Springs Family Veterinary Hospital

9 Hampstead Place Suite 105
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

(518)584-9000

www.springsfamilyvet.com

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 spunky black Labrador puppy named Otis. 

 

 

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

Chelsea Koslow, Practice Manager

 

Chelsea has worked in the veterinary field in both client service and management roles for over 20 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 has a special place in her heart for older, unwanted rescue animals and is a volunteer for Green Mountain Pug Rescue. 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 looks forward to implementing it in her work. Ashley shares her home with two wonderful dogs: a Boston Terrier names Phoebe and an adorable Goldendoodle puppy named Maggie!

 

 

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!

 

 

Suzie Civitello, Licensed Veterinary Technician

Suzie Civitello, 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.

 

 

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!

 

 

Emily Ford, Veterinary Assistant

Emily Ford, Veterinary Assistant

Emily says she has always loved animals more than almost anything, and after earning her Associates degree and trying many different fields discovered that working with animals is the only thing that makes her happy. Her favorite part of her day is when puppies come through our doors! She joins our team with two years of receptionist and veterinary assistant experience, is a strong team player and appreciates our unique Fear Free approach. She said it's helped her to appreciate and respect the boundaries of animals so much more. Emily's best friends are a Cocker Spaniel Mix named Buster and a Yorkie named Lulu!

 

 

Kayla Brophy, Veterinary Assistant

Kayla Brophy, Veterinary Assistant

 

Kayla's experience with animals started at a Humane Society, where she was in charge of shelter pet enrichment. She was so good at spoiling the pets there that she earned the nickname "Santa Claus"! There she realized how deep of a connection she has with animals, and her desire to see them healthy and fulfilled led her to the veterinary field. She joins our team with experience in veterinary client service and assisting and would like to continue her education in the field. Kayla says Fear Free is a wonderful idea because it keeps pets relaxed when they walk into our hospital and makes the visit nice for everyone involved! She is the best friend and mom of the cutest kitty ever, Taz (also called Tazzy Bubs!), who she fostered, fell in love with, and foster failed! 

 

 

Michaela Caples, Veterinary Assistant

Michaela Caples, Veterinary Assistant

 

Michaela started her veterinary career two years ago after a lifetime of loving animals. She holds a Bachelors of Biology and is hoping to eventually go to vet school. Michaela is a healer at heart! She enjoys helping pets get back to their normal, healthy lives after needing medical care. She's also enjoying learning Fear Free protocols that ensure patient comfort during treatment. When not working with us, Michaela can be found providing enrichment to animals as a pet sitter or with her handsome, active black Labrador puppy, Otis!

 

 

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!

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!