Dover Veterinary Hospital Veterinarians

dover veterinary hospitalLee Spyridakis, DVM, DACVIM, Owner

Dover Veterinary Hospital owner, Dr. Lee Spyridakis, is a veterinary internist who began working at the hospital in 1988.

A native of Manchester, New Hampshire, Dr. Spyridakis says that her love for animals and desire to care for them began early. "I would pick up any injured animal and nurse it back to health," she said. She also lived near a veterinary practice that she visited with her own pets. "That's where my first interest was sparked," she said. Throughout high school and college, she managed to volunteer or work in the veterinary field, as an animal care attendant and as a veterinary technician's assistant.

Dr. Spyridakis attended the University of New Hampshire, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Pre-Veterinary Studies in 1976. The next year she was accepted to Ohio State University's College of Veterinary Medicine, and graduated in 1981 with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. At graduation she was honored with a Merck Animal Health Award.

Dr. Spyridakis is a specialist in veterinary small animal internal medicine and a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, a title conferred on less than 10 veterinarians in the state of New Hampshire.

Dr. Spyridakis has a German Shorthaired Pointer. Her outside interests include: walking, hiking and cooking.

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dover veterinary hospitalKristin Rennie, DVM, CVA

Dr. Kristin Rennie is an integrative veterinary practitioner who has been with Dover Veterinary Hospital since 1999.

Dr. Rennie spent her childhood on her family's farm in Lenox, Massachusetts, where she helped care for the farm's animals. This introduction to animal care led her to a career as a veterinarian. Her love of animals inspired her to explore traditional and non-traditional methods of treatment, such as acupuncture.

Dr. Rennie attended the University of New Hampshire, where she was awarded membership in the McNair Graduate Opportunity Program. This program is dedicated to students who have taken extra steps to prepare themselves for graduate and doctoral level work.

In 1994, Dr. Rennie graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Animal Science. That same year, she enrolled in the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, and received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1998.

Her areas of professional focus include holistic and integrative medicine and acupuncture, and she is certified in acupuncture by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society. Dr. Rennie remembered one instance in particular, when she saw the results of her acupuncture treatment immediately. "I treated a dog who couldn't walk or move due to back pain. I acupunctured her and she stood, shook her body and ran into the lobby. She was no longer in pain." Dr. Rennie is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association, American Acupuncture Veterinary Association, and the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society.

Dr. Rennie and her husband, Jeff, a business consultant who she met at the hospital, have two children, Theo and Quinn. They also provide a home to two mixed breed dogs named Ozzie and Kipper, and a cat named Jack Bauer. All of her pets are rescues. During her leisure time, she enjoys hiking with her family and their two dogs.

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