Meet Our Staff
Dr. Carolyn Fisher, DVM
Dr. Carolyn Fisher is currently the hospital director of Suburban Animal Hospital. A general practitioner, Dr. Fisher has cared for pets at Suburban since 1997. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine and particularly likes observing and experiencing the special bonds people and their pets share.
A native of Rochester, Dr. Fisher attended the State University of New York at Geneseo. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Biology in 1993 and went on to attend the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. While there she was employed in the clinical pathology laboratory and active in several student organizations. She was awarded her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1997.
Dr. Fisher is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Genesee Valley Veterinary Medical Association and the Cornell Feline Health Center.
Dr. Fisher currently resides in the Rochester area with her cats Macaroni and Garfield; and a Standard Poodle named Jacques. She and her family also have a Belgian draft mare named Dolly who they enjoy spending time with. When she's not busy with her duties at the hospital, she can be found outside gardening, working on her salt water fish tank, and spending time with her family.
Dr. Josh Blair, DVM
Dr. Blair is an associate veterinarian at Suburban Animal Hospital. He previously worked at Canandaigua Veterinary Hospital.
Originally from LeRoy, N.Y., Dr. Blair graduated from Ross University in 2011 and completed his clinical year at Auburn University.
His professional interests include ophthalmology and surgery. Before veterinary school, Dr. Blair studied biology and chemistry, receiving his bachelor's degree in 2006.
He has one pet, a golden retriever named Decker. Outside of work, Dr. Blair enjoys playing tennis, biking and working out. He's also a big fan of the New York Yankees and Auburn Football.
Dr. Monica N. Bunkenburg, DVM
Originally from Skaneateles, New York, Dr. Bunkenburg attended Arizona State University, where she received her bachelor’s degree in Agribusiness. She then attended the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 2012. Her professional interests include enhancing the human-animal bond and surgery.
At home, she enjoys the company of a Rottweiler/Boxer mix named Xavier and two cats named Alex and Gus. During her free time, she enjoys reading, trail walking, watching movies, tailgating and anything LSU football. Although she has lived in Florida, Arizona and Louisiana, she is very happy to have returned to Upstate New York.
Dr. Kathleen Hall, DVM
Originally from Portland, CT, Dr. Kathleen Hall has cared for pets at Suburban Animal Hospital as a general practitioner since 1988. Prior to coming to Suburban Animal Hospital, she practiced medicine at Stone Ridge Veterinary Hospital from 1985 to 1988.
Dr. Hall received her Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science from Cornell University in 1982. She continued her veterinary education at the New York State College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University and was awarded her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1984. Dr. Hall then completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery from 1984-1985 at the New Haven Central Hospital in New Haven, CT.
Acupuncture and herbal medicine are among Dr. Hall's many professional interests. She is certified in veterinary acupuncture by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society and certified in veterinary Chinese herbal medicine by the Chi Institute and the China National Society of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Hall is a member of the Genesee Valley Veterinary Medical Association, the American Veterinary Medical Association, the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society and the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncturists.
Outside the hospital, she most enjoys spending her free time with her family and her pets. She and her husband enjoy their Boxers, Mei Mei and Max; cats, Zippy and Pippin; and horses, Tanner and Duncan.
Shannon, the Hospital Manager, joined Monroe Veterinary Associates in 1998. She holds an associate's degree in Veterinary Technology from Medialle College and a bachelor's degree in Veterinary Services Management from SUNY Canton.
She is proud of the high level of care, compassion and respect that is given to all clients and their pets. She also enjoys the caring environment the team at Suburban Animal Hospital provides for each other, as well as the patients. Her four-legged family members include two dogs, Macy (Boston Terrier) and Bo (Boston Terrier Mix).