Effective, Tuesday, March 7th, 2017, Scottsville Veterinary Hospital & Pet Adoptions is transitioning to Riverside Veterinary Hospital & One Love Pet Adoptions. Drs. Velez and Dr. Mueller look forward to continue offering outstanding medical care and  compassion as Dr. Berghash and his staff have provided over the last 25 years. With a combined 22 years of veterinary experience in the Rochester area, Drs. Velez and Mueller are thrilled to provide the best possible care for your pets; an honor that they treat with the utmost responsibility.

For any questions about our new hospital facility, feel free to email us at In addition, you can email our new adoption facility at for questions on available pets, adoption process and for our new hours.

Check out our website for more information on available services.

Meet Our New Doctors

a6a26666-9e9e-4ad9-a7bf-f828ebdd559bDr. Kirsten Mueller grew up here in Rochester and has been practicing since 2008. She attended veterinary school at Ross University in St. Kitts and Oregon State. After veterinary school, Dr. Mueller completed an internship at Veterinary Specialists and Emergency Services in Rochester. Since completing her internship, Dr. Mueller has been in general practice, where her professional interests include pain management and critical care. In her free time, Dr. Mueller enjoys hiking with her many dogs, her husband Matt and her daughter Lucy. Dr. Mueller also enjoys cooking, gardening, painting and skiing in her free time.

9e5ded1a-5d04-4a69-a2da-9328c36eb8efDr. Vanessa Velez was born and raised in Puerto Rico, and is fully bilingual, speaking both English and Spanish. She attended the University of Puerto Rico where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in General Science in 1997. She then moved to Ireland and attended the University College Dublin, School of Veterinary Medicine. She was awarded her degree in Veterinary Medicine in 2003. Dr Velez moved to Rochester, NY in 2003 and has been practicing veterinary medicine ever since. Her professional interests include internal medicine, soft-tissue surgery, and feline medicine. Dr Velez loves to travel whenever possible and has been to many countries around the world. She also enjoys spending her free time with her pets Lola, an English bulldog, and Piper, an Irish cat, as well as her friends.

Hours of Operation

Riverside Veterinary Hospital

  Monday            8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday          8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
 Wednesday     8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
 Thursday         8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  Friday               8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
 Saturday          9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Sunday                            CLOSED

One Love Pet Adoptions

Monday                         CLOSED
Tuesday        10:00 AM – 1:00 PM  (Walk In)
Wednesday   10:00 AM – 1:00 PM (Walk In)
Thursday       2:00 PM – 7:00 PM  (Walk In)

  Friday           10:00 AM – 1:00 PM  (Walk In)
Saturday       9:00 AM – 3:00 PM  (Walk In)
Sunday        9:00 AM – 3:00 PM  (Walk In)

Please note, Monday through Friday, adoptions will be closed from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM.


Riverside Veterinary Hospital

Receptionist:  Looking for a receptionist for a busy veterinary hospital. 20-35 hours per week.  MUST HAVE experience in this area and be able to work evenings, weekends and holidays. Must have good computer skills, be able to answer a multi-line phone system, be able to multi-task, have customer service experience and enjoy working with animals. Experience and knowledge of AVImark computer software is a plus, but not necessary. Please email an application and an attached resume to Lynn at for consideration.


One Love Pet Adoptions

Adoption Specialist/Kennel Attendant:  Looking for a hardworking and dependable part time Adoption Specialist/Kennel Attendant for a busy veterinary hospital & pet adoption center, 20 – 35 hours per week. Must be able to work days, nights, weekends, holidays, and be able to travel for rescue trips. Must have customer service experience, be able to multi-task, answer a multi-phone line system, be able to lift 50 lbs. or more, and enjoy working with animals. Previous work experience with animals is a plus.  If interested, please send an application and an attached resume to Tara at for consideration.

It is because of all the people and families who come to volunteer, donate, and adopt that make our work possible. Without all of you, we wouldn’t be able to save as many as we do. Thank you for the continued support.

NY State Inspected. License Number PD 1043.