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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.

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.

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.

Rebekah Watson, Veterinary Technician

Full-time Veterinary Technician Rebekah Watson is responsible for assisting vets with exams, nursing care, vaccines, bloodwork, appointments, laboratory work, and taking care of patients (and giving them lots of extra love!) Rebekah loves providing exceptional care to all patients and she is passionate about learning new things every day. She is motivated to help and learn, and she is a total team player. Rebekah is compassionate with a big heart for animals and people.

"I love working at Dover Veterinary Hospital because everyone is a team player and they don't hesitate to help if you need it, everyone here wants you to learn and grow in the best environment."

Rebekah has an associate degree in Veterinary Technology and is planning on taking the exam to be licensed in NH and ME. Before joining our team, Rebekah also worked as a Veterinary Assistant since 2018. At home, Rebekah has a 5-year-old Alaskan Klee Kai named Niko and a 2-year-old black DSH feline named Lilith. In her free time, Rebekah enjoys crafting, reading, fishing, swimming, and skiing.

Rileigh Champagne, Veterinary Technician

Rileigh Champagne joined our team part-time in July of 2020. Her job responsibilities include taking patient appointments and monitoring anesthesia during surgery. She loves caring for and comforting hospitalized patients. Rileigh is known for her wonderful sense of humor and a fierce love for Bulldogs! Currently, Rileigh is working towards becoming a registered dental hygienist.

She has been working in the animal care field for about seven years, having previously worked at a boarding kennel, doggy daycare, and grooming facility.

Rileigh loves working here at Dover Veterinary Hospital because everyone is so dedicated and passionate about what they do! At home, Rileigh has two pets of her own including a 3-year-old French Bulldog named Sig and a 5-year-old feline named Bernard. In her free time, Rileigh enjoys spending time at the lake, skiing, snowboarding, and spending time with her family.

Brittany Moffatt, Technician Assistant/Office Assistant

Brittany Moffatt joined the Dover Veterinary Hospital team full-time in June 2020. She is responsible for helping on the floor with patients and clients and assisting with office work. Brittany has such an energetic attitude and loves giving all of our patients yummy treats! Brittany has a degree in Biomedical Sciences, and she is currently working towards going to Veterinary Medicine school. Before joining our team, Brittany worked at Kennel Kid at Cedar Valley Vet Clinic during her summer breaks from college.

When asked why she loves working at Dover Veterinary Hospital, Brittany says "All of the technicians and veterinarians use any and all opportunities to teach me new things! Everyone strives to make sure every patient enjoys their visit!"

At home, Brittany has several pets of her very own! Pete is a 10-year-old black tuxedo DSH, Luke is a 10-year-old gray DSH, and Louis is a 2-year-old ball python. In her free time, Brittany enjoys cooking, swimming, and playing video games.

Sydney Pechstein, Veterinary Assistant

Veterinary Assistant Sydney Pechstein joined the Dover Veterinary Hospital part-time in the summer of 2020. She has previously worked as a Kennel Assistant and has three years of experience in the veterinary care field. As a Veterinary Assistant, Sydney is responsible for assisting the technicians and veterinarians with patients and clients. She loves cuddling all the puppies and learning new things!

Sydney is incredibly hard working and is always willing to help others. Currently, Sydney is pursuing a degree in Veterinary Technology at Great Bay Community College. At home, Sydney has a 4-year-old lab named Ellie and a 2-year-old lab named Daisy! She likes to spend her free time hanging out with her dogs, as well as hunting and fishing.

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.

Madeline Murphy, Office Assistant

Full-time Office Assistant Madeline Murphy joined our team in December of 2020. This is her first job in the veterinary care field, and she is so happy to be able to help care for animals in need! As Office Assistant, Madeline is responsible for communicating with clients, scheduling appointments, and relaying questions to doctors. She also assists in a wide variety of tasks that help the hospital run smoothly! Madeline loves helping answer the clients' questions and assisting pets get the best care possible. Madeline also has a BS in Community and Environmental Planning from UNH.

When asked why she loves working here at Dover Veterinary Hospital, Madeline says "I like working for a clinic that shows such genuine care for their 4-legged patients. The dynamic nature of the job makes every day exciting."

A true animal lover, Madeline has a few pets of her own at home. Pete is her 10-year-old DSH and Luke is her 10-year-old gray DSH, Dottie is her 11-year-old Chihuahua-Terrier mix, and Walter is her 5-year-old long hair Chihuahua. In her free time, Madeline loves to hike year-round, listen to music, do crafts, quilt, crotchet, and embroider. She also loves to host family and friends and cook delicious meals for them to eat together!

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