Troy Veterinary Hospital Veterinary Team

Meet the Troy Veterinary Hospital Veterinarians and Team! We are delighted to provide exceptional veterinary care for your pets!


We Look Forward To Meeting You

Troy Veterinary Hospital has assembled an expert team of veterinary professionals to provide your pet with the best possible care. We are very excited to meet you!

Dr. Laura Engel

Dr. Engel has been with us since starting her career. She is a graduate of Cornell University. Dr. Engel loves all facets of general veterinary practice, but surgery is her favorite part of being a veterinarian because a successful surgery is advantageous for all involved. Dr. Engel knew from age six that she wanted to be a veterinarian. She has always enjoyed helping pets and their owners; she couldn’t imagine doing anything else. With every patient, Dr. Engel’s goal is to perform a thorough exam so she can provide the best recommendations. She wants to make sure she answers all questions an owner has so they feel comfortable in their pet’s treatment decisions. Outside of work, Dr. Engel loves to run. She travels all over to participate in 5ks and marathons! She has two beautiful pups named Clyde, a Pomeranian mix, and Dottie, a Chihuahua-Dachshund mix she rescued! 

Dr. John VanLieshout
Dr. vanLieshout, or Dr. John as we call him, has been part of the Troy Vet team since he graduated in 2016. He is a graduate of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and completed his clinical training at the University of Minnesota. Dr. vanLieshout loves all aspects of veterinary medicine but truly enjoys building relationships with his patients and their families throughout the life of their pet. His special interests include ultrasonography, and he will never shy away from a new and challenging surgery. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association as well as the Capital District Veterinary Medical Society. Outside of work, Dr. John spends his time with his wife, two children, and two rescue dogs- Java and Belle.
Dr. Bonnie Robertson

Dr. Robertson is a Mississippi State University graduate and has been with us since she started to practice. Dr. Robertson went into the veterinary field because she grew up with many animals and always enjoyed science and medicine. She enjoys internal medicine and is furthering her education in gerontology and end-of-life issues. Dr. Robertson is passionate about rehabilitating sick and injured pets without people and helping them find their forever homes.  Her favorite part of being a veterinarian is being able to help our clients and their furry companions. Also, to help those animals without a family. Dr. Robertson’s goal walking into every exam is to strive to provide quality healthcare to everyone’s furry companions, educate our clients, and promote the human-animal bond. She lives by the mantra, “veterinary medicine, along with being a science, is art. Everyone has something to contribute and to learn something new every day.” In Dr. Robertson’s free time, she enjoys gardening and being outside. She shares her home with her cats named, Hamish and Isabella. Her cats remind her of what is essential in life; they keep her grounded. 

Dr. Barbara Schmidt
Dr Schmidt is originally from Chile where she obtained her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2007. She moved to the U.S. to pursue an internship for internal medicine and obtain her North American Veterinarian license. Dr Schmidt has worked with multiple species of large and companion animals, likes building relationships with owners and their pets, enjoys the challenge of piecing together medical case challenges, and strives to be up-to-date with the most current medical therapies. Since moving to Upstate New York a few years ago she developed a love of winter, skiing, and being outside with her family.
Dina, Lead LVT
Kelly, LVT
Ashley, LVT
Maria, LVT
Rebecca, Lead Veterinary Assistant
Alexis, Veterinary Assistant
Kayla, Veterinary Assistant
Laura, Veterinary Assistant
Olivia, VeterinaryAssistant
Allie, Client Service Representative
Brianne, Client Service Representative
Natalie, Client Service Representative
Oli, Client Service Representative