Our Doctors

The veterinarians at Hinesburg Veterinary Associates are devoted to delivering the best possible care to you and your pet. The doctors from both of our hospitals meet frequently to discuss cases and new developments in veterinary medicine; and to ensure we are offering you what we deem is the best standard of care we can provide. HVA is fortunate to have doctors with different areas of expertise, thereby allowing us to offer a wide range of services.


Dr. Julie MoenterDr. Julie Moenter (with "Hana" and "Chobe")

Dr. Moenter is one of the founding members of Hinesburg Veterinary Associates. She opened Bristol Animal Hospital in 1987. Julie graduated from the Ohio State University in 1979 (yes, she's one of the three Buckeyes in our practice). Julie is not only one of the leaders of our practice, but she has also a leader in organized veterinary medicine in our state. She is past president of the Vermont Veterinary Medical Association. Julie was also a delegate from Vermont to the American Veterinary Medical Association. Julie's forte in practice is surgery. Julie lives in Monkton with two of a few species - cats, dogs, and horses. No, she doesn't live on an ark. As you can imagine, Julie enjoys being at home with her pets but also has a good time skiing and traveling with friends.

Dr. Marv Greenberg
Dr. Marv Greenberg, CVA (with "Duon's" pups)

Dr. Greenberg has been at the Animal Hospital of Hinesburg since 1988. Hailing from the Buckeye State, he graduated from Ohio State in 1980. After a 5 year stint as a mixed animal practitioner (think All Creatures Great and Small) in New York, Marv moved to Vermont, worked at a neighboring practice, and then joined Hinesburg Veterinary Associates as a partner. While Marv enjoys practicing general medicine and surgery, he also is certified in veterinary acupuncture and has extensive experience with Traditional Chinese Medicine. He sees patients, many on referral from other veterinarians in the area, who stand to benefit from acupuncture and Chinese herbs. Marv calls Monkton home with his wife, Diane, and their various critters. Marv is avid skier and biker. He also enjoys gardening, camping, and hanging out with his dogs.

Dr. Betsy Meinhardt
Dr. Betsy Meinhardt (with "Joe")

Dr. Meinhardt has been one of our primary doctors at the Bristol Animal Hospital since 1990. Growing up in Saratoga Springs, New York, Betsy earned her DVM from Purdue University in 1987 and practiced in a small animal hospital in Indianapolis for a couple years before coming to Vermont. Betsy became one of our practice owners in 2007. Betsy enjoys the internal medicine side of practice the most. She lives in Bristol with her husband Kevin, their son and daughter (one recently graduated from college and the other not far behind), and a senior cat named "Scout". Betsy enjoys all things outdoors with family, including hiking, camping, skiing, and traveling.

Dr. Rich ArmstrongDr. Rich Armstrong  (with "Coach" and "Desi")

Dr. Armstrong has been with the Animal Hospital of Hinesburg since 2000 and became an owning partner in 2010. After graduating from the University of Georgia in 1995, he practiced in Virginia before moving with his wife Kristin, also a veterinarian, to Vermont - one of the best decisions they ever made. Rich has a special interest in laser surgery, wound therapy, and practice management. Rich and Kristin live in Hinesburg, where Rich enjoys activities like fishing and playing drums in a rock band.  At home, 2 cats, 2 Golden Retrievers (one with 3 legs), and a former Bahamian street dog provide a constant reason (along with Rich's cooking) to smile. 
 
 

Dr. Ellen FosterDr. Ellen Foster, DACVIM (with "Barley" and "Lila")

Dr. Foster has been with The Animal Hospital of Hinesburg since 2004. Growing up in the vast midlands of the country, she graduated from the Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1982. She then moved to NYC, a bit of a change, to complete her specialty training in internal medicine and neurology at the Animal Medical Center, an eighty-doctor referral and training hospital. She passed her specialty boards in 1988 and moved to Vermont. Most of Ellen's days are spent with consultations on internal medicine and neurology cases for both our own patients and for other veterinary practices. Dr. Foster has diagnostic modalities such as ultrasound and endoscopy at her disposal.  Ellen also helps us see patients in our general practice. Ellen lives in a chaotic house with a frequently traveling husband, two teenage boys who are growing like Newfoundland puppies, and two dogs (including "Lila", a rescue dog that she calls a "North Carolina Whirlwind", since her breed otherwise escapes description). Ellen's major hobby is taking naps, with occasional gardening.

Dr. Kurt KenneyDr. Kurt Kenney

The Animal Hospital of Hinesburg has had Dr. Kenney on board since 2004. A Midwesterner, Kurt graduated from Iowa State in 1983. Dr. Kenney completed an internship and residency in surgery at the Animal Medical Center in New York City and brings this special service to our practice. Kurt sees surgical referrals from across the area. His special surgical interests are orthopedic, soft tissue, and oncologic procedures, especially those that can benefit from the use of a surgical laser. Kurt lives on Limping Dog Farm in Brandon with his wife, Sharon, two cats, and one orthopedically challenged white Golden Retriever. Kurt loves biking, trail running, cross-country skiing, and anything to do with soccer (especially coaching and rooting for his beloved Manchester United).

Dr. Ben Hale
 
Dr. Hale joined us at the Animal Hospital of Hinesburg in August of 2009. After earning a PhD at Stanford in 2001, Ben graduated from Cornell with a DVM in 2007. Ben came to us after practicing at a small animal hospital in central Vermont. Dr. Hale's areas of interest include neurology, soft tissue surgery, and preventative medicine. A man of many talents, Ben enjoys cross-country skiing, hiking, and contradancing. He has also been known to stroll the halls of the hospital playing his mandolin between appointments. Ben lives with his neurologically challenged pitbull named "Loredda".
  

Dr. Pat Leavey

Dr. Patrick Leavey (w/ "Percy")

Dr. Leavey has worked as a veterinarian in Vermont since 2009 after graduating from Tufts Veterinary School.  Pat loves working with dogs and cats, but also has a particular interest in working with exotic species, including reptiles, small mammals, and birds. Things are busy at home in South Burlington for Pat and his wife Anna, with a young son and daughter. and a black lab puppy named "Fred".  In the little spare time that exists after chasing toddlers and a puppy who eats everything, Pat enjoys playing the piano and the guitar and golfing at the crack of dawn.