Our Staff

Dr. Stephen (Steve) C. Barningham, VMD

Dr. Stephen C. Barningham, VMD
Steve graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 1986. After having worked in New Hampshire in a mixed (both large and small animals) practice for five years, he bought Mt. Mansfield Animal Hospital in 1991. He lives in Jericho with his wife Ruth, two mixed breed dogs named Sandy and Walker, two cats named Pippin and Natasha, and a cockatiel named Bobbi.




Ruth Barningham

Ruth Barningham
Ruth is the business administrator for the hospital. She works mostly from home when she’s not planting the gardens, running errands or causing other trouble at the office.




Lynn Collins

Lynn Collins
Lynn has been with MMAH since 1985. She is a Certified Veterinary Technician and is our chief purchasing agent for medical supplies and food. When she’s not busy helping clients and patients or keeping us well stocked, she lives in Fletcher with her husband Raymond, their two children Emma and Isaac, and their cat Dodger.




Jennifer (Jenn) Franzen

Jenn FranzenJenn, a Certified Veterinary Technician, has been with us since 2000. She lives in Essex with her husband Chris and their daughters Payton and Arianna. They have a German Shorthaired Pointer Philotheir dog Philo, two cats Amber Fire and Domino, and a bunny named Flapjack who free roams around the house a lot of the time. When Jenn is not taking care of animals, she volunteers as an EMT with Essex Rescue.




Elise Baslow

Elise Baslow
Elise, a Certified Veterinary Technician, has worked for MMAH since 2001. She is our chief organizer. When she’s not rearranging the office or working with clients and patients, she lives in Underhill with her husband Russell, their daughter Hannah, son Brayden, two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels Ginny and Max, two cats Alex and Melman, a Guinea Pig Lucy and a dwarf hamster named Marshmallow. Elise is available for local pet sitting if you’re going to be traveling.




Renee Bitner

Renee Bitner
Renee has been with MMAH since 2007. She is our receptionist. When she’s not answering our phones, she lives in Fairfax. She has four children: Josh, Amanda, Cassie and Jaidyn. She became a grandmother for the first time in June 2013, when Colton was born. She is owned by 3 dogs: Mia, a Rottweiler; Dixie, a Pit Bull cross, and Bentley, a Chihuahua. Just ask her about dog breeds that get a bad rap!




Katelyn Little

Katelyn is a veterinary technician student and has worked for MMAH since 2016. When she is not busy studying or improving her technical skills, she is spending time with her husband Ben and their dog Louie.




Sara Bathalon

Sara Bathalon
Sara joined the staff in February 2010 as our part-time groomer. Sara completed her certificate work at the Connecticut Canine Grooming and Training School and worked in Burlington as a groomer before joining our staff.   Sara works every other Friday by appointment only so please call the office if you wish to take advantage of her services. She Lives in Jericho with her dog Loki and four cats Penny, Phoebe, Kumba and Pepper.



Office Info

Mon & Fri 7:30am – 5:30pm
Tues & Thurs: 7:30am – 7:30pm
Wednesday: 7:30am – 5:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 12:00pm
Sunday: Closed
Phone: (802) 899-4013
Fax: (802) 858-4267
Email: mmah4013@gmail.com
6 South Main Street
Jericho, Vermont 05465

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