Clifton Park Veterinary Clinic

379 Ushers Rd
Ballston Lake, NY 12019



Clifton Park Veterinary Clinic - Our Doctors

Kelly Cooper, DVM

Dr. Cooper grew up in Clifton Park. She is a 1989 graduate of Shenendehowa High School. She earned her Bachelor of Science Magna Cum Laude in Animal Science at the University of Massachusetts in 1993, and graduated from The NYS College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University in 1997. Since graduation, she has been living in Saratoga County and working in the Capital District until her purchase of Country Knolls Animal Hospital from Dr. Bogaard. Dr. Cooper renamed the hospital Clifton Park Veterinary Clinic a few years after purchasing. She currently has 2 cats (Lucifer and Mazikeen), 2 dogs (Benny and Misty), 1 husband and 1 son (whom she sometimes wishes she could leash!). She is a cycling nut, so don’t be surprised if you see her on the local roads on her road bike, or out in the woods on her mountain bike. She has also recently returned to the sport of Foil Fencing, which she competed in during college, and is involved with her son’s Boy Scout Troop.


Jill Zager, DVM

Dr. Zager is originally from Long Island and moved to upstate New York in 1992. After graduating high school she went to SUNY Delhi, where she earned an Associates degree in Veterinary Technology in 1999, and became a licensed veterinary technician. She finished her undergraduate education at Cornell University where she earned a Bachelors degree in Animal Science. She then went on to Ross University where she graduated with her DVM in 2005. In 2013, Dr. Zager became certified through the Chi Institute in veterinary acupuncture. In 2015, she became certified as a Veterinary Pain Practitioner through the International Veterinary Association of Pain Management (IVAPM). In 2016, through the University of Tennessee, she became certified in Canine Rehabilitation. She earned a certification in Chinese herbal therapy through the Chi Institute and performs acupuncture on our patients.  Dr. Zager has a house full of pets. They include 1 dog (Kenzie) and 2 cats (Schwartz, & Autumn). She also loves to spend time horseback riding, and has 3 horses, two Halflingers, Mister & Murphy, and a Haflinger/welsh pony cross, Frannie