Veterinary Support

  • Certified Veterinary Technician

    Tegan Cody, CVT
    Veterinary Tech School: Mount Ida College / Bachelor's Degree in Veterinary Science
    School: UMass-Amherst and Northeastern University

    Tegan has been with VCA Wakefield since 2007, and she was promoted to Exam Room Supervisor in 2012.  

    Tegan graduated from Mount Ida College with a Bachelor's in Veterinary Technology in 2009, and she has also worked in the Dermatology Department at Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital.

    Prior to Mount Ida, Tegan attended the University of Massachusetts-Amherst for Veterinary and Animal Sciences and Northeastern University for Biology.

    Tegan lives north of Boston with beagles Jasper, Lucas, and Courtney and bunnies Maggie and Valerie.


  • Certified Veterinary Technician

    Elaine Ferrera, CVT
    Veterinary Tech School: Mount Ida College / Associate's Degree in Veterinary Science

    Elaine graduated with an Associate's Degree from Mount Ida College. She has been a technician since 1991 and is a Massachusetts State Certified Veterinary Technician. She has worked in general practice, emergency medicine, surgery, and Radio Cat iodine-131 therapy. In addition to working at VCA Wakefield, Elaine works as a surgery technician at Massachussetts Veterinary Referral Hospital in Woburn, Mass.


    She is married and has two sons, a cat named Jackson, and a black Lab named Rosie.


  • Certified Veterinary Technician

    Annette Fey, CVT
    Veterinary Tech School: University of Vermont (Pre-vet)

    Annette completed an 11-month tech internship at VCA Wakefield in 2010, and she joined us as a full-time technician during her summer breaks from the University of Vermont's pre-vet program for the summers of 2011, 2012, and 2013.  She has since graduated, passed the Veterinary Technician National Exam, and been admitted to vet school in Germany!  She's headed overseas in October 2014, but we expect to see her during her school breaks.  

    Annette grew up in Switzerland, and she attended her senior year of high school in Andover. She enjoys horseback riding, baking, making music (piano, clarinet, recorder, and oboe), exploring other cultures, and dog walking.


  • Certified Veterinary Technician

    Pamela Holmberg, CVT
    Veterinary Tech School: Essex Agricultural & Technical Institute / Associate's Degree in Veterinary Technology
    School: Salem State College, Bachelor's degree

    Pam earned a Bachelor's Degree from Salem State College prior to earning her Associate's Degree in Veterinary Technology from Essex Agricultural & Technical Institute in 1999. She's been a Certified Veterinary Technician in Massachusetts since 2000.  She's been with VCA since 2003 and with VCA Wakefield since 2008.

    Pam lives north of Boston with her daughter and their kitties Kaboodle and Mr. Mittens.


  • Certified Veterinary Technician

    Julie Marquis, CVT
    Veterinary Tech School: Great Bay Community College (AS in Veterinary Technology)
    School: University of Southern New Hampshire, BS in International Business Management

    Prior to joining us in 2014, Julie spent fourteen years honing her technical skills at other animal hospitals.  She earned her BS in International Business Management from the University of Southern New Hampshire and her AS in Veterinary Technology from Great Bay Community College, and she passed the Veterinary Technician National Exam in 2004 to become a Certified Veterinary Technician.  

    Julie lives in southern New Hampshire with her family, two cats, and three Guinea pigs. 


  • Certified Veterinary Technician

    Rebecca Rosado, CVT
    Veterinary Tech School: North Shore Community College Veterinary Technician Program
    School: Assumption College, BA in Psychology

    Rebecca has been with VCA Wakefield since 2007. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Assumption College and worked for several years in the mental health field before becoming a veterinary technician. She went on to earn an Associate's Degree in Animal Science from North Shore Community College, and she's been a certified technician since August 2008.

    Rebecca enjoys taking care of and training dogs Voody, Blitzen, and Peaches, as well as sewing, baking, and spending time with family. She and her husband live north of Boston.


  • Certified Veterinary Technician

    Candice Tenney, CVT
    Veterinary Tech School: North Shore Community College Veterinary Technician Program

    Candice joined us in May 2011 as a technician intern, and she was soon welcomed to our staff. She recently completed the Veterinary Technician Program at North Shore Community College, and -- as of July 29, 2014 -- she is a Certified Veterinary Technician!!  Congratulations Candice!!! 

