Dr. Lauralyn Brown, DVM
Practice Owner & 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!
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.
Sarah joined our team in 2019, having begun her career in veterinary medicine in 2005, and in management in 2017. She currently manages the daily operations of our practice.
During her free time, Sarah enjoys a multitude of outdoor activities with her human family, as well as two dogs, two cats, and a horse.
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!
Certified Veterinary Technician
Emily joined our team in May of 2017 as one of our receptionists. She has since graduated from Holyoke Community College with a degree in Veterinary Technology. She has two dogs, Gambit and Marley, and she enjoys camping and hiking outside of work.
Sara has been with us since July 2017, having entered the veterinary field in 2010. Sara has always had a love for animals, particularly for cats. Outside of work, she loves spending time with her family and four cats.
Ally joined our team in December of 2018. While she can generally be found at the front desk answering all of your pet questions, Ally is also cross-training on the technical side of the team, utilizing her certification as a veterinary assistant.
Shannon graduated from Holyoke Community College's Vet Tech program in 2013. She recently moved back to the area with her husband and pets after spending 5 years in Northern VT. Shannon has a Morgan horse gelding, a Pitbull and 3 cats. She enjoys hiking, horseback riding and skiing in her free time
Michelle joined our team in 2019 with an extensive history in nursing. She has lived in the area throughout her life, and is absolutely the best at making our patients feel at home. Michelle spends her free time reading, practicing photography, and enjoying quality time with her family both two and four-legged, including three cats and a German Shepherd.