Michael R. Fraysse, B.S., DVM
As a co-owner of Hampstead Animal Hospital, Dr. Fraysse is proud to be part of such a knowledgeable, professional team. He believes the exceptional dedication to quality care and medicine practiced here sets the hospital apart. He has enjoyed seeing the hospital grow over the years to become the AAHA-accredited hospital that it is today!
Dr. Fraysse lives in Epsom with his wife, Karen, on a farm that is full of four-legged friends! Their busy household includes three dogs named Ellie, Levi, and Diego, who are incredibly loving and enjoy playing together in the yard. They have one cat named Charlotte and three horses named Meg, Gwen, and Jack. On Dr. Fraysse’s farm are also many pet goats, pigs, and chickens – they have all become members of the family and make it a wonderful, eventful place!
Dr. Fraysse graduated from Rutgers University with a degree in Animal Science and a minor in Equine Science. He obtained his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Iowa State University. He previously served as Medical Director at one of the largest emergency, specialty and general practice hospitals in New Hampshire. He became a partner at Hampstead Animal Hospital in 2008.
Dr. Fraysse has expertise in the areas of preventative medicine, internal medicine, surgery, exotics and the special needs of geriatric pets. When he is not working he enjoys running, triathlons, horseback riding, hiking and traveling.
Ryan T. Storey, B.S., DVM
As co-owner of Hampstead Animal Hospital, Dr. Storey has been thrilled to watch the practice develop over the years. He is so proud of our exceptional team, as they embrace our shared values and culture of professionalism, dedication to client service, compassion, and quality care. Under Dr. Storey and Dr. Fraysse’s leadership and vision, the dedicated team at Hampstead Animal Hospital achieved certification with the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). He looks forward to continuing the hospital’s commitment to AAHA principles as the practice continues to grow.
Dr. Storey resides in Derry, NH with his family and a full household of four-legged friends. At his home they have a rescued lab/hound mix named Cooper who finds equal enjoyment in both hiking and lounging, they have two cats named Winston and Pumpkin who are a constant source of affection and entertainment, and they have a beautiful draft-cross paint named Rose. Outside their home you’ll find 6 chickens, which provide eggs and constant entertainment.
Dr. Storey enjoys many different aspects of small animal medicine but he has a particular interest in senior care, diagnostic imaging (ultrasound), pain management, anesthesia, dentistry, cardiology, and surgery. Dr. Storey graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a degree in Biology and a minor in Psychology. He attended Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated at the top of his class. He previously served as Medical Director at a large veterinary emergency and general practice in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Storey became a partner at Hampstead Animal Hospital in 2008.
When he’s not practicing medicine Dr. Storey loves to stay active by playing tennis, road and mountain biking, hiking around the White Mountains (and in the Western U.S. when he can get there!), and kayak touring around New England. He loves traveling, especially to National Parks and scenic areas in Maine, and enjoys spending time home brewing craft beer.
Rachel Norris, DVM
Dr. Norris loves practicing at Hampstead Animal Hospital! She believes the high quality of medicine practiced here really sets the hospital apart. She is particularly interested in feline medicine, oncology and cytology and is very happy to be working with such a skilled, compassionate, and supportive staff.
Dr. Norris lives in Derry, NH with her family. When not at Hampstead Animal Hospital she loves hiking because of the physical challenge of it, and because it can be so relaxing and rewarding. She also enjoys horseback riding, especially when her horse, Rose, is up for a great trail ride.
Dr. Norris has quite the busy household! Over the years she and her family have adopted many pets. Winston was surrendered to the hospital where she worked as a tiny kitten. He’s very intelligent, plays hide and seek, and is a constant source of fun in their lives! Their other cat, Pumpkin, was adopted from an emergency clinic. He has a portosystemic shunt, which requires him to be on a prescription diet and medication to support his liver function. He is extremely sweet and mischievous. He loves to EXPLORE cabinets, play in his tunnel, or spend the day relaxing in his hammock.
They also have a lab/hound mix named Cooper, who is a rescue from Mississippi. He is very affectionate, loves to walk in the woods, and loves to be scratched. When you add in Dr. Norris’ horse, Rose, and six chickens that were recently added to the household – you have one busy place!
