Dr. Dutton founded the Weare Animal Hospital in 1992 to practice the type of medicine he wanted; personal, caring and at a high level of medical expertise. To that end, he has invested in the Staff and expanded each year so the Hospital now offers many services that used to be available only at referral centers or University hospitals. He also decided to obtain the coveted American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) Hospital certification for the Hospital. There are only 23 AAHA accredited hospitals in New Hampshire.
Practicing what he preaches, Dr. Dutton has concentrated on a few areas of expertise and exceled. He is one of the few veterinary specialists boarded in more than one specialty. He is triple boarded: Canine & Feline Practice, Avian Practice, and Exotic Companion Mammal Practice. He also has concentrated on alleviating pain in animals and obtained a Master’s Degree in Pain Management in 2012 and is a Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner by the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management.
Since 1992, Dr. Dutton has served in a variety of community volunteer positions including the Weare Lions Club, Animal Rescue League of New Hampshire, Weare Animal Guardians, providing free care for the Concord and Massabesic Audubon Societies, Wings of Dawn rehabilitator, Cub Scout Pack 24 and Boy Scout Troop 24. He is also called on frequently to aid NH Fish and Game when they receive an injured animal.
Dr. Dutton is active in the community and lives in Weare with his wife and two children. He enjoys downhill skiing with his family, gardening, swimming, jogging, and M&M’s. He is owned by a golden retriever Carly, a yellow Labrador Adie, and two cats Crazy and The Professor.
He is the real Captain of the ship and quite proud of his crew.
Dr. Barlow has been an associate at the Weare Animal Hospital since June of 2006. She is a graduate of the Atlantic Veterinary College located at the University of Prince Edward Island, Canada. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Chemistry from Bates College in Maine. Dr. Barlow is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, New Hampshire Veterinary Medical Association, American Veterinary Society of Animal Behaviorists, and the American Veterinary Dental Society. From April of 2014 through April 2016, she was the President of the New Hampshire Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. Barlow is a native of Londonderry, NH and just recently moved to Bow with her husband, Adam. She has three cats, a fluffy orange tabby Bailey, a dilute calico Callie, both of which she adopted from the Prince Edward Island Humane Society during veterinary school, and an all black cat named Bentley. Dr. Barlow and Adam also have yellow Labrador Retriever named Cannon and an English Cocker Spaniel, Pearl. Dr. Barlow and Adam have two young children, Hannah and Owen.
An avid downhill skier, Dr. Barlow has skied all over northern New England but hopes to make a trip out West to tackle the powder. When not playing outside, she loves to knit and spin her own yarn. Dr. Barlow is excited to be living closer to the hospital, where she is enamored by her staff, clients and patients at the Weare Animal Hospital. There is nowhere else she would rather work!
Dr. Ryan is the most recent associate veterinarian to join Weare Animal Hospital. He is a 2016 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine (OSU CVM). He also earned a Master of Public Health in veterinary public health from The Ohio State University College of Public Health in 2016, a Master of Science in mammalogy from The University of Pretoria in South Africa in 2008, and a Bachelor of Arts in public relations from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in 2003.
During veterinary school, Dr. Ryan worked with hundreds of exotic mammals, reptiles, and avian species from around the world. He completed a clinical clerkship in elephant medicine at Chiang Mai University in Thailand. He trained at the Wildlife Center of Virginia, the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium, the Cheetah Conservation Fund in Namibia, and the Lilongwe Wildlife Centre in Malawi during his clinical year. Dr. Ryan also served as President of The OSU CVM’s Student Chapter of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians & Association of Avian Veterinarians.
A native of Zanesville, Ohio, Dr. Ryan was raised near North America’s largest conservation facility, the Wilds. This 10,000-acre captive breeding facility for endangered species gave Dr. Ryan his first hands-on experience working with wildlife in 1999, and ultimately inspired him to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. Some of Dr. Ryan’s career highlights include capturing wild Hellbender salamanders for an Ohio Division of Wildlife population survey, immobilizing spotted hyenas in Kruger National Park, and performing physical examinations on western lowland gorillas at the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium.
Dr. Ryan is a passionate traveler and wildlife photographer who has explored over 20 national parks and private game reserves in Tanzania, Namibia, South Africa, Botswana, Kenya, Lesotho, and Malawi. In addition to being an ardent wildlife conservationist, Dr. Ryan is also a seasoned outdoorsman. He through-hiked the 2200-mile Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine in 2009. His fellow hikers knew him by his trail name, “Hellbender.” In February 2016, Dr. Ryan also summited Africa’s highest peak, Mt. Kilimanjaro. When he’s not working with his favorite exotic species at Weare Animal Hospital, Dr. Ryan looks forward to exploring more of New Hampshire’s epic mountain ranges.
Lauren is our Practice Manager. She came to the Weare Animal Hospital in August of 2007 when she and her family relocated to New Hampshire from Connecticut. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from Becker College in Massachusetts and is a Certified Veterinary Technician. She lives in Hillsboro with her husband, son, black Labrador Flynn and Julius the Gecko.
