Dr. Lauralyn Brown DVM
Practice Owner and Primary Veterinarian
Dr. Brown has been practicing small animal medicine in the Pioneer Valley for 25 years. She grew up in Greenfield, attended Hampshire College in Amherst, and went to veterinary school at Kansas State University. She graduated as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1991. She enjoys practicing preventative medicine and appreciates the special bond that she forms with her long-term clients. She has a special interest in dentistry and behavioral issues. Dr. Brown shares her life with a Bernese Mountain Dog, Jada; a Papillon mix, Anna; a Mini Australian Shepherd, Beckett; as well as a slightly fractious feline and two Pygmy goats. When she is not in the office, you can find her hiking mountains, running, swimming, or playing with her dogs in various forms of obedience and agility.
Dr. Cheryl Mathein DVM
Dr. Mathein, a Connecticut native, joined our practice after relocating back to New England in 2016. Prior to her return, she lived and practiced veterinary medicine in North Carolina for over 10 years. Dr. Mathein is a 2005 graduate of Louisiana State University and has a special interest in feline, geriatric, and exotic medicine. When she is not at work, Dr. Mathein enjoys spending time with her own kitties and her husband.
You can check out the wonderful article written about her that was published in the Greenfield Recorder last year about her special way with our feline patients by clicking on the link below!
About Town: Turners vet has a way with cats
Cheryl has worked with Dr. Brown as the practice manager since January 2009. She came to the Pioneer Valley to attend UMASS Amherst and graduated from the Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences. She oversees many aspects of running the hospital, including staffing, scheduling, ordering supplies and medications, as well as planning birthday celebrations for each of us! When she's not at work she spends time with her husband, her three Rhodesian Ridgebacks, and three cats.
Kathy has been here at Dr. Brown's since 2011 and previously worked for a veterinary hospital in Seattle, Washington, where she was employed for four years. She loves to greet every patient that comes in, and she's known for offering special comforts and cookies to our recovering surgical patients. She has a secret recipe for homemade dog treats that our canine patients find absolutely irresistible! She has had several foster dogs over the years that she has ended up holding onto, and she now has three large rescue dogs (and a passion for the larger breeds). When she isn't in the office you can find her walking her dogs or making some of her special treats.
Cheryl has been at Dr. Brown's since 2015 and has been working in the veterinary field since 1989. Her love of animals and caring for them has kept her in the field for 28 years. Some of her responsibilities here at the office include being a technician and receptionist, as well as ordering pet food and overseeing inventory. She is very knowledgeable and loves getting to know our clients and patients. Outside of the office, she has been happily married for 25 years and has three children, nine dogs, four cats, and two fish!
Caitrin has been a technician at Dr. Brown's since March of 2016, after working at a veterinary clinic in her native New Jersey for four years. A lifelong lover of all animals, she has a particular affinity for old dogs and a special interest in geriatric care. Outside of work, Caitrin likes to spend her time cooking, running, going to see live music, and keeping an eye out for her favorite local wildlife -- bats.
Erika started at Dr. Brown's in September of 2016. She is a recent graduate of UMass Amherst, where she obtained a Bachelor's of Science in Biology. A love for animals great and small brought her to work at a veterinary hospital, as she grew up with horses and has been surrounded by dogs and cats her whole life. She is excited to learn more about the ever-changing world of veterinary medicine and enjoys learning new things every day. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking and rock climbing.
Certified Veterinary Technician
Marianne has been working at Dr. Brown's since November 2016. Her years of experience in the field have made her a valuable asset to our team.
Emily has been working at Dr. Brown's since May of 2017. She is currently studying Veterinary Technology at Holyoke Community College. She has two dogs, Gambit and Marley, and she enjoys camping and hiking outside of work.
Sara has been with us since July 2017, and she has been in the veterinary field for almost eight years. Sara has always had a love for animals, particularly for cats. Outside of work, she loves spending time with her husband, nephew, family, and her four cats.