Mon 8-5, Tues 8-12 and 2-7, Wed 8-6,
Thurs 8-7, Fri 8-3, Sat 8-1, Sun Closed
 

Staff

Jamie T

Practice Manager

Jamie grew up in Guilderland with an appreciation for living things, going out of her way to show kindness to animals of all sizes. As she matured she realized she enjoyed working with people who shared this love of animals.

While looking for a profession where she could fulfill her calling, at age 21, a position opened up in customer service at a capital district veterinary office. This began a 12 year experience where she was able to learn about veterinary medicine and hone her great customer service skills. Jamie particularly enjoys interacting with clients and assisting them in receiving the best care possible for their beloved family members.

As a practice manager of 4 Paws, Jamie wears many hats including but not limited to being an integral part of the hiring process, training staff and providing opportunities for advancement and continuing education and ensuring our clients receive the best service while our patients receive optimum care. She also ensures that team members work together to project the values and goals of our mission statement.

Currently Jamie lives in Voorheesville with her husband Aaron and 4 children, and is a proud "Coast Guard Mom". To round out the family there furry members include 1 rescued mixed breed "Rosco" and 2 rescued cats. If this isn’t enough to keep Jamie busy and she has free time she enjoys visiting their camp on Lake Sacandaga, family time, antiquing (especially if that helps her decorate her renovated 1800s home), golfing, hiking and boating.

Janelle B

Janelle was born with an infinite love for all animals and a need to rescue them. She was raised on a farm in the capital district, which allowed her to do what she loved by rescuing and rehabilitating wildlife.

She is now a mother of two children and married to a wonderful and understanding man that assists her in caring for her horses, chickens, cats, rats, and dogs. In Janelle’s spare time she likes to go to Cape Cod with her dogs and spends time with her fur and non-fur family camping, hiking, horseback riding and traveling.

Janelle can be found greeting clients at the front desk or in treatment assisting the Veterinarians. She has started in the Veterinarian Technician program. As the Team Leader of the Grooming and Boarding she goes out of her way to know each patient’s personality and to provide them with the best experience when are here; she genuinely loves each pet as her own, and they love her right back.

Danielle H

Danielle was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ where she first started her career in the veterinary field. She moved to New York in 2007 with her daughter who is growing up with the same love and passion for helping animals.

As the Team Leader of Out- patient Service, Danielle’s goal every day is to create a great office visit experience for patients and their owners. She implements and enforces procedures to be sure that every patient has preventive care tailored to their needs. When clients come to 4 Paws they will be greeted by Danielle with a friendly attitude and contagious smile.

Danielle enjoys boating and being outdoors when weather permits. One day she would like to own a no- kill shelter.

Jen G

Jen grew up in Red Hook, NY and currently resides in Castleton, NY. She has always had a fascination with nature and the animals within it, and knew she wanted to make a difference in animals lives. Her first job was at a Veterinary Hospital, and then she went on to attend Suny Ulster and achieved an AAS degree in Veterinary Technology with High Honors, and receiving academic awards through out.

Being a Veterinary Technician is an important role in her everyday life. At 4 Paws she provides knowledge, compassion, hard work and dedication to the pets who visit. To Jen, being a Technician means being a "jack of all trades"; if you see it you do it no matter what the task. Jen is constantly continuing her education to learn something new daily, to keep up with the developing medicine. Her constant desire to keep learning has made her the perfect Surgical Technician for 4 Paws.

When not working and learning, Jen can be found spending time with her growing family which includes her significant other Joe, their 2 daughters, son, dog, cat and bunny. When she finds any free time she enjoys music, dancing and any outdoor activity.

Sierra R

Our dearest Sierra passed away suddenly in a car accident on Saturday 2/17/18. Sierra has always been a beautiful light at 4 Paws and had such a wonderful impact on everyone she met. Anyone that knew Sierra was changed for the better just by knowing her. She was loved beyond words and will be missed beyond measure.. Our hearts are with her friends and family.

We also wanted the world to know that Sierra was an organ donor and her heart will live on through a three year old baby! Because of Sierra, this child’s heart valves were able to be replaced and will now beat the way it was intended to. She continues to amaze us. She would be so happy knowing that part of her helped save someone else. We find comfort in knowing this.

 

Sierra was raised in Sarasota, FL. and returned to her original home of Albany, NY. when she reached adulthood. Sierra started as a Kennel Assistant at a local Animal Hospital and found that she loved the veterinary field.

In 2013 Sierra joined the 4 Paws family as a veterinary assistant and the Laboratory Team Leader and immediately found that she enjoyed assisting the Doctors in their work of providing excellent care to patients, as well as working with the owners in tailoring patient care to the individual. She believed that clients and their beloved pets teach us valuable lessons, and that we all learn something new everyday.

