Exciting News! Dr. Vanessa Velez and Dr. Kirsten Mueller are proud to announce the transition from Scottsville Veterinary Hospital and Pet Adoptions to Riverside Veterinary Hospital and One Love Pet Adoptions! As new owners-operators, Drs. Velez and 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.
As this transition occurs, we will be closed for business on Tuesday, March 7th, and will reopen Wednesday, March 8th.
Both Dr. Velez and Dr. Mueller, along with their staff, hope to provide the smoothest transition possible and look forward to meeting their new clients and patients!
Check out our website for more information on available services.
Meet Our New Doctors
Dr. 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.
Dr. 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.