Lake Placid Animal Hospital

Our Veterinary Team

Meet the Veterinarians and team of Lake Placid Animal Hospital! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!


Dr. Alison Flanigan DVM

Dr. Alison Flanigan, DVM

Dr. Alison Flanigan, DVM  has been a co-owner of the Lake Placid Animal Hospital and a practicing veterinarian since 1999. She moved to the area in 2009 after summering in the ADK’s for many years and opened the hospital in January 2010.  She shares her home with her husband, 3 children, 2 dogs, and 1 cat.  She feels that she was put on this earth to help animals.  Her interests outside of veterinary medicine include yoga, skiing, mountain biking, cooking (and eating!), and quilting. 

Pronouns: She/her

Dr. Gracey Welsh DVM

Dr. Gracey Welsh, DVM

Dr. Gracey Welsh, DVM is a co-owner of the Lake Placid Animal Hospital and a 2016 graduate of Cornell University. Dr. Welsh is excited to be back home after 3 years in emergency and critical care practice and administration. Her passions include working dogs, nutrition, and the human-animal bond with thorough preventative care. Dr. Welsh is a Fear Free certified practitioner and aims to make visits comfortable for owners and patients alike.

In her free time, Dr. Welsh shares her life with her daughter and husband as well as 3 pointers, 10 chickens (all named Queen Elsa), and 1 cat (also named Queen Elsa, thanks to her daughter). Dr. Welsh loves spending time outdoors; hunting, skiing, or exploring. In her downtime, she dreams of homesteading.

Our Staff

Courtney Sullivan, LVT
Courtney Sullivan, LVT

Head Veterinary Technician

Courtney Sullivan, LVT- Head Veterinary Technician joined us in 2012 after graduating from SUNY Canton’s Veterinary Technician program.  She grew up in Vermontville, NY, and went to Saranac Lake High School.  She loves all of her dogs but the coonhounds are her favorite! Other than Ruth, she is the longest employee we have had, from starting in the kennel position and working her way up to where she is now.

​Pronouns: She/her

Ruth Schmidt, CVPM
Ruth Schmidt, CVPM

Practice Manager

Ruth Schmidt, CVPM- Practice Manager Ruth has been with us since the doors opened in 2010.  Ruth is a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager and also a Certified Compassion Fatigue Professional. Before coming to LPAH Ruth worked at the Tri Lakes Humane Society. She has an interest in dog training and competes with her dogs in obedience and agility. She shares her home with her husband, son, and daughter, 3 dogs, 2 cats and 2 birds. 

Morgan Nero- Receptionist
Morgan Nero


Morgan Nero- Receptionist. Morgan has been with Lake Placid Animal Hospital since early 2020. Her motto is “service with a smile” and she is always happy to help out anyone who needs it. She shares her home with her daughter Taliyah and her dogs Willow and Dante.

​Pronouns: She/her 

Daniel Foley-Veterinary Assistant
Daniel Foley

Veterinary Assistant

Daniel Foley- Veterinary Assistant Daniel joined LPAH in 2019 as a kennel attendant and recently has been promoted to veterinary assistant. He shares his home with his cat Murphy. In his free time, he enjoys playing soccer.

​Pronouns: He/him

Roslyn McClatchie- LVT
Roslyn McClatchie


Roslyn McClatchie- LVT Ros joined our staff in 2017. She has worked in many different roles in the hospital during her time here. Ros graduated from tech school in 2023 and shares her home with her fiancé, 2 dogs, and a cat.

Pronouns: She/her

Kade Hill- Laboratory Technician
Kade Hill

Laboratory Technician

Kade Hill- Laboratory Technician ​Kade joined the LPAH family in September of 2021. They came to us after working with our local humane society. Kade shares their home with 1 dog, 4 cats, and a flock of chickens.

Pronouns: They/them

Lisa Reid- Receptionist
Lisa Reid


Lisa Reid- Receptionist Lisa joined the LPAH family in September of 2021. She came to us after Dr. Flanigan pulled her out of retirement to lend us her amazing people skills on a part-time basis. Lisa shares her home with her 3 sons and her grand dog.

Pronouns: She/Her

Bailey Murray-Vierich, LVT
Bailey Murray

Vierich, LVT

Bailey Murray-Vierich, LVT Bailey joined the LPAH family in May of 2023. A recent graduate of Suny Canton, she joined us right after school finished and passed her VTNE exam over the summer. Bailey shares her home with her dog Oliver and her cat Nala. Her favorite TV show is The Office.

Keeleigh McClatchie - Receptionist
Keeleigh McClatchie


Keeleigh McClatchie – Receptionist Keeleigh joined the LPAH family in July of 2023. She comes from the hotel industry and brings with her excellent customer service skills. Keeleigh shares her home with her cat Frank and enjoys spending time with her family.