North Country Animal Health Center

16760 NYS Route 3
Watertown, NY 13601

(315)785-9505

northcountryanimals.com

Management


Practice Owners

Dr. Plante and Dr. Dewey

Pictured here with their daughter, Emily, and their pets


Tina Graham, CVPM - Practice Manager


In 1997, Tina was hired by her current employers, Dr. David Plante and Dr. Teresa Dewey. Tina was very enthusiastic about working in veterinary medicine, andDr. Plante's practice offered her many opportunities to grow. During her time here, she has seen much change including moving thepractice from a 1700 sq. ft. facility, into a new, ultra modern 6300 sq.ft. facility.  Today, the North Country Animal HealthCenter is the premier veterinary practice in Northern NY dealing withdomestic animals and exotics and the only one North of Syracuse to holdAAHA certification.

Tina began seeking certification as Veterinary Practice Manager in 2000, knowing that it would benefit her and the practice.  After two years of study and much support from the practice owners, she successfully tested and gained the title of CVPM. Of the over 15,000 veterinary practices in the U.S. and Canada, only alittle over 100 managers have earned this distinction.  Thecertification program measure the knowledge and experience necessary tosuccessfully manage the ever-changing business environment of today'sveterinary practices and requires a continued commitment to furtherimprovement through continuing education. Tina's continuing educationconsists of attending many conferences throughout the U.S. and Canada aswell as participating in on-line courses.   She is currently themoderator for the Management Board on VetMedTeam.com and teaches severalon-line courses through this site as well.

Tina lives in Chaumont with husband,Roger ; dogs, Steven and Stewie; and cats: Sammy, Siixty. She enjoys spending time with her Daughter, Fiance and 2 grandsons. She enjoys camping, boating and crafts.


Tim Plante - Maintenance Manager

Tim has been a valued employee of the North Country Animal Health Center for a great number of years.  He is the head of the maintenance department…a true "jack of all trades".  He keeps the mechanics of the practice running smoothly on a daily basis. Inhis spare time, Tim enjoys sailing/boating, kayaking, tinkering aroundhis house, flying remote control helicopters as well as playingkeyboards and singing lead in the local legendary band "Shagnasty".  Tim resides in Watertown with his long-time companion Kathy.  He also has 3 beautiful daughters: Tasha, Stacey and Ariel; and two cats (Jasmine and Jake).


Barbara Lawrence - Office Manager

Barbarais originally from Indiana.  She has worked in veterinary practices inLouisiana, California and Missouri before moving to the Watertown area. Barbara resides in Evans Mills with her husband Steve, along with dogs (Chichi and Ollie) and cats ( Chip, Dale, Emmaand Hannah). In addition, she has also taken in two bassets from a theSPCA, Georgie and Buddy. Barbara's extensive experience in veterinarymedicine has made her a wonderful addition to our staff.