Staff

  • Dr. George McKenna, DVM

    Veterinarian Dr. McKenna graduated from Albion High School in 1977. He attended Canisius College for two years and then transferred to Cornell University where he received an Animal Science Bachelors Degree. In 1988 he graduated from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine.

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  • Iva McKenna, Business Administrator
    'I have been working at Country Lane Veterinary Services for many years. I can fall in love with a cat or dog within minutes. What a pleasure it is to get to see all the pets that help make our friends' lives better. I say that because I have had several dogs and cats of my own that have given me so much happiness and so many fond memories. One of my favorite activities is spending time outside, especially in the national parks. It is such a blessing to our country that people had the foresight to leave the land in the parks wild and untouched by man. My other hobbies include birdwatching, taking pictures, reading, memorizing bible verses, spending time with my family, and traveling with the best travel agent anywhere, my husband.'
  • The McKenna
    Family

    The McKenna family started on this farm with Dr. McKenna’s parents George and Margaret having had a small dairy farm where they milked about 35 Holstein cows, with 25-30 young stock. After George’s Dad passed away and his Mom moved into Albion, George and Iva moved into the farmhouse. The fields surrounding Country Lane Veterinary Services are the ones that fostered our future. George and Iva have four daughters; Caton, Kerri, Betsey, and Jenny. Growing up, the girls experienced the pleasures and difficulties of raising Guernsey cattle, goats, chickens, dogs, and cats on the farm. In addition to having parents who had to change plans many times to take care of a client’s pet that needed attention after hours. Although their daughters have moved out and started lives of their own, each of them continues to be involved in agriculture and enjoy having pets of their own. The girls are still involved in the practice, but in a more consulting role. In addition, now that all of the girls are married 

  • Kerri Richardson
    Business Manager

    Kerri graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Animal Science and Agricultural Education in 2011 and with her Masters in Teaching in 2012. She joined our team in July of 2018, and we are excited to have her back on a regular basis as our Business Manager! Kerri and her wonderful husband Rob have 2 beautiful children that she loves spending time with and traveling with! Also part of their family are 2 dogs, and a handsome kitty. 

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  • Mitchell DeSmit, LVT
    Mitch went to Albion High School, and graduated from the Veterinary Technology Program at Genesee Community College in 2017. He passed his VTNE in August and is now a Licensed Veterinary Technician. He enjoys spending time with his dog Willow, his cat O'Malley and his two rats Bilirubin and Atlas. His hobbies include hunting, fishing, and taking care of the animals that come to visit us.
  • Susan Gerling, Veterinary Assistant
    Susan is a native of Lyndonville, NY. She graduated from Medaille College in 2001 with an Associate's Degree in Veterinary Technology. After spending 16 years as an LVT in various different types of veterinary hospitals in Richmond, VA, she has moved back to Lyndonville and is a member of our team. She is currently in the process of becoming licensed to practice as a Veterinary Technician in New York State. When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her daughter Courtney, and her family and friends. She also enjoys camping, fishing, and hiking. In addition to her Courtney, she has a yorki-poo named Pebbles and 3 cats named Phineas, Ferb, and Lilly.
  • Sandy Fulcomer, Customer Care Coordinator

    Sandy was born and raised in Lyndonville, NY and now lives in Medina. You may see her taking her 3 dogs; Mazie, Woodrow, and Daisy Mae on long walks around the town. She also has a cat named Norman James. She has a high appreciation for animals and loves them all. Sandy joined our staff in early 2018 and has been a great addition since. Her love of animals and her experience in customer service makes her a true pleasure to work with. Sandy's interests include spending time with her dogs, thrift store shopping and photography. She can't helping herself from snapping a picture of any animal that comes her way! 

  • Leah Vit
    Veterinary Assistant

    Leah is originally from the Rochester area, but now resides right here in Barre. She has two dogs Maggie and Hogan, a snake, and a gecko. Leah has always enjoyed animals, and has had a passion for them! She has had lots of different animal experiences that make her a great addition to our team. In addition, Leah received her bachelors degree from Geneseo in biology. Leah also really enjoys wildlife, hiking, art and travel. 

  • Lydia Hoffman
    Customer Care Rep/ Veterinary Assistant

    Lydia was born in North Carolina and raised in NY on her grandparents farm in Lyndonville. Though her family has moved to Albion, a piece of Lydia’s heart still resides at the Farm. She visits the Farm as often as possible, helping out by clipping goat hooves, grooming the dog’s and shoveling manure. From the moment she could walk Lydia has had a passion for animals. One of her favorite pastimes when she was younger was to catch the wild geese that invaded the Farm garden. When she was 12 she joined the 4-H dog program with her grandmother’s dog Chase. Shortly after she began doing Agility professionally and in 2019 joined the AKC’s junior team for the European Open Championship. Lydia is currently attending Genesee Community College and hopes to become a part of the Vet Technology Program. Aside from animals Lydia enjoys reading, writing, drawing and trying to pull back her recurve bow correctly.

New patients receive 10% OFF first visit.

Office Hours

Monday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-4:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-4:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

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