Lauren has a very strong interest in veterinary dentistry, focusing on the prevention of disease and educating clients at all stages of periodontal disease. She assures that each patient receives the highest level and quality of care at the Weare Animal Hospital.
Lauren enjoys baking, running, grilling and spending time outdoors with her family.
Alexis started working at the Weare Animal Hospital as a Kennel Assistant. Graduating from John Stark High School in 2003, she continued her education in Boston. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science in 2006. Realizing that an office cubicle was not the place for her, she started as a Veterinary Assistant at the Weare Animal Hospital in 2008. She is now our Chief Experience Officer, which means her aim is to make the client/patient experience here at the hospital the best one it can be.
Alexis always exudes the utmost compassion for all patients and clients here at the hospital. Her strong suit is getting even the sickest patient to take a few nibbles of much needed food. Not only does she get patients to eat, she is our resident “Dietary Specialist”. If the doctors or technicians have questions about food, she’s the one to ask. She is a true multi-tasker and you will find her running all throughout the hospital.
She is owned by a CRAZY German Shorthaired Pointer named Duncan, a SASSY blue British short hair named Hyacinth and a FRESH French Bulldog named Betty. Alexis resides in Deering with her fiancé, Joe. In her spare time, Alexis likes to continue to make improvements (big or small) to her first home. After her hard work she can be found relaxing in her hot tub.
Audra has been working at the Weare Animal Hospital since 1993 and, other than Dr. Dutton, she has been employed at the hospital the longest. Because of this, Audra has enjoyed the privilege of watching many patients grow from puppies to seniors in the years that she has been here. She is a Certified Veterinary Technician, enjoying the challenges and rewards of her career.
Audra lives for a good foreign body surgery or a caesarean section. She thrives under the pressures of emergency situations. Always on the ball, she is basically the captain of the ship or, at the very least, the First Mate.
Audra started showing dogs when she was eight years old. She has extensive knowledge of breeding, showing, and training dogs as she bred Australian Shepherds growing up. Audra lives in Webster with her husband and two children. She is owned by a yellow labrador Bella Bean, a beagle Ace, two cats Ollie and Parker, and an abundance of fish. Bella Bean and Ollie were both rescued by the Weare Animal Hospital. In her spare time she enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time up at camp in Northern New Hampshire with her family.
Heidi’s career at the Weare Animal Hospital started in the spring of 2011 as an intern while in the midst of earning an Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology. In 2012, Heidi graduated from Great Bay Community College with her Associate’s Degree. She became a Certified Veterinary Technician later that summer, after completing the required testing.
Heidi lives with her husband, two senior cats (Buster and Sebastian), two Russian tortoises (Glen and Priscilla), and a handful of anonymous fish. In her free time she enjoys the outdoors, knitting, reading, baking, and traveling all over the world. The critters that make her giddy with excitement are the exotics, wildlife, and pocket pets – especially rabbits!
Kara came to the Weare Animal Hospital in 2006 after moving to Weare with her husband. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Aviation from Daniel Webster College. She both flew and served as a flight attendant for private and chartered flights. After 9/11 Kara decided she needed a change.
Animals have always been her second love, so she began working as a veterinary assistant. Kara has a special interest in assisting with surgical procedures. Her duties range from setting up the surgical suite, monitoring pets and assuring they are pain free, and also making sure all instruments are sterile and rid of germs. If your pet is here for any type of surgery, you can expect to find Kara by their side for the entire day.
Kara has a Rotti/Boxer cross name Phoebe. She and her husband have two sassy little girls that keep them very busy. Kara enjoys taking her dog for runs in the wee hours of the morning and reading murder mysteries when she finds the time. The family enjoys vacationing in Vermont at their family camp by the lake.
Morgan began working at the Weare Animal Hospital in the summer of 2009 as a Kennel Assistant. Graduating from John Stark in 2008, she immediately continued her education at Great Bay Community College in the Veterinary Technology Program. After a semester of interning with us, she graduated in May of 2010 with her Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology. She then joined our staff as a Certified Veterinary Technician after passing her Veterinary Technician National Examination.
“Morgie”, as so frequently called by co-workers, enjoys spending time with family and friends, as well as catching up on all the latest movies. She also enjoys being technologically savvy, and has become the resident “Computer Doctor” for the hospital.
Morgan is owned by her very eccentric cat, Viper Striper, whom she adopted from the Weare Animal Hospital. In her spare time, she likes to perform stand-up and keep everyone she meets laughing!
Katrina has been with the Weare Animal Hospital for many years. She is our “Jack of All Trades”, she’ll fix it, paint it, or groom it. She has enjoyed having the opportunity to share in the lives of so many of our patients.
She has had a menagerie of pets over the years including dogs, cats, horses, goats, turkeys, pigs, and various other farm animals. She currently has two Morgans, Ace and KD, Molly her Quarter horse and two crazy Nigerian goats in the barn. She also shares her home with cats Ranger and Ivy, both Siamese crosses, and dog Eva, a Smooth Fox Terrier.
