Epping Road Veterinary Hospital

120 Epping Road
Exeter, NH 03833



Dr. Jennifer Cornell is happy to help at Epping Road Veterinary Hospital!

Dr. Jennifer Cornell:

Dr. Cornell graduated from Washington State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, in 2001.  She spent the early years of her career working as an officer of the U.S. Army Veterinary Corps, and transitioned to her first civilian job at a small animal practice in Spokane, Washington.  She is a New England native and missed home tremendously, so she moved to New Hampshire in 2004.  She eventually settled in at a large multi-doctor established small animal practice in Manchester for 6 years where she had the opportunity to work in a truly cutting-edge facility, while gaining additional critical medical and surgical skills.  In 2014, she began work as a relief doctor so that she could focus on her dream of building her own practice with Dr. Carey.  During this relief work time, she provided doctor coverage at many different hospitals all over the state of New Hampshire and gained a lot of additional perspective.  Dr. Cornell enjoys many aspects of veterinary medicine including dentistry, dermatology, physical therapy, pain management, internal medicine, client communication, fear-free handling, and senior care.  She strives to treat the relationship between veterinarian and the pet’s family as a true partnership, always with the goal in mind of informed preventive care and the best quality of life possible. 

Outside of practice life, Dr. Cornell has many different interests.  When not at work, she enjoys traveling, kayaking, gardening, photography, and spending time with her husband.  The Cornell-Smith family feels lucky to share their home with their rambunctious cat Stella, and a little pug named Etta who has her own blog.

Dr. Dianne Carey:

Dr. Dianne Carey, a native of New Hampshire, returned to her local roots after graduating from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995.  Dr. Carey brings twenty years of veterinary experience to her clinical practice.  She has been fortunate to work in several multi-doctoral practices, with significant and diverse case-loads, and this has allowed her to develop seasoned critical thinking and surgical skills.  When the opportunity to open a practice in partnership with Dr. Cornell in the Seacoast area, returning her to a favorite area of New Hampshire developed in her undergraduate years at the University of New Hampshire, Dr. Carey was delighted to embark on the next chapter and a new endeavor in her veterinary career. 

Dr. Carey has always been deeply committed to animal care and well-being and has dedicated her life to improving their lives through quality veterinary care.  She enjoys many aspects of veterinary medicine including dentistry, surgery, behavioral medicine, internal medicine, preventive care, pain management, and client education.  As Dr. Carey's own personal furry family members became seniors, she developed a special place in her heart for geriatric medicine and the special needs of senior pets.  She also enjoys the unique care of feline patients and strives to provide stress-free examinations.  Through exemplary client communication, Dr. Carey's passion to honor the human-animal bond and partner with her patient's families to provide the best care possible and the best quality of life for her patients and the families that love them.

When not attending to her patients at the hospital, Dr. Carey enjoys time with her husband and two teenage sons, as well as her furry family of two cats, Bubbles and Marley, and one dog, Eddie.  Dr. Carey's children have graduated high school and are serving their country in the U.S. Army.  She enjoys spending time with her husband hiking and camping, cooking, gardening and working on creative projects.  She also enjoys local school visits to share the adventures in veterinary medicine with elementary and high school age students.