About Us

Many people make up the behind-the-scenes and front line activity at Vergennes Animal Hospital. From the minute you enter the hospital, any number of staff members will be there to assist you and your pets.

Meet Our Doctors!

Mark Basol, DVM, CVA

I have practiced and owned Vergennes Animal Hospital (VAH) since 1987. Over the years, the practice has changed in scope, however, the one constant is my commitment to the pets and their owners that we serve. I enjoy the pets and the people they come with – from the 5th generation Vermonter to the newly-arrived.

Growing up in large farm family of six in eastern North Dakota I have always been connected to animals – large and small. We were blessed with great pets to play with, horses to ride, cows to milk, and an occasional pig to round out the menagerie. These experiences lead me to an animal science degree at North Dakota State University (go Bison!), then on to veterinary school at Iowa State University (go Cyclones!).

My veterinary career began in a primarily large animal practice in northeast Iowa. And while the town of Oelwein was good to us, my wife Julie and I were feeling the pull to find our forever home. It was the skiing that lured us to Vermont yet it’s the sailing that continues to make the summers so appealing to us.

Julie and I reside in North Ferrisburgh with our Stabyhoun dog, Dirk and foster cat named, Temp (short for Temporary). With 2017 marking our 30th year in Vermont, we remain committed to the community for which we live and work.

Greg Carlton, DVM

Dr. Greg Carlton is a native of rural North Carolina and joined VAH in 2013 right out of vet school. He received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Purdue University after previously majoring in biochemistry at the University of North Carolina. His areas of veterinary interest include preventative medicine, internal medicine, and dentistry. Outside of work he enjoys fishing, hiking, obstacle course racing and spending time with his wife, Heather, and their five dogs.

Carrie Olson, DVM

Dr. Carrie Olson grew up in New Jersey with a variety of pets. She knew she wanted to be a veterinarian from the time she was young. She moved to New England to attend college at Tufts University, where she majored in biology and archaeology. After graduating in 2006, she continued to Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine where she worked in the busy emergency room as a student technician and was involved in the local animal-assisted therapy group.

After receiving her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine with honors in 2010, Dr. Carrie moved out to Seattle where she completed a yearlong internship in internal medicine, surgery, and emergency medicine. She spent a year working in an emergency and referral hospital in Seattle, then moved to a busy 24-hour general practice in Bellevue, Washington. After a time, she and her husband moved back home to the East Coast to be closer to her family.

Dr. Carrie is delighted to join the team at VAH. She enjoys the daily challenges of veterinary practice and loves helping clients build bonds with their pets throughout their lives. Her particular professional interests lie in internal medicine, infectious diseases, geriatric medicine, and critical care and she looks forward to expanding her knowledge as part of the VAH team.

When not working, Dr. Carrie likes to hike and cook with her husband, cuddle with her two cats, and take walks with her dog, Leo. She is looking forward to exploring the beautiful Vermont outdoors and the delicious local food scene.

Rebecca Sevy, DVM

Dr. Rebecca Sevy joined VAH in 2012 after completing a rotating small animal internship at Burlington Emergency Veterinary Specialists (BEVS) in Williston. Dr. Becca attended The University of Vermont as an undergrad with a major in animal science. Participating in UVM’s Cooperative for Real Education in Agricultural Management (CREAM) program cemented her dedication to veterinary medicine. She obtained her veterinary degree in 2011 from Western University of Health Sciences in Southern California.

Enjoying all aspects of companion animals lead her to pursue a general veterinary practice focus. She loves it all everyday, particularly internal medicine, preventative health and pain relief management.

Attending UVM introduced Dr. Becca to Vermont and everything it has to offer. The state has just the right mix of environments – rural and city, companion animals, natural food, and friendly people. Her love stuck with her as she traveled to California, Colorado, and returned again after finishing vet school.

Dr. Becca lives in Charlotte with her husband Bryan, a dairy herdsman for a farm in Ferrisburgh. They have two young boys, Camden and Emmett, who love to visit the clinic. Along with some of Bryan’s cows, her dog Bree and cat Millie round out their family. Bree is a lovable mixed breed from the Franklin County Humane Society. Millie is a scared-y cat, part feral from the streets of California.

When not at the animal hospital, Dr. Becca enjoys to run, play with her boys and Bree, hike, read, and cook. Or maybe more accurately, eat yummy food!

Meet Our Veterinary Technicians!

