Dr. Jon Stokes
Dr. Stokes, more commonly referred to as just "Doc", is the senior partner
of the Green Mountain Animal Hospital. He is known throughout the community for his compassion,
understanding and love of animals. In 2002, "Doc" was the recipient of the Humane Society of Chittenden
County's June Davis Award for his long term dedication to their organization and the veterinary medical
profession. During the ceremony he was knighted and proclaimed "Supervet". Originally from New Jersey,
"Doc" is a graduate of The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. (We have been
warned not to divulge what year!) "Doc" is now mostly retired, spending the winter in Florida and
traveling to other interesting ports of call during the year. If you are lucky, however, you may
catch him still seeing clients every once in a while!
Dr. Gene Courtright
Dr. Courtright can be distinguished from the other doctors at
GMAH because of his southern accent! Originally from Bogalusa, Louisiana, and a graduate of The Oklahoma
State University College of Veterinary Medicine, he made the move to Vermont, after a few years in
California, "sometime" in the 1980's and became a partner in the mid 1990's. Dr. Courtright enjoys
driving through the VT countryside and paddling his home-built boats on quiet waters. Looking eagerly
toward retirement, Dr. Courtright is trimming his time spent at GMAH. He is always willing however to
offer his advice on retirement investments!
Dr. Elizabeth Alton
The third partner is Dr. Alton. She was born in NH, raised in
western MA, schooled in MA & MN, graduated from Tufts Veterinary School (now called the Cummings
School of Veterinary Medicine) in their second class, practiced in MA and moved to Vermont in 1990.
In 1995, she settled down here at the Green Mountain Animal Hospital, where she became a partner in
2000. Dr. Alton loves to knit, bird, spin yarn, read, cook, bake, garden, kayak, play handbells, bike,
hike, paddle/steer/coach dragonboats, curl, and….oh, yeah….practice veterinary medicine. She enjoys
Vermont and finds it a great place to do all these things! She lives in Georgia, VT with her husband
Ray, her rescued Bernese Mountain Dog, Logan and several pet birds. Having an office located in the
center of South Burlington and still have Carolina Wrens, Winter Wrens, Pileated Woodpeckers,
Northern Cardinals, and other birds singing and nesting right in the back yard is a joy. Where else,
but Vermont, could that happen?
Dr. Kerry Lindemuth
Dr. Kerry Lindemuth graduated from Cornell University. Her experience includes
both day practice and emergency practice. She will tell you she is game to treat "anything with hair
or fur". She has practiced in 4 states, and has an assortment of pets that found her along the way.
She enjoys her role as a resource in helping pet owners care for their pets from youth to old age.
Her special interests include internal medicine, critical care, exotic pets, and geriatric pet
Dr. Dina Bahrawy
Dr. Bahrawy completed her pre-veterinary training at UVM and graduated from
Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. Following an internship in small animal
medicine and surgery at a referral hospital in coastal Maine, she returned to Vermont with her family.
Special veterinary interests include dermatology, oncology and geriatric canine health. In her free
time, she enjoys hiking with her dogs, canoeing with her husband, growing very tall sunflowers with
her daughters and singing with the South Burlington Community Chorus.
Dr. Mark Murray
Mark is originally from Texas but considers Vermont his adopted home.
Originally he went to school for physics and worked as an engineer for Lockheed-Martin in New Mexico and then IBM right here in Essex Junction,
before finally going back to school to become a veterinarian. Mark received his veterinary degree
from Tufts University and completed an internship at Cornell University before becoming an
emergency veterinarian in Cape Cod. He enjoys ice hockey, cycling, hiking, motorsports, or just
basically "fixing things". His favorite aspect of veterinary medicine is surgery but enjoys the
challenge of working with clients to solve all manner of ailments.
Mark lives in Burlington with his cat, Chela.
Dr. Simone Kratochvil-Meertens
Dr. Kratochvil was born in the Netherlands and graduated from Utrecht University
in 2001. She worked as a small animal veterinarian in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands before
moving to the USA in 2004, where she worked in a feline hospital in upstate New York. After meeting
her husband, she practiced in Ithaca, NY for a time before moving to Lebanon, NH where she has been
for the past 4 years.
She enjoys most aspects of canine and feline medicine, and is a member of the American
Association of Feline Practitioners. Dr. Kratochvil enjoys running, hiking with her dogs, boating in
the summer and playing in the snow in the winter... something she is looking forward to doing a lot
here in Vermont! Dr. Kratochvil lives in Burlington with her husband Eric and their 2 rescued mutts,
Pablo and Floortje.
1693 Williston Road
South Burlington, Vermont
1372 North Avenue