SIDNEY • UNADILLA • BAINBRIDGE • WALTON • AFTON • ONEONTA • NORWICH • DEPOSIT • COOPERSTOWN
Office and Mailing Address:
647 State Hwy 7 • Unadilla, NY 13849
emergency services Emergency Services Available
607.563.1345

Our Staff

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Pamela Banks,  Client Services

Pam joined the VVA team in April 2006. She is a familiar voice on our phone and can usually be found at our front desk, delightfully greeting our clients and patients. Pam also manages most of our billing services and is a liaison between our clinic and different rescue associations. She works tirelessly to ensure VVA remains organized and to keep our clients well informed. Pam and her husband enjoy their weekends together with their two children.

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Mary Clarson, LVT

After completing an internship at VVA and graduating from SUNY Delhi, Mary joined the practice as a licensed veterinary technician in 2010. She was promoted to Supervising Technician in 2013. She enjoys rehabilitating wildlife, especially crows. She and her boyfriend rescued two adorable pit bulls named Spoogles and Snicklefritz.

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Amy Constable,  Veterinary Technician

Amy graduated from SUNY Delhi’s veterinary technology program prior to starting at VVA. She joined our practice in 2000 and worked as a technician for 10 years. After leaving for a few years, she returned in 2014 as a technician and a Supervising Technician. She is passionate about working with all animals, especially cats and dogs. She has 3 children and 7 pets to keep her busy at home. She also enjoys gardening, cooking and taking walks.

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Karen Crawford, Veterinary Assistant, Kennel Staff

We have known Karen for years as she was once the manager of the Delaware Valley Humane Society. She has joined our team in 2015 and continues to help all of our feline and canine patients. Her knowledge of animal behavior is a great asset to the practice. She and her husband Dennis enjoy bluegrass music festivals and visiting her family, including some adorable grandchildren.

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Emalee Crossman, LVT

Emalee is a 2011 graduate of SUNY Delhi’s Veterinary Science Technology program. Prior to joining VVA in 2016, she worked as a large animal technician with a special interest in equine reproduction and behavior. Emalee is a passionate horsewoman and in her spare time enjoys riding and traveling with her horses and two dogs, Remi and Mora.

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Sarah Cummings, Veterinary Technician

Sarah joined our team of technicians in 2016, after spending the previous six years working in the New York’s Capital region. She is proud of her involvement in rescue work, especially her work with Border Collie and Pitbull rescue. She currently has five dogs (two of which are deaf), two horses, and a cat.

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Jessica Desimone, Kennel Staff

Jessica is originally from Cazenovia, NY, and joined our kennel staff in 2015. She continues to increase her knowledge of veterinary practices, and of the animals she loves. In her spare time she enjoys horseback riding, reading, and spending time with her dog, Skylar. She also has three cats, Nana, Papi, and Skeeter.

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Raquel earned her degree from SUNY Delhi and joined our practice in 2005. She was promoted to Supervising Technician in 2008 and is our top phlebotomist.  She is passionate about large animal and wildlife medicine. She and her two children, Kyle and Grace, enjoy vacationing on Chincoteague Island in the summer months.

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Lindsay Dumond, Kennel Staff

Lindsay has been involved in the veterinary profession for many years. She joined the VVA team in 2016 as a member of our kennel staff. Lindsay is a huge animal lover! Her personal pets include her dog, Harlequin, and three kitties. In her free time she enjoys camping, bonfires, and concerts.

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Victoria Elwell, Reception

Victoria joined the VVA team in 2016 as a receptionist. Since then, she has pursued her interest in animals by becoming a member of our kennel staff. Victoria has a passion for helping both large and small animals. She is currently enrolled in Penn Foster College and working towards a degree in Veterinary Technology. In her spare time Victoria enjoys trail rides on her horse Rita, and small game hunting with her dogs Odie and Capt. She spends her time at home with her fiancé Dougi and spunky cat Jimi.

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 Kristie Fisher, Veterinary Assistant

Kristie recently joined VVA in July 2016 to pursue a lifelong goal of helping animals. She continues to increase her knowledge in our veterinary practice. When not at the clinic, you can find her showing her horses or out on the trails with her dogs Sarge, Gracie and Annie.

