Hampton Veterinary Hospital Staff
We would like to introduce you to our hand-picked Hampton Veterinary Hospital staff! We are proud to choose the most dedicated, highly qualified team members to trust with administering veterinary treatment and handling the care of your beloved pets. We encourage you to read through our team bios below and learn more about the committed members of our staff. At Hampton Vet Hospital, we’re pleased to provide you with the best.
Dr. Jason McClellan
Dr. Jason McClellan took ownership of Hampton Veterinary Hospital July 2012. He completed his undergraduate work at Boston College (1994) and his veterinary degree at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine (2001). Upon graduation from veterinary school, he completed an intensive 1-year internship at Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital and Denver Veterinary Specialists in Colorado. This internship not only provided him with invaluable experience as a veterinarian, it is where he met his wife, Jen, who is a veterinarian as well. Following their internships, the Drs. McClellan moved to Upstate New York so that Jen could complete a residency program in small animal internal medicine at Cornell University. While Jen was completing her residency, Jason worked in a very busy, 5-doctor, small animal practice in Syracuse, NY. Finally, after a short stint in Northern Virginia, Dr. McClellan and his wife moved to New Hampshire in 2006. He found a position as an associate veterinarian at Derry Animal Hospital and was very happy there for 6 years. When an opportunity arose to become the owner of Hampton Veterinary Hospital, Dr. McClellan was excited to take on this daunting opportunity. Owning a practice had been a professional dream of his for years, and he has been so very happy to have made the move. Dr. McClellan’s primary areas of interest are preventative medicine, laser surgery, dentistry and pain management. In 2010, the McClellan’s welcomed their beautiful daughter, Eleanor, into the world. They also share their home with 3 cats (Seamus, Fia, & Joey), their black Labrador, Maggie, and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel rescue, Nova. Away from veterinary medicine, Dr. McClellan enjoys biking, skiing, music, craft beers, travel, and spending time with his family. Dr. McClellan plans to be the owner and primary veterinarian here at Hampton Veterinary Hospital for many, many years to come.
Dr. Sara Senter
Dr. Sara Senter received her bachelor’s degree at the University of New Hampshire (2009), and her doctorate in veterinary medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (2013). She is a southern New Hampshire native, and very happy to be practicing back in the area. She joined the Hampton Veterinary family in December 2016, after working at a very busy, 12-doctor, small animal practice in the Rochester area for 3.5 years. She is excited to be a part of such a wonderful, close-knit team and afforded the opportunity to truly get to know her clients and their furry family members. Her primary veterinary interests include geriatric care, preventative medicine, and dermatology.
In 2004, Dr. Senter met her long-term boyfriend, Aaron, at her very first veterinary job. They began dating the following year, and have been together through college, veterinary school, and many years of long distance. They currently live in Dover with their sweet kitty, Silas, who is a domestic longhair and full of personality. They will be purchasing their first home this year, and are thrilled to be moving closer to their family and friends in southern N.H.!
When she is not practicing veterinary medicine, Dr. Senter enjoys scrapbooking, hiking, and of course spending as much time as she can with her main squeeze, family and friends! She would also spend every day at the beach if she could, so she is very excited to be practicing so close to the beautiful seacoast.
Shannon - Practice Manager, CVT
Shannon is a Certified Veterinary Technician who joined our team in May 2013. She began her career in the veterinary field back in July 2000 and has had the opportunity to work and gain experience in multiple facets of veterinary medicine including: emergency and critical care, orthopedic and soft tissue surgery, ophthalmology, neurology, internal medicine and general medicine. Along with performing the role of a Veterinary Technician, Shannon has also held multiple management positions during her career. Her favorite part of working at HVH is being part of a progressive team that strives to provide the best quality care to patients and clients by focusing on education and preventative care. As Practice Manager, she challenges herself to continually seek out growth opportunities for the HVH team to ensure excellence in the care that you and your pet receive.
Shannon is a New England native and currently lives in New Hampshire with her husband and their 4 furry kids. When not at work you will likely find her spending time with her family, exploring the nearby trails with her dog, snowmobiling with her husband, reading, cooking, etc.
Our Technical Staff
Erin - Lead CVT
Erin has loved animals for as long as she can remember. Born in the state of Georgia, her very first memories include growing up with her family's Irish Wolfhound. With her love for animals, applying for the Veterinarian Technician program at Vermont Technical College was an easy decision to make.
