About Mountain View Animal Hospital
Dr. Twyla Angelos purchased Mountain View Animal Hospital in May 2000. It was previously built and operated by Dr. Fred Aliesky as the Aliesky Animal Hospital from 1969-
We provide small animal medicine and surgery including some exotic animal options. We also provide some alternative options such as Acupuncture and Chiropractics for our patients. Our goal is to provide high quality medicine and surgery in a compassionate and caring environment for our clients.
Our team of healthcare professionals include veterinarians, certified technicians, trained assistants, receptionists and kennel staff. Our dedicated staff is our greatest asset. Each member of our staff pursues continuing education to keep current on the latest medical advances and techniques. We also provide monthly staff training to encourage everyone to work as a team, stay up to date on the newest trends and recommendations. These meetings are aimed at developing our staff in ways that will enhance our ability to serve you, our clients, in the best ways possible.
The hospital contains a full laboratory allowing us to do blood work, urinalysis and cytology's. There is a well stocked pharmacy, digital radiographs, ultrasound, dental and surgical areas as well. Most diagnostic and treatment procedures can be handled within the hospital.
We believe in building a lasting relationship with our clients and their animal companions. We also believe in caring for your pet in the most caring and dedicated manner possible.
Twyla Angelos, DVM, CVA
Dr. Twyla Angelos graduated from Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1994. She then worked at small animal practices in Washington, California and Kansas. In 2000, she moved to Vermont with her family and acquired Mountain View Animal Hospital, formerly Aliesky Animal Hospital. Dr. Angelos is also a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist, certified by the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association and completed training in Chinese Herbal Medicine.
Leah, Certified Veterinary Technician
Leah is a 2010 Graduate of the Veterinary Technology Program at Vermont Technical College. She is a Certified Veterinary Technician and has been at MVAH since May of 2010. Pictured here with her "Baby Brother," Zon, an Orange Winged Amazon, she enjoys spending time outside, reading, and doing any number of projects in and around her home. She currently resides in Westford with her husband and their three dogs, Roxie, Gremmy, and Cinder and their cat Dante.
Julianne, Veterinary Assistant
Julianne graduated from the University of Vermont in 2008 with a Bachelor's of Science in Animal Science. After working at a veterinary surgical referral center for many years, Julianne joined the MVAH team in 2012. Growing up on a small family farm in Colchester, she has cultivated a lifelong passion for animals. Along with her husband Chris and her two daughters, she shares her home with her miniature poodle Ronan; two kitties, Gizmo and Smudgie; five backyard chickens; and fish. In her spare time, Julianne enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, and gardening.
Erin Forbes, DVM
Erin graduated from the Atlantic Veterinary College in May of 2014 and is very happy to be practicing medicine in New England as she was raised in Maine. She is particularly passionate about feline medicine, winning the American Association of Feline Practitioners award for excellence in feline medicine and surgery at her graduation. Erin also enjoys seeing exotics, especially chinchillas. She shares her apartment with a retired champion show dog, CH Ring of Fire, JW, or Ca$h as he is known around the office. She is routinely inspired by the world’s most generous cocker spaniel, Sadie Lou. In her free time, Erin enjoys wheel of fortune, horseback riding, rock-
Lacey, Veterinary Assistant
Lacey was born and raised in Vermont and is a 2015 graduate from Becker College where she received her Associate's of Science in veterinary technology. She joined the staff of Mountain View Animal Hospital in 2016 after working for Second Chance wellness center as a high volume surgical technician. Lacey is especially passionate about surgery and her feline patients. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, kayaking, and hanging out with her cats, Felix and Sophia.
Dawn, Kennel Assistant
Dawn joined us this year through St. Michaels college. She really enjoys helping out at the clinic and talking to all the animals in the clinic. She especially enjoys spending time with her Golden Retriever.
Chester & Evee
Chester joined our staff in the fall of 2006. He is a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. He is the official greeter who welcomes anyone coming in the door. He also makes sure things are running smoothly by sticking his nose in the rooms on a regular basis. Lastly, he acts as our back up security system if there are any threats to the staff. His girlfriend, Evee, will soon be in an updated photo.
Shelby, Veterinary Assistant
Shelby graduated from Skidmore College in May 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry. After graduating, she worked for a pet and equine store and was a working student for an equine trainer in Ocala, FL. She then joined the MVAH team in May of 2017. Shelby grew up on a family farm in Vermont and enjoyed taking care of the horses, goats, chickens, dogs, cats and various animals that took up residence there. She currently spends time with her dog, Sammy, and cat, Smores. In her free time, she enjoys horseback riding, coaching soccer and spending time with her family and friends.
Tanya was born and raised in Lamiolle County. Before joining Mountain View Animal Hospital she worked at a humane society for a year as a shelter associate. She currently lives in Williston with her husband; her son, Landon; and her cat, Samson. In her free time she enjoys all things outdoors including hiking, rollerblading and canoeing.
Kate was born in Massachusetts but spent the last nine years of her life in Vermont. She has a lifelong passion for animals, and has shared her home with many dogs over the years. She currently has 6 dogs: Scarlett (a Cavalier), Moose, Chloe, Mercedes, Buddy, and Rosie. She loves her job at Mountain View Animal Hospital and especially loves when Newfoundlands come in. In her free time she enjoys hanging out with her dogs, rock climbing, spending time with her mom, and baking.
Mary, Veterinary Assistant
Mary, originally from Massachusetts, moved to Vermont in 2009 to pursue studying animal science at the University of Vermont. After spending some time working in animal shelters, she joined the Mountain View team in 2015. She is currently pursuing her associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology in pursuit of becoming a certified veterinary technician. Her areas of special interest include behavior and animal rescue. Mary lives in Burlington with her fiancé Matthew, her dog Louis, and her two cats, Lucy & Caspian. In her spare time, you can find her cycling, practicing yoga or cooking.