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Doctors & Staff

Dr. Brad Taylor
Brad Taylor DVM enjoying the elements with his favorite dog Tucker (Tuckerman).

Dr. Brad Taylor

Dr. Taylor graduated from Cornell University in 1986. He founded Riverside Veterinary Hospital in 1988. He is originally from Parthenon, Arkansas, and currently lives in Canterbury, New Hampshire. His favorite pet is Tuckerman, the snow dog! Dr. Taylor enjoys fly fishing and cross country skiing.

Dr. Mike Vetter
Dr. Mike Vetter — all smiles all the time.

Dr. Mike Vetter

Dr. Vetter graduated from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 1992. He has a special interest in surgery and enjoys medical challenges, especially when the outcome is favorable for the patient and family involved. From the age of seven, Dr. Vetter knew he wanted to be a veterinarian. And here he is today, still enjoying his career! He is originally from Silver Spring, Maryland, and currently lives in Belmont, New Hampshire. Dr. Vetter has five dogs and three cats and his favorite is whoever is sitting on his lap while watching TV! He also enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, playing the guitar and watching sports.

Dr. Bridget Smith
Dr. Smith’s favorite dog Dylan the one eyed wonder is always by her side.

Dr. Bridget Smith

Dr. Smith graduated from Cornell University in 2003. She has special interests in dentistry and parasitology. She is originally from Poughkeepsie, New York, and currently lives in Concord, New Hampshire. Her favorite pet is her one-eyed Rottweiler with a tail! Dr. Smith enjoys horseback riding and running.

Shannon Winn
Shannon is practice manager after
being a technician for 8 years.

Shannon Winn–Practice Manager

Shannon has been in the veterinary profession since 1999. She graduated from Becker College with a degree in Veterinary Technology, and has applied her years of experience as a technician and knowledge of the business to helping manage the practice. She is passionate about her work, has a strong family life and recently had a baby girl! She is originally from New Boston, and currently lives in Penacook, New Hampshire. Her favorite pets are her two Labrador Retrievers Brooke and Chelsey. Shannon loves cooking, crafting and photography.

Angela M. Zotto
Angela M. Zotto

Angela M. Zotto–Part-time Veterinary Technician

Angela has been in the veterinary profession since 1980 when she started with Dr. Cotton of Concord Animal Hospital. She is originally from Warner, New Hampshire and currently lives in Loudon. In her full time life she practices as a registered dental hygienist, but has loved working with animals so she is a veterinary technician part time when not at her other job. She feels animals are all special in their own way. In her free time, Angela enjoys camping, hiking, motorcycling, horseback riding and cooking.

Sylvia Hook
Sylvia Hook

Sylvia Hook–Part-time Veterinary Technician

Sylvia has been in the veterinary profession since 1988 here at Riverside Vet Hospital. She is originally from New Boston, New Hampshire, and currently lives in Andover. Her favorite pets are her dogs, Misty and Duke. Sylvia enjoys gardening and back road riding!

Jodie Cunningham
Jodie Cunningham

Jodie Cunningham–Full-time Veterinary Technician

Jodie has been in the veterinary profession since 2003 and loves her job. She looks forward to coming to work every day. She is originally from Saint John, NB, Canada and currently lives in Gilmanton, New Hampshire. Jodie is our lead Dental technician and has had extensive training in this area. Her horse is her favorite pet. Jodie enjoys singing (was New Hampshire Idol winner in 2005) and horseback riding.

Tina Douglas
Tina Douglas

Tina Douglas–Full-time Veterinary Technician

Tina has been in the veterinary profession since 2002 as a technician. She lived in Methuen, Massachusetts for 30 years, and has lived in Penacook, New Hampshire, for the past 20 years. Her favorite pet is her dog Louie, a.k.a. Choo Choo. Tina enjoys gardening, raising horses and hiking with her dog. Tina would like everyone to know it’s never too late to live their dream! She had a career change at 45 years old due to being laid off from Digital HP after 22 years of service. She went to veterinary technician school and graduated in 2002 with a degree in animal science. Tina says you’re never too old too learn and she is now living her dream!

Emily Volckmann
Emily Volckmann

Emily Volckmann–Full-time Veterinary Technician

Emily has been in the veterinary profession since 2002. She was originally from Goffstown, NH but currently resides in Manchester, NH. Emily has a profound interest in nutrition and leads our staff in promoting healthy feeding programs for all of our patients. She enjoys hiking, painting, and camping and is currently going back to school to get her masters in business. She would do absolutely anything for her favorite animal the feline species, and enjoys collecting them!

Alison Thomas
Alison Thomas

Alison Thomas–Veterinary Technician

Alison has been in the veterinary profession since 1993. She is originally from Rhode Island, and currently lives in Salisbury, New Hampshire, with her husband, Bill, and daughters Emily and Theresa. After a five year break to have children, she is thrilled to be back working in the veterinary field again! She is currently looking for a new pet to add to her family! Alison enjoys fishing, hunting and anything fitness!

