Get to Know the Miller Animal Hospital Team
Dr. Michael Rice
A New York State native, Dr. Michael Rice grew up in Rensselaer. Dr. Rice did his undergraduate studies at Hudson Valley Community College. He graduated from Ross University with his doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2009. He practiced at a large multi doctor practice outside of Washington D.C. before returning to New York. Dr. Rice’s professional interests include surgery and ultrasound.
At home Dr. Rice has a large family and working farm. He and his wife enjoy activities like hiking and camping with their children and two dogs.
Dr. Evelyn Rice
Dr. Evelyn Rice grew up in the bay area of California. She received her Bachelor’s of Science from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Dr. Evelyn met Dr. Rice at Ross University while studying Veterinary Medicine. She also graduated with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2009. Before moving to New York she practiced at a multi doctor equine practice outside of Fredrichsburg, VA.
In addition to hiking and camping with her children and dogs, Dr. Evelyn Rice enjoys horseback.
Dr. Richard Brower
Dr. Richard Brower grew up on a dairy farm in Virginia. He graduated from Virginia Tech in 1981 with a degree in Animal Sciences. He met Dr. Wendy Kimmel while completing his Veterinary Medicine degree at Cornell University. Dr. Brower started his career in Connecticut before moving to New York in 1987 where he worked at several practices prior to starting at Miller Animal Hospital in 1996.
Dr. Brower has 3 grown children in addition to horses, cats and goats! He enjoys hiking and gardening.
Dr. Wendy Kimmel Brower
Dr. Wendy Brower grew up in Western New York. She graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Animal Sciences in 1982. She met Dr. Richard Brower while completing her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University which she received in 1985. Dr. Wendy Brower began her career at Miller Animal Hospital in 1991.
Dr. Wendy Brower has 3 grown children and enjoys riding her 4 horses. She also has 4 cats and 2 goats and enjoys hiking, camping and swimming.
Licensed Veterinary Technician
Kim has been working as a licensed Vet Tech for 31 years! She graduated from Suny Canton and started her career at the Wynantskill Vet Clinic. She joined the Miller Animal Hospital 12 years ago. Kim loves cats and movies. Kim has Cats and a dog at home along with a beautiful grandson she enjoys spending her time with when away from the clinic.
Susan has been working in the Veterinarian field for over 30 years! She has been a part of the Miller Animal Hospital family for 30 years as well. Susan previously worked on a dairy farm and loves bulldogs, bee keeping and gardening. Susan has a dog Jake, cat Mayhem and chickens at home.
Judy has been working as part of the Miller Animal Hospital Family for 20 years! She enjoys the Yankees and is an avid reader. Judy started at Miller Animal Hospital working in the kennels caring for hospitalized and boarded pets. Judy has since transitioned to working as a veterinarian assistant.
Mimi joined the Miller Animal Hospital family 7 years ago. She started working part time in the Kennel and has since transitioned to working as a veterinarian Assistant. Mimi is retired from her position as a Public Health Sanitarian worker with Rensselaer County. Mimi enjoys camping, kayaking and working out. She stays busy walking her 2 dogs and pet sitting.
Courtney joined the Miller Animal Hospital family a year ago. Courtney is currently enrolled in Veterinarian Technician School through San Juan College. Prior to moving to the area and joining MAH, Courtney worked at a horse sanctuary, assisted with managing barns and was an assistant manager at Burger King. Courtney enjoys riding her horses and hiking with her dog. Courtney has 2 cats, a dog and 2 horses.
Nicole recently moved to the area from Long Island and joined the Miller Animal Hospital Family about a month ago. Nicole has been working in the Veterinarian field as an assistant for 4 years. She is currently enrolled in Veterinary Technician School at Penn Foster. Nicole enjoys the outdoors, dirt bikes, and is family oriented. She especially enjoys trips home with her 2 pups to visit their “grandma”.
Jen joined the Miller Animal Hospital Family about a year ago. Jen has been working in the medical field for over 20 years. Jen enjoys hiking, photography and is a Pilate’s instructor. She has one dog who keeps her very active outside of the office.
Sheila has worked in the veterinarian field for 25 years! Originally from Boston, Sheila is an avid Boston Bruins Hockey fan. Sheila joined the Miller Animal Hospital Family 4 years ago and is our Lead front end specialist. She enjoys cooking, photography and is also a Yankees fan. Sheila has 2 dogs and cats that keep her busy when she is away from our busy phones!
Tonia has been working in the Veterinary industry for 25 years! She started her vet career at Mohawk Hudson Humane Society where she started their now thriving volunteer program. Tonia joined the Miller Animal Hospital 8 years ago as a veterinarian assistant and has more recently joined our front end staff. Prior to her time at MHHS, Tonia was the manager of the Towne Tavern. Tonia enjoys gardening, thrift shopping and yard sales. Tonia has 3 dogs and many cats to keep her on her toes at home!
Sandi started her career as a Veterinary Technician over 30 years ago! She recently moved back to the area and joined the Miller Animal Hospital Family a year ago. Sandi enjoys running, hiking, cooking and is always in the process of a DIY home project! Sandi has 2 children who keep her busy traveling! Sandi also has 2 dogs and a Bearded Dragon at home.
Joy has been working in the veterinary field and joined the Miller Animal Hospital Family 6 years ago. Joy is retired from her position as the Project Manager of NYS Education. She enjoys horses, reading and Movies! Joy has a horse, Mule, goats, barn and house kitties along with a Great Pyr at home to keep her plenty busy.