Sharon Baldyga, CVT
Sharon joined our staff in 2015. She has been in the veterinary field for more than 20 years, and has just transitioned from a veterinary technician role to customer service representative. Her interests include pet nutrition and small-animal dentistry. She lives in Durham with her husband Mark, Boston terrier Peter, and one spoiled cat named Purricival. In her spare time she enjoys playing disc golf with her sons Brandon and Alex, camping, hiking, and exploring state and national parks.
Diane Baringer, CVT
Diane is a Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) who first joined us in 2011 as an intern studying Veterinary Technology at Great Bay Community College. She now teaches there part-time, helping future technicians learn about clinical pathology and lab work. She loves helping our patients, clients, and doctors, and getting to work with wonderful animals every day. Diane lives in Stratham with her husband Kevin and their endlessly amusing cat, Simon (aka RoboCat). In her spare time, Diane often disappears for adventures in hiking, running, and camping throughout New England. She is also an avid supporter of local theater and music, and can often be found attending shows around the Seacoast.
Ellen joined our crew in August of 2008 as a surgical technician. Ellen has been a veterinary technician since 1989 and became licensed in 2005. She is a member of the New Hampshire Veterinary Technician Association, and the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America. Ellen lives in Berwick, Maine with her husband, Bill, Standard Poodle, Cabo, and Crested Gecko, Piper. Her daughter Loni has a masters in social work and is employed by the state of New Hampshire. Ellen enjoys hiking mountains, spin and yoga classes, and weightlifting.
Jessica, our hospital manager, has been with BCAH since 1997. She started as a technician and has been involved with every aspect of the practice. Jess is a New Hampshire native and lives locally with her husband, Kelly. They share their home with two dogs, Ahna and Hershey, and Rufus the bird. When not at work, Jess enjoys doing most anything outside.
Kathy Clements has been a client for 13 years and now joins us as a customer service representative. After many years working as a nutritionist she thought it was time for a change. Kathy lives on a farm in Brentwood with husband Jim and son Mike. Her daughters Christina and Cindy are grown and on their own. She keeps her own horse Madeline and boards a few other horses on the farm. Cassie the Border Collie cross and Kisses, Critter and Paprika the cats complete the crew.
Roger takes care of the finances and keeps the computers running. He's been here from the beginning, and though he's not very useful, Dr. Kaufman keeps him around because he's so cute. Plus they're married.
Originally from Walla Walla, WA, Emily came east to attend Brown University. She graduated in 1987 with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology & Organizational Behavior and Management. After being a stay-at-home mom for many years, Emily went back to school and graduated from Great Bay Community College in 2008 and became a Certified Veterinary Technician. Emily lives in Hampstead with her husband Steve, Labrador Lilly, Rotti-X Roxy, and a rotating door policy for a daughter, son, and stepson.