Staff

Stoney Brook Veterinary Staff

Stoney Brook Veterinary Hospital Staff

Kelsie Atwater first came to Stoney Brook after graduating from Colgate University in May of 2018. She graduated on a pre-veterinary track and is looking to go to veterinary school.

Kelsie left after a year to pursue other animal experiences at a zoo and a wildlife rehabilitation center, but returned to Stoney Brook when she moved back to the area in November of 2019. She loves constantly learning new skills and spending her day with the most wonderful and knowledgeable coworkers while providing the highest level of care for patients and their owners.

While she doesn't currently have any furry friends of her own since her 15 year old chocolate lab passed, Kelsie does enjoy dog sitting for family members. Her other passions include anything outdoors, especially hiking and cross country skiing, traveling with her fiance, and volunteering at a local dog rescue.

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Mike Barskey joined the Stoney Brook team in June, 2019 after 5 years at SAVES, the emergency veterinary hospital in the Upper Valley. His focus is taking care of people while their beloved pets are being cared for by the medical staff. He started as a receptionist in the veterinary field when presented with the idea that 5-star hospitality could, and should, be provided for veterinary services - wouldn't it be great to enjoy visiting the doctor?!

"I like how well everyone at Stoney Brook works together for the common goal of keeping pets healthy and their owners happy. Skill level is high, communication is great, and everyone likes working here and with each other."

Mike has had dogs since he was a young child, but loves all animals. He moved to New Hampshire in 2008 and spends some of his free time playing tabletop and role-playing games with friends and hiking with his family, which consists of his partner, Brigitte, and their three cats and two dogs.

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Brandy-Jo Tuttle has worked in the animal care field for 11 years, starting as a Barn Manager in 2008 and also working as Client Care Specialist and Veterinary Assistant. She joined Stoney Brook in 2019 and loves the warm, welcome feeling here - "Everyone wants the best for all of the patients we see. I enjoy the fast pace and working with a fun group of people."

Brandy has a house-full of pets: Baby, a 10 year old Chihuahua; Jinx, a 6 year old Border Collie mix; Gibbs, a 6 year old Lab mix; Sammy, a 14 year old Maine Coon mix; Arabella, a 10 year old Himalayan; and Toothless and Angel, 9 year old brother and sister polydactyl short hair kitties. She also has three kids that keep her busy with soccer games and plays. She loves anything to do with Scotland and researching her genealogy, and loves the bagpipes!

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Charlotte Rowlands, CVT has been working in the animal care field since 1997. She started with lab animals, then got her degree as a Veterinary Technician, worked in a general practice clinic in Colorado, and came to Stoney Brook after 6 years at SAVES, the 24-hour emergency hospital here in Lebanon. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Science from Colorado State University, and her Associate of Applied Science degree in Veterinary Technology from Front Range Community College in Colorado. Charlotte joined Stoney Brook in the Spring of 2020. "I thoroughly enjoy the busy yet organized and efficient workflow each day. The team at Stoney Brook is truly a great collaboration of caring, positive, and fun humans. Everyone works hard towards the same goal." She enjoys comforting pets, gaining their trust in order to help with their recovery or wellness visit.

Charlotte enjoys flower- and vegetable-gardening, DIY house projects, cross-country skiing, hiking, camping, and visiting family. Fletcher is her Siamese cat, and Beatrix is her Pyrenees/Husky mix rescue dog.

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Stefanie Suka has been in the veterinary care field since 2014, she joined our team in April of 2020. Stefanie loves the fast-paced environment and the variety of tasks that must be performed with each patient, and she is passionate about providing quality care for all patients here at Stoney Brook. "Knowing that I am able to help advocate for your pets each day is what inspires me. It's never enjoyable seeing a pet come in sick or in discomfort but it makes me feel great knowing that I am able to help make them feel better again."

When Stefanie is not at work, she is spending time with her family, including her husband and three children (aged toddler to teen) and her two small breed pups named Bailey and Bear. Stefanie also enjoys snowboarding, hiking, spending time at the lake with family and friends, and any outdoor activity that's Fall-related.

