Dr. Ann Lill, DVM
Dr. Earl "Skip" Adams, DVM
Dr. Stefan Giles, DVM
Dr. Mary "Mimi" Lodge, DVM
Born Mary Lodge, Dr. Lodge can't remember a time she wasn't known as "Mimi". She was one of those kids that always knew what she wanted to be when she grew up - a veterinarian. First with an aquarium, then with the "best little white dog a kid could have", then a temperamental chestnut horse named "Gem", Dr. Lodge ended up on the path to the Animal Science department at the University of Delaware. Summers and weekends were divided between kennel work, a race track, and the Heifer Project International's ranch in AK.
Coming to Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine was a dream come true for Dr. Lodge. The broad education prepared her for the 1st four years of her career in a mixed animal practice in Logan, Utah caring for "all creatures great and small". Sadly, there were no dairy farms on the outskirts of Boston, so during the next 2 years she narrowed her focus to companion animals. Dr. Lodge came to Storybook in 1988 and she continues to enjoy small animal care, especially surgery and the concept of wellness care.
More than anything, Dr. Lodge enjoys living in and raising her family in the Victor community with her husband (a professor at RIT) Her 2 kids are out of the house now, so her pet family currently consists of 1 dog and 3 cats, all of questionable parentage, but unquestionable devotion to their humans.
Dr. Karen Smith, DVM
Dr. Karen Smith has been a member of the Storybook Farm veterinary staff since July 1995. She graduated from Cornell University. Her special skills and training in chiropractic care and preventative medicine make her an invaluable member of the Storybook team. Dr. Smith enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, especially lab work-ups and practicing preventative medicine. She also enjoys being our tour coordinator and loves introducing young minds to the joys of a career working with animals.
Dr. Smith is very involved in dog agility and obedience training. She currently shares this love with her German Shepherds. In her free time, she also enjoys spending time with her friends and being outdoors hiking and exploring area trails with her dogs.
Our Office & Reception Staff
Our Kennel Team
Dr. Herbert Bandemer, DVM
Bill Decoste started working for Dr. Bandemer in 1981 at the original location in Bushnell’s Basin. When Dr. Ann Lill purchased the business in 1985 and moved the hospital to its current location in Victor, Bill continued his employment. He was a valuable employee for many years during his high school and college career. Bill attended Cornell and then Vanderbilt University where he earned his law degree. Bill practiced law in many NYC firms before opening his own firm. He lived in New Jersey with his wife and 3 sons. Bill kept in close contact with many current and former Storybook employees and he never lost his love for the hospital. His dedication to Dr. Bandemer, Dr. Lill and the many lifelong friends he made will never be forgotten. Bill passed away November 3, 2016 after a long illness.