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Mark Murray

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. 

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

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. 

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. 

Adrienne Snider

Adrienne Snider

DVM

Dr. Adrienne Snider was born and raised in Vermont. She studied Animal Science at the University of Vermont before attending veterinary school at Western University of Health Sciences in California.
Adrienne has been practicing small animal medicine since graduation and joined Green Mountain Animal Hospital in 2020. Outside of veterinary medicine, Adrienne may be found hiking, kayaking, baking, or trying to keep things alive in her garden.

Amanda Spector

Amanda Spector

DVM

Dr. Spector graduated from Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013 and has lived in Vermont since 2017. She worked in equine practice for seven years and in small animal practice for about two years before joining the team at Green Mountain Animal Hospital. Dr. Spector enjoys general practice and has a special interest in dentistry. She lives on a small homestead and vegetable farm in Westford with her husband, Peter and their two wonderful Siamese mix cats, Myron and Lester. In her free time, Dr. Spector enjoys a variety of outdoor activities, reading, studying languages, and visiting her elderly but spunky pony, Nutmeg.

Kristen Guldbech

Kristen Guldbech

DVM

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, knitting, making pottery, and cooking. Her special veterinary interests include, shelter medicine, oncology, theriogenology, and rabies world wide prevention. Kristen lives in Williston with her dog Squirrel.

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