For as long as I can remember I have wanted to work with animals, to be doing that today at such an incredible practice with an awesome team is more than I could have asked for. I started working towards becoming a technician in high school when I attended Essex Agricultural and Technical High School. After graduating in 2010 I attended UMass Amherst and received my bachelor’s degree in animal science in 2014. That spring I enrolled in North Shore Community College’s veterinary technology program. As part of the course I had to complete an internship and that is where my relationship with the MAC began. After completing my summer internship I was honored with I was offered a part time position as a technician. Following graduation, I began working full-time here and passed the Veterinary Technician National Exam allowing me to become a Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT). Since then I have started working in surgery and I love it! I continue to learn new things every day and grow as a person and as a technician.
When I’m not at work I can probably be found catering to my “zoo” at home. I currently share my home with my adorable Chiweenie dog Max, my 4 cats, Harley Quinn, Nigel, Freya and Oreo, and my two Cockatiels – Dexter and Diaval. I also enjoy attending as many country concerts as my sister and I can possibly fit into our schedules, so far our record is 3 in 1 week.
I can’t wait to see what my future at the MAC holds, I hope to learn so much more and strive to be the best technician I can be. I look forward to meeting and caring for all your furry family members!
I joined the MAC family in 2017 first working as a Client Care Representative and now as a Certified Veterinary Technician. I am a graduate from the Veterinary Technology program at North Shore Community College as of May 2018. I also passed my national board exam (VTNE) in August 2018, enabling me to work as a Certified Veterinary Technician.
When I am not helping to take care of everyone’s furry family members, you can find me cuddling my own. During the nice weather, you can find me on the beach with a good book or kayaking. When winter rolls around I try to get in as much fun outdoor activities with my family as weather permits. Let’s not forget about your wonderful New England sports teams, which I enjoy immensely.
Since I was a child, I have always had a strong love for animals (especially cats!), so my decision to become a Veterinary Technician was an easy one. Before joining the MAC team, I spent 4 years working at a busy Emergency Veterinary Hospital where I learned a lot of valuable skills. The move from Emergency Medicine to a “general practice” clinic was a great change for me as I pride myself on giving the best patient care possible, and improving the lives of our furry friends.
When I’m not working, I spend a lot of time with my 2 cats; “Dolly Purrton”, and my 3-legged cat “Wanda Catson”. I also enjoy practicing Martial Arts (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu), traveling, and running my own small business where I make and sell my own line of natural grooming products.
I am proud of my role as a Veterinary Technician, and love how rewarding it is to see the level of care that we are able to provide to our patients on a daily basis. I thoroughly enjoy meeting and educating our clients at the MAC, and look forward to meeting all of your four-legged (and even 3-legged!) friends.
Over the years, I have always brought my animals to the MAC. I consistently had pleasant experiences here, and now I am fortunate enough to be part of the team. I graduated from Northshore Community College in May 2014 from the Animal Care program. I’m grateful to have great relationships with my peers here and the clients as well.
I have a Yorkie named Kandy and a kitty named Nala. Growing up, I always knew I wanted to work with animals because I have such a passion for them. There has always been a special place in my heart for them.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and also traveling. In the future, I plan to continue to help animals and strive to become a better “me”.
I have always been a huge animal lover but never knew it would turn into a career someday. I didn’t have much of a choice growing up in a house with my mother who you could definitely call a crazy cat lady! We always had three cats while I was growing up along with little critters like gerbils, frogs and fish. It wasn’t until I adopted my Pit Bull Horatio in 2012, when I knew I needed to get into a field involving animals. He has been my inspiration to advocate for such a misunderstood breed and someday hopefully start my own rescue. I started working with animals at a small shelter in 2013, the same place I adopted my pooch from, helping with socialization of dogs, training, home checks, and visits to the vet.
I got my first job as a technician in early 2014 and joined the MAC team in the summer of 2015. Although I am a new member of this great group of people, I feel like I have been working here forever. I am very grateful to have an opportunity to learn and help animals in need at such an excellent hospital with an even better staff!
I graduated from Merrimack College in the spring of 2013. In my spare time I cater to my dogs every need and coordinate play dates with his uncountable amount of lady friends. I also enjoy taking in as many Sox, Celtics, Patriots, and Bruins games as physically possible.
Hope to see you and your furry families soon!
I always knew growing up I would one day work with animals. I started my career in 1999 working for a general practice in Andover. I attended Essex Agricultural and Technical High School majoring in animal science and spent a few semesters in college majoring in Veterinary Technology at North Shore Community College. Prior to starting at The Melrose Animal Clinic I spent 9 years working as a Veterinary Technician in Emergency and critical care as well as Cardiology. I joined the Melrose Animal Clinic family in 2014.
Outside of work I share my home with my three cats Roxy, Penny Lane and Homie. In my spare time I enjoy exploring the outdoors in the North Shore area, traveling, attending concerts, and spending time with friends and family.
I was raised in Melrose and returned here after marriage to raise my family. I recently joined the staff at Melrose Animal Clinic and I am loving getting to know all our clients and their pets. I am excited to be part of this amazing team of people.
When I’m not at work, I love being a mom to my two daughters, and spending time with my husband and our two Bichon’s, Maggie and Brody.
As a recent addition to the Melrose Animal Clinic, I have the privilege to meet dedicated pet owners and their furry friends every day. I’m happy to be able to say that I love my job. I work with a team of knowledgeable, compassionate people who are always willing to teach me new things.
When I’m not at the clinic, I’m at home enjoying my time with my beautiful family and our wonderful pets (three dogs and one cat). I look forward to my future at the Melrose Animal Clinic.
