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Our skilled veterinary team at The Beacon Veterinary Associates is here to provide outstanding care to pets.

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Hospital Director

Janet M. Cosh, Beacon Hospital Manager

Janet M. Cosh

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First and foremost, Janet is a Mom to three amazing children whom she affectionately refers to as "her favorite people," along with being a Mom to two adorable Chihuahuas named Zeus (pictured) and Zoro (who is also quite handsome but very camera shy!).  She's spent most of her life in the Mid-Hudson Valley and comes to us with an extensive background in management across many fields, including non-profits, higher education, law, and human healthcare, but found the veterinary field to be the most rewarding. She is thrilled to be back to managing a busy small animal hospital, and is honored to be part of the amazing team at the Beacon Veterinary Associates.

When not in the office, spending time with her kids, or cuddling her dogs, Janet likes to take long walks, visit the beach, tend to her gardens, work on her landscape rock art, paper craft, and attend arts and crafts festivals.


Jeanette, Beacon Receptionist


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Jeanette is one of our front desk receptionists here at the Beacon Vet. She comes to us with a 20-plus-year history of working with Orthopedic Surgeons in human medicine as an Office Administrator and Medical Biller. She is a graduate of the Mandl School of Allied Health as well as being a certified Medical Biller.

After so many years in this field, she decided to make a career change because of her love for all animals great and small. As per Jeanette, “Every day is a new learning experience.” As a Veterinary receptionist, I get to greet both people and their pets all day, which I love. Each owner loves their pet dearly and relies on our guidance and support to help their baby.”

Jeanette is a mom to a son, 3 dogs, a cat, and 2 red ear slider turtles. She loves spending quality time with her “kids,” photography, traveling, amusement parks, and festivals.

Nadine, Beacon Receptionist


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Nadine, a California native, moved to the Hudson Valley in June of 2022 from Long Island, NY. She has over 10 years of experience in veterinary medicine, including in high-volume emergency hospitals and in spay/neuter mobile clinics.

In California, she assisted Veterinarians on 'ranch calls' and home visits for a more personal veterinary experience. While living on Long Island, Nadine volunteered at a fire department, becoming one of their EMTs and later, an EMT-Critical Care technician. After a few years of being a Vet Assistant by day and EMT by night, she shifted her focus to learning communications with pet parents. 

Nowadays, Nadine enjoys the beautiful hiking trails in our area and teaching her cats new tricks. Nadine will be in our front office ready to greet you and your fur-baby with a smile.

Veterinary Assistants

Stephany, Beacon Veterinary Assistant


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Stephany is originally from Brooklyn, NY and relocated to Beacon in August 2021. She graduated from Stony Brook University with a bachelor degree in biology, minoring in anthropology. She started her professional career in human medicine, volunteering as an EMT in New York City.

Being a big animal lover, she decided to further her medical knowledge, branching out into animal medicine. Stephany joined the fabulous team at The Beacon Vet in June 2022 as a veterinary assistant and receptionist. In the fall, she will be attending SUNY Ulster to start her journey to becoming a licensed technician.

When Stephany is not here helping at the front desk or assisting the technicians and doctors, she loves to spend time with her husky mix Dozer who she rescued about a year ago. Stephany looks forward to getting to know the Beacon community and exploring the many restaurants and shops the Hudson valley has to offer.

Wendy, Beacon Veterinary Assistant


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Wendy has worked at the Beacon Veterinary Associates for two years. She has several decades of experience in the veterinary medical field with both domestic and wild animals. She holds several undergraduate degrees, as well as extensive lifelong education credits and experiences in the veterinary medicine topics. She enjoys being a part of the veterinary healthcare team.



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Lily is currently a student at SUNY Ulster who is completing her degree in Veterinary Technology. She grew up in Beacon and loves to be able to work so close to home and be directly involved in our community. Lily comes to us with almost 6 years of experience working in veterinary medicine. She is passionate about providing gentle, loving care for your pets as she would if they were her own.

She has two dogs, Ollie and Luna, as well as three cats, Jax, Leo, and Mia. When Lily is not here loving on your pets, she loves to spend time in nature, practicing lots of self-care, exercising, and enjoying everything Beacon has to offer.

Veterinary Technicians

Vanessa, Beacon Veterinary Technician


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Vanessa is one of our talented veterinary technicians. She has been with The Beacon Vet since June 2021. She has two fur babies of her own. Laiani is 5 year old German shepherd mix, whom Vanessa and her husband rescued when she was just 5 months old. She was found as a stray wandering the streets of North Carolina with her brother and her father. Sarge is the baby of their family, a 2-year-old black sable purebred German Shepherd, adopted from a breeder in Virginia. When Vanessa is not working, she enjoys being outdoors. She likes sightseeing, traveling to new places, hiking, camping, kayaking, and simply enjoying the company of her loved ones. Vanessa very caring, open, and easygoing. She loves spending time and taking care of all the fur babies that come into our practice.

Cassidy, Beacon Veterinary Technician


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Cassidy grew up in western Connecticut and ended up in Nashville, TN for college. In school, she studied History (and had a muted dream of becoming a songwriter), but eventually found her passion for working with animals of all kinds.She graduated cum laude from the veterinary technology program at Volunteer State Community College in 2019 and passed the VTNE (Veterinary Technician National Exam) later that year.

Cassidy worked at a small animal clinic in Nashville for almost 6 years, alongside a mobile vaccination clinic that traveled across the southern states delivering preventative care to dogs and cats.She has worked with many different types of exotic animals (such as birds, reptiles, amphibians), and pocket pets (such as rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, ferrets, and other rodents).She moved back to the northeast in 2022 with her dog Leo, a beagle/dachshund mix who is a rescue from middle Tennessee (and who is very sassy). In her free time, you can probably catch her listening to music or hanging out in nature (likely with Leo).

Nicole, Beacon Veterinary Technician


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Nicole first became a Licensed Veterinary Technician in 2019. Since then, she’s had the pleasure of working with and caring for a variety of patients, including cats and dogs, wildlife, exotic pets, and zoo life. Of all the animals she’s met, however, her favorite remains the humble guinea pig, of which she currently has three: Basil, Ginger, and Pfeffer. They graciously share the spotlight with her two dogs: Kosmo and Smokey, who enjoy going on hikes with her and playing fetch in the backyard. When Nicole’s not working, she’s usually outside in her garden, making art in her studio, or spending time with her nephews.

Welcoming New Patients, Beacon Vet

Now Welcoming New Patients

Our vets at The Beacon Veterinary Associates are now accepting new patients! Our experienced team of veterinary professionals are passionate about giving the cats and dogs of Beacon the health care they need. Contact us today to schedule your pet's first appointment.

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