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.


Jenn, LVT & Office 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, 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.

Angie, 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, 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.

Vanessa, LVT

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.

Patti, LVT

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, 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 cat.

Kimberly, Office Manager & Receptionist

Kim has been with us since 2014, originally working as an animal caretaker. Currently she is working in reception and as our office manager. 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 daughter (kitty) Sox.

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.

Emily, Receptionist

Emily has been apart of our family since April 2019. On her time off from the clinic, you can find her fishing, loving on her furbabies, and spending quality time with her family.

Lauryn, Receptionist

Lauryn started at beaver meadow in April 2019, after graduating from Adirondack high school. In her free time she enjoys traveling and playing her favorite sports, softball & volleyball. She enjoys all time spent with her friends and family. She is a proud pet mom of 3 dogs, 2 kitties, and 4 goats!

Haley, Receptionist/Kennel Attendant

Haley has been a part of our team since October 2018. She splits her time helping us in reception and kennel! On her days off here, you can find her bartending at her second job. On any free time she can manage, she loves fishing, hiking, camping and of course singing!! She enjoys all time spent with her friends and her 2 fur babies at home.

Erica, Kennel Attendant

Erica has been working with us as an animal care taker since June 2017. She is currently enrolled at Cornell University for Parasitology. She enjoys time spent with friends and her adorable puppy Omelet!

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.