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A 2006 graduate of Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Martha Hawksworth's quick-thinking and superior medical skills made her the perfect candidate for emergency and conventional veterinary medicine. She went on to practice at a mixed animal practice in Virginia, before returning to complete an internship in emergency medicine in Chicago. After leaving the Windy City, Dr. Hawksworth moved east to become the Medical Director of a large/small animal hospital in Westfield, Massachusetts. She returned home to Watkins Glen in November 2010 with the goal of opening up her own animal hospital. Her interests in veterinary medicine include internal medicine, emergency medicine, public health, and global veterinary medicine. In her spare time, Dr. Hawksworth enjoys hiking with her two Australian dogs, Ellie and Gabe, spending time with her husband, Paul Bartow, running, and riding her horse.
After earning her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1990 from the New York State College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University, Dr. Ohlinger pursued her passion for holistic veterinary medicine, studying classical veterinary homeopathy, acupuncture and herbal medicine with renowned teachers across the United States. As a result of her training, Dr. Ohlinger emphasizes natural approaches and minimal invasiveness when addressing illness and achieving health. An avid horse lover, she founded the Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program and served as its Executive Director, while also working as the Senior Examining Veterinarian at the Finger Lakes Racetrack in Farmington, New York. As past president of the Humane Society of Schuyler County, Dr. Ohlinger was instrumental in organizing the area's first free Spay/Neuter Clinic in 2002, a program that is still going strong. Dedicated to providing needed healthcare services, Dr. Ohlinger operated an ambulatory service covering a nine-county area. At Lakeside Veterinary Services, she continues to provide door-to-door, personalized care for farm and companion animals.