Coldwater Animal Hospital

Meet Our Team

Our team knows that pets are like family. The veterinarians at Coldwater Animal Hospital are committed to providing the best care for your animals. We love all animals, and we treat your pets as if they were our own.

John Korte

DVM & Co-Owner

Dr. Korte is a graduate of Michigan State College. He has worked in the Rochester area since the early 80’s and opened Coldwater Animal Hospital in October 1989.

James Klovstad

DVM & Medical Director

Dr. Klovstad is our newest associate veterinary at Coldwater animal hospital. He is originally from Minneapolis Minnesota and graduated with his veterinary degree from St. Georges University in 2012. With a strong interest in surgery he has continued since graduation with extensive additional training in surgery across the country including a research and teaching fellowship in surgery at the University of Missouri. He lives with his two cats Penny and Sheldon and his Nova Scotia Duck Tolling retriever Vixen. When he is not at work he enjoys cooking, hiking with his dog and many other outdoor activities and Scuba diving.

Katherine Psutka

DVM

Dr. Psutka graduated from St. George's University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. She attended the University of Minnesota for her fourth year clinical training and completed a small animal medicine and surgery internship at the University of Illinois. She began her career working emergency in Dallas and Denver before moving to Rochester in 2016 and transitioning to general practice. Her professional interests include soft tissue surgery and dentistry. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, cooking, and competing in agility with her Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever named Vixen. She is owned by three cats named Sheldon, Penny, and Jango Katt.

Amy Ricotta

Practice Manager

I’ve been with Coldwater since March 1997. I earned my Veterinary Practice Manager Certification (Veterinary Hospital Manager’s Association) in 2003 and also completed my Canine Behavior Counselor certification (Association of Companion Animal Behavior Counselors). I couldn’t be prouder of our clinic – I am fortunate to work with gifted, caring veterinarians and to have an amazingly dedicated support staff. The clinic has grown tremendously over the years while maintaining the feel of a small family practice. I look forward to seeing how we will progress in the future. Outside of Coldwater, I am working on my master’s degree in mental health counseling, keep a full house of family & dogs and enjoy as much live music as possible!

Taylor P.

Assistant

I joined the team at Coldwater in July 2020 and am super excited to be a part of the Coldwater family! I've been around animals most of my life and have always wanted to be a part of something bigger than owning a pet which aided in my decision to join the veterinary field. I've got a few pets including my dog Missy and my two cats Leon and Willow.

Taylor

Assistant

I graduated Morrisville State College in May of 2017 with an Associate's in Equine Business and Management and a Bachelor's in Equine Rehabilitation. I have worked with animals my entire life and love the atmosphere. I have many pets, including 2 cats, a dog, a snake and a horse. When I'm not working you can always find me at the barn!

Jennifer

Assistant

I have been working in the veterinary field since 1994 and joined the Coldwater family in August of 2017. I have worked in emergency and also several general practices over the years. I absolutely love working with animals - it’s such an amazing bond that humans and animals have and I feel blessed to be able to watch client’s love for their pets grow over the years. When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my friends and spending time outside. My son and I live with our German Shepherd mix, Blue and 2 cats, Harliegh and Marvin.

Elycia

Assistant

TBD

Lauren

Veterinary Technician

I attended SUNY Canton and graduated with my Associate's Degree in Veterinary Technology in 2019 and obtained my Veterinary Technician License that summer. I worked as a licensed tech for a year and obtained my Bachelor's Degree in Veterinary Technology shortly before joining the Coldwater Team in June of 2020. I have always loved animals and I'm so excited I get to be here and continue with my passion of caring for them. I share my home with my two dogs: Jack and Zoey, and my two cats: Jasper and Baxter.

Erin

Veterinary Technician

I began working at Coldwater Animal Hospital as an assistant in July of 2018. I became a licensed veterinary technician a year later after graduating from Medaille College and passing my licensing exam. I specifically enjoy analgesia and pain control, especially when working with our surgery patients. I live with two of the best cats, Bandit and Noodle. When I am not working you can find me cooking or working out.

Erica

Veterinary Technician

I have been with Coldwater since 2005. I’ve been a kennel attendant, receptionist, exam room assistant and am now a licensed veterinary technician. I decided to get in to the animal field because I saw a lack in feline advocacy and wanted to provide families with the knowledge to care for their feline friends. I share my home with the best cats: Bee and Odin! When I’m not working, you can always find me at the gym.

Jennifer

Veterinary Technician

I have been with Coldwater since January of 2014. I have worked as a kennel attendant, receptionist, exam room assistant and I am now a licensed veterinary technician. I share my home with my husband, our 5 children, 4 dogs and 6 cats. When I am not at work you can find me spending time with family and friends.

Ashley

Veterinary Technician

I graduated Medaille College in 2013 with a Bachelor’s degree in veterinary technology, and passed my licensing exam in 2014. I joined the Coldwater team in 2016 and am excited to learn the ropes! I have loved working with animals my entire life, and have had many pets including cows, cats, dogs, fish, goats, sheep, rabbits and turkeys.

Rachel B.

Veterinary Technician

TBD

Kristen

Receptionist

My name is Kristen, I have been in the Veterinary field for 30 years. I love working the front desk meeting new people and their pets. I have a 7 year old German Shepherd named Shade and a 11 year old cat named Zero. I do fostering for Wayne County Humane Society & Wildlife rehab. I have done Pitty rescue for over 25 years. I love my Bully breeds...In my spare time I love to camp, fish and hike...I love spending time with Shade out in the woods or on day trips all over NYS. I also just started my own photography business this summer, Specializing in animal portraits, abandon building and wildlife.

Kim

Receptionist

I have been working at Coldwater since January 1995. As most of you know, I enjoy being at the front desk and chatting with clients about everything from their pets to their families. I am married and the mother to 5 children (with a 13 year age gap from the oldest to youngest!!). I have always loved animals as far back as I can recall, and grew up with cats, dogs, fish and hamsters. I currently have 6 cats, 2 dogs and 2 fish. When I’m not at work or running my youngest child around for her many activities, I enjoy being outdoors, reading, family time and traveling with the family for summer vacations.

Join the Coldwater Animal Hospital Family Today!

Phone: 585-247-7200

  • Monday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Thursday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

Monday - Thursday:
8AM - 8PM (surgery drop off is 7:15AM - 8AM)