Providing Complete Veterinary Care in Amesbury and Surrounding Areas
Dr. Cynthia Wojcicki
Dr. Cynthia Wojcicki was born in Amesbury, MA and lived at the corner of Market Street and Fern Avenue until her family moved to Cedar Street in 1970. She attended Amesbury public schools and graduated from AHS in 1976. During these school years she was very involved with music. She sang in the choir at the Methodist Church, and at school she played clarinet and saxophone in the Middle School and High School in concert, marching and jazz bands. In addition to her musical interests, she learned to fish at Tewksbury Pond, to swim at Lake Gardner and to ski at Po Hill.
After high school graduation, she attended the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Here she learned to balance work and fun. There were plenty of both during those four years. The work involved all the typical math, chemistry, physics, and biology classes needed to fulfill a degree in Zoology. The fun part of those years involved singing with the UMASS Chorale, attending athletic events, traveling to visit old friends at Boston University and UNH, and just hanging out with new friends. She graduated in 1980.
Cynthia had wanted to be a veterinarian since she was a little girl growing up across from Batiss dairy farm (now Cider Hill). After college she applied to veterinary school but was not admitted. It was fortuitous that her college professor at UMASS transferred to the Veterinary College at Cornell University. He offered her a job in his research lab where she worked for three years until she was admitted to the New York State College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University. The next four years were the most intensely demanding academic time of her life. She liked school, but she especially loved the rural agricultural environment of the veterinary college with the nearby paddocks and stalls of horses, cows, sheep and goats and the beautiful upstate New York countryside. Whenever the academic pressure was too much, it was just a minute’s walk to the barns to breathe in the wonderful smells. She made great friends at veterinary school and fondly remembers all the parties, Christmas caroling, skiing, and the band backup singers called the Lizzette’s. She also started dating her classmate Frank Marchell during their senior year. They would marry three years later.
Since graduating with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1987, Dr. Wojcicki worked in Salisbury, MA, Portsmouth, NH and Kittery, ME before buying MVAH in 1998. She has worked very hard to make MVAH a practice of excellence and the award - winning hospital that it is. She enjoys all aspects of medical practice but has particular interests in dermatology, nutrition, feline medicine, business management and computers.
Drs. Wojcicki and Marchell have lived in Hampton Falls, NH for 26 years. They have two children; both have worked at MVAH. Joseph is a student at the University of Vermont and thinks he would like to follow in his parents’ footsteps and attend veterinary school. Abigail is at Pennsylvania State University and her major is undecided at this time. They have two dogs ( many of you know Tootsie who comes to work almost every day) and three cats. When Cindy isn’t working, she still likes to work on her skiing technique first learned at Po Hill and hike in the mountains of NH and VT. She volunteers with the Hampton Falls Historical Society and has played clarinet with the Hampton Community Band for the last five years. She dines monthly with Amesbury friends most of whom she has known since grade school. The Wojcicki-Marchell’s have a house on an island in Maine and try to spend as much time there as possible.
Dr. Susan O’Dell
Dr. Susan O’Dell grew up in Michigan, where she received her Bachelors Degree in biology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She then graduated from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. Since her graduation she has been practicing small animal medicine in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.
Dr. O’Dell enjoys preventive medicine and is particularly interested in population control issues. She worked for an animal shelter in Puerto Rico and has participated in both large and small scale spay-neuter events in the United States and abroad.
She resides in Massachusetts with her family, two Satos (Puerto Rican mixed breeds) Brisa and Pincho, and two rats named Twinkle and Star. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her children, running, ice skating, and baking.
Dr. O’Dell is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA).
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