Nicole L. LaMora, DVM
Dr. Nicole L. LaMora, the owner of the Brunswick Veterinary Hospital, attended The Ohio State University and graduated with a B.S. Degree in Animal Science in 1996. After several years working as a Diet’s Specialist for the El Paso Texas Zoo, and also as a Customs Inspector and dog handler for the Department of Homeland Security Dr. LaMora was admitted to Texas A&M’s College of Veterinary Medicine where she earned her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2010.
As a veterinary practitioner, Dr. LaMora’s top priority is to provide quality care to her patients. She likes communicating with clients about the needs of their pets, all things surgical, and she enjoys the detective work that goes into the more difficult to solve cases. Equally important to her are the relationships she creates with both her patients and their owners, and she enjoys helping to strengthen the bond we have with our pets.
Dr. LaMora is very involved in several veterinary organizations. She is the current President for the Capital District Veterinary Medical Society and also the Representative for the Capital District to the New York Veterinary Medical Society. She is also super proud that the Brunswick Veterinary Hospital is accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association.
Dr. LaMora is married to her husband of 23 years, and they are proud parents of a very active seven-year-old. They also currently share their house with 3 dogs, 4 cats, 5 horses, 1 donkey, 2 goats, a bearded dragon, salt and freshwater fish, and a coop full of chickens! She enjoys horseback riding, reading, and spending time with family, friends, and pets.
Heather Burrowes, DVM, CVA
Dr. Heather Burrowes is originally from Long Island, New York but has made the Capital District her home for many years. She graduated from Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2012 and has been a small animal general practitioner ever since, with a special emphasis on pain management, sports medicine, dermatology, and internal medicine. She became certified in veterinary acupuncture at the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine in 2019 and loves being able to use this skill to improve quality of life for all kinds of patients, from active working dogs to elderly indoor cats. Dr. Burrowes also cares for your small furry pets such as rabbits, hamsters, rats, mice, ferrets, and guinea pigs.
In her spare time, Dr. Burrowes is actively involved in the local dog sports community with her Brussels Griffon, Bender, and miniature poodle, Audie, who participate in everything from competition obedience to scent work and anything else that looks like fun! She is also an avid cook and gardener and enjoys spending most of the summer either digging in the dirt or canning what it produces.
Rebecca Stanclift, DVM, DACVS
Dr. Stanclift is the owner and surgeon for Northeastern Veterinary Surgery, a practice dedicated to increasing the availability of advanced surgical services for pets by bring these services to the local veterinary hospital.
Dr. Stanclift is a native of the northern Adirondacks. She obtained her undergraduate degree from the John Wiley Jones School of Business at S.U.N.Y Geneseo in 1992. She went on to complete her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2001.
Following graduation, Dr. Stanclift continued her education with an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Sonora Veterinary Specialists in Phoenix, AZ. She then served as a clinical instructor at Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Her formal surgical training includes a one-year surgical internship at Affiliated Veterinary Specialists in Maitland, FL and a residency in small animal surgery at the Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in New Jersey. She achieved board certification by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2009.
Dr. Stanclift has a strong interest in continuing education. In addition to regularly attending CE, she has authored numerous publications and lectured in both local and national forums. She is a member of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, the Veterinary Orthopedic Society, the Eastern Veterinary Orthopedic Society, the American Veterinary Medical Association, New York State Veterinary Medical Society, and the Capital District Veterinary Medical Society.
Dr. Stanclift offers a full complement of surgical services that can be provided to patients of the Brunswick Veterinary Hospital, including TPLO’s (Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy), anal sacculectomy’s, tail fold caudectomy’s, TECABO’s (Total Ear Canal Ablations) among many others.
Ryan Sherwood, DVM
Dr. Ryan Sherwood fell in love with veterinary medicine when he was five years old and listened to his cat’s heartbeat through a stethoscope. Dr. Peter Farrell of Burnt Hills Veterinary Hospital fostered this love throughout his childhood by engaging Dr. Sherwood during regular health check-ups, hosting him in high school as an intern, and later serving as one of his externship mentors during his fourth year of veterinary school.
Dr. Sherwood knew that the road to becoming a skilled veterinarian required walking in many shoes. He spent a year working the front desk of a vet office as a Client Service Representative before graduating with his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from SUNY Fredonia. Working with beagles and other laboratory animals, Dr. Sherwood continued his path by becoming licensed as a Veterinary Technician from Medaille College in Buffalo, NY. Recommendations from his professors allowed him to be immediately accepted to veterinary school in Guelph, Ontario, and
Dr. Sherwood graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2018. Gaining experience as a receptionist, tech and doctor has helped him connect with clinic staff and patients.
As a veterinary practitioner, Dr. Sherwood’s top priority is clear communication with clients so they know all of their options when their pets are in his care. He specializes in wellness visits for dogs and cats, surgery and shares compassion with owners managing end of life care. He has seen first-hand with his cat Cairo that daily maintenance can extend the quality of life for pets with chronic illnesses.
In his free time, Dr. Sherwood enjoys hiking, running and playing games with his wife of 11 years. They are planning to start working towards becoming a member of the Adirondack 46ers by hiking all 46 Adirondack High Peaks. They share their house with two black cats – Cairo and Eevee. Both cats are rescues who specifically chose Dr. Sherwood as their new human.