Derry Animal Hospital Staff

Jenna WatsonJenna CVT, Practice Manager

Jenna’s organizational knowledge, technical skills and ability to be a motivating leader make her a great asset to the Derry Animal Hospital team. Her responsibilities include managing finances, human resources and reception and establishing practice protocols. She is also a certified veterinary technician in New Hampshire and a member of the New Hampshire Veterinary Technician Association, the American Animal Hospital Association and the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management. Jenna started at the hospital back in 2002.

“Derry Animal Hospital focuses on client education and patient well-being,” she says. “We really try to practice the best medicine. The staff is awesome, as are our clients and patients.”

Jenna has three Rottweilers: Korben, Drake and Archer. In her spare time, she enjoys Crossfit, Olympic lifting, motorcycles, mountain biking and hiking.

 

ChristinaChristina, Lead Certified Veterinary Technician

Christina joined Derry Animal Hospital in August 2011, bringing years of experience working as horse trainer, dog trainer, barn manager, veterinary assistant and veterinary technician. Her responsibilities include assisting our veterinarians during examinations, drawing blood, administering vaccines and medication, teaching both group and private training classes, and assisting in surgeries. Christina has an Associate’s Degree in Applied Animal Science from the University of New Hampshire and an Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology from Great Bay College. She is a certified veterinary technician in New Hampshire.

When not at work, Christina is kept busy by her many dogs and cats, and two Sugar Gliders.

 

AprilApril, Veterinary Technician, Inventory Manager

As a veterinary assistant with Derry Animal Hospital since 2011, April’s responsibilities include holding patients during examinations, assisting our doctors and drawing blood. She considers being able to help owners keep their pets happy and healthy the most rewarding part of her job. April attended the University of New Haven and the University of New Hampshire in Manchester, where she studied business.

“It’s great to work with people that all share a common goal to keep pets health and happy and work as a team to achieve that goal,” she says. “I couldn’t ask for better doctors to work with.”

April has a Doberman named Kimber. She spends her time outside work caring for her dogs, gardening, antiquing, sewing and crafting.

Randy, Certified Veterinary Technician

Randy, one of our phenomenal Veterinary Technicians, joined the Derry Animal Hospital team in December of 2017. Prior to his involvement at Derry Animal Hospital, Randy has worked in the animal related field for over 20 years as a technician and surgery technician. He offers a wealth of knowledge and experience that helps ensure our hospital’s standards of excellence. Randy possesses a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree with an Associate of Science, and is a Certified Veterinary Technician.

Some of Randy’s responsibilities include administering and monitoring anesthesia, assisting with patient recovery, vaccine protocol, flabotomy, and processing laboratory submissions. The aspect of his job that Randy finds most enjoyable is assisting with surgical procedures and adhering to proper surgical protocol. He also enjoys being able to communicate with our clients about their pet’s health.

When asked about what it’s like to work here at Derry Animal Hospital, Randy says, “There are a great group of professionals. Derry Animal Hospital is a well-respected hospital with wonderful DVM’s.”

Away from the facility, Randy likes to spend his free time gardening, making home improvements, going for hikes, practicing woodworking, and doing craft work. At home, Randy owns a Yellow Lab and three cats.

LitaLita, Veterinary Technician

Lita joined the staff at Derry Animal Hospital in May 2011, and has worked in the animal-care field for over 10 years. As a veterinary technician, her job responsibilities include drawing blood, monitoring surgery, placing IV catheters and endotracheal tubes, taking appointments and administering vaccines. Lita is great with cats of all temperaments and considers lab work her favorite part of the job. She also holds an associate degree in small animal care from University of New Hampshire.

“Everyone at Derry Animal Hospital is so helpful and great with clients and patients,” Lita says. “I have learned so much working here. I consider the staff my second family. I don’t know what I would do without them!”

At home, Lita has three domestic shorthair cats named Boo, Levi and Blizy, as well as a ball python named Sammy and a corn snake named Rika. She enjoys working on her car, makeup, and spending time with her friends, family and boyfriend Ryan.

 

AlisonAlison, Veterinary Technician

Alison joined Derry Animal Hospital in August 2017 as our veterinary technician. She assists our veterinarians with surgical procedures, takes radiographs, monitors anesthesia, draws blood, and provides patient education for our clients. One of her favorite parts of being here is helping guide clients to make informed decisions regarding their pet’s healthcare.

Alison has a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and has worked in the animal-related field for over 15 years, one of her previous jobs being in a veterinary emergency clinic.

“I love working at Derry Animal Hospital because of the commitment everyone has to making sure our patients get the best possible care,” she says. “It’s also a very fun atmosphere.”

In her free time, Alison loves spending time with family and friends and watching Patriots football. She has two Australian Shepards named Meadow and Odin.

Lily, Veterinary Technician

Lily is a full-time Veterinary Technician at Derry Animal Hospital. Some of her daily responsibilities include refilling medications, blood draws, taking radiographs, medication and vaccine administration, and client education. Lily joined the team in March of 2017, and describes Derry Animal Hospital as a “very friendly and amazing place to work.” Lily is currently working towards an associate’s degree in management and a certificate for small business management.

When she isn’t working, Lily cares for animals of her own. She has a two Labrador mixes named Katie and Hopi, a love bird named Violet, and a bearded dragon named Tiame. Lily spends her free time knitting, cooking, exercising, and renovating her home.

