our doctors

Dr. John Reynolds
Dr. John Reynolds
Proprietor

When John was growing up, he had an affinity for pets. However, both his brother and sister were severely allergic to cats and dogs. So he had guinea pigs, gerbils, and a pet rat instead. John had never been to a veterinary hospital, but when he was a junior in high school he read “All Creatures Great and Small” by James Herriot. After reading the book John said he was enthralled with the idea of being a veterinarian. He spent the next few years working in veterinary hospitals with both large and small animals. When John was asked why he became a veterinarian, he said “I focused my education on the biological sciences. I love learning about biology, problem-solving, working with people and working with animals. So veterinary medicine was a perfect fit, and still is.”
John acquired his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at the New York State College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell in Ithaca. He also completed an internship for small animals at Oradell Animal Hospital in Oradell, New Jersey.

Dr. Reynolds has been with Pittsfield Veterinary Hospital for over 21 years. He said, “We currently have a fantastic team of people who all bring unique skills and personality traits to work every day that keeps it interesting. Our veterinarian group works fantastically well together, pushing each other to learn new things, to keep our medical and surgical skills high and to work together to provide a high level of medicine and surgery to our patients. Our facility is a lovely place to go to work every day – we get to enjoy the beauty of the Berkshires out our windows!” John has found a passion for managing the veterinary hospital and resort. He enjoys the challenge of improving the patient and client experience that we offer, but at the same time, improve the efficiency of our team and our protocols.
Outside of work John relishes running on a regular basis and occasionally competing in 5K and ½ marathons. You can also find him kayaking in the Berkshires or the oceans when he can get there. He loves to travel our country and too far distant lands, especially if there are icebergs involved. When John is at home he enjoys building rock walls, creating pastures for his barn critters, fixing fences, and settling down with his wife Val, and the dogs to watch a good movie.
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John and Val arrived at the Berkshires in 1996 with one infant child in tow. Since then, two more daughters arrived, grew up, enjoyed the Berkshires and have fledged from the nest. John said, “We are enjoying watching their adventures from our quieter empty nest in Richmond.” The current “furry " Reynolds family includes Jemma, a mixed breed rat terrier and Crinky, a fawn Pug. They have occasional stays with their daughter Julia’s dog Einstein, a bizarre mix of terrier, short legs, lots of hair and crooked smile. Henry, the tailless cat, is their only mighty hunter. Out in the barn is John Henry, a toy Shetland pony and Bea and Trixie, two Angora/pygmy goats. Their big horse Sully is currently off visiting another farm.

Dr. Michelle Looney​​​​​​​
Dr. Michelle Looney​​​​​​​
Medical Director

Michelle Looney is a native of Berkshire County. She grew up in Hancock, MA and attended school in New Lebanon, NY. The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY was her stepping-stone into the University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine in Knoxville, TN. Following vet school, she completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Oradell Animal Hospital in Oradell, NJ.
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Before joining Pittsfield Veterinary Hospital, Dr. Looney practiced with Intown Veterinary Group located north of Boston for nine years. Intown is a group of hospitals that utilize veterinary general practitioners, veterinary specialists and has an emphasis on emergency and critical care. Though she loved the Boston area and the Intown vet group, Dr. Looney is very happy to be home in the Berkshires and near her family. She enjoys emergency medicine and general practice, including exotic animal care. While her family is young, Dr. Looney intends to share her time between work and caring for her three beautiful children. She has two mixed breed dogs named Moses and Turtle and a Maine Coon cat who goes by Marlin. She loves hiking, racquetball, and swimming.

Dr. Bridget Pope​​​​​​​
Dr. Bridget Pope​​​​​​​

Bridget was born and raised in Southern Vermont on a small horse farm. Animals have always been a huge part of her life and the compassion she had for them drove her to want to have a positive impact on their lives, and the lives of their owners. When asked what aspired her to become a Veterinarian, she said, “Going to work every day knowing that I would be able to promote the health and welfare of animals, alleviate suffering and educate their human counterparts really propelled my desire to become a Veterinarian from a very young age.”

