Veterinary Assistant, Receptionist
Amanda's family has been taking their own pets to Sudbury Animal Hospital since before Amanda was even born-when she heard a position was available at the hospital, she leapt at the opportunity! Now she's a Veterinary Assistant and Receptionist.
Amanda grew up with her family in Stow. She completed her Bachelor's degree in Biology from Albion College in Michigan in 2012. After moving back home, she was hired as a dogwalker and doggie-daycare associate. After six months of working the job, she heard about the Sudbury position and immediately applied.
At the clinic, Amanda simply enjoys making her furry patients happy. If she can get a pet to wag a tail, do a trick, or roll over for a belly rub, she's done her job! She also likes watching young puppies or kittens grow into adult pets.
Currently, Amanda lives in Ayer with her boyfriend, but frequently visits her parent's house to see her three cats and Indie, the dog. In her spare time, Amanda enjoys singing and was a member of Albion College's school choir.
Practice Manager, Veterinary Technologist
Joanna grew up in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, where she had multitudes of pets including dogs, hamsters, guinea pigs, and rabbits. Although she started her career as a psychology student, it wasn't long before she realized that veterinary medicine was her true calling!
In 1992, Joanna graduated from Becker College with a degree in Veterinary Technology, then earned a Bachelor's of Science in Veterinary Technology from Mt. Ida College in 1995. She came to Sudbury Animal Hospital in 1995, where she is now a Veterinary Technologist and the Practice Manager. She enjoys her managerial duties, taking care of inventory and finances, and problem solving with clients. Joanna also likes the hands-on aspect of the job, especially performing lab work!
Joanna currently lives in West Boylston with her husband and their two children. They have two rescued pets: Buddy, a four-year-old St. Bernard, and a black-and-white cat named Oreo.
In her free time, Joanna enjoys reading, hiking, baking, fishing, and cheering for her kids, who play a variety of sports year-round.
Certified Veterinary Technician
When Kate's male weimaraner was about a year old, he suffered a string of minor injuries that required several trips to the vet's office. Kate's veterinarian thought she could handle performing some bandage changes herself-caring for her pet showed Kate that she could do more than she thought she could, and it inspired her to work in the veterinary field herself!
Kate grew up in Concord, Massachusetts with her parents and older brother. After graduating college, Kate worked a number of odd jobs. It wasn't until she got involved with showing and breeding that she realized that working with animals was what made her truly happy. She came to Sudbury in 2003, where she now serves as a Veterinary Technician.
Kate lives with her husband and their son, as well as two weimaraners, three cats, 17 chickens, and five Guinea Fowl! When time permits between work and family, Kate likes working outdoors and baking. Her personal goal is to one day enter the Pillsbury baking contest!
Ever since I was a toddler, Iíve known I was an animal lover. I became very attached to our retriever mix, Toby, and even learned to walk by grabbing onto his coat. I canít imagine living without pets! My home in Arlington, MA was known as the local petting zoo, with a mix of dogs, cats, hamsters, rabbits and guinea pigs on hand. Needless to say, there were plenty of trips to the vet!
After high school, I worked at the Toy Shop of Concord and got to know the local community as well as surrounding towns. Looking for a way to combine my interests in animals and in science and medicine, I enrolled in the veterinary technician program at North Shore Community College in Danvers in 2014. As part of my education I did an externship at Sudbury Animal Hospital where I got practical training with tasks like taking xrays and assisting with surgical prep. I loved working with my coworkers and our patients, and am delighted to join the Sudbury Animal Hospital community.
I am currently living with my mom and stepdad in Arlington. My sister, stepbrothers and cousin come and go, but I know that Duncan, our distinguished chocolate lab, and Winston, our Tennessee rescue, will give me a warm welcome every day and that Pedro, our cat, will demand his share of attention. I like to spend my free time with my boyfriend Matt and we particularly enjoy spending time on the water and on the slopes.
Melanie's father was always very open to letting her have different animals growing up. Her variety of pets as a kid instilled in her a great love for animal care and compassion, and now she cares for pets daily as a Veterinary Technician.
Melanie grew up in Dracut, Massachusetts. Having previously worked in human resources at a car dealership, Melanie realized she wanted to start building her career in the veterinary world. She started working at the front desk at an animal hospital, then transitioned into a veterinary technician position at an animal emergency facility. Since the emergency setting wasn't for her, she began searching for opportunities in general practice. In July of 2012 she found Sudbury Animal Hospital, where she continues to learn new skills and advance her career.
