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Meet Our Palmer Veterinary Clinic Doctors

Dr. Lynn Palmer, Founder


Dr. Lynn G. Palmer was born July, 9th of 1922 in Carthage, New York. Throughout his life Dr. Palmer wore many hats; as a father he raised a fine family, as a patriot he served in World War II and protected his country, and as a citizen he represented the public’s ideals on a wide array of boards and organizations. In some ways he did seem to be a frustrated dairy farmer, as he always found ways to get back into dairy farming after leaving it. But mostly he was a country vet with the firm guiding belief to give the client value for their money, and provide service to a rural population of pet lovers. Click here to learn more about Dr. Lynn Palmer


Dr. George Palmer

Owner, Veterinarian

Education: Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine

Hi! I am a proud graduate of Beekmantown Central School, class 1972. I received a B.S. Degree from Union College. I graduated from Cornell University, NYS College of Veterinary Medicine in 1979. I worked two years in Chenango and St. Lawrence counties before returning to Plattsburgh in August of 1981. I have four great kids--Crystal, Greg, Glenn and Tim. The majority of my professional time is spent doing dairy cow production medicine, with a focus in reproductive work. I still enjoy doing some small animal appointments and visiting with my clients.


Besides working with dairy cows and their caretakers, I enjoy following hockey and football. I am a member of the Plattsburgh Lion’s Club and the Clinton County Fair Board. I am a parishioner of St. Peter’s Church in Plattsburgh.

If you have any issues relating to veterinary care that cannot be resolved after talking to your provider or the office manager, please contact me. As I spend a lot of time out of the office on farms the best way to contact me is via my voice mailbox.


Dr. Glenn Palmer

Owner, Veterinarian

Education: Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine

I graduated from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013. After working in the Finger Lakes region for a year, I returned to Plattsburgh in 2014 to join my father—Dr. George Palmer—at Palmer Veterinary as a third generation veterinarian. The clinic, opened in 1958 by my grandfather, Dr. Lynn Palmer, has grown significantly over the past six decades. My clinical time is primarily spent working with our local dairy farms to continuously improve herd health and productivity, but I can of course also be found in the clinic performing small animal medicine and on the road working with small ruminants and horses, as well.  


While at Cornell I met my wife, Tara. We have 3 daughters, dogs, cats, ferrets, and various species of egg-laying birds. I am a 2004 graduate of Beekmantown Central School where I was involved in many extracurricular activities including hockey and football. Through years of veterinary service, we are deeply rooted in our community and look forward to having the opportunity to take care of your animal care needs. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

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Dr. Karen Firda


Education: Mount Holyoke College, UMASS, Tufts University

I am originally from Massachusetts. I attended Mount Holyoke College, BA 1984, and UMASS, MS, 1987. I received my DVM from Tufts University in 1991.

I have lived in the North Country since then and enjoy hiking (ADK 46er) biking, and especially skiing. I like working with dairy cows and my favorite animals are cats.


Dr. Nathan Theobald


Education: Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University

I am from Delafield, Wisconsin, and attended the Milwaukee School of Engineering before graduating from the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. My interests include dairy medicine and small animal ophthalmology. I currently live with my wife, Stephanie, english bulldog, Monty, and two cats, Bernard and Lucy. I hope to buy a small farm in the next year.


Dr. Nick Sherman


Education: Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine

I am originally from Plattsburgh where I graduated from Seton Catholic. I attended the University of New Hampshire for my undergraduate degree and then moved on to Cornell University for veterinary school where I got to know Glenn Palmer.


I am proud to be practicing back in northern New York as my grandfather, Dr. Lawrence Sherman did for many years.

Outside of the office, I enjoy hiking, skiing, fishing and watching football on Sundays!


Dr. Sarah McCarter


Education: University of Massachusetts, Tufts University

I am originally from Bellingham, Massachusetts, a graduate of University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University.


I have a primary interest in large animals, domestic pets, and a personal interest in sheep, goats, and camelids. I maintain my own backyard farm operation with LaMancha goats, various sheep, and chickens.


Dr. Wayne Anderson


Education: University of Georgia

I obtained my DVM degree from the University of Georgia in 1981 where I also did graduate work. I practiced small animal medicine for 4 years, and then went to Cornell University to pursue residency training in Veterinary Pathology.


Although my principal work is as a pathologist, I enjoy helping out doing small animal work at the clinic. I consider myself a “gentleman farmer”, and own a herd of Scottish Highland and Hereford Cattle. I also have multiple horses and a donkey, many dogs and cats, and 2 birds.

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