. She graduated from Mount Ida College in Newton, Massachusetts and has been an LVT for over 30 years. She is happily married with two grown children. She is actively involved in the community, volunteering at the local library, and community theater. Her family has two wonderful adopted dogs and three busy cats.
Caylen is a 2019 SUNY Alfred State graduate, and joined the Lakewood team in 2020. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Kyle, on their farm. She also spends a lot of her free time riding horses on the trails with her dogs close by. Soon her time will be occupied by a little girl who will make her arrival in July of this year.
April has been a receptionist at Lakewood since 1999. Outside of work she keeps busy hiking the local area and state parks, baking, and gardening. She enjoys working on the internet and designed Lakewood’s original Facebook page. She has one adult daughter and six cats that keep her household exciting.
Jenn has been a receptionist at Lakewood since 1995. She is happily married to Bob, a Rushford native, and has three children. Outside of work she is actively involved with the community, her church, and extended family. She has a wide variety of pets ranging from anything to everything, but no dog. Jenn is also an avid Buffalo Sabres fan.
Ashley is a 2019 Animal Science graduate of SUNY Cobleskill. She joined the Lakewood team in 2023 as a Veterinary Assistant after returning home from Tennessee and is actively working towards her technician license. She enjoys doing anything outdoors with her husband Hunter and family and spends her summers at local county fairs with her dairy cows. Ashley and Hunter are going to be very busy and blessed with a sweet little girl arriving in May.