Bill D, Anesthesia and Surgery Manager
Mr. Bill Doherty has been a trusted and well respected staff member at Middlesex County Animal Hospital for the past decade. Bill’s knowledge and skill in veterinary care are extraordinary and he has a great affection for clients and their pets. Bill has been a veterinary technician for the past 25 plus years and has held many managerial positions. He has dedicated his working career to the veterinary profession and is an incredible asset to this organization. Currently the manager of our anesthesia and surgery department, Bill solidifies our vigilant surgery team.
Bill grew up in Billerica and surrounding areas and now calls Newton home with his lovely fiancée, Georgina, and their beloved dogs, Seven and Kiko. Bill loves to work but even more loves to take a walk in the woods or just be lazy in the backyard with his dogs. He frequently visits friends and family in the area and often finds the conversation gravitates to his profession and everyone’s pets. He has always had a way with animals and his love for all creatures is obvious to all that know him.
Mary P, Assistant to Senior Manager
Mary has been with Middlesex County for many years and often calls herself a “forever employee”. She thoroughly enjoys getting to know all of our clients and their pets. Mary’s optimistic and composed character keeps everything organized and running smoothly around the hospital. She graduated from UMass Dartmouth in 2012 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science. Over her years in the field Mary has found a passion for surgery and overseeing the ICU. She is a resident of Massachusetts and has a 4 year old son, Walter, along with Gino the Brussels Griffon and their two cats, Homer and Hector.
Jayna has been a valuable part of the Middlesex County Animal Hospital team since early 2015. Over the years, her organizational skills and eager attitude have landed her the position as our hospital’s Assistant to Senior Manager. She also works closely with our Technician Assistant manager to keep our education and training manuals modern with the newest and latest developments. Jayna has always been extremely passionate about animals and knew she wanted to join this profession early in her adolescence. In the past, she has thoroughly enjoyed being a foster mom to fur babies in need, one of which turned into a “foster failure” as she was too attached to let go. She shares her home with Vastra and Strax, her Bearded Dragons, Franklin the cat, Theodore the rabbit, Penelope the Sun Conure, and Dexter, her Pomchi pup. While outside of work Jayna enjoys doing anything outdoorsy such as hiking or camping, in addition to sitting down to read a good book!
Justin graduated from the University of New Haven with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music and Sound Recording. He was excited to begin his new career with us and enjoys everything about the veterinary atmosphere. Just recently, he has become more involved in dental procedures and can often be found helping Joe in the Dental Suite. He has volunteered frequently with MSPCA Boston in the Shelter Surgery Clinic and has attended many cat spay clinics. Justin lives in Somerville with his two cats, Milo Avogadro and Selina Kyle. He enjoys playing music and running in his spare time.
Kelly is a Vermont native and grew up on a dairy farm, which is where her passion for animals started. She then went on and attended Vermont Technical College to get a degree doing what she loves and acquired her Associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology. Her compassion and dedication to understand each and every animal’s needs makes her a valuable asset to the Middlesex County Animal Hospital team. At home, she spends time her dog a Maltese mix and her cat. In addition to her full time job here, Kelly enjoys catching up on her favorite shows on Netflix, cooking, and reading.
Christina started at Middlesex County Animal Hospital in 2012. After meeting the love of her life here at MCAH, some life changes resulted her leaving the hospital in 2015. Fortunately, she moved back to the area and rejoined us in late 2017. Christina is considered a highly valuable member of our staff who we are grateful to have back on our team. Always aspiring to work in the veterinary field, she followed her dream and has been a veterinary technician for over 5 years. With experience working in emergency medicine she is especially passionate about surgery and critical care. Christina and her wonderful husband John welcomed their son Garrett into the world in August of 2017 and has loved every part of being a mom. Outside of work she enjoys spending time outdoors and hiking with their Alaskan Malamute “Aluka”.
Jessa has been with MCAH for a short time, but has been a great addition to our team. Always with a smile on her face, Jessa’s enthusiasm for each and every day is inspiring. She has always had a strong interest in the veterinary field and has worked with pets for over 5 years. Her desire to help and care for animals is her true passion in life. Jessa is currently attending Middlesex Community college to obtain her associate’s degree. Outside of caring for animals and attending school she enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, family and friends, being outdoors, and country music. But most importantly, she always makes time for a daily run with her boxer “Taffy”.
Lauren joined Middlesex County Animal Hospital in 2018. Her lifelong passion for animals was apparent when she adopted her first pet at the age of 5, a Parakeet named Treasure. Her love of animals led her to manage a holistic pet store where for 7 years she helped people find the best items for their pets. In 2018, she decided to leave retail to focus on a new career in veterinary sciences. Lauren is owned by a rescue pug named Kelso and shares her home with four indoor kitties: Macy, Zero, and foster fail siblings Phoebe and Indy. She is a huge Disney fan and loves anything Starwars, Marvel or Harry Potter. Outside of work Lauren enjoys singing and spending time at the ocean.
