Veterinarian: Lydia Aris, VMD:
“My mom always said that I was born to be a veterinarian. I just love animals, and I always wanted to help them.”
as a veterinarian. Dr. Aris graduated from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry with a Bachelor of Science, then received her Veterinary Medical Degree from University of Pennsylvania. Prior to opening Southern Hills Veterinary Hospital, she had been working as a relief veterinarian. This has given her a great opportunity to see and work in many different veterinary practices.
Dr. Aris was born in the Czech Republic and came to the US when she was five. She grew up in Cazenovia. She has lived in the Tully area for 13 years with her husband and two children. She enjoys outdoor activities. The whole family snowboards during the winter and hikes, swims, and camps in the summer. Professionally, Dr. Aris has been a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, New York State Veterinary Society, and CNY Veterinary Medical Association since graduation. For 10 years, she served as the CNYVMA treasurer and continues to be on the executive board. She is also a member of the American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners, and Association of Sugar Glider Veterinarians.
Veterinary Technician: Sarah:
Sarah grew up in Paradise Valley, Arizona and moved to Cortland, New York in 1999. She lives with her two children, two dogs, two cats, and a hedge hog . She has always loved animals and grew up with many dogs, cats and other fur babies.
She is currently going to San Juan College to get her Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology and can’t wait to learn everything about caring for animals. Sarah’s favorite past times are spending time with her family, traveling, scrapbooking and crafting.
Veterinary Technician/Groomer: Brooke:
We are thrilled to welcome Brooke to the SHVH team! Brooke grew up in Marcellus, NY. She has four children and three dogs. She has spent most of her life working with animals. Brooke has been a groomer for about 10 years, but started out working as a veterinary technician. She missed working in a veterinary hospital and recently joined our staff as a technician and groomer.
Dawn lives in Otisco with her husband, son and 3 pugs. She loves working with animals and is a great addition to our team.
Stephanie has been with us as an Intern this year and we loved her so much that we hired her for the summer. Stephanie is a pre-veterinary student at SUNY Cortland.
And our Wonderful Volunteers
Megan and Amanda