Dr. Lew Watson established the practice in Pulaski in 1957. Dr Court Howard joined him in 1969, and the practice was known as Watson and Howard. It spent some years as Watson, Howard and Oliver with Dr Reid Oliver as the third partner, and the name was changed to North Country Veterinary Services in the early 1990s when Dr. Dave Brooks became the fourth partner. In 1977, with three veterinarians working for the office, a satellite office was opened in Scriba, NY, and in 1994 a much larger Pulaski office was built, across the street from the original office and Dr. Watson’s home. Dr. Watson retired in 2002, and Dr. Deborah Windecker took his place as a partner. In 2010, Dr. Howard retired and Dr. Sue Odre became a partner in 2011.
The four partners work with six associate veterinarians, for a total of 10 veterinarians: Dr. Reid Oliver, Dr. David Brooks, Dr. Debra Windecker, Dr. Suzanne Odre, Dr. Virginia Hoskins, Dr. Jim Sprole, Dr. Alexis Stambaugh, Dr. Jessica Clark, Dr. Rebecca Dallam, and Dr. Gabrielle Woo. Our veterinarians have 182 years of combined experience. The veterinarians are assisted by a support staff of 25 people, including 12 veterinary technicians.