front row - Alyssa, Michele, Madison and Brittany
back row - Jen, Dr. Kendra Champlin, Dr. Jen Taylor, Dr. Jen Panebianco, and Becky
A vital part of our team includes veterinary technicians, kennel/veterinary assistants, and receptionists who are available to speak with you regarding your pets needs. They are pleased to assist you in providing loving health care for your pets.
Dr. Taylor completed her undergraduate studies at the University of New Hampshire, and received her Bachelors of Science in Pre-Veterinary Medicine in May of 1996. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree from Ross University, School of Veterinary Medicine in January of 2000. Her education included spending two and one-third years of academic studies on the island of St. Kitts in the Caribbean, and one year of clinical rotations at Purdue University, School of Veterinary Medicine in Lafayette, Indiana. She graduated third in her class with academic honors.
Dr. Taylor took her first position as a full-time veterinary associate at Fisherville Animal Hospital in Concord, NH in February of 2000. She worked there for seven years before opening the Lake Side Animal Hospital in January of 2007. She received her Certification in Veterinary Acupuncture in January of 2017. Her special interests are soft tissue surgery, and expanding alternative therapies such as acupuncture and herbal therapy. She is an advocate of spaying and neutering, and has a strong belief in preventative veterinary care for pets. Dr. Jen lives in Franklin, NH with her husband Ron, daughter, Alison. They share their home with one cat, Mattis; and three dogs, Phoenix (chihuahua), Max (the pitbull) and Groot (the great dane mix).
Dr. Kendra Champlin obtained her veterinary degree from Ohio State University in 1997 after receiving her undergraduate degree from the University of New Hampshire. She has been practicing for several years in central and southern New Hampshire, as well as in Maine.
Dr. Champlin has a special interest in soft tissue surgery, dermatology, pain management and senior care. While away from the hospital, she likes to be out mountain biking, hiking and training for and racing in triathlons.
She and her husband Tim share their home with a black lab named Porter, and one cat named Hootie.
Dr. Panebianco attended the University of New Hampshire and graduated with degrees in animal science and mathematics. In 2000, she received her veterinary degree from The Ohio State University. She joined the Concord Banfield Team May 2016. Dr. Panebianco grew up with a variety of animals on her small farm in North Hampton, NH and started down the path to becoming a veterinarian when she was riding dressage at UNH and realized she enjoyed the barn more than the classroom. Participating in Therapeutic Horseback Riding solidified her desire to support the human animal bond. Since that time, she has truly enjoyed developing relationships with her clients and pets. Her professional interests include dentistry and oral surgery. When not in the office, Dr. Panebianco enjoys exploring with her 2 children, quilting, knitting and sewing.
Dr. Kristi Gaff grew up in southern NH with a long-term goal of becoming a veterinarian. She fondly remembers her excitement when Tufts University announced the development of the first veterinary school in New England. After graduation from Trinity Highschool in Manchester, NH she continued her education at Rochester Institute of Technology. Then she returned to New England for her veterinary education at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University obtaining her DVM in 1996.
After veterinary school, Dr. Gaff returned to NH with her early years spent at a mixed animal and on call veterinarian. Then came practice ownership with a small companion animal focus. Most recent years have been a welcome return to focusing on companion animal medicine, surgery, and dentistry.
Client consultations, creating care plans, treating chronic health conditions, preventative medicine, soft tissue surgery, and the human-animal bond are some of her professional interests. Dr. Gaff values clients as an essential part of an animal's health care team. She is excited to join the Lake Side team and to return to the region of her former practice.
Outside of the office, Dr. Gaff enjoys time with her wife, family (two and four-legged members), and friends. woodworking, live music, live sports, and road trips.
Jen graduated from New Hampshire Community Technical College in May 2001 with an Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology. She was employed at an animal hospital in Concord, NH, where she met and established a great working rapport with Dr. Jen! Jen finds her job at Lake Side Animal Hospital very rewarding. She loves dentistry, surgery, and critical care nursing.
Jen lives in Penacook with her husband Rene, their Siamese cat Suri and their german shepherd Mina. In her free time, she enjoys reading, hiking, gardening, and spending time with her family.
Becky Fletcher has worked in the animal field for over 15 years. She started working in a small veterinary practice as an assistant in Massachusetts and gradually increased her knowledge over the years with "hands on" experience to become the technician she is today. Four of those years were at an animal rescue league where she was in charge of the overall care and health of the animals waiting to be adopted. She continues her career in the veterinary field with guidance from the doctors at Lake Side and continuing education courses. She has multiple positions at Lake Side as Veterinary Technician, Receptionist and Director of Public Contact (email and newsletters). She truly enjoys working with animals and educating owners about their pets’ health. Areas of interest are client education, surgery and animal behavior.
Becky currently resides in Franklin with her husband and son. They also share their home with their dog Lewis and three cats, Tom, Custard and BamBam. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, movies, camping, kayaking, and spending time with her family.
