Meadowridge Veterinary Hosp

853 Auburn Rd.
Groton, NY 13073


Our Veterinarians - Meadowridge Veterinary Hospital and The Boarding Barn For Pets - Serving Ithaca, Groton, Lansing and upstate NY

The veterinarians of the Meadowridge Veterinary Hospital and the Boarding Barn for Pets care about animals and invite you to learn more about the team. We have a caring team of professionals who love the Ithaca, Lansing, Groton and upstate NY community. We've been providing low stress visits for pets and people for over 30 years!

Dr. Linda Garrett - Meadowridge Veterinary Hospital The Boarding Barn For Pets

Dr. Linda Garrett

Dr. Garrett is that rare thing, a true Ithaca native, having grown up near the hospital with her family and lots of critters. She received her BS degree from Fordham University, followed by a MA in behavioral physiology from the same institution. After working briefly in medical research, she came back to Ithaca and earned her DVM degree from Cornell. Dr. G has maintained a strong interest in behavior and training since childhood, and is a member of the veterinary behavior society and Ithaca Dog Training Club, as well as the AVMA, Southern Tier VMA, and the Central NY Academy of Continuing Education. Her collie companion Corey enjoys any training that involves “cookies”, and has two obedience titles. The household cats are less impressed, but are willing to condescend to clicker-training, and will come, sit, and go to their spot on request (well… most of the time). When not caring for patients or having fun with her family, Dr. Garrett enjoys reading (Charles de Lint is a favorite), making pottery, photography, cooking, travel and myriad other pursuits.


Dr. Bridget Barry - Meadowridge Veterinary Hospital The Boarding Barn For Pets

Dr. Bridget Barry

Dr. Bridget Barry grew up in Watervliet, NY, graduated from Cornell in 1991, and has lived in Slaterville Springs on an old dairy farm ever since.  She currently works several days a month at a cat rescue/sanctuary in Franklin, NY, and volunteers with several local cat rescue/foster groups as well as being a veterinarian and surgeon at Meadowridge Mondays and Tuesdays.  Every year, Bridget volunteers with a spay/neuter campaign and has been to the Bahamas, Mexico and Peru to do surgery.  She is a member of VMAT and NRVT (national veterinary emergency response teams) and spent time in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.  A good chunk of Bridget’s spare time is spent taking care of her mostly rescued menagerie which includes 4 dogs and cats, an iguana and tortoise, sheep, goats, alpacas, chickens, turkeys, a goose, a llama, and a cow.


Dr. Gabrielle Woo - Meadowridge Veterinary Hospital The Boarding Barn For Pets

Dr. Gabrielle Woo

Dr. Gabrielle Woo grew up in Toronto, Canada.  She graduated from Cornell Vet School in 2017 and worked at a mixed animal practice in central New York prior to returning to Ithaca with her husband, A Cornell grad student.  Gabby's professional interests include surgery, rural area and international medicine, ambulatory emergency work, and teaching.  She also enjoys trail ultra running, cooking and photography.  Gabby and her husband live in Ithaca with a lovable trail mutt named Sam, and a calico cat named Corrie.

Dr. Lucy Lender

Dr. Marla Lucy-Lender joined the staff of Meadowridge Veterinary Hospital in July 2020. She has been practicing in the Central New York region since 2004, when she graduated from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Lucy-Lender’s veterinary interests include small companion animal preventative care, medicine, dentistry, and surgery. Her patients include dogs, cats, rabbits, rodents, ferrets, hedgehogs, sugar gliders, birds and reptiles. Dr. Lucy-Lender enjoys the process of developing a relationship with her clients and patients, and having the opportunity to collaborate with her clients in providing excellent care for their companions. She completed Fear Free Certification in 2017, and strives to make her patients’ visits as pleasant as possible. When not at the veterinary hospital, Dr. Lucy-Lender enjoys spending time with her family, practicing aikido, hiking and other outdoor adventures.


Dr. Joyce Stuckey

Dr. Joyce Stuckey grew up as an Army brat moving both within and outside the United States.  She attended the University of South Carolina as an undergrad and the College of Charleston for a Master of Science in marine biology prior to attending Cornell University for veterinary school.  After finishing vet school, she moved away to pursue clinical opportunities and start a family, but the pull of Ithaca was too strong. She and her family including 2 boys, Darwin and Sydney, Cairn Terrier, Naiya, and cat, Spice, have found a permanent home in the Ithaca area.  She has a special interest in aquatic animal medicine, and outside the veterinary field, Joyce enjoys exploring the world with her family.

Dr. Mike Plotkin

Dr. Mike Plotkin is a 1984 grad of SUNY at Albany, and a 1993 grad of Cornell University vet school.  Although a native of New York City, he quickly discovered that the Central New York life was for him, and returned to Ithaca soon after graduation.  After starting his career in mixed animal practice, he transitioned to exclusively small animal practice (which has included over 7 years in emergency and critical care medicine).  Mike is married and has dogs, cats and chickens.  His hobbies include competitive distance running, cross-country skiing, Ultimate, gardening, and home improvement.