Meet Our Team

Veterinarians: 

  • Dr. Mindy Maresca
  • Dr. Stephan Metzger
  • Dr. Alexandra Cohen
  • Dr. Kristin Brockway

Technicians:

  • Ana Davis, LVT
  • Kaylyn Knewasser, LVT
  • Yumiko Darlin, LVT
  • Anna Purtell, LVT
  • Shelbi Chermak, LVT

Veterinarian Assistants: 

  • Erin Hamm
  • Paige Bryan
  • Naomi Frantz

Receptionists: 

  • Elise French, Manager
  • Faith Wells
  • Ashley Culver
  • Kim Prentice
  • Danel Vaglica
  • Meghan Poole
  • Sandra McKinley
  • Kim Fortune

Sanctuary Staff: 

  • Michelle Sanford, Manager
  • Marissa Subik, Manager
  • Whitney Reynolds

Volunteers: 

  • Claire

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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. Stephan Metzger

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. Alexandra Cohen

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 Kristin Brockway

Dr. Kristin Brockway

Dr. Kristin Brockway grew up in Cortland County, NY, and received her Bachelor’s in Psychobiology from Binghamton University. She went on to receive her veterinary degree at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. Dr. Brockway also has a Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Missouri. She worked in a mixed animal practice in Southwest Minnesota for two years before moving back to New York in 2016. Her special interests include preventative medicine and dentistry. Outside of work, Dr. Brockway enjoys spending time with her husband Joe, her son Kellen, her daughter Elsie, her two dogs Aerie (lab mix) and Red (golden retriever), and her cat Gump. She also enjoys running, singing and playing guitar.

 

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