Laurie is known both at home and at work as “Miss Fix-it”. Her father was a do-it-yourselfer and taught her some great tips! She has a wonderful husband of 33 years, 2 daughters, 1 son, 3 cats (Cecelia- AKA C.C., Elvis and J.T.), a dog (Zoey) and a rabbit (Babs). Talk about a full house!
Her cat, J.T. (aka “The T Man”), plays hockey with ice cubes, catching them in mid air and batting them in for a goal! Zoey enjoys camping , swimming, hiking, Frisbee, soccer and loves to chase rocks in the creek. When they toss one in for her, she completely submerges her head until she finds it. “Sometimes we think she is never coming back up!”
Laurie enjoys camping, hiking, horseback riding and also wood working. She likes to build bird houses and feeders in her spare time. She is a Bills fan and also says “I AM INDY!” She loves Indy car racing. “Go HELIO #3!”
When asked what the best part of her job is, she says “Getting to spend time with people who appreciate animals as much as I do- both clients and fellow staff members.” Everyday clients and pets alike come into the office worried, scared or hurt and it is so rewarding to see them leave feeling better and more relaxed. Laurie says “Working at HFVH has made me a much better pet owner.”
Has worked at vet hospitals since 1987.
Active in Agility with her Border Collies, Aiden and Montana, they also like to take her hiking, along with Kitsune, the Shiba Inu.
Loves the Adirondacks; spent summers there as a kid.
Diana and her husband own a horse farm, which is home to 3 horses, and the dogs who keep them corralled!