Veterinary Support

  • Technician

    Jacqueline McElreath
    Veterinary Tech School: Penn Foster College
    School: Worcester State University, BS Social/Behavioral Science and Education

    Jacqueline has been with VCA Blackstone Valley since February 2010 after deciding to switch career paths from education. Jacqueline graduated with a BS in Social/Behavioral Science and Education from Worcester State University and is currently attending Penn Foster College pursuing her Certification in Veterinary Technology. She has two daughters: Rhyan and Darcy, two Boston Terriers: Ruby Tuesday and Sawyer Sue, two cats:  Cricket and Friday, and two goats: Ravioli and Noodles! Her interests include: spending time with family and friends, music, going for hikes and nature walks with her dogs, hobby farming and continuing her education. 


  • Technician

    Eleanor McNamara

    Ellie came to VCA after working for another local veterinary practice.  She loves all things animals and is very excited to be a part of the VCA family!  Ellie loves spending time with her rescue kitty named Beastie, furthering her education and all things art. 


  • Technician

    Kim O'Grady

    Kim has come to us from VCA Abbott Animal Hospital, where she worked for 10 months.  She has transferred because VCA Blackstone Valley Animal Hospital is much closer to home.  She brings with her a wonderful client service background and is already a great addition to our team.

    Kim lives at home with her boyfriend, a boxer named "Emma", a Griffon mix named "Aggie", her ragdoll "Lillian" and 2 Nigerian Dwarf goats.  She enjoys hiking with the dogs, soccer, four wheeling and likes to travel.


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    Patrick Pollard
    School: University of Maryland College Park, B.S. Animal Science

    Pat is a recent addition to VCA Blackstone, joining our team this past January.  Pat recently graduated from the University of Maryland College Park with a BS in Animal Science.  He is currently gearing up for his first year at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine.  Pat currently has no pets, but he has taken care of elephants, giraffes, cows, horses, pigs, goats, sheep, chickens, llamas, and much more at his previous places of employment.  Pat enjoys swing dancing, singing in the Blackstone Valley Community Chorus, visiting Disney World, and relaxing outside at his home in Uxbridge.

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