Dr. Norris went into the veterinary field because she loves helping animals and continually learning about medicine. She graduated from the University of Alaska with a degree in Biology, and earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Tennessee. Following graduation, she completed a one year internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston.
Megan L. Hwang, A.B., DVM
Dr. Hwang enjoys practicing medicine at Hampstead Animal Hospital because of the great staff and the high quality of care that patients receive here. She enjoys being part of a general practice and has a particular interest in preventative care, ophthalmology and dermatology.
Dr. Hwang resides in Rye with her husband and two children. Her pet family includes a hound named Butters who has brought them so much joy. In her free time she enjoys skiing, surfing, cycling, taking nature walks with her children, and going to the beach. She also enjoys reading, photography, and jigsaw puzzles!
Dr. Hwang graduated Magna Cum Laude from Bowdoin College with a degree in Biology and a minor in French. She obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Degree from Tufts University. Following veterinary school, Dr. Hwang completed an intensive one year internship in small animal medicine and surgery.
Joanna Lerner, DVM
Dr. Lerner is excited to be a part of the team at Hampstead Animal Hospital! She was drawn to the hospital after seeing the dedicated, high quality medicine and surgery that is practiced here. After spending the past few years practicing in Massachusetts, she is happy to be serving the people of New Hampshire and helping to provide the best veterinary care for their pets.
Dr. Lerner attended the University of Massachusetts for her undergraduate degree in Exercise Physiology with minors in Nutrition and Computer Science. She obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine.
In addition to caring for pets at the hospital, Dr. Lerner has many of her own! Spongy, her affectionate Coconut Retriever, came into her life when she was attending Ross University on Saint Kitts. He was a part of her school program but it was apparent that he needed a stable, consistent home instead. Dr. Lerner was thrilled to have him join her family and together they spend a lot of time outdoors where he loves to run and explore. She also has Gracie, a senior Doberman Pinscher that she and her husband adopted. Gracie loves getting affection from others and she knows exactly how to get it! She gives gentle hugs and quick kisses that would melt any heart. Gracie recently lost her eye to cancer but she is doing well at this time and they are enjoying her company as long as they can. Her pet family also includes a 12 year old cat named Sebastian and a Bearded Dragon name Clarice.
When she is not providing veterinary care for families, she enjoys spending time knitting, crocheting, hiking in the White Mountains with her dogs and husband and reading fiction novels. Dr. Lerner lives with her husband, Jeremy, and four-legged family members in the woods of New Hampshire.
With a special interest in dentistry, Dr. Lerner has seen how life-changing dental care can be for patients and how drastically it can improve their quality of life. She also has a special interest in general medicine, surgery and exotic pets. She loves working with all kinds of animals and is excited to be a part of the community at Hampstead!
Lisa Corti, DVM, DACVS, CCRP
Orthopedic, Soft Tissue Surgeon
Dr. Lisa Corti is a board-certified surgeon with close to 25 years of clinical veterinary experience. She graduated from Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine in 1994 and completed her Small Animal Surgery Residency in 2000 at Iowa State University. She worked in New Jersey for a few years and then came back to the North Shore of Boston. After working 14 years in a busy referral hospital, she decided to start her own traveling surgery business, North Shore Veterinary Surgery, LLC, to be able to spend quality time with her patients, clients, and referring veterinarians.
Dr. Corti performs both orthopedic and general surgery at the most trusted of places, the primary care veterinarians’ hospital, and services the North Shore of Boston and southern New Hampshire. She is certified to perform PennHip radiographs and became certified as a Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner by the University of Tennessee in 2006. Her VetStem certification was completed in January 2019 which allows her to do stem cell therapies using patients’ own fat tissue. In addition to her traveling surgeon duties Dr. Corti teaches at North Shore Community College in Danvers, MA in the Veterinary Technology Program as an adjunct Professor. She is passionate about pain management in both cats and dogs, utilizes advanced analgesic techniques as part of her anesthesia protocols, and continues to educate herself on multimodal ways to treat acute and chronic pain in small animals. Her additional interests are in reconstructive skin surgery, tendon and ligament injuries, and the medical treatment of joint dysplasia and osteoarthritis.
Dr. Corti lives on the North Shore of Boston with her husband, two children, two cats, and one dog. She competes in OCR or obstacle course racing and running, and enjoys snowboarding, playing board games with her family, and working on her Ancestry family tree.