Meet Our Team in Old Chatham, NY
Get to know our amazing veterinarians in Chatham, along with the incredible team members that support them. We’re proud to have such a dedicated group of animal lovers to care for your pets.
Mike Delliere, DVM
Veterinarian & Practice Owner
In 2010, Dr. Delliere received his DVM from St. George’s Veterinary School of Medicine. Having had many animals growing up, he decided to pursue veterinary medicine whilst traveling in South America for 6 months after finishing his first degree in Business Management and IT, in the UK.
Dr. Delliere enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, and is particularly interested in tick-borne diseases, endocrinology, soft tissue surgery and dentistry. He also derives great joy and satisfaction from treating animals and getting to know their owners. He and his wife, Willa, and their two children, Esme and Jasper, share their home with 3 pets: Lulu, a black Lab, and 2 cats named Peesh and Zebedee. When not at work, Dr. Delliere enjoys playing golf, skiing, and traveling with his family.
Gwen Hood, DVM
Dr. Hood has been passionate about caring for animals since childhood, but her path to becoming a veterinarian was not direct. In college, she earned her Bachelor’s degree in English Literature and Greek and Roman History. It was not until after she graduated that she decided to follow her dream of becoming a veterinarian, so she returned to college and spent the next 3 years completing her pre-vet classes. In 2011, she graduated as a DVM from Ross University.
For Dr. Hood, the most rewarding part of her career is creating close relationships with clients and their pets, and caring for pets through every stage of their life. She also enjoys cytology/pathology and geriatric care. She and her husband, Mark, have 2 daughters; Grace and Mabel. They also have 4 pets: Eva, a Lab/Weimaraner mix, Wally, a Schnauzer mix, and 2 cats, Georgia and Patty. Outside of work, Dr. Hood loves spending time with her family, reading, traveling, photography, painting and gardening.
Susan M. Tanner, DVM
Dr. Tanner obtained her DVM from Purdue University in 1984. Growing up in Indianapolis, she was fascinated with all kinds of animals, so it seemed only natural for her to go into veterinary medicine. She began her professional career in rural Minnesota at a mixed animal practice, eventually transitioning to equine medicine. Dr. Tanner later moved to New York state for equine practice, and opened Wood Hill Veterinary Clinic in 1994. In 2016, she sold the clinic to Dr. Mike Delliere.
For Dr. Tanner, the most rewarding part of being a veterinarian is successfully diagnosing and treating a patient, which in turn helps the humans involved. Her hobbies include riding horses, gardening, traveling, and walking her dogs. She also owns cats, horses, and goats!
As a child, Corey always had a love for animals. She would always take her pets to the vet with her parents, and it was the highlight of her childhood. After school, she started cleaning kennels at the local vet, and worked at the dairy farm near her house. She has been at Wood Hill for 16 years, and enjoys building relationships with pets and their owners. Corey has a true passion for the veterinary world, and takes great pride in making clients and patients happy. Her favorite part of working at our animal hospital is all of the people she has met along the way, and the amazing people she gets to work with.
When not at work, Corey enjoys spending time outdoors with her family, and watching her son play sports. Her pets include French Bulldogs, a parrot, and a cat named Blossom.
Joanne grew up on a farm raising all breeds of animals, and she loved being a part of it. She also participated in horse shows, and did some barrel racing. Her life took her in many different directions, and her careers have been primarily in management. She came back to NY after 23 years in Colorado to be with her parents.
Joanne’s most rewarding experiences as head receptionist involve learning something new every day, and witnessing negative situations turn into positive ones. Her greatest accomplishment so far has been caring for her parents and honoring their wishes to look after their home. She currently has four pets: Clyde, an 11-year old Yellow Lab, Miss Daisy, an 11-year old Border Collie/Lab mix, and her cats Whiskers and Annie, 8 and 3 years old, respectively. When Clyde was just 2 years of age, he was involved in a traffic accident and had to undergo many surgeries. Joanne spend an entire year in rehabilitation with him, since he was unable to walk on his own.
Joanne loves kicking back with a good book on a hammock on a summer’s day at the Cape. She is a member of the Lebanon Valley Historical Society, enjoys gardening and antique hunting, and can be found at the Lebanon Valley Speedway during race season. Her philosophy? “Be kind to one another, and love your pets.”
Mary Ann Cummings
Licensed Veterinary Technician
Mary Ann obtained her AAS degree in Animal Science, and has been a Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT) for over 30 years. She has always loved animals and medicine, along with getting to know people and their pets and making a difference in their lives. Her family includes her husband, Dan; their son Josh; Jackson, a German Wirehaired Pointer, and 2 retired Thoroughbred horses. Her favorite activities outside of work include hiking, kayaking, and rug hooking.
Licensed Veterinary Technician
Kimberley has always loved animals, and knew that she didn’t want to work behind a desk. At a young age, she began riding horses, and that fueled her love for animals. After graduating from high school she worked at horse barns in the area, and soon decided to attend State University of New York (SUNY) at Delhi for their veterinary technician program. In 2015, she earned her Associates degree in Veterinary Science Technology, along with her Veterinary Technician license.
Kimberley’s greatest accomplishment so far is graduating from SUNY Delhi and passing her licensing exam. Her favorite part of being an LVT is helping pets and their owners receive the best care possible. Her pet family includes a Terrier mix named Oliver, a cat named Buggy, an off-track Thoroughbred named Calvin and a few Betta fish. In her spare time, she enjoys walking Oliver and riding her horse.
Visiting Veterinary Specialists
Rebecca Stanclift, DVM, DACVS
Dr. Stanclift earned her DVM from Cornell University in 2001, and provides referral surgical services to patients of Wood Hill Veterinary Clinic. She completed an internship in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery with Sonora Veterinary Specialists from 2001-2002, along with a surgical internship with Affiliated Veterinary Specialists from 2003-2004. From 2004-2007, she completed her residency in surgery at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital.
Elizabeth Shaker, DVM, DACVIM
Dr. Shaker graduated from Tufts University in 1985, and completed her internship and residency in small animal medicine at The Animal Medical Center in New York City. She is board-certified in small animal internal medicine, and has special interests in ultrasound, endoscopy and internal medicine consultations. When not at work, she can be found gardening, horseback riding, or playing in a band with her husband and friends. Her pets include 2 fish and 2 horses.