Paige Stewart
Paige Stewart

Paige Stewart–Daycare/Kennel Manager

Paige has been in the veterinary profession for four years. She has a great love of animals and feels they are part of our family and lives with unconditional love! She is also looking forward to the arrival of her first granddaughter! Paige is originally from Centerreach, Long Island, New York, and currently lives in Boscawen, New Hampshire. Her favorite pet was Barney, her beloved Golden Retriever. Paige enjoys camping, spending time with her dogs and family, crafts and shopping.

Tabitha McGuire
Tabitha is a cross over from the
kennel staff learning the medical
side of the hospital.

Tabitha McGuire–Kennel Attendant/Veterinary Assistant

Tabitha has been in the veterinary profession since 2003. She has lived on Boscawen, New Hampshire, all of her life. Her favorite pet is Max, her Labrador Retriever. She enjoys hiking with her dogs, riding horses and swimming. Tabitha loves the snow and also loves being with her family and pets.

Jacqui Pierce
Jacqui Pierce

Jacqui Pierce–Kennel Attendant/Veterinary Assistant

Jacqui has been in the veterinary profession for two years. She is originally from Boscawen, New Hampshire, and currently lives in Penacook. Her favorite pet is Smithwick, her Golden Retriever. Jacqui loves skiing, boarding, hiking, 4-wheeling, snowmobiling, water tubing and dog training. She is currently teaching her dog to water tube!

Deb Marcotte
Deb Marcotte

Deb Marcotte–Kennel Attendant

Deb has been in the veterinary profession since 2001. Her full-time work is as an administrator for the Concord Fire Department and she works at Riverside part-time to care for animals. She has lived in Boscawen, New Hampshire, all of her life. She loves all animals, but especially Lucas, her Golden Retriever. Deb enjoys cooking, gardening, and animals.

Jacqui Pierce
Jacqui Pierce

Lydia McPherson–Kennel Attendant

Lydia, originally from Deerfield, New Hampshire now lives in Concord. She has been in the veterinary profession for 4 months but has worked with animals previously. She enjoys outdoor activities including playing softball and is currently going to school to become a hairstylist. She has two young dogs Adah and Iris which keep her moving!

Colleen Ekholm
Colleen Ekholm.

Colleen Ekholm–Kennel Attendant/Receptionist

Colleen was originally from Brownville Maine and now lives in Concord, NH. She has always been around animals but has only been in the veterinary profession for the last 2 months. She is an Equestrian Arts enthusiast, has been giving lessons for years, as well as caring for many horses. She hopes to some day manage or own her own horse barn. She feels that “life without animals of all kinds would be a dull existence.”


Lindsay Hoyt
Lindsay Hoyt

Lindsay Hoyt–Kennel Attendant/Receptionist

Lindsay, originally from Orlando, Florida, has been working for Riverside Veterinary Hospital for 1 year now. She enjoys working with the dogs, but truly loves more exotic creatures like her pet bearded dragon “Baby” and her salt water fish. She currently has 5 different species of fish and a wide array of coral in her 100 gallon fish tank!


Jessica Carrier
Jessica Carrier

Jessica Carrier–Reception Team Leader/ Administrative Assistant

Jessica has been in the veterinary profession since 2003. She started as a receptionist and has taken the skills acquired and applied them to maintain quality customer service to the practice. She lived in Boscawen, New Hampshire for 23 years and now lives in Loudon. Her favorite pet was Cooper, her yellow lab that passed away in 2007. She enjoys shopping, working, and spending time at the beach in the summer. She also recently became engaged to her long-time boyfriend of seven years and has set the wedding date for September 2010.

Shayna Austin
Shayna Austin

Shayna Austin–Receptionist

Shayna is originally from Loudon, New Hampshire and currently lives in Webster. Her favorite pet is her cat Linus. She enjoys knitting, painting, gardening, driving anything with wheels and collecting tattoos. She has a degree in Graphic Design, and once worked on a race team pit crew.

Margaret Miller
Margaret Miller

Margaret Miller–Receptionist

Margaret has been in the veterinary profession since 2004. She is originally from Massachusetts and currently lives in Concord, New Hampshire. Her favorite pet is her German Shorthaired Pointer Maggie. Margaret enjoys painting, running and Yoga. She is passionate about her artwork and volunteers as a docent for the Currier Museum of Art and hopes to have a showing of her artwork in the near future.

Justine Smith
Justine Smith

Justine Smith–Receptionist

Justine has been in the veterinary profession since 2007. She is originally from Seekenk, Massachusetts and currently lives in Salisbury, New Hampshire. Her favorite pet is Spanky, her pig. Justine enjoys 4-wheeling, snowmobiling, shopping, being outside and swimming. She is very caring and loves to give a helping hand to other people. Her future goal is to have a miniature farm.

Mandy Couture
Mandy Couture

Mandy Couture–Groomer

Mandy, a Pembroke native her whole life, has 6 years grooming experience. She enjoys working with animals, creating bonds with them and relationships with their owners. Mandy has two daughters Arieana and Lexi, and enjoys spending time with them, going camping, reading great books, scrapbooking, and ballet dancing. She loves her two pitbull’s Obie and Keelie.