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Christie D’Andrea, DVMVeterinarian and Founder. Dr. Christie is originally from the Midwest. She completed her Bachelor of Science at The University of Michigan in 2005 then moved to Boston to join a cancer research team at MIT. There, she published several papers investigating the roll of the immune system in various types of cancers before deciding to pursue her passion, veterinary medical school. She graduated from Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in 2011 and spent 6 years in private and emergency practice. She loves her clients as much as her patients and felt that both her patients and the people who loved them needed better access to high quality, affordable medical care. Veterinary Urgent Care Center – an after hours, walk in clinic for pets – opened in February of 2017 in Quincy, MA. The community response has been overwhelmingly positive and VUCC’s second location opened in Plymouth, MA over the summer of 2019. Outside of work, Dr. Christie is the mom of a spunky little girl, Stella, and dog mom to a sweet pit/lab mix, Leo. In her free time she enjoys traveling, scuba diving, food and wine, and ballroom dancing.

 

Kerri Papanicholas, DVM – Veterinarian. Dr. P graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 2007 with a degree in Biochemistry, then went on to earn her veterinary degree at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in 2011. She completed a one year rotating medical and surgical internship at the New England Animal Medical Center and practiced general medicine at a small animal practice after her internship. She is a highly experienced emergency clinician and skilled surgeon with an interest in internal medicine. Outside of work she enjoys being outside, traveling with her family and spending time with her beautiful horse.

 

Katherine Holmes, DVMVeterinarian Dr. Katie is a graduate of Cummings School (Class of 2013) of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, earning her DVM as well as the International Veterinary Medicine Program Certificate.  In addition to providing veterinary care for your pets’ preventive medicine and emergency needs, she serves in the community as President of the Tufts University Veterinary Alumni Association, as well as an active role in the Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association.  She is committed to reaching medically unreached populations locally and abroad.  Through TUVAA, Dr. Holmes has spearheaded a project called the International Alumni-Student Service Program, which provides opportunities for alumni to pair with students in service-based work at select locations, improving the surgical competency of students while gaining an understanding of new cultures and an appreciation for the medical resources they have at home.  In her free time, Dr. Holmes enjoys a variety of methods of art (particularly calligraphy and painting) and stays active through running, biking and dance.

 

Sharon King, DVMVeterinarian. Dr. King grew up on Cape Cod and obtained her undergraduate degree at UMass Amherst. She spent a few years conducting immunology research in Boston before continuing her education at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. She completed an internship at Oklahoma State University before moving back to Massachusetts to practice in 2014. Her special interests include avian/exotics medicine and emergency/critical care medicine

 

 

 

Alan Glazer, DVM, DACVIM (Small Animal) – Veterinarian

Dr. Glazer graduated from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. He completed a small animal internship at the Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center in Norwalk, CT and became board certified in internal medicine in 2007. Dr. Glazer works with New England Veterinary Services providing traveling ultrasounds. Dr. Glazer is available for referring veterinary practices for outpatient ultrasounds during select afternoons/evenings at VUCC. Call for pricing and appointment availability.

 

 

 

 

Amy, CVT. Veterinary Nurse – Amy joined us in 2018.  She graduated from Mt. Ida College in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Technology. Amy has extensive experience in Emergency and Critical Care and is certified in Basic and Advanced life support for animals. Amy resides in Brockton with her husband and two dogs (Sniffy and Eddie). She enjoys singing, games, shows of any kind and traveling with friends and family.

 

 

 

Diana  – Veterinary Nurse. Hello, hello! My name is Diana Rodriguez and I decided to make my passion into a career four years ago when I became a veterinary nurse. I am currently finishing my bachelor’s degree in biology at UMASS Boston and soon after will be applying to vet school! I’m also a proud fur mom of a small maltipoo, Baby Bear who comes to work with me every day. If you come visit us, you may see…or hear him lol. I also have two cats, Bam Bam and 15-year-old Rufus who is the newest adopted member of our family. I can’t forget about my beta fish, Blue. Even before it was my job, I have been helping animals in need. By now the Quincy animal control officers and local shelters know me by a first name basis. I believe all animals deserve respect, love, care and most importantly, a chance. I am so happy to have met Dr. D’Andrea and have the pleasure of working at VUCC where we practice safe handling and our first priority is genuinely the patients well-being. Love what you do, and you will never work a day in your life =) !

 

 

Kristin, Veterinary Nurse.  Hi there, I’m Kristin and I was born in raised in Massachusetts. I received my education from Becker college and I have been a veterinary nurse for 7 years now. My background is primarily in emergency and critical care but I am also interested in cardiology and internal medicine. I am excited to work here at veterinary urgent care because I can continue to expand my knowledge in the veterinary field particularly about wellness care and client education! In my spare time I love hiking and exploring with my fiancé Tom and our two dogs Simon, a 6 year old American pit bull terrier and Joon, a 1 year old golden-doodle. As well as our 2 dogs we have 3 cats at home, Roguey a feisty tortie, Fozz a shy ginger cat and Vito, our distinguished geriatric gentleman. I am proud to be a part of the VUCC team!

