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
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.
Allyson - Veterinary Technician
Since day one, Allyson has been an animal lover, her first spoken word was “horse”. She graduated from UNH with a BA in psychology and after working in that field for several years decided it was not her true calling, so made the inevitable switch to veterinary medicine. While working at a local seacoast clinic Allyson acquired her CVT and became technician supervisor. After 15 years in the field she decided it was time for a hiatus which did not last long. Allyson worked in hospitality and human medicine, but could not forget her previous career where she had felt truly fulfilled. Allyson is happy to be at Hampton Veterinary Hospital and back working in the field that is her passion. When not at work Allyson enjoys spending time with her family and 2 dogs, Lucas and Madeline. Allyson’s other passions including traveling, scuba diving, gardening and cooking.
Our Reception Staff
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.
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!
Erin - Receptionist
Erin attended Great Bay Community College for Veterinary Technology, and began working in the veterinary field in 2012. She continued onto Montana State University for Fish and Wildlife, working with wolves and grizzly bears. Now she lives in Stratham with her cat Atlas. When she’s not working you can find her traveling, practicing photography or reading.
Hanna - Receptionist/Technician Assistant
Hanna joined the HVH family in October of 2017 as a receptionist and a technician assistant. She is currently pursuing a degree in veterinary technology at York County Community College in Wells, Maine. Hanna has always loved animals and felt compelled to care for them even at the age of 6, when her dream job was to become a zookeeper. When Hanna is not working or studying, you can usually find her spending time at home with her boyfriend and his three young children, as well as their cat, Cuddles. She also enjoys relaxing on the beach, spending quality time with friends, and visiting her family all over New England.
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.
Katelyn - Technician Assistant
Over the past 10 years, Katelyn has made animal care her passion. She graduated from the Thompson School at UNH with an Associate’s Degree in Animal Science. Since then, she has been involved in many different areas of the industry including dog daycare and grooming, pet sitting and dog walking, and 4 years of veterinary hospital experience at Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston. Katelyn was born and raised in Kittery, Maine where she lives now with her husband Mark, and Vesper, their 4-year-old Cairn terrier mix. Vesper is the fifth Cairn terrier that Katelyn and her family have owned. Their spunky personalities and fearless attitude make for lots of memories full of laughter and fun.
Maegan - Technician Assistant
Maegan is currently a senior at the University of New Hampshire, and will graduate in May of 2018 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Zoology. After graduation, she plans to continue her college career by attending veterinary school to obtain her DVM in small animal and exotic medicine. She has worked with animals in doggie daycare, volunteer, clinical and competition-based settings, and has always loved being able to help animals in any manner possible! Maegan recently moved to Newmarket with her boyfriend, Josh, and their menagerie of pets: Manny & Pearl (Leopard Geckos), Squirt & Wooper (Axolotls), Juju & Jiji (Clawed Frogs), Igneous & Tundra (Blue Tongue Skinks), Wrex (Bearded Dragon), Mystic & Onyx (Ferrets) and around 40 breeding guppies! When Maegan is not in class or at work, she enjoys going out with her friends, spending time at home with her boyfriend and their pets, and playing video games.
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.