Dr. Frederick W. Baum
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 wife, Rosie. They share their home with 3 cats and 1 ferret (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 her associates degree in Animal Science and took the national exam to become a certified technician in Vermont. She is continuing her education in the veterinary field in various areas. She shares her life with her cat and fish. In her spare time, she enjoys fishing, hunting, hiking and photography.
Certified Veterinary Technician
Natalie has working in the veterinary field for over 30 years. She lives in Cambridge, NY with her husband Norman. Her family includes two daughters, Brittany, and Kelsea, two stepdaughters, Rachel and Abby and granddaughter Ruby. She shares her home with two furry children, Luciana (the Chihuahua) and Savannah (the Akita). In her spare time, she enjoys watching 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 Jack, Princess Roxy Hart a wonderfully spoiled rescue dog and an awesome cat named Hobo Kitty.
Kelly has been working with animals for over 14 years. She lives in Cambridge, NY with her fiancé Brett, dog Coe, and two cats Hank and Rommel. In her spare time, she enjoys taking care of all her horse and dog friends, hiking, target shooting, spending time with family, snowshoeing, fishing with Brett and helping him at the Owlkill gun club.
Ashleigh graduated from SUNY Canton in 2019 and received an associate’s degree in Veterinary Science Technology. Ashleigh is currently living in Salem, NY with her two dogs, Maeve and Doja. She also lives with her 4 cats, Bevo, Benny, Bundy an Binx. In her free time, she enjoys time with her family, especially her nephews and
bringing her dogs wherever she goes.
Shelby has been working with animals for over 3 years. She lives in Shaftsbury, VT with her dog Sandy Cheeks, 6 cats, Muppet, Tigger, Link, Jackie Chan, Tilly, and
Yoda, 4 guinea pigs, Twitchy, Coffee, Cream and Coco. In her free time she enjoys going to concerts, studying Meteorology, and spending time with her friends and family. She is currently attending college studying Veterinary Technology.
Melissa attended Cedar Valley College and received her associate’s degree in animal science and took the Veterinary Technician National Exam to become a licensed veterinary technician in New York and Vermont. Melissa is also certified in Silver level Low Stress Handling and is Elite Fear Free certified. She completed her certification in Applied Animal Behavior from the University of Washington in June 2022. She lives with her husband Jason along with her 4 Australian Shepard’s, her horse and various other pets. In her spare time, she enjoys being with her 2 daughters, horseback riding, walking trails with her dogs, as well as continuing her education in different aspects of veterinarian medicine. Her long-term goal is to help animals enjoy coming to the veterinarian office using her behavior education.
Licensed Veterinary Technician
Erin received her bachelor’s degree in Biology from SUNY Albany and is a Certified Veterinary Technician. She comes to Arlington Animal Hospital from Connecticut where she worked in the environmental conservation, non-profit sector managing volunteers and supervising animal care departments. She has experience in a wide range of animal care from farm animals to birds of prey and has worked as a wildlife
rehabilitator for over 15 years specializing in birds. She currently resides in Bennington, VT with partner Martin, their dog Sadie and parrot Sammy. In her free time, she enjoys organic gardening, hiking, camping, kayaking, and photography.