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Meet Our Team

Veterinarians

Carolyn Fisher, DVM
Hospital Director

Carolyn Fisher

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.

Josh Blair, DVM

Josh Blair

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.

Monica N. Bunkenburg, DVM

Monica N. Bunkenburg

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.

Breanna Dugan, DVM

Breanna Dugan

Dr. Breanna Dugan is originally from Tennessee. She received her bachelor’s degree in biology from East Tennessee State University. Dr. Dugan attended the University of Tennessee where she earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine and finished in the top 20 percent of her graduating class.

Dr. Dugan spent time in Ecuador, at the Ecuador Spay and Neuter Clinic. She also completed an externship at the Animal Emergency and Specialty Center in Knoxville, Tennessee. Dr. Dugan’s professional interests include surgery, ultrasound and exotic pets such as birds, reptiles and small mammals. She is excited to work with Dr. McKinney while she develops her expertise in exotic care under his guidance.

Christopher McKinney, DVM

Christopher McKinney

Dr. Christopher R. McKinney is our newest associate veterinarian. He previously cared for pets at East River Veterinary Hospital and  Cats & Critters.

Dr. McKinney graduated cum laude from Northern Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science in Zoology in 2004. He attended the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine from 2006 to 2010, where he received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. After two years in practice Dr. McKinney attended Tufts University, where he received his Master of Science in Conservation Medicine in 2013.

In addition to his experience as a veterinarian, he started working in the veterinary field in 2004 as a veterinary assistant. Dr. McKinney has volunteered at the Buffalo Zoo, Tufts University Wildlife Clinic and completed an internship at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation as a wildlife intern in 2013. He seeks to enhance human-animal relationships and provide compassionate care for all patients. His professional interests include exotic animals, wildlife and internal medicine. He is a member of the American Animal Hospital Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. McKinney shares his home with his wife, Elizabeth, two children, and four cats; Max, Jawa, Viggo and Vlad. In his spare time, he likes to read, hike and play computer games.

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