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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, daughter and their pets.

Veterinarian

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 Xander her cat.   

Veterinarian

Oregon State College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Jennifer Pantone

Dr. Pantone graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine and joined CAH in June 2016. She practices both small and large animal medicine, with an interest in small animal surgery. At home, she enjoys hiking, crocheting, and cooking with her husband, dog, and three cats

Veterinarian

University of Florida 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

Evelyn Page

Evelyn has been at the hospital since 1986. She is currently semi-retired but still works part time assisting the office manager. Evelyn graduated from Bryant and Stratton College in Boston where she studied office management. In her spare time she enjoys horseback riding, gardening and travel.

Assistant Office Manager

Bryant and Stratton

Karin Thyng

Karin is the staff supervisor and a veterinary technician. She was with Claremont Animal Hospital from 1988 through 2007 and rejoined the practice in 2010.  In her spare time Karin and her husband enjoy fishing, boating, four wheeling and snowmobiling.

Staff Supervisor

At CAH 1988-2007 and 2010-Present

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

Karen Clarke

Karen joined our team of receptionists in 2015 after many years in the animal care field in Connecticut. Karen traded life in the city for farm life here in Claremont. She is a lover of all animals and shares her home with many furry, feathered and scaled pets. She spends her spare time exploring new places with her four children, one grand daughter and with her many pets.

Receptionist

Propersi Institute of Art

At CAH 2015-Present

Terri and dogs

Terri Gilman

Terri has been a veterinary technician at the hospital since 2007. Terri works with cats and dogs as well as large animals. In her free time she enjoys snowmobiling four-wheeling and hiking with her Beagle, Mitch, and Rottie mix Phoenix.

Technician

At CAH 2007-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.

Technician

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. 

Technician

At CAH 1989-Present

 

Jeanette Mellen

Jeanette has worked at the hospital as a technician since 1989. She has a degree in veterinary technology from Becker College.   Jeanette has two horses, an Akita, and 4 cats. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and pets, gardening, cooking, and attending the local fairs.

Technician

Becker College

At CAH 1989-Present

 

Kayla Love

Kayla grew up in Unity, NH. She left the Granite State in 2010 to attend Kent State University in Ohio. She graduated from there in 2015 with a degree in Anthropology. Kayla currently has 9 outdoor cats and an Irish Terrier at home. In her spare time, she enjoys painting, sculpting, drawing, baking and helping her Dad out in the garage.

Receptionist

Kent State University 2010-2015

At CAH 2015-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.

Technician

At CAH 2013-Present

Shantri Walsh

Shantri joined our team of receptionists at CAH in May of 2017. She's a huge animal lover and enjoys spending time with her cat Emitt. She enjoys helping others, spending time with her granddaughter's Adalyn and Audrey, camping,  hiking, and kayaking. 

 

Receptionist

At CAH 2017-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.

Technician

Quinnipiac College

At CAH 1987-Present