Beaver Meadow Veterinary Clinic team

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.

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, daughter Daisy Mae, daughter Poppy, Cairn Terrier, (Sherman), 2 Labrador Retrievers (Mac and Ronnie), Anatolian Shepherd (Gobi Bear),  5 cats (Tundra, Taiga, Bob, Ariel and Pinkie Pie), Guinea Pig (Snuggles), horse (Dolly), miniature donkeys (Clive, Claire & Julianna), goats (Stanley, Blanche, Dorothy, Rose & Sophia), pet cows (Ellena & Patsy), pet pigs (Nelson, Cheeto, Olive  & Opie, 3 Sebastapol & 3 Toulouse Geeses, several breeds of chickens,  ducks and quail!!!

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.

Amanda Mondt, D.V.M

Dr. Amanda Mondt spent her childhood years in Syracuse, NY. At the age of 5, when she got a hamster as her first pet, Dr. Amanda knew she wanted to be a veterinarian. Throughout high school, Dr Amanda spent time as a kennel assistant at a local small animal veterinary practice, loving every minute of it. She earned her Bachelors degree in animal science from Cornell University in 2015. Dr. Amanda interned at the Utica Zoo in the education department in the past. Her favorite animal was a lizard named Chooch. She has also partnered with the Guiding Eyes for the Blind organization and continues to strongly support their mission of providing guide dogs for the visually impaired. Following her undergraduate years, she worked as a veterinary kennel assistant at a small animal specialty referral practice in Syracuse, gaining valuable knowledge about emergency medicine and surgery. Dr Amanda returned to Cornell in 2016 to begin her studies at veterinary school. During her vet school years, she found passion for exotic pets, sparked by her own guinea pig, Atlas. She furthered her love of exotic pet medicine by spending time at an exotics only practice in Arizona and she participated in Humane Alliances spay/neuter program in North Carolina. Dr Amanda graduated from Cornell with her DVM in May 2020. She moved to the area with her boyfriend and their 4 furr children- 2 cats, 1 guinea pig and 1 rambunctious puppy. She is happy to be in a rural area where she feels at home, is eager to meet new patients and thier humans.

Anne Hobaica, D.V.M

Dr. Anne Hobaica is a lifetime resident of Oneida County. She grew up in Clinton, New York and began her veterinary experience during high school working as a weekend kennel attendant and veterinary assistant. After graduating Notre Dame High School, Dr.Hobaica earned her Bachelor’s degree from Utica College with a major in Biology and minor in Chemistry. Dr. Hobaica received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Minnesota all while continuing her work in the veterinary practice. Dr.Hobaica has never doubted that veterinary medicine would be her chosen career path and is enthusiastic to continue her career at Beaver Meadow Veterinary Clinic. Outside of work, Dr. Hobaica enjoys time with her beagles – Phoebe and Ellie, and cheering on the Minnesota Vikings, the New York Giants, and the Yankees! She spends time exercising, golfing, skiing, and relaxing with a good book.

Jenn, LVT & Practice Manager

Jenn is originally from the Rochester area and has been working as a technician since 1998. She earned dual degrees in veterinary technology and business administration at SUNY Delhi. Later, she completed her Bachelors degree in Business Communications at University of Phoenix. Her experience spans general practice as well as emergency and specialty services.  Outside of work Jenn enjoys spending time with her son and her fur family (Great Dane, Kenobi and cats, Benicio del Gato and Buddy Thunderstruck).

Katie, Technician

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.

Angie, Technician

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, Technician

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.

Vanessa, Technician

Vanessa started working as a licensed veterinary technician in 2018 and joined our team in 2019. She received her degree from Suny Delhi and continued her education at Suny Canton for veterinary management. Outside of work, she enjoys all time spent with family, friends and spoiling her bunny, Adorabelle.

Jessica, Technician

Jessica began working with us in 2019. She currently works as a veterinary assistant and helps us in reception as well. Jessica has taken online courses with Kaplan University to help her career in the veterinary field. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, cooking, music and art. She loves all creatures, and shares her home with 4 dogs, 1 cat, 1 ferret and her goldfish! 🙂

Patti, Technician

Patti has been working with animals since 1998. Before joining our Beaver Meadow family in January 2019, she spent 12 years working at an Animal Emergency Specialty Center in North Carolina. She enjoys all time spent with her family and her Border Collie, Drake! On her days off, you can find her outdoors, most likely catching fish, Big Ones! 🙂

Andrea, Technician

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 cat.

Kim, Practice Manager & Receptionist

Kim has been apart of our Beaver Meadow family since 2014. She began working as an animal caretaker and is now our practice manager. She soon realized that the veterinary field is where she hopes to stay. She is at her happiest when she is able to contribute to an animals happiness. If she is not here kissing and loving on all of the animals, you can be sure to find her outside in the sun or spending time with her family including her baby “Sox” (her cat).

Erica, 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.

Natasha Receptionist/Tech Assistant

Natasha has been working with animals since 2014. She began her career in zookeeping, where she discovered a passion for wildlife and exotics; from there she went on to working in the veterinary field. Natasha is a graduate of SUNY Jefferson, SUNY Morrisville, and most recently graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from SUNY Polytechnic Institute. In the near future, she plans to attend veterinary school to follow her dream of practicing medicine for zoo animals! In her spare time, Natasha enjoys spending time with her family and pets, which include one cat and two pugs!

Jenna, Tech Assistant

Jenna started working with us in September 2020 working as an animal caretaker, as well as assisting the technicians and receptionists. She received her Bachelor degree in Biology from SUNY Oswego and plans to attend veterinary school in the Fall of 2021. While not at work, Jenna likes to help her family with their small hobby farm taking care of their cows, pigs, and chickens!

Jenna, Kennel Attendant/Tech Assistant 

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Rochelle, Kennel Attendant/Tech Assistant 

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Maggi, Technician

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Caity, Receptionist 

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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.