Fruit Valley Veterinary Clinic

Doctors and Staff

Susan T. Ehrhardt, DVM
After receiving a B.S. in Biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, she graduated with a DVM from Cornell in 1986. Upon graduation, she worked for Dr. Myron Dimon until she and her husband purchased the practice in 1990 and created FVVC. She is primarily involved in patient care, especially diagnosis and treatment.

Eric E. Ehrhardt, DVM, MS
After earning a B.A. in Chemistry from the University of Maine, Dr. Ehrhardt graduated from Cornell with a DVM in 1984. He subsequently performed studies at the Equine Research Park at Cornell and was awarded an M.S. in Veterinary Medicine in 1987. He has been co-owner of FVVC since 1990. He performs surgery, imaging, treatment, diagnosis and care at FVVC.

Danielle E. Mendez-Vicari, DVM
Dr. Danielle grew up in DeWitt, a suburb of Syracuse NY. She received a BS in Biology from the State University of New York, College at Geneseo in 2007 and continued on to Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine where she received her DVM in 2011. She joined FVVC in the summer of 2011 as an associate veterinarian.  In the summer time Dr. Danielle enjoys spending time outdoors, particularly in the pool, with her husband, son, daughter and their 2 labs, Ivy and Lily. In the winter  she enjoys snuggling on the couch with a good book and her siamese cat Bubbles.

Erin Stephenson, LVT
Erin graduated SUNY Canton in 2004 and joined FVVC a short time later. She has 2 boxers Riggs and Zeke and 2 cats.

Caitlyn Hanlon, LVT
Caitlyn is Licensed Veterinary Technician and has been with FVVC since June 2008. You can catch her working most weeknights and Saturdays at the clinic doing a little bit of everything from anesthesia and surgical assisting to laboratory work and patient care. She received an Associates in Animal Science : Beef and Livestock studies from SUNY Cobleskill in 2009, a Bachelors in Animal Science with a concentration in Beef and Livestock from SUNY Cobleskill in 2011, and her veterinary technician degree and license from SUNY Delhi in 2012. She owns a small farm with all types of livestock and competes with them in her spare time with a special interest in goats and rabbits. She also enjoys cuddling with her 2 Boxers Noelle and Jax and her 3 legged cat Cookie.

Darlyn Borland, reception
Darlyn has worked at FVVC since October 1990. She has 3 cats.

Jackie Simoneau, reception
Jackie has been apart of FVVC family for a long time. She loves to spend time with her husband, two daughters and her dog Chief.

Phyllis Van Der Linden, reception
Phyllis joined FVVC in 2003. She resides with her husband, black lab and two cats. In her spare time she enjoys doing DIY projects with her husband around her home.

Whitney Kithcart, reception
Whitney has been with FVVC since August 2015. She is currently studying Zoology at SUNY Oswego. Plans to work in a laboratory or begin field experience wit exotic animals after graduating.

Kara Benson, reception
Kara has been working at FVVC since she first moved to Oswego in August 2008. She has a B.S. in Zoology, and owns 2 German Shepherd & 3 rascally kitties! She also loves to experiment with different colored hair styles!

Tammy Atkinson, animal care
Tammy grew up in Oswego and joined FVVC in 1996. Tammy loves interacting with the pets and giving them lots of attention. Tammy has a talent for getting even the most nervous pets to calm down. She has a drooly dog named Haven. Tammy is married, has one daughter and three beautiful grandkids. In her free time she loves to bake cakes for others, camping, watching her grandkids play sports, and enjoys relaxing in the sun.

Kelli Phillips, animal care
Kelli has been working at FVVC since October 2009. Working with animals has been quite a growing experience for her. In her spare time she loves creating art by burning images on to wood and leather,crochet, photography, and relaxing while playing video games.

Rob Alexander, animal care
Robert is a zoology major at SUNY Oswego and has been working at FVVC since October of 2011. He grew up on a small farm in Saranc, NY with horses and other various animals. In his spare time he enjoys fishing and camping with his family and friends. He is married to his beautiful wife Jessica and has a young son named Brayden. He also two dogs, Kaze and Bella, and three cats, Lucian, Waldo, and Luna.

Amy LoPrete, animal care
Amy started working at FVVC in July 2016. She received her B.S. in Zoology from SUNY Oswego in 2014 and is currently working towards becoming a licensed vet tech. She has always had a passion for animals and currently has a German Shepard fur baby of her own.

Lina Trojanowski, animal care
Lina joined FVVC June 2016. She is currently a Zoology major at SUNY Oswego. In her spare time she likes to cuddle with her 3 pet rats Beanie, Hazel, and Kafi.