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Dr. Lynn Fisher

Dr. Fisher has owned the Claremont Animal Hospital since he purchased it in 1986. Dr. Fisher's experience with animals started as a child growing up on a dairy farm in Grafton, Vermont. He attended veterinary school at Purdue University in Indiana, returning to New England to practice veterinary medicine. Dr. Fisher specializes in both large and small animal medicine and has extensive experience in both soft tissue and orthopedic surgery. When not at the clinic, he enjoys spending time with his children and grandchildren and working with his team of horses.

Veterinarian: Practice Owner

Purdue University

Dr. Sarah Mills

Dr. Mills graduated from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine and practices both large and small animal medicine. She has been with the hospital since 2007. Her interests include ruminant medicine and small animal medicine and surgery. She enjoys hiking, baking, reading and quilting when she is not working or spending time with her husband, daughters and their pets.


Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Elissa Pollak

Dr. Pollak graduated from Oregon State Unversity College of Veterinary Medicine. She participated in a one year equine  internship, where she developed a passion for equine lameness.  She practices both large and small animal medicine. She joined CAH in  January 2015.  Her interests include competitive equine 3 day eventing and challenging herself with personal training.   She shares her home with her dog Zane, her cats: Xander, Inigo, and Fezzik, and her horses: Duncan, Theo and Little Man.   


Oregon State College of Veterinary Medicine

Theresa Burns

Theresa Burns

Theresa has been the office manager at the Claremont Animal Hospital since she joined the practice in 2006. She graduated from Katherine Gibbs School, majoring in office management. Before joining the staff, she worked in the human medical field. Theresa enjoys the beach, shopping, horseback riding and skiing in her spare time.

Office Manager

Katherine Gibbs

Emily Adams

Emily has been at Claremont Animal Hospital since she started part time in 2003. When she's not here, she spends time with her family and cat, Allie.

Technician Assistant

At CAH 2003-Present

Julie Karkowski

Julie started as a veterinary technician at the hospital in 1981 and was here for many years. She rejoined the practice in 2002. Julie graduated from Becker College with a degree in veterinary technology. She has 3 children, 1 dog, 2 cats and 2 horses. Julie enjoys skiing, boogie boarding, mountain biking and horseback riding.


Becker College

At CAH 1981-Present

Nicole LaFrance

Nicole has worked at the hospital as a technician since 1988.  She has 2 children and enjoys gardening and camping in her spare time. 


At CAH 1989-Present


Kate Wadleigh

Kate has worked at the hospital since March of 2013.  She loves all animals but specifically Labrador Retrievers.  In her spare time she enjoys hiking, camping and gardening.


At CAH 2013-Present

Becky Watts

Becky has worked at the hospital as a technician since 1987. She completed 2 years in the Laboratory Animal Technician program at Quinnipiac College. She owns Kelleyville Horse Supply, a tack and feed store in Newport, NH. She has 2 daughters who help run the store. When not working, Becky and her family enjoy riding and driving their 2 horses. They also have 2 dogs, a cat and multiple chickens on their farm.


Quinnipiac College

At CAH 1987-Present

Steve Wheeler

Steve joined the team at CAH in 2017. He has a diverse background in healthcare and aviation that he draws on everyday. His first job ever was as a veterinary technician and now after many years away from the field he's excited to be back. He enjoys walking and hiking with his dog and hopes to have goats one day.


At CAH since 2017

Mia Piccione

Mia joined the team in 2019. Mia has a passion for animal welfare and loves nothing more than to see a happy dog or cat in the hospital. Her favorite thing in the world is spending time with her dog Addie, her kitty Nova, and her pug Tug.


At CAH since 2019

Sue Wellman

Sue started working at Claremont Animal Hospital in 2018. Sue is a big believer in the motto 'A healthy pet is a happy pet.' She loves spending her free time gardening fresh vegetables and flowers and hiking out in the New Hampshire air. Her house is brightened by her two kids, dogs Tucker & Sophia and their five cats.


At CAH since 2018