North Country Veterinary Services, P.C.

4592 US Route 11
Pulaski, NY 13142

(315)298-5141

www.northcountryvet.com

MEET OUR VETERINARIANS

 

Debra Windecker, DVM

Dr. Debra Windecker was raised on a dairy farm in Herkimer County, New York where her interest in caring for animals began and grew.  She is a 1979 graduate of Cornell University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and a 1983 graduate of Cornell's Veterinary School.  She has been at the practice since graduation, becoming a partner in 2000. 

Dr. Windecker did a fair amount of bovine and equine work early in her career but has gravitated toward small animal medicine and surgery over time.  She is mainly found in our Oswego Office but can occasionally find her way to Pulaski.  Her interests include reading, hiking, golfing and dog training. 

Dr. Windecker, her husband Steve Geer, and their Labrador Retriever, Perry (pictured) live on a dairy farm in Palermo, New York. She is an active member of Syracuse Obedience Training Club. Perry has achieved AKC titles in agility, tracking, and obedience making her MACH Designer's Precious Peridot VCD2 RN TDX MXS MJC MXF T2B. 

 

David Brooks, DVM

David W. Brooks, DVM received his Bachelors Degree from Cornell University in 1979 and his DVM Degree from Cornell in 1983.  He spent his first year in practice in Northern New Hampshire before coming to NCVS in 1984.

Dr. Brooks enjoys both large and small animal medicine.  He is usually found in the Pulaski Office seeing our small animal patients but also can be seen on the road with our large animal patients.

Dr. Brooks and his wife Patty live in the Village of Mexico, and have 2 children, Sam and Jillian (deceased).

 Reid J. Oliver, DVM

Dr. Oliver received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in 1974 and his Veterinary Degree from Cornell in 1977.  He has been with North Country Veterinary Services since graduating and is presently a partner.  His responsibilities within the Practice include both large and small animal work, pretty much split evenly.  Professional affiliations include membership in the Central New York Veterinary Medical Association (past President 1991 and Treasurer 1992-1997) and the New York State Veterinary Medical Society (Central New Yorks's regional representative 1998 to present). 

Outside interests include fishing, boating, collecting coins and old fishing lures, and spending time at the lake with family.  Dr. Oliver and his wife, Sally, reside in Pulaski, NY.  They have 2 daughters, Molly and Abby and 2 grandsons.

 Suzanne Odre, DVM

Dr. Suzanne Odre grew up in Western New York.  She graduated from Delhi Ag & Tech. in 1985 and worked as a Veterinary Technician for a number of years.  She attended Cornell University both as an undergraduate and for Veterinary School.  She graduated from Veterinary School in 1997 and came to work at NCVS.  Dr. Odre can be found working in both the Pulaski and Oswego Offices and doing large animal work.  She has a particular interest in small animal medicine including ultrasound and cytology.

Dr. Odre lives in Pulaski with her two dogs, Maddie and Jasper, and four cats.

Virginia Hoskins, DVM

Dr. Virginia Hoskins grew up on a small dairy farm in Lewis County.  She attended Veterinary Technical College at Canton ATC.  She then attended Cornell University as an undergraduate and also for Veterinary School.  Dr. Hoskins has been working for North Country Veterinary Services since she graduated in 1995.  She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine in both small animal and large animal practice.  She excels in surgery, and loves working with cows.

Pictured: Dr. Hoskins with Genie, our resident feline in the Pulaski office.

 

Jim Sprole, DVM

Dr. Jim Sprole grew up in Morris, a town in the Midwest along the Illinois River.  He completed his BS in Biology at Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie, MI in 1999.  Then, he worked as a herdsman in Valders, MI and obtained a technical diploma in Dairy Herd Management from Lakeshore Technical College.  At the University of Illinois he completed his DVM in May 2004 and started working at NCVS shortly after.  He was the vice president of the Production Medicine Club and received the Pfizer Animal Health Food Animal Scholarship.

His parents still reside in Morris, IL and his sister, Dorie, lives near Chicago with her husband, Steve.

His wife's name is Amy and he has two sons, Ryan and Callum.

