Our Veterinary Team in Amesbury
Dr. Joe Marchell
My name is Joe Marchell. I grew up in Hampton Falls, NH and attended Winnacunnet High School, University of Vermont, and Washington State University for my doctorate. I come from a family of veterinarians. Both of my parents practice on the seacoast; Dr. Frank Marchell at Piscataqua Animal Hospital in Kittery, ME and Dr. Cindy Wojcicki at Merrimac Valley Animal Hospital in Amesbury, MA. Professionally I enjoy dermatology and internal medicine. Outside of work I’m interested in music production and weightlifting.
Dr. Cynthia Wojcicki
Dr. Cynthia Wojcicki was born in Amesbury, MA. She attended Amesbury public schools and graduated from AHA where she was very involved with music, singing in the church choir and playing clarinet and saxophone in the band. In addition to her musical interests, she learned to fish at Tewksbury Pond, swim at Lake Gardner and ski at Po Hill.
After high school, she attended the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. After graduation, she went on to Cornell, graduating with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1987. She then went to work in Salisbury, Portsmouth, and Kittery 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 has 2 children and of course a family of dogs and cats. When not at work, she enjoys interior design, sewing, skiing and volunteering with the Hampton Falls Historical Society.
Dr. Beatriz Thayer
We are thrilled to have Dr. Thayer, practice limited to veterinary dentistry, come to MVAH each week, providing her comprehensive dental services to our patients.
Dr. Thayer attended the University of São Paulo, School of Veterinary Medicine & Animal Husbandry, obtaining her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1996. She then went on to Florida State University, obtaining a Master’s in Fine Arts in 2000. After FSU, she enrolled into the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates clinical program at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, completing the program in 2003. She has since been practicing veterinary medicine in private practices in Massachusetts.
Over the years, Dr. Thayer has developed a great interest in dentistry, perfecting her skills in the many years performing comprehensive oral assessment and treatments, participating in advanced education and training, and developing dentistry programs for private practices. In 2021, she decided to limit her practice to veterinary dentistry, offering her services to a limited number of private practices in the area. Dr. Thayer is a current member of the Foundation for Veterinary Dentistry.
Dr. Serena Sutka
Dr. Serena Sutka has known she wanted to be a veterinarian since she was ten years old. After high school she attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst and received her Bachelor of Science in Animal Science in 2010. She then went on to graduate from Tufts University in 2014. She has a special interest in surgery, pain management, as well as feline friendly and fear free protocols.
While Dr. Sutka is a self-proclaimed crazy cat lady, in her spare time she loves to travel, paint, knit, sew, hike, run and do yoga. Bonus if it’s beach yoga!