We are extremely proud of our dedicated team. We hire only the best and most experienced employees to become a part of our team here at Harmony Veterinary Clinic. Our team is filled with highly dedicated animal lovers who are well trained at their jobs. They will do anything possible for their patients and the owners who love them.
Learning and education are very important here at Harmony Veterinary Clinic. We strive to have a state of the art hospital with a staff trained in the latest medical advances. Our patients deserve the very best veterinary care.
Basically, our team is full of animal lovers. They make it a goal to treat each patient like their own. They give each patient plenty of love and attention. They are prepared to discuss preventative medicine so that every pet can stay as healthy as possible. They will also do everything that they can to make a sick pet feel better as soon as possible.
If you would like to speak to someone on our team, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (518) 885-5535.
TECHS AND ASSISTANTS
Debbie Johnson LVT
Licensed Veterinary Technician
Debbie has been a member of the Harmony staff since 1995. She is a graduate of SUNY at Delhi, with an Associates degree in Applied Science and Veterinary Technology. Debbie has many years of experience and many areas of expertise. She is involved in reproductive work, and has done extensive work with puppy socialization and behavioral training. On the laboratory side, Debbie also enjoys microscope work, looking at aspirates of lumps, blood slides or reproductive slides. In her “free” time, Debbie loves to work with her Vizslas. She not only breeds them, but shows them in breed, obedience, and hunt tests. She shares her home with the Vizslas, her husband Tom, and her horse. Debbie is also a very gifted artist.
Donna Bucher LVT
Licensed Veterinary Techician
Donna joined the staff in April 2010, and it already feels like home. She graduated from SUNY at Canton. At her real home, she has two kids named Taylor and Jessie, an English bulldog named Toad, and 3 cats. She enjoys swimming, camping, reading, scrapbooking, and watching her son play baseball.
Melanie Speer LVT
Licensed Veterinary Technician
Melanie joined the staff in 2013. Her interest in Veterinary Medicine began many years ago when she joined an explorers group, led by Dr. Payton. She attended SUNY Canton, where she earned her Associates degree in Veterinary Science. She then transferred to Cornell University to pursue her Bachelors degree in Animal Science. Within the field of Veterinary Medicine, Melanie is most interested in behavior, radiology and client education. Melanie has many interests outside of work. She plays the saxophone in a number of groups, from community band to quartets. She is an avid cyclist and enjoys anything outside. You can find her hiking, skiing, kayaking or just playing with her dogs in her spare time.
Sandy has been a member of the staff since 2001. She’s been working with animals since age eight, when she started showing dogs. Before starting at Harmony, she worked alongside her husband as an owner/operator of a forty cow dairy farm in Fort Plain. Sandy had worked in the Veterinary field since the age of 16 and has extensive avian knowledge. She also helps owners to develop a physical therapy plan for their pets after surgery. Sandy is currently studying for her technician’s license. She enjoys yoga, biking, gardening, and watching her daughter dance.
Nicole joined our staff as a Veterinary Assistant in April 2010. She graduated from the University of Connecticut in 1993 (Go Huskies!). She currently lives in Schenectady with her husband Douglas, their cats, and her miniature schnauzer, Schnapps. In her spare time she enjoys hiking with Schnapps, riding her horse Pilgrim, gardening, and fostering kittens for animals shelters every kitten season.
RECEPTIONISTS AND MANAGEMENT
Mariah has been on the staff at Harmony since June 2011, but has been a part of the Harmony family much longer- her mom Diane Sickler was a receptionist here for over 25 years before she retired! Mariah lives on Sacandaga Lake with her son Benjamin and her two cats, Rascal and Ghost Rider.
Michelle joined our staff in 2014. She previously worked for the Saratoga County SPCA and was involved in shelter rescue for many years. She currently lives in Charlton with four dogs, five cats, three children and one “very patient husband!” She loves to hike with her dogs throughout our beautiful southern Adirondack region.
Louise joined the Harmony team in 2015. She bred, trained and showed English mastiffs for many years in conformation, obedience, carting, agility, and was active in Therapy Dogs International as well. She and her Mastiffs visited many schools, hospitals, nursing homes and public education events all over the region! Louise also taught obedience classes for over 30 years and was active in Mastiff rescue. She currently shares her home with a wonderful hound mix named Roscoe.
Michele has been a part of the Harmony staff since 1999. She has a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from Cornell University and a master’s degree in Health Systems Management from Union College. She is responsible for many administrative duties, but easily steps in to helps whenever she is needed- she is an all-around team player! Michele shares her home with a feisty long-haired Chihuahua named Pearl, one boisterous Goffin’s cockatoo named Mr. Slim Pickins, and one playful orange-winged Amazon named Charlie. She is a Stephen King fan and enjoys watching movies.
Pam has been a member of the staff since 1995. She helps keep the clinic going in many ways wherever needed, from management to repairs or maintenance. Pam shares her life with her husband Dan and three dogs: Arvin, Etta and Sam the Dog. Arvin and Etta are German Shepherds, and Sam is a Bichon. Pam loves many outdoor activities, including fishing, camping, and hiking in the Adirondacks. She is an avid amphibian and rail enthusiast.