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Our Guilderland animal veterinary staff loves to take care of your pets, and are humbled that you trust in us to do so.

Guilderland Animal Hospital

Our Team

Group picture of most of our team as of September 2012.

Dr. Michael Casler


Dr. Casler, a graduate of Cornell University Veterinary College, joined Guilderland Animal Hospital in 1969. He is a member of numerous veterinary organizations, including the American Veterinary Medical Society, American Animal Hospital Association, New York Veterinary Medical Society, Capital District Veterinary Medical Society, American Veterinary Dental Society, AAHA Council of 100, Veterinary Surgical Laser Society, and is on the Executive Board of the Cornell Veterinary College Alumni Association (President 2004-Present).

His professional interests include surgery, laser surgery, dentistry, and oncology. His hobbies include music (Mendelssohn Club of Albany), reading, gardening, and boating. He is an avid college sports fan. He is married with three children and owns a cat named “Archie”.

Dr. Rachael Ragozzino


Dr. Ragozzino has been with us since 2001 when she started as a kennel assistant. She completed her fourth year of vet school at North Carolina State University and graduated from St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2011, when she joined us as a veterinarian. Her professional interests include surgery and oncology. She is an accomplished equestrian and has a dog named “Squishy” that she acquired in Grenada.

Dr. Cristy Towers


Dr. Cristy Towers is a graduate of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, and joined the Guilderland Animal Hospital team in 2007. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, New York Veterinary Medical Society, and Capital District Veterinary Medical Society. Her professional interests include soft tissue surgery, geriatric veterinary medicine, and pain management. She is married to Jason Towers, has a son, Cooper, and a Golden Retriever, Camper. Her personal interests include boating and down-hill skiing.

Dana Temp

Technician Team Leader

Dana joined the GAH family in October 2006 where she now serves as our Practice Manager. She graduated from SUNY Delhi in 2003 with an Associate’s degree in Veterinary Science and from SUNY Cobleskill in 2005 with a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science. Dana belongs to two dogs named “Pisces” and “Tyler”, two cats “Archie” and “Happy”, one goldfish “Ariel” and seven hens “Flower”, “Feather”, “Goldy Locks”, “Squeak”, “Squawk”, “Ruby” and “Rosie”, . In her spare time, Dana enjoys running, biking, camping, skiing, snowshoeing, horseback riding, gardening, baking and most of all spending time with her family.