Shanna M. Decker, MPH, DVM — Chief of Staff
Dr. Shanna Decker joined the Killewald Small Animal Hospital team in September 2010. She assumed the role of Chief of Staff in July 2013. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, she now calls Western New York her home. She completed her studies at the Ohio State University, where she received her Bachelor of Science in 2005, Master of Public Health in 2008, and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. She continually strives to provide superior medical care to her clients and their cherished pets.
Dr. Decker is interested in preventive medicine, surgery, and fostering the human-animal bond. Outside of work, she enjoys cooking, traveling, exploring small eateries in the area, and spending time with her family. Dr. Decker and her husband have two boys, two dogs, and three cats. The attraction to upstate New York came from years of family vacations in the Finger Lakes region and the abundance of outdoor activities the area has to offer.
Emily Caruana, DVM
Dr. Emily Caruana grew up in Clarence, New York and graduated from Canisius College of Buffalo in 2006. She received a DVM degree from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010.
Before joining the Killewald Small Animal Hospital team in May 2015, Dr. Caruana practiced veterinary medicine in a private practice, an animal shelter, and pet rescue organizations in Columbus, Ohio. Her special interests include small animal preventive medicine, soft tissue surgery, and shelter medicine.
In her spare time, Dr. Caruana enjoys cooking, being outdoors, and spending time with her husband, daughters and dog. She is very happy to be back in New York, and we are happy to have her on our team!
Hilary Pasi, DVM
Dr. Hilary Pasi joined our team in June 2016. She is originally from Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. A recent graduate of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Pasi earned a DVM degree in 2016. Prior to veterinary school, she attended Penn State University, where she earned a BS degree in Animal Science. Her veterinary interests include preventive medicine, soft tissue surgery, and dermatology.
In her free time, Dr. Pasi enjoys cooking, painting, running, and spending time outdoors. She is looking forward to getting back into horseback riding and would like to have a horse someday. She is very excited to be beginning her veterinary career here at Killewald Small Animal Hospital!