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    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.

    Outside of the practice Dr. McKenna serves on the board of directors for the New York State Guernsey Association, and is an avid supporter of Orleans County 4-H. He is also a staunch supporter of FFA and a member of the Albion Alumni chapter.  He also serves on the Town of Barre Planning Board. Dr. McKenna and Iva attend Northgate Free Methodist Church, in Batavia. He is a loyal fan of the Buffalo Bills and enjoys planning his well deserved vacations.

    Dr. McKenna was raised in the home next door to the animal hospital along with his brother Gary and two sisters Sheila and Marcia. They all helped on the family farm, owned by his Dad (George Sr.) and his Mom (Margaret) (who also worked in the animal hospital for more than 20 years). He and his wife Iva have four daughters who are all now married to wonderful son-in-laws, Caton (Mike), Kerri (Robert), Betsey (Rocco) and Jenny (Ryker). In addition, they are now blessed with 4 grandchildren McKenna, Robert Jr, Samuel and Shane who Dr. McKenna loves spending time with. They also have two dogs, a number of barn cats, and many Guernsey cattle. His hobbies are sports, travel, and spending time with his family.

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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.'

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    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 as our Business Manager, and we are happy to have her back (she pretty much grew up in the animal hospital)! Kerri and her wonderful husband Rob have 4 beautiful children that she loves spending time with, traveling with and homeschooling (McKenna 8, Robert 5, Lane 2 and Miriam 6 months).  Kerri and her family also tremendously enjoy their dog Penny, cat Kitty, some bunnies, and chickens.

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    Mitchell DeSmit, LVT

    Mitch has been a part of the team at Country Lane since 2014. He began as an intern in high school, then worked as a veterinary assistant while attending the Vet Tech Program at GCC, and finally became a licensed veterinary technician after passing his VTNE in August of 2017. Mitch has also been recognized as a national Vet Tech Champion! Outside of work, he enjoys hunting, fishing, playing guitar and spending time with his cat Adeline and family dog Willow.

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    Susan Gerling
    Veterinary Assistant

    Susan is a native of Lyndonville, NY, currently living in Lockport. She graduated from Medaille College in 2001 with an Associates 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 a Licensed Veterinary Technician. She got her Bachelor’s degree in General Studies from Medaille College in 2020. When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her daughter Courtney (who she is very proud of), and her family and friends. She also enjoys camping, fishing, and hiking. She is an active volunteer with the Orleans County 4-Hrabbit program. Susan also has and loves spending time with her cat named Lilly, and her Mini-Lop rabbits.

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    Sandy Fulcomer
    Customer Care Coordinator

    Sandy was born and raised in Lyndonville, NY and now lives in Clarendon. You may see her taking her 3 dogs; Woodrow, Joni and Abigail on car rides around on country roads. She also has a cat named Cora Jean. 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 help herself from snapping a picture of any animal that comes her way! 

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    Leah Vit
    Veterinary Assistant

    Leah is originally from the Rochester area, but now resides right here in Barre. She has two dogs Tigger and Sally, 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. 

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    Lydia Hoffman
    Customer Care Rep/ Veterinary Assistant

    Lydia grew up on her grandparent’s farm in Lyndonville. Though her family has moved to Albion since then, a piece of Lydia’s heart still resides at the Farm. She visits the Farm as often as possible, helping by clipping goat hooves, grooming the dogs and shoveling manure. She has been working at Country Lane Veterinary since 2020 and graduated from Genesee Community College Vet Tech program in 2023. In her free time, she competes in dog agility with her grandmas’ sheltie, Chase and is a member of the 4-H club K9 - Companions. She also enjoys reading, writing, a cup of strong mint tea, and exploring God’s wonderful world!

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    Jenny Smith

    Jenny, the youngest daughter of Dr. McKenna and Iva, was born and raised in Barre, NY working and playing on the farm and in the animal hospital. She now lives near Syracuse, NY on her family's dairy farm. Jenny graduated from Cornell University in 2017 with a bachelor's in Animal Science with a concentration in dairy science, and in 2023 she graduated with a Master's of Theology in Transformation Leadership from Northeastern Seminary.  Jenny and her husband Ryker and their daughter Rose enjoy working on the farm
    caring for the Holstein and Guernsey cows, showing cows, cuddling with their three Bernese Mountain Dogs and one Husky, and traveling when they get the chance.

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    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 

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    Kerri and Rob's Kids ‎

    As a family owned business, one of the things we enjoy most is being able to work with family (and people that feel like family)! So when you visit us you may run into some of our youngest helpers! And they love getting to come out and help and grow in their knowledge!

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