Veterinary Team

Kimberly Orme

Kimberly was born in Massachusetts and grew up on a goat dairy in Harvard, MA. She graduated from Newbury Junior College in 1980 with an Associate’s Degree in Applied Sciences as a Veterinary Technician. Kim became a Certified Veterinary Technician in 1999. She has worked in general and emergency practices throughout the years and has been working at MVAH since June 1997. In addition to her love for animals, she enjoys scrap booking, gardening and spending time with family which includes five children and seven grandchildren.

Gretchen Scholtz

Gretchen is one of our Certified Veterinary Technicians. Ever since eighth grade she has been working in the veterinary field. She graduated from Amesbury High School and then went on to receive her Bachelor’s degree at Morehead State University. She is a native of Amesbury and lives with her 2 cats Lily and Steve.. Her favorite part of her job is being able to see, interact, and help each of her patients. Outside of work she enjoys going kayaking and going on hikes with her family’s yellow lab, Bruschi.

Michelle Smith

Michelle Smith is a graduate of Amesbury High and has been with MVAH since 1991. She worked with Dr Brown for seven years until the practice was purchased by Dr Wojcicki in 1998. Michelle is a liaison between the clients of MVAH and the technical staff. She also manages most administrative needs of the office. Michelle lives in Seabrook with her husband Bill and their kids William (2 legged) and Buddy (4 legged).


Rachel is one of our veterinary technicians who happily joined the team at MVAH in March of 2016. She has worked in the field since completing her B.S. degree in Animal Science at the University of New Hampshire in 2011. She became certified in Massachusetts in January of 2014.Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her dogs Kodiak and Liberty, watching horror movies, cooking, petting farm animals, and working on various art projects.


Kelley was born and raised in Lynn, MA. She graduated from the Lynn Technical Institute High School. In 2016 she joined the Merrimac Valley Animal Hospital in the housekeeping department and work side by side with the Dr’s and the Certified Technicians to learn many different tasks. This has been the most important and exciting experience in my life. I have alot of interest outside of work from bowling to spending time with my family.


Rachel, also known as R2, eagerly joined MVAH in November 2017. Rachel graduated from Stoneham High School in 2011 and received her Bachelor’s from Salem State University in 2017. She has previous experience as a pet care attendant all around the North Shore area and is so appreciative to have landed with the MVAH family. In her spare time, Rachel enjoys checking out live music, going to the beach (any and all seasons), and taking long walks with her pup Josh.

group photo of staff

“As always, everyone was great. Buddy got his booster for the dog flu. He loves going to MVAH. He didn’t even know he had a shot. I just tell him we’re going to the “doggy” place and he gets all excited cuz everybody gives him hugs and kisses.”

– Carol Z., Amesbury