Natalee has always had a love for animals and has adopted many pets over the years. Her cat , Handsome, was found on the street of Woburn, MA as a kitten. He was in need of a loving home and Natalee scooped him up. A year afterwards she and her family realized that Handsome needed a friend and that is when they adopted another cat, Pretty, from the Salem Animal Rescue League.
Natalee attended Flagler College in Florida and went on to receive a degree in Liberal Studies. She was previously employed by a large defense contractor in Boston for 6 years followed by a management position in a dental practice. In 2007, Natalee decided to switch careers because of her life-long love of animals and joined Hampstead Animal Hospital.
In her free time, Natalee enjoys visiting friends at Sebago Lake in Maine, taking annual trips to Disney World with friends, and spending time with her family. Here at Hampstead Animal Hospital she enjoys hospital management, interacting with clients, training staff and attending continuing education seminars.
Meghan Cofer, A.A., B.A., CVT
Meghan has been a member of the Hampstead Animal Hospital team since 2011 and could not be more thrilled to work with such skilled and friendly doctors and technicians. She feels fortunate to work in a field that brings health and happiness to pets and their families. She enjoys meeting and interacting with new people and loves working in such a busy, thriving practice.
When she isn’t at the hospital Meghan enjoys spending time with her husband and very playful kitties, Marshall and Pippa. Her absolute favorite animal in the world is her bichon frise, Rosie, who loves to run in huge circles in the yard at top speed, go on walks on the golf course, and sit under her chair at mealtimes looking adorable.
Meghan graduated from Alfred University with a degree in Environmental Studies and obtained her Veterinary Technology degree from Great Bay Community College. Meghan is a member of the New Hampshire Veterinary Technician Association and has a particular interest in small animal surgery, dentistry, and client service.
Laura Osgood, B.S.
Laura joined the team at Hampstead Animal Hospital in 2014 as a veterinary technician with over 8 years of experience. She grew up surrounded by labrador retrievers and loves their carefree, fun-loving attitudes. Dogs have always been a part of her life and she has been interested in veterinary medicine as far back as she can remember.
Laura enjoys being a part of the dedicated and hard-working team at Hampstead Animal Hospital and finds it extremely rewarding to help people and pets every day. She has a particular interest in client education and nutrition. Laura graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2004 with a degree in Biology.
When she is not working at the hospital Laura enjoys traveling, spending time in the great outdoors, kickboxing, and yoga.
Rachel Brayley, B.S., CVT
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 cat is great company at home. Rachel 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.
Michelle Langlois, B.S., CVT
Michelle joined the team at Hampstead Animal Hospital in 2016 after learning about the high standard of care that the hospital provides. Michelle has had a lifelong love of animals and has over fifteen years of experience in the veterinary field. She is thrilled to be a part of the team at Hampstead Animal Hospital and to work with such a caring and professional staff!
Michelle is a lover of all animals but has taken to adopting four-legged family members who need a little extra love, training, and support. She has a French Bulldog named Paige who is sweet with people but not great with other dogs. And in contrast to Paige she has Martin, a Miniature Poodle who is great with other dogs but not great with people. Michelle has worked with both of them to improve their behaviors and they have both come a long way!
In her free time Michelle loves being outside! She enjoys gardening, hiking, surfing, paddleboarding, and scuba diving. She has a particular interest in animal behavior and using low stress approaches to help veterinary visits be more enjoyable for pets and their owners. She also loves canine and feline dentistry because of the wonderful impact it can have on a pet’s quality of life.
Michelle has a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Sciences from the University of New Hampshire and is a Certified Veterinary Technician.
Madison Burke, A.A.
Madison completed an internship at Hampstead Animal Hospital while attending school at Great Bay Community College to earn a degree in Veterinary Technology. After graduating she joined our team and is currently studying for the VTNE to become a certified veterinary technician. Madison has always loved animals but became particularly interested in veterinary medicine while volunteering at an animal hospital a few years ago – she enjoyed her work there so much that she decided to change her major in school and make it her life’s work.
