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 if SUNY Delhi with a degree in Veterinary Technology. She has a cat named Austin and also some GloFish. In her free time, Jess likes do to volunteer work as well as baking and reading. The best part of her job is alleviating pain from our sick patients. A fun fact about Jess is that she loves to work with exotic animals.

  • Lianna, Licensed Veterinary Technician
    Fear Free Certified

    Hometown: Port Ewen, New York

    Lianna joined our team in August of 2020.  She has a degree in Veterinary Technology SUNY Ulster and an Animal Science degree from SUNY Cobleskill. Outside of work Lianna loves to hike, kayak, cook, watch movies and do puzzles. Lianna also loves to hang out with her two pets Skyla an English Shepherd and a calico cat named Natalie. Lianna’s favorite part of the job is getting to snuggle with all of the patients! A fun fact about Lianna is she is in the process of getting her Law degree at Albany Law School.

  • 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.

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

    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.

  • Breeana, Veterinary Assistant
    Fear Free Certified

    Hometown: Plattsburgh, New York

    Breeana joined our team in August of 2021. She is from Plattsburgh, NY and loves hiking, origami and knitting! Breeana shares her home with her 2 cats, Clementine and Merlin. Her favorite part of the job is learning something new everyday and meeting the patients.

  • Amari, Veterinary Assistant
    Fear Free Certified

    Hometown: Winchester, Virginia


    Amari started with us in July of 2022. She enjoys the technical part of the job and her favorite part is drawing up the vaccines! Outside of the office, Amari loves playing basketball and traveling. She shares her home with her new puppy, Aurora!

  • Blythe, Veterinary Assistant
    Fear Free Certified

    Hometown: Greenwich, New York


    Blythe joined our team in August of 2022. She graduated from SUNY Oswego where she studied Biology. Her favorite part of the job is getting to help animals live their best lives! Outside of work, Blythe enjoys painting, being outdoors and spending time with family and friends. She shares her home with three cats, Apollo, Artemis and Nelson.

  • 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.

  • Chandler, Veterinary Assistant

    Hometown: Rensselaer, New York


    Chandler joined our team in December of 2022. He is from Rensselaer, NY and loves to make art, cook and play bass in his band! His favorite part of the job so far is getting to hold all the cats that come into see us. He also loves being greeted by all the wonderful doggies with their wagging behinds. Chandler shares his home with his cat, Peanut Butter 'Bean.'

  • Olivia, Room Assistant

    Hometown: Albany, New York

    Olivia joined our team in September of 2021. She shares her home with her cat, Leo Gatsby. Her favorite part of the job is meeting new clients and working in a great environment! Outside of work, Olivia loves playing softball, cooking/baking and camping.

Client Service Representatives

  • Angela, Client Service Representative
    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!

  • Kristie, Client Service Representative
    Fear Free Certified

    Hometown: Mufreesboro, Tennessee 

    Kristie joined the Sand Creek team in August of 2020. Kristie graduated from SUNY Potsdam with a degree in Biology. Her hobbies include hiking, kayaking, watching movies, taking day trips, and training dogs. Kristie shares her home with three dogs, Memphis, Mick and Moxie. She says the best part of her job is helping the clients and working with an awesome team. A very cool fact about Kristie is that she is a CPDTKA dog trainer and has been doing it for 5 years!

  • Brittany, Client Service Representative
    Fear Free Certified

    Hometown: Gulf Breeze, Florida

    Brittany joined our team in March of 2021. She loves biking and hanging out with her family! Brittany shares her home with her three dogs, Toast, Avocado and Bella. Her favorite part of the job is seeing all of the animals and helping others.

  • Samantha, Client Service Representative
    Fear Free Certified

    Hometown: Queens, New York

    Samantha started with our team in October of 2019. Her favorite part of the job is seeing all of the new puppy faces and all of the excited clients. Outside of work, she loves playing with her four children and loving her dogs.

  • 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!

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