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 excelled. He is one of the few veterinary specialists boarded in more than one specialty, and the only veterinary specialist in the world who has successfully proven excellence in four specialty categories. He is quadrupled boarded: Canine and Feline Practice, Avian Practice, Exotic Companion Mammal Practice, and Reptile and Amphibian Practice.
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 the Dawn wildlife rehabilitation, 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 two golden retrievers Carly and Emmie, a yellow Labrador Adie, and a cat named The Professor. Always working to improve the health of pets, he has enrolled his golden Carly in the Morris Animal Foundation’s Golden Retriever Lifetime Study, a landmark study of 3,000 golden retrievers designed to understand the high incidence of cancer in golden retrievers.
He is the real Captain of the ship and quite proud of his crew.
Dr. Peel joined the Weare Animal Hospital team in the summer of 2017. In May 2017, she graduated Summa Cum Laude from Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine located in Auburn, AL. She also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture from Murray State University in Kentucky. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the New Hampshire Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Animal Hospital Association.
She has had an interest in animals since a young age and her lifelong career goal has always been to become a veterinarian. While in veterinary school, she interned for several weeks at Weare Animal Hospital where she immediately fell in love with everyone (staff, clients, and pets) and the high standard of veterinary medicine practiced. After living in the southeast for many years, Dr. Peel is excited to have moved back to NH and become part of the Weare Animal Hospital family.
She is very passionate about being involved in her community and has volunteered several hours at various animal shelters and animal rescue organizations. While in veterinary school, she worked at Auburn University’s Small Animal Emergency Hospital and gained crucial experience . She also highly values continuing education and research which has led her to participate in several research projects involving red tailed hawks.
While she loves cats and dogs, her passion also extends to the medicine and surgery of all companion animals and wildlife including exotic mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and birds. She has a special interest in ferret medicine and surgery. She has future plans to pursue ABVP board certification in exotic animal medicine and surgery.
She and her partner reside in Dunbarton with their four dogs and ferret, which are all rescues. Yoshi the Cockapoo, Phoebe the Yorkshire Terrier, Ziggy the Boxer/Lab mix, Lola the Chinese Shar Pei mix, and Jujubee the ferret. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her fur babies, family and friends, as well as hiking, traveling, biking, reading, and learning new hobbies or skills.
Dr. Elizabeth A. Sullivan joins us as an experienced Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. A native of NY, growing up in NH, she developed an interest in companion animals at a very young age when she witnessed the emotional connection her autistic brother made with her family’s pet cats. From then on, Dr. Sullivan decided to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. She graduated Cum Laude from the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelor of Science Degree. Dr. Sullivan is a 2003 graduate of the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medicine Association and the New Hampshire Veterinary Medical Association.
For nearly 15 years, Dr. Sullivan was an associate at a well-established small animal practice in Windham, NH, servicing cats and dogs and the occasional, rabbit, ferret and guinea pig. Her interests and passions in veterinary medicine have included preventive medicine, internal medicine, dermatology, oncology, and senior and end of life care, including house call services. She believes in a comprehensive, preventive, and balanced approach to patient care. Dr. Sullivan appreciates that listening to her clients, and understanding the patient’s history, is key to a successful diagnosis. Dr. Sullivan has served on the board of the Salem Rescue League and Animal Rescue Veterinary Services.
For the last few years, Dr. Sullivan has resided in Manchester, NH with her artist husband, young daughter and terrier mix Matilda. She is a talented choral singer and has been a member of multiple community choirs throughout NH. Dr. Sullivan enjoys cooking, reading and being outdoors.
Dr. Sullivan has been impressed by the breadth and depth of medical services that the Weare Animal Hospital provides, as well as its empowered well-trained staff, and the hospital’s active role in Weare and surrounding communities.
Dr. Gagne joins the Weare Animal Hospital team after graduating from the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2018. She also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal and Veterinary Sciences from the University of Maine with minors in chemistry and microbiology. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Association of Feline Practitioners.
Dr. Gagne grew up just around the corner, in Goffstown NH. She first fell in love with veterinary medicine when she brought her own sick family pet in to the Weare Animal Hospital back in 2012, during her undergraduate career. From then on, she has spent every school vacation interning and shadowing our doctors and staff. All the reasons she fell in love with Weare Animal Hospital remain today including: the highly trained and caring staff; high caliber of medicine; positive work environment; and drive for continuous learning. Dr Gagne says Weare Animal Hospital has always been home to her, and she cannot imagine practicing anywhere else.