Anna – Veterinary Technician

Anna is a native Vermonter who grew up in Addison County. Her love for animals stems from the time she spent on her family’s dairy farm as a child. Anna studied animal science at The University of Vermont and worked as a veterinary technician at another animal hospital for several years before joining the VAH team in 2016. In her free time, Anna manages Open View Farm, a small diversified farm in New Haven and enjoys hiking, riding horses, and traveling.

Dale Eriksen – Veterinary Technician

Dale knew from a young age he wanted a career working with animals. He grew up in Vergennes and worked in the kennel at VAH during high school. Dale graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Castleton University in 2017 and rejoined the VAH team in January of 2018. Dale currently lives in Ripton with his dogs Rox and Nora, and his cats Layla and Pixie.

Kacy – Certified Veterinary Technician

Kacy is a local Vermonter and started out as a VAH client. After graduating from Vermont Technical College with a degree in veterinary technology, she knew she wanted to work at VAH. The timing was just right, and she started working here in June 2015. Kacy’s passion for animals makes it easy to work in all aspects of the clinic from appointments to surgery and dentals. Outside of work she enjoys hiking with her dog, Carter, riding her horses, Owen and Dalton and crocheting. Kacy also has two barn cats named Koda and Kenai.

Kailyann – Veterinary Technician

Kailyann lives in Vergennes along with her dog, Lacey. After high school, she attended Vermont Technical College where she graduated with a degree in veterinary technology in May 2016. When not working, she enjoys babysitting, horseback riding, and spending time with her pets.

Karina – Veterinary Technician

Karina graduated from the veterinary technician program at Vermont Technical College in May 2018.  Karina’s love for animals started at a young age when she knew she wanted to work at VAH. Prior to her position as a vet tech, she first worked as a kennel assistant while in high school at VUHS. When not working, Karina enjoys watching sports and spending time with her dogs, Bella and Maverick.

Kendra – Veterinary Technician

Kendra started at VAH in 2006 as a kennel attendant. She has worked her way through to VAH’s ranking surgical technician. Surgery and snuggling with patients are her favorite things to do at work. Kendra lives in North Ferrisburgh with her husband and menagerie of three dogs and three cats.

Leyla – Veterinary Technician

Leyla is a born and raised Vermonter and grew up in Addison County with her family. Her household always had animals – from the three wonderfully quirky dogs to the beautiful Belgian horses. Leyla knew from a young age that animals would continue to be of significant importance throughout her life. She graduated from the University of Vermont in May of 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and an archaeology concentration. Within six months, Leyla began volunteering at two different veterinary hospitals and discovered that while it was new, veterinary medicine was truly a passion. She joined the VAH team in March of 2018. Outside of work, Leyla enjoys her friends, going out to hear music, and spending time with her dog Jake, and her cat Cedric.

Rachel – Veterinary Technician

Rachel grew up in Addison and began working as a kennel assistant at Vergennes Animal Hospital while still in high school. She has since worked her way up as a veterinary technician and mentors new team members. Rachel currently resides in the Little City and enjoys spending time with her big and lovable dog, Hank.

Meet Our Office Staff!

Laura – Receptionist

Laura came to Vermont from Pittsburgh to study animal science at The University of Vermont. Upon graduating, however, she wound up starting a small gourmet popcorn business. With flexible hours, working at VAH allowed her the opportunity to also get her business up and running. It didn’t take long at VAH for her to discover that she wanted to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. She is now finishing prerequisite courses and hopes to go to vet school. She lives with her rabbit, Bunjamin, and her standard poodle, Lamb.

Rosie – Receptionist

Rosie has been a familiar face at VAH for over 30 years.  Many may not realize that she began her tenure as a veterinary technician prior to taking on the position of client service representative. Greeting clients with a warm and friendly smile (and giving patients special treats), Rosie fulfills many other essential duties behind the scenes. She enjoys cooking and spending time with her dog, Gilda.

Tamara – Office Manager

Tamara followed her passion for animals by joining the dedicated VAH team in 2014. Previous to that she was a principal of a hospital software company and associate professor/medical librarian at The University of Vermont. She lives in Burlington and is in search of her next four-legged family member. In her free time she enjoys running, weight training, hiking, and traveling.

Craig – Patient Care Coordinator

Craig has been with Vergennes Animal Hospital in one capacity or another for over ten years, focusing primarily on behind-the-scenes support. Serving as the in-house IT guru, he oversees the maintenance and replacement of computers and general electronics. Since 2015 Craig has served as the Patient Care Coordinator for VAH. In this role, he acts as liaison between clients and doctors, creates estimates for clients, admits and discharges surgical patients, oversees communications with outside labs, referral clinics, and more. He’s often times pulled into the action as an extra set of hands.