Staff Bios

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Stephanie, Receptionist:


Stephanie has been a receptionist at Chenango for 4 years. She says every job has its ups and downs, but you feel good when you get the chance to help an animal in need. She has had the opportunity to help rescue quite a few animals that probably would have been euthanized. She says there’s no better feeling than finding a home for an animal you care about. Stephanie has 1 dog, 2 cats, and 2 turtles. She says she loves her job and getting to meet new people and their pets is just a bonus for her.



Charles, Kennel Attendant


Charles has been a part of the CAH team since August of 2008. His primary duty is as a kennel attendant, but he also works as support staff for the reception area. In the reception area he takes phone calls, schedules appointments, and checks in/out patients. As a kennel attendant, he feeds, waters, exercises, and monitors all the animals in the hospital. He helps the other hospital staff wherever and whenever needed. Charles treats every patient as if they were his own pet, making their stay as comfortable as possible. His interests include music, canine rescue, and learning as much about animal care and behavior as possible. He says being at CAH is a perfect fit for him as a life long animal lover. He says, "we treat your furry family members as family. It’s all about your pets."



Maureen Gaylord, DVM


Dr. Gaylord is a Broome county native. After living in Colorado for a number of years, she and her husband, Paul, moved back to Broome county to raise their two adopted daughters, Morgan, who is 10, and Mia, who is 6. Dr. Gaylord graduated from BCC, Cortland State, and Binghamton University. She recieved her DVM degree at the University of PEI Canada and has an MBA from Wilkes University in PA. Dr. Gaylord and her family live in Vestal and have 2 dogs, Daisy and Chloe, and 2 cats, Lucky and Trixie. She enjoys being with family and friends, camping, and traveling.


Bev, Receptionist


Bev is a receptionist at Chenango. She started working here in 1978. She enjoys the joy, compassion, and loyalty she sees every day between patients and their owners. She says she enjoys the way her co-workers reach out to help pets that are injured and sick to make them feel better. She has one dog, 2 house cats, 3 parakeets, several barn cats, and some chickens.




Richard Youket, DVM


Dr. Youket’s life has come full circle at Chenango Animal Hospital. A native of our area, his first job was as a kennel attendant at our hospital. A graduate of Cornell University, he has worked at several veterinary hospitals in the Southern Tier as well as in North Carolina. After working as a part-time doctor at our hospital for years, he joined our staff full-time beginning in April 2009.