Over 35 years of cat care, at your service right here in the Mohawk Valley.
We believe that taking care of your pets should never be dependent on wealth. A pet isn't just an object, he or she is a family member who deserves the best loving care possible. We have made it our mission and goal to ensure the best possible veterinary care for cats living in the Mohawk Valley. Our skilled, caring, compassionate staff are always available to help you and your cat, no matter what you may need.
Keith Blackmore, DVM, MRCVS
Dr. Keith Blackmore first became interested in veterinary medicine in 1972. While participating in an extramural undergraduate program in the Lake District in Britain, he was invited to observe the solo veterinarian Chris Lewis. This experience sparked an interest and from that time on, Dr. Blackmore devoted his studies and work experience to seeking a career in veterinary medicine.
Dr. Blackmore graduated from Hiram College in 1974, attended Cornell University graduate school for Nutrition from 1974-1975, and was fortunate enough to be admitted to the Cornell Veterinary College in 1975. After several years of intense study and training, Dr. Blackmore graduated in 1979.
In 1980, Dr. Blackmore established the Clinton Veterinary Hospital with two classmates. For the next 6 years, he and his team operated a clinic which treated both large and small animals as well as treating all emergencies at all hours.
In 1990, Dr. Blackmore established the now well known Paris Hill Cat Hospital. This was the first cat-only veterinary clinic in Oneida County. With the help of a solid, quality team, both veterinary and clerical, the practice flourished.
Dr. Blackmore sold Paris Hill Cat Hospital in 2005 to pursue a new venture in business: formerly known as Kirkland Area House Calls for Cats, now Mohawk Valley Cat Care. Over the last 4 years, Dr. Blackmore and his veterinary technician assistant Jeanne Combellack established both a low cost spay and neuter clinic as well as a house call practice just for cats. Today, Mohawk Valley Cat Care specializes in low cost spay neuter, preventative care, grooming, behavioral and end of life care, and much more.
Ashley Hellig-Storey, LVT
Ashley is a graduate of Westmoreland High School. In 2014 she graduated from SUNY Canton with an AAS in Veterinary Science and Technology and received her license. When not working she spends time with her horse.
Jeanne Combellack, LVT
Jeanne Combellack is a Licensed Veterinary Technician who assists Dr. Blackmore at Mohawk Valley Cat Care. She graduated from SUNY Delhi in 1986, and ever since then has been working in the veterinary industry as a technician. Jeanne has been a tremendous asset to Mohawk Valley Cat Care and is always ready with a smile to assist with every case that comes through the door. An animal lover herself, Jeanne has 4 cats and a dog at home who she loves very much.