Avis – Receptionist

Avis__2899_profileA 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 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__2906_profileCole 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.


Molly – Receptionist

Molly__2044_profileIt 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 bobcat, 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. 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!


Jen T. – Certified Veterinary Technician

Jen-TWorking 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 – Certified Veterinary Technician

Erika has had pets ever since she can remember. As a young child she also showed interest in the medical field so she decided to combine her two loves and become a Veterinary Technician.

Erika is originally from Massachusetts but she has spent most of her life in New Hampshire. After high school she headed off to college where she received an Associate’s Degree in Science in Veterinary Technology in 2001. Soon after, she became a Certified Veterinary Technician in Massachusetts and, later, in New Hampshire. While she was attending college, she started working at an animal hospital and never looked back.
The favorite part of her job is utilizing the Fear Fear philosophy to ensure that the patients and the clients have the most relaxing and stress free visit possible to the veterinary hospital. It is very rewarding for her when the patients are comfortable while in her care. She also enjoys dentistry and has become quite good at taking dental radiographs.

Erika and her husband and high school sweetheart Andy share their home with a young rambunctious black lab named Spence and a cat named Albus who she rescued.

In her spare time, she likes to read, go to the beach and spend time in nature with friends and family. She thoroughly enjoys watching football and is a huge Patriots fan! She is also a fan of NASCAR and goes to the races up in Loudon every year. She also just recently got her motorcycle license and is a proud owner of a Harley Davidson!


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.


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 practiced at the Milford 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.

Kimberly – Licensed Veterinary Technician

Kimberly joined the team in July of 2017 when she moved to the area. She loves animals and has always been interested in biology and science. Her biggest professional goal is to help animals who are in pain!

She loves meeting new people and animals and enjoys being a part of a team that is so dedicated to caring for their patients.

Born and raised in Dover-Foxcroft, ME, Kimberly was the middle of seven children! She is very close to her family and she and her siblings were homeschooled all the way up to college.

She began the vet tech program at the University of Maine Augusta at Bangor in 2011 and graduated with an Associate’s degree in 2014. She then passed her licensing exam later that year.

Kimberly is talented at drawing blood and running a variety of tests. The anticipation of the results keeps the job exciting! In her free time, Kimberly enjoys being with her dog, Darcy, reading, and spending time near the ocean.

Genevieve Lansil- receptionist

Genevieve has been with us since 2016 as a technician assistant, kennel attendant and now as receptionist. Her ability to wear multiple hats has been a huge asset to our team!

Danielle Ruel- reception manager


Danielle was the surgical coordinator at MAssachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital before accepting the reception manager position at MVH in 2019. She brings her bubbly personality and an infectious enthusiasm to everything she does!

Lauren Montminy – office manager

Lauren has been first a volunteer technician and then the medical manager at Manchester Animal Shelter for many years. Dr. Tinkham worked closely with her while doing shelter work, and they were a good team. Lauren joined the MVH team as a part time technician in 2017, and accepted the office manager position in fall of 2019. She has many years of experience in both veterinary medicine and management, and was the clear choice to lead our team!

Rosie Eijzinga- client care liaison

Rosie Is originally from the Netherlands. She and Dr. Tinkham met in 2006 when both worked spayIng and neutering cats at the Humane Society for Greater Nashua. They share a passion for animals in general And cats in particular. Rosie worked for MVH previously as a technician, and rejoined the team in 2018 as Dr. Tinkham’s assistant.

Jennifer Pompei- client care liaison

Rosie Is originally from the Netherlands. She and Dr. Tinkham met in 2006 when both worked spayIng and neutering cats at the Humane Society for Greater Nashua. They share a passion for animals in general And cats in particular. Rosie worked for MVH previously as a technician, and rejoined the team in 2018 as Dr. Tinkham’s assistant.

Deiana Farrell- technician in training

Deiana joined MVH in 2019 as a kennel attendant, but it was clear from the start that she had the passion and drive to do more. She transitioned to a technician assistant and is now enrolled in a Veterinary technician training program. Deiana earned her fear free certification in 2019 and has been a champion of that philosophy within our practice.

Kerry Grenier

Kerry is originally from Massachusetts and moved to New Hampshire in 1992. She knew her path and calling early on and was destined to be a care giver of any and all animals in need.

Since then Kerry has worn many different hats in the veterinary field over the past thirty plus years. After many years of on the job training she sat in with the Mt. Ida graduating class of 2004 taking the National exam and graduated with high scores, earning her CVT license through MVTA (Massachusetts Veterinary Technicians Association)

She has worked at veterinary hospitals in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire and joined the Milford Vet Hospital team in the fall of 2019.

Kerry has many different animals of her own at home of the fur, feather, and fins type, which she shares as her family with her husband of twenty six years. Being an advocate & voice for Bully Breeds she has adopted a few rescues over the years. Sharing the home now with an American Bulldog “DIO”, 2 cats “Athena” and “Tarot”, her most colorful family additions and new found hobby is raising & caring for 5 different species of amphibians. Tree frogs to Fire-bellied toads.

While enjoying Camping, Hiking (with her exploration companion DIO), Native American Pow Wows, making Native American Dream Catchers and the craze of creating Diamond Dotz art, she is always aware of her surroundings helping and looking out for wildlife everywhere she goes.

Being a LVT (Licensed veterinary technician) is not just a job for Kerry, It’s her way of life.

Lindsey Littlefield- technician in training

Lindsey joined MVH in fall of 2019 after many years as a dog caretaker at Manchester Animal Shelter. She is currently enrolled in a veterinary technician training program and brings unlimited enthusiasm to her new role!

Mitchell Roske- veterinary technician

Mitchell works full time in the surgery department at Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our practice.