Dr. Beth Jamison DVM, DVSc
Dr. Beth Jamison, in addition to her doctorate in veterinary medicine from the Ontario veterinary college at the University of Guelph (Canada), has a doctoral degree in clinical pathology. This, in addition to her 30+ years of experience as a practicing veterinarian, greatly enhances the hospital’s ability to diagnose and manage unusual and difficult cases. In addition, Dr. Beth routinely performs diagnostic ultrasound and cytology. Self-described as creative and committed, Dr. Beth is a strong advocate for her patients, going to great ends to give them the best possible experience and outcome. She is insistent that the minimization of fear and pain is critical for all veterinary patients, a feeling shared by the rest of the team at Livonia Veterinary Hospital.
Dr Beth also cares deeply for her coworkers. ‘They are like family’. When asked what her ideal workday would be like, she will tell you it would be one in which everyone looks forward to coming to work, works shoulder to shoulder to successfully meet the challenges of the day and goes home feeling as though he or she had done their best.
When not at work, Dr. Beth is a diligent Bible student, wife, and mother. Together with her husband (Dr. Jeff), she spends time boating, swimming, scuba-diving, and down-hill skiing. Although ‘empty-nesters’, the Jamisons are very involved in the lives of their three grown children. They currently share their home with Wally the Scottish Deerhound, Yumyum the Chihuahua and three cats, Willy, Quillo and Chewbacca.
Dr. Jeff Jamison DVM
Originally from the Southern Tier of New York State, Dr. Jeff attended Cornell University for both his bachelor’s and veterinary degrees. Following graduation from veterinary school, he worked in a large, predominantly dairy, practice in Northwestern Vermont and then pursued a residency in large animal medicine at the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph (Canada). Following his residency, Dr. Jeff remained as a staff clinician where he managed cases referred by other veterinarians, taught veterinary students, performed research, and headed the equine field service at OVC. Dr. Jeff also completed the rigorous examination process to become board certified by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. Not only did the years at OVC provide tremendous professional growth through working with other academics as well as with keen veterinary students, but it resulted in meeting his wife, Beth!
At the Livonia Veterinary Hospital, Dr. Jeff has put the experiences of training with board certified surgeons along with the years of managing extensive wound repair in equine practice to good use in our small animal surgery. His interest in anesthesia and surgical techniques allows us to provide these services safely and competently.
Dr. Jeff enjoys spending as much time as possible at their cottage on Seneca Lake in all but the coldest months of the year. He and Beth are avid boaters and continue to pursue nearly all forms of water recreation- skiing, wake-surfing, sailboarding, kayaking, paddle boarding, and more. The Seneca Lake activities are especially busy when their three grown children and their families come to visit!! In addition to freshwater recreation, Drs. Jeff and Beth greatly enjoy traveling to scuba diving and snow skiing destinations.
Dr. Karin Boyd DVM
Dr. Karin Boyd graduated from The Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine in 1985. After practicing for several years in Binghamton NY, she joined the Livonia Veterinary Hospital in 1992. Dr. Karin has extensive experience in small animal medicine and surgery, as well as comprehensive training in canine and feline dentistry and oral surgery. This provides the surrounding community with access to high quality dental and oral care. Patients from as far away as downstate NY have benefited from her expertise.
Dr. Karin’s out-side interests include dog training and gardening. She actively trains and competes in agility, obedience, rally, retriever hunt tests, earthdog tests and dachshund field trials. She has also recently started training and competing with her dogs in canine scent work. These hobbies give her added in-sight into the needs and concerns of competitive and performance dogs. They also make her a great resource for general training recommendations for our dog owners.
Dr Karin, her husband, and son currently share their home with a cat, Whirl, a canary, Birdlet, two longhaired dachshunds, Spree and Keeper, and two Golden Retrievers, Quest and Pika. The warm weather will find her spending hours gardening in her expansive perennial flower beds.
Compassion for the care and health of animals has been the driving force behind Dr. Karin’s veterinary career. From the tentative first steps, through the escapades of youth, to the frailties of old age, her passion is to be there to guide and help owners throughout their pet’s life journey.