Management & Staff

Management and Staff – The dedicated and caring individuals who are employed at the Potsdam Animal Shelter always put the welfare of the animals in their care above all else. Feel free to contact them at any time, though you may get their voice-mail message when they are busy. They will return your call as promptly as possible.

  • Kathy Hughes, Executive Director
  • Kimberly Hoppaugh, Supervising Licensed Veterinary Technician
  • Emily Deshane, Veterinary Assistant
  • Karissa Bertrand, Office Manager
  • Eudora Watson, Volunteer and Animal Enrichment Coordinator
  • Shelter Support Staff/Kennel Attendants: Carol Kent, Leighanna Evans-Dafoe, Bruce LaPage, Kristin Rafter, Cody Meacham
  • Dog Groomers: Hope Viafara, Madison Farrell
  • Potsdam/Norwood ACO: Mike Gilbo
  • Consulting Veterinarians: Dr. Johanna Kingsley, Dr. Justin Harper, Dr. Sophia Theodore, Dr. Sarah Wray

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