While at Iowa State University, Dr. Gagne was heavily involved in all aspects of feline medicine. Her favorite experience was spent as Co-President of the ISU Feral Cat Alliance, which offered low cost spay/neuter, vaccinations, and physical examinations to community cats. During her time as Co-President, she assisted in a study documenting the prevalence of zoonotic infectious diseases in Central Iowa feral cats. She was also President of the ISU Student Chapter of the American Association of Feline Practitioners. Her enthusiasm for feline medicine won her the 2018 ISU Outstanding Senior Student in Feline Medicine award from the American Association of Feline Practitioners. She is very passionate about feline medicine and plans to pursue ABVP Board Certification in this field.
Dr. Gagne resides in Hillsborough with her Border Collie mix Oswald, and three cats: Remington, Delilah, and Oliver. In her free time she enjoys running and hiking with her dog, snuggling with her kitties, and spending time with family.
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.
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, 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 (Sebastian and Freddie), a Russian tortoise named Priscilla, and a soon-to-be added Golden Retriever puppy – their first dog. In her free time she enjoys the outdoors, knitting, reading, baking, and traveling all over the world. The critters that she really loves to care for are the exotics, wildlife, and pocket pets – especially rabbits!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Lauren joined Weare Animal Hospital in 2018. Prior to joining WAH, Lauren worked for another animal hospital assisting in their large daycare and boarding program.
Since joining WAH, Lauren has furthered her experience in the veterinary field. Now assisting doctors and technicians with patients everyday, Lauren is starting the Penn Foster program to gain her degree as a Veterinary Technician.
Lauren currently lives in Andover, NH with her boyfriend. Her hobbies outside of her work life include riding and showing horses, going camping, and spending time at camp in Pittsburg. She is owned by her Pitbull mix named DJ; and her two cats, Winnie and Abner.
Cynthia joined Weare Animal Hospital in May 2018. Cynthia was in the medical field for 9 years before she decided to start in the Veterinary field. Once she got her foot in the door in the Veterinary field she knew that was what she wanted to do and hasn’t turned back. She has excellent customer service skills and you can always find her with a smile on her face.
Cynthia lives in Manchester with her daughter, Estelle and her two boxers, Halley-Mae & Louie. Cynthia likes to be outdoors running or in the woods either 4-wheeling, hiking or camping.
Lisa joined the Weare Animal Hospital in the Winter of 2018. After time in the dark side of medicine (human medicine), she returned to her true calling in animal health. She previously worked as a receptionist/veterinary assistant for 17 years in another New Hampshire animal hospital.
Since joining Weare, Lisa has enjoyed learning and experiencing exotic and wildlife care and treatment, expanding her knowledge and hands-on skills. Most recently, she completed her Fear Free℠ certification.
Lisa lives in Bedford, NH with her boyfriend and two Shih Tzus. She loves to go camping up in Ossipee, riding motorcycles, sewing and hiking in the woods with Kurtis and Happi, her pups.
Madison joined Weare Animal Hospital in May of 2018. Before working at WAH, she worked in retail for four years at Petco as the companion animal leader. That role showed her how to care for, medicate, and fall in love with all kinds of animals. Madison also worked at Petco as a certified dog trainer, which helped her understand dog behaviors and reactions.
After Petco, she worked for a small pet business as the assistant manager where she learned more about the diet and nutritional needs for dogs, cats and exotic animals. She has always loved providing excellent customer service and is happy when working around animals and wonderful people.
Madison lives in Concord with her husband Brandon, her 3-year-old daughter Elena, and four big dogs Echo, Crash, Harley, and Daisy, along with her Conure Bennie. Her hobbies include painting with her daughter and nature photography.
While my full-time job is protecting the citizens of New Hampshire from food-borne illness by performing Molecular Diagnostics at the NH Public Health Laboratory, my greater passion is caring for animals. I grew up with household dogs, cats, birds and pocket pets as well as assisted my aunt with wildlife rehabilitation. Animals have always played an important part of my life and I couldn’t imagine life without them.
I currently share my home with my daughter, a German shepherd (appropriately) named Havok, a bonkers pit bull named Bane, two rescued kitties named Oscar and Gizmo, a chinchilla named Willie, a sugar glider named Izzy and a bearded dragon named Sparky.
In my free time I enjoy camping, hiking, the lake, the beach, training at a local gym and being “arts and crafty.”