Meet the Team

Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Sand Creek Animal Hospital in Albany! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at (518) 446-9171 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Management Team

  • Adam, Practice Manager
    Fear Free Certified

    Hometown: Guilderland, New York

    Adam joined our team in April of 2019 as a practice manager but years ago worked at Sand Creek as an assistant. He attended Cornell University for his bachelor’s degree in animal science. Outside of the animal hospital, Adam enjoys playing with his kids, hiking, playing basketball, and amateur video graphing. Adam has Libby a terrier mix and William, a long-haired cat. Adam loves being able to work with a great team and see the different types of pets that walk through the doors. Adam has worked in both the veterinary field and as a pharmaceutical representative.

  • Chrystean, Business Manager
    Fear Free Certified

    Hometown: Rotterdam, New York

    Chrystean began working at Sand Creek in September of 2002.  Chrystean graduated from Russell Sage College with her degree in Business Management. Outside of work Chrystean enjoys traveling, spending time with her family and pets (Sara a Puerto Rican rescue, Vida a Brazilian rescue, and Sonny, a fluffy orange cat). Chrystean is now working remotely from her new home in the sunshine state of Florida!

  • Peter, Assistant Practice Manager
    Fear Free Certified

    Hometown: Albany, New York

    Peter joined our team in May of 2015 as a veterinary assistant. He is a graduate of UAlbany where he studied Psychology. Peter is an avid writer and loves to read, he also just learned how to juggle and is quite good at it! Peter shares his home with his cat Pancake. Peter says the best part about his job is working with a great team and getting to care for all the patients!

Licensed Veterinary Technicians

  • Erin, Licensed Veterinary Technician
    Fear Free Certified

    Hometown: Rochester, New York

    Erin began working at Sand Creek in November 2008. Erin graduated from S.U.N.Y. Alfred State College with a degree in veterinary technology. Outside of work Erin likes to snowshoe, craft, travel, and read. Erin has a Beagle mix named Austin. She says she loves her job and the satisfaction of knowing she had a part in making someone’s pet feel better. A fun fact about Erin is she can shoot a bow and arrow!

  • Stephen, Licensed Veterinary Technician
    Fear Free Certified

    Hometown: Alexandria Bay, New York

    Stephen originally joined the Sand Creek team in October 2009 as a Licensed Veterinary Technician. He graduated from SUNY Canton with a degree in Veterinary Science. Stephen, in his spare time loves saltwater fish, hiking, fishing, reading, and playing Magic. Stephen shares his home with Wesley a pittie mix and two cats, Indigo and Ahsoka. He particularly enjoys working with big dogs and kittens! Stephen is a huge Star Wars and Marvel nerd!

  • Renee, Licensed Veterinary Technician
    Fear Free Certified

    Hometown: Rotterdam, New York


    Renee started working at Sand Creek in January of 2011. She graduated from SUNY Delhi with a degree in veterinary technology.  Outside of the office, Renee loves camping and hiking, yard work, baking and just plain relaxing. She loves to travel and learn about history at the same time! Her favorite part of the job is being able to educate our clients on how to take the best care of their furry family member so they can live their best life. They deserve nothing less for everything they do for us! Renee shares her home with Ginger Ale, a rat terrier, her new puppy, Fresca and several cats, Dewie, Crush and Oscar!

  • Morgan, Licensed Veterinary Technician
    Fear Free Certified

    Hometown: Altamont, New York

    Morgan joined the Sand Creek team in June of 2016. She is a graduate of SUNY Delhi in veterinary technology. She enjoys horseback riding, swimming, and reading. Morgan has a bunch of different animals at home with her! She has two dogs, Gus a Havanese and Rocky a Doodle, she has two white rabbits, Lola and Fenton, plus she has a horse named Guinevere. Her favorite animals to work with are dogs and pocket pets, but loves performing dentals and monitoring anesthesia. Gus is a therapy dog and he and Morgan are part of Therapy Dog International group. They enjoy doing volunteer work together!

  • Jessica, Licensed Veterinary Technician
    Fear Free Certified

    Hometown: Buffalo, New York

    Jessica joined the Sand Creek team in November of 2016. Jessica graduated from Medaille College with a veterinary science degree.  Outside of work, Jessica enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, and playing with her dogs, Brodie a Pomeranian mix and Daphne a lab/hound mix. Jessica says that she enjoys working with all animals but loves helping sick patients recover! A very fun fact about Jessica is that she is a triplet!

  • Jess, Licensed Veterinary Technician
    Fear Free Certified


    Hometown: Guilderland, New York 

    Jess joined our team at Sand Creek in February of 2020. She is a graduate of SUNY Delhi with a degree in Veterinary Technology. She has fish and a domestic shorthair named Austin. In her free time, she enjoys reading, volunteering, and spending time with friends and family. Jess says the best part of her job is alleviating pain from our sick patients. A fun fact about Jess is that she likes to work with exotic animals.

  • Morgan, Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Hometown: Canajoharie, New York

    Morgan joined our team in March of 2022. She has a associates degree from SUNY Delhi in Applied Science with a concentration in Veterinary Science Technology. Her favorite part of the job is building bonds with the patients and their owners. Outside of work, Morgan loves hiking, fishing, kayaking, biking, reading and spending time with her family.

  • Audrey, Licensed Veterinary Technician
    Fear Free Certified

    Hometown: Durham, New York

    Audrey joined our team in July of 2023. She received her Associates of Science from SUNY Delhi and has been a technician since 2021. Audrey says her favorite part of the job is being the voice for the voiceless. Outside of the office, Audrey enjoys spending time with her family, reading, playing video games, taking walks in the woods, watching movies and listening to music of all genres. She is also a HUGE fan of Halloween! She shares her home with 2 cats and 2 dogs!

