Dr. Dan Hament
Dr. Dan Hament initially attended UVM, but finished his undergraduate degree at Colorado State University. He also attended Colorado State for Veterinary School. After nearly 10 years out west he decided to come back to New England, and worked at several veterinary hospitals both in New Hampshire and Vermont. In 1989 he relocated to Richmond to open the Richmond Animal Hospital.
In his time off you may see him riding his bicycle along the road, or even on the trails all around Vermont. He also enjoys windsurfing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and gardening. He recently adopted a cat named Khyber. Other interests include home brewing beer, as well as enjoying many craft beers made in Vermont and New England.
Dr. Virginia Clarke
Virginia was born in Australia, but was mainly raised in Florida. She attended Harvard for her undergraduate degree in Philosophy, and it was there where she met her husband, Ted. She later attended Purdue for Veterinary School. She moved to Vermont in 1983 with her two children, when her husband started working at UVM as a film professor. Soon after, she met Dan Hament and they partnered up to open the Richmond Animal Hospital. She is active in the state veterinary organization (VVMA), and is serving on the animal welfare committee. She lives in Richmond, and enjoys gardening, snowshoeing, and spending time with her husband, dog, Waldo, and grandchildren. She is very concerned about climate change.
Dr. Cori Weiner
Cori Weiner grew up on Long Island, NY. She moved to Vermont for her undergraduate degree at UVM, and it was here where she met her husband, Jim, a timber framer. She went to Veterinary School at the University of Tennessee. She started working at the Richmond Animal Hospital in 2004. Dr. Weiner studied animal acupuncture, which she practices on patients at RAH who could benefit from it. She has 3 children, Brendon, Marissa and Colby, dog, Jasmine, and cat King Charles. Her interests include gardening and snowshoeing, and in the spring you can find her in her Sugar House, Mountainview Maple Works.
Dr. Elena McSherry
Dr. Elena McSherry grew up locally, graduating from both MMU and UVM. She received her DVM in 2016 from Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine in Indiana, but always knew she would return to her roots in Vermont. In her free time, one might find her playing in the barn, the garden, or out in the woods. She strives to reduce anxiety and fear throughout your visits at Richmond Animal Hospital, and she is excited to provide at home visits within the community.
Allison Geyer – Senior Veterinary Technician
Allison was born in Vermont and has always lived in or near the mountains. She always wanted to work with animals since she was a child, growing up around her grandfather’s farm.
Allison joined the Richmond team in 2006. She is currently spending most of her time with her husband Kim, their new daughter, 2 cats, Spitty and Big Moves, and her dog Zeke.
Liz Adams – Senior Veterinary Technician
Liz has lived in Vermont since she was a young child. She began working with animals in 2000. While pursuing a career in the animal field, she attended the University of Vermont and studied art, which is another of her passions. She joined the Richmond Animal Hospital team in 2008. In her free time she enjoys painting, hiking, and cooking, as well as spending time with her husband, daughter, and their 3 cats.
Rebecca Frese – Veterinary Technician
Rebecca has worked as a vet tech since 2003, and started working at Richmond Animal Hospital in 2016. She moved to Vermont from Oregon with her two pugs, and two cats. She enjoys hiking, gardening, and making cupcakes.
Kobie Woodard – Senior Veterinary Technician
Kobie started working at Richmond Animal Hospital in 2007. She lives in Waterbury Center, with her husband, two children and two dogs, Buster (pictured) and Ozzy.
Nicole Supernault – Veterinary Technician
Nicole started working at RAH in 2015. She was born and raised in Vermont. She also spent some time living in Ontario. Currently, she lives in Barre with her family and fish. In the summer she enjoys playing tennis, fishing, and going camping.
Alycia Johnson – Veterinary Technician
Alycia has been working at RAH since 2017. She graduated in 2016 from Vermont Technical College. She has had a passion for helping animals since she was young, and has several cats at home that are like family.
Arika Deslauriers – Veterinary Technician
Arika joined the team in 2017. She has lived in Vermont her whole life, and has always had a strong connection with animals. She currently lives in Williston, with her parents, four dogs; Harley, Molly, Rylee and Maddie, and cat Max. She enjoys drawing, photography, snowboarding, and watching her favorite show; Friends.
Kira Mincar – Veterinary Assistant
Kira is a senior at MMU high school, and has worked as a vet assistant since January of 2017. She has lived in Richmond her whole life with her two cats, Leo and Lola, and two dogs, Buddy and Barney. She loves to ski and spend time with her family and friends.
Barb Johnson – Veterinary Assistant
Barb joined the RAH staff in 2017. She graduated with a degree in Veterinary Technology with a background in nutrition, and has always had a passion for helping animals.