Thomas Gill, DVM — Chief of Staff
Dr. Thomas Gill, our Chief of Staff, is a graduate of Hamilton College and the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduating from veterinary college in 1984, Dr. Gill worked in mixed animal practices in Lebanon, PA, and Syracuse, NY, before moving to Cayuga County in 1988. Brookside Veterinary Clinic originated out of Dr. Gill's home and eventually moved to its present facilities in Auburn in 1996. Dr. Gill has a particular interest in small animal surgery.
Family plays an important part in Dr. Gill's life as he is one of eight children and has seven children of his own with his wife Ceceila; obviously the Gill household is very active and just a little bit noisy! Other members of the Gill family include a shih tzu, two cats, a horse, a cow and several chickens. Dr. Gill loves to spend time reading, traveling, dreaming about traveling, and spending time with his family.
Elysia Mignelli, DVM
Dr. Elysia Mignelli grew up in Montreal, QC, Canada. She now makes Auburn, NY her home. Dr. Mignelli attended McGill University in Montreal, QC where she earned a bachelor's degree in Agriculture and Environmental Science. She earned another bachelor's degree in Biology Major from Concordia University. She attended veterinary school at St. George’s University in Grenada, West Indies for three years and completed her clinical year at Cornell University.
Dr. Mignelli volunteered with the Montreal SPCA and worked for them as a veterinary technician. Her love for the shelter is what drove her to attend veterinary school. She adopted her beloved dog, Athena, a Chihuahua/Pinscher mix, and her four cats - Puffs, Tiger, Chopin, and Ramsay - from the Montreal SPCA. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, baking, camping, bird watching, and, as of recently, musical theatre.
Carly McDonald, DVM
Dr. Carly McDonald grew up in Southern Ontario, Canada. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Animal Biology from the University of Guelph. In 2015, she began her veterinary school education at St. George’s University. She completed her year of clinical training at Cornell University and has called the Ithaca region home ever since.
From the moment Dr. McDonald could talk as a very young child, she told everyone she met that she would one day be a veterinarian, and she has worked in the veterinary field since she was 16. When she isn’t at the clinic, Dr. McDonald enjoys outdoor activities including hiking, jetskiing, snowmobiling, and motocross with her significant other and their pitbull-mix Ryder.
Joshua Moell, DVM
Dr. Moell was raised in Alaska where he lived for nearly 20 years. He moved to California in 1993 obtaining his Bachelors of Science degree from UC Davis, where he also met his wife, Sarah. Dr. Moell graduated with his degree in veterinary medicine from Ross University on the island of St. Kitts in 2004. At that time the Moell’s moved to the CNY area where Dr. Moell has practiced locally for over 16 years. Dr. Moell has particular interests in soft tissue surgery and in the quality of life issues affecting his geriatric patients.
Dr. Moell lives with his wife and younger daughter in a house run by their two cats and adopted dachshund. As his daughter plays travel hockey, much of Dr. Moell’s free time is spent in one ice rink or another across the northeast.