Douglas Lemire VMD
Dr. Doug Lemire recently purchased Oean Valley Veterinary Hospital and has always had a life long dream of being a veterinarian and owning his own hospital. He is a compassionate veterinarian who has dedicated his life to the healing of animals. Having graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 1983, he then completed a rotating internship in medicine and surgery at the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1984. After spending time in California, he became certified in veterinary acupuncture in 1990, animal chiropractic in l996 and veterinary homeopathy in l998 and studied extensively animal nutrition. His special interests are oral surgery, dental procedures and integrative medicine–the blend of traditional and alternative medicine. He loves teaching and educating people about the best care possible for their pets. Giving clients options on treating their pets is so very important for a veterinary practitioner.
Dr. Lemire married the love of his iife, Julia a school teacher and now resides in Peabody. He has two lovely cats Missy and Socks whom he loves very much and enjoys skiing, hiking, art, music and cycling. He and Julia plan to move soon to this area which they love.
Jenna is our head veterinary technician who was an active member of the FFA in high school, excelling in dairy showmanship. She attended Becker College for pre-veterinary medicine and the University of Pretoria, South Africa for wildlife medicine and ecology. Since the age of 4, Jenna has wanted to be a veterinarian. She is currently learning Afrikaans and hopes to advance to vet school and return back to South Africa to someday be a wildlife veterinarian. She has a strong interest in animal behavior and training animals of all types. Her cat Russia, can do everything from sit and lay down to roll over and seek out ant nests. Jenna is athletically inclined and spends her free time partaking in snowboarding, wakeboarding, long boarding, archery, lacrosse, rock climbing and 4-wheeling. She also enjoys photography, painting and animal tracking.
Our receptionist Tammy has had a love for animals from a young age since she was raised helping her parents at their stable and kennel. She also developped an interest in medicine and helping people. She entered the medical field first as a CNA and later worked as a medical assistant.
While working in the medical field she raised Pomeranians and helped find homeless animals find forever homes. During this time she rescued her first special needs dog–a one year old epileptic Jack Russell. This began her desire to work in the veterinary field and mix her desire to help people with her love of animals and medicine. She currently has 5 special needs dogs including 3 diabetics, a cardiac dog and a hypothyroid/allergy dog. Tammy’s special interest is in dog behavior and helping owner’s understand what their animals need to have long, healthier, happier lives.
Is the newest member of our team. She is our new receptionist and has been passionate about caring for animals her entire life and believes in treating all creatures with love and respect. She pursued her passion for animals at The University of New Hampshire and graduated with a degree in Wildlife Conservation and Biology. Her life goal is to help in the rehabilitation of endangered species throughout the United States. She currently lives in Dover with her boyfriend and their 2 dogs, cat, rabbit and fish and enjoys spending her free time hiking with her dogs and teaching them new tricks. She also hopes to someday own a farm with a couple of horses and goats.
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