Epping Road Veterinary Hospital

120 Epping Road
Exeter, NH 03833



Our Staff - Epping Road Veterinary Hospital - Exeter, NH



Arianna Richard, Pet Nurse

Arianna grew up shy around dogs, as all she had for pets were fish.  After getting her dog Diamond (pictured here) in High School, Arianna began to understand and love the canine species.  She studied with 4 years of Animal Science courses at Pinkerton Academy.  With this foundation, she went onto the Thompson School of Applied Sciences at UNH, where she obtained her degree in Veterinary Technology.  Arianna has been working in the field now for over 3 years and her passion only continues to grow.  She loves seeing the transformation that patients make towards health and being there for patients and clients every step of the way.  When she isn't busy helping a patient, or educating a client, Arianna enjoys playing outside or being at the gym.  You can find her kayaking, hiking, snow shoeing, weight lifting, playing indoor soccer, or just spending time with friends, family, her cute bunny Luke, and beautiful Shepard mix Finley.

Sam Anderson, Pet Nurse

Sam is originally from Cape Cod and recently moved to New Hampshire. In her free time, she enjoys playing guitar and riding horses. She went to UMass Amherst and has a degree in journalism, but currently in the Penn Foster program to further her education in vet med. She loves learning about medications and what/where they affect the body. She has 2 cats, Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle, and a rescue dog from Russia named Rada. Rada loves to go on hikes, and there are so many options here in New Hampshire for some beautiful walks! 


Jen Brown, Pet Nurse

Jen has had a life-long passion for animals and has worked in veterinary medicine for nearly two decades!  She has a particular interest in small animal surgery and always enjoys learning new techniques to better serve her patients.  When Jen isn't busy caring for patients at ERVH, she is active in pitbull awareness and competes in AKC conformation.  Jen is the proud mom to Bella, an American Staffordshire Terrier and a young French Bulldog named Paisley!  We are so happy that Jen is a member of the ERVH team!

Andrea CollinsPet Nurse

Andrea has experience in many areas of veterinary medicine and has now worked in the field for many years. She is interested in just about every facet of a veterinary hospital!  When not at work, she enjoys all things old and antique shops, spending time with her family, caring for her menagerie of pets, creativity with home decorating, and gardening.

Cat Machajewski, Pet Nurse

Cat has lived in Southern NH almost her entire life, but she is originally from Daytona Beach Florida. She has been a veterinary technician since 2017, after graduating from UNH in the veterinary technician program in 2016. Cat joined our hospital in December of 2022. Her goal is to make a connection with each of our clients and to provide the best possible care for her patients. Cat has always known since she was younger that she wanted to work in the veterinary field, and to help animals. In her spare time, Cat enjoys taking her dog Max for walks/adventures with her Fiancé Jay. She also enjoys listening to true crime podcasts, doing diamond paintings, playing video games, and spending time with friends and family.

Liz McLaughlin, Customer Service Supervisor

Liz grew up in Northshore, Massachusetts.  Liz graduated from Northshore Community College earning an Associates degree in Veterinary Technology but spent many years working in other industries before starting her career in veterinary medicine. Liz is truly passionate about creating a great experience for the pet parent when they are seeking veterinary care. Liz currently has 2 dogs, a Boston Terrier named Leroy Brown and a Husky mix named Tucker. Some of her hobbies include cooking and getting outdoors. In her free time, Liz can be found taking long ride in her husband's classic mustang and kayaking the lakes of New Hampshire.

Katie Dowling, Kennel Attendant

Katie is a recent graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy. She is currently taking a gap year after high school to take some time to work on her college applications, and gain more experience in the work field. She is interested in pursuing a career in veterinary medicine and hopefully obtain a DVM title in the future. She has always had a love for animals, especially cats.  Growing up, her house has always had cats in it. They have been a huge part of Katie's childhood. In her free time she enjoys oil painting and drawing.  She also likes cooking, being with friends and family, going on bike rides, hiking, traveling, and cuddling with her three cats Cece, Ollie and Cami (Cami pictured here). 

Ila Morrison, Customer Service Representative

Ila was born and raised in the seacoast area of New Hampshire.  She has had a passion for animals since a very young age.  She was a competitive Equestrian for many years which led her to the University of New Hampshire where she studied Equine Sciences.  She managed and operated an equestrian facility in Massachusetts after school before recently moving back to New Hampshire
with her husband and 2 cats (Belle and Pickles).  At the equestrian facility she was able to work very closely with veterinarians that cared for the horses. She is excited to use that experience to start a career in the small animal veterinary field. In her free time she loves to spend time hiking and cooking, and she is of course a life long equestrian.

JM McNamaraPet Nurse

JM’S favorite thing about Veterinary Medicine is that there are always opportunities to learn more about diseases and how they affect companion animals. She enjoys calming stressed animals, assisting with appointments and surgery when needed.  Outside of work she loves to be outdoors and will often hike, mountain bike and paddleboard. She is a registered yoga teacher and Wilderness First Aid certified. She shares many of her adventures with her 2 teenagers, playing with her 2 Australian Shepherds, Smutty Nose and Maple, and her sweet German Shepherd, Suri. JM also enjoys spending time with her 2 parakeets, Glacier & Goose!

Gracie Knowles, Pet Nurse

Gracie is from Portsmouth, New Hampshire and recently graduated from Drew University where she majored in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and minored in Public Health. She loves her cat Louie along with her Betta fish Clifford, who she adopted from a lab at school.  Gracie is passionate about animal welfare and understanding zoonotic disease transmission.  She has been involved in wildlife research and rehabilitation and also completed independent research on chipmunks, finding that they may act as a substantial reservoir for Lyme disease-causing bacteria. Gracie is a seasonal naturalist with the Seacoast Science Center and love educating kids about the coastal environment and environmental justice.  In her free time she loves to paint, make jewelry, camp, cook, ride motorcycles, and explore!

Elie ShapiroClient Service Representative

Elie has a passion for helping animals and the humans who love them!  She originally moved to America when she was 6 years old and has always had a deep love and compassion for animals.  Elie has worked with animals from a young age in diverse settings gaining a wealth of experience.  She is always looking to grow and she loves to learn more about every aspect of veterinary medicine!  Elie lives in Maine with her boyfriend and his son.  When not busy at work, Elie dreams of adding a special feline to her family, or is out playing in nature in NH or Maine with family and friends.

Carly Doyle, Pet Nurse

Carly has been passionately working in animal welfare for many years, specializing in both veterinary medicine and animal sheltering & adoption. She is a graduate of the Fear Free Shelter Program and keeps the comfort of every animal she works with at the forefront of her handling techniques. Throughout her career in the animal world, Carly has come to love and prioritize client education, and is always excited and ready to answer the many questions that pop up throughout pet parenthood. When Carly is not working, you can usually find her either on her yoga mat or outdoors adventuring with her adopted dog, Remy. Carly can't wait to meet you and your pets, and looks forward to supporting you through pet parenthood!