Ponemah Veterinary Hospital - Amherst, NH - Our Care Team

Ponemah Veterinary Hospital

199 Rte 101
Amherst, NH 03031

(603)673-5300

www.ponemahvet.com

Our Care Team

Kendra - Practice ManagerKendra P., MBA - Practice Manager

Kendra has always had a love for animals.  She has been working in the animal medical field for over 10 years including work in an animal shelter, as a veterinary technician, and now in veterinary practice management.  She earned her Bachelor's degree in Biology from UNH, then later went on to earn her MBA from Rivier University.  Kendra joined the PVH family and is very excited to be a part of such a close knit team.  She has several certifications including Six Sigma and Laser Therapy.

In her spare time, Kendra can be found riding horses, biking, volunteering, or hiking in the White Mountains with her rescue dog Kili.


Debbie Veterinary ReceptionistDebbie B. - Receptionist

Debbie was raised near Seattle.  In 1998 she moved to NH and soon, began working at the front office of a busy and growing animal hospital.  Debbie came to the veterinary business to work around animals, and found she particularly enjoyed customer service.  She values her relationships with clients and educating them on pet health.

Canine behavior is a passion that developed after enrolling her young American Bulldog, Ben, into private obedience lessons.  She saw how clear communication with her dog led to a much deeper bond and a happier pet!   Debbie began volunteering at a canine training and behavior rehabilitation center in Maine.  She loved it so much that she took 3 months off of work to apprentice at the training center.  She continued training Ben, and the pair have competed and placed in weight pull, personal protection and obedience trials.

Debbie is also interested in human health and well-being, and is a certified Pilates and Yoga instructor.  She currently instructs at New Hampshire Power Yoga in Merrimack.  When not working, she enjoys spending time with family and friends or just being outdoors. Debbie enjoys hiking, biking, cross country skiing, and of course yoga.



Stephanie H. - Receptionist


MarissaMarissa L. - Veterinary Technician

Originally from Massachusetts, Marissa moved to New Hampshire after graduating from UNH. She has always had a special place in her heart for animals and knew from a young age that she wanted to work with them.

She started by attending Essex Agricultural and Technical High School where she majored in Veterinary Technology and Research Animal Management.  While in that program, she started working as a veterinary technician and receptionist in a veterinary hospital and continued this work for 6 years while attending college.

Marissa enjoys being able to bring smiles to the faces of our clients while also getting to be involved on the medical side at times.

Marissa enjoys time with her family and she currently owns 6 cats: Lily, Iris, TC (top cat), Bella, Sonya, and Scotty. She loves the outdoors and enjoys hiking, rock climbing, swimming and other adventures.  In her down time she also loves playing video games and watching anime.


Shanna and LesterShanna M. - Veterinary Technician

From a young age, Shanna has loved animals and was influenced by an aunt who was a veterinary technician for over 30 years.  As a child, Shanna would spend her summers in NH helping her aunt around the clinic and caring for the animals.  It was obvious she would have a career in the veterinary field one day.

Shanna has worked as a veterinary technician for over 10 years.  She is passionate about patient care and making the animal's experience the best it can be and she takes the time to ensure the clients are well educated on any topic.  She has a special passion for dentistry because of the immediate satisfaction in seeing the improved happiness of the pet after the procedure.

Shanna absolutely loves her Pit Bull Mix Tootz.  She was a stray brought to a hospital where Shanna was working and she had to have multiple surgeries to remove a foreign object from her intestines.  It was love at first sight!  Shanna brought Tootz home and nursed her back to health.... and there she stayed!

In her time off, Shanna enjoys spending time with her large family.  Her weekends are spent in Maine at the family camp or doing anything outside.  Fishing, boating, hiking with Tootz and being a beach bum are some of her favorite activities.


Victoria Veterinary TechnicianVictoria S. - Veterinary Technician

Victoria was raised in Massachusetts where she still lives with her family.  She received her B.S. in Biology/Pre-vet and has future plans of applying to veterinary school.  She began in this field as an assistant where she began to learn technician skills.

