Meet the Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Kalyn J
    Office Manager

    Kalyn started working at Walker Valley Veterinary Hospital when she was 14 years old and worked for many years until she moved to Germany. She has returned to the area and we are so lucky to have her working with us again as our very own Office Manager. She, her beautiful daughter and long time boyfriend have adopted 2 cats and 2 dogs. Kalyn loves to spend time with her family and work in her garden.

  • Marcy B
    Assistant Office Manager

    Marcy is the daughter of Dr. Christine Barnhorst and has been a member of the Walker Valley Vet staff since 2020, starting as an assistant. She graduated from Goshen High School in 2022 and is now studying Biology at the University of Notre Dame on a pre-med track. When she is not at school studying, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and most importantly her pets. Recently, she has been moved into the position of Assistant Office Manager as she continues working at Walker Valley Vet during her breaks and time home from college.

  • Susan R
    Head Receptionist

    Susan joined the Walker Valley Vet 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 and two cats.  

  • Crista H

    Crista has been a part of the Walker Valley Vet family for many years. When she is not at the hospital, she lives for being the best 'Mema' to her many grandbabies. She also enjoys lake life, the outdoors, and traveling whenever she gets the chance. Crista is always eager to help and is one of the first smiling faces you will see when coming into our office.

  • Beth M

    Beth Maxwell joined the Walker Valley Vet 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.

  • Sam M

    Sam is a recent grad from the Veterinary Technician Program at Ulster Community College. Sam grew up locally and is a natural when it comes to working with animals. When not at work, Sam enjoys spending time with her family, boyfriend, and friends. She also enjoys baking and painting among many other talents. She has a menagerie of pets at home including cats, dogs, chickens, and goats.

  • Cheryl K
    Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist

    Cheryl joined the Walker Valley Veterinary Hospital family in 2020. Born and raised in Westwood, N.J., she moved to Pine Bush in 2019 where she resides with her husband and two large pups. She has been in the animal field since age 16 and for a year she had hoped that the animal hospital right down the road would possibly have a place for her. Low and behold! she enjoys camping, singing , photography, gardening and of course ... animals.  Cheryl is a wonderful addition to our team!

  • Kayla S
    Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist

    Kayla joined our team in spring of 2021 as a veterinary assistant after working in the veterinary field for ten years. Kayla grew up in New Jersey and moved to New York in 2018 with her husband and three dogs. More recently their family has grown and they have welcomed their first daughter. Other then animals, Kayla's passions are sports, music and dancing. Kayla is a 'go getter' who is always willing to jump in and help.

  • Olivia G
    Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist

    Olivia joined our team in summer of 2022 as a veterinary assistant. She has lived in New York her entire life and currently attends Goshen High School. Throughout her life, animals have always been her passion. From ages 9-14, Olivia volunteered on a farm doing regular care for many different animals. Olivia is looking to pursue animal medicine after high school. Other than spending time with her pets, she enjoys art and spending time with her friends and family.

  • Noodles Noodles

    Noodles enjoyed his job at Walker Valley Vet.  He was known to many as “The Mayor,' and while his paycheck was as small as he was, he loved spending the days with his family and many friends. Although he has since passed, he will continue to live on as our mascot. 

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