At home, Melanie lives with her husband, their two cats Fiona and Mable, and their dog, Juno. Outside of work, Melanie enjoys spending time with family and friends, and going for walks or playing with Juno.
Julie grew up in Franklin, MA, where she spent most of her childhood among dogs, cats, hamsters, and horses. She graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Neuroscience from Brandeis University. But ultimately she decided to follow her passion in animal care, and chose to return to school to pursue a career as a veterinary technician.
Julie currently lives in Leominster, MA with her husband, her two cats Inigo and Tessa, and her two sato dogs Liza and Guapo. All 4 critters were rescued through Buddy Dog Humane Society, where Julie also currently works as a caretaker and adoption counselor.
Abbey grew up in North Attleboro, Massachusetts. From birth, her love of all animals was obvious, and it only grew over time. She went on to study Wildlife Science at Purdue University, where she was a proud member of the Purdue "All-American" Marching Band. She took internships raising lion cubs in South Africa, monitoring biodiversity in the Peruvian Amazon, as well as volunteering at various zoos. Despite all the unforgettable adventures, she just wasn't interested in pursuing a career in researching wildlife. Not knowing what to do after graduation, she took a trip to Sweden for a month, then came home to a message from boyfriend's mother saying that she had talked to her veterinarian's office and gotten Abbey an interview. In August of 2015, Abbey started working at Sudbury Animal Hospital, where she fell in love with veterinary medicine and looks forward to going to work each day!
Abbey now lives in Waltham with her boyfriend Alex, their goofy cat Dunkin, Pinky the hedgehog, and their adorable pug Georgie. In her free time, Abbey loves to travel as much as possible, cheer on the Patriots and her beloved Purdue Boilermakers, take long walks with Georgie, and watch lots of movies.
Before she worked at Sudbury Animal Hospital, Danielle was a client. She brought her grandparents' pets here and always loved the experience. She figured working at the clinic would be just as enjoyable, and she jumped at the chance when she saw an opening in the newspaper!
Danielle grew up in Natick, Massachusetts, in a house that was always full of pets. After graduating college, Danielle couldn't help responding to the opportunity to work at the animal hospital she'd always brought pets to. As a receptionist, she loves keeping things organized, helping clients, and working closely with her fellow employees.
Danielle now lives in Holliston with her husband, Lee, and their 10-month-old son, Steven. The family has many pets, including sibling Great Pyrenees/St. Bernard mixes named Ava and Jaeger. They also have Colby, a Shi Tzu that Danielle adopted from the clinic, and two inseparable cats, Bookem' and Sassafrass.
Danielle spends most of her free time with her husband and son. She's enjoying watching her son change into a little man every day!
Chelsea grew up in Holyoke Massachusetts, and decided at a very young age that she wanted to work with animals. After graduating from college with a degree in Biology she moved to Boston, where she currently lives with her cat Riley. In her spare time, Chelsea enjoys SCUBA diving, hiking, and volunteering at the New England Aquarium.
Kyle grew up in Sudbury and always enjoyed spending time with the family dog and cats. He began working at the Animal Hospital in 2007. He has worked during his school vacations ever since.
Kyle graduated from the University of Maryland, with a degree in animal science, in 2016. He is currently enrolled in veterinary school at the Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, located at Virgina Tech. He will graduate in 2020.
In his free time, Kyle enjoys golf, volleyball and being the commissioner of his fantasy football league.
Christine grew up in Sudbury with a variety of pets, including dogs, cats, rabbits and guinea pigs. She began working at the Sudbury Animal Hospital when she was in high school. She still fills in regularly at the Sudbury Animal Hospital as a veterinary assistant.
Christine graduated from Quinnipiac University, earning a bachelor of science degree in biology in 2011. In addition to her studies, she played lacrosse in college. As an attacker, she helped lead her team to a league championship in her senior year.
Christine's full time job is as an Aquarist at the New England Aquarium. Her primary responsibility is to feed and care for the animals while scuba diving in the Giant Ocean Tank exhibit. She has her advanced open water dive certification. In her free time, she enjoys coaching lacrosse and has worked at both Lincoln Sudbury Regional High School and Westford Academy.