Green Mountain Animal Hospital

1693 Williston Road
Burlington, VT 05403


Liz Alton


  When Dr. Alton was a child, she would bring home any animal in need, be they birds,  turtles or dogs, to the consternation of her parents. Thus began her love of animals and her odyssey to become a veterinarian. Now, as an owner of GMAH and a practicing veterinarian for over 30 years, Dr. Alton finds the close relationships she forms with clients and their special four legged friends the most rewarding aspect of her professional life. Graduating from Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine, she started her career in Massachusetts, moving to Vermont in 1990. Shortly thereafter, she settled in at GMAH and continues to feel honored to be part of such a caring veterinary family. Dr. Alton is especially interested in providing Preventive Care for her patients, allowing her to help all her patients live happy, healthy, long lives.

 Outside of her professional duties, Dr. Alton enjoys knitting, birding, paddling/steering/coaching dragonboats, curling, playing handbells, spinning yarn, baking, gardening and kayaking. Married over 30 years to Ray, they share their home with a Bernese Mountain Dog-Kestrel, African Grey Parrots- Peanut and Sunflower, and Blue and Gold Macaw- BG; the birds all rescued from sad situations. Dr. Alton is a past president of the Vermont Veterinary Medical Association (VVMA), has been highlighted by Partners for Healthy Pets (Read it Here!) and was awarded the prestigious Dave Walker Award by the VVMA for her contributions and service to the Vermont veterinary community throughout her career.




Dina Bahrawy


 Dr. Bahrawy completed her pre-veterinary training at UVM and graduated from Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. Following an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at a referral hospital in coastal Maine, she returned to Vermont with her family. Special veterinary interests include dermatology, oncology and geriatric canine health. In her free time, she enjoys hiking with her dogs, canoeing with her husband, growing very tall sunflowers with her daughters and singing with the South Burlington Community Chorus.  


Mark Murray


  Mark is originally from Texas but considers Vermont his adopted home. Originally he went to school to study physics and worked as an engineer for Lockheed-Martin in New Mexico and then IBM right here in Essex Junction, before finally going back to school to become a veterinarian. Mark received his veterinary degree from Tufts University and completed an internship at Cornell University before becoming an emergency veterinarian in Cape Cod. He enjoys ice hockey, cycling, hiking, motorsports, or just basically "fixing things". His favorite aspect of veterinary medicine is surgery but enjoys the challenge of working with clients to solve all manner of ailments. Mark lives in Essex with his cat, Chela, and two hound puppies, Sadie and Lucy


Simone Kratochvil-Meertens


 Dr. Kratochvil was born in the Netherlands and graduated from Utrecht University in 2001. She worked as a small animal veterinarian in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands before moving to the USA in 2004, where she worked in a feline hospital in upstate New York. She practiced in Ithaca, NY for a time before moving to Lebanon, NH where she was for 4 years before joining our team in 2010. 

 She enjoys all aspects of canine and feline medicine and enjoys establishing strong lifelong relationships with her clients and patients.  Dr. Kratochvil enjoys running, hiking with her dogs, and spending time with family. Dr. Kratochvil lives in Burlington with her husband, two daughters, and their 2 rescued mutts: Pablo and Speckles.  


Dr. Kristen Guldbech, DVM


Kristen grew up in New Jersey. Before attending veterinary school, she got her masters in animal and dairy science at University of Georgia where she learned about blue grass and comfort food as well as animals. She then attended St George's University School of Veterinary Medicine in Grenada West Indies. Having Scottish roots, she was lucky to have made it out of the tropical island practically unscathed by the sun.  She did her clinical year at Iowa State University. After a year in the midwest she missed the trees and mountains and decided to move back to the east coast. She joined the team at GMAH in July of 2017.  In her spare time she likes traveling, hiking, camping, making pottery, and cooking. Her special veterinary interests  include, shelter medicine, oncology, theriogenology, and rabies world wide prevention. Kristen lives in Burlington with her two rescued pets, Skillet a lovable pit bull mix and her cat Miss Grits.