Staff

Stoney Brook Veterinary Staff

Stoney Brook Veterinary Hospital Staff

Karen Barbour has been a Veterinary Technician for 20+ years. She holds an Associate's degree in Applied Animal Science, Veterinary Technology, as well as a degree in human nursing; however, animals are her love. Karen has experience with all aspects of managing a veterinary practice.

Karen's animal companions include 2 dogs: Lucia, a true 10 pound mutt; Cooper, a Chow German Shepherd Mix; 2 cats: Boris and Pickles, and Paxton the horse who THINKS she is a dog. Paxton’s boyfriend Sunday (mentioned in Judie’s profile) also resides at Karen’s little zoo. Karen's work doesn't stop here, once she has left the building she becomes the manager of 3 lively teenage daughters.

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Stoney Brook Veterinary Hospital Staff

Tonya Bonvouloir was born in Wisconsin (an official cheesehead) but moved to Vermont in 1980. Tonya feels lucky to have been raised on a farm. Her grandparents owned Farrow Farm in Peacham, Vermont. As a result, Tonya has had a special love for animals from a very early age.

Tonya has other valuable experience in the pet care field as the proprietor and operator of two boarding and pet grooming businesses in the Northeast Kingdom. Tonya’s love for animals and commitment to providing affordable, quality services were the keys to her success.

Tonya has found her work at Stoney Brook Veterinary Hospital very rewarding. She can use her outgoing personality, humor, efficiency, and pet experience to provide outstanding service for our clients and patients. She loves to be part of a team of kind and caring veterinarians and nurse technicians.

Tonya has two bright and loving daughters. Her fur castle is ruled by two grateful, lazy, well nourished, and happy cats.

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Stoney Brook Veterinary Hospital Staff

Mandi Potter has worked in the animal care field since 2003. She currently works as our book keeper. Mandi's three young children (Cole, Bryce and Ava) keep her very busy.

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Stoney Brook Veterinary Hospital Staff

Judie Johannessen has been in the veterinary field since 2007, after obtaining two associates degrees from Hocking College. She joined the team at Stoney Brook knowing that they provide exemplary care for every patient. Her special interests include emergency medicine and neurologic conditions.

In addition to being a certified veterinary technician, Judie is a motorcyclist and licensed skydiver. Her animals include Sunday, a Palomino gelding, and Sig, who is a Puerto Rican mutt. Her side projects include small sewing projects, practicing photography and trying to paint like Bob Ross.

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Stoney Brook Veterinary Hospital Staff

Michelle Wormwood, Stoney Brook’s Dog Groomer, joined the staff in 2013, but has been in the field since 2010. Twice a week, she works to transform your muddy, scruffy canine friends into the beautiful fluffballs that are hiding beneath those fun-loving dogs. Michelle likes the atmosphere at Stoney Brook because the staff works hard to help each other every day and are always available to discuss questions that arise with clients.

Michelle has a bit of a menagerie at home and is passionate about training Vladimir, her Mini Poodle, to do tricks (he knows roughly 14!). The rest of her crew include Jeele, a Moyen Poodle; Pandora, a Maine Coon mix; and Veil, a Ferret.

Michelle is looking forward to getting her degree as a Veterinary Technician and will be starting school in the fall of 2016. While she still has free time, she likes to explore her artsy side through drawing, crafting, and playing bass guitar. She also enjoys hiking and being outside with the dogs.

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Stoney Brook Veterinary Hospital Staff

Veterinary Technician, Tanya Keel, has a love for animals that began in 1974 with her first pet, a fly named ‘Chuck’. After receiving her B.S. from Ohio State University (Go Buckeyes!) she obtained an Associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology.

Her career has allowed her to live and work all over the country while she followed her ARMY husband. Her most recent move from Alaska to Vermont has brought her to Stoney Brook where she is appreciative to work with other people that understand the strong bond we have with our pets. She is a self-proclaimed “Lab Lover” and in her free time she enjoys reading, watching college football, and attempting many different crafts.

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Stoney Brook Veterinary Hospital Staff

Jamie O'Keefe grew up in the Upper Valley. After graduating from Mascoma High School she continued to enjoy living in NH. She enjoys working with people and has worked in a variety of customer service positions. Jamie is looking forward to being your Saturday go to receptionist.

She has a strong love for animals and hopes to further her education in the veterinary field.

She has two children, Logan (12) and Cailin (3), that keep her on her toes!

Jamie loves to spend her time outdoors, hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, and you can find her on any motorized toy!

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