Bridget ambitiously chased that dream and attended New Hampshire University where she obtained her B.S. in Pre Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, she continued her academic career at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and completed her Clinical year at Cornell University School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Pope graduated in May of 2014 when she joined Pittsfield Veterinary Hospital as a full-time associate and moved to the Berkshires.

Dr. Pope can see a variety of animals with various illnesses during a typical workday. However, no two days are alike at Pittsfield Vet. She practice's general small animal medicine with a special interest in soft tissue and orthopedic surgery. Dr. Pope was asked about her role at PVH, and she said, “Every wellness exam is different and it's exciting to get to know each and every patient. Veterinary Medicine is extremely dynamic which requires us to use various diagnostic tools, communication with owners and our comprehensive and ever-evolving education to provide the best possible care. It requires a lot of dedication and commitment. Yes, some days are challenging but positive outcomes for the animal & owner can be extremely rewarding.”

During Undergraduate school, Bridget met her husband Spencer, who is also an avid animal lover and outdoor enthusiast. Together they love spending time outside. Some of their favorite activities include hiking, skiing, and horseback riding. They also spend a lot of time traveling with their two beautiful children, Alexander (a very active toddler) and Anika (their newborn baby), to see family.
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At home, you can find two wonderful dogs with unique personalities. There is a 6-year-old black mouth Cur named Indiana Jones and a 5-year-old boxer mix named Sammy, both of whom were brought home for the Caribbean. The Pope family also has an ancient English Lop rabbit who hops around the house and hangs out with the dogs.

Dr. Madeleine Hoog-Crellin
Dr. Madeleine Hoog-Crellin

Dr. Mady is a 2007 graduate of the University of Vermont with a BS in Animal Sciences where she participated on the Dressage Team and Volleyball Team. In 2011 she graduated Iowa State University College of Veterinary medicine and was an active participant in the ISU Feral Cat Alliance and the Holistic club.
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Dr. Mady specializes in Chiropractic, Acupuncture and Holistic medicine and has interests in homeopathy, Chinese herbs, and physical therapy. She completed the veterinary spinal manipulation course at the Healing Oasis in Wisconsin in addition to completing the mixed animal acupuncture course at the Chi Institute in Florida. She lives in Canaan NY with her husband and daughter and continues to ride horses and play volleyball on a local team. Dr. Mady is fluent in French.

Dr. Elizabeth Kulik
Dr. Elizabeth Kulik

Dr. Kulik, a graduate of the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, joined the team at Pittsfield Veterinary Hospital in June 2016. Prior to veterinary school, Dr. Kulik obtained a B.A. in Sociology from Tufts University and worked at a nonprofit organization in Washington, DC for several years. A native of Worthington, MA, Dr. Kulik now lives in Hinsdale and is thrilled to be back at home in the Berkshires.

Dr. Kulik loves being a general practitioner because the wide variety of patients and medical concerns makes every day unique! She enjoys working with clients to meet their individual needs and the needs of their animal companions.
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In her free time, Dr. Kulik enjoys sewing, kayaking, and observing wildlife. She and her partner Matt have two pets: a cat named Levon and a dog named Tucker.

Dr. Rebecca Barclay
Dr. Rebecca Barclay
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Rebecca grew up in New Jersey with her parents, two older sisters and numerous pets. After graduating from high school, Rebecca worked at a small animal hospital that really helped develop her interest in veterinary medicine. She attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst for her undergraduate studies where she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Pre-Veterinary Sciences. After finishing up her studies in Massachusetts she then moved to Minnesota and received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Minnesota.

Rebecca is enjoying her new position with us at Pittsfield Veterinary Hospital and is thrilled to be back on the east coast. She has a special interest in preventative medicine and loves the diversity of being a general practitioner.
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When she has some downtime, Rebecca loves spending time with her cat Archer, horseback riding, reading a good book with a nice glass of wine, or participating in a 5k/10k. She is looking forward to exploring everything the Berkshires has to offer. Rebecca is excited to experience the winter time in the Berkshires and take advantage of our great local ski resorts because she loves downhill skiing.