Our Team Members

Our team consists of dedicated individuals who are knowledgeable, kind, and caring. All pets – including those with special neurological and pain management needs – deserve the greatest quality of life that is medically possible. We are committed to treating your pet as we would our own, with the gentle care they deserve.

Jessica, CVT

Jessica has always had a passion for animals, and recently turned that passion into a career with a veterinary technology degree from Mount Ida College in the fall of 2015. Her background includes studying biology at the College of St. Benedict in Minnesota, where she also obtained a minor in studio art. She was also trained as an emergency medical technician (EMT), and has carried those skills into veterinary medicine.  In her free time, she loves spending time with her crazy dog exploring parks, and at home relaxing with her cat. She is also an avid skier, snowboarder and motorcycle rider.

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Melissa

Melissa started her career in Veterinary medicine over 14 years ago. She has been a member of other specialty practices focusing on internal medicine before leaving a state of the art general practice as head technician to join us at VNAP.

During her off time she enjoys spending time with her family including her 2 French bulldogs. She enjoys anything to do with the ocean, vacationing, snowboarding and many other outdoor actives.

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Jodi, CVT, CCRVN

Jodi turned her lifelong love of animals into a career when she graduated from Becker College in 2012 with an Associates in Veterinary Technology and a Bachelor of Veterinary Science and became a Certified Veterinary Technician shortly there after. She began working in the veterinary field in 2009, completing an internship with a small animal general practice. She has been working in general practice since and became a member of VNAP in 2014.

She spends her days of with family and friends and enjoys reading comic books, going to concerts, watching football games and spending time out doors.

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Chastity, CVT

Chastity has always shared a love of animals. She started her career in the veterinary field as a kennel attendant, where she began to develop skills and expand her talent working with animals. This passion and natural ability lead her to advance her career in the veterinary field by becoming a veterinary technician. For eleven years Chastity specialized in emergency and critical care medicine at a large referral hospital. During her time there, she became very efficient in working in a fast paced and extremely busy environment. This allowed her to become skilled working under high stress situations. She gained invaluable experience treating critically ill patients, which she now utilizes in the daily care of all of her patients. She joined our practice in July of 2015. Chastity is also very positive and outgoing. Clients love her energy and her ability to calm them during sensitive and stressful situations. She cares for every patient as if it were her own and puts time and effort into making sure that all of the pets that come in are made to feel at home.

When she is not making sure our patients are being treated with love and expert veterinary care, she enjoys spending time with her family. Her two children are the most important part of her life and she enjoys spending time with them, whether it be with homework or bringing them to their favorite arcade. She also spends time helping her mother on their family farm and making sure all of the animals are happy and healthy.

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Jennifer, CVT

Jennifer has always had a strong affection for animals.

Since she was a little girl she was involved with horses and competitive equestrian sports. She had the pleasure of spending 23 years with her first mare that she was given when she was 12 years old. She acquired her certification in Veterinary Technology in 2006. Her entire career she has always been in specialty medicine; mostly emergency critical care and surgery. She thrived in surgical/anesthesia specialties, eventually becoming head of her department at another specialty hospital. She enjoys the aspect of getting to personalize each patient’s anesthetic protocol, to their specific needs. With being at a teaching specialty hospital she was in charge of educating anesthesia and safety to all hospitals technicians and emergency critical care residents and interns. Jennifer does the absolute best by her patients as if they were her own.

She enjoys a busy working atmosphere and being part of a team. She enjoys spending time with her family. She has two children, a husband and two crazy cats. Family time consists of visiting zoos, outdoor activities, and enjoying local events.

 

Lindsay, CVT

Lindsay’s interest in animals started at a young age when she saw horses for the first time. As soon as she had her first lesson she knew her path would always follow animals.

She graduated with a B.S. in Veterinary Technology from Mount Ida College in 2014 and shortly after got her certification. From there she started work at Angell Memorial Hospital as an anesthetist and then on to ETHOS BostonWest in the surgery department where she furthered her interest in surgery and client relations. She is now a part of our VNAP team helping the surgery department grow, but also crossing over into neurology and rehabilitation.

In her spare time she is at the barn with her two horses, Vegas and Ruger. If she is not at the barn, she enjoys reading, playing games and coloring.

 

Lisa

Lisa became a part of Veterinary Neurology in April of 2015. She is an intricate part of the staff and a favorite of many of the clients and patients. She dedicates her time spent here making sure that all of the patients are made to feel as they would at home. Her organizational skills are important to keeping the facility running smoothly. She prides herself on making sure that everything is properly cleaned and does a fantastic job at making sure that all aspects of the hospital are kept to the highest standard. She also makes it a daily chore to make sure each and every pet that is in the hospital has individual time and love and comforts clients in times of stress.

When she is not at the hospital, she spends most of her time caring for animals in multiple settings. Pet sitting is an activity that she enjoys, giving the pets she is caring for the kindness and love to make them feel secure and comfortable in their owner’s absence. She especially loves spending time with geriatric animals, making the time they have left meaningful and warm. She also enjoys taking steps to help the less fortunate. One of the most rewarding steps she takes is giving winter apparel to homeless women in the Boston area. being able to help someone in need is something that she feels strongly about and does what she can to ease the struggles of others.

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Talia, Receptionist

While Talia has always had a love for animals, that love grew when her parents surprised her with Jenny, a golden retriever, when she was 15. Since then her career had consisted of customer service positions until she received her license as a cosmetology esthetician. After living in California for seven years, Talia and her family moved back to Massachusetts, where Talia began her position as a receptionist at another specialty hospital. She quickly fell in love with the environment and enjoyed getting to know her patients.

Talia started with us in March of 2017. During her free time, she loves to spend time with her husband and daughter, ensuring to pass on her love of animals by taking her daughter to visit aquariums, zoos and parks.

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Gary, Receptionist

Gary’s love of animals started during his childhood growing up on a horse farm in Sharon. He continued that love into adulthood and furthered his knowledge by obtaining an associate’s degree in animal sciences.  Gary joined the VNAP team in February 2018 after working at other veterinary hospitals, include Angell/MSPCA for over 25 years.

In his free time, he loves spending time in the great outdoors, especially on the Cape Cod National Seashore. He is also very active in the theater and art scene in Boston. He is also a part time children’s ski instructor at Blue Hills Ski Area.

 

Spaghetti, Certified Clinic Cat

Spaghetti started his life on the streets of Manchester, New Hampshire. He was fortunate enough to be picked up by a fellow CVT and was specially delivered to join the VNAP team! Has made himself at home in the clinic, and loves all of the people (as well as most of the patients) he works with!

In his free time, Spaghetti enjoys rearranging countertop items, playing on the treadmill, climbing into cabinets, keeping his humans in line, and (most importantly) sleeping in boxes!

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