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 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.
Molly – 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 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
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 – Certified 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.
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. She 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 graduating from the 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.
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.
Michaella – Receptionist
Michaella joined Milford Veterinary Hospital in May of 2017 as she was looking for new experiences and challenges in the animal industry. She loves the connections she gets to make with people and animals!
She grew up in Nashua, New Hampshire and moved to Milford in 2006. She loves to enjoy the outdoors with her dog, who she adopted last August.
Michaella interned at a training facility in high school which developed her interest in the veterinary field. While in college, she worked for multiple daycare and boarding facilities as well.
She graduated from Pergin University of Canine Studies with the service dog she was training, King. King was placed with a veteran who has an emotional and physical impairment and helps him every day. Eventually, she wants to start a non-profit for training and placing service dogs.