return to home page

Meadowridge Veterinary Hosp

853 Auburn Rd.
Groton, NY 13073


Meadowridge and The Boarding Barn Staff

Veterinary Technicians

Meadowridge Vet Staff - Sharon


Sharon has been an LVT for many years. She still loves being a tech and really likes helping people with behavioral issues with their pets. She often uses her little dog Millie to help puppies and shy dogs feel more comfortable at MVH. She is also a Certified Pet Dog Trainer who teaches classes for the Ithaca Dog Training club and plays at agility and herding and occasionally at tracking with her dogs.

When she is not at work Sharon is surrounded by her animals. She does a bit of rescue- a bit of teaching dog classes and a lot of sheep farming. Hum Hollow Farm raises wool sheep that really earn their keep by training sheepdogs. On Sundays Sharon and several of her dogs may be found helping other dogs learn the art of herding- actually it’s the handlers that learn- the dogs know it instinctually. Her farm consists of sheep, a cow, and alpacas and 2 llamas.

Sharon lives with a large pack of various dogs as well as cats. In her spare time she dreams of spinning wool and writing dog stories, but in reality she is feeding her critters or thinking about shearing or doing hay. Surrounded by her dogs, she is content at the end of each day.

Meadowridge Vet Staff - Cindy


Cindy grew up on a dairy farm and has been surrounded by animals all her life. Since becoming a vet tech, she’s gotten most of her pets as an occupational hazard, rather than by choice. Many of those animals have special needs and require extra care. Each one has been the a unique fit and she is truly thankful to have had them in her life.

General Staff



Virginia Mansfield-Richardson loves working with the clients and their pets at Meadowridge Veterinary Hospital.  She came to Meadowridge following a 25-year career in higher education administration, including as an associate provost and associate dean in communications.  She was also a reporter for 12 years at The Washington Post.  In her spare time she enjoys being with her four adult children and her husband, and their 8 dogs, six cats, one fish, and one turtle.  She is also an avid gardener. Virginia has had a passion for veterinary medicine her entire adult life and feels truly privileged to be a part of the Meadowridge team.


Oluademi was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. She worked at an animal shelter on Long Island before changing scenery for Ithaca! She then worked at a dog daycare for 7 years before finding herself at Meadowridge. She lives with her partner, two dogs, and two cats. She loves 'nerding out' about all things animal, and every critter that comes into the clinic makes her smile!

Meadowridge Vet Staff - Morgan


Morgan has been with Meadowridge since 2017. She worked on a dairy farm with her father since she was five years old. From there, her love for animals has grown immensely.  Following in her Dad’s footseps, she now owns several cows, a miniature horse, donkey, four goats, several chickens, two dogs and a cat.  She loves the outdoors and spends most of her free time with her animals and hiking with her dogs.   

Meadowridge Vet Staff - Makenna


I am an Animal Science at Cornell University graduating in May 2023. I love all types of animals but especially dogs and horses. I enjoy riding horses, training my dogs, and competing in dog shows. 

Meadowridge Vet Staff - Kayla


My name is Kayla, I was born in Syracuse NY and moved out to the Ithaca area in 2015, it was so beautiful I decided to stay! I have 6 cats and 1 ham bone of a dog. I enjoy family trips to our creek and parks, and something people might not know is I like to make jams and jellies in my spare time! 

Meadowridge Vet Staff - Christina


After entrusting Meadowridge Vet Hospital with the care of her own furry family members for over 20 years, Christina joined the Meadowridge team as Receptionist/Administrative Support in 2022. She was previously employed at Cornell University Hospital for Animals, Ithaca College Office of Admission and most recently worked from home as Office Manager of Advocate Investigations, LLC. Ready to share a lunch table with more than her Chihuahuas, she is very happy to have the opportunity to spend time with the wonderful staff, clients and pets at Meadowridge Veterinary Hospital. Animals have always been a big part of Christina’s world. She has enjoyed sharing her life with a wide variety of pets including hamsters, guinea pigs, ferrets, dogs, cats, parakeets, cockatiels, tropical fish and rabbits! These days, her fur family consists of two dogs, Pippi and Picasso, no less than four barn cats who, just this year, discovered food, heat and soft furniture could be found at her house and have become permanent residents. When not working, Christina enjoys her family, arts and crafts and much of the time can be found in her chicken yard communing with her flock of over 60 chickens.

Meadowridge Vet Staff - Jasmine


Hello, my name is Jasmine I am an assistant at Meadowridge Veterinary Hospital, I am a huge animal lover of all things big and small. I am working towards becoming an Exotics Vet, that being said I am also a reptile hobbyist who is all things zoology/zoo-keeping and herpetology. Other hobbies of mine include volleyball, kayaking/water rafting, and drawing/painting. 

Meadowridge Vet Staff - Apryl


Apryl has worked at Meadowridge Vet Hospital for many years, working as a Vet Assistant and Receptionist. She is currently enrolled in courses to earn her degree as a Licensed Veterinary Technician. When not working, she enjoys spending her days outside with her family and her children, enjoying the company of her two dogs and caring for old Fluff, the cat who previously resided at Meadowridge Vet Hospital.

Meadowridge Vet Staff - Katie


Katie has spent half her life in Texas and the other half in California. She decided to switch things up and try out living in New York where she completed her undergraduate degree in Animal Science and minored in Infectious Disease Biology at Cornell University. Currently, she is a graduate student researching cow/calf contact at Cornell's College of Veterinary Medicine. 

Meadowridge Vet Staff - Deb


Deb also works as an assistant and receptionist at Meadowridge. She has worked here since around 2001 and enjoys the work she does.  She has adopted many animals over the years, including ducks chickens, dogs and cats. She spends her free time with her three kids, and her two grandsons.

Meadowridge Vet Staff - Kara


Kara is an avid animal lover of animals both farm and pet. There has never been a time in her life where she had no pets. She enjoys many different outdoor activities besides riding her horse such as kayaking and four wheeler riding. Find her in the clinic and in the kennel.

Anna Bio


My name is Anna, I was born in Michigan but moved to Horseheads in 2009 and I've been in the area ever since. I've always wanted to work with animals switching from veterinarian to researcher to working in a zoo. While in the BOCES animal science program I've set my sight on small animal medicine. There I've also found a love for all little critters. As an Alfred State Graduate I'm studying to become an LVT. I spend my free time with my partner, 2 cats, and 2 rats.