Avis – Receptionist
A career in veterinary medicine was Avis’ only choice. She grew up in Massachusetts where she spent a lot of time in the woods, finding injured or sick animals and bringing them home. Even as a child, she enjoyed reading medical books that were in the library so she could try to memorize all of the illustrations!
When her children were six and nine years old, Avis decided to return to college to pursue her veterinary career. She worked while attending school part-time, eventually graduating with honors and an Associate’s degree in animal science. She started working for Dr. Anderson as a veterinary technician before joining the team at Milford Veterinary Hospital in 2010.
At home, Avis has quite a few pets of her own. She has two dogs, Diesel (a pit bull) and Tobe (a bull mastiff). She has an Amazon parrot named Ruffles who enjoys talking. He even likes to answer her phone, trying to start a conversation with the person on the other end.
In her spare time, Avis likes to read, paint with oils, and carve song birds. She even had her own carving exhibit at the Sharon Arts Center in Peterboro!
Cole – Certified Veterinary Technician
Cole was always interested in science and medicine. She thought about human medicine but it had a tendency to make her cringe. She finally found her calling after she shadowed a family friend who helped out at the Humane Society where she realized the veterinary field was perfect for her!
Because her father was in the Air Force, Cole moved around a lot when she was little. Born on Pease Air Force Base in New Hampshire, her family then lived in Germany for six years before moving to Bellevue, Nebraska when Cole was nine years old. In August of 2004, she started at Vatterott College where she earned her Veterinary Technician’s degree. Her first job was at a veterinary clinic in Papillion, Nebraska in 2006. Since she wanted to work closer to home, she came back to New Hampshire and started at Milford Veterinary Clinic in 2012.
Cole particularly enjoys helping with surgery and is constantly striving to grow as an anesthesiologist. She also loves that every day of work is never the same.
Currently, Cole lives with her fiancé. They have two cats, five geckos, three snakes, and five fish tanks! In her spare time, she enjoys scrapbooking and photography.
Debbie – Human Resources and Finance Manager
Debbie was always surrounded by animals when she was younger. She even grew up near a humane society. As the Human Resources and Finance Manager at Milford Veterinary Hospital, she has been able to combine her background in finance with her love of animals.
Debbie grew up in Nashua, New Hampshire as the oldest of three children. She fell in love with numbers and accounting during high school so, after graduation, she decided to pursue the finance field. She worked with several types of businesses before deciding to work at Milford Veterinary Hospital. She joined our staff in April of 2008.
Debbie has been married to her husband, Jim, for twenty five years. They have three children, including two daughters Gillian and Madison and a son. Tyler is currently in college studying to become a Veterinary Technician.
Their family shares a home with several pets, including a rescue dog named Petey, a puppy named China, and two cats who are named Miley and Sophia. Their daughter Madison has a pet rabbit named Trixie.
When Debbie has some free time between balancing work and family life, she loves to run. She has completed several races including a 5k and a 10k. She is currently training for her first half marathon!
Jennifer W. – Certified Veterinary Technician
Jennifer has a natural empathy for animals and a care-giver’s soul, which lead her to pursue a career in veterinary medicine.
Above all, she enjoys the small things that can help a pet get better. Sometimes, they just need an extra moment of affection or help creating a calm environment. Jennifer enjoys spending extra time with the patients who need her.
Jennifer grew up in Merrimack, New Hampshire, with her mother and older sister. Her veterinary career began when she volunteered with Upreach, a therapeutic horse-riding center in Goffstown. Inspired by the work at the center, she decided to pursue an Associate’s degree in equine studies which lead to a Bachelor’s degree in animal science. She joined the team at Milford Veterinary Hospital in December of 2013.
Jennifer’s main interest in veterinary medicine is canine rehabilitation. She is fascinated by the interconnection of physical therapy and pain relief, along with an improved quality of life. She also likes using state-of-the-art technologies like laser therapy to accelerate healing and reduce pain.
While Jennifer doesn’t currently have any pets of her own, she actively fosters sick animals in need of medical attention and a loving home.
When she isn’t caring for pets of all shapes and sizes, she enjoys reading, spending time outdoors, horseback riding, doing puzzles, education, and spending time with family and friends. Jennifer is not afraid of challenges, pushing herself to go sky diving, white-water rafting, hot-air ballooning, and motorcycle riding!
