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Our Team

Our team consists of dedicated individuals who are knowledgeable, kind, and caring. All pets deserve the greatest quality of life that is medically possible. We are committed to treating your pet as we would our own, with the gentle care they deserve.

Melissa, CVT, Practice Manager

Melissa started her career in veterinary medicine over 20 years ago. She was a member of other specialty practices focusing on internal medicine before leaving a state-of-the-art general practice as Head Technician to join AVSC.

During her off time, she enjoys spending time with her family including her three French bulldogs: Dax, Todd, and Betty. She enjoys anything to do with the ocean, vacationing, snowboarding and many other outdoor activities.

Lindsay, B.S., CVT, Assistant Practice Manager

Lindsay’s interest in animals started at a young age when she saw horses for the first time. As soon as she had her first lesson, she knew her path would always follow animals.

She graduated with a B.S. in Veterinary Technology from Mount Ida College in 2014 and, shortly after, got her certification. From there, she started work at Angell Memorial Hospital as an anesthetist and then on to ETHOS BostonWest in the surgery department where she furthered her interest in surgery and client relations. She is now a part of our AVSC team helping the surgery department grow, and also crossing over into neurology and rehabilitation.

In her spare time, she can be found at the barn with her two horses, Vegas and Ruger, along with her two dogs Delta and Ryker. If she is not at the barn, she enjoys reading, playing games and coloring.

Alex, CVT

Alex is our Oncology Technician. He started his career at UMASS Amherst on the pre-vet track. He later decided to not pursue a doctorate degree and took time off to work in the field. He started working at VCA South Shore in 2014 as an Overnight Technician Assistant. After a couple of years, he enjoyed the oncology wing and chose to stay there primarily. For five years, he worked with Dr. Segaloff and built knowledge on treatment and drug protocols. Thanks to his many dedicated years in the field, he qualified to take the VTNE and passed his test in early 2022. He joined the VNAP/AVSC team in July of 2022 and his expertise is highly valued. 

In his spare time, he enjoys reading, watching movies, and playing video games. 

Kelly, B.S., Client Liaison

Kelly is a very valued member of our team because she is one of the first people clients come in contact with when they call us. She has been in the industry for a long time. Back in 1995, she completed a Bachelor’s of Science in patient education and health programs. She then worked for Norwell Vet Hospital for 23 years as a client service representative. Afterwards, in 2018 she moved onto VCA South Shore to work in various departments as a liaison. She now works in reception at AVSC. 

In her free time, she likes to read, go hiking, and spend time with her family.

Gary, Receptionist

Gary’s love of animals started during his childhood growing up on a horse farm in Sharon. He continued that love into adulthood and furthered his knowledge by obtaining an Associate’s degree in Animal Sciences. Gary joined the VNAP/AVSC team in February 2018 after working at other veterinary hospitals, including Angell/MSPCA for over 25 years.

In his free time, Gary loves spending time in the great outdoors, especially on the Cape Cod National Seashore. He is also very active in the theater and art scene in Boston and is a part-time children’s ski instructor at Blue Hills Ski Area.

Lisa

Lisa joined our team in April of 2015. She is an integral part of the staff and a favorite of many of the clients and patients. She dedicates her time to making sure that all of the patients are made to feel as comfortable as they would at home. Her organizational skills are important to keeping the facility running smoothly. She prides herself on making sure that everything is properly cleaned and does a fantastic job at making sure that all aspects of the hospital are kept to the highest standard. She also makes it a daily chore to make sure each and every pet that is in the hospital has individual time and love and comforts clients in times of stress.

When she is not at the hospital, she spends most of her time caring for animals in multiple settings. Pet sitting is an activity that she enjoys, giving the pets she is caring for the kindness and love to make them feel secure and comfortable in their owner’s absence. She especially loves spending time with geriatric animals, making the time they have left meaningful and warm. She also enjoys taking steps to help the less fortunate. One of the most rewarding steps she takes is giving winter apparel to homeless women in the Boston area. Being able to help someone in need is something that Lisa feels strongly about. She does what she can to ease the struggles of others.

Spaghetti, Certified Clinic Cat

Spaghetti started his life on the streets of Manchester, New Hampshire. He was fortunate enough to be picked up by a fellow CVT and was specially delivered to join our team! He has made himself at home in the clinic, and loves all of the people (as well as most of the patients) he works with.

In his free time, Spaghetti enjoys rearranging countertop items, playing on the treadmill, climbing into cabinets, keeping his humans in line, and (most importantly) sleeping in boxes!