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. Heather Curley, DVM

Dr. Heather graduated from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2019.  Heather is from Richmond, VT. She received a B.S. in Animal Science from the University of Vermont in 2014.  Following vet school Heather spent her first 2 years practicing at Lamoille Valley Veterinary Services in Hyde Park, VT, before joining MMAH in September 2021.  Heather has 2 cats,  5-year-old Shanglu and  2-year-old Kirk. Heather is a fan of nature and enjoys exploring the different hiking spots around the area during her time away from work.

Dr. Elizabeth Wheeler, DVM

Dr. Elizabeth Wheeler occasionally works with the team at MMAH. She received her DVM from the Atlantic Veterinary College at the University of Prince Edward Island in 2018. She also holds a Bachelors of Science in Biology from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, and a Master of Public Health from the University of New England. A Vermont native, Dr. Wheeler previously worked in mixed animal practice, and returned to Vermont in 2019. Her professional interests include preventative medicine, canine behavior, child safety with animals and public health. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, crocheting, and being outdoors with her family.

Lynn Collins, CVT

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, CVT

Jenn, a Certified Veterinary Technician, has been with us since 2000. She lives in Essex with her husband Chris and their daughters Payton and Ari. They currently have two cats, Amber Fire and Domino, and two guinea pigs, Pucci and Toe. They also recently welcomed a 6-month-old Belgian Malinois named Pico into their home, who is training for search and rescue. When Jenn is not taking care of animals, she volunteers as an AEMT with Essex Rescue.

Elise Baslow, CVT

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!

Alyssa Dattilio

Alyssa started with the MMAH team in November of 2021. Born and raised in Vermont, after school Alyssa started her veterinary career in general practice and then moved on to emergency medicine at a large ER hospital outside of Charlotte, North Carolina. From there, Alyssa  continued her career in neurology and most recently spent 3.5 years in emergency medicine in Traverse City, Michigan, before relocating back home and joining MMAH. She currently lives in Essex with her two dogs, Reecey and Apollo.

Mairead McCann

Bio & Picture coming soon.

Alex Day

Bio & Picture Coming Soon

Carly Helm

Bio & Picture coming soon.

Corey Mather

Corey is MMAH’s Business Manager. He has a varied background that includes, among other things, being a Yooper (a native of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula), being a recovering attorney (MI, WI, & IL licenses), and getting enjoyment from learning new things, exercising critical thinking skills, and physical activities. Quite naturally his background in consumer class action law and a Master’s degree in Philosophy have led to his handling of the business administration of his wife’s animal hospital. Together with Allana and the Mather girls, Corey is excited to be a part of this wonderful Vermont community in the role of family business owners serving the area’s pets and pet owners.

Office Info

Monday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am – 6:30pm
Wednesday: 8:30am – 4:30pm Thursday: 8:00am – 6:30pm   Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday: Closed          Sunday: Closed

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

Email: [email protected]

6 South Main Street
Jericho, Vermont 05465

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