Countryside Veterinary Clinic, LLP

7364 Utica Blvd.
Lowville, NY 13367





Dr. Charles Allen

Dr. Charles Allen grew up on a dairy farm in rural New Hampshire. Coming from a family of veterinarians, his interest in animal medicine was a natural choice as he received his Bachelor of Science degree from University of New Hampshire in 1973, continued his education at Cornell University and earned his DVM in 1977. Chuck immediately started working in the Lowville area after graduation, spending 90% of his time practicing large animal medicine .

In 1997, he became a full time small animal doctor for the practice and by 2003 had developed an alternative technique for ACL repair in dogs. Dr. Allen currently schedules surgery and medical appointments for small animal patients at both  Lowville and Otter Lake clinics. 

Chuck and his wife Caryn live in Lowville, where they have raised three children (Emilie, Jordan and Braden) In his spare time, Chuck prefers to spend quiet time in the woods fishing, hiking and canoeing.



Dr. Peter OstrumDr. Peter Ostrum
Clinic Partner

Dr. Peter Ostrum graduated from Cornell University with his veterinary degree in 1984. After completing an internship with the ambulatory department at the University of Florida Veterinary School, Dr. Ostrum joined the staff at Countryside Veterinary Clinic of Lowville, NY.

Currently, as a senior partner at the clinic, Dr. Ostrum enjoys working on small and large dairy farms,concentrating on dairy production medicine, nutrition, NYSCHAP (New York State Cattle Health Assurance Program) and embryo transfer. Working closely with farm owners and their families has been a great source of satisfaction for Dr. Ostrum as the family farm has evolved over the past 25 years.

Dr. Ostrum has recently been featured on "Vets on Call", a reality series sponsored by Pfizer Animal Health. This series provides a unique glimpse into the daily life of a rural dairy veterinarian. By drawing attention to rural food animal practitioners, the intent of the series is to highlight the natural bond between veterinarians and their dairy clients. As our nation's population becomes less involved with modern agricultural practices, it is hoped that the "You-Tube" videos will help educate consumers and draw potential students toward food animal practice as a viable career choice.



Dr. Stacy Kenyon
Clinic Partner

Dr. Stacy Kenyon grew up on a dairy farm in the Finger Lakes region of New York before attending Kenyon College (Gambier, OH) where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1995 and Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, graduating with DVM in 1999. Stacy joined CVC shortly after graduation and has specialized in mixed-animal practice since then.

Stacy currently schedules surgery and medical appointments for small animal patients at both Lowville and Carthage locations and devotes one day a week to dairy and equine clients.

Stacy and her husband, Barry Widrick, have two children (Kaitlyn and Nathan) and live in Lowville. Favorite activities include camping, running, and spending time with family and friends.





Dr. Craig Pauly
Clinic Partner

Dr. Craig Pauly grew up on a 120 cow dairy farm in South Central Kansas. He earned his Bachelors Degree in Biology and Chemistry from Pittsburg State University and continued his education at the Kansas State University School of Veterinary Medicine where he earned his Master's degree in Biomedical Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree.  Dr. Pauly joined Countryside Veterinary Clinic in 2012 practicing both large and small animal medicine. He currently schedules appointments for small animal patients at our Lowville and Boonville (Foothills) offices. He also travels our vast practice area providing large animal services for dairy, beef, and equine owners.  

During his time off he enjoys watching, playing and attending sporting events of all kinds with a particular interest in football, as he had played college football when attending Pittsburg State University. He also enjoys hunting, fishing, hiking, and the great outdoors.





Dr. Kyle Burbank

Dr. Kyle Burbank is a 1989 graduate of Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine.  Dr. Burbank performs large animal work, primarily dairy.  





Dr. Kelli Hanno

Dr. Kelli Hanno grew up on a small, tie-stall dairy farm in Cherry Valley, NY. In her few, short years "off the farm," she received her undergraduate degree in Geology from Oberlin College (Oberlin, Ohio) and traveled throughout the continental United States and overseas. She then accepted her dairy destiny and attended Cornell's School of Veterinary Medicine. Kelli joined CVC shortly after graduation in 2009 and has focused on dairy practice almost exclusively since that time.

She keeps busy coaching the Lewis County Dairy bowl teams, being a board member of the local Farm Bureau and vice chair of the Lewis County Cornell Cooperative Extension's Agricultural Committee. She also enjoys the lovely outdoors of northern NY.

Kelli and her hubby Ben Hanno are also busy remodeling their new home/farmstead and getting excited about all the non-milking animals they will someday own.





Dr. Colleen MacLachlan-Jenny

Dr. Colleen MacLachlan-Jenny grew up in Boonville, NY. Graduating at the top of her class, Colleen received both her BS and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University in 2001 and 2005, respectively.

Dr. Colleen practices small animal medicine and surgery at Countryside's Otter Lake and Lowville locations. She currently resides in Remsen, NY with her husband (Tim) and son (Trent).

Her interests include hiking the Adirondack High Peaks, skiing, and running.