Jessica – Office Manager
As soon as she was old enough, Jessica started volunteering in animal shelters to help pets in need. Her passion for animals and their care led her to many jobs in the veterinary industry. However, she feels like she has truly found her calling as the Office Manager of Milford Veterinary Hospital!
Jessica grew up in Manchester, New Hampshire with her parents and two younger sisters. When she was only sixteen, she started working at a doggy daycare in New Hampshire. She then moved to Connecticut and worked as a Technician Assistant for four years before becoming an Office Manager and Veterinary Technician at another animal hospital where she stayed for eight years. In 2013, she moved back to New Hampshire to be closer to her family.
Jessica lives with her husband, Eddy and their six-year-old son Elias. They have two pit bulls named Gordy and Willow.
In her spare time, she enjoys time with her family camping and riding ATVs. She also volunteers at local animal shelters. She loves to foster animals in need. Most recently, she fostered a mother cat and her five kittens!
Molly – Kennel Attendant, Receptionist
It always has been second nature for Molly to care for animals in need. She has actually spent her entire working life caring for animals. She started out working in a barn in high school before working at a private show barn during her college years.
After receiving a Wildlife Biology degree at college, she went to work at a zoo in Maine. She loved the job where she tended to black bears, a bob cat, Eurasian eagle owls, and even a herd of deer. However, driving to Maine during the harsh winters took a toll on her so she started sending out her resume. She joined the team at Milford Veterinary Hospital team in 2012.
Molly’s favorite part of the job is spending one-on-one time with the dogs and cats that are boarding. She keeps them entertained by playing fetch or helping with grooming.
At home, Molly has one pet of her own. Jeffrey is an English bulldog puppy who likes to run around the house like his tail is on fire. He commonly runs into couches and walls, growling and barking the whole time!
Tyler – Kennel Attendant, Vet Tech Assistant
When Tyler was nine years old, his family boxer was diagnosed with vestibular disease which is a balance disorder. Ever since then, he knew that he wanted to help animals who needed it.
Having grown up in Milford, Tyler came to work at the clinic in September of 2012 after graduating from high school. He started out working in the kennels where he became interested in veterinary technician work. He began shadowing the veterinary technicians before he was offered a position as a Veterinary Technician Assistant.
At home, Tyler and his family have two pit bulls that they rescued. They also have two domestic short-haired cats named Miley and Sophie and a rabbit named Trixie.
In his spare time, Tyler likes to play sports, watch TV, and catch movies with his girlfriend.
Brian – Veterinary Technician
Brian fell in love with the animal care profession by working at the Humane Society in Burlington, Vermont. It didn’t take long before he realized that he wanted to further his skills and veterinary experience. He is a full-time Veterinary Technician at Milford Veterinary Hospital!
Brian was born and raised in Milford with his brother and sister. Not long after he started working for a local veterinary clinic, he knew that it was his calling. He was trained on the job as a Veterinary Technician before joining our team. Here at Milford Veterinary Hospital, Brian works hard to further his skills. He also enjoys working as a member of our wonderfully compassionate team.
Outside of veterinary medicine, Brian is interested in music. He started playing the guitar and drums when he was young. He also enjoys camping, working out in the gym, and playing squash. Brian is proud to have won two first-place trophies for his squash skills!
Stanley – Sidekick, Staff Motivator
Stanley often accompanies his dad Brian to work, where he shares his wisdom, offers moral support, and shares other staff members’ lunch.
His favorite part of the job is bossing people around!
Stanley came into Brian’s life in 2005 when he was a young puppy and has been Brian’s constant companion ever since.
We are proud to have Stanley as a part of our team since 2010.
Jen T. – Certified Veterinary Technician
Working as a Certified Veterinary Technician, Jen feels like she gets to combine her intense compassion toward animals with her love of science. She also enjoys learning something new every day.
Born and raised here in New Hampshire, Jen began her veterinary journey in 2006 because her first puppy, a Bernese mountain dog named Tica, had several health issues. Jen was always taking her dog to the veterinarian. She spent so much time there that she started asking about employment. As soon as a position opened up, she was invited to apply! After nearly ten years of working in veterinary medicine, Jen still feels the same passion for her work as she did on the day she started.