Patient care is a priority for Victoria and everything she does in her work is towards that goal.  She enjoys assisting the doctors in exam rooms, running lab tests and helping with dental and surgical procedures.  She particularly enjoys the hands on work with the pets and takes every opportunity to assist clients in understanding how to provide the best care for their furry friends.

Her areas of interest are ultrasonography, cardiology, and dentistry. She enjoys dentistry because she sees the positive effects in pets after having their dental disease treated.  It is clear how much happier they are afterwards.

She is close with her parents and her brother and is proud of their achievements.  Her father is a retired marine and she refers to her brother, a current member of the U.S. Navy, as "her hero".  Victoria and her family share their home with 2 cats, Lucy and Marcy, named after The Peanuts characters.

When not at work, Victoria enjoys reading, knitting, shooting at the firing range, cooking, yoga, Zentangle, time with her boyfriend, painting, listening to music, and of course studying up on current advances in veterinary medicine!


Corinne Veterinary TechnicianCorinne G., CVT - Veterinary Technician

Corinne grew up in Long Island, NY and animals have always held a special place in her heart. She has always wanted to work with animals and help to give them better lives. As a child, her family had hamsters, guinea pigs, rabbits, cats, dogs, a chinchilla, frogs, iguanas, various reptiles, and fish.

During high school, Corinne studied animal science, started working at a local animal hospital and did volunteer work at local vets and zoos.  Corinne attended college in upstate NY where she got incredible hands-on experience and after college in 2013, she obtained her Veterinary Technician license.  After a summer wildlife internship, she began full time work as a vet tech in NY.

Corinne relocated to NH with her family in 2015 and they have fallen in love with the beautiful scenery and welcoming atmosphere of NH.  Corinne loves to snowboard in the winter and combines her passion for animals and art in her drawings of her beloved animals. They share their home with their 4 pets—Pepper, an older beagle, Patches, an older toy fox terrier, Pedro, a Chihuahua, and the love of her life, Whiskers, a gorgeous tuxedo cat!

Corinne took a 6 month break from her work at Ponemah Veterinary Hospital to do a wildlife internship in Florida and now she’s back!  Feeling so welcomed by Dr. Edwards and the rest of the staff, Corinne is eager and excited to be a member of the team! She strives on the opportunities to help all of the amazing animals that come in every day!


Kristy W., CVT - Veterinary Technician

Kristy is an animal lover through and through.  She has spent the last 20 years in veterinary medicine and has earned her certification as a veterinary technician.  She spent 3 years as an animal technician for the Army, and since has worked as a technician in several departments including outpatient nurse, ICU, emergency, ophthalmology, and surgery.

Kristy enjoys training puppies and began this with the Air Force in 1996.  She has been helping new puppy owners ever since.  She trained under a veterinary behaviorist and has run weekly puppy classes for the past 14 years. She currently trains her small mixed breed in the sport of agility.  When not working, Kristy enjoys playing and hiking with her 3 dogs, Digby a Labrador, Gus a small mixed breed, and Gronk a mixed breed as well as her fiance' Scott.  She also shares her home with 2 very sweet cats, Simon and Mia.


Lisa - Business AssistantLisa O. - Business Assistant

Lisa grew up in Massachusetts but has lived all over New England including Maine and New Hampshire.

She holds a degree in business and while she has many years of business experience, her dream has been to combine her business skills with her passion for animals.  This dream became a reality when she began work at Ponemah Veterinary Hospital.  She is responsible for ordering medical supplies, managing inventory, and performs other business functions for the practice as well.  She enjoys knowing that she is part of the team and is contributing to the overall well-being of our patients.  She enjoys seeing the clients and patients as they come in for a visit and looks forward to seeing them for years to come.

Lisa had many pets as a child and currently has two Cockapoo dogs, Harry and Max, as well as a cat named Ruby.

Having a love for the beauty of New England, Lisa enjoys visiting her friends and family and spending time outdoors.  She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking, or simply taking a long walk with her two dogs. She also loves to play the piano.