Dr. Kathleen Hanson
Dr. Hanson grew up in Hawaii, where she attended Punahou School (the same school as President Obama). After graduation, she obtained a BS in Biology from Cornell University and then a DVM from the University of California, Davis. She went on to complete a one-year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Garden State Veterinary Specialists in New Jersey.
Since then, she has worked at a number of clinics, including: New Haven Central Hospital (New Haven, CT); VESCONE (Waltham, MA); Woburn Animal Hospital (Woburn, MA); and Dr. Wolf's Animal Medical Center (Dedham, MA). She was also an adjunct clinical instructor at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine from 2003-2009, teaching a section of their problem based learning (PBL) class. She lives locally in North Woburn with her husband, daughter, dog, and four cats, and is very excited to be working close to home. In her free time, she competes with her border collie in dog agility. Dr. Hanson is particularly interested in managing internal medicine cases.
Certified Veterinary Technician
Colleen graduated from Wilmington High School as a valedictorian, and earned her bachelor's degree in biology at Tufts University. She has always had a passion and love for animals, which sparked her career in veterinary medicine. She currently has four cats (Twist, Remi, Olaf, and Angel), a ferret (Annie), a ferret, two parakeets, a hamster, and a Great Dane (Xander). She has worked in the field for over twelve years, and has worked at both the Woburn Animal Hospital and the Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center of New England. Colleen focuses on establishing a comfortable and calm environment for both the clients and the pets. Her professional interests include small animal dentistry and internal medicine.
Andrea is originally from Derry, New Hampshire, and is currently enrolled in a program for Psychology and Criminal Justice at Mount Washington College in Salem, New Hampshire. While working at her previous job at Petsmart, Andrea realized that she has a strong desire to work with animals. This is her first time working at an animal clinic, and she hopes to one day direct her schooling towards a career with animal care. Her interests include exotic animal medicine and virology. Andrea currently lives in Rowley with her few ferrets, two rats, hedgehog, fiance, and son.
Carolyn grew up in Lexington and earned her BA from Regis College in Weston. After graduation, she obtained her paralegal certification, and worked for nearly two decades for various law firms around Boston. In her spare time, Carolyn volunteers for local greyhound placement organizations. She recently made a career change, and is excited to be working with animals full time. She and her husband John have adopted several former racing greyhounds; they currently have two named Rollie and Sheena. She has a passion for finding homes for retired racers and hound crosses.
Lisa grew up in Derry, New Hampshire, in a home filled with cats, dogs, guinea pigs, and a rabbit. She holds degrees in radiologic technology, biotechnology, and microbiology from Northern Essex Community College and Notre Dame College.
After a long career in human health care, she is excited to be switching to animal medicine and care. Lisa currently lives with her boyfriend (Richard), their two dogs (Kona and Sassy), and a cat (Leonard).
Richelle grew up in Burlington and graduated from Burlington High School. She earned her Bachelor's degree in graphic design at Curry College. While working at her previous job walking dogs, Richelle realized her passion for working with animals. She is currently enrolled at Penn Foster University in the veterinary technician program. She lives in Townsend, MA with her boyfriend Devan and their two dogs, Tuukka and Bodie.
Lea grew up in Wilmington MA and always knew that she would have a career with animals. She attended Essex agricultural and technical high school, where she studied in the companion animal and pet shop management program. She worked her senior year at a local training and dog daycare facility through her high school’s co-op program, and continued to work there for several years after graduation. She took classes and graduated with a certificate in the pet professional program at NSCC. She then managed the equine program at a summer camp in Maine; while there, she managed the herd of camp horses and taught riding lessons and horse care. She now lives in Wilmington with her husband (Matthew), her three cats (Ravioli, Struffoli, and Ziti), and their four dogs (Hallelujah, Bishop, Brier, and Talia). She also co-owns a mammoth donkey named Abraham, who lives in Iowa with a friend.
Anne-Marie graduated from the University of Castleton with an associates degree in Business/Science, then decided to pursue her passion and graduated from North Shore Community College with degrees in Veterinary Technology and in Animal Care Specialist. In the same year, she received her CVT and then continued on in getting her Veterinary Technician Specialist in Emergency Critical Care certification. She's been working in the field for 20 years both as a technician and in a managerial role.