• Karen Anderson
    With over 30 years of experience in compassionate care for the creatures in our lives who we call a part of our family, Dr. K is an integral part of the fabric of the Mad River Valley and the families that reside here. In addition, those who call this special place a “home away from home” also utilize her services since her down to earth approach of both caring and educating is a unique blend that benefits both the animal and the owner.
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  • N'Einstein Anderson
    Welcome Waggin'

    I'm a ball of energy most of the time... but I can often be found curled up like a cat sleeping while other canines and felines visit my human. Check him out on his twitter page @Neinmeansno

  • Christy Householder
    Assistant Office Manager/Head RVT

    My husband and I moved to Vermont in 2018 after falling in love with the area on vacation. I was born and raised in Ohio, but lived in Indiana for two years prior to relocating to Vermont. I have been a veterinary technician for 5 years in a variety of clinics. I have two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels named Darwin and Winston and 2 Tuxedo cats named Simon and Piper. My husband and I recently bought a house in Montpelier that has a covered porch for the cats. I enjoy listening to audiobooks on my drive here as well as most of the time I am at home. Most weekends I usually end up at the Chitteden County Humane Society petting cats because my husband is their financial director. Mondays are spent babysitting for a local family with 4 kids and a mini goldendoodle.

  • Larissa Gemberling
    Kennel Manager/Media Director

    Larissa attended Northern Vermont University leaving with a visual communications degree. Since a young age Larissa has had a passion for animals and has always wanted to work with them in any way she could. Doctor Anderson was willing to take on an eager, excited young lady who was ready to learn. When Larissa is not in the kennel, working on MRVS media, or in the office. You can find her spending time with her boyfriend and two dogs, Paquito the chihuahua and Viper the samoyed. Or snowboarding, mountain biking or anything in the outdoors.

  • Julie Longstreth
    Team Member

    Julie is attempting to see how much veterinary assisting she can get away with while simultaneously raising three children, a husband and 2 rescue newfs; a newf and a semi-newf in the Richmond, VT area.  She has degrees from Middlebury College (BA), and Northern Arizona University (MA) and the Animal Behavior College.  She has been moving salamanders to safety along the dirt roads of New England since she was knee high to a grasshopper, advocating for animals since the beginning. She has worked for the Vermont Amphibian and Reptile Atlas Project, the Navajo Nation Environmental Consulting Project, and the Utah State Anthropologist. Currently she has her own in home studio arts business, No Straight Lines, writes and illustrates articles for the Green Mountain Animal Defenders, and walks dogs for the Chittenden County Humane Society. She skiis to live and is happy to have a learning opportunity in the Mad River with Mad River Veterinary Service!

  • Kurt Wegener
    Vet Assistant

    Kurt graduated from UMass Amherst with a degree in preveterinary science in spring 2019. When he's not at MRVS he can be found on a mountain atop a variety of apparatuses; in a car between the mountains, coast and his family in central MA; or meeting strangers by reading books in odd places.

  • Sue Heim
    Kennel Care Provider & Office Care/Clean Team member
    Originally from Maine, Sue is quite the nurturing dog lover. She really enjoys interacting with all canines but is especially fond of shepherds and labs. When Sue isn't caring for our boarding clients she can be found pursuing her passions of sailing, gardening, skiing, and spending time with her grandchildren.


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