Our Staff

  • Dr.
    Martin I. Maketansky, VMD
    Veterinarian/Owner

    Dr. Maketansky grew up in New Jersey. After graduating from Cornell University, he received his veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, in 1979. Upon graduation he came to work at the Sturbridge Veterinary Hospital for Dr. Donald Gay.

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  • Dr.
    Jean O. Frost, VMD
    Veterinarian/Owner

    A native of Philadelphia who was reared in New Jersey, Dr. Frost earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania. After teaching mathematics in private schools, she graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.

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  • Dr.
    Frederick W. Johnson, DVM
    Veterinarian

    Dr. Johnson is a native New Englander, having grown up on a farm in western Massachusetts. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a BA in zoology and received his DVM degree from Cornell University in 1967.

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  • Dr.
    Lauren Fiske, DVM
    Veterinarian

    Dr. Fiske is a graduate of Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine (2008) and has been working with us for the past eight years. Prior to attending veterinary school, Dr. Fiske earned her BA from Wellesley College, as well as her BS and MS from the University of Massachusetts.

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Veterinary Technicians

Sturbridge Veterinary Hospital veterinary technicians are highly trained professionals who assist our veterinarians.

  • Idalia Fredette
    Veterinary Technician

    Idalia graduated from Becker College in 2002 with a degree in Veterinary Technology. She has been a part of the Sturbridge Vet team since 2001. She has known that she wanted to work with animals since the age of five.

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  • Glennis Lovell
    Veterinary Technician

    Glennis is a Massachusetts native, growing up in Brimfield. She attended Becker College, earning a degree in Veterinary Science. It was her life-long love of animals that led her to pursue this career. She shares her home with her two dogs, Lucy and Bia, and two cats, Cricket and Eros.

  • Beth Pollone
    Veterinary Technician

    Beth earned her AS in Veterinary Technology from Becker College. She attributes this to her father, who, upon hearing that Beth wanted to do some kind of work with animals, hopped in the car with her and drove to Becker for an impromptu tour.

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  • Heather Perreault
    Veterinary Technician

    Heather attended Mount Ida College in Newton, MA, graduating with an AS in Veterinary Technology in 2009. Heather’s love for animals led her to become a Vet. Tech. She says animals are great companions and even better listeners.

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  • Missy Peters
    Veterinary Technician

    Missy is a native New Englander who grew up in Southbridge, MA. She graduated from Harcum Junior College with degrees in Animal Center Management and Animal Health Technology. Having grown up on a dairy farm, Missy has always had a love for animals, which led her to a career as a Vet. Tech.

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Reception

We have several members making up our reception team at Sturbridge Veterinary Hospital. Our receptionists are always there to help.

  • Karen Gaumond
    Office Manager

    The daughter of Donald C. Gay, DVM, who established the Sturbridge Veterinary Hospital in 1965, Karen has worked in the practice full time for forty years. She began as an assistant receptionist and now is the office manager.

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  • Marci Astukewicz
    Receptionist

    Marci joined the Sturbridge Vet. team in 2013. She felt that her rudimentary understanding of Veterinary Science (from a one year program at Holyoke Community College) combined with her customer service experience and passion for helping animals and their owners made this a great career option.

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  • Dawn Fahey
    Receptionist

    Dawn has worked at Sturbridge Vet. for the past five years. She loves animals and desired to work somewhere that cares for them. She owns two dogs and one cat. Dawn has two children and one precious grandchild, with whom she loves spending free time.

  • Denise Jolin
    Receptionist

    Denise has been a part of the SVH family for the past thirteen years. Working at a vet clinic is a great way for her love of animals to manifest itself into her job. When not working, Denise spends her time with her two gorgeous German Shepherds, Cao and Falcon.

  • Nancy Lewis
    Receptionist

    Nancy has been a part of the Sturbridge Vet team for the past twelve years. Before transitioning to our Sturbridge Clinic, she worked at our Charlton Clinic.

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Ward Nurses

Our ward nurses make sure our hospital is spotless and clean. They also provide comfort and care to your beloved pet during its time in the hospital.

  • Jaque Jordan
    Ward Nurse

    Jaque joined the Sturbridge Vet team in 2015 because she loves animals and working with them. She has two handsome sons and two beautiful granddaughters. She also owns a bloodhound named Billy Joe, whom Jaque rescued from Tennessee.

  • Brian St. Laurent
    Ward Nurse

    Brian has been working for Sturbridge Veterinary Hospital since 2014. He enjoys helping to keep pets safe and healthy. Brian owns one cat but lives with two other cats and an Italian Greyhound.

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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule!

Monday:

7:30 am-7:30 pm

Tuesday:

7:30 am-7:30 pm

Wednesday:

7:30 am-7:30 pm

Thursday:

7:30 am-7:30 pm

Friday:

7:30 am-5:30 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-1:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed