Two staff members dressed for Halloween: Veterinary Staff in Melrose
Our veterinary staff in Melrose

Meet Our Talented, Compassionate Veterinary Staff

Our staff are a group of hard-working, pet-loving, fun individuals who are devoted to providing the very best care for your companion. We pride ourselves on the quality service we offer to both you and your pet. Get to know us below and make an appointment soon to experience our level of care.

Our vets are amazing team members, too. Read their online bios here.

Michele Eagan: Veterinary Staff in Melrose

Michele Eagan, Hospital Administrator

Michele has worked at our Melrose Animal Clinic since 1989. She has "come up through the ranks," so to speak, and thoroughly enjoys her current position as Practice Manager. She attended the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA)'s Veterinary Management Institute in Colorado and is also a member of the VHMA (Veterinary Hospital Management Association).

Every day is different at the clinic; some are down, some are up, but each day always provides her with a personal sense of fulfillment. She truly has found her passion and feels every day is a learning experience and a chance to cultivate the human/animal bond.

She has a houseful of both human and furry children, currently consisting of two daughters, one son, three dogs, and one kitty that rules them all.

Janet: Veterinary Staff in Melrose

Janet, AS, Certified Veterinary Technician, Technician Manager

Janet, a native of Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School in 1993, and shortly after joined our Melrose Animal Clinic team in 1996. She envisions a lifelong commitment to her work. Alongside her marriage and two children, she is also the proprietor of "The Studio," a local dance school. Janet finds deep fulfillment in her work with animals, particularly in dental radiology, and supporting grieving families through the loss of their cherished pets. Janet is a valued member of our family.


Linda, Office Manager

Linda began her journey at Melrose Animal Clinic in June of 2010, starting at the front desk, and eventually being promoted to Office Manager. Our team has become her home, and she cannot envision working anywhere else. Linda takes great pride in being part of such a dedicated, hardworking, and compassionate team.

Growing up, Linda's household was always filled with cats, kittens, gerbils, hamsters, and birds, fostering her deep love for animals and nature. She has always been known as a "people" person.

Before joining the clinic, Linda spent a decade working in human services, coaching adults with special needs. After becoming a mother, she dedicated herself to raising her family. As her children grew older, Linda decided to reenter the workforce, where she was fortunate enough to find the most fulfilling job she'd ever had.

At home, Linda shares her space with Princey, a spirited terrier mix, and Chloe, a beautiful black cat, both of whom she adopted through the clinic. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking near local ponds and the ocean with Princey or spending time with her adult children.

Linda is grateful for the opportunity to interact with so many wonderful pets and their owners daily. She eagerly anticipates many more years at The Melrose Animal Clinic.

Annalise: Veterinary Staff in Melrose

Annalise, Marketing Manager

Annalise became part of our team in January 2018, and considers herself incredibly fortunate for the opportunity. She holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Salem State University and has dedicated time to volunteering at a local animal shelter for several years. Annalise's love for animals has been ingrained in her since childhood, fueling her desire to work with them. At home, she cares for her two beloved pets: Aquinnah, a black lab mix, and Tinsel, a tabby.

Outside of work, Annalise enjoys leisurely walks with her dog at Breakheart or, during warmer days, indulges in beach outings or tennis matches. She finds immense satisfaction in building connections with both patients and clients, making her role at the clinic truly fulfilling.

Becky: Veterinary Staff in Melrose

Becky, Assistant Office Manager

Becky was originally raised in Melrose and returned to her hometown with her husband to raise their two daughters after getting married. She joined the Melrose Animal Clinic in 2014, and being part of such a caring and supportive staff has been wonderful for her. Becky enjoys getting to know the clinic's clients and their pets.

In addition to her family, she has two wonderful dogs, Maggie and Brody, as well as two guinea pigs, Winni and Binx.

Paula: Veterinary Staff in Melrose

Paula, Client Care Representative

Paula grew up in the area and lives with her husband, two children, two dogs, Rosie and Riley, and a bunny named Peter.

She was a stay-at-home mom for many years until she decided to join the team at the Melrose Animal Clinic, and now she feels as she has found a missing piece! She really enjoys working at a place where she gets to share her love for animals.

Marci: Veterinary Staff in Melrose

Marci, Certified Veterinary Technician

Marci is a certified veterinary technician (CVT) and received her degree in veterinary technology from North Shore Community College in 2000. She loves all aspects of her job and tries to be the best advocate for the patients. She's also a big believer of providing a “fear free” experience for all pets.

