Rachel is a huge lover of animals and of the great outdoors. She enjoys taking her Boston Terrier, Gus, on hikes with her and has been working on building up his hiking stamina! In 2016 she proudly completed hiking the one hundred highest peaks in New England! She loves the beauty of the mountains and how no two peaks are the same.
While Gus is often off climbing mountains with Rachel, her cats are great company at home. She has Napoleon, a kitty who was surrendered to an animal hospital because the owners were unable to care for him when he was gravely ill. Rachel adopted him and is very happy she did! She says he is more like a dog than a cat - he plays fetch with his mouse toys, follows her around the house, and meets her at the door when she arrives home. She also has an orange cat named Nugget, who came to her from a friend’s barn in Vermont and has been a wonderful addition to her home.
Prior to joining the team at Hampstead Animal Hospital Rachel had heard nothing but great things about it! She enjoys working at HAH because of how everyone genuinely cares about the pets that come through the doors every day. She feels that the doctors and technicians always go above and beyond to make sure that every pet receives the best possible care.
Rachel graduated from the University of Vermont in 2006 with a degree in Animal Science and went on to become a Certified Veterinary Technician. On a professional note, she enjoys the technical aspects of the job such as phlebotomy, anesthesia, and taming angry cats.