About Us

The South Deerfield Veterinary Clinic has been practicing quality current veterinary medicine for both companion and farm animals in the western Massachusetts area since 1993

Our Doctors


Samantha Clay, DVM

Dr Clay Grew up in Western Mass and was active with the Mass 4-H equine program as a youth.

Dr Clay is a graduate of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr Clay looks forward to meeting all clients. She hopes to continue to serve large and small animal medical needs in town and in the surrounding communities. Everyone is welcome at South Deerfield Veterinary Clinic!

Andraya Cole, DVM MPH

Dr. Cole Grew up in Central Massachusetts, and has enjoyed being back close to home. Dr Cole attended Hamilton College in upstate New York for undergraduate studies and Washington State University for Veterinary School. She also holds a masters in public health from the University of Minnesota.

Dr Cole enjoys the variety of mixed animal practice but particularly loves working with cats and small ruminants/camelids as well as client education. In her spare time, Dr Cole enjoys farming with her husband and daughter, doing jigsaw puzzles, and discovering new places for great food.

Our Staff

Photo Coming Soon Dr Aiden McGrath

We welcome our newest doctor to our team, Dr Aiden Mcgrath joined the practice in Aug 2023. She grew up on Lake Champlain in northern Vermont, attnded UMass Amhers for her undergraduate studies, and Tufts Cummnings for Veterianry School.

Dr McGrath loves working with all of the different critters that come to SDVC, with a particular soft spot for her poultry, ruminants and feline patients. In her free time, Dr McGrath enjoys reading novels, baking new desserts and playing video games with her fiance'e.

Shelley Wilson

Shelley is our Office Manager originally from Belchertown and currently resides in New Salem. She has a cat's Stella, Ninja and several chickens. In Shelley's free time she enjoys being outdoors, quilting and spending time at home with her family.

Holly Karrasch

Holly is a Certified Technician. Holly has been a Large and Small Animal Technician and Surgery Tech for us. On her time off you can find Holly relaxing and reading a book in her hammock hanging from her goat barn. Holly also has a cat named Muffin and a Bassett Hound lab cross named Bella.

Shayla Fiedler

Shayla is one of our Certified Technicians. Shayla has worked as a Small and Large animal Technician and as a surgery Technician. Shayla most interested in working wih the wildlife. At home she has 2 cats and far too many fish tanks. . In her free time she likes to draw, paint, and sculpt. She briefly worked in LA doing special effects for horror movies!

Lexi Matuzko

Lexi is a Large and Small Animal Technician for us. Lexi has had horses all of her life. Lexi owns a horse, a dog, and a cat. Lexi is a certified Equine Message Therapist. Lexi enjoys spending time with her friends and animals and being a part of the equine drill team.

Lizzy Hardy

Lizzy has been one of our Intern Technicians, she currently is studying as a Pre-Vet Major at UMass. Lizzy will be a senior this year and will be graduating in May 2024. Lizzy hopes to attend Vet School in the fall of 2024. She lives in Orange and has had horses all her life, she competes on the Umass Equestrian Team. Lizzie has also been active in the Mustang Adoption Program. At home Lizzie has chinchillas, geckos, turtles, and rabbits. In her spare time Lizzie enjoys training her Mustang, going on hikes with her dog Rowan

Emily Putnam

Emily is one of our experienced Receptionist. Emily has been at this clinic for many years and knows all the clients that come in. Emily pretty much loves everything cows. Emily enjoys being outside and hiking with her 3 dogs.

Kirsten Leitner-Markert

Kirsten works as one of our Main Reception. Kirsten is great helping clients. She is particularly fond of dogs with beards. Kirsten enjoys being home with her family, pets and gardening. In her spare time she likes to walk the beach with her dog and cuddle with her pets.

Allison Devino

Allison joined our team of Technician. Allison graduated from Smith Vocational School and is a Freshmen attending Umass as a Pre-Vet Student. Allie has had many accomplishments at a young age, which include winning the state dairy judging and winning 1st place in the state science fair for FFA. Allison future goals are to become a Veterinarian. .

Corey Raymond, Is a experience Veterinary Technician he has been in the field for several years Corey is one of our exam room technicians. Everyone loves Corey. Corey enjoys spending time with all our cats. Corey was recently voted by his team peers most helpful.

Hannah Fletcher, Is a graduate of University of New England with a Batchelor in Marine Science. Hannah has been a Veterinary Technician for 3 yrs in Leominster until moving to South Deerfield recently. Hannah enjoys all animals. Everyone enjoys working with Hannah.

Vanessa Cypher, has joined our team in Sept of 2023. Vanessa is working as Receptionist and Assistant Technician. Vanessa is studying to become a certified technician. Vanessa enjoys her 7 cats and being home wth her family.

Jeannette Tudin, Most recently started working here after moving back to the area. Jeannette attended Umass and has been a Receptionist and Assistant Technician for 1 years. We are happy to have Jeannette join our team.

Justice Tocker, Justice works as one of our main Receptionist. Justice enjoys working on our Facebook and Emails for the clinic. She loves cats, and cat related things. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her cats, and knitting. During her work hours, she enjoys spending time with Primo our clinic cat. Justice has taught him to Hi-Five.

Grace Clendenin, Is a senior this fall in the Smith Vocational Student in their Work Study Program. Grace is assisting in the exam rooms. In her spare time Grace is milking cows on her family farm and enjoys being in 4-H showing her cows. Grace did really well showing her cow at the fairs and Big E.

Sophia Greisen, Is back with us. Sophia is a senior in the Umass Pre-Vet program and had taken a year of school abroad in Scottland. We are thrilled to have her back and wish her well getting into Vet School next fall.