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Support & Barn Staff



Breeding Manager

Hillary joined our barn staff after she graduated from Morrisville State College in the spring of 2012 with a B.T. in Equine Science and Management specializing in Breeding Management. From there, she played an active role in the breeding operation while working side by side with the breeding manager and beginning her career at Leatherstocking as an assistant breeding manager. This opportunity opened her reproductive skills to include processing and freezing semen. As Leatherstocking’s current breeding manager, Hillary is responsible for managing non-Standard bred broodmares, stallions, and keeping a close eye on the neonatal care and an active member of the on call foaling team. She is also a part of barn care team, and plays a role in helping the facility stay in tip top shape amongst other daily farm duties. As a significant team member since 2012, she has been cross-trained and always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need.

Hillary is no stranger to the active and busy life style and thrives in it. In 2015 she acquired her license to Race Under Saddle (A hybrid of Harness Racing where horses are ridden and raced at the trotting gait) and has raced a few different horses since then and competed in many races even outside of NY. She resides in Pittsfield, NY with her boyfriend and her dog and cat, Charlie and Mitsy. Her horse addiction has multiplied and she and Russell now currently own 2 racehorse trotters, 1 broodmare, and their pet at home, a redhead Thoroughbred mare, Goldie. In her spare time she enjoys riding and training her horses, helping out with racing and paddocking racehorses, fishing/kayaking, and spending quality time with friends and family.




Gail grew up in Connecticut and came to NY after graduating high school to attend college at Morrisville State College where she began Equine Studies. She worked for Nabisco Brands in Sherburne, NY for 21 years where she performed nutritional studies for the Milk Bone brand. Gail has also worked at the H.W Naylor Company in the Quality Control Lab, performing tests on veterinary pharmaceutical products. In 2008, she joined the Leatherstocking Veterinary Group as a receptionist. Gail enjoys being surrounded by the wonderful people she works with, clients, and their animals.

In her free time, Gail enjoys trail riding and camping with her two horses, Shadow, a Rocky Mountain Horse, and Roses, a Missouri Fox Trotter. She loves working on her family’s farm with her husband, Ardean, and spending time with her two children and 3 grandchildren.




Dori moved here with her husband in 1989 from Rockland County, NY to enjoy a more rural atmosphere. She worked as a nurse for 28 years with people with disabilities and now works on Saturdays as a receptionist.

Dori and her husband have miniature horses and do wildlife rehabilitation at their home.



Operations Manager

Kim has been with Leatherstocking Vet Group for five years now. She started her career as an Office Manager/Traffic Manager at Ultimate Broadcasting Network in Oneonta. After 24 years, the radio stations were sold and an opportunity became available at Heritage Vet Clinic.  With her love for animals, this was a perfect fit for Kim. Kim is now Operations Manager for our group and can be found traveling between all of the Leatherstocking Group Clinics.

Kim has three children with her husband, Dean. She also has 4 wonderful grandchildren, ranging in ages from 1-18. In Kim’s free time she likes to spend time at her family cottage on Sandy Pond. She also has a beautiful Fox Red Lab, Rylee, and a cat Murray, who was adopted as a stray from Heritage Vet Clinic.



General Manager

In 1980, Dave started his Standardbred breeding career as a night watch/foaling attendant at Hempt Farms in New York. In 1981 Dave accepted a position as a farm hand and worked his way up the ladder to Farm Manager at Walnridge Farm in New Jersey, leaving in 1988. From 1988 to 1993, Dave worked at Pine Hollow Stud Farm in Pine Bush, New York as the General Manager. He returned to Morrisville State College in 1993, where he graduated with an AAS in Equine Management, to teach equine reproduction wet labs, manage the Standardbred breeding program, as well as manage the annual Standardbred yearling sale.

Dave joined Leatherstocking Veterinary Services in fall of 2014. As the Leatherstocking General Manager, Dave manages the Standardbred breeding. You can also find him helping wherever he is needed, such as hay, surgery recovery, sale prep of yearlings, equipment repair, etc.

When Dave isn’t busy with horses and farm management, he is a scuba diving instructor, enjoys hunting with his dogs and baking gingerbread cookies with his grandchildren.



Finance Manager

Charlene grew up in Laurens and has lived in Otsego County her entire life. She went to Laurens Central School for K-12. She graduated Delaware Valley College in 2010 with a BS in Large Animal Science, concentration in Equine Studies. She graduated SUNY Oneonta in 2015 with a BS in Accounting and obtained my CPA license in 2016. Charlene has a husband, a beagle named Daisy and a horse named Willy. She is involved with the American Legion in Laurens and the Del-Otse-Nango Kennel Club and loves hiking, reading, and participating in competitions with Daisy.



Book Keeper

Cheryl is working with our Finance Manager, Charlene. She loves animals and has a dog and cat. When Cheryl isn’t working, she enjoys gardening and puzzle solving.



Barn Care Team



Barn Care Team



Barn Care Team



Barn Care Team



Barn Care Team



Barn Care Team



Maintenance Supervisor



Sparkle Professional

Hannah Douglas



Hannah grew up on a family dairy farm. She loves all animals, especially cows and dogs. Her passion for animals and the dairy industry continued at SUNY Cobleskill, where she earned her Associates in Applied Science for Agricultural Business and a Bachelor’s of Technology in Animal Science. When Hannah isn’t busy working to assist clients or on the farm, she enjoys spending time with family and friends.