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, Practice Manager
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, and 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.
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.
Janet, AS, Certified Veterinary Technician, Technician Manager
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.
Linda, Front Desk Manager
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.
Annalise, Client Care Representative
I joined the MAC team in January 2018 and I feel so lucky to be part of it! I graduated from Salem State University with my bachelor’s in business administration and have volunteered at a local animal shelter for a couple of years now. I have always loved animals since I can remember and always wanted to work with them. I have two cuties of my own, a black lab mix named Aquinnah, and a tabby named Tinsel.
When I’m not working, you can find me walking Breakheart with my dog, or in warmer days, at the beach or playing tennis. I love getting to know our patients and clients. It is truly so rewarding to work here!
Amanda, Client Care Representative
Hi, I’m Amanda! I have a little fluffball bichon-poodle named Rosie. I went to Salem State University and studied communications and photography and still love shooting pictures in my free time (especially of my Rosie).
One day, my friend Brittany, who is a veterinary technician here at the Melrose Animal Clinic, told me I should apply, and ever since I’ve been the happiest I’ve ever been at a job!
Gerald, Client Care Representative
I joined the MAC team in the summer of 2018. I have worked in the veterinary field for over ten years, and I finally found my forever home! I am so glad to be part of an amazing team!
My husband and I have two pitties: Orion and Adonis.
Becky, Client Care Representative
I was raised in Melrose and after getting married, returned here with my husband to raise our two daughters. I joined the Melrose Animal Clinic in 2014. It is wonderful being part of such a caring and supportive staff. I enjoy getting to know our clients and their pets!
In addition to my family, I have two wonderful dogs, Maggie and Brody, as well as two guinea pigs, Winni and Binx.
Paula, Client Care Representative
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.
Cheyenne, Client Care Representative
I joined MAC in the fall of 2018 to pursue a career working with animals! This is my first job in a veterinary environment and I’m excited to be learning so much.
Currently, I’m also a student majoring in biology. When I’m not at the clinic or at school, I can be found at home with my pets. I have four dogs named Lily, Thor, Kasper, and JakJak, and one cat named Theo. I look forward to getting to know all of MAC’s clients!
Sunny, Client Care Representative
I joined the MAC family in 2019. Since I was 5 years old, pining to be a large animal veterinarian, I have wanted to be in an animal field. Currently, I am a junior in the veterinary science program at Essex North Shore Agricultural and Technical School.
When I am not working, you can find me at my school’s barn training my cow for shows, proudly representing the Essex FFA chapter, or relaxing with my cat, Kaz and my guinea pigs, Rocky and Snickers. I am honored to be a part of such a welcoming and caring team of animal lovers!
Carrie, RN, BSN, Certified Veterinary Technician
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!
Rachael, Certified Veterinary Technician
My life has always been about animals. When I was 7 or 8 years old, I started working with horses by doing barn chores to pay for my horseback riding lessons. I originally wanted to be a veterinarian when I was younger, and after some searching—and a pitstop for a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Film/Media Studies—I eventually found my way back to my love of animals.
I graduated from the veterinary technology program at North Shore Community College in 2014 and began working at Bulger Veterinary Hospital in North Andover, MA, where I gained really amazing skills and knowledge. In April of 2018, I started working at Melrose Animal Clinic and it has been such a great fit! I have been able to pursue my interests in surgery and anesthesia as well as dentistry, while still being able to develop relationships with my patients and their owners. My professional interests include surgery, dentistry, lab work and cytology, client education, and canine and feline behavior and training.
At home, I have two dogs: a Pitbull and a Pit Bull/Boxer/Lab mix. Pebbles (pictured) and her adoptive big brother Jayce (who is three-legged!) are the most loveable 65-pound goofballs you’ll ever meet! We love going for long walks on a beautiful day, playing ball in the yard, or just lounging around the house! I can’t wait to see you and your fur babies at the MAC!
Angela, Certified Veterinary Technician
I came to Melrose Animal Clinic in April 2012. I have over ten 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.
Marci, Certified Veterinary Technician
I am a certified veterinary technician (CVT) and have been working at Melrose Animal Clinic for a little over a year now. I receive my degree in veterinary technology from North Shore Community College in 2000. I love all aspects of my job and try to be the best advocate for the patients. I’m also a big believer of providing a “fear free” experience for all pets.
Outside of work, I enjoy volunteering at a local animal shelter, snuggling with abused/neglected animals. It’s so rewarding to see them receive love and a second chance at life. I also have a fiancé, two awesome kids, my dog, Izzi, and two cats, Purrdie and Moose. I love spending time with them all!
Allison, Certified Veterinary Technician
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.
Brittany, Certified Veterinary Technician
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 to be 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 four 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 three in one 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 of your furry family members!
Nicole, Certified Veterinary Technician
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. And let’s not forget about our wonderful New England sports teams, which I enjoy immensely.
Bianca, AS, Certified Veterinary Technician
I must say that I love my job here at the Melrose Animal Clinic and appreciate the opportunity I’ve had to meet all of our wonderful staff and clients. I have a special interest in establishing relationships with our clients and their furry family, forming bonds that last a lifetime.
I have three dogs at home: a Labrador named Sam and two Chihuahuas named Mika and Milo. In my spare time, I like to travel abroad. I recently traveled to Bali, Indonesia and spent my time traveling the country and working on a turtle farm. I’m hoping to travel more in the future. See you and your pets soon!
Emily F., Certified Veterinary Technician
I have worked at Melrose Animal Clinic since June of 2016 and have been a veterinary technician for over eight years. I went to North Shore Community College for its veterinary technician program and have been a certified veterinary technician since 2015.
Outside of work, I am involved in dog and cat rescue programs and foster kittens and cats for local rescues. I have many rescued cats and dogs of my own! In my spare time, I enjoy reading, fishing, and fostering bottle-fed baby kittens.
Heidi, Veterinary Technician
I 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.
Emily I., Veterinary Technician
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 named 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!
Andrew, Veterinary Technician
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, that 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, I’ll 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 relatively 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 dog’s 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!
Erin, Veterinary Technician
I started working at Melrose Animal Clinic in March 2018 as a Client Care Representative. I am currently attending North Shore Community College and studying veterinary technology. My goal is to become a certified veterinary technician. At home, I have a Chihuahua mix named Wally, whom I adopted. He keeps me busy when I am not at work. I also enjoy skiing, traveling, eating teddy grahams, and going out to eat with my friends.
Katie, Veterinary Technician
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 North Shore 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.”
Katie, Veterinary Technician
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. 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 have 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 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 grandmother’s 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 twenty 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 two of them battle it out.
Amy, Veterinary Technician
I always knew growing up that 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 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.
Liv, Veterinary Technician
I joined the Melrose Animal Clinic team in the summer of 2013, and I’m so happy I have finally found the place where I belong. I am currently a student at Salem State University, studying for my bachelor’s degree in biomedical science. I am also studying to test for my Veterinary Technician Certification. Right now, I reside with my two cats, Pants and Penny, my dog, Bailey, and a boa constrictor named Alex!
Christopher, Veterinary Technician
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 four 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 two cats, Dolly Purrton and Wanda Catson, my 3-legged cat. 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.