Christina Seidel (Learner, Achiever, Futuristic, Input, Focus) is an associate professor in the veterinary technology program. Dr. Seidel grew up on a farm in Iowa raising livestock and showing multiple animals in 4-H at county and state fairs. She received her BS in Zoology and DVM in Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University. In 2002 she moved with her family to Rochester, NY were she resides with three of her five children, as well as four cats, two dogs, one rabbit, one ferret, one guinea pig, and one rat. She also has a grandson. Dr. Seidel started and operated her own small and exotic animal veterinary hospital in Rochester, NY until three years ago when she sold her practice and decided to pursue teaching. Today she enjoys expanding young minds at Alfred State and also helps at the Hornell Area Humane Society's low-cost spay and neuter clinic. When she is not busy spending time with family or working with animals, she enjoys swimming, biking, hiking, and playing the piano.