Meadowridge Veterinary Hosp

853 Auburn Rd.
Groton, NY 13073


Meadowridge and The Boarding Barn Staff

Veterinary Technicians


Melissa joined us as a Veterinary Technician at the end of 2018. She graduated from SUNY Delhi Veterinary Technician program in 2016 and worked in emergency care before working in general practice. Melissa is an Ithaca native and has loved animals from a young age. She spends her free time cuddling with her cat, making crafts, and listening to music.


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General Staff



Francesca has been working at Meadowridge since 2017. She works as a receptionist and veterinary assistant at our practice. She is passionate about the outdoors and spends most of her time playing and working with her Australian cattle dogs, Joker and Bane.


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 as she pursues her undergraduate degree majoring in Animal Science and minoring in Infectious Disease Biology at Cornell University. She is an avid horseback rider and is Captain of Cornell's Western Equestrian team.


Lezlie grew up on a crop farm in Western New York and remained in Ithaca after graduating from Cornell with an Animal Science degree in 1987. She has been involved in veterinary medicine since then.  She started working at Meadowridge as a receptionist in 2005. Lezlie is also a certified EMT volunteer for the Slaterville Ambulance and a member of the Slaterville Fire department.


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.


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.


Charlie is currently an undergraduate at Cornell University majoring in biological sciences with an animal science minor. He is from Rochester New York where his family has four dogs. In Ithaca, Charlie lives with his calico cat, Alice. He has been working at the Boarding Barn since August of 2019. In his free time, Charlie enjoys playing basketball and hanging out with friends.