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Our Team

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Dr. Hannah Hottel

DVM, Owner

Dr. Hannah Hottel received her degree in veterinary medicine from Cornell University in 2010. After graduation, Dr. Hottel practiced internal and preventative medicine at Trumansburg, NY's ARC Veterinary Clinic for 6 years. One of her special areas of interest is holistic treatment, and she is pleased to be able to offer clients herbal and acupuncture therapies, in addition to western treatments.

Dr. Hottel has been working with animals her whole life--growing up and working on her family farm. Because you never really can take the girl off the farm, Dr. Hottel owns and operates her own farm with the help of her husband, Jason, and her daughter, Reagan. Along with Jason and Reagan, Dr. Hottel is loved by her horse, Kari, and her sweet rescue dogs, Callie and Derp. In her free time, Dr. Hottel loves to ride her motorcycle.

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Dr. Denise Firlik

DVM, Relief Veterinarian

Dr. Denise Firlik received her degree in veterinary medicine from Cornell University in 1997. After graduating, Dr. Firlik started working as an equine veterinarian at a hospital in Maine, then later started practicing as a small animal relief veterinarian and has been practicing as so into the present. Dr. Firlik has been working with Home Veterinary Care since 2010. Dr. Firlik has always worked with and had a passion for horses. She currently has 3 morgan horses of her own and enjoys riding and working with them in her free time. 

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Dr. Emily Duggan

DVM

Dr. Duggan has been a veterinarian since 2004. If you ask her what she loved most about her job, she will tell you that "we are blessed to protect the bonds between humans and animals. There is nothing better than being able to protect, care and allow pets to be with their families as long as possible. The love that develops is a very special unspoken bond." When she is not at work she loves to run, teaches fitness classes, and spread joy in anyway possible. She loves to spend time with her 2 children, husband, 3 rescue dogs and a cat. 

Sherry

Office Manager 
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Sherry has worked with veterinary practices nearly all her life, starting when she worked as a teen on kennel maintenance in an animal hospital. After finishing school, Sherry returned to working with animals, bringing her accounting and book work skills with her, and has been managing practices since 1990. Though Elmira will always be home, she has worked with animal hospitals in Tennessee and Georgia. At home, Sherry has 2 parrots, an Amazon named Reba and a Senegal named Xeta, as well as 6 cats, and 3 dogs named  Zahkar, Alina and Mathys, and her Friesian horse, Twarres. Some of Sherry's favorite activities are being involved in horse showing and dog shows.

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Laura

Receptionist

Laura joined the Home Veterinary Care family in July of 2022! Laura used to be a local roller derby queen. Laura has three canines; a corgi, Regina, a shar-pei ,Ellie, and pit bull, Lola. 

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Della

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Della earned her Associate's in veterinary technology from Alfred State University and has worked for 4 years as a licensed veterinary technician. A high priority for Della in her work is being a well-rounded technician, offering a comfort level and skill in many areas which support the clinic's proficiency in veterinary care. Della loves just about any activity that lets her enjoy the fresh, open air. One of her favorite things about the local area is the variety in the seasons, each of which offers her a different way to experience the outdoors.

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Amanda

Licensed Veterinary Technologist

Amanda received her Bachelor's degree in Veterinary Technology in 2016 from SUNY Canton. She has worked with animals since 2013 in the shelter setting and is passionate about providing the best possible care for every patient, no matter the situation. She loves spending time with her husband and 3 dogs Winchester, Remington, and Mauser. She also has a cat named Batman. She is a passionate outdoorsman who enjoys hunting, fishing, and anything outdoors!

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Ellen

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Ellen has been a member of the Home Veterinary Care team since September of 2022. She is a 2019 graduate of Alfred State University and has worked locally in the veterinary field since 2015. You can recognize her by her ever changing hair color and her ability to laugh at just about anything. When she isn't at work, she can be found watching horror movies or working on a new craft. Her chaotic household consists of her husband, two sons, two dogs (Darla and Leo) and her sphynx cat Yzma. 

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Sharon

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Sharon graduated tech school in 2023 at Medaille University in Buffalo, NY. She has worked in veterinary medicine sense 2021. She has 3 dogs at home, a rescue redbone coonhound Lily, a rescue pit mix Kota, and a pointer mix Bella. Sharon also has 4 cats. Her passion has always revolved around animals sense childhood! She has 3 boys and loves to teach her kids about animals and proper care and training. She loves to spend her free time running agility work with Bella and training the others!

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Adalia

Technician Assistant

Adalia joined the Home Veterinary Care team in February of 2022. She has 2 dogs, Boov and Koda, 3 sphynx cats named Oscar, Sprout and Lump, a leopard gecko named Fritz, and a horse, Brumby. She loves being outside with her dogs. In her spare time, you can find Adalia doing her homework, so she can pursue her dreams of graduating from Cornell as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. 

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Kim

Technician Assistant

Kim joined the Home Veterinary Care family in June of 2022! She originally joined the field back in 1998 as a Licensed Vet Tech, but took a break. Kim is excited to be back in the field as is looking forward to recertifying her license. She has been happily married for the last 24 years and currently enjoys her spare time with her rescue dogs Tucker and Nina, and rescue cats Midnight and Iris. Fun fact about Kim, she is a military veteran who served with the US Navy for seven years!

Brittney

Technician Assistant
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April

Receptionist

April joined the Home Veterinary Care family in April of 2022. She is the proud owner of 2 Bichon Frise dogs, Dixie and Cruz, as well as 2 Coton de Tulear dogs names Lyric and Sailor. She also has a corgi named Summer. April enjoys traveling, even day trips, watching scary movies, and baking. Her favorite thing to bake is sugar cookies because she loves decorating them; she also enjoys interior design!

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