Alysia has joined our team as a veterinary assistant. Having always loved animals. she realized that she wanted to join a career path that allowed her to fulfill her dreams of becoming a veterinary technician. Alysia is a graduate from Greater Lawrence Tech as an honor roll student certifying in culinary arts and hospitality. Her hobbies include sports (softball and basketball), dancing, music, and singing. She also loves spending time with her friends whether it be at the movie theater, the beach or doing other outdoorsy activities. At home she has a ‘Shipoo’ named Reece, an adorable Dachshund-mix named Leo, and a young rabbit named Ginger..
Emma is a graduate from the University of Rhode Island with a degree in Criminal Justice. Always an animal lover, she was eager to start her career in a field that focuses on enhancing the lives of animals. She enjoys watching pets grow with their families, but most importantly educating their owners on proper care for their pets for a healthy life together. In her free time Emma enjoys spending time with family, friends and her two kittens Ferguson and Eugene.
Ava is a veterinary technician assistant here at MCAH. Always loving animals she brings great compassion and care to the team. Her responsibilities include assisting veterinarians during procedures and helping the hospital’s patients receive the best care possible. She attended high school at Essex Aggie majoring in Veterinary Technology and went on to further her education at UMass Amherst and graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Pre Veterinary Science. She worked at Granite State Animal Hospital for 2 years while in high school. She also interned at Lichtenburg Vet Hospital and at a doggy day care throughout the duration of her time in college. Ava has two pets: Milo (6-year-old Guinea Pig), and Fredo (1-year-old Palomino Rabbit). In her free time, Ava enjoys mountain and trail biking. She was lucky enough to study abroad in New Zealand for a semester in college and fell even more in love with hiking.
Catherine joined our team in 2019 with over two years of experience in the veterinary field. She loves meeting clients and their four-legged family members. Her pets include three feline friends, Poppy, Chowder and Jade.
Ivana came to the MCAH team with over 5 years of experience in the veterinary profession. Ever since Ivana was a little girl she’s had a strong love for all animals. She cannot remember a time when she did not have an animal in her home to care for. Ivana attended Greater Lowell Tech and graduated in the health care field. Ivana went on to work in the human health care field, but was pulled back towards her passion of the veterinary world after 6 years. She then attended Animal Behavioral College where she graduated and received her Veterinary Assistant certificate. Outside of work Ivana spends time with her fiancé and their two beautiful girls. They share their home with Diamond, the American Staffordshire Terrier, and Maximus, their handsome cat. Ivana savors time with her family, being outdoors, and activities such as camping and hiking.
Michaela started with us in August of 2020 and has come into the workforce excited, knowledgeable, and ready to work. Her positive attitude and smiling face has made it a joy to add her to our team. Originally attending school as a history major, she decided to make a change and jump into veterinary medicine to follow her passion for animals. She is currently enrolled at Penn Foster to become a Certified Veterinary Technician. Michaela enjoys spending time with her high school sweetheart Chris, traveling and Olympic diving.
Kristina came to our hospital with over 7 years of experience in the veterinary field. Since joining us, she has been a vital part of our ICU team. She is pleasant, polite and always has a smile on her face! Kristina doesn’t remember a time when she was ever pet-free. Her Grandmother had 30+ in her lifetime, always taking in strays or those in need of a little TLC. After being a “jack of all trades” like her Grandfather, she finally settled with animals. To further advance her career, Kristina is a current Veterinary Technician student at Penn Foster. She shares her heart with her three cats; Paisley, her orange tabby that is vocally opinionated, food motivated, and a lazy momma’s girl. Haze, a very naughty grey exotic shorthair who is very nosy and always curious. Biscuit, her newest family member, a black and white boy who earned his name from his adorable excessive kneading of anything. Such a silly boy which a huge personality. Outside of work, Kristina enjoys cheering on the Bruins, traveling and exploring, and soaking up the sun on a soft sandy beach.
Matthew joined our team as a veterinary technician assistant. Considered new to the field, he got his inspiration from being an EMT/Firefighter. He enjoyed emergency medicine and critical care, but always loved animals and wanted to bring his experience and knowledge from human medicine to the veterinary field. Having attended the New England Emergency Medical Institute: Emergency Medicine and the New Hampshire Fire Academy: Firefighter he is certified in Pet CPR/First Aid and human CPR/First Aid/AED. His hobbies include hiking, camping in the White Mountains and traveling with his Fiancé. Together they share their home with Onyx the German Shepherd and Sapphire the Husky.
Daniel joined the team as a part-timer but quickly converted to a full-time veterinary technician assistant. In high school he chose to join the veterinary assisting trade and never looked back. He went on to graduate from Worcester Technician High School with a certificate in Veterinary Assisting. Daniel is the youngest of his siblings and has one brother and three sisters. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking and fishing, listening to music and taking care of his two dogs, Jack and Sky.