    Candice lives north of Boston with her human and animal families, including dogs Sydney and Wilson, cats Mittens and Jake, and ball python Buddha.


  • Certified Veterinary Technician

    Robyn Townsend, CVT
    School: Northern Essex Community College

    Robyn joined our team in 2012, brining 17 years' experience as a technician working in emergency, opthalmology, and supervisory roles.  

    Robyn has a special interest in emergency medicine.  She is very interested in continuing education and never wants to stop growing and learning.  Among her accomplishments, she has been a Technician Case Reports Judge at the International Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Symposium. 

    Robyn enjoys photography, as well as dog training and agility with her personal dogs.


  • Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Amy Archer
    Veterinary Tech School: North Shore Community College Veterinary Technician Program

    Amy has taken several classes at North Shore Community College's Veterinary Technician Program, and she's worked as a technician since 2006.  In 2014 she passed the Veterinary Technician National Exam to earn her LVT.  

    Amy lives in northern Massachusetts with her husband Mike, daughters Frankie and Eloise, and their menagerie, including canines Finney and Fenway and felines Echo and Eli.


  • Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Amanda Beran, LVT
    Veterinary Tech School: Mount Ida College / Bachelor's Degree in Veterinary Science
    School: Middlesex Community College, AS in Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Amanda has a Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science from Mount Ida College (2010), as well as an Associate's Degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences from Middlesex Community College (2006). She's been with VCA Wakefield since April 2007, although she only worked part time for almost three years while working full time as an internal medicine technician at Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital in Woburn.  In 2013, she returned "home" to VCA Wakefield full time, and we are excited to have her back!

    Amanda is a trained dancer and has been dancing for 21 years. She is also a huge New England Patriots fan and loves all Boston sports. She lives with her cats Panda, Pearl, Oreo, Cecilia, Dude, and Tabby, with her budgie Popcorn, and with her puppy Wyatt.


  • Technician

    Disa Boyd
    Veterinary Tech School: Mount Ida College

    Disa rejoined our team in 2014 after a 25-year hiatus working elsewhere!  That's right: She worked here as a full-time technician from 1986-1989.  During that rather long break, Disa spent eight years working in diagnostic labs, another eight years working at a veterinary dermatology practice, and nine years working in emergency veterinary medicine. We are pleased to have her -- and the wealth of knowledge she's accumulated over the years -- back.

    Disa earned her Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology from Mt. Ida College,  She lives north of Boston with her dogs Henley and Oliver and her cats Isabelle and Coco Chanel. 


  • Technician

    Amanda Caprigno, CPhT
    School: Suffolk University, BS in Biology

    Amanda has been with VCA Wakefield since 2004. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Biology from Suffolk University, and she is a Certified Pharmacy Technician.

    Amanda lives north of Boston with a dog named Abigail and a rabbit named Daphne. 


  • Technician

    Melody Finnegan
    School: University of New Hampshire

    Melody joined Bluestone Veterinary Clinic as a technician in 2002, and she's been with VCA Wakefield since the Bluestone team joined us in a merger in 2003.

    She studied marine biology and music at the University of New Hampshire prior to joining Bluestone.

    Melody lives on the North Shore with her husband, two daughters, and a bird named Peep.


  • Technician

    Danielle Foster
    Veterinary Tech School: UNH Applied Animal Science Program, North Shore Community College Vet Tech Program

    Danielle Foster graduated from the University of New Hampshire’s Applied Animal Science program in December 2012, and she was accepted into the Veterinary Technician Program at North Shore Community College shortly thereafter. During the summer of 2011, she completed a 10-week internship here. She did so well that we asked her to join our staff in the spring of 2012.

    In addition to her training here, Danielle’s classes at UNH included animal science, clinical nursing techniques, fundamentals of animal health, anatomy and physiology of domestic animals, small animal breeds and behavior, and grooming.

    Danielle is a graduate of Stoneham High School, where she was the recipient of the Joseph Viglietti Memorial Scholarship and where she participated in both the swim and gymnastic teams. She lives locally with her family.


  • Technician

    Heather Keating
    Veterinary Tech School: North Shore Community College
    School: University of Massachusetts-Lowell, AAS Degree in Animal Science, BA Degree in English/Psych

    Heather earned her Associates Degree with honors from North Shore Community College's Veterinary Technician program in 2014, and she'll be taking her certification exam soon.  She gained experience working at three other animal hospitals while she was in school, and she's also worked at two doggy daycare facilities and volunteered at MSPCA spay/neuter clinics. 

