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!

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 left for a few months and joined us again in September 2017.  Stephen graduated from SUNY Canton with a degree in Veterinary Science. Stephen, in his spare time love saltwater fish, hiking, fishing, reading, and 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!

  • Amelia, Licensed Veterinary Technician
    Fear Free Certified

    Hometown: Lansingburgh, New York

    Amelia is a Licensed Veterinary Technician who joined our team in September of 2014. She started off here as an assistant who has worked her way up to L.V.T. She is a graduate of Cedar Valley College with a degree in Veterinary Technology. Amelia has a Morgan/Quarter horse cross named Benjamin. In her free time, Amelia enjoys horseback riding, spending time with family and friends, cooking, reading, and traveling. She loves working with all animals, and that there are many opportunities to grow and learn in the veterinary field. An interesting fact about Amelia is that she took a one-month road trip across the country to tour the national parks.

  • Jessica, Licensed Veterinary Technician
    Fear Free Certified

    Education: Lancaster, 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!

  • 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!

  • Jess, Licensed Veterinary Technician

    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. Jess has 2 cats named Ginngy and Mittens and also has some GloFish. In Jess’ free time she likes do to volunteer work as well as baking and reading. Jess says 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

    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.

Veterinary Assistants

  • Ryan, Technician Assistant
    Fear Free Certified

    Hometown: Schenevus, New York

    Ryan joined our team in June of 2007 as a Technician Assistant. He is also our Purina Certified Weight Coach. Ryan received the National Purina Weight Coach of the Month award in October 2013 for his achievements. Ryan is a graduate of SUNY Delhi. When he is not working, Ryan enjoys spending time with his friends, going out to dinner, and roller skating. He enjoys working with animals, especially dogs, and has been working in the animal care field since graduating from high school. Ryan has two pets of his own, a Corgi named Ellie and a Pot-Bellied pig named Pickles. A fun fact about Ryan is that he can roller skate backwards!

  • Sierra, Technician Assistant
    Fear Free Certified

    Hometown: Manchester, Vermont

    We welcomed Sierra to our team in August of 2015. She graduated from Castleton State College with a degree in Business management. Her hobbies include gardening, hiking with her dog, and spending time with friends. Sierra says that she especially loves working with the pocket pet animals. Sierra has two pets of her own, a cat named Buttercup and a dog named Cody. A fun fact about Sierra is she has been a vegetarian for 13 years!

  • Erin, Veterinary Assistant
    Fear Free Certified

    Hometown: Cohoes, New York

    Erin joined our team in August of 2017 as an assistant but is also a Client Service Representative. Erin graduated from Saint Rose College with a degree in Psychology. Erin enjoys hiking, gardening, and reading. Erin loves helping clients provide the best care for their furry family members. Erin has quite a few pets of her own as well. She has two cats Rudy and Luna and three dogs Cotton a husky mix, Roxanne a shepherd mix, and Dozer a Boxer mix. Erin’s fun fact is that she loves photography.

  • Angela, Veterinary Assistant
    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!

  • Breanna, Veterinary Assistant

    Hometown: Guilderland, New York

    Breanna joined the Sand Creek team in December of 2019. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Zoology and graduated from the University of Vermont. Breanna has two dogs of her own, Coconut a Westie terrier and Cannoli a Lakeland terrier, and a cat named Cashew. Breanna’s hobbies include hiking, reading, and watching movies. Her favorite part about the job is being around all the great animals! A fun fact about Breanna is that she knows American Sign language.

  • Peter, Veterinary Assistant
    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!

  • Jim, Veterinary Assistant
    Fear Free Certified

    Hometown: Albany, New York

    Jim joined the Sand Creek team in July of 2020. Jim is a graduate of Hudson Valley Community College and has a degree in Digital Media. Some of Jim’s favorite hobbies are Photography, digital design, seeing live music, and playing the piano. Jim shares his home with his pet cat Quinn! Jim said the best part of the job is helping provide fearful cats comfort by using fear-free techniques.

  • Lauryn, Veterinary Assistant
    Fear Free Certified

    Hometown: Schodack Landing, New York

    Lauryn joined our team in June of 2020. Lauryn is a graduate of SUNY Geneseo and has a degree in Biochemistry. Lauryn has a cat named Charlie and two chocolate labs named Luke and Oscar. Lauryn enjoys working out, reading books, and hiking during her time off. Lauryn says the best part of her job is gaining the trust of fearful pets and running up and down the hallways when new puppies are in the building. An interesting fact about Lauryn is that she is in the process of going to Vet school!

Receptionists

  • 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 has a mixed breed dog named Memphis. 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!

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