When she is not working and studying Madison enjoys horseback riding. She has a four year old Appendix Quarter horse named Quiz that she’s had for a year – he is in training to be a dressage horse! Quiz loves being around people and being fed treats. She also loves spending time with her dog, Pocket. He is a dachshund that was a stray, she and her family took him in and he has been a wonderful addition to their home. Pocket is very affectionate; he loves to cuddle and hide under blankets.
Madison is really enjoying working in the veterinary field. She loves how organized Hampstead Animal Hospital is and how the staff works extremely well as a team. She has come to appreciate the high level of care that all patients are given here and wants to be in the field of veterinary medicine for many years to come!
Client Service Representative
Lisa loves being a part of the team at Hampstead Animal Hospital! She feels that the doctors and staff here exemplify quality veterinary care and is inspired by the level of compassion she sees from her coworkers every day.
Lisa is a true lover of all animals and is happy that they are such a big part of her daily life. She has a particular interest in providing compassionate client service to families in their time of need and educating clients on the importance of preventive care.
In her free time Lisa enjoys spending time on her family’s pontoon boat with her husband and daughter as well as reading and watching classic movies.
Prior to joining Hampstead Animal Hospital in 2011, Lisa worked as a client service coordinator at a hospital in Vermont.
Client Service Representative Supervisor
Barbara joined Hampstead Animal Hospital in 2014 as a customer service representative with over 15 years of experience in the field of veterinary medicine. During that time she has held several different positions including working as a veterinary technician. With a true passion for animals and their care, Barbara has volunteered at animal shelters and currently spends time as a foster parent for Wooffun Dog Rescue, based in Manchester, NH.
We are very excited to have Barbara on our team; she brings with her a special interest in providing exceptional client service and client education. In her spare time she enjoys horseback riding, pet sitting, cooking, and spending time with her family. Barbara has a shih-tzu rescue dog named Mollie and two cats named Chip and Keebler.
Tracy Murphy, CVT
Tracy joined the team at Hampstead Animal Hospital in 2017 and is happy to be back in general practice after working exclusively in veterinary ophthalmology for many years. She enjoys getting to know clients and their four-legged families and watching them grow!
Tracy knew from a very young age that she would have a career in animal care. She started working with animals early in high school and hasn’t stopped since! Tracy graduated from Essex Agricultural and Technical High School in Danvers, Massachusetts and completed their certificate program. She became a Certified Veterinary Technician in 2008 upon passing the Veterinary Technician National Exam.
Although she has a fondness for all animals, she has completely fallen in love with the Shih Tzu breed – and has owned four! She loves their big eyes and adorable, flattened noses. Members of her pet family include a 4 year old Terrier mix named Punky and a 12 year old cat named Cash.
When she is not working Tracy enjoys gardening and spending time with her husband and pets.
Erica joined the team at Hampstead Animal Hospital in 2017 and brought 28 years of animal care experience with her! Starting out as a kennel assistant all those years ago, she always knew that veterinary medicine was the career path for her and devoted herself to becoming the skilled technician that she is today. Prior to joining the team at HAH Erica had heard wonderful things about the exceptional patient care and client service at the hospital and is thrilled to be a part of the team!
Erica has a particular interest in geriatric patients and providing them with the extra care that they need and deserve in their golden years. She loves helping animals live longer, fuller lives as well as teaching owners how to best care for their pets. Erica is the owner of three wonderful kitties – Snowball, Freddie, and Jack as well as one Jack Russell Terrier/Yorkshire Terrier mix named Gloria.
In her free time she enjoys walking her dog with friends in her neighborhood, spending time with her daughter at competitive dance events, and being outside.
Veterinary Technician Assistant
Ryan has a huge passion for animals and is very happy to be part of a team that cares for them with such compassion and devotion. Ryan joined the team at Hampstead Animal Hospital in 2017 and has been working with many of the patients that come through our doors to ensure that they are well cared for!
