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Green Mountain Animal Hospital

Green Mountain ANimal Hospital


Caring for your pets for over 50 years!


We have two locations for your convenience

1693 Williston Road, South Burlington, Vermont 802-862-7021
*our full service veterinary hospital

1372 North Avenue, Burlington, Vermont 802-658-3739
*our wellness/out-patient clinic

COVID-19 UPDATE

In response to COVID-19 and with the safety of our clients and staff in mind, we will no longer be scheduling wellness appointments or elective surgeries until April 15th. We will still be open in order to see sick patients in need of immediate care.We ask that anyone who is exhibiting symptoms or has been exposed to the virus attempt to have another person bring their pet

Dear Green Mountain Animal Hospital Clients and Friends,

We wanted to start off by saying thank you to all of our clients for the support during this time and want to let everyone know we are still providing veterinary care for your pets. In an increased effort to minimize exposure to our staff and fellow community members, we have made the decision effective today, Wednesday March 18th, we will only be welcoming pets into our locations and not their people. We ask for your patience and cooperation during this time as we transition to this type of care

For appointments, we are asking clients to call us when you arrive. If you do not have a mobile phone, call us from home with an estimated time of arrival. We will get information from you over the phone regarding your pet and questions you may have for the doctor. All dogs must be on a leash and cats in a secure carrier. We will then come out to get your pet and conduct the exam in the clinic while you wait in your vehicle. The doctor will then call you with their exam findings and any recommended treatments/diagnostics needed. If authorization for further treatment is needed, we will come out to have you sign any necessary paperwork. Once the exam is completed, we will call you to process payment over the phone and bring your pet to you.

We will also be offering this service for food and medication pick-ups. Please call us when you arrive at the clinic, or if you do not have a mobile phone, call us when you are leaving your home with an estimated time of arrival. We will process payment over the phone and bring the medications or foods to you.

We do prefer card payments at this time if possible, but will still be accepting cash and checks as well.

This decision was not made lightly and we appreciate the support and patience of our clients during this challenging time. Please do not hesitate to call or email us with any questions or concerns you may have. This is all new for us and we will work to resolve any questions or concerns that may arise during this time

Thank you again for your continued support

Sincerely,

Green Mountain Animal Hospital


For more information on COVID-19 and your pets, click here to visit the AVMA's website




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At Green Mountain Animal Hospital our mission is to provide the highest quality service to our clients and the highest quality care to our patients. We want all of our clients and their pets to feel like a member of the Green Mountain Animal Hospital family.

Come join our caring family today!





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Meet Our Team

  • Liz Alton
    DVM

    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. As 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. 

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  • Mark Murray
    DVM, Co-owner

    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. 

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  • Simone Kratochvil-Meertens
    DVM, Co-owner

    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. 

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  • 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. 

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  • Cara
    Practice Manager

    As the Practice Manager at Green Mountain Animal Hospital, Cara helps keep the hospital running smoothly day to day. Her responsibilities include staff scheduling, inventory management, accounting and everything in between.

    Cara joined the GMAH team in September 2014 as a technician after working at another veterinary practice and the local Humane Society. She graduated from the University of Vermont in 2006 with a Bachelors in Animal Science. Cara and her husband share their home with 1 dog. In her spare time she loves playing disc golf, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. 

  • Sara
    Technician

    Sara joined our team in 2007. Originating from Ma and Seacoast NH she has been a Vermonter for over 15 years now. She graduated from UVM in 2000 with a major in Animal Science and a minor in Wildlife Biology. Her love of animals has taken her to California as an intern at a zoo, and here at home volunteering for the VT Wildlife Rehabilitation Association. Most recently she has worked in the area as a veterinary assistant, animal caretaker, and receptionist extraordinaire.

     She has a passion for client education and preventative medicine for critters of all ages. Don't hesitate to ask her any questions regarding your Pets.

    In her free time, Sara enjoys hiking with her fantastic dog 'Sally', birding, gardening, many types of music and hanging with her fabulous felines 'Ella' and 'Mencius.'  

  • Madaid, LVT
    Surgery Manager

    Madaid moved to Vermont and joined the GMAH team in March of 2010. She graduated from Wilson College in 1995 with a Bachelor's degree in Veterinary Medical Technology and passed the national boards that same year. She has over 20 years of experience working in small animal, surgery and emergency practices. 

    When not working, she enjoys being with her wife, Heather, and their menagerie of animals which include two dogs, a one eyed American Eskimo named Ahnah, a very food motivated puggle named Sagan and their kitties Zephyr, Nibo, Uzume and Lucian. They also enjoy hiking, traveling and all the beauty that Vermont has to offer.  

