Our clinic was initially founded in 1952 by Dr. David Baldwin at its current location. The building has a lot of history and was the first post office in Dummerston in 1815 and prior to that was a tavern! Dr. Baldwin was joined in 1962 by Dr. J. Clyde Johnson. At that time it was primarily a livestock and equine clinic and serviced the local Standardbred racetrack as well. Many things have changed, but we still have a strong tradition of having committed veterinarians who are with us for the long term.

Dr Tammy McNamara

Small Animal Clinician

Dr. Tammy McNamara joined the practice in 2004 after graduating from Oregon, and Washington State University. She enjoys small animal medicine and surgery. She is a member of the VVMA Animal Welfare Committee, the Vermont Equine Welfare Coalition, and previously worked at Dakin Humane Society. Dr Mcnamara shares her home with a variety of pets, including three rescue horses, a mini donkey, and a German Shepherd. She enjoys trail riding, hiking, camping, and reading. She and her husband have two beautiful girls at home, Grace and Ruby.

Dr Jerilyn Jacobs

Small Animal and Equine Practitioner

Dr. Jerilyn Jacobs has been with us since 1994 and lives on a small farm in Vermont. She enjoys both small animal and equine medicine. She enjoys a variety of horse back riding activities, such as ranch horse shows, jumping, trail riding, equine agility, and western dressage with her Quarter Horse, Tana. She is also a trustee of the Veterinary Scholarship Trust of New England (VSTONE) and on the board for the Southern Vermont Therapeutic Riding Center (SVTRC). Dr. Jacobs was also inducted to the Stoneleigh-Burnham School’s Wall of Fame.

Dr Dan Abbott

Small Animal Clinician

Originally from Yarmouth, Maine, Dr. Dan Abbott joined us in July 2011 after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania. The founding veterinarians of our clinic (Dr. David Baldwin and Dr. Clyde Johnson) also graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, as did Dr. Ron Veenema, so he is in good company!  Prior to veterinary school, he gained a wide variety of animal related experience, including volunteering at a wildlife sanctuary for chimpanzees and studying field biology in Costa Rica and Botswana. Dr. Abbott has a strong interest in small animal surgery and is excited to be a part of our mixed animal practice.  Outside of veterinary medicine he enjoys hiking, skiing, kayaking, and spending time with his shepherd mix, Bombero.  Dr. Abbott loves living in beautiful Southern Vermont and may be spotted exploring the local parks, forests, and rivers.

Dr Lea Warner

Small Animal Clinician

Dr Lea Warner, joined us in August of 2015. Dr Warner is a native of Pomfret, VT and a 2013 graduate of the University of Georgia. Dr Warner went on to do an ambulatory large animal internship for the University. That was followed by private mixed animal practice in Virginia for one year before wishing to return to Vermont.  Dr Warner is certified in animal chiropractic by the Animal Chiropractic Certification Commission (ACCC) of the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association (AVCA). Dr Warner loves hiking, baking, and trail riding her horses in the beautiful VT woods.  She shares her home with several cats, dogs, and horses.

Dr Ted Johnson

Equine Clinician

Dr. Ted Johnson, who joined the practice in 1990, after graduating from LSU and SVM,  focuses on the health needs of the horse population in the tri-state region. He enjoys lameness, pre-purchase exams, and the problem solving that comes with daily equine practice. During his time away from the office he enjoys camping, mountain biking, and projects around his house! You can always find Dr Johnson with his 2 dogs, Gracie and Oakley. In the winter he also enjoys back country skiing and is a member of the Ski Patrol at Magic Mountain.

Dr Jaclyn Torzewski

Small Animal Clinician

Dr. Torzewski,also known as Dr T, joined our practice in June 2018 as a small animal practitioner after several years working in an emergency and critical care facility in MA. She graduated from St. George’s University in 2015 and completed her clinical rotations at the University of Tennessee. Outside of work, she enjoys outdoor activities with her husband and Australian Shepherd, Kona.

Dr Jessie Werner

Dr Jessie Werner

Equine Clinician

Dr. Jessie Werner joined the practice in 2019. She graduated from Colorado State in 2017 and completed an internship with Rood and Riddle in Saratoga Springs, NY after graduation. She then practiced in North Carolina before deciding to return home to Vermont. She is originally from Middlebury, Vermont where she grew up riding, competing in three-day events, and hunter/jumper shows. Dr. Werner has a strong interest in sports medicine and is certified in acupuncture from Curacore. In her free time, she enjoys visiting new places, hiking, swimming, and running with her dog, Maya.

Dr. Victoria Kocsis

Small Animal Clinician

Dr. Victoria Kocsis joined our practice mid pandemic in 2021, after graduating from the University of NY. Also known as Dr. Tori, she comes with much background in large animal medicine. Dr Tori enjoys hanging out with her cats, and hiking with her dogs. She has been a great addition to our team, and we are super happy have her!!