Dr. Jennifer Nightingale


Dr. Jennifer Nightingale grew up in Columbia County, NY and attended Middlebury College in Vermont, where she was a student of architecture. She later realized that the office lifestyle was not for her, and soon after graduation she pursued her lifelong dream of becoming a large animal vet. Jen attended the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell where she was an active member of both bovine and equine organizations. She graduated in May 2011 with a specialization in Production Animal Medicine.


Jen practices mixed large animal medicine at Countryside Veterinary Clinic, working mostly with cows and horses, with a day here and there thrown in enjoying the small animal side of things. Her interactions with farmers and pet owners are the highlight of her day.




Dr. Jennifer Howard

Dr. Jennifer Howard graduated from The Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. She grew up in a small town in Western Massachusetts and attended Framingham State University (Framingham, MA) where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in 2004. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine but has a special interest in cytology and dermatology as well as being involved in the community.

She splits her time in both the Lowville and Carthage locations practicing small animal medicine and surgery.

Dr. Howard looks forward to getting to know both the clients and patients and feels very fortunate to have found a place like Countryside Veterinary Clinic where she can continue to grow as a veterinarian both in the hospital setting and in the community.

Dr. Howard shares her house with 2 dogs. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, hiking, gardening, exploring the area, and spending time with friends and family.





Dr. Terry Hausserman

Dr. Terry Hausserman grew up in a small town in Iowa.  He always had an interest in working with animals and as a child pursued this interest by working on beef farms and helping with crops for various farmers in his home town.  He attended Iowa State University (ISU) where he graduated in 1986 with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine.  Dr. Hausserman met his wife Diane while they attended ISU, married in 1984 and moved to Boonville in 1986 where Dr. Hausserman found employment at Foothills Veterinary Clinic owned by Dr. James Pawlicki.

In 1994, Dr. Hausserman went into partnership with Dr. Pawlicki eventually buying Foothills Veterinary Clinic in 2003.  Foothills,  now a subsidiary of Countryside Veterinary Clinic as of 2013, is where he practices both large and small animal medicine. 

On his days off, he enjoys hunting and golfing all while looking forward to his annual hiking trip with wife Diane to the Rocky Mountains.  Dr. Hausserman and Diane have two children, Rachel and Rebecca, who have both pursued careers in the human medical field.





Dr. Molly Pauly

Dr. Molly Pauly grew up in Terre Haute, Indiana. She knew she wanted to be a veterinarian from the time she was in the 4th grade.

Molly received a Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana State University in 2007, before moving west to Kansas for veterinary school. She completed her DVM degree at Kansas State University in 2011 and has been practicing small animal medicine in Central NY since then.

Molly also met her husband Dr. Craig Pauly while in veterinary school. They married in 2014, and now have two beautiful daughters. When Molly is not helping animals, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, hiking, and working on her "side hustle" of crocheting.  




Dr. Megan Gargas


Dr. Megan Gargas grew up in Central New York graduating from SUNY Poly in 2014 with a Bachelors of Science in Biology. She continued on to Kansas State University where she received her degree in Veterinary Medicine in 2019. The Lowville area is one of her favorite places and she was impressed by the clinic during her student mentorship and shadowing experiences. Megan joined CVC shortly after graduation and has an interest in mixed-animal practice.


Dr. Gargas practices small animal medicine and surgery at Countryside’s Foothill’s, Carthage, and Lowville locations.


Her interests include hiking, kayaking, camping, reading, singing, playing sports, and spending time with family.




Dr. Kaylee Kreft


Dr. Kaylee Kreft, one of our mixed-animal practitioners, is originally from northern Michigan. She joined Countryside Veterinary Clinic shortly after graduating from veterinary school in 2018. Dr. Kreft was drawn to the team atmosphere at CVC as well as the opportunities to practice both large and small animal medicine.

Dr. Kreft earned her Bachelor of Science from Central Michigan University and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Michigan State University.
In her spare time, Dr. Kreft enjoys all the outdoor activities the North Country has to offer, especially hiking with her dog.




Dr. Katrina Amberg


Dr. Katrina Amberg grew up in the Finger Lakes, spending time with her neighbor’s horses and working on a local dairy farm. She graduated Cornell University in 2015 with her Bachelor's in Animal Science, focusing on dairy cattle. During her time at Cornell, she interned at both large and small animal clinics, furthering her love for creatures of all sizes.

Dr. Amberg graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 2019. There she was able to gain further experience in the dairy industry, as well as work on a nearby sheep farm. She has worked as a mixed animal practitioner in the Finger Lakes, but is excited to be up in the North Country.

Dr. Amberg is interested in dairy production medicine and small animal preventative care. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors, music, theatre and spending time with her cat, Miri.




Dr. Sarah Zeger


Dr. Sarah Zeger grew up in Rochester, NY and knew she wanted to become a veterinarian from a young age. She received her Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from the University of Vermont in 2016 where she focused in dairy science. She went on to attend Cornell University where she received her DVM degree in 2020.


Dr. Zeger joined the CVC team shortly after graduation and is currently practicing both large and small animal medicine and surgery. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and kayaking with her beagles Leni and Cricket as well as spending time with her cat Willow and rabbit Nellie.