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. She has also practiced at Hopkinton Animal Hospital since it opened in May 2018. 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, the Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians, the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians, the Association of Avian Veterinarians, and the American Animal Hospital Association. Dr. Peel is a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in Exotic Companion Mammal Practice.
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.
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. In addition, she especially enjoys surgery and ultrasonography in various species and is passionate about furthering her knowledge and skills in these areas.
She resides in Hillsboro with her wife and two children along with their four dogs, four cats, and a ferret. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and pets as well as reading, traveling, 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. Jordan Gagne joined the Weare Animal Hospital team in 2018 after graduating from the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal and Veterinary Sciences from the University of Maine with minors in chemistry and microbiology.
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. Dr Gagne says Weare Animal Hospital has always been home to her, and she cannot imagine practicing anywhere else.
She is passionate about all things cats, with her primary interests lying in feline internal medicine, surgery, and low-stress handling. Dr. Gagne is a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in Canine and Feline Practice. She has also obtained Fear Free Elite, Cat Friendly Veterinarian, and Human Animal Bond certifications. Dr. Gagne is a member of the New Hampshire Veterinary Medical Association, the American Association of Feline Practitioners, and the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners.
Dr. Gagne resides in Hillsborough with her Border Collie mix Oswald, daschund Emily, and four cats: Remington, Rooney (a retired Weare Animal Hospital Clinic Cat!), Delilah, and Oliver. In her free time, she enjoys running and hiking with her dog, fishing, snuggling with her kitties, and spending time with family.
We are happy to welcome our newest veterinarian, Dr. Labbe.
A New England native, Dr. Labbe headed west first to St. Lawrence University in New York for a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, and then on to the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine where he graduated in 2008. While in school, he volunteered for a feline rescue and travelled with the Rural Area Veterinary Service to perform spays and neuters. He practiced small animal medicine in Minnesota for ten years before he and his wife returned to his wife’s home state of New Hampshire.
In 2019, Dr. Labbe and his wife built a home in Weare where they started to hear from neighbors how much they enjoyed bringing their pets to Weare Animal Hospital. Dr. Labbe realized that it is important to him to work in the same community in which he lives, caring for the pets that live around him.
He is especially interested in dentistry, dermatology, internal medicine, and surgery, and is happy here where he sees a variety of medical concerns and performs surgical procedures daily. He is excited to learn about all the different species from our knowledgeable staff. He is a member of the AVMA and the NH VMA.
Joining his family is Isis, a rescue cat. In his free time you can find Dr. Labbe working on home improvement projects and working in their yard.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Talia was born and raised in Goffstown and currently resides there with her Boyfriend Dave. She found her love for veterinary medicine 10 years ago and has been a tech ever since! Dogs are her favorite, but she loves to assist with all the other critters as well.
In her spare time she loves to watch horror movies and spend time with her boyfriend and their husky, Mika, and come Halloween time, she can be found doing lots of fun, spooky activities! Mika is a bit camera shy and wouldn’t join her mom for a photo!
Rhianna’s bio coming soon.
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.
Michelle joins the team with over 15 years of large and small animal veterinary assistant experience. Always having a passion for animals big and small, she grew up helping out on the family’s dairy farm and had a hand in rehabilitating wildlife with her aunt.
Her family always had an array of animals but her strongest passion has been horses and has had the pleasure of owning and showing them since she was 13yrs old. She really enjoys retraining off-track Thoroughbreds. Michelle owns 3 horses that she and her daughter enjoy. Michelle, her fiancé and kids also have 3 Cockatiels, 3 cats, 2 dogs – Hitachi the Akita (aka Michelle’s sidekick) , Tig the German Shorthair Pointer, Flemish giant rabbits, assorted chickens and they raise Hereford pigs.
Michelle and her family live in Hopkinton on a large piece of land they enjoy farming and hunting. She likes to spend time outdoors horseback riding, gardening, hiking, camping, going to the beach and ice fishing in the Winter. She’s also an avid reader and loves to watch horse racing.
Nikera has been working towards a career since she was 7 years old when her dad asked her what she wanted to be when she grew up! She took care of stray kittens and lost dogs and then graduated into a hospital environment where she has worked with all sorts of domesticated animals. Nikera is also passionate about wildlife and was very excited to join our team to gain some more exposure!
She is working towards obtaining her credentialing as a Certified Veterinary Technician. She has dreams of opening her won sanctuary for bully breeds and horses that are homeless, injured or looking for a retirement home to live out the rest of their years.
Nikera shares her home with a pitbull mix named Kuzco, a cat named Nemo, a king snake named Boogaloo, and a cockatiel named mango. When not at work Nikera is a foodie who loves puzzles (jigsaw, word, math, you name it), nature walks, archery, anime, and travelling to different countries.