Dr. Baum grew up outside of Saratoga Springs and is a graduate of the New York State College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University. He completed a preceptorship at the Animal Medical Center in New York City and continued on to practice at the Park East Animal Hospital in Manhattan. He is the author of several veterinary professional journal articles and coauthored a report of neuraxonal dystrophy in Rottweilers with Cornell neuroanatomist, Alexander Delahunta, which was printed in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Baum has an active interest in One Health, trauma, and emergency medicine. He is the former Executive Director and continues to serve on the Board of Directors of the VIN Foundation in Davis, California. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Ecohealth Alliance in New York City. EcoHealth Alliance leads cutting-edge scientific research into the critical connections between human and wildlife health and delicate ecosystems around the world.
Rick is an avid hiker, runner, and traveler. He lives in Arlington with his wife, Catherine, and daughter, Sarah, with their dogs, cats, and horses.
Dr. Emily Dowd, BVetMed
Dr. Dowd joined our veterinary team in December 2006. She brings a wealth of expertise in small animal medicine and surgery. Dr. Dowd received her degree from the Royal Veterinary College in London, England, and completed small animal medical externships in England, Virginia, and Kenya, Africa. She is the coauthor of a number of research papers. She also conducted presentations in developmental biodynamics in dogs. She practiced small animal medicine in Blissfield, Michigan before becoming staff veterinarian at the VCA Animal Medical Center in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. She lives with her husband, Greg, who is an equine veterinarian, their sons, Sam and Charlie, and daughter, Isla. They share their home with their dogs, Hunter and Tucker, and two cats, Noodle and Smidget.
Daniel graduated from Vermont Technical College in 2012. He is Arlington Animal Hospital’s surgical technician as well as being certified in cold Laser treatments. He lives in Arlington, Vermont with his girlfriend, Rosie. They share their home with 2 young cats and 2 ferrets (who get along pretty well!) In their spare time he and Rosie enjoy hiking, snowboarding and cooking.
Certified Veterinary Technician
Michaela attended SUNY Delhi and received an Associates Degree in Animal Science as well as took the national exam to become a certified technician in Vermont. She is continuing her education in the Veterinary field in various areas, including nutrition and behavior. She shares her life with her cat and fish. In her spare time she enjoys fishing, hunting and photography.
Certified Veterinary Technician
Natalie has worked in the veterinary field for close to 30 years. She lives in Cambridge, New York, with her husband, Norman. Her family includes two daughters, Brittany and Kelsea, and two stepdaughters, Rachel and Abby. Along with her human family, she shares her home with two furry children, Lucianna (the Chihuahua) and Savannah (the Akita). In her spare time, she enjoys hockey, kayaking, the ocean, bird watching, and music.
Nancy comes from an equine saddle fitting career and brings her love of all four-legged creatures to Arlington Animal Hospital. Her hobbies include endurance riding on her chestnut gelding, Reilly; reading; biking; and cooking. She lives with her husband, Paul; her Arabian, Reilly, two adorable minis Timmy and Eddie; Princess Roxy Hart, a wonderfully spoiled rescue dog, and an awesome barn cat named Hobo Kitty.
Kelly graduated from Hofstra University in 2015 with a Bachelors of Science Degree in biology. Shortly after graduating she went on to serve two years in the Peace Corps in Botswana then worked for 6 months down in Antarctica. She now lives in Salem, NY with her boyfriend, cat, and two dogs, one of which she brought home with her from Botswana.
Kelly has been working with animals for over 13 years. She lives in Cambridge, NY with her fiance, Brett, two dogs, Coe and Gus, two cats, Hank and Rommel, and goose, Lucy, In her spare time she enjoys taking care of all of her horse and dog friends, hiking, target shooting, being with her family and helping Brett maintain greens at Dutchaven golf course.
Chantelle graduated from Canisius College in 2018 with a dual Bachelors Degree in biology and animal behavior ecology and conservation. She currently lives in Cambridge, NY with her boyfriend and beagle, Sophie. In her free time she enjoys reading, hiking and accompanying Sophie while she hunts rabbits.
Ashleigh graduated from SUNY Canton in 2019 and received an associates degree in veterinary science technology. She is continuing her education in the veterinary field to get her bachelors degree in vet services administration. Ashleigh lives in Salem, NY with her two cats, Benny and Bevo and her two dogs, Maeve and Rudy. In her free time she enjoys hiking with her dogs, cooking and spending time with her family.