The Dog Days of Summer at Catholic Health are back! Join us in taking a moment to chill out and enjoy these amazing photos of our associates and their pets.

Paws for Our Associates

Pamela Schmidt is cuddled up next to her dog, Ellie. Ellie is 6 years old and she’s an English Bull Dog.

Pamela has worked at Catholic Health for 30 years. She currently supports the Maternal Child department at Sisters of Charity Hospital as a Clinical Nurse Specialist.

Kristin Fisher and her family proudly pose in front of their “rescue wall” with their puppy, Willow. Willow is a 16-week-old rescue dog and Pitbull mix.

Kristin has worked at Catholic Health for 2 1/2 years. She works supporting the administration at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo as the administrative assistant to Shari McDonald, Vice President of Patient Services and Chief Nursing Officer.

Lesley D. is pictured cuddling with her dog, Aries. Aries is a 11-year-old, long-haired Mini Dachshund.

Lesley has worked at Catholic Health for 2 years. She currently supports the LIFE program at OLV Senior Neighborhood as a Medicare Part D Analyst.

Tracy Novoa is pictured with one of her gorgeous German Shorthaired Pointers. She has four of these canine cuties, including Beretta (14 years old), Boondock (10 years old), Sidney (7 years old), and Leia (2 years old).

Tracey has worked at Catholic Health for 17 years. She currently works as a Productivity Systems Analyst in the Finance department at our Administrative & Regional Training Center.

Sam E. is enjoying life on the water with her best bud, Bruce. Bruce is a 5-year-old American Staffordshire/Bullmastiff mix.

Sam has worked at Catholic Health for 3 1/2 years and serves as the Manager of Cardiac Services at Sisters of Charity Hospital, St. Joseph Campus.

Rick Sroka is pictured hanging with his gentle giant, Dexter. Dexter is a 5-year-old Great Dane.

Rick works as an Operations Manager in our Pharmacy department.

Diane Aquila is cuddled up some of her favorite pals, Dorothy, Blanche, Francesca, and Roosevelt. Dorothy (7 months old), Blanche (7 months old), and Francesca (1 year old) are Lionhead rabbits. Roosevelt is a 3-year-old Flemish Giant rabbit.

Diane has worked at Catholic Health for 10 months. She helps patients as a Substance Abuse Counselor at for the STAR program at the St. Vincent Health Center.