Meet the UVS Team

Welcome to the Team, Dr. Kimberley Kirchner!

We’re thrilled to announce Dr. Kimberley Kirchner has joined UVS’ Emergency Team! Dr. Kirchner received her Bachelor of Science in Biology and Biotechnology from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 2018 and obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in May 2022. Dr. Kirchner especially enjoys surgery, client communication, organizational leadership, and community engagement. She aspires to advance her emergency and critical care skillset and inspire younger generations to become involved in veterinary medicine.

UVS Emergency Service Gets Second Criticalist

We’re excited to announce Dr. Madeline Libin, DVM, DACVECC has joined our team, adding a second board-certified criticalist to our emergency team. Dr. Libin was born in Millbrook, NY in Dutchess County and raised in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY. She received her bachelor of arts in French language and literature from Barnard College of Columbia University in 2011 and in 2016, obtained her DVM from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine Following her doctorate, Dr. Libin completed a rotating small animal internship…

Welcome Dr. Lisa Knapp to UVS' Emergency Team!

We’re thrilled to announce, Dr. Lisa Knapp has joined UVS’ Emergency Team. Dr. Knapp received her doctor of veterinary medicine from Tufts University in 2012. Prior to joining UVS, Dr. Knapp was a Senior Emergency Clinician at the Veterinary Medical Center of CNY for eight years. Dr. Knapp comes to UVS with nine years of experience working as an emergency clinician. Dr. Knapp is excited to join UVS and enjoy upstate NY. Dr. Knapp enjoys time spent at her family…

Dr. Amanda Little Joins our Emergency Team

We’re excited to announce, Dr. Amanda Little is joining our emergency team. Dr.  Little attended Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences for her undergraduate degree in Animal Science in 2009 and obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013. Following her doctorate, Dr. Little pursued a 13-month, small-animal medicine and surgery internship with Oradell Animal Hospital in Paramus, NJ. During her internship, she spent six months in emergency medicine at one…

Dr. Clevelands joins our Emergency Team

We are happy to announce Dr. Kimberly Cleveland joined our Emergency Team in January 2020. Dr. Kimberly Cleveland was born and raised in Endicott, NY just outside Binghamton. In 2012, she attended Binghamton University for her undergraduate degree in integrative neuroscience and mathematics. In 2014, Dr. Cleveland completed a small animal externship through the Veterinary Orthopedic Sports Medicine Group in Annapolis Junction, Maryland where she rotated through surgery, neurology, and administration. In 2016, Dr. Cleveland received her Clinical Small Animal…

Oncology at UVS

We are pleased to announce the addition of Oncology to our growing list specialties. Ariana Verrilli, DVM (practice limited to Oncology) has started taking appointments last month. Dr. Verrilli obtained her Bachelors of Science in biology and chemistry from Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS. In 2013, she graduated from University of Prince Edward Island: Atlantic Veterinary College with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. She then pursed her one-year small animal rotating medical and surgical internship through Atlantic Coast Veterinary Specialists…

Dr. Palamara Joins Surgery Team!

We are happy to announce the newest edition to our Surgery team! Dr. Joseph Palamara joined our team last month and is actively taking surgery appointments. Dr. Joseph Palamara was born and raised in Middletown, NY. He attended Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, NY for his undergraduate degree in biology and obtained his DVM from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts, West Indies in 2003. In 2012 Joe pursued his residency in small animal surgery at…

Dr. Rachel Hannum joins ER team!

We are excited to announce Rachel Hannum, DVM joined the UVS 24-Hour Emergency & Critical Care Service in early June! Dr. Rachel Hannum was born in Albany, GA and grew up in Georgia and Northern Virginia. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in 1994 from Georgetown University in Washington, DC.  She then worked in the medical research field for six years prior to pursuing her DVM. In 2004, Rachel obtained her DVM from the VA-MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr….

Introducing Dr. Agnieszka Kent and the expansion of the UVS Cardiology Service

The move to a new 23,000 square foot hospital on December 16th will allow for the expansion of some specialties and the addition of a 24 hour emergency service at Upstate Veterinary Specialties.  The Cardiology Department, the service upon which UVS was founded is also growing to meet the increased demand for advanced cardiovascular disease diagnostics and therapies in the Capital District and beyond. Dr. Agnieszka Kent, the third veterinary cardiologist, joined UVS at the end of November and started…

Meet the Team – Ophthalmology Service at Upstate Veterinary Specialties

The Ophthalmology service at Upstate Veterinary Specialties in Latham is a fast-paced department committed to improving the vision of pets in the Capital District and beyond.  In order to maintain an efficient and personal client experience that is also positive for patients, the ophthalmology group is a dedicated team devoted to these goals.  New and existing clients initially see Lara or another Client Relations Specialist who facilitates the check-in process for ophthalmology clients.  The Client Relations Specialist will then process new…