Ryan is the happy owner of an adorable guinea pig named Sachi, who he adopted from the New Hampshire SPCA. He has a particular interest and love of cattle dogs because of their intelligence and stubborn natures and has two of them that he helps care for – Manzo and Piper. In his free time Ryan volunteers at the New Hampshire SPCA, exercises frequently to maintain a healthy lifestyle, goes fishing, camping, and indoor bouldering.
Ryan hopes to always continue down a career path working with animals and couldn’t be happier to be part of the team at Hampstead Animal Hospital!
Rosie Villers, A.A., CVT
Rosie joined the team at Hampstead Animal Hospital in 2018 with over 12 years experience as a veterinary technician. Rosie absolutely loves working in this field and is thrilled to be working for a hospital that practices such a high standard of care.
She and her family are the proud owners of two cats – Jackie and Nesta (also known as Tank!). Jackie joined the family when she was only 2 days old; Rosie received her as a foster kitten while volunteering at the MSPCA in Methuen, MA and bottle fed her. Rosie also has a special place in her heart for Chihuahuas. She does not own one now but often fosters them for the shelter.
During her free time Rosie loves spending time with her kids playing outside – they enjoy summertime the most because it means lots of time swimming in their pool and having campfires at night.
Rosie has a particular interest in ophthalmology and she brings a lot of experience with her; she was previously working an an ophthalmology technician at a referral hospital. She enjoys writing and presenting continuing education lectures for other technicians that have a focus on this topic.
Rosie is a Certified Veterinary Technician. She earned her Associate’s Degree from North Shore Community College in Massachusetts. We are thrilled to have her on the team!
Shannon joined the team at Hampstead Animal Hospital in 2019 and brings with her many years of experience in the veterinary field! Ever since she was a child, Shannon has had a love for animals, and she is thrilled to make it her life’s work. She particularly enjoys educating people on how to best care for their pets so that they can live long, happy, healthy lives.
During her free time Shannon enjoys spending time with her family at their cottage on Lake Winnipesaukee. She, along with her husband and two children, spend a lot of time outdoors enjoying everything New Hampshire has to offer. Their summers are filled with lots of time on the lake, swimming and fishing. The family also has two wonderful dogs, Becket and Gabby. Beckett is a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Gabby is an English Setter – and the whole family loves them to pieces!
Shannon values the team at HAH because of the kindness and compassion they show to clients and their pets. She is happy to be part of an AAHA-accredited hospital that practices the highest quality of care.
Shannon obtained her degree in Small Animal Science from Essex Agricultural and Technical College and also has a certificate in grooming.
Melissa joined the team at Hampstead Animal Hospital in 2018 with over 10 years experience in the veterinary field. She has always known that working with animals is her life’s work. She describes herself as a “super cat person” but loves animals of all kinds, and appreciates how much joy they bring to people. Melissa especially enjoys working in general practice because of the client education and communication she gets to do. She recognizes the importance of helping people through difficult times and wants to provide the best care possible for their beloved family members.
Melissa enjoys being part of the HAH team because of the high standard of care that is provided, the extensive diagnostic capabilities of the hospital, and the caring and professional staff.
Although she is fond of all animals, Melissa has a particular love of long-haired cats. She and her family are the proud owners of Trevie, a cat that she rescued from the MSPCA when he was a kitten. He is silly, sweet, quirky, and perfect!
When she is not at the hospital Melissa enjoys spending time with her daughter and staying active! Her favorite pastimes include pilates, yoga, and going to the beach during the summer.
Melissa obtained her degree in Small Animal Science from Essex Agricultural and Technical College in 1998. We are thrilled to have her on the team!
Kerri Kenher, A.A.
Client Service Representative
Kerri joined the team at Hampstead Animal Hospital in 2019 after hearing great things about the practice. She has always had a love of animals and finds joy in helping families and their furry friends as a client service representative. Kerri feels fortunate to be a part of such a professional, well-organized, animal-loving team and loves to go to work every day.
