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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. 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: Inigo, Loki, Fezzik, Westley and Princess Buttercup and her horses: Duncan,  Little Man and her newest addition Theo!   


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.

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Katherine Gibbs

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

Terri Mountford-Gilman

Terri has worked as a technican since 2007. Her specialties inclued both small and large animal emergencies due to the fact she assists our doctors with after hour calls. Terri loves anything outdoors from riding 4-wheelers and snowmobiles with her husband to enjoying long trail rides with her horse, Dezi. One of her most beloved hobbies includes metal detecting around old farm properties which she does with her two rescue dogs Kanga and Snoopy.

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Started Work in 2007

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

Morgan Ferland

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University of Vermont

Animal Science Pre-Vet Major

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

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 Orion and hopes to have goats again one day.


At CAH since 2017

Sue Wellman

Sue started working at Claremont Animal Hospital in 2018. She loves spending her free time gardening fresh vegetables and flowers and hiking with her dog Tucker out in the New Hampshire air. 


At CAH since 2018

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