Meet the Veterinarians
at Our Pound Ridge NY Animal Hospital
Laurel Kaddatz DVM, Hospital Director
Dr. Kaddatz was born and raised on a dairy farm in central Minnesota, earned his DVM from the University of Minnesota, and completed an internship at Cornell University. He was a senior partner for 25 years practicing in Rochester, New York. He became Hospital Director at Pound Ridge Veterinary Center in 2003. Dr. Kaddatz has been named a Westchester County’s topVets multiple times.
Active at many levels in organized veterinary medicine, Dr. Kaddatz served as president of the New York State Veterinary Medical Society in 2000 and was the recipient of their Veterinarian of the Year award in 2002. He chaired the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Council on Veterinary Service, co-chaired the AVMA Governance Performance Review Committee, and is a New York delegate to their House of Delegates. In addition, he represents the AVMA at World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA).
Committed to continuing education, Dr. Kaddatz is a past president and board of directors member of the North American Veterinary Community. Their meeting, NAVC, is held in Orlando in January and is the largest veterinary CE meeting in the world.
Dr. Kaddatz has a special interest in soft tissue and orthopedic surgery. An avid golfer, he will golf anywhere, anytime. He and his wife, Jackie, like to spend their spare time golfing, reading, road biking, and enjoying the company of their pets, Halley (rough collie) and cat Trixie.
Renee Bayha DVM
Dr. Bayha was raised on a beef cattle farm in Mahopac, and her earliest memories are loving and caring for both large and small animals.
From Lakeland High School, Dr. Bayha went on to earn her BS and DVM degrees from Cornell University. She completed a large animal (equine) internship at the University of Pennsylvania before joining the Pound Ridge Veterinary Center. She has enjoyed a rewarding career here since 1988, and was voted one of Westchester County’s topVets in 2011 and 2012.
Cornell has remained a beacon of inspiration for her since her undergraduate days, and she serves in various volunteer leadership roles for both the veterinary college and Cornell University.
Always active in our community, Dr. Bayha has volunteered her veterinary skills to care for the 25 grey and red wolves at the Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem, New York, since 2001. She is also an active member of the Pound Ridge Community Church serving on various committees.
Dr. Bayha lives in South Salem with her husband, Tom Gossett and their two children, Billy and Elizabeth. The Gossett family shares their home with two dogs, Henry and Dottie, and a cat named Peter George. Dr. Bayha and Henry, a talented black Labrador Retriever, compete in AKC Hunt Tests; they have earned the highest title of Master Hunter and in 2015 qualified and competed at the Master National in South Carolina.
Christine Wilson DVM
Dr. Wilson was born and raised in the Bronx. She attended The Bronx High School of Science and received her undergraduate and veterinary degrees at Cornell University. She spent many summers working at the Bronx Zoo and completed an externship there in her final year at Cornell.
Since moving to South Salem, Dr. Wilson has volunteered at the Wolf Conservation Center in Cross River, New York. Her special interests include internal medicine and cardiology. She is planning to pursue her interest in acupuncture and alternative medicine in the near future.
Dr. Wilson lives with her husband, John, and their two children in South Salem. They are currently in search of a new four-legged addition to their family.
Lori Wilfling BVetMed
Dr. Wilfling grew up in the Hudson Valley, where little critters shaped her future. After completing her undergraduate studies at Cornell University, she earned her veterinary degree from the Royal Veterinary College in England in 2004. She has special interests in ophthalmology and dentistry.
After London, she returned home to practice in Rhinebeck and Connecticut. She's an avid hockey fan (let's go Rangers!) and enjoys ballroom dancing.
She and her husband share their home with a handsome 12 year old cat named Chas.