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91 North Stark Highway
Weare, NH 03281


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.

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Dr. Michael Dutton

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.

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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.

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Dr. Elizabeth Sullivan

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.

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