Dr. Gerald Balonek
I grew up in Irondequoit. I went to East Ridge High School and then went to Cornell University for seven years. I graduated from the veterinary college in 1975 and have worked in Rochester ever since. I bought East Ridge animal hospital in 1985.
I have always enjoyed doing exotic animals and wildlife in addition to dogs and cats. To me, it Is the greatest job there is.
At this moment I have two pets. My lab Salem (who writes Salem's corner) is six and a half years old. My African Grey parrot is nine years old. At this moment of my life I am working less because of dialysis treatments. Things are under control and I hope to continue to see you and your friends a long time.
- Jerry Balonek
P.S. That's my loyal companion Salem with me.