Dr. Karen Tinkham – Owner, Veterinarian


While most kids go through their astronaut, ballerina, or cowboy phases, Dr. Karen Tinkham says that she never did. She was barely four years old when she told her parents she wanted to be a veterinarian. By the time she was working as a kennel assistant when she was just fifteen years old, she was absolutely hooked!

Dr. Tinkham was born in Connecticut but grew up in northeastern Massachusetts, southern New Hampshire, and southern Maine. She started her veterinary career in high school when she worked as a kennel attendant. After working at a 24-hour SPCA in Massachusetts during her undergraduate studies, she was accepted to the University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. Four years later, she graduated with her DVM degree.

Dr. Tinkham started working at Milford Veterinary Hospital in 2009. She became a partner in 2013 and owner in 2018.

Medically, Dr. Tinkham enjoys teaching clients about preventative health. She enjoys surgery, especially spaying and neutering pets to help control the animal population. She also strives to control pain and maintain a patient’s comfort level.

lives with wife of 30 years, their 2 dogs and 3 cats. In her spare time she loves snorkeling, travel and spending time with her family.


Dr. Katelyn Guill-Sanchez – Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Katelyn Guill-Sanchez grew up in Hudson, NH and attended Bishop Guertin High School. Her love of animals started from an early age, and even as a young girl she spent her free time reading veterinary books from the old Hudson library.

 In 2016, she earned her Bachelors of Science in Biology from Emmanuel College in Boston with a minor in French Language. She earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State University in 2020. There, she also received a certificate from the Veterinary Business Management Association and sat on a number of executive boards for different University organizations.  She joined the Milford Veterinary Family in 2020.

Dr. Guill always knew she wanted to be a veterinarian, but it wasn’t until vet school that she knew in what capacity. While at Kansas State, Dr. Kate developed a passion for small animal surgery, feline medicine and a low-stress approach to patient care. Dr. Guill is proud to be a Fear-Free certified professional.

She shares her home with her husband Stephen, their 2 cats, Frankie and Louie, and their rescued leopard gecko named Jeffrey.

When not helping families to care for their pets, she enjoys hiking, traveling, cooking, and reading.


Dr. Juli Westfall- Part-time Associate Veterinarian

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Juli Westfall.
Ten dogs, two cats, a few squirrels, numerous beta and gold fish, one guinea pig, and two amazing , accomplished daughters later, Dr. Westfall has returned to New Hampshire after a 35 year absence. She grew up in Pelham, attended UNH, getting her BS in Animal Science.
Upon graduation from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1988, she practiced in a small animal hospital in Northern Virginia her entire career. Only leaving in February 2019 as her husband pursued his dream job.
Not quite ready to retire after a 6 month sabbatical, she joined MVH in May with a renewed energy for her next chapter. She is excited to join a hospital where she can further her fear free certification to the next level.
When not working, she enjoys puttering in the garden, shopping for treasures at flea markets and antique shops, reading a great novel, and playing a mean game of Mah Jong.
Currently she shares her home with Barry, her best friend and husband of 36 years, Lucy a 5 year old Great Dane, and Olive a 6 year old “Rat” Terrier who runs the household

Dr. Mary McDowell – Relief Veterinarian

Bio coming soon!


Dr. Lyana Buckwold – Relief Veterinarian

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Catherine J. Reese DVM, DACVS- Reese Veterinary Surgical Services


Graduating from Cornell University in 1991, Dr. Reese attended Tuft’s University’s School of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 1995. She completed an internship at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston in 1996, and then completed a small animal surgical residency at Cornell University in 1999.

After her residency, she returned to Angell as a staff surgeon for almost 12 years, where she was the Director of the Surgery Residency Program and trained over 30 new surgeons.

She was board certified in Small Animal Surgery by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2001 and is a member of the AVMA, MVMA and Veterinary Orthopedic Society.