Our Team in Amesbury
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.
Michele 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. Michele is a liaison between the clients of MVAH and the technical staff. She also manages most administrative needs of the office. Michele lives in Seabrook with her husband Bill and their kids William (2 legged) and Buddy (4 legged).
Sam joined the MVAH team in March of 2020 as a Technician Assistant and quickly grew into her current role as a Veterinary Technician. Sam has a passion for helping animals and especially enjoys pet nutrition. She earned the title “Certified Nutrition Coach” through the NAVC Pet Nutrition certification program, and now helps coach our patients to live a healthier lifestyle. Sam has a dog of her own, a Cocker Spaniel named Marty, who keeps her busy on her days off. Sam and her fiancé Keegan love to take Marty with them on hikes, to visit new Lighthouses along the coast of New England, and on camping trips.
Kaylyn grew up on Long Island, NY with her family and their two Rottweilers, Tyson and Harley. Driven by her love for animals and science, she earned her bachelors degree in Biology and minored in Chemistry at the University of Tampa. After graduating, Kaylyn and her dog, Darby, moved to Massachusetts where she began her career in the veterinary field. Kaylyn loves going to the beach, walking on hiking trails and taking road trips with Darby by her side.
Tori first became interested in canine behavior while caring for her first dog, Chloe, a beagle with a very strong personality! She volunteered at the MSPCA and began work at a dog daycare and training facility where she learned how to train dogs and interpret body language. Tori returned to school and became certified in canine behavior training. She adopted her current dog, Oakley, from a rescue and put her knowledge to work training Oakley and teaching him how to be a dog. She enjoyed learning from Oakley and school, so she went back to school, earned her Associates degree in Animal Science, and subsequently applied for the Veterinary Technology program through North Shore Community college. Tori was accepted into the program and also adopted her sassy cat Brooklyn from North Carolina. She graduated with her degree in Veterinary Technology in May 2021, and is looking forward to sitting for the VTNE this year!
Molly is a Merrimac native who grew up riding horses and has always had a love for animals. Molly joined the MVAH team in February of 2021 as a Customer Service Representative and is now a Veterinary Technician Assistant. She plans on starting a Veterinary Technology program and her current goal is to become a Certified Veterinary Technician. Molly currently resides in Amesbury with her husband, two children, two dogs, two cats, and a rabbit. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, going to the beach, kayaking, and indoor cycling.
Clarice joined the MVAH team in august of 2021. She grew up in Troy, New Hampshire and graduated Monadnock Regional High School in Swanzey, NH in 2014. Clarice graduated from the Veterinary Technology program at the University of New Hampshire and became a Certified Veterinary Technician in December of 2018. Clarice became a surgical tech in 2019 and also has her Fear Free Certification. Cats and kittens are Clarice’s specialty and she has quickly become our go-to for kitties that need a little extra. In her free time, she likes to get out and enjoy the beautiful landscapes that New England has to offer. Clarice currently resides with her college best friend, and her current goal is to become proficient in COHAT procedures.