Erin has been working in the veterinary field since 2007; and has experience with both small and large animals. Prior to moving to New Hampshire and accepting a position at Hampton Veterinary Hospital, Erin worked and lived in Vermont for several years.
As a certified veterinary technician, Erin enjoys the countless learning opportunities that are part of working in the medical field. When she’s not at the practice, she often spends the day getting lost in a good book. She also enjoys findings new places to hike with her dog, Buck.
Lauren - CVT
Lauren, an animal lover at heart, graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a degree in Equine Science. After graduation, she moved to Lexington, Kentucky to work as a veterinary technician in the heart of horse country for three years. After moving back to New Hampshire, she became a Certified Veterinary Technician and has enjoyed the many challenges of working with small animals and learning something new every day. Lauren and her husband recently welcomed their first child, a son, this past January. The three of them live in New Hampshire with their Carolina Dog, Duke, and two cats, Sophia and Hinata.
Melanie - Veterinary Technician
Melanie is our newest Technician, joining our team in October 2015. She brings 5 years of experience in both General Practice and Emergency veterinary medicine. Prior to being a Veterinary Technician, Melanie graduated from Keene State College in 2009 with a Bachelors’ Degree in Sociology. She lives in Manchester, NH with her two cats- Roxy and Simi, and her Yellow Lab – Jimmy Skittles. When not hard at work, Melanie enjoys Broadway musicals and spending lots of quality time at home with her pets and family.
Angela - Veterinary Technician
Angela moved back to her hometown here on the seacoast in 2012 from the Tampa Bay area and has worked here at HVH ever since. She has been working with animals ever since she was a junior at East Lake High School and plans to obtain her certification as a Veterinary Technician in the near future. She has only one dog, who is a super sweet Chihuahua, named Roxy. When Angela is not working, she enjoys travelling with her family, cooking, and reading.
Our Reception Staff
Molly - Receptionist
Molly has always possessed a drive to speak for those who cannot, a trait inherited by her remarkably kind parents. Knowing from a young age her passion, she strived to progress in animal science, eventually achieving her bachelor's degree in Pre-Veterinary Medicine from the University of New Hampshire. In between classes, Molly spent a great deal of time volunteering as a veterinary technician at non-profit clinics. It is her firm belief that the job of animal care does not exist within a structured timeframe, rather is continual, even if that care is simply in the form of a good belly rub. Outside of the clinic, Molly enjoys spending time with family and friends on the beaches of Maine, getting lost in the New England Aquarium, star-gazing, reading, cooking, eating, and playing in the snow. Much of the time, however, she can be found cozied up at home with her wonderful, fellow animal-lover husband, Bryan, and their three incredible cats, Domino, Oreo, and little Liam.
Michele - Receptionist
Michele moved to the Seacoast from Connecticut in 2012 and has been a part of the HVH family since June 2016. She has always had a desire to be involved in the care of animals, which has lead her career path to include animal shelters, zoos, and now her home at Hampton Veterinary Hospital. Michele is currently continuing her education at Penn Foster for a Veterinary Technician Degree. When Michele is not at work she enjoys traveling with her family, camping on Mt. Washington, and spending quality time at home with her wife, her dog Noodle, and her two cats, Autumn and Rylee.
Hannah - Receptionist
Hannah joined the HVH family as a receptionist in December 2016. Born in New Hampshire, Hannah grew up with several family dogs and at a young age started taking horse-back riding lessons. Her love for animals has only grown over the years. After working in a non-related field for many years, Hannah made the decision to change directions! While she does have a Bachelor’s degree in English from Keene State College, Hannah has recently enrolled in a Veterinary Technician program where she hopes to gain knowledge of how to best support and care for the animals she interacts with. Her favorite part of working at Hampton Veterinary Hospital as a receptionist is getting to know the clients & their furry friends!
When not working, Hannah enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, Zach, and their adopted puppy, Memphis! Living in York, Maine, the threesome enjoys spending afternoons at the beach, as well as traveling to other states and exotic locations on their days off!
Judie - Receptionist
Judie joined the HVH family as a receptionist in December 2016. She has always been surrounded by animals, both her own pets and the wildlife that seems to find her. All throughout her life Judie has rescued and raised a myriad of animals such as cat, dogs, lovebirds, ferret, rats, hedgehogs, sugar gliders and American Mini-pigs!
