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91 North Stark Highway
Weare, NH 03281


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.

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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 own 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.

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Erika is from Goffstown, NH. While her dream has always been to work with animals, it was not until she brought her rooster Rudy to Dr. Dutton when she was young that her passion for veterinary care and animal rehabilitation took off. She graduated from Becker College in the Spring of 2021 with an Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology and will be taking her veterinary technician certification exam this winter. She is beyond happy to be a part of the team that took such great care of Rudy at the same animal hospital that started it all.

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Dr. John Labbe

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.

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