Jen has a particular interest in veterinary dentistry. She notices that many pets start acting like themselves again after just one dental cleaning. She’s also fond of radiology and ultrasonography because of these techniques’ capacity to get a complete picture of a pet’s health.
In her time away from veterinary medicine, Jen is an avid artist and painter. She has even won awards for her clay sculptures. She also enjoys hiking, kayaking, sightseeing, and simply relaxing in the great outdoors.
Jen lives with her husband Scott and their young daughter McKayla. They have two rescued cats, though one of them acts more like a dog. They have a Golden retriever named Camden who loves everyone and everything except thunderstorms and fireworks. They also have a young Bernese Mountain dog named Treena who is McKayla’s best friend.
Erika – Veterinary Technician
Erika has had pets ever since she could remember. She also knew that she wanted to work in the medical field so she decided to combine her two loves and become a Veterinary Technician.
Erika was originally from Massachusetts but she has spent most of her life in New Hampshire. After high school, she took a year off while she figured out what she wanted to do with her life. Once she found out she wanted to be a Veterinary Technician, she headed off to college where she received an Associate’s degree in science. She became certified in Massachusetts and, later, in New Hampshire. While she was in college, she started working at an animal hospital and never stopped.
Erika enjoys the dentistry aspect about her job the most. She has become quite good at dental radiographs and she really enjoys taking them.
At home, she has two dogs. She has a black lab named Cadence and a Chihuahua named Kid. She also has a cat named Shady.
In her spare time, she is a huge Patriots and Nascar Fan. She also enjoys spending time outside doing various outdoor activities.
Amber – Receptionist
Amber has lived New Hampshire her whole life. She grew up with her mother, father and an older sister. Their family always had pets. As a child, Amber enjoyed school, writing, band, and the theater.
Amber’s favorite part of her job is working with the people. She loves that she can help people while working around animals. It makes her job fun and exciting. Every day brings something new and she is very fulfilled at the end of every day.
Amber has two young daughters who are one and three years old. Her family, including her husband, adopted two cats five years ago. Their names are Spirit and Ghost.
In her spare time, Amber enjoys cooking and playing tabletop games with her husband.
Brittany – Receptionist
Brittany has be a veterinary technician for 7 yeas and now wants to see what it is like being a receptionist in the veterinary field. She has always had a passion for helping animals and simply loves what she does.
Brittany is married to her husband Todd, and they have a wonderful family including their son Parker, their dog Scooby, their cat and 2 goats Lilly and Carmella. They love to go fishing in their boat and spending time in the water.
Some of her hobbies include crochet and crafts!
Stasia – Kennel Attendant
When Stasia began working as a Kennel Attendant in August of 2016, she knew it was exactly where she wanted to be!
Growing up around animals, she was often found with a horse – especially when she was at horse camp, working on a farm following high school and earning her badges as a Girl Scout.
With her extensive background with animals, it is no surprise that this philanthropic talent wanted to be a Veterinarian or a Firefighter. While she is in school for a Fire Science degree at Lakes Region Community college, she diligently takes care of your favorite pet as she loves to work and play with dogs and pets.
Stasia grew up in Milford, with her mom, dad, two older brothers and several pets. When she isn’t loving on your cuddly friends, she is riding horses, playing volleyball, hanging out at the beach or with her family. One of the fondest and silliest memories she has of pets is when she was 4 years old and was in love with Winnie-The-Pooh; one day when she was at her grandparents house they had a kitten that looked like Tigger. After pleading, she was able to convince grandpa to bring him home. When bringing him home, she kept trying to get him to bounce on tail take because, “That’s what Tiggers doooo!”
She won’t have your pet try to bounce on their tail, and you can be sure with her sweet heart and extensive animal background that she will take excellent care of your favorite friend.
Genevieve – Tech Assistant/Kennel Assistant
Genevieve has been a positive addition to the team since December of last year, and adds great value with her extremely diversified talents as not only a tech assistant but also a kennel attendant.
She entered into the veterinary field soon after completing high school after an enthralling job shadow with her cousin that confirmed what she had known since she was much younger: that she wanted to work with her favorite furry friends!
After having a cat when she was younger that visited the vet frequently for different health issues, she became interested in the process of caring for her often ailing feline friend by taking care of his wounds and ensuring he received proper medication. She realized her true passion was in veterinary care and making a difference in the health of animals! This passion for animals and a caring demeanor led to a certificate course for vet assisting and a job in the veterinary field. When asked what her favorite part of her job at Milford Veterinary Hospital was, she jubilantly stated that it is learning and doing something new and different every day.
