Our Staff

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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,  LVT

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.

Karen Crawford, Technician Assistant, Kennel Staff

We have known Karen for years as she was once the manager of the Delaware Valley Humane Society. She 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.

Raquel Doig, LVT

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.

Lindsay Dumond, Kennel Assistant

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.

Susan Green, Technician Assistant

Susan’s broad experience in animal care will prove to be an asset to Valley Veterinary Associates.  She has fulfilled job responsibilities ranging from veterinary technician to office manager in the course of her career.   She lives in Endwell, on a 3rd-generation family farm.  She has 3 children and 1 granddaughter.Her interest in horses led her to participate in barrel racing for a time. These days, though, she enjoys quiet rides on the trail with her quarter horses. For over 17 years, she has raised show-class rat terriers, though she no longer participates in shows. In addition to the chickens and pygmy goats on her homestead, she raises and shows Jersey Wooly rabbits on a local and national level.

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Trish Kershner,  Technician 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.

Miranda Koch, Technician Assistant

In January 2021 Miranda joined the VVA staff as a technician assistant.  She has a degree in Ag. Technology from Alfred State College. Originally from Erie County (Alden, NY), she now lives in Franklin. She has had a long-time interest in large animals, particularly cows. Throughout high school, Miranda specialized in raising and showing Black Angus. Her cattle took blue ribbons in many competitions. At home, Miranda has 3 pet cows, 2 Jerseys (Zoey & Penelope) and an Ayrshire (Jam).

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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.

Brittany Logan, Technician Assistant

Brittany is a recent graduate of Alfred University and holds a degree in Agricultural Technology. She is working on becoming a Licensed Vet. Tech. and hopes to pursue her interest in working with exotic animals. She enjoys kayaking and spending time with her rescue-dog, a pit-mix named Heinekin. When asked, she revealed she prefers cows to horses.

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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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Jessica SteeleVeterinary Technician

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.

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.