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Valleywide Veterinary Services

Valleywide Veterinary Services (VVS) is one of the oldest dairy and food animal veterinary practices in Vermont. Originally, it was called Cornwall Large Animal Clinic, and was founded by Mike Wood and Bob Taylor. It became Valleywide Veterinary Services in 1995, partnered by four veterinarians, Mike Wood, Bob Taylor, Jack Bouffard, and Drexel Wheeler. Today, Valleywide has four full time veterinarians: Drs. Rockwell, Martens, Bandoski, and Cijka. Valleywide is a full service food-animal practice. Although their focus is on the many dairy cattle farms in Addison county, they also provide services to sheep and goat owners. The practice offers reproductive ultrasonography and the development of herd synchronization plans. Additional services include a milk quality lab with aerobic and mycoplasma culturing, embryo transfer, and the development of treatment and vaccination protocols. Records analysis and Spanish/English employee training and translating are also available.

 

Valleywide offer externships to veterinary students who want to learn more about the dairy industry and food animals. This allows veterinary students to interact with both veterinarians, farmers, and animals, as well as learning the day-to day process of working at a large animal clinic.

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Meet the Team

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Dr. Dave Rockwell has been with Valleywide since moving to Vermont in 2002. He is currently the sole owner at the practice. Dave grew up on a small dairy farm in New York State and graduated from the Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999.

 

While at Cornell, Dave met his wife Karen DeMoy. Karen is a small animal veterinarian who works at the Animal Hospital of Hinesburg. Together, they live in Orwell with their children Heather, Natalie and Elisabeth. Dave's professional interests include setting up and evaluating reproductive programs, embryo transfer, obstetrics and surgery.

 

While not at work, Dave enjoys spending his free time working outdoors, gardening, brewing and running. Dave and his family also occasionally host veterinary students that are doing externships at Valleywide. It's a great opportunity to promote dairy medicine while meeting future colleagues in the profession.

David Rockwell, DVM

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Elizabeth Martens, DVM 

Dr. Elizabeth Martens joined Valleywide Veterinary Services in June, 2020. Having grown up on a farm in the Finger Lakes region of New York, she developed her love of cows from an early age. She raised organic replacement heifers as an FFA project throughout high school, then went on to obtain her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science with a focus on dairy nutrition at Cornell University.

 

In 2014, she joined the Peace Corps and served for 2 years as an agriculture volunteer in Panama. Her work focused on beef cattle husbandry including training farmers in artificial insemination. She also worked with a women’s small business group, taught English, and started a library in the local primary school. Elizabeth frequently uses her skills in teaching and Spanish to support the Hispanic workforce in Vermont through on-farm training and translation.

 

Elizabeth is a 2020 graduate of the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine and a 2019 graduate of the Summer Dairy Institute. Her professional interests include calf health, milking systems and employee training.

 

Elizabeth and her husband, Jorge live in Leicester, along with their daughter Violet. Jorge is an agronomist from Panama. They enjoy gardening, hiking and kayaking together with their dog, Colita and newly adopted farm  cat, Leslie. 

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Stephanie Bandoski, DVM

Steph grew up in Western Massachusetts with dogs, cats, and horses. She went to undergrad at the University of Rochester in Western New York State. During her summers, she started working with a large animal vet and fell in love with the dairy industry. She graduated from Veterinary School at Cornell University in 2022 after focusing on production medicine. Though dairy is her passion, she enjoys working with creatures both large and small. Outside of work, you’ll find Steph outside running, hiking, or kayaking with her main adventure buddy, Buttons, her cat. She is excited to be working in the area and meeting all of our clients. 

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Emma Cijka, DVM 

Dr. Emma Cijka grew up on a small goat dairy in Hubbardton where she first became interested in veterinary medicine and met the vets of Valleywide. Emma has ridden with Valleywide on and off since high school, and is excited to be back working in the area!

Emma studied Animal Science at Cornell where she gained experience with sheep prior to starting vet school. She focused on dairy production medicine throughout vet school, completing Summer Dairy Institute in 2022, and graduated from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in May 2023. Emma is looking forward to all aspects of the profession, but is especially interested in milk quality and small ruminant medicine.

 

In her free time, Emma enjoys baking, kayaking, swimming, cross-country skiing, and spending time with family.

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Glen Cousineau, DVM

Dr. Glen Cousineau is a native-Vermonter who grew up in Goshen. He joined Valleywide Veterinary Services fresh out of vet school in 1990 and became a partner with the clinic. Glen graduated from Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine. Glen is married to Krista Thomas, who was an owner of Thomas Dairy in Rutland. Glen and Krista live in Shoreham. They have two adult children, Claudia and Will.  Dr. Cousineau retired at the end of 2023, but still does relief work with the practice.

Glen raises beef cows and sheep. His professional interests Include obstetrics and surgery. In his free time, Glen takes care of the family farm. He's an avid hunter and loves the outdoors.

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Krystal (Schisel) Ingwersen, Receptionist, LVT

Krystal is the receptionist and office manager at Valleywide.  She has worked previously at Dairy Doctors Veterinary Services in Wisconsin for 6 years before moving out to Vermont. Krystal has 11 years of veterinary experience both working in large and small animal veterinary practices. Krystal has her associates’ degree in veterinary technology. Krystal enjoys spending time with her husband Michael, their dog Stella, cats Sushi, Mittens & Luna as well as their colorful variety of ducks. Krystal also enjoys traveling, trying out new recipes, wood burning & helping to work on old vehicles.

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Kim Miner,
Office Manager

Kim Miner is a long-time employee at Valleywide Veterinary Services. She started working at Valleywide in 1991 when it was Cornwall Large Animal Clinic. She was the office manager for many years and kept things running as smoothly as possible.  Kim has retired from her regular position but will still be filling in from time to time when she is not busy camping with her husband Jim and traveling to see grandkids. 

Kim has two sons, Adam and Aaron and three grandchildren. She was a 4-H Dairy leader and the family showed cattle.  In her spare time, Kim enjoys camping, gardening, photography and spending time with family and friends.

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