Meet our Staff

Veterinarians

Dr. Patricia Lucia
DVM

Patricia Lucia

Dr. Lucia obtained her PHD from Harvard University in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics in 1990. She then went on to Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine and obtained her DVM license in 1994. Dr. Lucia has been with Stack Hospital for Pets since 1994. Dr. Lucia has been a co-owner of Stack Hospital for Pets since 1998. She currently resides in Fabius, NY with her husband and two sons, along with her 5 cats, and 4 dogs.

Dr. Marcia Ziegler-Alexander
DVM

Marcia Ziegler-Alexander

Dr. Ziegler has been in Syracuse her entire life, she graduated from Jamesville- Dewitt Highschool and during her highschool education she worked at Stack Hospital for Pets as a kennel attendant.

She graduated from Cornell University with a bachelors of Science in 1991. Dr. Ziegler then went on and graduated from Atlantic Veterinary College at Prince Edward Island Canada where she graduated second in her class.

Dr. Ziegler has co-owned Stack Hospital for Pets with her business partner, Dr. Patricia Lucia since 1998. She currently resides in Pompey with her husband, 2 dogs, 2 cats, 4 goats, 20 birds, fish and a turtle. Her passion for animals is not only professional but at the root of everything she does.

Dr. Jo Millard
DVM

Jo Millard

Dr. Millard obtained her DVM license from Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine in 1994. She began working part-time at Stack Hospital for Pets in September of 2009. She had worked previously at Boulevard Animal Hospital from 1994-2001, but stopped to care for her son, Skyler. Dr. Millard currently resides in Manlius, NY with her son (when he is home from Georgia Tech), 3 dogs, 3 cats, and a snake. In her spare time she enjoys walking her dogs at the nearby parks and doing house calls.

Practice Manager

Lori Capparelli
Practice Manager

Lori Capparelli

Lori graduated from USC with a degree in Accounting. She has a degree in medical assisting from Central City Business Institue. She attended American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA)  practice management school. Lori has been the Practice Manager of Stack Hospital for Pets since 1999. She currently resides in Canastota, NY with her husband,Joey, dog, Peter and four cats. In her spare time, Lori enjoys fostering dogs & cats, motorcycling, boating, and snowmobling.

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Ms. Pat Kelly
Licensed Veterinary Technician

Pat Kelly

Pat (middle) graduated SUNY Delhi in 1973. She worked as a Technician in Auburn, NY until 1977. Pat then joined the Stack team in November of 1977. She currently resides in Syracuse, NY with her 3 cats and two dogs. In her spare time, she enjoys trying new restaurants and wine tasting.

 

 

Tree McCormick
Licensed Veterinary Technician

Tree  McCormick

Tree is a graduate of SUNY Canton, class of 2008. She joined our team in 2014, and currently resides in Baldwinsville, NY with her husband and two sons, 4 dogs, 3 cats. In her spare time, she likes to read, garden and take long walk with her dogs. Tree also works for Spay and Neuter Syracuse and Onondaga County Health Department Rabies Clinics.

Heather Mohamed
Licensed Veterinary Technician

Heather  Mohamed

Heather has been a veterinary technician for the past sixteen years, graduating from Suny Canton Class of 1999. She currenetly resides in Chittenango with her husband and two active boys, two dogs Casssius and Katara, two cats Pepper & Loco and a leopard gecko Flick Lockwood. In her spare time she enjoys camping, hiking, traveling and spending time with her family and friends.

Kaleigh Reed

Kaleigh Reed

Kaleigh is a graduate of SUNY Canton, class of 2011. She began working as a technician less than a month after graduating, and worked in practice, including at our hospital up until moving to Florida in 2014. She moved back in December 2015, and is back to working on the Stack team! Kaleigh is especially intrested in exotics, particularly reptiles. She has 27 snakes of various species, a bearded dragon, a skink, two crested geckos, and a French bulldog named Luke Sykwalker.

Support Staff

Cheryl Adams
Receptionist Supervisor

Cheryl Adams

Cheryl started her career with Stack Hospital for Pets in 2007.

She has been an avid equestrian since she was 13, and competing on the hunter/ jumper circuit. Cheryl pursued a bachelors degree in Equine Business Management from Cazenovia College.

Cheryl resides in Chittenango with her boyfriend, Adam, black Labrador, Murdock, cat Ricky Bobby and horse Connie. In her free time she enjoys spending time at the barn, bowling and gardening.  She recently started her own homemade PetCollars and Custom Pet Accessories busniess, The Maiden Hand Shoppe. Check facebook(Maiden Hand Shoppe) for more information.