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. 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. Lucas started her career at Hoppenstedt Animal Hospital in Kingston and then at Cornell Veterinary Hospital before starting her own practice. In May 2002, Dr. Lucas opened the Walker Valley Veterinary Hospital.
Dr. Lucas and her husband, Master Sergeant Tracy Hornbeck, live locally and have two daughters at home and a son who lives in Florida. Dr. Lucas spends as much time as possible with her children and enjoys outdoor activities including hiking, gardening and cross-country skiing.
Dr. Kate's menagerie includes two dogs, two cats and a handful of back yard chickens
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.
Dr. MacMullen started her career at a local emergency facility, and Hopewell Animal and Bird Hospital.
She has worked with local animal shelters including the UCSPA and PCSPCA. In 1999 she opened her own house-call practice called Pet's Reward. Currently she splits her time between her house-call practice, the UCSPCA and Walker Valley Vet where she sees appointments on Wednesdays and two Saturdays a month.
Dr. MacMullen lives in Kingston with her partner of over 20 years, Tim Dunton. Tim is a blue stone craftsman specializing in landscape designs. They have a Basset hound named Grace, 2 cats and a ball python.