  • Julie, CVT
    Technician

    Julie joined the amazing GMAH team in early January 2014. With her love for animals and medicine, Julie always knew that she wanted to be a veterinary technician. She graduated from Becker College in Leicester, MA with a Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Science in May 2011 and passed her technician certification exam in December 2013. As a lifelong resident of central Massachusetts, Julie always knew that she wanted to move to Vermont and finally made the jump in December 2013. Julie spends her free time exploring the Vermont outdoor life with her dogs, Ava and Maple.

  • Kayla
    Operations/Inventory Manager, Technician


    Kayla grew up in small Vermont town and knew from an early age that she wanted to work with animals. She left for the 'big'city to attend the University of Vermont in the fall of 2004. Four short years later she graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree with a major in Animal Science. She decided to set up shop in Burlington with her cat, Cheeks, who knows over 12 commands- everything from'sit' to 'shake a paw' to 'stay out of the kitchen'(a necessity during dinner time.) 

    Kayla spent 5 years prior to joining the GMAH team at the Humane Society of Chittenden County heading up the feline program and kitten foster care. When not at work, you can find Kayla rock climbing, hiking, or dancing about town.  

  • Kira, CVT
    Technician

    Kira is a Pennsylvania transplant who loves working with small animals. She majored in veterinary technology at Wilson College and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 2014. She thoroughly enjoys working in the laboratory and especially loves the diagnostic aspects of working with the microscope. She has a fascination with sloths and the pygmy slow loris and loves learning about them in her free time.  

  • Emily
    Technician

    Emily joined the GMAH team in the summer of 2015 after graduating from VTC with an associates in Veterinary Technology. Emily found her love of animals early in life and knew she wanted to make a career of working with both animals and their owners. In her off time, Emily enjoys spending time with family, friends and exploring the outdoors with her dog, Dixon.  

  • Abby
    Technician

    Abby found her love for animals while backpacking across Ecuador and Peru after graduating high school. She pursued her passion by studying at the University of Vermont, and graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Biology. She focused mainly on birds throughout her college years and moved on to mammals when she traveled to Namibia to work at Na’an ku se Wildlife Sanctuary. 

    Abby was very excited to join the GMAH team in January 2016 to work towards her dream of becoming a wildlife veterinarian. She spends her free time knitting, birding, and hiking with her Australian shepherd, Piper.  

  • Leah, CVT
    Technician


    Leah has had a life-long passion for animals so she knew wanted to make a career in the veterinary world. Leah graduated from VTC in 2017 with her associates in Veterinary Technology and passed the national boards that same year. When not working at the animal hospital, Leah works on a farm in Richmond. Leah is an avid long distance trail runner and loves the mountains. She lives in Huntington with her three dogs, and family.  

  • Ingrid
    Technician

    Ingrid had an early love for animals and grew up in Virginia 'playing vet' for her many household pets. After graduating from the University of Vermont with a Bachelor of Arts in English, she spent the following two winters working at wildlife sanctuaries in South Africa. Ingrid joined the GMAH team in April of 2017 and is currently taking classes to become a certified technician. When not at work, Ingrid enjoys rock climbing, reading, and anything outside in the sun.  

  • Lucy, CVT
    Technician

    Lucy has always had a love for animals and ever since she was a kid, she knew she wanted to work with them. Lucy is a born and raised Vermonter wanted to go to school and remain in Vermont. Lucy graduated from Vermont Technical College in 2017 with an associates degree in veterinary technology and passed the veterinary technician national exam soon after graduating. Lucy joined the GMAH team in May of 2017. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors and is an avid skier.  

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Testimonials

Read What Our Clients Say

    Love them! So great with all my animals and always give me all options when dealing with the care of my fur babies. Multiple locations is nice too!

    Eva P.

    My cats love this place and are so relaxed compared to the last one I took them too. Great staff and friendly docs!

    Jaime G.

    Oustanding. Just moved to area, hadn't even set up an appointment yet. My dog got stung by yellowjackets, and they managed to see us within the hour

    Dave K.

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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Williston Road Office

Monday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-2:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

North Avenue Office

Monday:

1:00 pm-5:00 PM

Tuesday:

1:00 pm-5:00 PM

Wednesday:

Closed

Thursday:

1:00 pm-5:00 pm

Friday:

1:00 pm-5:00 pm

Saturday:

9:00 am-1:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed