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 videographing. Adam has Libby, a terrier mix, and Tango, a longhaired orange 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, NY

    Chrystean began working at Sand Creek in September of 2002.  Chrystean graduated from Russell Sage College with her degree in Business Management. She lives with her husband and their daughter, Rachel. Outside of work Chrystean enjoys traveling, hiking, agility training, and spending time with her family. Chrystean is now working remotely from her new home in Florida!

Licensed Veterinary Technicians

  • Erin, L.V.T.
    Licensed Veterinary Technician, Fear Free Certified

    Hometown: Rochester, NY

    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, L.V.T.
    Licensed Veterinary Technician, Fear Free Certified

    Hometown: Alexandria Bay, NY

    Stephen joined the Sand Creek team in October 2009 as a Licensed Veterinary Technician.  Stephen graduated from SUNY Canton with a degree in Veterinary Science. Stephen, in his spare time, loves 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! 

  • Renee, L.V.T.
    Licensed Veterinary Technician, Fear Free Certified

    Hometown: Rotterdam, NY

    Renee joined the team at Sand Creek Animal Hospital in January of 2011. She is a graduate of SUNY Delhi with a degree in Veterinary Technology. Renee has also completed a Pet Loss and Grief Companioning Certification Course and works with clients who have recently lost a pet or are preparing for the loss of a pet. Renee lives with her husband and several pets including four dogs, Pepsi, Minnie, Bonnie, and Ginger, and four cats, Oscar, Hazel, Crush, and Dewie. She enjoys several activities outside of work, such as camping, hiking, fishing, and watching bad reality T.V. Renee’s fun fact is that her favorite place to travel is to Bermuda!

  • Amelia, L.V.T.
    Licensed Veterinary Technician , Fear Free Certified

    Hometown: Lansingburgh, NY

    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, L.V.T.
    Licensed Veterinary Technician, Fear Free Certified

    Education: Lancaster, NY

    Jessica joined the Sand Creek team in November of 2016. Jessica graduated from Medaille College with a veterinary technology 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, L.V.T.
    Licensed Veterinary Technician, Fear Free Certified

    Hometown: Altamont, NY

    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, being a therapy dog, volunteers with Morgan as part of Therapy Dog International.

  • Meagan, L.V.T.
    Licensed Veterinary Technician, Fear Free Certified

    Hometown: Charlton, NY

    Meagan joined the Sand Creek team in February of 2017. Meagan graduated from Mercy College with a degree in Veterinary Technology. Meagan’s hobbies are working on her farm, bee keeping, family time, and playing with her daughter. On Meagan’s farm she has Peacocks, chickens and ducks, but also shares her home with her cat Pixie and her German Shepherd Lucy. Meagan hopes in the future to expand her farm with different types of exotic birds. Meagan says that she likes helping animals get better after being sick.

  • Jamie, L.V.T.
    Licensed Veterinary Technician, Fear Free Certified

    Hometown: Long Island, NY

    Jamie joined the team at Sand Creek in August of 2019. She is a graduate of Suffolk County Community College with a Veterinary technology degree. Jamie has three senior dogs at home, two Chihuahua mixes named Pye and Chef, and a Min Pin named Courage. She takes special interest in senior pets as they are often looked over.  She enjoys several activities outside of work, such as painting, hiking, yoga, and making her own soap. Jamie says she enjoys informing and comforting clients about the health of their pets! A very interesting fact about Jamie is that she makes all of her own products (toothpaste, lotion, soap, chap-stick).

Veterinary Assistants

  • Ryan
    Technician Assistant, Fear Free Certified

    Hometown: Schenevus, NY

    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 Dehli. 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!

  • Blair
    Technician Assistant, Fear Free Certified

    Hometown: Crown Point, NY

    Blair became a member of the Sand Creek team in January of 2014. She graduated from SUNY Cobleskill with a degree in animal science. In her free time, she enjoys the company of friends and family, gardening, and helping out stray kitties. Blair says her favorite animal to work with are happy cats, but loves connecting with patients and reducing their stress at the hospital. Blair shares her home with her three cats, Delcy, Frank, and Chip. An interesting fact about Blair is that she can count to 11 in German!

  • 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!

  • Jacqueline
    Technician Assistant, Fear Free Certified

    Hometown: Knox, NY

    Jackie joined the Sand Creek team in July of 2017. Jackie graduated from Morrisville State College with a degree in Dairy science and agricultural business development. Some of Jackie’s hobbies include hiking with her dogs Jax (Dalmatian mix) and Waylon (Cattle dog mix), traveling to new places, and spending time with close friends and family. Her favorite animals to work with are dogs but she loves all animals! Jackie plans on starting her own beef farm in the future. 

  • Erin
    Veterinary Assistant, Fear Free Certified

    Hometown: Cohoes, NY

    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.

  • Maddy
    Veterinary Assistant, Fear Free Certified

    Hometown: Guilderland, NY

    Maddy joined our team in May of 2018 as a Veterinary Assistant but is also a Client Service Representative. Maddy graduated from SUNY Brockport with a degree in Criminal Justice and Forensic science. Outside of work Maddy likes to go to the gym, hang out with friends, travel, and eat different foods! Maddy also loves spending time with her Goldendoodle,  Max.  Maddy’s favorite part of her job is getting to help the animals and knowing that she is doing something good for them. A very cool fact about Maddy is that she has broken 17 bones in her body! Ouch! 

  • Angela
    Veterinary Assistant, Fear Free Certified

    Hometown: Great Neck, NY

    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 fosters 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, NY

    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. 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.

Receptionists

  • Ashley
    Client Service Representative, Fear Free Certified

    Hometown: Rotterdam, NY

    Ashley joined the Sand Creek family as a Client Service Representative in May of 2015. Ashley graduated from Schenectady County Community College with a degree in Culinary Arts. In her free time Ashley enjoys traveling, hanging out with friends and family, watching movies, gardening, and baking. Ashley shares her home with her two dogs, Bailey a Keeshond and Kahlua a Shih Tzu mix! She says the best part of her job is meeting all of the new clients and their pets! A cool fact about Ashley is that she loves sharks and knows a lot of fun facts about them!

  • Heather
    Client Service Representative, Fear Free Certified

    Hometown: Madison, Connecticut

    Heather joined the Sand Creek team in May of 2016. Heather has a degree in Musical Theatre and graduated from Randolph College of the Performing Arts in Canada! Heather enjoys yoga, hiking, dancing, singing, and playing her ukulele. Her favorite patients to work with here are new puppies! Heather has two pets of her own, Dora a cat and Luna a Lab mix. A very fun fact about Heather is that she has dual citizenship!

  • Lauren
    Client Service Representative, Fear Free Certified

    Hometown: Rochester, NY

    Lauren joined the Sand Creek family September of 2017. Lauren graduated from SUNY Fredonia with a degree in communication and in Art. Lauren’s hobbies include kayaking, drawing, camping, spending time at her cottage with her family, and going to the movies. Lauren has one kitty that she shares her home with named Pancake! She says her favorite animals to work with are cats but she loves all animals! A very interesting fact about Lauren is that she grew up with Boa Constrictors as family pets! 

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