I joined the Melrose Animal Clinic team in early 2013. I feel so lucky to have become part of what truly feels like a work family, and I am proud of what I get to do with them every day.
I have worked as a veterinary technician since graduation from North Shore Community College in 2003, and I achieved my certification in 2008. As a tech, my primary areas of interest are laboratory procedures, surgical nursing, and client education – especially for new puppy owners. I have also been working as an assistant in the NSCC Vet Tech program’s Surgical Nursing and Anesthesia course since 2011, and I am grateful and honored to help teach vet tech students in a practical setting.
My husband and I have two dogs and one cat – Luna, our mellow Golden Retriever, Petty, our hyperactive black Lab/hound mix; and Graham, our marshmallow of a tabby. In my free time, I enjoy reading, music, and random trivia.
I recently joined the Melrose Animal Clinic team in October 2013. I graduated from Michigan State University in 2008 with a Bachelor’s degree in Zoology. I have always had a passion for animals and have been working as a Veterinary Technician for almost six years.
I have a dog and a cat at home, Ella, a very energetic chocolate lab, and Oliver, a lazy orange tabby.
In my spare time, I enjoy trail walks with Ella, reading, and spending time with my family and friends.
I came to The Melrose Animal Clinic in April 2012. I have over 10 years’ experience working in the animal care field. Animals have been my passion since I was young and it has been a pleasure working alongside such skilled and caring professionals. I love meeting both the two-legged clients and four-legged patients. I live at home with my pets whom I love dearly.
I started working the front desk at The Melrose Animal Clinic in June of 2010. Every day is an adventure, and I can honestly say I love my job. It has been a pleasure getting to know our clients and their adorable pets. I am proud to be part of such a dedicated and compassionate staff, and look forward to many happy years here.
I grew up in the area and live with my husband, two children, two dogs “Rosie” and “Riley”, and a bunny named “Peter”.
I was a stay at home mom for many years and just recently joined the team at The Melrose Animal Clinic last summer and what a great place it is to work! I really enjoy working at a place where I get to share my love for animals.
I have been with the Melrose Animal Clinic since January 2012 and find myself so lucky to be part of such an amazing team! I received my degree in Veterinary Technology from North Shore Community College in 2003, and have been a certified veterinary technician since 2006. I am also a registered nurse, receiving my B.S.N. from Salem State College in 2008. I currently reside here on the North Shore with my two wonderful kitties, Milo and Ruby. In addition to my passion for animals, I also enjoy vacationing, running, camping, skiing… pretty much all aspects of outdoor fun!
I have loved being around animals for as long as I can remember! I grew up with multiple guinea pigs, a corgi named Ollie, and a rabbit named Owen. Growing up, one of my favorite book series was “All Creatures Great and Small” memoirs written by James Harriet. It was after reading these books (and watching the TV series) that I began to consider a career in the veterinary field.
While I explored many areas of study in college including anthropology and music, I kept coming back to working with animals. While in college, I had the privilege of studying abroad in Madagascar. There I studied bold and shy characteristics in brown mouse lemurs and got to work with renowned primatologist, Patricia Wright. While my time in Madagascar was absolutely incredible, I realized that I wanted to have a career with animals that was more hands on. In 2017, I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and moved to the greater Boston area where I now live with my boyfriend Ben and our two fur babies, a corgi puppy names Martin, and a fancy hamster named Delilah. The MAC has been so welcoming, and I can’t wait to continue working with such wonderful people and animals!
I joined the Melrose Animal Clinic family in September 2011. I never thought I’d be so happy to come to work every day! I have always had such a strong passion for animals, ever since I was a child. I hope to take my VTNE test in the near future to become certified.
I have 2 cats, “Bubba” and “Rosie” and a very sweet Border Collie name “Kali”.
Kali is the most lovable, loyal and sweetest girl you will ever meet. She has endless energy and is always by my side. She is extremely smart, but don’t give her a ball or she won’t leave you alone for days.Bubba (also known as Petie), was my grandmothers cat. When my grandmother passed away Bubba desperately needed a home. He has grown up knowing only my grandmother, and was very fearful and could be aggressive, so it was almost impossible finding him a new home, but he had taken a liking to me. When everyone had given up on him, I decided to take him home to join my family. It’s been a tough year trying to get him adjusted to his new home, and living with another cat and a dog, but he has come SO far, he has made such progress, and I am so glad I gave him a chance to live out his life. He is a whole 20 pounds of special, but he is an Olympic snuggle bug and I love him dearly. Rosie, even with her princess attitude, is so full of spice and we adore her, it is quite comical watching the 2 of them battle it out.
The staff and clients make the clinic such a warm and comfortable place to spend every day. It’s so rewarding to be able to help improve the lives of the sick and healthy all day long.
I grew up in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School in 1993. I joined the MAC team in 1996 and plan to be a “lifer”! I am married with two children and currently own “The STUDIO” a dance school here in Melrose. I truly love working with animals, especially in the areas of dental radiology and helping grieving families cope with the loss of their beloved pets.
I have a houseful of both human and furry children, currently consisting of two daughters, one son, three dogs and one kitty that rules us all.
I have worked at the Melrose Animal Clinic since 1989. I have “come up through the ranks” so to speak and thoroughly enjoy my current position as Practice Manager. I attended the American Animal Hospital Association Veterinary Management School in Colorado, I am also a member of the VHMA (Veterinary Hospital Management Association).
Every day is different at the clinic, some are sad, some are happy, but each day always provides a personal sense of fulfillment. I truly have found my passion and feel every day is a learning experience and a chance to cultivate the human/animal bond.