Outside of work, she enjoys volunteering at a local animal shelter and snuggling with abused/neglected animals. Marci believes it is so rewarding to see them receive love and a second chance at life. Marci also has a fiancé, two awesome kids, her dog, Izzi, and two cats, Purrdie and Moose. She love spending time with them all!

Allison: Veterinary Staff in Melrose

Allison, Certified Veterinary Technician, Inventory Manager

Allison joined the Melrose Animal Clinic team in early 2013. She feels lucky to have become part of what truly feels like a work family and is proud of what she gets to do with them every day.

Having worked as a veterinary technician since graduation from North Shore Community College in 2003, Allison achieved her certification in 2008. As a tech, her primary areas of interest are laboratory procedures, surgical nursing, and client education, especially for new puppy owners. Since 2011, Allison has also been working as an assistant in the NSCC Vet Tech program’s Surgical Nursing and Anesthesia course, where she feels grateful and honored to help teach vet tech students in a practical setting.

Allison and her husband have two dogs and one cat: Luna, their mellow Golden Retriever; Petty, their hyperactive black Lab/Hound mix; and Graham, their marshmallow of a tabby. In her free time, Allison enjoys reading, music, and random trivia.

Brittany: Veterinary Staff in Melrose

Brittany, Certified Veterinary Technician, Assistant Technician Manager

Brittany joined the Melrose Animal Clinic in 2015 as an intern while schooling at North Shore Community College. Before NSCC, she received her bachelor’s degree in animal science from UMass Amherst. After graduating from NSCC, Brittany joined us fulltime as a technician and obtained her technician certification. Since then, she has been promoted to assistant technician manager, where she strives to provide the best care to clients and patients while advocating for the best treatment of her fellow technicians. Brittany's primary interests as a technician are dentistry and laser therapy.

At home, Brittany has an entire zoo of pets, including a Chiweenie named Max, six cats (most of whom she acquired through MAC), two cockatiels, and a menagerie of tropical fish. Outside of work, she enjoys attending as many country music concerts as possible with her sister, spending time with her adorable nephew, and relaxing at her family’s house on Webster Lake in New Hampshire.


Nicole, Certified Veterinary Technician, Exam Room Manager

Biography coming soon...

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Erin, Certified Veterinary Technician, Exam Room Manager

Erin started working at Melrose Animal Clinic in March 2018. Initially employed as a receptionist while pursuing her vet technician certification, she attended North Shore Community College for Veterinary Technology. Shortly after graduation, she passed the national exam to become a Certified Veterinary Technician. Some aspects of her job that she loves include dental care, surgery, and training new technicians. Erin has a chihuahua mix named Wally who keeps her very busy. In her spare time, she loves to travel, spend time with her family, and go out with her friends.

Gerald: Veterinary Staff in Melrose

Gerald, Veterinary Technician

Gerald joined our team in the summer of 2018. He has worked in the veterinary field for over ten years, and finally found his "forever home", as he calls it. He is so glad to be part of our talented team, and the feeling couldn't be more mutual!

Katie F: Veterinary Staff in Melrose

Katie, Veterinary Technician Assistant

Katie joined the Melrose Animal Clinic family in September 2011. She never thought she’d be so happy to come to work every day! Katie has always had a strong passion for animals since childhood. She hopes to take her VTNE test in the near future to become certified. The staff and clients make the clinic such a warm and comfortable place for her to spend every day. It’s incredibly rewarding for her to help improve the lives of the sick and healthy all day long.

At home, Katie has two cats, Bubba and Rosie, and a very sweet Border Collie named Kali. Kali is the most lovable, loyal, and sweetest girl you will ever meet. She has endless energy and is always by Katie's side. Kali 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 Katie's grandmother’s cat. When her grandmother passed away, Bubba desperately needed a home. He had grown up knowing only Katie's grandmother and was very fearful and could be aggressive, making it almost impossible to find him a new home. However, he had taken a liking to Katie. When everyone had given up on him, Katie decided to take him home to join her 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. Bubba has made such progress, and Katie is glad she gave him a chance to live out his life. He is a whole twenty pounds of special, but he is an Olympic snuggle bug, and she loves him dearly. Rosie, even with her princess attitude, is so full of spice, and Katie adores her. It is quite comical watching the two of them battle it out.


