People and pets routinely died from infections before penicillin, the first antibiotic, was introduced in the first half of the 20th century. Today, veterinarians use antibiotics to treat many typ ...View Article
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Dr. Thomas J Brown, DVM
Dr. Thomas Brown received his veterinary degree from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in Ithaca New York in 1994. Dr. Brown, a fourth generation veterinarian, assumed ownership of Plattsburgh Animal Hospital from then owners, Dr.Thomas Brown Sr. and; Dr. Lawrence Sherman in 1994. Dr. Brown continues his special interests in small animal care as well as soft tissue surgery. He has been an avid tennis player for most of his life and enjoys kite boarding and skiing. Dr. Brown and his wife Sarah have been married for 16 years and have four children.
Mark R LaFountain - Director of Operations
Mark LaFountain received his B.S. degree in Marketing and Business from Plattsburgh State and is a native of Peru, New York. He has been the Director of Operations for the Plattsburgh Animal Hospital since 2012. Mark has played an instrumental role during the expansion of our hospital to include the Adirondack Veterinary and Peru Veterinary Hospitals into our network of animal care in the North Country. He enjoys time with his wife Noelle antiquing, vacations to exotic destinations and spoiling their 5 grandchildren.
Renee A Perdi - Admin Manager
Renee Franz is a graduate of Rutgers College New Jersey with a B.A. in history, and has been a member of the Plattsburgh Animal Hospital management staff since April 2015. Renee has lived an interesting life in several countries around the world as well as teaching high school social studies for several years. Born and raised in New York City, Renee has become a resident of the North Country since 2008.Renee's favorite hobbies include kayaking and hiking the backcountry of the Adirondacks with her goldendoodles, Henry and Oliver.
Daisy Filion - Veterinary Office Team Lead
Daisy Filion has been a member of the Plattsburgh Animal Hospital Team since 2007. She has been an incredible asset helping to build the team we have today. Daisy loves working with animals within the hospital as well as at home with her horses. She enjoys many of the outdoor activities the Adirondacks have to offer with her family.
Julia Renda - Veterinary Office Team Lead
Julia Renda achieved a B.S. in Equine Sports Science from the University of the West of England in 2008 and has been a member of our staff since 2013. Her attention to detail and genuine concern for our patients makes her a wonderful addition to our Plattsburgh Animal Hospital family. Julia enjoys competing in working cow competition with her horse as well as relishing the outdoors with her dogs. Julia and her husband look forward to starting a family.
Elaine Peryea - Veterinary Assistant