Our Team

Amy D. Bartholomew

Education and Experience
  • Bates College – Bachelor of Science, Biology (1988)
  • University of Pennsylvania – Veterinariae Medicinae Doctoris (1993)
  • Internship and Residency in Ambulatory Medicine – University of Pennsylvania, New Bolton Center (1993 – 1995)
  • Chi Institute – Attended Equine Acupuncture Course (2014)
Amy has a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Bates College. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 1993. Following graduation Amy entered a two-year residency program in Field Service at New Bolton Center, UPenn veterinary school’s large animal clinic.  There she taught fourth-year students on farm calls and also pursued her interest in neonatal calf health, sheep and goat medicine, and bovine herd health evaluations. After completing her residency Amy worked in both large and small animal clinics in New York and Vermont. At Cold Hollow Veterinary Services she continues to expand her knowledge and experience in small ruminants, alpacas and llamas through continuing education courses and seminars. Most recently Amy attended the Equine Acupuncture Course at the Chi Institute in Reddick, FL. Amy considers acupuncture, either alone or in combination with conventional medicine, a valuable tool in veterinary medicine. It can be especially helpful in organically raised animals. In horses, acupuncture has been shown to effectively alleviate pain and treat disease. Presently, Amy is offering acupuncture for horses, dairy cattle, sheep and goats.

Richard C. Bartholomew, Jr., VMD

Education and Experience

  • University of Vermont—Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry; Bachelor of Arts, Economics (1989)
  • University of Pennsylvania—Veterinariae Medicinae Doctoris (1994)

Rick received a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry and a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of Vermont. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 1994.

After graduation, Rick joined a large animal veterinary clinic in Granville, N.Y. He spent four years in this practice as a bovine and equine clinician. Rick also worked as a nutritional consultant for Feed Commodities Inc. for one year. In 2000 Rick and Amy started Cold Hollow Veterinary Services in Enosburg Falls, VT.

Rick believes it is imperative to treat the entire animal and its environment to successfully improve and maintain the animal’s well-being and general health.

Rick is a strong advocate of continuing education and spends many hours expanding his knowledge through seminars and short courses. He has concentrated on bovine nutrition, internal medicine, reproduction, ventilation systems and procedures to ensure cow and calf comfort in barns. Rick also has advanced training in equine internal medicine, reproduction, lameness, ophthalmology and dentistry.

His veterinary education/experience combined with his knowledge of agricultural economics and nutrition enables Rick to approach animal health issues with a unique perspective that serves both the animals and their owners.

Richard C. Bartholomew, Sr., DVM

Education and Experience

  • University of Vermont (1956 – 1958)
  • Cornell School of Veterinary Medicine – Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (1958 – 1962)
  • Faculty – Cornell University (1962 – 1968)
  • Faculty – University of Pennsylvania, New Bolton Center (1968 –1996)

Dick attended the University of Vermont and graduated from New York State Veterinary College at Cornell University. He interned in the large animal ambulatory clinic at Cornell before joining the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania, New Bolton Center for Large Animals. In addition to his clinical teaching responsibilities Dick was Head of the Large Animal Field Service and the Reproduction Department.

Dick and his wife Pat returned to Vermont in 2005. He taught Herd Health Management at Vermont Technical College for four years. He continues to work as a part-time consultant and clinician for his son, Rick, and daughter-in-law Amy.

Julie Kyle, DVM

Education and Experience

  • Bucknell University – Bachelor of Arts, French and Mathematics (1993)
  • University of Pennsylvania – Veterinariae Medicinae Doctoris (1999)

Julie received Bachelor of Arts degrees in both french and mathematics from Bucknell University. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. After graduation, Julie worked in a mixed practice in Plattsburg, N.Y.  She joined our growing practice in 2002.

Although she was born and raised in Pennsylvania, Julie considers Vermont to be her true home. She especially enjoys the relationships with farmers and clients that have formed over the years. Julie is dedicated to improving animal welfare and is involved in emergency preparation planning. She has traveled to rural areas of Haiti and Uganda where she lived for several weeks helping the local people in impoverished areas. On these trips she spent her time teaching the principles of good animal health practices as well as treating and vaccinating animals.

Julie lives on a farm in Fairfield with her cats Bungie and Gracie Mae, along with a plethora of friendly barn cats.

Daniel Jackson, DVM

Education and Experience

Daniel graduated in 2014, with distinction, from Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to veterinary school, Daniel worked throughout the United States and Asia as a wildlife conservation biologist, focusing on the interaction between agriculture and environmental health.

As a veterinary student, Daniel received awards for proficiency in equine and livestock clinical practice, and published applied research on the epidemiology of zoonotic agricultural disease. Immediately following graduation, Daniel completed a clinical internship for advanced study in livestock medicine, surgery and field service at Colorado State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. He mentored veterinary students and managed a diverse large animal caseload, which included beef and dairy cattle, small ruminants, camelids, swine, and equids. His areas of focus include animal welfare, pain management, epidemiology, metabolic disease, and neonatal critical care.

Daniel lives with his wife and son in Montgomery Center. As a large animal veterinarian, he hopes to strengthen communities and make food safer through bettering the lives of animals and people. When not caring for animals of the north, you might see him cycling the region’s many dirt roads, notches, and trails with his toddler in tow.

Nathan Hill, DVM

Education and Experience

  • Texas A&M – Bachelor of Science, Marine Sciences (1993)
  • Cornell University – Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (2011)

Nathan is interested in the connection between dairy productivity and animal well-being. He provides on-farm education and training in topics such as bovine lameness, low-stress cattle handling, neonatal calf housing, and calf feeding systems. Nathan’s approach to dairy production focuses on the client’s education as the key to successful management.

Karen Quintin

Veterinary Assistant


  • Dairy Production
  • Bovine Housing and Behavior
  • Herd Health Management

As a child, Karen discovered her love of animals by assisting her father tend their cows. When Karen wasn’t diligently maintaining the health of her cattle, she pursued her other passion, horseback riding. Karen, her husband, Andre, and 2 children own and manage a cow farm in North Hero, Vermont where she takes pride in caring for their calves. Karen dedicates her time to caring for her cattle and horseback riding.

Casey Fournier

Office Manager

Casey worked for the Immigration and Naturalization Services for six years before joining the Cold Hollow staff in 2008, as an office manager. Casey’s organizational skills and ability to multitask provides an invaluable asset to Cold Hollow’s growing business. Casey is a native Vermonter and lives in Franklin with her husband, Joe and four children.

Tami Brennan

Office Assistant

Tami joined the Cold Hollow family in the spring of 2014 as a part-time office assistant. Prior to scheduling large animal medical appointments, Tami scheduled patients for Alderbrook Dental in Essex Junction, Vermont. After moving to Bakersfield, Tami completed a two-year internship at Doe’s Leap Farm making organic goat cheese and kefir. Tami enjoys spending time with her husband, Terry, their 5 daughters and knitting, reading, and gardening.

Cold Hollow Veterinary Services

682 Duffy Hill Road • Enosburg Falls, Vermont 05450

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: 7AM – 4PM

Phone: (802) 933-2770
Fax: (802) 933-2777

For after hours emergencies, please call (802) 933-2770.

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Cold Hollow Veterinary Services

682 Duffy Hill Road • Enosburg Falls, Vermont 05450