    Heather studied literature at the State University of New York at Purchase, and she earned her BA in English and Psychology from U-Mass Lowell. She lives north of Boston with her two cats, Skimp and Calina. 


  • Technician

    Shannon Lambert
    Veterinary Tech School: Essex Agricultural Institute / Associate's Degree

    Shannon, our longest tenured employee, has been with this hospital since 1990. She graduated from Essex Agricultural Institute in 1991, where she majored in the Veterinary Technician Program and earned an additional certification in the Grooming Program.

    Shannon enjoys summer months at her cottage on Lake Winnipesaukee with family and friends, and outdoor activities. She has a wonderful husband, son, and daughter, as well as two dogs -- Penny, a chocolate Lab, and Libby, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.


  • Technician

    Sarah Lento
    School: U-Mass Amherst, BS in PreVeterinary Science

    Sarah joined our technician team in September 2013 after working for two-and-a-half years as a technician at Boston Veterinary Care, the hospital arm of the Animal Rescue League of Boston. She graduated cum laude from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst with a Bachelor's degree in PreVeterinary Science in 2010.  Before graduation, Sarah spent two years working as a veterinary assistant.  She is eligible to sit for the Veterinary Technician National Exam, although she hasn't taken it yet. 

    Sarah and her husband live north of Boston with with a retriever mix named Porter and kitties Albert and Veronica. 


  • Technician

    Kristen Mader, CNA
    Veterinary Tech School: Becker College

    Kristen joined us as a technician intern in the spring of 2014, and she did such a great job that we hired her.  She is currently working weekends while finishing her BS in Pre-veterinary Science at Becker College.  Kristin has taken courses in anatomy and physiology of domestic animals, pharmacology, radiology, and laboratory animal skills.  In addition to her internship here, she's done clinical rotations at another animal hospital.  Kristin is also a Certified Nursing Assistant.  She is originally from Tewksbury.


  • Technician

    A. J. Paulson

    A. J. joined us in 2013 after spending four years advancing her technical skills at a practice in Florida.  She is an experienced surgery technician, and she is always working to advance her skills and advocate for her patients.  She also has a special interest in pet nutrition and is happy to discuss the most appropriate diet options for your pet. 

    A. J. plans to return to school next year (while continuing to work here), and she's currently debating whether to continue with veterinary medicine or study human nursing.  We hope she picks the pets, because they love her and we love having her here!

    A. J. lives north of Boston with her family and two rescued dogs, and she has a third dog living with family in Florida. 


  • Technician

    Carrie Rudman
    School: University of New Hampshire, BS in Zoology and Marine Biology

    Prior to joining VCA Wakefield in 2014, Carrie worked as an emergency and critical care technician for more than ten years locally, in Charleston, SC, and in Portland, ME. She also has more than four years’ experience working in surgery at a general practice. In addition to cats and dogs, Carrie enjoys working with birds, reptiles, and small mammals.

    Carrie earned her Bachelor's Degree in Zoology and Marine Biology from the University of New Hampshire. She lives locally with her husband and kids, as well as with three dogs, two cats, and a Guinea pig.  


  • Technician

    Karen Smith
    Veterinary Tech School: North Shore Community College Veterinary Technician Program

    Karen joined VCA Wakefield in the spring of 2010 after already passing the technician licensing exam, and she graduated from North Shore Community College's Veterinary Technician Program in May 2011.

    Prior to joining us, Karen completed an externship at VESCONE (Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center of New England), where she gained great experience in specialty medicine and surgery.

    Karen lives north of Boston with her husband, her cockatiel, Moe Hoffman, and her Irish Wolfhound, Tesla.  


  • Technician

    Amanda Watson
    School: University of New England, Essex Agricultural High School, Bachelor's Degree in Biology

    In addition to working at VCA Wakefield, Amanda works as an emergency and intensive care unit technician at Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital, where she's been since 2012.  Prior to MVRH, she worked in emergency medicine in Portland, Maine, for three years.  Amanda has also worked at a wildlife rehabilitation facility in Maine, and she's volunteered for the Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society. 

    Amanda earned her Bachelor's Degree in Biology from the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine.  She earned her High School Diploma in Veterinary Technology from Essex Agricultural High School. 

    Amanda lives north of Boston with her dog Manny and three cats, Cabotta, Fuzzy, and Momma. 

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