Judie graduated top of her high school class and was accepted into in to the Pre-Vet program at Michigan State University. Although life had other plans for her, she still managed to always surround herself with animals and remained drawn to their unconditional love. She’s excited to finally be realizing her life-long aspiration to work with animals!
Currently Judie has two cats, Boo and Sophie, three dogs named Maddison, Wilson and Jetson, and 3 American Mini-pigs named LiliBeanie, GizzyMo-mo, and PiggyChoo aka Chewie! In her free time, you can find Judie spending time outdoors with her pigs, taking her dogs for a drive to find a lake or trail to explore, or just snuggled up on the couch with all of her fur-babies!
Sue, our groomer, has been bringing out the inner beauty of dogs and cats through grooming for over seven years. She most enjoys being able to spend her day enjoying all the wonderful dogs and cats that come to see her. She thinks it’s so rewarding to see how pet owners’ faces light up when they see their pets after grooming. She is a graduate of Petsmart Grooming Salon. She has 2 daughters, Angela and Melissa, a son Matt, and a grandson Ariston Eric. She has 4 pets, a Papillon named Gypsie Rose Lee, a long hair black cat named Boo Boo, a turtle named Mr. Stanley Turtle, and a long haired gray cat named Fritz.
Amy - Kennel Attendant
Amy currently resides in Sandown NH with her husband Jonathan and their two very beloved and energetic pups Loki (a Welsh Corgi) and Gozo (a Pharaoh Hound- Beagle mix). Amy has lived in, and loved NH all her life, aside from a stint in Vermont while attending Lyndon State University.
Amy is currently in the process of obtaining her title as a Certified Professional Dog Trainer through the Certification council for professional dog trainers. She is currently a certified C.L.A.S.S. instructor and evaluator through the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, is canine CPR certified through the Red Cross and a professional member of both the APDT and Pet Professionals Guild.
Some of Amy’s enjoys anything and everything that her and her husband can do with their two pups and close friends. Her hobbies include gardening, repurposing/upcycling, painting, hiking, antiquing, thrift shopping, watching documentaries, refurbishing antique furniture and reading.
Chelsea - Technician Assistant
Chelsea joined our practice in August 2016. She graduated from the University of New Hampshire with an Associate’s Degree in Applied Animal Science in 2012 and had worked in the dog daycare industry ever since. She decided to venture out into the veterinary field and began working with us as our very first Technician Assistant. She hopes to use her kennel experience, as well as her technician assistant skills, to pursue a career as a Veterinary Technician.
Chelsea has always had a passion for dogs and cats-she not only works full time taking care of our patients here- she also cares for her numerous pet sitting and dog walking clients. Her family consists of her Australian Cattle Dog named Skye and her cat named Oliver. Aside from her love of animals, she grew up participating in competitive gymnastics and now she enjoys running and hiking.
Kerry - Technician Assistant
Kerry joined the HVH family as a kennel attendant in August 2015 and has since taken on the role of Technician Assistant. She grew up in Massachusetts and received her B.S. in Hospitality & Tourism Management, graduating Cum Laude from The Isenberg School of Management at UMASS - Amherst in 2007. Upon graduation she moved to Florida and spent the next several years working in the restaurant industry. During this time she couldn't help but notice that she was always drawn to helping animals, whether it was rescuing the orphaned opossum infant she found while walking her dog, volunteering at the Gulf Coast Humane Society in her free time or nursing an abandoned kitten that she found. In 2016 she moved to New Hampshire and decided to pursue a career as a Veterinary Technician. She lives with her mother, her 8 year old boxer mix rescue Kasia and her three year old chinchilla Lily. In her free time she enjoys going mushroom hunting with Kasia & her brother, kayaking and spending time on the local lake.
Beth, our bookkeeper, has been a part of our team since August 2012. Her favorite thing about working at Hampton Veterinary Hospital is the interactions with the staff, as well as meeting clients and pets. Beth earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Connecticut. She has a daughter, a son-in-law, and a 2 ½ year old granddaughter, and her pets include Nellie, a 15 year old Sheltie/Corgi mix, and seven rescue cats named Bronson, Iris, Pirate, Penzance, Cricket, Spindle, and Nooga. Beth used to be in the Peace Corps in the late 60s, and when she isn’t working she loves spending time with her granddaughter, reading, cooking (especially baking) and visiting with family.