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


Shelley Wilson

Shelley is our Office Manager originally from Belchertown and currently resides in New Salem. She has a cat Stella and several chickens.

She was in 4-H for many years and, showed Arabian horses that her family raised. 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 from Vermont Technical College.

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, on top of being a Small Animal Technician she is also a Large Animal Technician. Shayla has done volunteer work in Peru helping Alpaca farmers.

At home she has 2 cats and far too many fish tanks. Shayla is currently studying to get her state license for wildlife rehabilitation to continue our tradition working with wildlife. 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 graduated from Bancroft School of Massage in 2022. Lexi is a certified Equine Message Therapist. Lexi enjoys spending time with her friends and animals.

Donna McCartney

Donna has been here as a small animal Technician for many years.

Donna lives in Greenfield with her 3 dogs and a cat. In her spare time Donna enjoys visiting with her son his family, exercising and being outdoors.

Lizzy Hardy

Lizzy is a Intern Technician and has been with us since March 2021. She currently is studying as a Pre-Vet Major at UMass.

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 Front Desk Receptionist. Emily has been at this clinic for many years and knows all the clients that come in.

Emily lives in Conway with her Brown Swiss cows that she raises and shows. Emily pretty much loves everything cows.

Kirsten Leitner-Markert

Kirsten works at our Front Reception. She joined our team in 2021.

Kirsten is great helping clients and, is the one with crazy hair! 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 is a student at Smith Vocational School. Allison is a senior she will be with us for her work study program.

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.

Katelynn Corey, Recently joined our team of Technicians. Katelyn will be one of our surgical and exam room Technicians. Kate has come to us with years of experience. Katelyn lives on a farm with her many cows, pigs, and chickens and enjoys her life with her family.

Harley Senn is our newest Technician who is new to the field. Harley was a 4-Her and showed her horses over the years. We are glad to have her join our staff.

Franky Fiordalisi, is an Intern Technician with us. Frankie is a currently studying as a Pre-Vet Major at UMass. Frankie lives with her family in New York when she is not at school. Frankie hopes to go on to Vet School.

Justice Tocker, works at our Front Reception. Justice joined our team in 2021. Justice enjoys working on our Facebook and Emails for the clinic. She enjoys cats, cat related things, and more cats. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her cats, and knitting. During her work hours, she enjoys spending time with your cats.

Rachel Staub, is also a Intern Technician with us. Rachel is currently going to Umass as a Pre-Vet Student. Rachel is from CT and has worked at an emergency clinic as a technician for the last few years. Rachel aspires to become a Vet.

Amanda Godin recently joined our team at the front desk. Amanda has worked for many years as a technician. We are happy to have her. Amanda enjoys hiking on her days off.