Hours Of Operation:

Mon – Tues

8am – 8pm

Wed – Thur

8am – 7pm


8am – 5pm


8am – 2pm

Christopher R. McKinney, DVM

Dr. Christopher R. McKinneyDr. Christopher R. McKinney is an associate veterinarian at Cats & Critters Veterinary Hospital and East River Veterinary Hospital.

Dr. McKinney graduated cum laude from Northern Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science in Zoology in 2004. He attended the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine from 2006 to 2010, where he received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. After two years in practice Dr. McKinney attended Tufts University, where he received his Master of Science in Conservation Medicine in 2013. Most recently he worked at a small veterinary practice in the greater Buffalo area.

In addition to his experience as a veterinarian, he started working in the veterinary field in 2004 as a veterinary assistant. Dr. McKinney has volunteered at the Buffalo Zoo, Tufts University Wildlife Clinic and completed an internship at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation as a wildlife intern in 2013. He seeks to enhance human-animal relationships and provide compassionate care for all patients. His professional interests include exotic animals, wildlife and internal medicine. He is a member of the American Animal Hospital Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. McKinney shares his home with his wife, Elizabeth, and four cats; Max, Jawa, Viggo and Vlad. In his spare time, he likes to read, hike and play computer games.

Allison Adams, LVT Supervisor

Alison AdamsSince 2007, Allison has worked at East River Veterinary Hospital as an LVT, where she continued to work after the Hospital joined Monroe Veterinary Associates.

Allison grew up in Rochester and received her bachelor's degree in biology from Houghton College before getting her vet tech degree from Bel-Rea Institute of Technology in Denver.

However, her history of working with animals goes back farther than that; during high school, she worked for a kennel at another animal hospital. Then, after receiving her vet tech degree, she landed her first LVT job at East River.

"I've always loved animals. I enjoy working with owners and their pets and providing the best care possible for them. I also enjoy client education so that owners can provide the best lives for their pets."

She has one pet, Olive, a black and tan short-haired Dachshund. When she's not working, she loves to hike, camp, spend time outdoors, read, watch movies and take weekend trips to visit friends.

Allison married her husband, Rick, in November 2011. Rick brings his ball python, Mr. Wiggles, to their new family!

Elizabeth Sullivan, BVSc

Elizabeth SullivanOriginally from Syndey, Australia, Elizabeth Sullivan is an associate veterinarian at East River Veterinary Hospital. She graduated with a bachelor of veterinary medicine from the University of Sydney in 2016 and attended the University of Technology (also in Sydney) with a degree in marine biology in 2012. Her professional interests include exotic and wildlife medicine, animal behavior and dermatology.

She recently moved to New York State to be with her husband that she met through a classmate in veterinary school. Dr. Sullivan left two cats in the care of her family in Australia and has since adopted her husband's two cats, Thor and Tigger. In her free time, she enjoys arts and crafts, crocheting and traveling.