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Eva Gray, Veterinary Assistant

Eva developed her interest in animal care while working at Dr. Davis’ Milfer Farm.  She is in her second year as an LVT student at SUNY Delhi. After completing that program, she hopes to pursue her interest in horse massage therapy.  She enjoys hunting, fishing, and other outdoor activities, including horseback riding.

VVA Pam Kent Bio Pix Pam Kent, Kennel Staff, Client Services

Pam joined the practice in early 2014 but has been part of the veterinary community for many years. Previously, she has worked at the Binghamton Zoo and the Chenango County ASPCA and continues as a board member of All Animals Matter, an organization that helps spay/neuter cats and dogs. To keep her busy at home, Pam has a menagerie of horses, dogs, cats, and birds.

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Trish Kershner,  Veterinary Assistant, Kennel Staff

Originally from California, Trish joined the VVA team in 2007. She is passionate about canine behavior and has remains one of our top canine handlers here at the clinic. In the warmer months, Trish enjoys attending music festivals and hiking with friends.

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Dawn Leizear, Financial Manager

Dawn joined our practice in May 2011 to manage finances and staff. She and her husband reside in Unadilla with three dogs that they spoil rotten. She enjoys spending time with family, friends, and grandchildren. Dawn always offers a warm “Good Morning!” and is our shoulder to cry on when someone has had a difficult day.

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We have known Bri for only a short time since joining the VVA Kennel crew in 2015 yet she proves to be a promising student in the world of veterinary medicine and animal science. She has a strong interest in canines, yet has worked with large and small animals in the past. In her spare time she enjoyings hunting, riding four wheelers, and hiking with her two Australlian Sheperds Maverick and Dallas.

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Karla Paul, Veterinary Assistant, BS

Karla joined VVA in 2012 as a veterinary technician. In 2015 she graduated from Hartwick College with a degree in biology and pre-med. She is a certified horseback riding instructor with a passion for large animal medicine. In her spare time she enjoys horseback riding with her 4 horses, Tyner, Shrek, Jack, and Noah. She also enjoys growing produce and playing with her dog, Dozer.

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Kim Petrie,  Veterinary Assistant

Kim came to VVA in September 2008 after relocating from Long Island, NY where she previously worked at an emergency clinic. She is a familiar face at our front desk and in exam rooms, helping our doctors to examine patients. She has two boys, enjoys gardening and cooking at home.

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Erica Ressel, LVT, Office Manager

After graduating from SUNY Delhi in 2009, Erica started at VVA as a licensed technician. She was soon promoted to a Supervising Technician in 2011. She manages our inventory system at the clinic, and became Office Manager in 2016. She enjoys emergency medicine and can often be found tending to patients late into the night. At home, Erica has a Doberman named Denali and an American Bulldog, Diesel.

DS Deonna Scarimbolo, Veterinary Technician, Vet. Student

Deonna is currently working towards her veterinary technician’s degree at SUNY Delhi and joined our practice in the fall of 2014. Her family raises beef cows on their farm and she remains interested in large animal medicine. When she is not in school or helping out here at the clinic, she is being tormented by her two cats.

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Meghan Scofield, LVT, BS

Meghan joined the VVA team as a licensed veterinary technician in 2009. She graduated in 2007 from SUNY Delhi with her Associates in Veterinary Science and Bachelors in Veterinary Management. She enjoys working with all animals and educating pet owners on the best care for their companions. She lives with her husband Eric, children Noah and Paisley, and their tennis ball obsessed Border Collie Cammie and Lily the cat.

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Jess graduated from Morrisville State College in 2005 with a degree in equine science and management. She joined VVA in 2014 and is currently studying through Penn Foster College for a veterinary technician degree. When Jessi is not in the clinic she enjoys riding and showing her horses.

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When Jessie first came to VVA in 1999, she was a young volunteer. She remained at VVA while completing her associate’s degree (SUNY Delhi – 2008). Today, she works as a Supervising Technician. In her spare time, Jessie enjoys spending time with her husband and three children. She also has a variety of dogs and cats at home that help entertain her kids.

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Melody Youngs, LVT

Melody is a 2015 graduate of the SUNY Delhi LVT program.  In 2017, she joined the VVA staff and quickly became a valued team member.  In her off-time, she enjoys outdoor activities, and spends time tending her 3 horses, 2 dogs, 3 cats, and assorted chickens, sheep, and goats.  She especially enjoys riding and showing her horses.