Courtney, Veterinary Technician

Courtney has loved animals all of her life and always knew veterinary medicine was her calling. She had her own dog-walking business when she was younger and volunteered at the local animal shelter. Courtney entered into the veterinary field as an assistant in high school and has since been a veterinary technician for the past 5 years. She joined the MAC in July 2019 and has loved every minute she spends with her new work family. Courtney's goal is to one day become a veterinarian, but for now, you can find her at home with her two dogs: Avery and Simon, and her three cats: Angel, Mousse, and Willow!


Allison, Veterinary Technician

Allison has had a passion for animals from an early age and always knew she wanted to work in the veterinary field.

She grew up in Melrose and joined MAC in the summer of 2020 as a new grad from the veterinary technology program at NSCC. Allison finds it wonderful to be working with such a hardworking and dedicated team. She is now working on her certification to be a CVT.

When she’s not at work, you can find Allison taking her two dogs, Nala and Canon, on hikes or snuggling on the couch with her cat, Buffy.


Rebekah, Veterinary Technician

Rebekah joined the MAC team in June 2021, and it has been such a rewarding experience for her! This unique group of skilled individuals has helped her grow as a veterinary technician in so many ways. She feels incredibly lucky to be a part of such a driven work family and truly believes they make a difference in their patients’ lives every single day.

She graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 2016 with a BS in Marine Affairs and a minor in Marine Biology. Rebekah's devotion to the marine world began at a very young age, but so did her love for animals. In 2019, she made the decision to pursue additional education through North Shore Community College’s veterinary technology program and graduated in 2021. One day, Rebekah hopes to transfer her skills and knowledge of veterinary medicine to the marine field!

Outside of work, she enjoys traveling, whale watching, and spending quality time with her four rescues: Sarabi - a sassy feline, Gus Gus - a curious chinchilla, Bellatrix - a mischievous rabbit, and Petrie - a tailless crested gecko.


Amy, Veterinary Technician

Amy has been a Veterinary Technician for over 21 years. After graduating from UMASS Amherst Animal Science and Equine Industries in 1996, she began her veterinary career at the MAC. Amy feels extremely fortunate to have recently rejoined the MAC family again in 2021. Being a part of such a caring, supportive, compassionate, hardworking, and goal-oriented team that is dedicated to providing the best veterinary care for furry friends is incredibly rewarding for her.

When she is not at the clinic, Amy can be found working as a Floral Designer for Salvy the Florist of Lynn. Outside of her careers, she spends her time with her fiancé Steve and their 3 Pitbulls: Muscles, Dutchess, and Panda, along with their Netherland Dwarf rabbit, Gary. Amy enjoys gardening, floral designing, and staying active.


Katie, Veterinary Technician

Katie's decision to join the Melrose Animal Clinic back in July 2020 was one of the best decisions she has ever made! Although she had always had pets, she had never considered having a career centered around animals before. Now, she wouldn't change a thing! Katie truly feels like they are one big family at the clinic, and they never know what they are going to experience at any given moment. However, she knows that they all handle it together and to the absolute best of their abilities. Katie feels incredibly proud to work there!

Wallace, Kellie


Kellie began working at the Melrose Animal Clinic in March of 2008, and is what you would call a lifer-- hooked on helping pets and their human companions. While her journey has taken her down many different paths since then, the one that remained constant was the love and passion for working with animals and this amazing team of people.

Kellie received her Ph.D. in criminal justice in 2019, and when not working here at MAC you can likely find her on campus at Lasell University, where she is an assistant professor. She love teaching and reaching people, and feels fortunate that she has been able to bring passion and advocacy for animal welfare into her role, as well. When not at the clinic or in school, you can find Kellie at home snuggled up with either of her dogs, Charlie the pit, Sullivan the Great Dane, and Trout the mutt, and/or her cats, Sebastian, Grell, and Undertaker (aka Taco), reading a book or watching a documentary.


Sabrina, Veterinary Technician Assistant

Sabrina, a veterinary technician with 4+ years of experience, shares her favorite aspects of working at MAC: the level of compassionate care they strive to give to every patient and client, as well as the provision of human-grade medicine to their patients.

One day, Sabrina dreams of working with exotics and wildlife, contributing to conservation efforts in Africa.

At home, she enjoys spending time with her dog Blue, her cat Nugget, her two ferrets Ravioli & Fettuccine, her two green cheek conures Zazu & Maui, her sun conure Duckie, and her two Indian ring-necks R2D2 and Leia—all of which are rescues.