Our Team Overview

The friendly, professional staff at VCA New Hartford is made up of dedicated individuals who make it their mission to help pets live long, healthy lives. To be true to this mission, the hospital team relies on many individuals, each equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for both you and your pet.

Teamwork is a constant in our daily practice. From the friendly staff at the front desk to the talented and dedicated technicians and doctors, to the fun-loving kennel and day-care staff, our team works cohesively to create a warm and welcoming experience for both you and your pet.

Our team provides exceptional veterinary care of the highest quality, including the care and dedication that make a difference.

Explore our staff biographies and learn about the people who make our facility an excellent choice for your pet care needs.

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Dr. Dana Elbrecht
DVM Medical Director
Dr. Dana Elbrecht, a 2011 graduate of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, joined VCA New Hartford Animal Hospital in January 2014. Dr. Elbrecht performed her clinical year at the University of Missouri in 2010. Prior to joining VCA NHAH, Dr. Elbrecht worked at a nine-doctor small animal veterinary clinic in Dayton, Ohio. She and her husband have a son and one dog that she brought back from St. Kitts. Dr. Elbrecht has an interest in ultrasound and ophthalmology.
Marie McNamara
MBA, CVPM Hospital Manager

Marie joined her father, Dr. Frank Mondi, in the practice in 1985 and worked her way through each position of the animal hospital, learning the business as she went. Marie earned her CVPM certification in 2000. As a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager (CVPM), she achieved the industry’s highest credential for practice management professionals, demonstrating the experience, knowledge and commitment to the pursuit of excellence in veterinary practice.

Over the years, Marie expanded and improved the practice and its visibility in the community through media and digital marketing and grew the practice to incl...

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Our veterinarians are a team of highly trained individuals dedicated to the health and well-being of your pets. Explore our veterinarians' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital an excellent choice for your pet's care.

Veterinarian Support

Our technicians and support team members are all gentle animal lovers who treat your pets with the compassion and respect they deserve. Explore our support team members' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital such a good choice for your pet's care.


The hospital administration team consists of management personnel who oversee all staff members, hospital activities and the facilities. Together, they keep the hospital running smoothly, ensuring quality patient care and excellent client service. From the moment you check in, our administrative staff is here to deliver the best possible experience to you and your pet before, during and after your visit.

Client Services

We are committed to providing the best possible service and our Client Services team loves to exceed pet owner's expectations. Whether it's answering your calls, guiding you and your pet to the exam rooms or checking you in and out quickly, our Client Service representatives and Receptionists are dedicated to providing helpful client and patient support that raises the bar on customer service.
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