Welcome to Walker Valley Veterinary Hospital
Your Veterinarian in Walker Valley NY
Call us at (845) 744-8605

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Pet Emergency? Call us right away at (845) 744-8605!

Walker Valley Veterinary Hospital is your hometown veterinary clinic located in Walker Valley, New York.  We are a small, family run business that prides itself on providing up-to-date diagnostics and wellness care, while maintaining close, personal relationships with you and your pet.  The end result?  Great care, at great prices .... without a lot of unnecessary testing or stress to you OR your pet.  

While we stay progressive with our education and services, we strongly believe in the “old school” techniques of a thorough medical history, complete physical exam, and listening to YOU, the pet owner.  These strengths help us make medical recommendations quickly to help your pet feel better quickly.  We do what needs to be done - no more, no less.  It’s a win-win for all.

We have the ability to run many diagnostics in-house.  We also consult with off-site, board-certified specialists in many fields when your pet presents a more complicated case.  When these situations arise, we will consult virtually or have you bring your pet directly to the specialist for care, just as your physician would do for you.  Locally, we are proud to partner with Flannery Animal Hospital in New Windsor and have done so with great results for over a decade.

We look forward to serving you and your pets, and having you become part of the Walker Valley Veterinary Hospital family.  Welcome!

If you live in Walker Valley or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Dr. Christine Barnhorst is a licensed NY veterinarian, treating dogs and cats. Your pets’ health and well being are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

Walker Valley Veterinary Hospital is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Dr. Christine Barnhorst has years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first-rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our Walker Valley veterinarian.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call (845) 744-8605 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Walker Valley veterinary office is very easy to get to -- just check out the map below! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for Walker Valley pet owners.

At Walker Valley Veterinary Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Dr. Christine Barnhorst
Walker Valley Veterinarian | Walker Valley Veterinary Hospital | (845) 744-8605

3684 Route 52
Walker Valley, NY 12588

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Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Christine Barnhorst

    Dr. Christine Barnhorst received a BS in Biology from the University of Notre Dame in 1991 and a DVM from Purdue University in 1995. After graduating from Veterinary School, Dr. Barnhorst served as a Captain in the United States Army for 4 years where she trained enlisted soldiers, performed public health duties and cared for military working dogs and pets of military families. She and her husband, Brad, then moved into an old farmhouse and began raising two beautiful girls. She has been practicing as a small animal veterinarian in New Jersey and New York since 1999. At the end of 2019 Dr. Barnhorst enthusiastically took over the responsibilities of managing Walker Valley Veterinary Hospital. Dr. Barnhorst enjoys practicing high quality veterinary medicine and surgery and has a special interest in dentistry and nutrition.

  • Dr.
    Kate Lucas

    Dr. Lucas grew up in the suburbs of Chicago.  After pursuing an undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Illinois, she went on to Ross University, from which she received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1997. She is an active member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the New York State Veterinary Association.

  • Dr.
    Barbara MacMullen

    Dr. MacMullen is originally from Saugerties.  After earning her bachelor's degree from Cornell University, she lived in Tuscany for 7 years and attended the Veterinary College at the University of Pisa.  She finished her veterinary degree at Aranela University in Manila, Philippines.  She did post-graduate clinical studies at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in Columbia, and at the Animal Medical Center in NYC.

  • Beth Maxwell

    Beth Maxwell joined the Walker Valley Veterinary Hospital family as a receptionist in the summer of 2007.  After working in both human and veterinary health care she realized she wanted to further her education in the veterinary field. In the summer of 2013, she graduated from the Vet Tech program at SUNY-Ulster and became a licensed veterinary technician.

  • Susan Rain

    Susan joined the Walker Valley Veterinary Hospital team in 2011 as our full-time receptionist.  She has been in the veterinary field for twenty years.  Susan resides in Kerhonkson with her husband, four dogs and two cats.  You might know her dog Noodles who comes to work daily.

  • Lenore Lindemann

    Lenore is our part-time receptionist.  She has had pets for most of her life and has always wanted to work in a veterinary hospital.  Lenore has been a veterinary receptionist for 20 years, working with Dr. Kate previously at a another hospital.  She volunteers at local shelters in her 'spare' time and has rescued many pets of all shapes and sizes over the years.

  • Noodles

    Noodles enjoys his job at Walker Valley Veterinary Hospital.  He is known to many as “The Mayor”.  Although his paycheck is as small as he is, he loves spending the days with his family and many friends.


Read What Our Clients Say

  • "I love bringing my fur kids here. They all love Dr. Kate and all the staff is very friendly and caring. My dogs go pass the office and get so excited because they think we are going in. Highly recommend"
    STef M.
  • "Very good Hospital for Animals my puppy didn't make it but she did her best doctor Kate is the best there is they're all very nice people there love you to death and the compassionate. 5 Stars"
    Nora M.
  • "I love our veterinarian and her staff. The care my pups receive is professional and yet personal. I have been going to this veterinarian for almost 20 years!"
    Donna A.

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