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!
We are sadly saying goodbye to Dr. John Leahy at the end of February as he is planning to take over his father’s practice back home. His spirit, energy, and skill set will be missed immensely. We wish him and his wife the best of luck on their new journey!
We are also experiencing a baby boom here among the lakewood staff. Ashlyn had her first baby September 30th, Lindsey brought her third baby home November 30th, and Dr. Chuff and his wife are waiting for their little bundle to arrive any day now!
Dr. Rob McNeill
Dr. McNeill, a graduate of Cornell University, joined Lakewood in 1993 and became a partner in 1997. His primary interest is dairy work, but he is well versed in all aspects of veterinary medicine. He and his wife have 3 grown children. He enjoys motorcycling and is involved in the community and church.
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.
Dr. Matthew Chuff
Matt Chuff was raised in central New York. He received his bachelor’s degree from Hamilton College and his DVM from Cornell University. Prior to working at Lakewood, he practiced in Northeastern Colorado for a dairy practice. He worked primarily with dairy farms ranging from 1,500 to 13,000 cows. Matt’s areas of interest include transition cow management, reproductive management, records analysis, and parlor evaluations. He is now a proud co-owner of the practice and happily married to his wife Kari. In his spare time, he enjoys cycling and downhill skiing.
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.
Lindsey joined the Lakewood team in 2014 after graduating from SUNY Alfred. Outside of the office she enjoys spending time with her family. Lindsey is happily married to her husband, Kohlton. She is also a very busy mommy to three beautiful children Kendall, Karson and Kaydence. She also enjoys many outdoor activities such as archery, fishing, and hunting.
Ashlyn is a 2018 SUNY Alfred State Graduate. She interned at Lakewood Veterinary during her schooling at Alfred and loved the atmosphere, and especially the staff! She joined the team immediately after graduation and has loved it since. She enjoys spending time with her two “fur babies,” husband, Glenn and new baby boy Mason! She also enjoys spending lots of time outdoors during the summer.
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.