Springs Family Veterinary Hospital

9 Hampstead Place Suite 105
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866



Your Springs Family Veterinary Team


Sara Ryan, Veterinarian - Springs Family Veterinary Hospital - Saratoga Springs, NY

Sara Ryan, Veterinarian  


Dr. Ryan grew up in Charlton, New York where she was fortunate to be surrounded by nature, wildlife and her many family pets. These early experiences instilled deep love and compassion for the welfare of animals, qualities that led her naturally into the field of veterinary medicine. Her education includes a Bachelor of Science in Molecular Genetics from the University of Rochester and a veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Ryan practiced in central New Jersey before moving back ‘home’ in 2007, gaining extensive experience in both veterinary primary care and emergency. Her warm and personal way of relating to both clients and patients is foundational in the establishment of Springs Family Veterinary Hospital. Dr. Ryan earned her Fear Free certification in 2018 and is currently working toward Fear Free practice certification. She shares her happy home in Wilton with her husband, Dave, three daughters, Caroline, Nora, and Evelyn, and a very lucky black Labrador named Otis. 



Kelsey Piel, Veterinarinan - Springs Family Veterinary Hospital - Saratoga Springs, NY

Kelsey Piel, Veterinarinan


Dr. Piel knew she wanted to be a veterinarian at four years of age, and as time went on her love for animals and science continued to grow. In 2018, she graduated from St. George's University in Grenada and completed her 4th year clinical rotations at Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. After returning home to the Capital District she started her career locally, spent two years working in Virginia, and then returned to Saratoga County to make her permanent home. Dr. Piel's professional interests are surgery, nutrition, and senior pet care. When not busy practicing medicine she enjoys hiking, reading, and spending time with her husband, new daughter, a dog named Doc and two cats named Foxy and Trillion! Dr. Piel is a Fear Free certified veterinarian. 


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Emily Byers, Veterinarian

Dr. Byers grew up and worked on a small family farm in western Pennsylvania where her father ran his own veterinary practice. Destined for a career in veterinary medicine, she attended Ohio State University and earned her DVM license in 2018. Thereafter, Dr. Byers went on to work in a wide scope of practices here in upstate New York, treating both large and small animals. Her professional interests include soft tissue surgery and preventative medicine. Dr. Byers is a four-season outdoor sports enthusiast, enjoying soccer, hiking, kayaking, skiing, gardening, as well as spending time with family and friends and her beautiful Labrador named Charlie!



Chelsea Koslow, Practice Manager - Springs Family Veterinary Hospital - Saratoga Springs, NY

Chelsea Koslow, Manager


Chelsea has worked in the veterinary field in both client service and management roles for 25 years. She has a background as a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT), an Associates degree in Human Services, and a four-year diploma in Advanced Canine Behavioral Sciences. Chelsea takes pride in all aspects of her job, but especially enjoys helping clients feel welcome and ensuring the comfort of our patients. Chelsea's passion is preservation of the human-dog bond through effective interspecies communication and the prevention of behavior problems. She is a devoted dog-mom to Golden Retriever Jesse and a spunky Pug named Penny, both the loves of her life! Chelsea is a Fear Free Certified Professional. 



Ashley Gaul, Client Care Coordinator - Springs Family Veterinary Hospital - Saratoga Springs, NY

Ashley Gaul, Client Care Coordinator


Ashley joined the SFVH team with over 12 years of veterinary assistant and client service experience, so we are very lucky to have her on board with us! She's had an interest in working with animals for as long as she can remember and after two years of college started her career in the veterinary field. Ashley says she loves being able to greet and interact with clients and patients and goes above and beyond to help them with whatever they need. She's seen the benefits of Fear Free with her own pets and enjoys implementing it in her work. Ashley shares her home with the wonderful and adorable Goldendoodle puppy named Maggie! Ashley is a Fear Free Certified Professional. 



Michelle White, Client Care Coordinator

Michelle White, Client Care Coordinator


Michelle is yet another friendly voice you'll hear when you call our hospital! She joined us in November of 2022 having two years of client care/veterinary assistant experience and a tremendous love for animals. Michelle says she really enjoys assisting owners to get the care they need for their fur babies. Her calm demeanor and warm, friendly manner really helps our nervous patients feel comfortable when they arrive. Michelle plans to pursue college to become licensed as a veterinary technician. She's a mom to five lucky pets: three cats named Midna, Princess and Seven, a dog named Monty and Sunny-D the bearded dragon! Michelle is a Fear Free Certified Professional. 