Cheyenne, Veterinary Technician

Joining the Derry Animal Hospital team in July of 2017 as one of our incredible Veterinary Technicians, Cheyenne has shown herself to be a hard worker and a great contributor to the positive environment we strive to keep here. Some of Cheyenne’s daily responsibilities include providing a good patient history on for our doctors, preparing medications, providing safe handling of patients, client education, keeping our facilities clean and tidy, and providing disease control.

When asked about what it is she likes best about her job at Derry Animal Hospital, Cheyenne says “I like learning something new every day, listening to the doctors SOAP and providing great care to the animals coming in. I also love creating relationships with the clients and knowing them personally. I am always learning, it is fast paced, I love helping the animals and creating those relationships. It is such a magical feeling when an animal comes in excited to see you because they are familiar with you. As a Technician, you build trust with these animals and it is so rewarding.”

Cheyenne possesses an associate degree in Veterinary Technology and a bachelor’s degree in Pre-Veterinary at Becker College. She is currently enrolled in a master’s program in Business, online at the Florida Institute of Technology.

Away from the animal hospital, Cheyenne considers herself to be an adrenaline junkie. She can be found doing activities that involve facing her fears and trying new things. She loves to hike, draw, go fishing, play volleyball and other sports. She has two dogs of her own, a Rottweiler named Thunder and a Dachshund named Little Lady. Cheyenne also owns two bearded dragons and a box turtle.

SamSam, Technician Assistant

Samantha Lombard is our veterinary technician who joined our team full-time in March 2017. She works alongside our veterinarians, hands out prescribed medicine to our clients, provides any client education necessary, ensures that our patients are comfortable, and assists cleaning the hospital during any downtime.

“I love to learn and I enjoy being able to soak up as much experience and knowledge that I can throughout my workday,” she says. One of her favorite parts about working at Derry Animal Hospital is taking care of each patient so their quality of life is as comfortable and healthy as possible.

At home, Samantha has two dogs: a 6-year- old black lab named Seguyn and a 1-year- old hound lab mix named Albus.

“I like working at our vet hospital because I love knowing that I’m helping innocent lives and speaking up for them and their health when they can’t. I enjoy that I can help assist in treatment to make an animal feel back to themselves and make sure they have the best quality of life that we can provide to them.”

In her free time, Samantha enjoys going outdoors when the weather is nice and hiking with her dogs. She also enjoys kayaking, swimming, and simply being around the water. She enjoys maintaining her flower and vegetable garden.

KerriKerri, Administrative Assistant, Customer Service Representative

As Derry Animal Hospital’s administrative assistant, Kerri’s duties include handling maintenance issues, managing medical records, greeting clients and ordering supplies and food. She joined the hospital team in September 2007.

Kerri cares for two cats at home, Stoli and Tequila. When she isn’t at work, she enjoys boating, fishing, hanging out by the lake, camping and spending time with friends and family.

 


BrandonBrandon, Kennel Technician

As a kennel technician, Brandon is responsible for care of animals while they’re staying at our boarding facility, assisting with appointments and helping to keep the hospital clean. Brandon’s favorite part of the job is spending time with our boarding guests. “While they’re away from their family, I like to make them feel welcome,” he says. “Plus, it’s fun for me!”

“I love working at Derry Animal Hospital because of my co-workers. They come in happy an energetic every morning and they treat every animal with love and respect,” says Brandon. “Everyone cares deeply for the well-being of every pet that comes through the door.”

Brandon has a cat named Jarms. When he’s not at work, Brandon enjoys playing video games, watching movies, and spending time outdoors playing baseball, fishing and hockey.

 

WendyWendy, Groomer

Wendy joined Derry Animal Hospital in September 2006. Drawn to her profession because of the time she can spend with animals, Wendy’s duties include bathing, clipping and all other grooming needs. She is a member of New England Pet Grooming Professionals.

At home, Wendy cares for three dogs— Bella, Charlie and Chester—and two cats named Oreo and Stella. She enjoys spending her free time with her children and pets, hiking and cooking.

 

EsperanzaEsperanza, Bookkeeper

Esperanza has been a part of the Derry Animal Hospital team since February 2009. As our bookkeeper, she maintains the accounting books, handles financial reporting and bank, credit card and account reconciliations and assists accountants with year-end tasks.

“Doctors are very friendly, approachable and easy going and our staff are hardworking and always ready to lend a helping hand,” she says. “We have a very warm and friendly office environment as well.”

At home, Esperanza has a dog named Truffles. She enjoys watching her children play hockey, taking leisurely drives, walking and hiking, baking, reading, exercising and visiting her son in Canada.

 

MichelleMichelle, Receptionist

Beginning here at Derry Animal Hospital in May of 2017 as one of our outstanding Receptionists, Michelle has since proven herself to be a vital member of our team. She offers over 20 years of related experience in the animal field. Michelle is responsible for answering phones, booking appointments, checking and responding to clients, checking patients and clients in and out of our facility and much more. Each day, Michelle offers an outgoing and friendly approach to interacting with our clients and their pet companions.

Prior to working for us at Derry Animal Hospital, Michelle worked as an Animal Control Officer in Maiden Mountain, and as a Technician and Pharmacy Assistant. Michelle posses a certificate in grooming and kennel management. She has experience as a Groomer and Manager at Groom Town Pet Boutique and Spa, and as a Groomer, Receptionist, and Technician Assistant at VCA Northboro. When asked about working for Derry, Michelle says, “I like the atmosphere, clients and my coworkers.”

At home, Michelle enjoys spending her free time reading and practicing gardening. She owns one canine, a spayed female named Jewel, and a neutered feline named Bob.