 

Linda – Veterinary Assistant. Hello! My name is Linda. I recently joined the VUCC team this past year. I’m working as a receptionist and Veterinary technician assistant here. Currently I’m finishing my undergrad degree at Umass Boston for psychology and a minor in biology. I have always had such a strong passion for animals. With that being said, I plan to go to veterinary school soon after graduating. Being a part of the VUCC team is like a dream come true. The doctors and staff here are beyond amazing. I left a career in psychology and can not imagine doing anything else. My absolute favorite part of this job is being able to comfort and help any fur baby that comes in.

 

 

 

Tanya  – Veterinary Nurse. About 25 years ago I started my journey as a veterinary professional, but my love for animals began years prior. Born and raised on a farm in Massachusetts I was meant to care for all kinds of animals. Beside farm work and keeping up with school, I was an athlete. So swimming brought me over to Ohio where I earned a degree in education from The Ohio State University. I worked for many years as a swim coach and veterinary technician until making the full time move into the veterinary field. I became a certified technician and dove into emergency and critical care medicine with a passion for surgery and anesthesia. All my knowledge of veterinary medicine comes from those I have had the privilege to work with and for that I am grateful.

Alex
 – Veterinary Nurse.  Hey! Im Alex and I was born in raised in Quincy, MA. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Technology from Mount Ida College. I have worked in the veterinary field for 5 years and have been a technician for 3. I have experience in many departments including emergency, neurology and surgery. I am extremely passionate about animals and am so lucky to have a career doing what I love each and every day. In my spare time I am usually cuddling with my two cats (even when they don’t want to) Oliver, my sassy boy and Quinn, my sweet girl. I love working at VUCC and am proud to be part of such an amazing team! I can’t wait to meet all of your fur babies!

 

 

 

Andrea – Veterinary Receptionist. Hi! I’m Andrea. I grew up in South Weymouth and now call Adams Shore in Quincy home. I live with my husband, our son Carson and our 2 kitties, Gary and Tristan. I’m a member of the Board of Deacons at Old South Union Church and I’m a volunteer facilitator for the Weymouth Food Pantry and the Food Pantry Garden of Weymouth. I studied English Literature at UMass Boston but I’ve been a Veterinary Receptionist for nearly 9 years, collectively. I love my job! Greeting all of our clients (both furry and human) is my favorite part of my job. I love seeing all of your furry family members wagging their tails!

 

 

 

Tabetha – Veterinary Nurse. Hi. I’m Tabetha, and I’ve been working as a Veterinary Technician since 2002 when I graduated from PIMA medical institute with a veterinary assistant degree. My special interests include surgery, anesthesia and veterinary dentistry. When I am not at work, I enjoy sitting by my fire, hanging with my family, and traveling. I am a wife and the mother to 3 beautiful girls. We have a boxer named Bruno, a pug named Hank, and a pig named Phoebe. I joined the VUCC team in 2020 and I’m really excited to continue my career here with the amazing staff and to help provide excellent care to our patients and their owners.

 

 

 

Jenn, CVTVeterinary Nurse. Hi, my name is Jenn, I graduated from Mount Ida College as a Certified Veterinary Technician. I have been working in the veterinary field for 20 years. I was previously working at a veterinary emergency and critical care department for 15 years but decided to switched paces and joined the VUCC team!  I couldn’t be happier!  Throughout this time in the field I have rescued and adopted many pets! Currently I have 3 fun loving dogs, 2 lazy cats, 2 waddling ducks, a fish and a cute little rabbit with a crazy mohawk! Some other activities I enjoy are crafting, photography, and gardening.

 

 

 

Michelle  – Veterinary Receptionist. Hi my name is Michelle Almeida, I met Dr. D’Andrea at a previous practice and now I work as a receptionist at VUCC with her. I have several years of experience in client relations and previously worked as an administrator for a private company where I handled scheduling, accounting, payroll and finance. I have a pitbull named Bella and I have Abby the schnauzer mix! Of course the little one is super feisty. I love being outside and hanging out with the family and of course my fur babies. I recently had a transplant and now I take every opportunity to go out and have fun with friends and enjoy life.

 

Sabrina  – Veterinary Nurse. Hey there, my name is Sabrina Almeida. I’m 24 years old with three amazing pitbull pups that I call fur children! I have four years of experience as a veterinary nurse and am trained in anesthesia and veterinary dentistry. I am currently studying for my degree in Veterinary Technology with Penn Foster. I have a special interest in fear free veterinary exams and I volunteer at the MSPCA during the summer months. I cannot wait to volunteer at the New England Aquarium rescue & rehab center for turtles starting November 2017. I’ve had the pleasure of working & learning with Dr. D’Andrea for four years now. I cannot wait to see what the future holds!  I also have end stage renal failure and am currently a diaylsis patient. Waiting for that transplant call can be stressful but I know In time it will come. I’m very fortunate to have a job I love & the ability to escape my health problems a bit! Thanks to all your adorable pets that  we take care of!!