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Our Team

Doctor Danielle smiles while standing next to Lake Ontario

Dr. Danielle E. Mendez-Vicari

Lead Veterinarian/Owner

Dr. Danielle was born and raised in Syracuse, NY. She graduated from Jamesville DeWitt High School and obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biology at SUNY Geneseo. She graduated from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011 and spent the next 11 years as an associate small animal veterinarian in Oswego, NY before making the decision to start her own practice. Dr. Danielle is passionate about her work as a veterinarian and she is very dedicated to her patients, her clients, and her staff! She is also a loving, devoted wife and mother to two school-age children, as well as mom of four lady Labrador Retrievers, and a young male Siamese cat! When she is away from the clinic, Dr. Danielle loves to spend as much time as possible with her family, including her parents, who live just down the street! She also enjoys reading, drawing, and spending time outside (except when there are bees, which she find irrationally terrifying). Her favorite place on earth is a sandy beach with calm waves, beautiful sunshine, and her family!


Lexi L. 

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Lexi has lived in Oswego, NY her whole life. She graduated from SUNY Delhi in May of 2023 with an associate degree in Veterinary Science Technology and became a Licensed Veterinary Technician in July of 2023. Before attending college to become an LVT, Lexi worked as a veterinary assistant at another local veterinary clinic, which solidified her love for the field of veterinary medicine! Before joining the team at Lake Ontario Veterinary Clinic, Lexi was fur mom to a cat, a rabbit, a chinchilla, and 2 horses. Since joining our team, she has added another cat and a Labrador to her family! She is also a foster mom to some furry friends looking for their fur-ever homes! Lexi loves anything outdoors, especially campfires with friends, or going on a trail ride with her horses.


Rhonda H.

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Rhonda is a lifelong resident of Oswego County. She received a degree in Equine Studies/Stable and Farm Management from Cazenovia College and shortly after graduating, she discovered the field of veterinary technology. After starting her family, Rhonda returned to college and received her degree in Veterinary Science Technology from San Juan College and became a Licensed Veterinary Technician in 2013. Rhonda has a special interest in reproduction and neonatal care. Outside of work, Rhonda enjoys raising and showing American Bullies with her family. Along with her dogs, she also has Kune-kune pigs and two cats.   


Morgan T.

Veterinary Assistant

Morgan is a lifelong resident of Oswego, NY.  Morgan has devoted more than 7 years to the animal service industry as a certified groomer, as well as devoting many hours to rescue work. Morgan is currently enrolled as a student in the Penn Foster program to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician. Before joining the team at Lake Ontario Veterinary Clinic, Morgan worked as a certified dog groomer, obtaining her license through Paragon Pet School, foremed by world-famous groomer Melissa Verplank.  She also has her certification pet nutrition, and is passionate about continuing her education every day. Morgan has three dogs and two cats, who are her whole world! Outside of work she enjoys hiking and spending time on the water.


Mackenzi L.

Veterinary Assistant

We are thrilled to announce that this position has been filled!


Mackenzi L.

Veterinary Assistant

Mackenzi, or Kenzi, grew up in Oswego County and has remained local to the area. Before joining the Lake Ontario Veterinary Clinic team, Kenzi owned and operated her own grooming business for four years, and has been grooming for eight years. Kenzi is new to being a veterinary assistant, but she has quickly fallen in love with the profession of veterinary medicine! She has two dogs and one cat, but she would have many more if she could take in every pet in need! Outside of work, Kenzi loves to be outside! She loves camping with her friends and her family, but especially with her adorable son Carter. She is particularly fond of any campground with a lazy river where she can just relax! She also loves to go riding on ATVs, or just spend time with friends.


Krysta T.


Krysta moved from Connecticut to Oswego County in 2013. Prior to joining the field of veterinary medicine as a receptionist, Krysta was the manager of a large equine eventing facility. She is an avid animal lover! She owns and runs a small farm with her husband and children. Aside from her farm animals, Krysta also has 3 dogs and 5 cats! Krysta loves to make her own goat milk cheese, and she also enjoys gardening, and making her own beautiful floral arrangements! If you see plants, flowers, or even pictures of flowers around Lake Ontario Veterinary Clinic, they probably came from Krysta!

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We are pleased to announce that a new member of our Reception Team will be joining us soon! Please check back to help us welcome our new team member!

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