About Us

The South Deerfield Veterinary Clinic was established in 1973 with the intent of providing quality veterinary care for both small and large animals in the western Massachusetts area.

Our Doctors


Samantha Clay, DVM

Dr Clay purchased the practice in 2021. Grew up in Western Mass and was active with the Mass 4-H equine program as a youth.

Dr Clay is a graduate of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr Clay looks forward to meeting all clients. She hopes to continue to serve large and small animal medical needs in town and in the surrounding communities. Everyone is welcome at South Deerfield Veterinary Clinic!

Andraya Cole, DVM MPH

Dr. Cole joined the practice in September 2021. Grew up in Central Massachusetts, and has enjoyed being back close to home. Dr Cole attended Hamilton College in upstate New York for undergraduate studies and Washington State University for Veterinary School. She also holds a masters in public health from the University of Minnesota.

Dr Cole enjoys the variety of mixed animal practice but particularly loves working with cats and small ruminants/camelids as well as client education. In her spare time, Dr Cole enjoys farming with her husband and daughter, doing jigsaw puzzles, and discovering new places for great food.

Our Staff

Photo Coming Soon Dr Aiden McGrath

We welcome our newest doctor to our team, Dr Aiden McGrath. Dr McGrath has joined our team and will be

treating companion and farm animals. We hope you will get to meet her soon when you come with your pets or

out on the farms. We are excited to have another doctor to allow us additional appointments and surgery

times available for our clients.

Shelley Wilson

Shelley is our Office Manager originally from Belchertown and currently resides in New Salem. She has a cat Stella and several chickens. In Shelley's free time she enjoys being outdoors, quilting and spending time at home with her family.

Holly Karrasch

Holly is a Certified Technician. Holly has been a Large and Small Animal Technician and Surgery Tech for us. On her time off you can find Holly relaxing and reading a book in her hammock hanging from her goat barn. Holly also has a cat named Muffin and a Bassett Hound lab cross named Bella.

Shayla Fiedler

Shayla is one of our Certified Technicians. Shayla has worked as a Small and Large animal Technician and as a surgery Technician. Shayla most interested in working wih the wildlife. At home she has 2 cats and far too many fish tanks. . In her free time she likes to draw, paint, and sculpt. She briefly worked in LA doing special effects for horror movies!

Lexi Matuzko

Lexi is a Large and Small Animal Technician for us. Lexi has had horses all of her life. Lexi owns a horse, a dog, and a cat. Lexi is a certified Equine Message Therapist. Lexi enjoys spending time with her friends and animals.

Lizzy Hardy

Lizzy has been one of our Intern Technicians, she currently is studying as a Pre-Vet Major at UMass. Lizzy will be a senior in the fall of 2023. She lives in Orange and has had horses all her life, she competes on the Umass Equestrian Team. Lizzie has also been active in the Mustang Adoption Program. At home Lizzie has chinchillas, geckos, turtles, and rabbits. In her spare time Lizzie enjoys training her Mustang, going on hikes with her dog Rowan

Emily Putnam

Emily is one of our experienced Receptionist. Emily has been at this clinic for many years and knows all the clients that come in. Emily pretty much loves everything cows.

Kirsten Leitner-Markert

Kirsten works as one of our Main Reception. Kirsten is great helping clients. She is particularly fond of dogs with beards. Kirsten enjoys being home with her family, pets and gardening. In her spare time she likes to walk the beach with her dog and cuddle with her pets.

Allison Devino

Allison joined our team of Intern Technician. Allison graduated from Smith Vocational School and will be attending Umass as a Pre-Vet Student in the fall of 2023. Allie will be with us over the summer as a exam room technician. Allison has had many accomplishments at a young age, which include winning the state dairy judging and winning 1st place in the state science fair for FFA. Allison future goals are to become a Veterinarian. Congratulations on your graduations.

Corey Raymond, Is a experience Veterinary Technician he has been in the field for several years Corey is one of our exam room technicians. Everyone loves Corey. Corey enjoys spending time with all our cats.

Katelyn Corey, Joined our team as a certified Technician, Kate has many years of experience as a technician. Kate lives on a farm with her many cows, pigs, chickens and enjoys her life with her family. Kate is taking the summer off to enjoy her kids.

Amanda Godin, With heavy hearts we would like to notify all that knew Amanda of her passing on 8/29/23. Amanda worked for many years as a Vet Technician before coming to us. Amanda worked as a Receptionist as part of our team. Amanda will be missed by our entire staff and friends.

Justice Tocker, Justice works as one of our main Receptionist. Justice enjoys working on our Facebook and Emails for the clinic. She loves cats, and cat related things. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her cats, and knitting. During her work hours, she enjoys spending time with Primo our clinic cat. Justice has taught him to Hi-Five.

Grace Clendenin, Is a senior this fall in the Smith Vocational Student in their Work Study Program. Grace is assisting in the exam rooms. In her spare time Grace is milking cows on her family farm and enjoys being in 4-H showing her cows. Good Luck at the Big E, maybe you will see her there.