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Mirthwood Medicine


We are an eclectic group of people - doctors, artists, musicians, techies, spiritualists - working together to heal and inspire, to bring our corner of the world into balance and to connect it with those places where the dream is shared by our kindred spirits

About Mirthwood


Mirth (murth) n. - gladness, joy


Mirthwood is 300 acres of enchanted forest in the Saranac Hollow of the Adirondack mountains.

The name was given to us by the forest itself in 2016.

Dr. Hannah McCormick chose this place to build the Saranac Veterinary Clinic in 1984.


She sold the clinic in 2022 to pursue her dream of creating a holistic veterinary practice and a space for creatives, artists and healers of every kind.

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Mirthwood People

Mirthwood Medicine is a collective of people and minds both scientific and artistic. We create, we heal, we explore and we share  - with each other and with like-minded people who want to contribute their time and talents in pursuit of making a better place in this little corner of the world

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Dr. Hannah McCormick, DVM

After graduating from the Cornell College Of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Hannah McCormick practiced large and small animal medicine in Westport, NY.

In 1984, she moved to Saranac, NY and built the Saranac Veterinary Clinic which she ran for over 35 years, all but the last few years as a solo practitioner.

During this time, she conserved, re-used and improvised to provide compassionate animal care that everyone could afford, even creating a special fund for pets with less-fortunate owners who needed a little extra help with costs.

In 2022 she sold the practice, now in Redford NY,  and created Mirthwood Medicine, a veterinary center focusing on holistic animal care, end of life in-home care, acupuncture, laser treatments, herbal medicine, homeopathy, nutraceuticals and more.

Neil Wright

After studying Electrical Engineering at RPI, Neil left engineering for a career in professional music, singing and performing on Keyboards and saxophones throughout the US and Canada, opening for or performing with such musicians as Ray Charles, Aaron Tippin, Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr., Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, The Pointer Sisters and others.

Returning to the North Country in 2013 to care for his aging parents, he found a kindred spirit in Hannah McCormick, who invited him to work with her at her clinic, which he did from 2016-22.

Now he works with her through Mirthwood as vet assistant, webmaster, IT, animal communicator and creative.

He performs with several groups and artists in Northern NY and VT and writes and records music in his own recording studio.

Laurie Wright

Laurie has over 30 years of experience caring for animals in various capacities as a veterinary assistant, receptionist and technician for hospitals and clinics in eastern Pennsylvania and New York.

Health and healing have long been interests of hers and she is devoted to the use of essential oils, nutritional health and holistic foods, supplements and nutraceuticals.

An avid gardener, she mixes florals and herbs in wonderful displays each year with special attention to creating homes and food for butterflies, bees and other denizens of the local forest.

Come winter, any little creature of the forest will find tasty snacks waiting to warm them up at her many feeders for the little ones, be they flying or scampering.

She assists Dr. Hannah and her clients with Mirthwood Clinic animal care and home euthanasia services.


Find us with GPS at:


3900 State Route 3
Saranac, NY 12981

Please note:


Clinic hours are

by  appointment  only

As we provide mobile veterinary services, we may be traveling to or from a client's home, barn or stable, etc.


We want to be sure and be 'home' when you drop by!

Directions?  Sure, no problem.  :-)

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