Our Veterinary Team in Amesbury
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. 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).
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. Beatriz Thayer
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 where she obtained her Masters in Fine Arts in 2000. To practice veterinary medicine in the states, she enrolled in the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates clinical program at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, obtaining certification in 2003.
Before joining the MVAH team, Dr. Thayer had been practicing veterinary medicine for 17 years in a private practice in the town of Winchester, Ma. Over the years she has developed a very special interest in dentistry, having several years practice performing veterinary dentistry and developing in hospital dental programs. Dr. Thayer is a member of the Foundation for Veterinary Dentistry. She also enjoys internal medicine and preventative care.
She lives with her husband Mark, her two dogs Chopper and Bel, and her hemophiliac cat named Quickly. In her spare time she enjoys going for a run with her 4-legged partner Bel, walking the dogs in the woods, gardening, painting, going to Maine's mountains for a good hike, skiing and enjoying a nice happy hour and good food with her husband Mark and their friends.
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.