She grew up in Milford with her loving and chaotic family of three older brothers, a few cats throughout her life and a fun-loving cockatiel named Tweety. When she isn’t caring for your beloved pets, she is with her adorable daughter Bexlie, who loves to smile and laugh – all while trying to crawl around with her 3 cuddly cats and Great Dane-Boxer mix Addison, who is a worrywart who also loves to snuggle. She also enjoys cars, attending car shows with her boyfriend Anthony and looks forward to taking her baby girl to see one of her favorite hobbies in her free time.
Jen N. – Veterinary Technician
After years of begging for a dog of her own in her childhood, Jen got a plethora of these adorable canine companions when she began working as a Veterinary Technician. Her and her sister wanted a dog for years as kids, and eventually got a Wheaton named Buddy – who later inspired her to work with animals.
She volunteered at the Humane Society in college, gaining more experience and becoming more enthralled with animals before graduation from University of New Hampshire in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Zoology. She later came to Milford Veterinary Hospital in May of last year after hearing of an opening from Dr. Waples, and while she has no pets she often takes care of her dog Sierra.
While growing up in Merrimack, New Hampshire she lived with not only Buddy, but also her mom, dad, and older sister. She learned the great discipline that is shown in her profession now while playing volleyball, basketball and softball and still to this day loves sports, spending her free time hiking, biking, going to concerts and attending sports games – her favorite being the Red Sox.
She loves to learn and better herself in her job and looks forward to ensuring your pet has the highest level of care and comfort when visiting our office.
Keeleigh – Veterinary Technician
One of our exceptionally talented Veterinary Technicians is the lovely Keeleigh, who after pursuing a degree in Graphic Design realized it was less than fulfilling and not what she had originally dreamed of. Wanting to make a difference and feel fulfilled in her own life, she took a break from school to follow what she was passionate about.
When she heard of an available position at Milford Veterinary Hospital, she jumped at the chance to work in a place that had received rave reviews from several friends and current coworkers and was often stated as “the best place to work.” She left behind a job she didn’t love to work for a team and practice that gave her a great sense of place and accomplishment.
While working for a vet has been tough and can oftentimes be heartbreaking, Keeleigh has found her true passion in helping others and being the best at her job. She enjoys seeing and assisting with surgeries, seeing how she can best help a pet in need or in pain – as one of the memories that stands with her most is when her pet cat died very unexpectedly. While it was a painful and unforgettable experience, helping others keep their cats and other pets healthy and full of life is very important to her. Another area she prefers in her line of work is radiography, and she is constantly striving to get the perfect shot: the perfect radiograph that is!
She grew up in Moretown, VT and has one older brother. She grew up loving sports such as baseball, softball, soccer, field hockey and most importantly ice hockey; continuing to play into adulthood on three different teams on three different days.
When she isn’t on the ice or caring for your canine companions, she is at home with her 3 cats; Bear, Sam, and Jack – who she adopted from a client due to his specific health needs.
Laura – Receptionist
Kelly – Veterinary Assistant
A longtime family member of Milford Veterinary Hospital, Kelly began working with us in April of 2009. While she later pursued other endeavors and took a hiatus from our team, she later returned to a team of loving arms in May of 2016.
She has always been called to take care of animals, and as a Veterinary Assistant she loves the environment and clients found here and employs various “fear-free” techniques feverently practied at the Mildord Veterinary Hospital, ensuring your pet receives the highest levels of care and comfort within the techniques employed to ensure they are not only distracted but also calm.
She was born in South Carolina, but grew up in Western Massachusetts and has been settled in New Hampshire since 2006. During this time, she vigorously studied Veterinary and Animal Science at Holyoke Community College and graduated as a Veterinary Technician in 1989.
Now, she takes care of foster animals who are sick or orphaned; and gained her loving cat Callie from a breed of poorly found kittens, following a failed adoption. Along with Callie, she lives in Litchfield with her Veterinarian wife and several other pets, including three dogs and two cats. In her free time she loves to snuggle and play with her furry family while vying for the title of World’s Greatest Aunt and creating Zentangle inspired art.