Dr. Kyle Campbell grew up in Ithaca and received his Degree in Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University in 2000. He practiced in Syracuse at the Liverpool Village Animal Hospital for several years and at Colonial Veterinary Hospital in Ithaca prior to buying the Watkins Glen Veterinary Hospital from Dr. Kirk Peters in 2009. He enjoys playing soccer, researching his Scottish genealogy, planting trees and working in the yard with his Border Collies.
Dr. Kimberly Snedden joined Watkins Glen Veterinary Hospital after moving to the Ithaca area in 2010. The native Texan received her Degree in Veterinary Medicine from Louisiana State University in 2003, after completion of a Masters degree in Animal Nutrition from Cornell University. Dr. Snedden practiced mixed animal medicine in New Hampshire for several years before moving back to New York to practice small animal medicine. In her off time she enjoys running, biking, soccer, and spending time outdoors with her family.
Kyle and Kim have a son, Finnegan Angus, and a daughter, Celeste Elizabeth. Brace yourself, world.
Dr. Kirk Peters Although Dr. Peters grew up on Long Island in the town of Wantagh, his roots are in Upstate New York. His parents grew up in Syracuse and his grandmother owned a cottage on Cayuga Lake, where he spent his summers. After receiving his undergraduate degree from North Carolina State University, he moved to Ithaca, New York to pursue his veterinary degree. This endeavour took many years and detours. Dr. Peters met his wife, Marie Fitzsimmons, in Ithaca and went on a two year honeymoon in Lesotho, Africa compliments of the Peace Corps. Upon returning, Dr. Peters continued his quest for his degree by attending Ross University on the island of St. Kitts in the Carribean for one year. He then transferred to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where he received his veterinary degree in 1989. His first position as a veterinarian was at the Harris Hill Veterinary Hospital near Buffalo, New York. Marie, by this time, was missing Schuyler County and her family and talked Dr. Peters into moving "back home". He readily agreed and they packed up and moved to Burdett in 1990 with their three children. For the next two years, Dr. Peters worked as an associate veterinarian at the Broadway Animal Hospital in Elmira. In the meantime, Dr. Peters met and became aquainted with Dr. Thomas J. Love, owner of The Animal Medical Clinic of Watkins Glen. Unbeknownst to Dr. Peters, Dr. Love had already picked him as the next veterinarian to own the Watkins Glen Veterinary Hospital. So, over donuts and coffee one day at Tobe's Donut Shop, Dr. Love convinced Dr. Peters that he would be the new owner of the veterinary practice in lovely Watkins Glen, New York. What a great move! So, Marie began teaching history at the Watkins Glen High School as Dr. Peters operated the Glen Animal Hospital. Together, they raised three beautiful children with the help of a caring, healthy and safe community. He has loved living here in Schuyler County and has thoroughly enjoyed his clientele and neighbors. They have made him feel welcome and appreciated. The one thing Dr. Peters may be remembered for is "hospitalizing" his children when they were ill and unable to attend school. He would keep them in a large dog kennel with their blankets, stuffed animals and books, and attend and care for them throughout the day. After owning the Glen Animal Hospital for 18 years, Dr. Peters sold the practice to Dr. Kyle Campbell in June 2009. Dr. Campbell worked for Dr. Peters prior to the purchase and was already familiar with the friendly folks of Schuyler County. Dr. Peters now works part-time and is semi-retired. You may see him out riding his bicycle all over Schuyler County or sailing on Seneca Lake or golfing on the local links.
Barb Swarthout: I love coming to work knowing that a pet or a pet owner is going to need my help that day. I have been a veterinary assistant for over twenty years, and I still enjoy learning about pet health and well-being. I have completed additional training in veterinary dental care, attended an ultrasound course, received additional education on Lymes disease, and received continuing education credits for emergency care awareness and anesthesia through NYSAVT from Cornell University. As if working around animals all day is not enough, my relaxation at home is to condition my horse Aries for competitive distance trail rides or walk our family dog Koda on the Finger Lakes Trails.
Katherine Jack has returned to her native Watkins Glen to be with her family after residining in Florida and Hawaii for the past 22 years. She has two beautiful dogs, Sylvie and Lily, and three gorgeous cats, Ginger, Lacey and Skylar, all rescues! Her love of animals prompted her to join the WGVH team!