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.
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Lyle-Dugas is a native of Massachusetts. She studied veterinary technology at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut. After earning her bachelor's degree, she moved to Florida to work with aquatic animals as an intern aquatic animal health assistant at the Seas with Nemo and Friends at EPCOT in Walt Disney World.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Debbie joined Sturbridge Vet. in 2011. Her love for animals inspired her to work in a veterinary hospital. She owns one cat and one adorable dog. When not working, Debbie loves spending time with her three children, five grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
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 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 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.
Chris has been working for Sturbridge Vet since 1994. The additional support she provides when filling in for our receptionists is invaluable to us. Also, you’ve most likely heard her voice on the phone, reminding you when your pet is due for its annual wellness and vaccines.
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 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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