Sierra enjoyed spending her free time hiking, fishing, hunting and camping. For relaxation she liked to sketch and paint.

Sierra will forever be apart of our 4 Paws Team <3

Cathy S

Cathy was born in Brooklyn NY and settled in Averill Park where she met her husband and raised their three daughters. Cathy and her husband also raised two American Pitbull Terriers, Zeus and Sindu, whom were a huge part of the family.

Cathy's desire was to work with children, which she did until she joined our team in November 2013. She began her 4 Paws Career in Animal Care before settling into her newest role of Veterinary Assistant which is where she is truly meant to be. Cathy finds the job to be a privilege, being able to go to work and provide care and compassion to each pet that enters 4 Paws. She takes the time to show each pet owner how important their pet is to us.

Cathy spends her free time with her family, being sure to do weekly Sunday Dinners with her children and Grandchildren. Her role as a nurturer doesn't end when she leaves home, she is always there with her friendly and helpful attitude for her fellow 4 Paws team, the pets, and the owners that come in everyday.

Tori J

Tori was raised in Valley Falls, NY, and pursued an Associates in Science at Hudson Valley Community College. She has found her home at 4 Paws Veterinary Care where she can enjoy working with animals, which have had a huge impact on her life since she was a child. Tori began her Veterinary Career in 2011 at a Holistic Veterinary Office. Her current role as a Veterinary Assistant keeps her very busy, and she can be found greeting clients and their furry family members, educating clients on the most current medical information, assisting the Veterinarians and Technicians during Office Visits, and procedures during the day. Her position is vital to keeping a day at 4 paws a smooth and efficient one, while providing the best care to our extended family. She is certified in Basic First Aid of the Search & Rescue Law Enforcement Canine, and is interested in furthering her education by pursuing a Veterinary Technician License, with a focus on Holistic Medicine.

In her free time, Tori enjoys being active with her husband Kenneth and Catahoula Leopard dog, Chief. They can be found camping, hiking, kayaking, hunting, fishing, and horseback riding during the warmer months, and ice skating & Snowmobiling during the Winter.

Shannon K

Shannon has lived most of her life in the Hudson Valley region and currently lives in Cairo. Growing up in a family of veterinarians and veterinary technicians Shannon was exposed at a very young age to the compassion and dedication of the veterinary field. As she grew up, she discovered at a very young age that devoting her life to the wellbeing of animals and those of us fortunate enough to share our lives with man's’ best friend was something that she knew she could do for the rest of her life. She has had the pleasure of working with animals big and small in the many years since starting out as a kennel hand at her family practice.

Shannon graduated from SUNY Canton in 2016 with a degree in Veterinary Science and became a Licensed Technician that same year. In her two years at Canton she worked closely with shelter animals and filled her time working with sheep through a Cornell Cooperative Extension program. She shows love and compassion to every animal she encounters and continues to learn every day in order to better help the furry friends she loves.

Shannon is a new addition to our caring staff and is ready to learn and face new challenges as she continues her education here at home. Shannon shares her life with her cat Jezzebelle and an amazingly supportive family. In her time outside of work Shannon loves to go camping, horseback riding, and fishing and spends as much time with animals as she possibly can.

Maddie P

Maddie grew up in Austin, TX and then shortly after finishing high school returned to her original home-state of New York to attend The University at Albany. Maddie originally wanted to pursue a career in Eating Disorder and Exercise Addiction counseling, but shortly after graduating with her BA in Sociology decided what she really wanted to so was work with animals. Maddie hopes to become a Veterinary Technician one day. In her free time Maddie enjoys working out and even competes in competitive Powerlifting. Her favorite thing to do is spend time with her dog Rocket and cat Drax.

Brittany H

Since as long as she can remember Brittany has known she wanted to work with animals. After 7 years of working in Daycare, Obedience, and Boarding, she joined the 4 Paws Family as a Daycare Assistant. Brittany's devotion to the pets who come spend time with us each day, her desire to send them home tired from a full day of play, and her drive to learn as much as she can and provide the best daycare experience possible, has made her the best candidate to oversee the daily operations of our "Playful Paws" Daycare. Her education includes being a Certified Pet Groomer, and she has also completed 1 year of schooling to be a Licensed Veterinary Technician.

Brittany shares her home with 4 rescued cats Gracie, Harley, Fat Amy (from the movie Pitch Perfect), Po, and a Golden Retriever named Ollie who is the love of her life (shhh... don't tell her boyfriend that).