  • Natasha, Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Hometown: Coxsackie, New York

    Natasha joined the Sand Creek team in January of 2024. She received her AAS in Veterinary Technology from SUNY Delhi in 2023. Natasha says her favorite part of the job is being able to work with a great team and helping to be apart of keeping people's pets healthy. Outside of the office, she loves skiing, going to concerts, aquariums and has also recently discovered a love for Legos! Natasha shares a home with a mini Goldendoodle named Maddie.

Veterinary Assistants

  • Desiree, Veterinary Assistant
    Fear Free Certified

    Hometown: Albany, New York

    Desiree joined the Sand Creek team in July of 2021. She is a graduate of Penn Foster College and has a NAVTA-Approved Veterinary Assistant Diploma. Some of Desiree’s favorite hobbies are fishing, playing video games and watching sci-fi shows with her dad! Desiree shares a home with her cats. Her favorite part of the job is gaining the trust of fearful pets.

  • Amelia, Veterinary Assistant
    Fear Free Certified

    Hometown: Clifton Park, New York

    Amelia joined our team in November of 2021. She is from Clifton Park, NY where she shares a home with her goldendoodle, Hunny. Amelia's favorite part of the job is meeting new patients and working with a great team! Outside of work, Amelia loves shopping, working out, traveling and hanging out with her friends and family.

  • Justis, Veterinary Assistant
    Fear Free Certified

    Hometown: Sacramento, California


    Justis joined our team in September of 2022. Her favorite part of the job is when she gets to meet the new puppies! Outside of the office, Justis is finishing her dog training certification. She shares a home with two dogs, Wilbur, a pitbull mix, and Chuck, a boxer mix.

  • Susie, Veterinary Assistant
    Fear Free Certified

    Hometown: Averill Park, New York

    Susie joined our team in April of 2023. Her favorite part of working in Vet med is getting to work with anxious pets and ending the appointment with tail wags and happy pets and owners! Outside of the office, Susie enjoys camping in Lake George and horseback riding. She has been to over 20 national parks and plans to visit them all! Susie shares a home with her cat, Ember, a bearded dragon named Aster and a Newfoundland named Delilah.

  • Giulianna, Veterinary Assistant

    Hometown: Albany, New York


    Giulianna joined our team in October of 2023. She says her favorite part of the job is knowing she is helping the furry children of the area and she genuinely adores each one that comes in! Outside of the office, Giulianna is a self-proclaimed 'cat lady' and has three cats, Charlie, Athena and Mercy. She is a huge fan of Taylor Swift and enjoys reading, enjoying the wonders of nature, traveling and spending time with the people close to her. In her free time she also volunteers at the shelter!

  • Lillian, Veterinary Assistant
    Fear Free Certified

    Hometown: Stillwater, New York

    Lillian joined our team in December of 2023. They graduated from SUNY Cobleskill with a Bachelor of Technology in Animal Science and an Associates of Applied Science in Equine Studies in 2016. Lillian says their favorite part of working in vet med is helping pets be as comfortable at the vet as possible. Outside of the office, Lillian enjoys horseback riding, reading, hiking, kayaking, playing video games and cuddling with their dogs, Morty and Kitten. Lillian also enjoys playing Dungeons and Dragons!

Client Service Representatives

  • Angela, Client Service Representative/Inventory Manager
    Fear Free Certified

    Hometown: Great Neck, New York

    Angela joined our team in April of 2019 as a Veterinary Assistant and Client Service Representative. Angela is a graduate of SUNY Albany and has a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology. Outside of work Angela likes to spend time with her family and watch Sci Fi and action movies! She also loves to volunteer and foster dogs through a local rescue group. Angela does have one dog of her own Quincy, a Plott hound mix! Angela’s favorite part of her job is being around other animal lovers like herself!

  • Hayli, Client Service Representative

    Hometown: Pompano Beach, Florida

    Hayli joined our team in October of 2021. She loves hiking, going to theme parks and photography. Hayli shares her home with two dogs, Bruno, an American Staffordshire, and Drex, an American Staffordshire mix and two bunnies, Scarlett and Cedar. Her favorite part of the job is meeting clients and their pets.

  • Brenda, Client Service Representative

    Hometown: Beacon, New York

    Brenda joined our team in July of 2022. Her favorite part of the job is meeting all of our wonderful clients and their adorable companions. Outside of the office, Brenda loves cooking and dancing. She shares her home with a pitbull named Romeo and a bearded dragon named Lyza!

  • Jolene, Client Service Representative

    Hometown: Reading, Pennsylvania

    Jolene joined our team in April of 2023. Her favorite part of the job is working with people and getting to know them. She loves seeing their pets grow and helping them every step of the way. Outside of the office, Jolene is an avid gamer, reader/book collector, she loves to cook and is a huge movie buff. She even plays dungeons and dragons with her husband and friends every weekend! Jolene shares her home with two dilute torties, Roux and Abby and a domestic shorthair named Stubbs.

  • Felicia, Client Service Representative

    Hometown: Queensbury, New York

    Felicia joined our team in July of 2023. She says her favorite part so far is connecting with the community and the team she works with. Outside of the office, Felicia enjoys cooking, hiking, DIY projects and pour painting. She shares her home with a dog named Oscar and a cat named JJ.

  • Sara, Client Service Representative

    Hometown: Clifton Park, New York

    Sara joined our team in November of 2023. Her favorite part of working in vet med is helping our clients navigate through the difficult parts of pet ownership with compassion and empathy. Outside of the office, Sara shares her home with two dogs, Frankie and Morty, as well as four cats, Ralphie, Ayla, Stevie and Fritzy. She is also a freelance ghost writer on the side!

Location

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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

8:00 am-7:30 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-7:30 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-7:30 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-7:30 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed