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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 hiking, reading, and anything outside in the sun.
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.
Caitlin moved to Vermont in the summer of 2017 and joined GMAH in September. She has had a lifelong passion for helping animals and as a young kid would watch countless hours of animal planet (including surgeries). She grew up in Saugerties, New York and graduated from SUNY Ulster with an Associate in Applied Science in January 2016. She passed the state boards that August. She currently has 2 degus named Momma and Juniper, with hopes of more pets in the near future. In her free time she loves to go on nature walks, pet cats, and cook delicious vegan food and deserts.