Meet Our Team

Veterinarians: 

  • Dr. Mindy Maresca
  • Dr. Stephan Metzger
  • Dr. Tracy Young
  • Dr. Alexandra Cohen
  • Dr. Mandy Valin

Technicians:

  • Christina Crabb, LVT, Manager
  • Ana Davis, LVT
  • Terrie Casterline, LVT 
  • Brenda Baileys, LVT
  • Kaylyn Knewasser, LVT
  • Yumiko Darlin, LVT

Veterinarian Assistants: 

  • Anthony Hopkins
  • Kara Powell

Receptionists: 

  • Elise French, Manager
  • Faith Wells
  • Lisa Keyes
  • Ashley Culver
  • Kim Prentice
  • Danel Vaglica
  • Amanda Bixby
  • Alicia Gleckler

Sanctuary Staff: 

  • Michelle Boyle, Manager
  • Whitney Reynolds
  • Marissa Subik
  • Leanna Steffler

Volunteers: 

  • Claire
  • Catherine

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Our Doctors


Dr. Mindy Maresca

Dr. Mindy Maresca

Dr. Mindy Maresca graduated from SUNY Delhi with a degree in Veterinary Science Technology and attended Binghamton University graduating with a bachelor's degree in Biology. She then attended Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 2000. After graduation, she lived in the Boston area where she practiced at a busy small animal practice before moving back to the Binghamton area. She started working at SPEAK in 2007. Dr. Maresca's professional interests include feline medicine, dentistry and soft tissue surgery. In her free time she enjoys running. Yoga, and traveling with her husband Mike and daughter Emme. She has two cats Murray and Edwin.

Dr. Mindy Maresca

Dr. Stephan Metzger

Dr. Stephan Metzger was born and raised in Ohio and and after high school served 4 years in the US Navy. Dr. Metzger graduated from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007 and joined SPEAK in 2008. Dr. Metzger finds that his special interests lie in surgical medicine. When he is not at SPEAK, sitting on the exam room floor with one of his patients, he gravitates toward outdoor sports and spending time with his daughter Maddie and his dogs, Ceasar, Mac and Rosie.

Dr. Mindy Maresca

Dr. Tracy Young

Dr. Tracy Young graduated from University of California Davis Veterinary School in 2007 and joined SPEAK in 2012. She continued her veterinary education interning at a private small animal specialty hospital in Glendale, California in 2008. She moved cross-country from California to New York in 2009. Her veterinary interests include neurology, internal medicine, and preventative medicine. Dr. Tracy Young and her husband Gabe have three young boys. In her spare time, she enjoys family outings, reading, and running-whenever she can squeeze it in that is. Family pets include a 17 year old Beagle mix, Shivers (her "first" son!), and one goldfish named Orange.

Dr. Mindy Maresca

Dr. Alexandra Cohen

Dr. Cohen was born and raised in New Jersey and moved to Binghamton to join SPEAK in 2015. She graduated from Binghamton University with a double major in biology and anthropology. She completed her DVM at Ross University and completed her clinical year at Purdue University. Prior to veterinary school, she volunteered for several years as an EMT. Dr. Cohen‘s special medical interests include surgery and emergency medicine and she also has an interest in zoo/wildlife medicine. In her spare time, she enjoys music, traveling, hiking, spending time with family and friends and her three Pomeranians named Keechie, Mattie and Java.

Dr. Mindy Maresca

Dr. Mandy Valin

Dr. Mandy Valin was born and raised in New York and graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2016; she completed her clinical year at Cornell University and joined SPEAK soon after. Dr. Valin is especially interested in dentistry, nutrition, and pain management. She lives in Ithaca with her Australian Shepard, Presto and her Border Collie, Bravo. She is a wonderful artist and also enjoys hiking and cooking in her free time.

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