Please Note: We will close at 4pm on Friday, May 24th and will be closed until Tuesday, May 28th for Memorial Day!

Veterinary Team

Meet Our Veterinary Team

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Borador Animal Hospital! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Mary C. Menard
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Mary C. Menard, DVM
Veterinarian

Dr. Menard is a graduate of the Ohio State University School of Veterinary Medicine and a longtime resident of New York. She opened the practice in Salem in 1996 and has enjoyed many years of building relationships with pets and their owners. Borador Animal Hospital is a small animal practice with a small-town feel, where the focus has been and continues to be on providing personalized care for our patients with up-to-date medicine and surgery.

Dr. Menard lives on a small farm in Shushan with many animals of her own. She cares for her horses, cats, dogs, and two miniature donkeys, Walter and Fiona. She enjoys hiking, horseback riding, and anything outdoors in her free time, as well as spending time with her family.

Professionally, Dr. Menard is a member of many organizations (American Veterinary Medical Association, New York Veterinary Medical Society, Capital District Veterinary Medical Society, and Vermont Veterinary Medical Association) and serves as director of the Historic Salem Courthouse Preservation Association.

Lisa Fronhofer Oswald
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Lisa Fronhofer Oswald, DVM
Veterinarian

Dr. Oswald graduated from Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. After graduation, she moved to the Boston area where she worked as an emergency veterinarian, small animal practitioner, and had her own house call practice. She moved back to her hometown of Salem and joined Borador in 2016. She particularly enjoys working with clients to protect the human animal bond and enhance the level of wellness for their pets through all life stages. Dr. Oswald lives in Salem with her husband, Charlie, and their two sons. They also share their home with their kitty, Meowie. In her spare time, she loves hiking, spending time with her large extended family, reading, and being outside as much as possible.

Shannon Talmadge
Shannon Talmadge
Practice Manager

Shannon began working for Borador as a Veterinary Technician Assistant during her breaks from college until graduation from Oneonta State in 1999. After graduation, she enjoyed working as a farm manager on two large dairies in Northern Vermont. She returned to the area and fulfilled the role of practice manager in 2005. She really loves being a part of a very dedicated team.

Shannon lives in Argyle with her husband and daughter. They share their home with two kitties, Barley and Basil. She enjoys gardening, spending time with her family, and watching her daughter’s many sporting events.

Laura Periard
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Laura Periard

Animal Care Technician

Laura has been a very important part of Borador since spring of 2001 as one of our Animal Care Technicians. She attended BOCES in Hudson Falls and Adirondack Community College studying to become a nurse. Laura previously worked in our boarding facility but her dedication and love for animals quickly moved her to the animal care technician position. She shares her home with her husband, Chad, and her 2 dachshunds, Bugg and Jimmy. Laura enjoys spending time with her family which includes traveling during the summer to county fairs to cheer on Chad and Christopher at their tractor pulls and going camping.

Laura Gangloff
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Laura Gangloff, LVT
Licensed Veterinary Technician

Laura graduated from SUNY Delhi in May 2006. As an animal lover since childhood, it only seemed natural for her to work in this profession. She has been working at Borador Animal Hospital since June 2005, but her family’s pets have been cared for by Borador for many years. She enjoys her job and finds it very rewarding to help nurse critically ill patients back to health. Laura currently lives in Eagle Bridge with her boyfriend, Devin, their two dogs, Oden and Loki, cat Finn and two miniature horses, Rosie and Charlie Horse. In her free time, Laura enjoys reading and camping with friends and family.

Chrissy Johnson
Chrissy Johnson
Client Service Representative

Chrissy grew up in Salem and moved back to the area from Rhode Island to attend college. She joined the Borador team in November 2016 after finishing college. She currently lives in Salem with her boyfriend, Bobby, their four doggies, Cash, Bear, Lucy, and Jackson, and her two horses, Whiskey and Bandit. In her free time, Chrissy enjoys hiking with her dogs, growing vegetables and flowers, skiing, and kayaking.

Margaret Eddy
Margaret Eddy
Client Service Representative

Margaret is a native of Shushan and continues to live there with her husband, Trevor, and their son, Sam. They share their home with their dogs, Sierra and Toro, and 5 cats. She has spent her life on a small farm and has had the privilege of being around a variety of large and small animals. Along with working the farm, she has spent over 15 years in the customer care business. Margaret loves being part of the Borador team and working with animals. She enjoys spending time with her family, helping others, cooking, gardening, and being outdoors.

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Cheyenne Watts, LVT
Licensed Veterinary Technician

Cheyenne is a SUNY Delhi graduate and has been a Licensed Veterinary Technician since 2015. She joined the Borador team in 2022. She has a special interest in surgery and dentistry. Her personal pets include a silly Frenchie named Dolly and a sweet miniature Dachshund named Little Einstein. She is a busy mother of three, including a set of twins! Cheyenne enjoys crafting, camping, and going on fun trips with her kids.