Our Staff

Dr. Allana Mather, DVM

Dr. Allana graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine in 2011. After completing a year-long internship in emergency medicine at an emergency and referral hospital in the Milwaukee area, Dr. Allana, a native Wisconsinite and Badger through and through (B.S. in Wildlife Ecology, as well as her DVM), moved to Traverse City, Michigan to begin her veterinary career. She married Corey Mather in nearby Glen Arbor, Michigan the same month she began work at Bay Area Pet Hospital in Traverse City, where she happily worked through the Spring of 2019. Dr. Allana’s journey to have a small animal practice of her own led her and Corey to Vermont twice in 2018. The four-season natural beauty, outdoor recreation opportunities, and overall sense of community and culture made for a perfect fit for Dr. Allana, Corey, and their two young daughters, Adley & Sena. In June of 2019 Dr. Allana took over ownership of Mt. Mansfield Animal Hospital from Dr. Steve Barningham. Corey will be assisting Dr. Allana with the business administration. Dr. Allana, Corey, and the girls currently only have one cat, Toolie with them here in Vermont, and Toolie rather enjoys it that way. Though he won’t have the roost all to himself for long. When not practicing veterinary medicine or familiarizing herself in her new role in the community, Dr. Allana enjoys spending time with family, playing on Mt. Mansfield, traveling, gardening, reading, running, paddling, snow sports, and enjoying the rare quiet moments


Dr. Stephen (Steve) C. Barningham, VMD

Steve graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 1986. After having worked in New Hampshire in a mixed (both large and small animals) practice for five years, he bought Mt. Mansfield Animal Hospital in 1991. He lives in Jericho with his wife Ruth, two mixed breed dogs named Sandy and Walker, two cats named Pippin and Natasha, and a cockatiel named Bobbi.

Ruth Barningham

Ruth is the business administrator for the hospital. She works mostly from home when she’s not planting the gardens, running errands or causing other trouble at the office.

Lynn Collins

Lynn has been with MMAH since 1985. She is a Certified Veterinary Technician and is our chief purchasing agent for medical supplies and food. When she’s not busy helping clients and patients or keeping us well stocked, she lives in Fletcher with her husband Raymond, their two children Emma and Isaac, and their cat Dodger.

Jennifer (Jenn) Franzen

Jenn, a Certified Veterinary Technician, has been with us since 2000. She lives in Essex with her husband Chris and their daughters Payton and Arianna. They have a German Shorthaired Pointer Philotheir dog Philo, two cats Amber Fire and Domino, and a bunny named Flapjack who free roams around the house a lot of the time. When Jenn is not taking care of animals, she volunteers as an EMT with Essex Rescue.

Elise Baslow

Elise, a Certified Veterinary Technician, has worked for MMAH since 2001. She is our chief organizer. When she’s not rearranging the office or working with clients and patients, she lives in Underhill with her husband Russell, their daughter Hannah, son Brayden, two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels Ginny and Max, two cats Alex and Melman, a Guinea Pig Lucy and a dwarf hamster named Marshmallow. Elise is available for local pet sitting if you’re going to be traveling.

Renee Bitner

Renee has been with MMAH since 2007. She is our receptionist. When she’s not answering our phones, she lives in Fairfax. She has four children: Josh, Amanda, Cassie and Jaidyn. She became a grandmother for the first time in June 2013, when Colton was born. She is owned by 3 dogs: Mia, a Rottweiler; Dixie, a Pit Bull cross, and Bentley, a Chihuahua. Just ask her about dog breeds that get a bad rap!

Katelyn Little

Katelyn is a veterinary technician student and has worked for MMAH since 2016. When she is not busy studying or improving her technical skills, she is spending time with her husband Ben and their dog Louie.

Sara Bathalon

Sara joined the staff in February 2010 as our part-time groomer. Sara completed her certificate work at the Connecticut Canine Grooming and Training School and worked in Burlington as a groomer before joining our staff.   Sara works every other Friday by appointment only so please call the office if you wish to take advantage of her services. She Lives in Jericho with her do

Office Info

Mon & Fri 7:30am – 5:30pm
Tues & Thurs: 7:30am – 7:30pm
Wednesday: 7:30am – 5:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 12:00pm
Sunday: Closed

Phone: (802) 899-4013
Fax: (802) 858-4267

Email: [email protected]

6 South Main Street
Jericho, Vermont 05465

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