Western Avenue Veterinary Clinic

54 Western Avenue
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819



Our Staff



Shannon is a Veterinary Technician and our primary surgical assistant. She grew up in a rural western Massachusetts town with her parents and brother. Shannon has always had a love for all animals, but horses have a special place in her heart. She has been avidly horseback riding since she was 10 years old.

Shannon attended Holyoke Community College in MA and graduated in 2013 with an associates degree in Veterinary Technology. She and her fiance Patrick moved to St. Johnsbury VT following her graduation. They love Vermont!

She has been working for Dr. Craig at WAVC for ~3 years. Shannon and Patrick's pets at home include a Morgan horse gelding named "Zim"; 3 cats - "Casey", "Rue" and "Gussy"; and a rescue Pitbull named "Vera".



Maggie has been loving and healing animals since she was a small child.  She followed that love out West, where she worked considerably with horses and cattle.  She was a horseback Wilderness Ranger for the U.S. Forest Service, a Wrangler at a dude ranch, and cowgirl on a cattle ranch.  While living on the dude ranch she found her soul mate, "Chief" a wise border collie.  They spent 15 years travelling, hiking and exploring wilderness areas on horseback.  

Maggie is now living in St. Johnsbury, the town where she grew up, with her cool rescue cat "Misu" and her son, Bodhi.  Maggie has been a practicing Veterinary Technician for 5 years, and absolutely loves it!


Sandy is a Veterinary Technician and our Office Manager.  She was born and raised in St. Johnsbury, and has been at the clinic since 1997.  Sandy puts her heart and soul into her work and our clients love her for it!  

She is an avid skier, sailor, biker and walker.  She loves spending time with her husband Rick and their children and grandchildren. But mostly you'll find her walking the Kingdom Trails with her dogs "Zella" and "Luke" and their dog friends.

Sandy also has a one-eyed cat named "Gracie", a no-eared cat named "Cora" and a great big fat cat named "Summer".



Leslie joined WAVC in February 2017. She has over 4 years of previous experience as a veterinary technician and has also worked at a local humane society. Leslie grew up in Barnet and recently moved back to St. Johnsbury after living in Central Vermont for the past 7 years.

While she enjoys animals of all shapes and sizes, Leslie is especially drawn to reptiles and has three of her own: a leopard gecko named Sydny, a ball python named G, and a corn snake named Vex. Her orange cat, Peaches, also allows Leslie to live with her.


As far as we know, Pongo was born on July 27th, 1996. He has lived in St. Johnsbury, specifically at Western Ave Vet Clinic, for the past 10 years. When he isn't (loudly!) reminding us to feed him, he can be found curled up in a sun spot or on his favorite pillow in the kennel room.