Our Team

Veterinarians

Dr. Thomas Brown

Dr. Thomas Brown

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

Dr. Joseph Church

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, four boys and one girl.

Dr. Ashley Ackert

Dr. Ashley Ackert

Dr. Ashley Ackert 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.

Dr. Tina Corcione

Dr. Tina Corcione

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 in soft tissue surgery, as well as internal medicine with an emphasis on geriatric animals. Dr. Corcione also 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. Kate  Heatherton

Dr. Kate Heatherton

Dr. Kate Heatherton received her veterinary medical degree from Ross University in 2004. She has been seeing patients in the North Country for 15 years. Dr. Heatherton primarily examines small animals, dogs, and cats, but has a special interest in internal medicine. In her free time, Dr. Heatherton savors everything the Adirondacks have to offer, skiing, hiking, and running. She especially enjoys watching her two sons participate in sporting events. Dr. Heatherton has two cats, Riley and Jasper.

Dr. Ronald Kim

Dr. Ronald Kim

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. Carlea Weaver

Dr. Carlea Weaver

Dr. Carlea Weaver was born and raised in Northern NY where she grew up surrounded by animals of all shapes and sizes.  She completed her Bachelor's Degree at Le Moyne College and went on to earn her veterinary degree at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine.  Her special interests include small animal healthcare, as well as orthopedic and soft tissue surgery.  In her free time, Dr. Weaver enjoys boating on the St. Lawrence River, snowmobiling, four-wheeling, and spending time with family.  She has one dog named Oakley, who she spoils endlessly.

Management

Renee Perdi, Practice Manager

Renee Perdi, Practice 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.

Fabi Stewart, Hospital Supervisor

Fabi Stewart, Hospital Supervisor

When Fabi joined our hospital family, she had over seven years of experience in veterinary administration from the state of Florida. She also has an academic background in Animal Sciences and Business Administration and is multi-talented in many facets of a veterinary operation. She enjoys managing projects from start to finish.

When Fabi's not spoiling your pets among both clinic locations you'll find her at her wildlife rescue or enjoying the outdoor activities in the Adirondacks with her family.

Ariel Tucker, Hospital Supervisor

Ariel Tucker, Hospital 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 asset to the hospital and a favorite of our clients. Ariel plays an important role in making sure daily operations run smoothly.

When Ariel isn't at work she enjoys spending her free time with family and her two fur babies 'Carl & Ben'.

Technicians

Jill Cunningham, LVT

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.

When she's not working, Jill 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, 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. Her goal is to develop lasting relationships with our clients and their 'furry kids.'

Outside fo work, Rachel's greatest 'hobby' is being a mom to her beautiful daughter Aubrey.

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Michaela, LVT

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Penny Trombley, LVT

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Veterinary Assistants

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Nicole Lagree

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Elaine Peryea

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Amanda Price, CVA

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Kelsea Reese, CVA

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Elizabeth Sample

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Morgan Wright

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Client Service Representatives

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SaVannah Lucia, Staff Supervisor, CVA

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Courtni Mahan, Staff Supervisor

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Tammy Collins

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Rayanna Davis

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Rebecca LeGrave-Baker

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Maeve Ryan

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Kennel Attendants

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Nicolle Brothers, Animal Handler

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Gabby Cunningham

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Kat Sabella

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Elly Cunningham

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