Meet the Team at Bristol Animal Hospital

Get to know the exceptional team at Bristol Animal Hospital. We’re dedicated to providing your pets with state-of-the-art, compassionate veterinary care.

Get To Know Us

The Best Care

We’re passionate about delivering the best patient care to the pets you love.

Our skills are diverse but our focus is singular: the well-being of your dog or cat.

Our Doctors

Bri Letaw, DVM, Medical Director

About Dr. Letaw

Dr. Bri, as she is affectionately called by her patients, comes to us with 10+ years of experience.  She has practiced small animal medicine up and down the east coast since graduating from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. Some of you may recognize her since she worked at Animal Hospital of Hinesburg about 5 years ago. She is glad to be back to general practice after doing a stent of emergency medicine for the last 3 years. Clinically, Dr. Bri has interests in urgent care needs of our patients and emergency surgery.

In her free time outside of work she loves to hang out with her two young boys and husband along with their black lab, Ryker. As a family they love to go hiking, swimming, skiing/snowboarding, camping, basically anything outside!


Jocelyn Selim, DVM

About Dr. Selim
Dr. Selim is originally from Ridgewood, New Jersey, but moved to North Carolina with her family just before starting high school. She returned north to attend Smith College in Massachusetts, where a joint degree in Biochemistry and English set her up nicely for her first career in science journalism. She worked as an editor at Discover Magazine in NYC for over a decade, where one of the highlights of her career was getting to ask Jane Goodall if chimpanzees would ever keep a puppy or a kitten as a pet. (Sadly, the answer was no…..) Eventually she went back to school to earn her DVM from Louisiana State University. She worked at various small animal clinics in Baton Rouge for the next ten years. She moved to Vermont last year and loves living on Lake Dunmore, where both she and her partner Alex spent childhood summers. When not at work, she can be found hiking with their aging but still spry New Orleans Street mutt, Shiner.

Kristen Guldbech, DVM

About Dr. Guldbech

Dr. Kristen Guldbech grew up in New Jersey. Before attending veterinary school, she got her Masters in Animal and Dairy Science at the University of Georgia. She then attended St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine in Grenada, West Indies. During her time in Grenada, she was part of a program that would travel around the island and help provide spaying, neutering, and veterinary care to the local pets most in need. After Grenada, she did her clinical year at Iowa State University. After a year in the Midwest, she missed the mountains and decided to move back to the East Coast.

Since beginning in private practice, she has made several trips with volunteer organizations dedicated to providing population control and rabies vaccinations to endemic countries to help in trying to reduce rabies cases worldwide.

Her special veterinary interests include internal medicine, theriogenology, and worldwide rabies prevention. In her spare time, Dr. Guldbech likes making pottery, knitting, traveling, hiking, camping, and cooking, especially baking. Kristen lives in Williston with her dog Squirrel.


Tammy Lavalette, Practice Manager

About Tammy

Tammy brilliantly takes care of all things behind the scenes for our practice and has been with us since 2011. She has been involved with both large and small animal veterinary medicine since 1979, first working as a technician and then evolving into management. Tammy loves labs – she has been raising Labrador Retrievers since 1984. She also is an avid beekeeper and breeds rare varieties of chickens and quail as well. Tammy also loves spending time outdoors fishing, gardening, hunting, hiking, and spending time on Maine’s property.

Stephanie Lalumiere

About Stephanie
Stephanie was born in Maine but grew up in Vermont. She attended Vermont Technical College in 2010, earning a veterinary technician degree in 2012. During her tenure at VTC, she took on an externship in Chicago at a mixed animal hospital. After graduation, she jumped right into the technician field and started working at an animal hospital in Burlington and then joined our Hinesburg team in January 2015, she has now started in Bristol in April 2023. Since becoming part of our team, Steph bought a new house, has gotten married, and has a new baby boy. When she’s not working, she enjoys hiking as much as possible with her 2 dogs, a great dane and a frenchie and bass fishing in Lake Champlain with her dad.

Care Team

Kathy LaRose

About Kathy

Kathy began her career working for the Animal Hospital of Hinesburg in 1988. Shortly after that, she transferred to Bristol Animal Hospital, where she has been one of our primary technicians for over 30 years. Her advocacy for animal well-being, experience, and patience instills a sense of calm in the animals she cares for. Kathy is proud to be a Vermont native. She feels fortunate to live in this beautiful state and spends her free time outdoors enjoying it. She especially loves spending time with her pet and human family exploring the Northeast kingdom’s clean lakes and trails, traveling, or spending time at home in Hinesburg.

Mercedee Rougier

About Mercedee

Mercedee joined Bristol Animal Hospital in 2016. She is an Addison County native. In her free time, Mercedee enjoys hiking with her labradors, four-wheeling, and boating in the summer.

Sierra Roberts

About Sierra
Sierra started with us in May 2021 as a receptionist. She quickly realized her true passion was working as one of the veterinary technicians. Sierra loves all animals but her true loves are her French Bulldogs, Rufus and Tinsley. She grew up in Vergennes and continues to live in the community. She likes to spend her spare time with family and friends. Sierra hopes to further her knowledge at BAH while continuing in her career path.

Samantha Duprey

About Samantha
Sam grew up in central Vermont and moved to Weybridge and started working at BAH in the summer of 2022. When she isn’t working Sam enjoys spending time at the lake with her family and pets. Sam has a special appreciation for her spicy cat, Walter, who bites her regularly.

Lauren Andrews

About Lauren
Lauren joined the BAH team in 2022. Outside of work, Lauren can be found backcountry skiing, hiking, and rooting on her favorite sports teams; she lives in Ripton with her husband and their two cats.


About Michaelyn
Michaelyn received CA state board certification in veterinary nursing in 1993 and has worked for several clinics, providing treatment to all creatures great, small, and scaly! She also supported the military as an active duty medic in the U.S. Army until 2013 and now works with the things she loves best. She is happy to be a part of such a great team of pet care providers here at BAH!

Morgan Arsenault

About Morgan
Morgan grew up in Rutland Vermont. She started working in the field at 17 as a kennel attendent. Over the years she has work in practices in Vermont and New Hampshire. In her free time you can find her outside fishing and at the softball field with her wife, step daughter, German Shorthair Pointer Lab mix Weston and three cats Layla, Buzz, and Delilah.


About Courtney

Courtney joined the Bristol Animal hospital team in 2022. A long time resident of Addison county, she resides in Bristol with her daughter Olivia, and their beloved foxhound, Trinket.  Courtney has a passion for the well being of all animals. In her spare time she can be found caring for and riding horses, spending time with family, and exploring her other interests & hobbies.