Madison graduated from Laconia High School in 2018. She started her career with animals at a local animal shelter. This is when she decided, she wanted to become a veterinary technician. She started at Lake Side Animal Hospital in January 2020. She continues her education through the technicians and doctors here at Lake Side. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, hiking, spending time with family and friends. Madison currently resides in Laconia with her parents, 4 cats and a dog Lola.
Monique has worked in the veterinary field for over 30 years. Her love of animals started at an early age when she started volunteering at a shelter that was a block from her house in Penacook. By age 15 started working at Concord Animal Hospital where her technician career officially started. She officially became a CVT in 2008. Throughout the years, she has spent time at various local animal hospitals, both general practice and emergency, but she started her career at LSAH in late 2021.
She currently lives with 4 cats (JazzE, Blueberry, Loki and Artemis) and 2 dogs (Mollie and Brianna). In her free time, she enjoys hiking with the dogs, hanging out with friends, craft breweries and home improvement projects.
Kathleen joined the Lake Side team in August of 2022. She comes to us with a varied background in specialty medicine - radiology, neurology, internal medicine, reproductive medicine, anesthesia/surgery & emergency medicine. Kathleen began working in clinical practice in 2002 while attending the Veterinary Technology Program at Mount Ida College in Newton, Massachusetts. In 2005, Kathleen took and passed her Veterinary Technician National Exam earning her the title Certified Veterinary Technician.
A Massachusetts native, Kathleen has spent the majority of her life there and almost 3 years in Long Island, New York before she and her partner settled in New Hampshire. Kathleen has devoted most of her life to the love and care of animals since she began showing dogs in 1995 which led her to a career in veterinary medicine. Kathleen and her partner live in Northfield with their herd of small show dogs. When not participating in animal related things, Kathleen loves to explore the hiking trails of New Hampshire, photography, live music/theater, cooking, and traveling.
Brittany graduated from Winnisquam High School in 2009. She has always been an animal lover and after taking Animal Science her senior year, she knew she wanted to pursue a career with animals. She began her career here at Lake Side in 2010 as a kennel assistant and is now a front desk receptionist. She also enjoys helping the technicians, especially on surgery days. Her areas of interest are client education, assisting with dentals, surgery and cytology.
Brittany lives in Penacook with her husband Ethan, their chihuahua Violet, their Frenchie Dwight and their cats Archer, Dany and Lilith. In her spare time she enjoys spending time outdoors, going to the movies, and spending time with her family.
Alyssa graduated from Chester College of New England in 2009, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree. She started in her position as Front Desk Customer Service Representative at Lake Side Animal Hospital in April of 2014. Alyssa has been in the customer service field for over ten years.
Alyssa lives in Northfield with her wonderful boyfriend Dan, and her even more wonderful cats Willie, Eileen, Eleanor and John. In her spare time, she enjoys long car rides with good music, spending time with friends and family, and getting dragged to the top of various mountains by Dan.
A lover of animals big and small, she pretty much hit the jackpot when she found Lake Side.
Michelle was born and raised in Massachusetts. She worked in the public school system for 12 years. She moved from Massachusetts to New Hampshire in 1999 and worked in the dental field for 17 years. Michelle decided to pursue a career in the veterinary field, as it had always been a dream of hers to work with animals. Michelle is married, has three grown children and 8 grand-kids, and she currently has 2 dogs and a cat. In her spare time, she enjoys car shows (showing their classic car), spending time with family, hiking sewing, quilting and photography, her newest hobby.
Veterinary Surgery of New England
Dr. Clark operates a mobile surgical practice and comes into our hospital to perform orthopedic procedures such as leg fractures and cruciate ligament tear repairs. Being a mobile surgeon he eliminates the need for patients who would otherwise need to travel for a referral. He's also one of the best orthopedic surgeons in New Hampshire.
Dr. Clark also does procedures such as stenotic nares, soft palate resections and everted saccules (on some of the smaller, brachycephalic breeds like Pugs or Bulldogs). Dr. Clark has performed several ear resection cases at LSAH (dogs or cats that have chronic ear infections). He can do more extensive surgeries than Dr. Jen. If there is a necessary surgery that is more complicated than Dr. Jen feels comfortable handling, we call Dr. Clark, a Board Certified Surgeon.
Dr. Faith Buckley received her undergraduate degree in biology from Boston University in 2003. After receiving her doctorate in veterinary medicine from the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in 2009, she completed a one year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston, MA. She then returned to Tufts and completed a residency in internal medicine in 2013.
Dr. Buckley enjoys all aspects of internal medicine and managing very complex medical cases. She has a strong interest in liver and gall bladder disease, kidney disease and immune mediated conditions. Much of her research has been devoted to cats with liver disease and improving their clinical outcomes. She has experience with abdominal ultrasound, endoscopy, cystoscopy, bronchoscopy, rhinoscopy, feeding tube placements, and bone marrow procedures.