Animal Hospital in Barneveld, NY
The Beaver Meadow Veterinary Clinic is located in the heart of Barneveld, NY, just north of Utica and at the base of the Adirondacks. Our goal is to provide quality care and service to our clients and their animal family members, while maintaining a hometown atmosphere. We strive to enrich the lives of our clients and their pets by continually educating our staff and clients. With a dedicated, enthusiastic team, we serve our clients, their pets and our community. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and are there when our clients need us most.
Meet Our Team
Diana M. Ostrander, D.V.M.
Dr. Diana grew up in Yorkville, NY and graduated from New York Mills High School in 2000. In 2004 she received a Bachelors of Science in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from St. Lawrence University. She then returned to her hometown to continue working as a zookeeper for the Utica Zoo, which she had done during her summer vacations throughout undergrad. Later in 2004, Dr. Diana decided to expand her small animal experience and went on to join a small animal practice in Colonie, NY as a Veterinary assistant/kennel manager. In 2006, she was accepted into the Cornell University Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program where her focus was small mammals/exotics as well as dogs and cats. As of March 2012, Dr. Diana became the new owner of the Beaver Meadow Veterinary Clinic. Dr. Diana’s hobbies include running with her dogs, fishing, cycling, hiking, camping and snowmobiling. Her all time favorite thing is watching Syracuse Basketball and Football! GO ‘CUSE!!! She shares her home with her husband “Farmer” Adam, her daughter Juniper, son Buckley, 2 Labrador Retrievers (Mac and Ronnie) 3 cats (Tundra, Taiga and Sparky), horse(Dolly), miniature donkeys (Clive, Claire & Julianna), goats (Stanley, Blanche, Dorothy & Rose), cows (Butters & Patsy), pigs, chickens and ducks!
Gabrielle Van Patten, D.V.M
Dr. Gabby is originally from Holland Patent, NY and is excited to come back to her hometown to practice veterinary medicine. Gabby earned her undergraduate degree in biology at Cornell University in 2011, and loved Ithaca so much, she stayed there another four years for vet school! After graduating in 2015, she has enjoyed practicing small animal medicine at Beaver Meadow and being able to serve her community. Gabby has two dogs- Carmella, a standard poodle, and Brie, a toy poodle, and enjoys going on hikes, playing tennis, and anything else that involves the outdoors.
Ellen Hilton, D.V.M
Dr. Hilton is originally from Amherst, Massachusetts where she attended the University of Massachusetts for her undergraduate degree. She graduated from the Wisconsin School Of Veterinary Medicine in 1991 but now calls Utica home! She and her husband, Tom, have found it a wonderful place to raise their two daughters, Margaret and Mia. The family currently shares their house with three dogs and two cats. and recently have begun keeping chickens, which they really enjoy. Dr. Hilton is also the staff veterinarian for the Utica Zoo, where she applies all her experience working with her patients as well as some extra study and creativity in order to take care of a fascinating variety of animals. With any free time she can manage, she enjoys camping, cross country skiing, hiking and travel.
Andrea Smith, LVT
Andrea has been working as a veterinary technician since graduating from SUNY Delhi in 1984. She spent many years as a technician working in a small animal practice in New Hampshire. In 2000, she returned to New York and joined Beaver Meadow. Andrea is currently our head surgical technician and enjoys spending her extra time outside. She and her family share their home with their two Samoyed’s and two cats.
Katie Batson, LVT
Katie has been working as a licensed veterinary technician in the area since receiving her Associates degree from SUNY Delhi in 1989. She began her career working with Dr. DuBiel at Trenton Animal Hospital until his retirement in 2013. Shortly after she joined our team. While not at work, Katie enjoys watching her children participate in sports and spending time with her animals- especially kayaking with her dog Sadie.
Helen Helmer, LVT
Helen began her career at Beaver Meadow as an intern from SUNY Delhi. After receiving her Associates degree in Veterinary Science in 2011, she came back to work full-time as a Licensed Veterinary Technician. She has since rescued three black and white cats named Izzy, Willard and Norman and a black and white lab-mix named Harvey
Michelle Lisowski, LVT
Michelle has been working as a licensed veterinary technician since 2008, continuing her career here at Beaver Meadow in 2013. She received her Associates degree in Veterinary Science from SUNY Delhi. Michelle is not only one of our technicians, she is also our office manager. She and her husband are the proud parents of two small children and share their home with their two dogs and three cats.
Angie Cushman, LVT
Angie started working as a veterinary technician in Orlando, Florida in 1998. She began her career at Beaver Meadow in 2014. Angie loves spending time with her family and fur kids, including one of our clinic cats, Ravioli, who now has his forever home.
Mike Graziadei, LVT
Mike began working as a licensed veterinary technician in 1997. He is a graduate from MVCC and SUNY Delhi. He grew up in the area his entire life, graduating from Sauquoit Valley High School. He enjoys spending time with his family and pets and is an avid fisherman.
Kimberly Rockwell, Receptionist
Kim has been with us since 2014, originally working as an animal caretaker and currently working in Reception. If she’s not here kissing on all the animals you can find her outside fishing, hiking and camping. Kim enjoys all time spent with her family and friends, including her kitty Sox.
Erica Anderson, Receptionist
Erica started at Beaver Meadow as a Receptionist in 2015, after graduating from Herkimer Community College with an Associated degree in Liberal Arts. She enjoys her time spent with family, friends and her two kitties; Babette and Nala.
The caring professionals at Beaver Meadow Veterinary Clinic have years of knowledge and experience and are dedicated to providing you and your pets with the best animal care possible. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, contact us today.