Meet the Team at Animal Hospital of Hinesburg
Led by renowned experts who love your pet like you do, our devoted team at Animal Hospital of Hinesburg in Hinesburg, VT is driven, compassionate, and accomplished, excelling at the top of our game. Because when the stakes are this high, we settle for no less.
Your Trusted Veterinary Team in Hinesburg, VT
Dr. Rich Armstrong
About Dr. Armstrong
Dr. Patrick Leavey
About Dr. Leavey
Dr. Leavey returned to Vermont in 2009 after veterinary school at Tufts University. Pat has enjoyed being with the team at Hinesburg since 2014 and became an owning partner in 2019. Pat loves working with dogs and cats, but he also has an interest in working with exotic species, including reptiles, small mammals, and poultry. Pat’s areas of focus are surgery, dentistry, and ultrasounds. He and his wife, Anna, live with their son and daughter. They also have three pets: Fred, their black Lab, Frankie, a chocolate lab, and Theodosia, their quirky cat. When not at the hospital, he is usually having fun with his family and friends or playing music.
Dr. Ellen Foster
About Dr. Foster
Dr. Karen DeMoy
About Dr. DeMoy
We welcomed Dr. DeMoy into our practice in 2016. She graduated from the Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. Dr. DeMoy practiced mixed animal medicine, focusing on small animals, for three years in central New York before moving back to Vermont in 2002. Karen lives in Orwell with her husband, Dave, a large animal veterinarian, and their three daughters. When not shuttling her children to their various activities, she also enjoys gardening, needlework, crochet, felting, and is an avid reader of all topics. At home, Karen’s extended family includes a border collie mix named Moxie, a Havanese named Dottie, a miniature poodle named Harre, and Melon the cat. They also have a leopard gecko, turtle, guinea pig, rat, and many chickens.
Dr. Kara Palac
About Dr. Palac
Dr. Kara Palac grew up in New England and considers Vermont to be her favorite place in the world. She was thrilled to join The Animal Hospital of Hinesburg team and come home in 2020. She graduated from the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University in 2014. After graduation, she worked at a mixed-animal practice in central New York state for two years. She then spent over three years in New Jersey, focusing on practicing high-quality small animal medicine and performing routine surgeries. Her clients appreciate her candid approach towards taking care of their pets, as well as her dry sense of humor.
For fun, Dr. Palac enjoys running half marathons (she has a goal to run one in all 50 states), baking cookies, watching Netflix, and relaxing with her husky, Ginger, and her horse, Koko.
Dr. Jennifer Elliott
About Dr. Elliott
Dr. Garrett Levin
About Dr. Levin
Since his residency, Dr. Levin has served as Staff Surgeon at small animal referral and emergency hospitals in California and New Jersey, as well as Chief of Surgery in Massachusetts and Vermont. Dr. Levin has received board certification and is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. His areas of special interest include orthopedic surgery and soft tissue surgery. Dr. Levin is trained in the Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) surgical procedure for the treatment of cranial cruciate ligament rupture and has performed thousands of these procedures in his career.
Veterinary Technician Supervisor
Client Service Representatives
Winnie Standeven is a recent graduate of UVM with an animal science major and biology minor. Ever since she was four, she knew she wanted to be a veterinarian and felt a beautiful connection with animals. She is from Medford, MA, and currently lives in Charlotte, VT. She is the barn manager of Stryker Stables, where she also boards her horse King, a nineteen-year-old thoroughbred. She has ridden horses since the age of five, and in her spare time, she loves to ride King, take him on the trails, or take her three dogs (Juno, Percy, and Calypso) on a hike. She hopes to become an equine veterinarian someday and live on a farm with as many animals as possible!
Bio coming soon!
Camden grew up in Vermont and attended school at Castleton University. She joined the team in 2022 looking to extend her knowledge for her passion. She has been caring for animals since she was a child, always having animals in the home and fostering many litters of kittens. She now lives in Burlington with her boyfriend Peter and their two dogs Lilly and Charlie. The four of them enjoy hiking, going to the beach and sitting on the couch together.