Our Veterinarians have made the news! Learn more about the emergency c-section completed by Dr. Tyson Benson at the New York State Fair!
Dr. Tyson Benson grew up on a dairy farm in Lansing, NY. In order to capitalize on the farm life experience, his parents populated the dairy farm with various other species including a pony, pigs, goats, a rabbit, ducks, dogs, cats, a donkey, and chickens. It is therefore no surprise that Tyson was inclined to work with animals as a career. Cornell Vet School was graced with his presence until 2009, at which time he took a job in New Mexico. It wasn’t long before he missed the snow and overcast skies of upstate New York and therefore had to return; initially taking a job as a mixed animal vet with Brookside Veterinary Clinic. In July of 2013 Tyson bought half the business and rechristened it Homestead Large Animal and quit seeing dogs and cats in order to focus on the horses, cows, alpacas, llamas, goats, and sheep. After a workday filled with farm animals, Tyson returns home to spend time with his wife, Victoria, and some truly wild things: his seven kids.
Karen Coates is an integral part of the Homestead team. She has been working in the large animal business for over 30 years, starting with Dr. John Flynn, in 1985, then working with Dr. Tom Gill, and most recently for Dr. Tyson Benson here at Homestead. She handles scheduling for all the large animal clients as well as the clinic’s book keeping. Karen enjoys spending her free time with her husband Kevin, their 5 children and their grandchildren. She also enjoys traveling, camping, reading, baking, and working in her yard and garden.