Dr. Stephanie Todd DVM
Dr. Todd was a linguistics major in college, fluent in Japanese and familiar with 5 other languages, which led to some “Dr. Doolittle” jokes when she changed paths to attend Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. She graduated in 1987 and still sees every day as a new adventure, with patients and clients to help and puzzles to solve!
Horses have always held a special place in Dr. Toddʼs life. She has taken her original interest in equine theriogenology forward into her work with canine reproduction. She is a member of the Society for Theriogenology in the United States, and the EVSSAR in Europe. She is able to provide advanced reproductive ultrasound and evaluations for infertility.
Dr. Todd particularly enjoys helping dogs and cats with difficult or chronic problems that are hard to diagnose, and loves getting to know her furry patients together with their families. She finds one delight of general practice is that we are so connected with our community.
The biggest joys in Dr. Toddʼs life are her husband, Dr. Keith Payton, her son Erik (future engineer) and her daughter Katrina, who loves horses too and is a talented dancer and artist. Dr. Todd enjoys riding Katrinaʼs rescue horse, Skye, a palomino Appaloosa who is truly a horse of a different color! She coaches a Lego robotics team, hikes, snowshoes, enjoys time spent in the vegetable garden, reads, and likes to sing when she gets the chance. She is owned by a Viszla named Hamal, Nimbus the cat, and a cranky 38 year old cockatoo named Magoo.
Dr. Keith Payton DVM
Dr. Payton is often seen down on exam room floors with his patients or listening attentively to clients, many of whom become friends. He graduated from Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine in 1988 and yet his philosophy is still that the customer comes first, and that we as veterinarians need to be closely bonded with the little ones under our care.
Surgery and canine reproduction are Dr. Paytonʼs key interests in practice. He is a member of the Society of Theriogenology, and he sees the majority of the reproductive work at Harmony Veterinary Clinic together with Dr. Todd. Dr. Payton enjoys all aspects of veterinary practice, especially annual visits with his patients and their families!
Dr. Paytonʼs hobbies revolve around his family, including model train work with his son, Erik, hiking and snowshoeing, and being a “barn dad” for his daughter Katrina. He is a longtime rider himself, and will be back in the saddle again as soon as they find a Western saddle to fit his sonʼs palomino Paint horse, Quinn! He is especially proud of his daughter, Emily, who has recently received her nursing degree. Of course, he still enjoys mowing on summer days with his headset on.
Dr. Janis Kohler DVM
Dr. Kohler joined the staff in March 2005. She is a graduate of Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, and has a strong interest in exotics, especially ferrets and birds. Dr. Kohler lives with her husband Sam, her son James, and her cat Bella. In her free time, Dr. Kohler enjoys bellydancing.
Dr. Heather Burrowes DVM
Dr. Heather Burrowes joined the Harmony team in 2014. A Long Island native, she earned her Bachelor of Science degree from SUNY Geneseo in 2008 and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Cornell University in 2012. Her professional interests include internal medicine, pain management, canine sports medicine, geriatric care and palliative care. She is actively involved in the local dog community and participates in several venues of dog sports with the American Kennel Club and United Kennel Club (primarily obedience, rally obedience, and Barn Hunt) with her toy poodle Blue and her miniature poodle Audacious. She is an American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen evaluator and is an active member and volunteer with the Albany Obedience Club (AKC affiliate), United Dog Sports of Northern New England (UKC affiliate), and the Schenectady chapter of Therapy Dogs International. When not involved with all things dog, Dr. Burrowes is also an avid cook and gardener.