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.
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.
Kristen grew up in New Jersey. Before attending veterinary school, she got her master's in animal and dairy science at the University of Georgia where she learned about bluegrass and comfort food as well as animals. She then attended St George's University School of Veterinary Medicine in Grenada West Indies.
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 dogs, Skillet and Gravy, and her cat, Miss Grits.