Meet the Team


Richard A. Mathes, </br>DVM  photo

Richard A. Mathes,

Dr. Richard A. Mathes received his DVM degree from Oklahoma State University in 1991. After being in practice several years and experiencing frustration with the limitations of conventional medicine he began to pursue an interest in alternative healing techniques. Initially the IVAS course in Veterinary Acupuncture was completed in 1993 and then the chiropractic technique known as Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation was added. Soon after, course work in Chinese Herbs was finished to help deepen the understanding and implementation of Traditional Chinese Medicine as it applies to animals.

Catherine A. Homrig</br> DVM photo

Catherine A. Homrig

Dr. Homrig received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Oklahoma State University.  She also holds a Bachelor of Science and Microbiology from OSU. She and Dr. Richard Mathes established Pumpkin Hill Veterinary Clinic in 1996 and have actively partnered in the Clinic’s growth and advancement.

Dr. Homrig recently completed a Level Two Clinical Qigong Certification.  She has completed advanced studies in Veterinary Homeopathy with Dr. Richard Pitcairn. She and her family are devoted to a flock of production poultry, a variety of show poultry, a herd of goats, one large Boerboel dog, Hannah, seven rescued cats, and a Shiitake mushroom adventure.  She enjoys nature, wild birds, dancing, friends, food, and gardening. 

“Being a Veterinarian has been my calling since early childhood.  Every human-animal bond is uniquely fascinating.  I receive great fulfillment from supporting the well being and depth of that sacred bond from beginning to end.  Veterinary Medicine stretches me in every aspect to learn more and to constantly be more.  I am honored to make my small circle of the world healthier and happier with the interaction of dynamic four-legged and two-legged individuals thoughtfully using my ever-expanding knowledge.  To witness miracles firsthand and minimize suffering with compassion and respect is a divine driven journey that I strive to complete using all my potential."

Kristen Rogers </br> DVM photo

Kristen Rogers

Dr. Kristen Rogers received her DVM from Ohio State University in 2010. Since graduating, she has worked almost exclusively with dogs and cats while growing her family in Spencerport. She grew up on a fruit farm in Hamlin, NY and still loves to keep herself busy tending to plants during the spring and summer months. Veterinary medicine is her primary passion though and she loves her patients as her own.

Veterinary Technicians

Kim </br> Licensed Veterinary Technician  photo

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Kim has an associate's degree in Veterinary Technology from Medaille College. She joined the Pumpkin Hill Team in July of 2005. Ever since she was little, she always wanted to work with animals and being a vet tech seemed to be the best way to do that. She loves the mix of conventional and alternative medicine that Pumpkin Hill provides. In 2019, Kim went down to part time so she could be home with her son Tristan but still manages things behind the scenes at Pumpkin Hill. She also has a four legged "kid" Ivy, a black lab. Outside of work, Kim enjoys reading, writing, baking and talking walks with Ivy and Tristan. 



Angela completed her veterinary technician degree through Medaille College, as a shadowing student Angela loved Pumpkin Hill so much she decided to stay as a full time tech. Angela has deep roots in the community and has lived here her whole life. Outside of work she has a multitude of animals she cares for including goats, ducks, rabbits, horses, cats and dogs. Angela is also the proud mother of 2 little boys, Gavin and Luke who constantly keep her on her toes.

Amethyst </br>Licensed Veterinary Technician photo

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Ever since Amethyst was a little girl living in Northern California she has been drawn to animals. In 2011, Amethyst received her Associates in Veterinary Technology from Medaille College. Amethyst has been in this field for over a decade and comes with great knowledge and skills. Pumpkin Hill is known for its outstanding patient care which is how we gained this “gem” whose passion is client education. Outside of the office, Amethyst enjoys kayaking, making stained glass, woodworking and other various crafts. Amethyst is a proud pet parent to a labradoodle named Karma, a mini bernadoodle named Winston as well as 3 cats Addyson, Barnaby and Winston.

Jazmin</br> Licensed Veterinary Technician photo

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Jazmin is a new technician and recent graduate. “Animals have a light inside them, they show no judgment just unconditional love and are always there to greet you when you come home after a long day.” Jazmin enjoys working at Pumpkin Hill for the good environment, meeting new friends and knowing that everyone has the LOVE of animals in common. Jazmin is a cat lover and owner of 8 cats with distinct, crazy personalities. Outside of work, Jazmin likes to spend time with friends, Naruto and enjoys trying new activities that get her out of her comfort zone.

Veterinary Assistants



Jade has always had a love of animals and finds it very rewarding to work here at Pumpkin Hill. She hopes to one day become a licensed veterinary technician. Jade loves assisting with the care of our wonderful four legged patients and feels so grateful to be part of the hard working family at Pumpkin Hill. Jade loves spending time with her 3 year old dog and her two precious cats. Outside of work, Jade enjoys hiking, going to the zoo and spending quality time with friends and family.

Teagan</br> Veterinary Assistant photo

Veterinary Assistant

Teagan has worked at Pumpkin Hill since 2019 and is currently going to college to become a veterinary technician. Teagan loves the people and animals she works with at Pumpkin Hill, as well as the community and 4 H organization she grew up in. Outside of work, Teagan enjoys writing, artistic endeavors, poultry showing and literary adventures. Teagan is also the proud mama of two colorful lovebirds, “Soup” and “Baby.”

Camryn</br> Veterinary Assistant photo

Veterinary Assistant

Camryn has loved animals of all shapes and sizes since she can remember and hopes to bring that compassion to Pumpkin Hill. Camryn joins us to take advantage of learning opportunities and to enjoy the warm, positive atmosphere that supports patient care. Camryn is a cat lover and owns five herself, (Alaska, Pudge, Everest, Gaia, and Eros). Outside of work, Camryn enjoys photography, reading, spending time with family and friends.

Mya </br> Veterinary Assistant photo

Veterinary Assistant

Mya is one of your bright, young students who came to work at Pumpkin Hill to learn more about the Veterinary field. Mya is an animal lover and looks forward to working with all our wonderful four legged patients. Outside of work, Mya is the proud owner of 2 dogs, 3 cats and 6 turkeys. Mya is an avid athlete and loves playing soccer.

Front Desk Staff

Kayla </br> Front Desk photo

Front Desk

Kayla chose to join us at Pumpkin Hill because animals have always been a part of her life growing up on a farm. Kayla is looking forward to assisting our owners and loves being that reassuring, positive voice on the other end of the phone. Outside of work Kayla is the loving owner of 2 cats, 3 tortoises and a dog named Sawyer. She also enjoys bird watching and photography, with a passion for nature landscapes and is a gifted singer.

Pumpkin Hill Veterinary Clinic

6265 Tower Hill Road

Byron, NY 14422

For general information, questions, appointment requests, call us at:

(585) 548-9097


Monday 8:30am - 5:00pm

Tuesday 8:30am - 5:00pm

Wednesday 8:30am - 5:00pm

Thursday 8:30am - 5:00pm

Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm

Saturday 8:30am - 12:00pm

Sunday Closed