Client ServiceAmy Chickering
Veterinary Tech School: Holyoke Community College
Amy has worked in the veterinary field since 2007. She completed the veterinary technician program at Holyoke Community College in Holyoke, Mass., and plans to pursue certification as a veterinary technician in the near future. In her spare time, she enjoys caring for a menagerie of pets, large and small, on her family's farm in south central Massachusetts.
Client ServiceLynsie Murphy
Lynsie has over nine years of experience working in veterinary hospitals in various roles, from dog trainer to veterinary technician to client services liaison. She is currently working towards her bachelor’s degree in speech language pathology and hopes one day to incorporate animals into her therapy.
Lynsie shares a home with her son, Jack, and their two Rottweilers, Boston and Guinness. In their free time, they like to go hiking and swimming with the dogs and have picnics at the playground.
Client ServiceMartha Rossetti
Martha joined the VCA team in the Fall of 2012. She has over 10 years experience as a veterinary technician and client service representative. Martha attended the animal care program at Becker college. Martha's life is great in Leominster! She and her husband dote over their son Aiden and their furry children (2 cats & 2 dogs) George, Misty, Mimi and Rusty Me Bagpipes. If you don't find Martha at the hospital, she is out volunteering to help raise money for a local shelter, kayaking, seeing a musical or just enjoying time at home.
Client ServiceKaren Shelton
Karen pursued a career in accounting and management in the automobile industry before she realized that she would be a thousand times happier working with animals. Over the course of her lifetime, she has had nearly every type of pet imaginable, including ferrets, hamsters, hermit crabs, gerbils, ducks, chickens, guinea pigs, zebra finches, cats, snakes, lizards, quails, rats, turtles, mice, fish, rabbits, dogs, a degu, and (briefly) a chipmunk.
These days, Karen shares her home with her partner, Dave, their dogs, Jethro and Shannon, and their cat, Little Kitty. Her long-term goal is to become a crazy cat lady when she grows up.
Client ServiceBetty-Jo Therrien
BJ joined the team in July 2013 as Client Service Supervisor, bringing with her 16 years of experience working in all areas of animal care. She obtained her CVT certification in January 2012.
BJ enjoys spending time outdoors and training for competition obedience with her 3 dogs: Ziva, the maltipoo, and Emma and Boris, the Dobermans. She is “mom” to 4 cats – Tyler, Smudge, Rascal, and Banner – and foster mom to many other pets, as well. BJ’s home is sanctuary to all sorts of rescue and foster critters.