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Veterinary Staff

Stephanie Houle, Practice Manager

Practice Manager Stephanie Houle has been at Dover Veterinary Hospital since November 2004. "I love working at Dover Veterinary Hospital because it gives me the opportunity to work with a great group of people," she says. "Our staff and veterinarians are the best at what they do. I also love to work with our clients and interact with them daily. They feel like friends rather than just clients, which adds to the warm and friendly environment here."

Stephanie has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Keene State College. As an undergraduate student, she spent a semester abroad at the University of Wolverharpton in England. After earning her bachelor’s degree, she moved to New Zealand where she worked and travelled extensively for a year before returning to New Hampshire.

At home, Stephanie has a lab/hound mix named Layla and two guinea pigs named Coco and Sugar. Her interests include spending time with her husband and two daughters, hiking, snowshoeing, crafting, gardening, traveling and camping. She also enjoys community involvement, such as being the team captain for her local Relay for Life team (an American Cancer Society event).

Jessie George, Lead Veterinary Technician

Lead Veterinary Technician Jessie George has been with the Dover Veterinary Hospital since March 2011. She began her career in companion-animal care in 2004. Jessie has a positive attitude and brings her sense of humor into the office every day.

"I like being part of this team. The staff here all work well together and are here to support one another, which allows us to provide the best patient care for our clients," Jessie says.

At home, Jessie has a Jack Russell terrier named Angel, an American bulldog mix named Rudy, and two ferrets named Primer and Powder. While Jessie says she is an "avid tennis ball thrower" for Angel, she also enjoys spending quality time with her family, hunting, fishing and gardening.

Allie Mahan, Certified Veterinary Technician

Allie Mahan is a certified veterinary technician and has been with Dover Veterinary Hospital since 2013. She has a strong passion for surgical and dental procedures but also finds joy "in providing excellent patient care, whether it is for wellness appointments or for patients who need to stay for further treatment.” Allie also brings a sense of humor to her job by making up songs for the patients to make their appointment more enjoyable. She has an Associate degree in Veterinary Technology from the University of New Hampshire.

At home, Allie has a cat named Mew Mew. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, as well as being involved in her community. She is currently the assistant coach for the girls’ varsity basketball team at Dover High School.

Ashley Tarbox, Certified Veterinary Technician

Ashley Tarbox is a certified veterinary technician who joined Dover Veterinary Hospital in 2016. Ashley has an Associate degree in Veterinary Technology from Great Bay Community College as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality and Tourism Administration from Endicott College.

"I have a positive attitude and a passion for providing excellent care for all of our patients," she says.

At home, Ashley has two cats named Aiden and Brody. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, and enjoying conversations over coffee.

Michael Gran, Registered Veterinary Technician

Veterinary Technician Michael Gran joined Dover Veterinary Hospital in 2015. He has 19 years of experience in the animal-care field that includes both small-animal and large-animal care. One of Michael's favorite parts of his job is client education. He also appreciates working together with his colleagues as a team to help provide excellent care to our patients and clients. Michael has a Bachelor of Science degree in Veterinary Technology from Purdue University.

At home, Michael has a Bassett/settler mix named Squirt, a Bassett hound named Ariel and four cats named Fritz, Mouse, Slider and Mocha. When not at work, Michael enjoys spending time with his wife, Kristi, and their two children, Alex and Skye. He enjoys following Cubs baseball, Purdue football and basketball, Philadelphia football and Chicago hockey. He also likes gaming with his friend and taking his dogs hiking.

Linda Moore, Certified Veterinary Technician

Linda Moore is a Certified Veterinary Technician and has been with Dover Veterinary Hospital since 2012, but began her career in the animal care field in 1992.

Linda says, "I am a 'Lab Nerd'- I love analyzing anything under the microscope" and shares her passion for education with our staff.

Linda has an Associates Degree in Animal Medical Technology from the University of Maine and is a member of the New Hampshire Veterinary Technicians Association.

"At Dover Veterinary Hospital, every staff member puts your companion's care first," she says. "We focus on preventative medicine and education to prevent unneccesary diseases, we keep current in gold standard care and will offer only the best to your furry friends. I love getting to work with such a caring group of professionals."

At home, Linda and her family enjoy participating in Scouts, lacrosse, softball, camping, hiking, and having fun together. She shares her home with Jaker (an Australian Shepherd), Holy (a Golden Retriever mix), two cats (Munchie and Georgie), as well as a variety of chickens.

Crystin Lebel, Certified Veterinary Technician

Crystin Lebel is a veterinary technician who joined Dover Veterinary Hospital in 2016. She has been in the animal-care field since 2010 and was most recently a volunteer at a local wildlife rehabilitation organization. Crystin enjoys learning something new every day and getting to meet our new patients. She earned her Associate degree in Veterinary Technology at Great Bay Community College in May 2017.

At home, Crystin has two cats named Bibi and Bella, a guinea pig named Natasha and a rat named Elle. In her free time, she enjoys crocheting, being on the water, long walks, watching the Patriots and listening to music.

Catherine DeMello-Fitzgerald, Client Care Coordinator

Catherine DeMello-Fitzgerald has been a client care coordinator at Dover Veterinary Hospital since April 2011. She has worked in the animal-care field since 2006. "I like to think that I bring a strong work ethic, a cheerful, accommodating attitude, and creativity to the hospital," says Catherine.

"The standard of care here is exceptional," she says. "The doctors and staff are incredibly educated, compassionate, devoted and communicative. It is an honor to be part of this working family. I love any opportunity to comfort or advise clients, and I enjoy bonding with clients through sharing our pet stories.”

Catherine has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Writing and Communications from University of Massachusetts–Dartmouth. She shares her home with two cats named Wendell and Wilson. Wendell, Catherine says, is a "big goof who loves playing fetch and receiving back pats,” and Wilson is a "feral cat who has learned to trust and now thrives on attention." Catherine’s interests include illustration, making gifts with her artwork, dancing, shopping, photography, swimming, skiing, kayaking, spending time with loved ones and training her cats to perform tricks on command.

April Cowans, Client Care Coordinator

April Cowans is a client care coordinator who joined our practice in 2015. April has 28 years of experience in the companion animal-care field. She says, "Dover Veterinary Hospital provides a high level of care for pets and owners. The staff is an amazing group of kind and caring individuals that do their very best to provide excellent veterinary care and customer service."

April shares her home with four dogs: a Yorkie mix named Oscar, two standard poodles named Grover and Sassy, and a Cairn terrier named Moxie. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, gardening, kayaking and crafting.

Misty Roberts, Veterinary Technician

Misty joined the Dover Veterinary Hospital team in May of 2017, but has over eleven years of experience in the animal field. Her positive attitude, sense of humor, and knowledge of animals make her a great asset to our team. She loves that each day in the office differs from the last with her wide range of responsibilities. Misty is a nurse, receptionist, educator, companion, and more on any given day.

Misty loves building relationships with clients and their pets. She has five pets of her own, a Pitbull named Diesel, and four cats named Vinney, Skippy, Sadie, and Jasper. When she is not at work, Misty enjoys hiking, camping, and spending time with her family and animals.

Misty is happy to be a part of the DVH team where excellent care is a must and everyone goes above and beyond to help patients.

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