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Brianna Moynihan began as a Veterinary Technician when she was 17 years old. Over the past 12 years she has worked in multiple practices and an emergency veterinary hospital, and has volunteered at a nature center where she handled many exotic animals.

She joined our team in August of 2020, and says she loves being able to help sick patients feel better and see them go home to their families. "I usually create special bonds with the owners of the patients. The doctors and the staff here truly care about their patients. It’s amazing to see the care that goes on behind the scenes."

Brianna has a very large family: Bentley, her 10 year old Chihuahua; Bambi, her rescued 10 year old Chihuahua; Brodie, her 1.5 year old Chihuahua; Blarney, her 6 month old short-hair kitten; 15 Ducks and 13 Chickens; and she’s hoping to add mini pigs or goats soon! Brianna has helped people with basic training and is very good with aggressive dogs of all sizes. In her free time, she takes care of her hobby farm, which seems to expand every few months. Also her boyfriend, Mike, has a Mega Truck (Blu Bayou) which they race all over the east coast from Main to Florida. They have even been filmed on the Discovery channel for a show called Dirty Mudder Truckers on the team "Wicked North Racing."

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Savannah Smith joined our team in August, 2020. She has a Medical Assistant Certificate in the human medical industry, but says that a lot of the skills learned for that role help her with her responsibilities as a Veterinary Assistant. She's currently working on a liberal arts degree. She likes being hands-on with animals, and helping owners leave the hospital feeling more comfortable and happy about their pet. “I love animals. It makes me feel happy at end of day to have a chance to be with them while I work.”

Savannah enjoys outdoor activities like hiking and swimming with her 2 children, Ridley, her 2 year old son, and Rosemary, her 10 month old daughter. Savannah also enjoys crafts like crocheting and making jewelry. Savannah has 2 cats, a brother and sister named Denali and Maizey Blue.

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Originally from the South, Lara Flook moved to the Upper Valley about 15 years ago. She loves having seasons and especially loves the snow. She joined Stoney Brook in August, 2020 as a member of the Client Care team. She has a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and a Masters Environmental Law and Policy.

“The part about working at Stoney Brook that I like best is snuggling all the puppies and kitties, and talking with people. And I love the team at Stoney Brook – it’s a fun group.” She likes the challenges she faces here every day, helping people, and working in a field that makes her feel as if she’s making an impact in daily life. In her personal time she likes rescuing squirrels, doing home visits for local rescue organizations, helping with transports for national rescue organizations, and doing Sudoku - and she likes glitter, unicorns, and Halloween!

She enjoys participating in Kettlebell Sport and hiking with her dogs. Lara has Sally (a Pitty mix), Stevie Roomba (a Shih Tzu), Malcolm (a Shih Tzu/Cairn mix), Patrick (a Cairn Terrier), and Scuba Steve (a turtle).

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Heidi Preston was born in New York, moved to South Carolina as a toddler, and relocated to the Upper Valley when she was 8 years old. Her first job ever was at a dog kennel and she has worked with animals ever since: as a dog- and cat-sitter, as a Veterinary Assistant and then Veterinary Technician, and she’s been grooming cats and dogs since 2007. She joined our team in April, 2020, saying that she likes the atmosphere here, her teammates, and making animals feel better.

Heidi has certifications in Veterinary CPR and Advanced Veterinary CPR, as well as Fear-Free Certification.

Heidi has 3 cats, 2 dogs, and 11 fish. She enjoys being outside, hiking, and spending time with all her pets. With her fiancé, Gary, she has 2 older step-daughters, Kalleigh and Anah, and a 6 year old son, Addison, who always keeps them on their toes.

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Claire Horvath moved from Philadelphia to Vermont in 2015, where she now lives on a communal farm with her partner and his cat, Boxcar Willy (an efficient hunter who spends most of his time asking for food, anyway), as well as sheep, turkeys, and chickens. She loves the small-town and community-based feeling she found in the Upper Valley – very different from the big-city life she was used to. Claire has a Bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies and enjoys gardening, baking, reading, and photography and other artistic pursuits. And she’s proud of her self-proclaimed status as a “giant nerd.”

Claire joined Stoney Brook in June, 2020. She loves getting to help owners get the best care possible for their pets, and she loves meeting new friendly faces and furry friends.

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