Kerri and her family are the proud owners of a 6-year-old Catahoula/Lab mix named Jake Douglas, who they adopted when he was only 3 months old. While Catahoulas can be very challenging to train, they are extremely smart. Jake quickly learned many tricks, knows numerous verbal and non-verbal commands, and is a very loyal hound dog. Her family also has 2 guinea pigs named Dave and Chuck. Jake is not very fond of his furry brothers since they remind him of squirrels!
When Kerri is not working, she spends most of her time with her family. Horror movies and funny videos are something they all enjoy together. Kerri also loves venturing out to new restaurants with her husband and watching their son perform different shows with his music school throughout the year. In the summer they enjoy spending time at their fire pit, hosting game nights, and relaxing in their hot tub.
Kerri received her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education at Castle College in Windham, NH and then went on to teach at a wonderful preschool in southern NH for nearly 14 years. She then began working in veterinary client service and now brings with her 7 years of experience in the field. She is thrilled to be part of the HAH team!
Emily Hall, A.S.
Client Service Representative
Emily joined the team at Hampstead Animal Hospital in 2019 and brings with her over 7 years of experience in veterinary client service. She was inspired to join the HAH team after hearing of the hospital’s accreditation with the American Animal Hospital Association. Emily loves that HAH practices the highest quality of medicine and is happy to be part of a hospital that has such a great sense of community.
Emily and her fiancé live in southern NH and are excited to be planning their upcoming wedding! They are the happy owners of three cats – Jazmin, Mooney, and Luna. While Jazmin has a great attitude and personality, Mooney is the clumsiest cat she has ever met! He is a gray tabby and loves to talk and argue with her. Luna joined the family after being surrendered at the animal hospital she was working at. She is the cuddle bug of the family and acts as the mother to the other kitties. All three are very adorable additions to the family!
When she’s not working, Emily enjoys hiking and camping in New Hampshire, writing short stories, and teaching herself how to use a sewing machine. She also spends her time painting, reading, and visiting with her mom.
Emily has an Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies from Hesser College. She is thrilled to be a part of the HAH team and to work with the many clients and four-legged family members that come for exceptional care.
Tracy joined the team at Hampstead Animal Hospital after working at other animal hospitals throughout New Hampshire. She lives in Derry, NH and has recently added a new member to her family – Hank is a young chocolate lab who is incredibly silly and a lot of fun to have in her home! Hank can sometimes be spotted around Hampstead Animal Hospital as Tracy often brings him to work with her! She also has a cat name Alvin, he’s a maine coon mix she adopted from Second Chance Animal Rescue several years ago. He is very affectionate and loves to spend time snuggling under blankets.
Before working at Hampstead Animal Hospital, Tracy had heard a lot of great things about the quality of care here. When she was looking to move to this area she came in and met the team and knew that this was the place for her! She loves how friendly everyone is and how the doctors and technicians really love the job they do every day. Tracy has always has a passion for helping animals, since as far back as she can remember. When she learned what a vet tech was in high school she knew immediately that’s what she wanted to do.
When she’s not busy working she enjoys spending time with her family and snowboarding wherever and whenever she can. In the summer she loves to go camping, fishing and spend time outdoors.Tracy has completed courses at White Mountains Community College in Berlin, NH and is currently enrolled in Penn Foster Online. She is working towards becoming a certified veterinary technician.
Ashley Croteau, A.A., CVT
Ashley graduated from Great Bay Community College with a degree in Veterinary Technology. She has been working in the veterinary field since 2007 and joined Hampstead Animal Hospital in 2012. She is certified as a Class IV Laser Therapy Technician and is a member of World Vets Organization. World Vets Organization provides veterinary care to needy animals in developing countries.
In her free time, Ashley enjoys playing softball, hiking, working out, going to the beach and spending time with family and friends. She has one dog named Atticus, and three cats named SoCo, Linus and Loki.
Ashley Cournoyer, A.A., CVT
Veterinary Technician Assistant
In loving memory of Ashley Cournoyer, a dedicated staff member and true animal lover. We miss her dearly.