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Veterinarian Staff

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.


Dr. Joseph Church, DVM
Dr. Joseph Church earned his veterinary degree in 2004 from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine located in Ithaca New York.  Dr. Church became a partner of Plattsburgh Animal Hospital in 2004. His special interests include small animal healthcare and surgery. Dr. Church takes full advantage of the North Country enjoying fishing, boating and spending time with his wife Camry and four boys.


Dr. Tina Corcione, DVM
Dr. Tina Corcione completed her study of veterinary medicine at Ohio State University in 1998 and has been a valued member of our veterinary staff since 2013. Dr. Corcione has a special interest for soft tissue surgery, as well as internal medicine with an emphasis on geriatric animals. Dr. Corcione truly enjoys seeing exotic species from reptiles, rabbits and birds to the occasional flying squirrel. She spends her time off relishing in what the North Country has to offer by running, hiking and kayaking.Dr. Corcione shares a love for martial arts with her two daughters Kat and Josie.


Dr. Ronald Kim, DVM
Dr. Ronald Kim, a graduate of Ross University, completed his clinical training at Purdue University college of Veterinary Medicine.  Dr. Kim's special interests are in internal medicine and pain management.  


Dr. Toni Pellerin, DVM
Dr. Toni Pellerin is a graduate of Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine  in 2003 and has been a member of the Plattsburgh Animal Hospital veterinary staff since 2008.  Dr. Pellerin employs her special interests in  diagnostic ultrasound and internal medicine in her keen investigative process. Dr. Pellerin is a native of the North Country, calling Chazy Lake home and  proudly calls herself a "hockey-mom" cheering for her three sons during  hockey season and enjoying family get-a-ways in summer.


Dr. Nicholas Sherman, DVM
Dr. Nicholas Sherman received his undergraduate degree from the University of New Hampshire and achieved his veterinary degree from Cornell University in 2014. Dr. Sherman has an interest in soft tissue surgery, small animal dentistry and pain management. Like his grandfather, he has devoted his career to the care and healing of animals here in the North  Country.  Dr. Sherman takes full advantage of this region filling his free time with skiing, fishing, kayaking and hiking with his dog Abe.


Management Staff

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 Perdi  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.


Technician Staff

Jill Cunningham – LVT
Jill Cunningham received her degree as a Veterinary Technician in 1990 from SUNY Canton College, New York.  She joined the Plattsburgh Animal Hospital Team in 2013.  Jill enjoys educating and assisting clients with the care of their "furry children."  She takes special care to help her patients feel comfortable in a new environment.  Jill is very competitive, likes to stay busy and looks forward to working with a team to achieve the best goals imagined.  She stays quite busy with her five children enjoying everything the Adirondacks have to offer including skiing, biking, hiking and kayaking.


Rachel Deyo – LVT
Rachel Deyo completed her training as a Veterinary Technician in 2006 at the SUNY Canton Campus, New York.  Rachel has been a member of the Plattsburgh Animal Hospital team since 2012 and employs her gentle touch and demeanor with her patients. Rachel's greatest  "hobby" is being a mom to her beautiful daughter Aubrey.  Rachel looks forward to developing lasting relationships  with our clients and their "furry kids."


Penny Trombly – LVT
Penny Trombley earned her degree as a Veterinary Technician at SUNY College of Technology at Delhi New York in 1983 and  joined our team in 2007.  Penny specializes in small animal dentistry as well as assisting Dr. Church in surgical procedures.  She spends her time away from the hospital reading and gardening.  


Tracey Luoma - LVT

Tracey Luoma is a 1995 graduate of Allegheny College where she met her husband of 22 years.  Tracey figured out what she really wanted to be when she grew up after meeting a Veterinary Technician in Chicago.  She graduated from Columbus State Community College in 2012 with a degree in Veterinary Technology.  Tracey's husband, Tim, recently accepted a new pastorship at the First Presbyterian Church of Plattsburgh and moved their family of four dogs and their son Ethan to the North Country.  Tracey loves animals of all shapes and sizes and is excited to be a part of the Plattsburgh Animal Hospital team.


Support Staff

Elaine Peryea - Veterinary Assistant
Ariel Tucker - Pet Care Coordinator
Taylor Wright - Pet Care Coordinator
Mikki Rennie - Pet Care Coordinator
Savannah Lucia - Pet Care Coordinator
Elizabeth Castine - Pet Care Coordinator
Kelsea Reece - Pet Care Coordinator
Morgan Wright - Pet Care Coordinator

Rayanna Davis- Kennel Attendant
Tonya Ondras- Kennel Attendant