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.


Kerry Lindemuth


Dr. Kerry Lindemuth discovered her passion for pets at a young age. One summer she was entrusted with the foster care of a mother cat and her litter of newborn kittens. By the end of that summer, the kittens were healthy and ready to go to new homes. The mom and kittens were all adopted, and from that point on Dr. Kerry knew she would someday be a veterinarian. She went on to graduate from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University. Her experience includes both day practice and emergency practice. She will tell you she is game to treat "anything with hair or fur". She has practiced in 4 states, and has an assortment of pets that found her along the way. She loves building a "first-name basis" kind of relationship with her clients and their pets. Her special interests include internal medicine, geriatric pet health and pocket pets. When she is not at work, her family keeps her busy.


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.  


Jon Stokes

VMD - Retired

  Dr. Stokes, more commonly referred to as just "Doc", is the senior partner of the Green Mountain Animal Hospital. He is known throughout the community for his compassion, understanding and love of animals. In 2002, "Doc" was the recipient of the Humane Society of Chittenden County's June Davis Award for his long term dedication to their organization and the veterinary medical profession. During the ceremony he was knighted and proclaimed "Supervet". Originally from New Jersey, "Doc" is a graduate of The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. (We have been warned not to divulge what year!) "Doc" is now retired, spending the winter in Florida and traveling to other interesting ports of call during the year.


Gene Courtright

DVM - Retired

 Dr. Courtright can be distinguished from the other doctors at GMAH because of his southern accent! Originally from Bogalusa, Louisiana, and a graduate of The Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine, he made the move to Vermont, after a few years in California, "sometime" in the 1980's and became a partner in the mid 1990's. Dr. Courtright enjoys driving through the VT countryside and paddling his home-built boats on quiet waters. Dr. Courtright is now retired but he is always willing however to offer his advice on retirement investments!