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1726 Harwood Hill Bennington, VT 05201
802-447-7723
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The heart of West Mountain Animal Hospital lies with its dedicated staff. Each member of our team is knowledgeable, caring and shows a sincere interest in all our companion animal patients.  Our staff strives to provide a compassionate, warm and professional atmosphere, ensuring happy clients and healthy pets.


Melissa Wicks- Licensed Veterinary Technician

 Melissa started at West Mountain Animal Hospital in April of 2007.  She graduated from Cedar Valley College (AVMA and AAHA accredited college) as a Certified Veterinary Technician. Melissa is also our Inventory Manager and is a Surgery Technician.


Stacey Thurrott- Licensed Veterinary Technician

Stacey has been with us since October of 2010. She graduated in 2005 with an AAS in Veterinary Technology from the College of Morris in New Jersey. Stacey enjoys providing quality and compassionate care to both clients and patients. She also maintains our in house Idexx hematology and chemistry analyzers.


Sarah Goble- Veterinary Assistant

Sarah graduated from Vermont Technical College as a Veterinary Technician in 1996. She found her way to West Mountain Animal Hospital in October of 2004. She is compassionate and always looking into the future.


Karen Elwell- Receptionist

Karen became a part of our team in May of 2003. She is in charge of Housekeeping and keeps our building nice and clean. She is always here to lend a helping hand.


Terri Pettibone- Receptionist 

 Terri has been a part of our team since September of 2005.  Including the day to day tasks of the front desk, Terri makes sure our clients get their friendly postcard reminders each month. She also helps out with other end of month projects.


Barb Hunt- Receptionist

Barb has been with WMAH since November of 2006. Her willingness to train new employees is an asset to West Mountain. She always has a smiling face at the front desk. Barb is in charge of sending out our holiday and sympathy cards to our clients.


Jana Sleeman- Receptionist/Veterinary Asst.

Jana came to us in April of 2013. She does a great job at welcoming clients and their pets. Jana always wants to learn and help out where needed. She keeps up on our social media, photography, puppy books and helps out at special events at WMAH.


Marcy Sprague- Receptionist

Marcy has been with us since December of 2014. She enjoys welcoming all of our furry friend, as well as the family members that accompany them.


Cathy Kocsis- Office Manager

Cathy started with WMAH as a receptionist in 1985, from there moved in the the Office Manager position and has been the Practice Manager since 2008. She is very proud to be with WMAH for so long and she still loves coming to work each day. She is part of a team that strives for and delivers outstanding client service and exceptional patient care. She treats every patient with kindness and compassion and provides their owners with empathy and respect regardless of their ability to pay. She is fortunate to have younger associates who believe in the very foundation that WMAH was built upon using the Accredited Standards from the American Animal Hospital Association. The alliance that has been formed between WMAH and AAHA will remain strong long after she is gone.


Jennifer Billert- Staff Coordinator

Jennifer has been working at West Mountain Animal Hospital since July of 2001. She is a welcoming face at the front desk, an assistant to the Veterinarians, and coordinates staff. Her work ethic, compassion and willingness to learn is an asset to West Mountain Animal Hospital.  She also teaches puppy classes at WMAH.

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