Hospital Managers

Joe_Mercado-150x150 Hospital ManagersJoe Mercado, Co-Owner & Expert Veterinary Ultrasonographer 

Joe Mercado has devoted his life to serving the veterinary medical field and has 30 years’ experience as a veterinary technician and ultrasonographer.  He began doing veterinary ultrasounds with Dr. Tom Rossi back in 1985 when very few veterinary offices had ultrasound capabilities.  The two would travel from Rhode Island to Portland, Maine in a day performing ultrasounds on sick dogs and cats.  Today Joe is one of the best ultrasonographers in his field, performs dozens of ultrasounds per day, and is highly respected amongst area veterinarians who refer their patients to him for ultrasounds.

With the opening of Middlesex County Animal Hospital, Joe has full filled his lifelong dream of owning a veterinary hospital.  Having grown up in Lowell, Massachusetts as one of eight children, he has strong ties in the Billerica community and continues to be excited about giving back to its residents and their pets.  Joe has three decades of veterinary technical experience and prior to the opening of MCAH he spent eight years at a large 24 hour referral hospital in Nashua, New Hampshire as the head veterinary technician, ultrasonographer, and hospital diagnostics manager.

 Joe is an avid weight lifter, runner, and occasionally picks up a pair of boxing gloves to relive his younger Golden Glove days.  He is an avid New England Patriots fan and does not like to miss a game.

Kristen, Hospital Manager 

Kristen joined Middlesex County Animal Hospital in October of 2021 as the hospital manager.  She received her animal science degree from the University of New Hampshire in 2011 and has been working in the veterinary field ever since. Kristen has worked in all aspects of veterinary medicine at both the hospital and cooperate level, starting in reception and working her way up to multiple hospital management. Kristen and her husband Michael live in southern NH with their 3 dogs, 3 cats, two chinchillas and a Russian tortoise. In her spare time Kristen enjoys binge watching horror movies with her twin sister Megan, fresh water fishing and boating, and spending time with her extended family and pets.

Kaitlyn, Assistant Hospital Manager

Kaitlyn joined Middlesex County Animal Hospital in 2014 and over the years has become an extremely valuable part of our team and has earned the title of Assistant Hospital Manager. Kaitlyn takes pride in going above and beyond to be helpful to the hospital, clients and their pets. Kaitlyn is a huge advocate for Pitbulls and has two of her own; June and Jaide!  Outside of work she enjoys being a mom to her young daughter, being outdoors and spending quality time with her friends and family. 

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