Sally Haddock, DVM
Dr. Sally Haddock is the owner of St. Marks Veterinary Hospital. A native of Ohio, Dr. Haddock received her Bachelor's degree in Zoology from Miami University (Ohio) and in 1980, her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the Ohio State University.
Prior to opening St. Marks Veterinary Hospital, Dr. Haddock was selected for a one year internship followed by a two-year medical residency at the Animal Medical Center located in New York City.
Dr. Haddock has numerous veterinary interests. Special interests include laser surgery and avian (bird) and exotic animal medicine.
Even with her busy practice, Dr. Haddock finds time for hobbies. She enjoys downhill skiing, biking, scuba diving, and gardening.
Dr. Haddock is married to Tom Birchard, owner of Veselka Restaurant, a Ukrainian/American restaurant located down the block from St. Marks Veterinary Hospital. Together they are parents to 3 children; Kristen, Todd, and Sara. Dr. Haddock's family also includes 2 pets: Fonzi, a Bernese Mountain Dog; and Barley, a yellow lab from Guiding Eyes for the Blind
Dr. Haddock is one of a few select veterinarians who have received the Merit Award, and in April 2003, the Outstanding Service Award from the Veterinary Medical Association of New York City.
Dr. Sally Haddock's book, "The Making of A Woman Vet," describes the rigors of veterinary college and the trials and triumphs of veterinary practice.
Dr. Mihoko Seki started here at St Marks Vet in 2016 and is a graduate from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. She started her college career at Ohio State University which is where she realized that the love for her three family-owned dogs (Oreo, Chocolat, and Brooke) steered her into the direction of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Seki transferred to the University of Illinois where she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science. While being a full-time student, she worked at the Vet School’s Diagnostic Microbiology Lab to learn more about our furry animals' diseases. This gave her incredible insight on our pet’s manifestations that are growing in and outside of their bodies. Dr. Seki enjoys performing surgery and working with exotic animals! She was trained in surgery at the Tampa Bay Humane Society. She also volunteered for the veterinary school’s Wildlife Medical Center for over 3 years diagnosing and treating unique patients.
Dr. Seki has lived in New York, Ohio, Japan, and Illinois. With all her relocation as a child, she developed the love for traveling and experiencing different cultures outside of this country. Dr. Seki enjoys watching soccer and has visited the last two World Cups (South Africa and Brazil), with the intentions of going to Russia in 2018! Aside from traveling, she is an avid fan of trying new foods and is enjoying the diverse restaurants NYC has to offer. She is currently living with a 2 year old kitten named T-Rex and he is as much trouble as his name!
Dr. Samantha Barth joined St. Marks Vet in July 2017. She is originally from Texas, but spent most of her life in rural, central Florida. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation. Her interest in veterinary medicine was started by being a member of her local high school FFA chapter, and fostered by working as a veterinary nurse during and after college. She also helped rehabilitate and relocate native Florida wildlife with local organizations.
Dr. Barth received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from St. George’s University in Grenada, West Indies. After graduating, she completed a rigorous small animal rotating internship at The Animal Medical Center in Manhattan. Her professional interests include internal medicine, dermatology and emergency medicine.
Dr. Barth currently lives in Brooklyn with her boyfriend and her sassy tortoiseshell cat, Aerial. Every day is an adventure in exploring NYC and sampling different cuisines. Other hobbies she enjoys include reading, cooking and baking, yoga, travel (current list includes: Costa Rica, Ireland, Grenada, Barbados, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkey, many more to be added!) and playing the flute and piccolo.
Dr. Simone McLaughlin joined the staff of St Marks Veterinary Hospital in September 2017. Growing up in Chelsea, New York City, her love for animals started at a young age. The pursuit of her interests included volunteering one summer at St Marks Vet when she was 16 years old.
She attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she received her Bachelors in Animal Science after which, Dr McLaughlin went to veterinary school in London United Kingdom at the Royal Veterinary College. She became further interested in small animal cardiology, dermatology and diagnostics. She presented her thesis on feline ultrasonography at the British Small Animal Veterinary Conference. She was also able to pursue her other interest, traveling, while living in Europe. She met her future husband at vet school and they moved back together to the states.
Dr. McLaughlin continues to live in Chelsea with her dog Lincoln, her husband and their newborn son Landon! She continues to travel during her down time and hopes to pass on the family interest in veterinary medicine to her son. Dr. McLaughlin spent this last summer in the Adirondacks hiking and swimming with her family. She also enjoys yoga, cooking, good movies, and most recently spending time with her son.