She has attained obedience titles competing in AKC shows in the past and spent many years going to 4-H and AKC dog shows while her daughter competed in Jr. Showmanship and breed classes. She enjoys volunteering with the Rolling Bones dog 4-H club.
Katrina and her husband have raised their two children here in Weare and are now spoiling their grandchildren. When not at work she enjoys horseback riding, motorcycling, hunting, and reading.
Lisa has been with the Weare Animal Hospital as a groomer since 2000. She trained for a few years on the seacoast, where she learned from and worked for a very reputable groomer. After working at the Weare Animal Hospital for a few years she left to be able to spend more time with her children.
In 2010 Lisa came back to the animal hospital and was delighted to be grooming part-time again. In 2015 the Weare Animal Hospital extended her hours and she now grooms 5 days a week, with weekend hours. Lisa loves her job and prides herself on grooming all breeds of dogs, and specializes in cats.
Lisa lives in Weare with her husband, 2 children. She is owned by two cute cats, Butterball and Jet. In her spare time she is very dedicated to her children’s after-school activities, using the local gym in Weare and spending quality time with her family.
Bryanne has been a member of the Weare Animal Hospital since August of 2000. Starting as a Kennel Assistant while still in high school, she eventually worked her way up to becoming a Veterinary Assistant during her college years. Moonlighting as a Veterinary Assistant a few times a week gives her a great outlet to fulfill her passion for animals. When she’s not here she works full time at the State of NH Department of Transportation.
In her spare time Bryanne enjoys spending time outdoors. She also has a knack for jewelry design and frequently gifts her co-workers with specially made earrings!Bryanne is owned by a frisky boxer named Lola, who has the longest tongue around!
Bryanne is also the resident boxer lover! If you have a boxer, be prepared to become one of Bryanne’s favorites!
Katie joined the Weare Animal Hospital team after graduation from Eastern Florida State College in December of 2015 with an Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology. In the spring of 2016, Katie sat for the national exam and obtained her certification. Katie grew up in Goffstown and after attending college in Florida, she knew New England was the place she would always call home.
Katie enjoys the hard work that is associated with being a veterinary technician and considers it a privilege to be able to help alleviate any pain, illness or discomfort of the patients she works with. Though she loves every part of her work, Katie has found herself drawn to the surgical field and the excitement that surrounds it.
In her free time Katie enjoys snowboarding, hiking, horseback riding, and reading. She resides in Goffstown with her sassy and spunky cats Oreo and Calvin. Katie looks forward to marrying her fiancé next summer and filling their future home with pets.
Steven is our Kennel Manager. He began working at the Weare Animal Hospital in 2012 as a Kennel Assistant. He graduated from John Stark Regional High School in 2011. He started his education after high school at NHTI in Information Technology, but after a change of heart he found that his real passion was working with pets.
When your pet is boarding here, or even just staying in the hospital, Steven makes them feel like this is their second home. Your pet is his pet during their visit with us. He’s found not just in kennel, but throughout the hospital and he can lend a hand wherever needed.
Steven is owned by two Guinea Pigs, Beyonce and Shakira. He adopted them from a client who had an unexpected litter. In his spare time, Steven likes to visit with friends, play video games and watch movies from the 40’s – 50’s era.
Brandi was a preschool teacher for 17 years before deciding to follow her passion for Dog Training in 2012. She earned a Certificate in Dog Training through the Animal Behavior College, and has also been certified through the Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CPDT-KA) in September of 2015.
In July of 2015 she left the world of preschool teaching to begin a new career in Veterinary Medicine. She is currently working towards earning a Veterinary Assistant Certification through Animal Behavior College. Brandi is excited to continue to learn and grow in the Animal Behavior and Veterinary field in any way she can. She can be found throughout the hospital, always excited to see the unusual critter, and is not afraid to get her hands dirty.
She is owned by a energetic Australian Cattle dog Kitt and adorable pint size Chihuahua Risa. In her free time she participates in dog sports with her Cattle dog, hiking, kayaking and yoga. Brandi is also the newest member of our team and we are so excited to have her working with us!
Courtney started working at the Weare Animal hospital as a Kennel Assistant in 2010. She graduated from John Stark Regional High School in 2013. With the goal of becoming a veterinarian, Courtney currently attends Colorado State University as a fourth year Biomedical Science major in the Honors College. To strengthen her veterinary experience, she works here as a technician any time she is home from school.
Courtney is always eager to learn and involves herself in all aspects of veterinary medicine and can be found throughout the hospital. At school, Courtney conducts cancer research, works in the Urgent Care Unit at Colorado State University’s Veterinary Teaching hospital, and is sure to get her animal fix while away from home by taking care of other’s furry loved ones. Her favorite part about working with animals is that no two days are ever the same. She especially enjoys ophthalmology cases and any excuse to snuggle a pit bull.
In the rare occasion that she has free time, Courtney enjoys yoga and spending time outside with a good book and a cup of coffee. She is owned by a very needy yellow lab named Daisy who she misses incredibly when at school.