Philip D. van Harreveld, DVM, MS, DACVS-LAOwner
Dr. van Harreveld graduated from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1996. In 1997, Dr. Phil completed a one year internship in Equine Medicine and Surgery at Kansas State University. In 2000, he completed an equine surgery residency at Kansas State University. In 2001, Dr. Phil was certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in equine surgery. During his surgical residency, Dr. Phil received a Masters Degree in Veterinary Clinical Sciences from Kansas State University for research work in the field of equine joint and bone biomechanics. Dr. Phil's special interests include lameness examination, soft tissue and reproductive surgery, and the management of medical and surgical equine colic.
Dr. Beaupré is a life long equestrian. She enjoys all facets of equine veterinary work. Her focus is on mare reproduction, integrative medicine (veterinary spinal manipulation and acupunctures), biomechanics/lameness, and preventative medicine. She received her veterinary degree from Colorado State University College (CSU) of Veterinary Medicine in 2005, her certification in veterinary acupuncture from CSU in 2005, and her certification in Veterinary Spinal Manipulation Therapy from The Healing Oasis, Sturtevant WI in 2008. Emilie has practiced in Northern Vermont since 2005 starting with her internship at Vermont Large Animal Clinic. When Emilie is not working, she enjoys riding her horse 'Rio', breeding and raising a foal or two, and spending quality time raising and keeping up with her two boys Liam and Jack along with her husband Peter.
Amber Goodwin, DVMAssociate
Dr. Amber Goodwin grew up riding horses on the north shore of Massachusetts. She competed in the hunters and equitation up to and through high school and received a scholarship to ride in college for Texas A&M University's Division 1 Equestrian Team. She earned her bachelor's degree from Texas A&M University in Animal Science in 2011, while also receiving 3 national championships with the equestrian team during her time in Texas. Amber was accepted to Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2012, and after a year at Ross University she transferred to Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine where she received her DVM in 2016. After completing her internship at VLAC, Dr. Amber joined the VLAC team as a full-time associate. Amber's interests include equine sports medicine, theriogenology, and alternative medicine. Amber has always had a deep love for animals and enjoys spending time with her dog Sophie (pictured), who she adopted during her time at Ross University in St. Kitts in the Caribbean.
Alexandra Brunet, DVMAssociate
Dr. Alex Brunet grew up riding horses in New Jersey. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Biology from Ramapo College of New Jersey and earned her DVM at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. After completing her internship here at VLAC, Dr Alex joined our team as a full time associate. Her professional interests include internal medicine, preventative care and sports medicine. In her spare time Alex enjoys various outdoor activities with her huskies, Bear and Rainier. She also volunteers for endurance races, both for horses and sled dogs.
Claire Read, DVM2020-2021 Intern
Dr. Claire Read has had a love of horses and veterinary medicine from a young age. She began riding Western at the age of 5 in Southern California. At the age of 10 she moved to Pennsylvania and switched to English (hunter/jumper, equitation.) She originally came to Vermont in 2010 where she attended and graduated from the University of Vermont with a B.S. in Biology in 2014. She then went on to work at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (behavioral neuroscience, anesthesiology) and began a Masters in Animal Science before being accepted to vet school. She earned her DVM from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine (Equine Track) in 2020. Her professional interests include orthopedic surgery, regenerative medicine, lameness, and sports medicine. She is very excited to be back in the beautiful state of Vermont!
Samantha King, CVTPractice Manager/Head Technician
Samantha came to VLAC in 2012 for a technician externship and came back in 2013 to fill the head technician position. She was then given the opportunity to add practice manager to her title in 2019. She completed her Associates in Veterinary Technology at Becker College in Massachusetts in 2013 and received her certification in 2014. She is a Vermont native and loves spending time outdoors with her husband, Nohea, and dogs, Lola and MJ.
Tiffany HamelinReceptionist/Veterinary Assistant
Tiffany graduated from SUNY Cobleskill in 2013 with a Bachelor of Technology degree in Animal Science with an Equine concentration. She began her veterinary medicine career with the Equine Clinic at Oakencroft, located in Albany, NY. She worked here as a live-in Veterinary Assistant for three years. For the next 3 years, she worked in small animal clinics, gaining experience in emergency medicine, surgery, and general practice. We welcomed Tiffany to VLAC in August of 2019. In her free time Tiffany enjoys caring for her two horses: Maggie and Dash, and her dogs: Dylan and Cedar.