Plattsburgh Staff

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. Ashley Ackert, DVM

    Dr. Ashley Ackert, DVM was born and raised in Southern Vermont. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Animal Sciences at the University of Vermont. Then, she took a brief break from the winter weather to earn her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Florida. During her schooling, she developed professional interests in dentistry, physical rehabilitation, and surgery. She enjoys the unique challenge of providing stress free medicine to her feline patients. In her free time, Dr. Ackert enjoys hiking, playing board games, watching ice hockey, and spending time with her cat, Ollivander.

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 Hospital in Westport, NY into our network of animal care in the North Country. He enjoys vacations to exotic destinations and spoiling his min pin 'Oliver' and Cavalier King Charles 'Ivy'

  • 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.

  • Ariel Tucker
    Front Staff Supervisor

    Ariel started here at the Plattsburgh Animal Hospital in 2015 as a Pet Care Coordinator and quickly grew to be loved by the staff and clientele. Her outgoing personality and great customer service skills make her an amazing attribute to not only our clients but our entire hospital. When Ariel isn't at work she enjoys spending her free time with family and her two fur babies 'Carl & Ben'.

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 is a LVT who moved here two years ago from Ohio with her family. She loves working with all animals big and small, scaly and furry. When Tracey isn't working, she can found spending time with her family.

Support Staff

Elaine Peryea - Veterinary Assistant
Mikki Rennie -  Veterinary Assistant             
Savannah Lucia - Senior Pet Care Coordinator, CVA        
Kelsea Reece - Pet Care Coordinator, CVA
Morgan Rabideau - Pet Care Coordinator
Rayanna Davis - Pet Care Coordinator
Courtni Mahan - Pet Care Coordinator
Kirsten McElvene - Pet Care Coordinator
Kelly Miller - Pet Care Coordinator
Amanda Price - Kennel Attendant
Nicolle Brothers - Kennel Attendent




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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Adirondack Office

Monday - Friday:

8:30 am - 5:30 pm


8:30 am - 2:00 pm



Plattsburgh Office

Monday - Friday:

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday, Sunday:

8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Read What Our Clients Say

  • "We are here today to get our beloved bulldog’s ears checked. She seems to have an ear infection. The staff here is always very good."
  • "I think Plattsburgh animal hospital is great place to go, Doctor Church is an amazing vet, I highly recommend him to all my friends and family. He did such amazing work on patience knees, I'm just so happy to have him as our vet..thank you Dr. CHURCH..."
    Andrew Forget
  • "Just wanted to say Ty. Great team of Drs.and staff including daisy. Ty"
    Jody Blaise