Desiree Diamadis

Desiree Diamadis, Client Care Coordinator

Desiree joined our staff with over three years of veterinary reception experience and many more years of customer service expertise. Her strong ethic for service and compassion for pets make her a wonderful addition to our stellar front end team! Desiree's best animal friend is an adorable 7 year old Jack Russell Terrier named Ruby. 



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Candace Medina, Client Care Coordinator

Candace has been working with animals professionally in both the veterinary and at-home pet care fields for 20 years. Her choice of veterinary stemmed from a passion to help and form strong bonds with the voiceless. She carries that bond over to the clients and pets she cares for as a professional pet sitter. Candace's favorite part about her job is providing peace of mind for clients and loving on their pets just like family! Her animal family at home includes a Pittie Mix (Kaida), a Ballston Bulldog (Carly), a cat (Binx), a bearded dragon (Drago), as well as fish and chickens too!

Suzie Civitello, Licensed Veterinary Technician

Suzie Marmie, Licensed Veterinary Technician


Suzie has long had a passion for helping animals when they are need, and if her patients could talk they'd rave about her ability to provide them with loving TLC! Suzie started in the veterinary field in 2005 and worked in a primary care setting for two years before moving onto emergency care, where she gained nine years of critical care experience. For Suzie, the best part of her job is assisting in surgery and radiology, where she is committed to the safety and comfort of her patients. Suzie graduated from SUNY Canton in 2005 with an Associates degree in Veterinary Technology and is a Fear Free Certified Professional. She is the best friend of the most perfect dog ever, a collie named Maximus.



Macy Fitzgerald, Licensed Veterinary Technician

Macy Fitzgerald, Licensed Veterinary Technician

Macy graduated from SUNY Delhi in May of 2021 and says the veterinary field chose her. She grew up with a fierce interest in the equine industry and has extended the love of working with horses into small animal medicine. Macy's highly empathetic, compassionate nature enable her to provide excellence in patient care, as well as help clients better care for their pets at home. One of her favorite things about being a technician is helping clients understand and harmonize with their pets more fully. Macy plans to work toward a Veterinary Technician Specialist certification and holds an Elite Fear Free certification. She's the proud mom of a cat named Magnus (who acts more like a dog)!

Mallory Longi, Veterinary Assistant

Mallory Longi, Veterinary Assistant


Mallory has experience with not only dogs and cats but also rabbits, goats, ducks, pigs, horses and exotic animals! Mallory always knew she wanted to heal animals; as a young child she took in injured or abandoned critters and nursed them back to health. Her goal is to make a positive impact on the world by helping those that sometimes get overlooked. Mallory has earned an Associates in Biological Sciences and is currently working towards a Bachelors in Animal Science. Her longer term plans are veterinary school and possibly one day opening an animal rescue facility. When not at work, Mallory is at her hobby farm enjoying her many farm animals, as well as her cat named Mouse, dog Edgar, and her two ponies, Spartan and Misty!



Rianne Pinke, Veterinary Assistant

Rianne Pinke, Veterinary Assistant


Rianne chose the veterinary field to be a voice for animals. She joined our team having five years of small animal and emergency medicine experience, as well as a wealth of behavior knowledge. She also holds an Associates in veterinary technology. Rianne's passion is educating clients, building trust in our patients, and seeing puppies and kittens grow up under our care. Rianne says Fear Free helps pets to feel like they are our own, as we show them they can be comfortable and relaxed when coming into the hospital. Rianne's other passion is bodybuilding and being the best mom and hiking partner to her Treeing Walker Coonhound, Forrest! Rianne is a Fear Free Certified Professional. 

Julia Stevens, Veterinary Assistant

Julia Stevens, Veterinary Assistant

Julia started with us in the summer of 2022 while on break from SUNY Canton, where she is studying veterinary technology. You'll see Julia while on school breaks and hopefully after graduation, too! Julia loves helping animals of all sizes and temperaments and is invested in helping both our patients and clients to have a stress-free visit. She lives with three beautiful kitties: Ted, Bender and Zero, and a red-eared slider named Leela!



Clarissa LeBell, Veterinary Assistant

Clarissa joined us after graduating from SUNY Delhi with an Associates degree in Veterinary Science and having gained small animal experience both professionally and personally. Clarissa's animals were never just pets to her, but family, and the veterinary field has always held a special place in her heart. Her goals are to become licensed as a technician and to someday earn a specialty. Clarissa's favorite part about her job is working with so many wonderful clients and patients. She is Fear Free certified and says the program has opened her eyes to doing more and better for our patients, noting the significant positive effect it has on behavior. At home Clarissa enjoys her Pitbull Lab Mix (Leo) and two cats (Oliver and Sophia), as well as a red eared slider named Shell Razor.