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, their horse Fred, two mixed breed dogs named Sandy and Walker, three cats named OT, Missy and Pippin, 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, their dog Ada and two cats named Oliver and Dodger.



Jennifer (Jenn) Franzen

Jenn FranzenJenn, a Certified Veterinary Technician, is our Director of Public Relations. She has been with us since 2000 and when she’s not thinking up new ways for us to be more visible in the community, you’ll find her on our phone lines or helping clients face to face. She lives in Colchester with her husband Christopher, their daughters Payton and Arianna, a Guinea Pig named Panda and their dog Philo, a German Shorthaired Pointer.



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 Ava and Ginny, two cats CJ and Minnow, two Guinea Pigs Lucy and Pumpkin Pie, and chickens. 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 and is studying to be a Veterinary Technician. 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!



Eadye Butler

Eadye Butler
Eadye graduated in 2008 from Vermont Technical School’s Veterinary Technician program. She worked at Colchester then Milton Vet Hospital until she joined our staff in August of 2010. She is recently engaged to Tyler Button. Eadye enjoys hiking, fishing, gardening, camping and mostly being outside with her German Shorthaired Pointer, Zandra.



Dr. Nancy J. Firey, DVM, CVA

Dr. Nancy J. Firey
Nancy graduated from Virginia Tech Veterinary School in 1992 and moved to Vermont to practice soon after. In 2006 she became a Certified Veterinary Chiropractor and in 2007 she became a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist. Dr. Firey works with Dr. Barningham to provide holistic solutions for pets with stubborn problems. She is in our offices by appointment on Mondays. She lives in Richmond with her husband, two children and their menagerie.



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 joing our staff.   Sara works on Fridays by appointment only so please call the office if you wish to take advantage of her services. She is owned by a pug named Clarabella.



 Katelyn Little


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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