 

Alexis Stambaugh, DVM

Dr. Alexis Stambaugh grew up in the Hudson Valley, in a small town called Rhinebeck.  She attended Cornell University for undergraduate studies as well as Veterinary School, graduating in 2009.  Dr. Stambaugh works in both the Pulaski and Oswego clinics as well as large animal on the road.  She enjoys all aspects of mixed animal practice but has a particular fondness for small animal surgery and working with alpacas and small ruminants.

Dr. Stambaugh was a speaker at a camelid conference (GALA, 2009), and wrote an article on cystitis in cats for the Purring Post (May 2012).

Dr. Stambaugh lives in the village of Pulaski with her two children Aurora and Lucas, golden-mix Luna, and three cats.  She has also opened her house to foster kittens in need of a good forever home.

Pictured: Dr. Stambaugh with Luna

 

Jessica Clark, DVM

Dr. Jessica Clark is from Arlington, Tennessee- a suburb of Memphis. She was a member of her local 4-H group throughout high school and enjoyed participating in local barrel races with her horses. She graduated from The University of Tennessee, Martin with a B.S. in Agriculture and continued her education at the University Of Tennessee College Of Veterinary Medicine. While attending veterinary school, Dr. Clark was an avid participant in extracurricular activities, including Vice President of the student AVMA chapter and activities co-coordinator for Alpha Psi. After graduating from veterinary school in 2007, she spent two years at the University of Idaho completing a food animal internship. In February of 2009, Dr. Clark was awarded the Food Animal Incentive award by the Western Veterinary Conference held annually in Las Vegas.  

Dr. Clark’s father and mother still reside in Tennessee, along with her younger sister, Whitney, who is completing a B.S. in Early Childhood Education at The University of Memphis.

Dr. Clark currently works in both of the small animal clinics and enjoys her time on the road seeing large animal patients as well. She is looking forward to interacting with all of the large animal (including small ruminant) clients and emphasizing the importance of routine health care, such as vaccination and dental care.

 

Rebecca Dallam, DVM

Dr. Dallam grew up in Navarino, NY.  She attended veterinary school St. Matthews University on Grand Cayman. She completed her clinical year at Oklahoma State University.

During her three years living on Grand Cayman, she volunteered and participated in various local projects, such as the Blue Iguana Recovery Project, the Guy Harvey Foundation stingray census, and green sea turtle studies at the local Cayman Turtle Farm. She also completed a month long externship abroad in Thailand, working with Asian elephants.  During her clinical year she performed three months of preceptors at zoos in Colorado and Kansas.

Her special interests include exotics and wildlife, Traditional Chinese Veterinary medicine and acupuncture, small animal reproduction, and small animal surgery.

Dr. Dallam also enjoys large animal medicine.  Her hobbies include hiking, camping, boating, and AKC events with her two golden retrievers.

 

Tori Kocsis, DVM

Dr. Tori Kocsis grew up in Albany, New York. She studied Chemistry and English Literature at the University of Toronto as an undergraduate, and earned her DVM from Texas A&M/ 

Pictured: Dr. Kocsis 

 

Lewis Watson, DVM, Retired

Dr. Watson graduated from Cornell University in 1956, and then worked in a mixed practice in Connecticut for one year. In 1957 he started his own mixed practice, currently known as North Country Veterinary Services, P.C. 

Dr. Watson retired officially in 2000, but still helps out when needed.  He is enjoying being able to spend more time with his family, which includes his wife, Antoinette; his four children, Lori, Jill, Christopher, and Kateri; Lori's husband Martin, and their two children Martin Jr. and Maquire: his three stepchildren, Tracey, Heather, and Michael; and Tracey's husband Jeff, and their two children, Taylor and Gino.

Dr. Watson's professional affiliations include The New York State Veterinary Medical Society, The American Veterinary Medical Association, and The Central New York Veterinary Medical Association.  In addition, he is a member of The Oswego County Health Committee; a board member for The Oswego County Humane Association; the vice-chairman for The Pulaski Fire Commission; a moderator at The Pulaski Baptist Church, a dispatcher at N.O.C.A.; and the chairman of The Pulaski Community Foundation.  Dr. Watson is also a former member and chairman of The State Board of Veterinary Medicine, and was a town councilman for The Town of Richland for 20 years.