Dr. Victor Dasaro is the medical director of NVH. With more twenty years of experience in veterinary medicine, he remains dedicated to the “old style” school of veterinary care. He enjoys interacting with pet owners and their companions. Dr. Dasaro has a special interest in ultrasound, avian, and exotic medicine as well as surgery.
Dr. Ellen Friedman has been co-owner of NVH since 1993. She has a special interest in geriatric feline practice, although she enjoys caring for her canine patients as well. She also enjoys pocket pet medicine and surgery. She has been married to Dr.Dasaro since 1979 and shares her house with 2 Labs, as well as multiple orange cats and a gray parrot.
Dr. Melissa Flanagan may look familiar! She worked at NVH for six years before she headed off to a veterinary school. She is happy to return to her veterinary roots. In her spare time, Dr. Flanagan enjoys reading and hiking with her dogs and her husband Johnny.
Dr. Erica Harlec graduated from Cornell University’s Veterinary school, and loves working in general practice. She has an interest in geriatric medicine and preventative care. Dr. Harlec enjoys rock climbing with her husband and their rescues, an Australian cattle dog named Casey and a cute NVH-adopted kitten Huck.
Melissa has been part of the NVH team since May 2006 and is our primary outpatient coordinator. Her love of animals makes this an ideal job for her. Melissa shares her life with her husband, Jimmy, their German Shepherd Raine and their four cats, Joy, Angus, Sophie & Lou – E. Other than working, Melissa also enjoys hiking, camping and snowmobiling.
Mike has been with us since August 2003 when he was hired as a kennel assistant. Since then, he has earned B.B.A. in Veterinary Technology Management from SUNY Delhi and now is a Manager at NVH. In the future he would like to pursue a Master’s degree in business.
Kristin has been part of the NVH team since 2007 and is our hospital coordinator. She has a B.S. from Mercy College in Behavioral Sciences and has over ten years of experience in the veterinary field. She shares her life with her two children, two dogs, four cats and a goat.
Dora is our human resources manager and has been with us since 2006. She was lucky enough to get a job combining her bookkeeping skills and her love of animals. She shares her home with her husband and two daughters, as well as her lab, Vienna. When Dora isn’t working, she enjoys swimming, photography and watching her children play sports.
Fumi is our Veterinary Medicine Researcher who came from Japan and has been with us since May 2005. She earned her B.B.A. in Veterinary Technology Management from SUNY Delhi. Fumi’s numerous research projects are essential to our operations and helps us maintain a state of the art Veterinary Hospital. She has three cats; B+, Pinky and Rillie.
Licensed Veterinary Technicians
Jennifer has been with us since 2005. She graduated from Murray State College in Oklahoma with her Veterinary Technician Degree and has been working with animals since. When not working Jennifer enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters.
Fran has been a part of our team since 2003. Besides working at NVH Fran owns an art business. She also wrote and illustrated a children’s book which was published in 2008. She has 2 cats and a horse.
Katie has been with us since September 2016, she has worked in the veterinary field for over 10 years. Katie has 4 cats and 2 dogs. When not at work she likes to hike and is an avid fisherman.
Veterinary Technician Assistants & Resort
Kim moved here from Texas and majored in wildlife ecology at LSU. She joined the NVH team in February 2013. Kim enjoys hiking and biking and has 3 cats.
Amber has been with NVH since July 2011. Amber will soon hit the books as she pursues her lifelong dream of becoming a licensed veterinary technician. She shares her life with 5 dogs (all rescues) and several rescued cats. In her spare time, Amber enjoys singing, playing piano, swimming and photography.