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.
J.C. Palermo, DVM
Dr. J.C. Palermo grew up in Mt. Morris, NY and now resides in Skaneateles. He received a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and later a DVM degree from New York State College of Veterinary Medicine. Before working at Brookside Veterinary Clinic, Dr. Palermo has practiced in Florida, Vermont and even Potsdam, NY where he owned the practice. He has a special veterinary interest in small animal surgery.
Dr. Palermo has been married to his wife Mary Ann for 43 years; they have two children, Kate and Jesse, as well as eight dachshunds. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing, camping, hunting, reading and sports. Dr. Palermo especially enjoys the outdoors, woodworking and carving.
Wendy K. Kuceyeski, DVM
Dr. Wendy Kuceyeski grew up in Freeport, OH and currently resides in Auburn, NY. She attended Hiram College in Hiram, OH for her undergraduate degree, and the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine for her DVM. Before she joined the Brookside Veterinary Clinic team, she practiced at the Town & Country Veterinary Clinic in New Philadelphia, OH.
Dr. Kuceyeski’s special interests include acupuncture and alternative medicine. She completed training in veterinary acupuncture at the Chi Institute in Florida. She also enjoys dermatology and geriatric medicine.
She has two dogs – Henry, a Havanese (who just completed his Therapy Dog International certification), and Mo, a small mix. In her spare time, she loves being outdoors — camping, hiking, kayaking, or downhill skiing. Dr. Kuceyeski also enjoys traveling as often as she can, and reading. She is interested in learning how to cross country ski.