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Dr. Shawntel Sechrist

Dr. Shawntel Sechrist

Veterinarian

Dr. Sechrist is originally from North Carolina. She studied at North Carolina State University, receiving her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2001. Upon graduation she did an emergency and critical care internship. After an additional year practicing emergency medicine she transitioned to general practice. She worked in the Raleigh, NC, area until 2009 when she moved to Vermont. Dr. Sechrist especially enjoys dentistry and geriatric medicine. She enjoys spending time outdoors in the NEK with her family and her dog Radar.

Dr. Kathy Tamburello

Dr. Kathy Tamburello

Veterinarian

Dr. Kathy Tamburello received her veterinary degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2010. She stayed an additional year in Wisconsin to complete a rotating small animal internship. Prior to moving to Vermont in 2018, Dr Tamburello work as an emergency doctor in Rhode Island. Her professional interests include emergency and internal medicine cases. Outside of work she spends as much time outside as possible mountain biking, and hiking with her dogs.
Dr. Stacey Henderson, Jr

Dr. Stacey Henderson, Jr

Veterinarian

Dr. Henderson grew up in Des Moines, Iowa and graduated from the Iowa State College of Veterinary Medicine in 1989. After graduation, he and his wife Allison moved to Vermont to start their careers. Dr. Henderson was hired at the North Country Veterinary Clinic as an associate veterinarian and Allison at a local pharmacy as a pharmacist.  In 1993 he purchased the business and settled into life starting a family and enjoying all that the Northeast Kingdom has to offer. Dr. Henderson and Allison have four children, Riley, Katie, Sarah and Jack. They also have 2 dogs, Kassie and Milo, and a cat Oliver. Dr. Henderson enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking and anything that involves water, liquid or frozen.
Alyssa

Alyssa

Practice Manager

Alyssa graduated from Vermont Technical College with an associate’s degree in veterinary technology and a bachelor’s degree in business management. She brings a background in emergency medicine to our team. Alyssa is especially interested in exotic species and urgent care cases. Outside of work, Alyssa enjoys spending time with her family and hiking with her boxer Bruno.
Falicia

Falicia

Veterinary Technician Supervisor

Hello! I am a native of the North East Kingdom. I started out my animal loving career when I was just a small child. I enjoyed playing on the farm with all my cousins. I captured snakes, frogs, mice, and anything else I could get my hands on to “save” them. I continued my life calling my attending Vermont Technical College to become a Veterinary Technician. I started working for Dr. Henderson in May 2011. In 2014 I became a Credentialed Technician! I have a dog (Trixie), a turtle (Graceful), and a parakeet (Skittles). I love doing ANYTHING outside, fishing, hiking, and snowshoeing with my daughter Miss Peighton and Trixie the dog.

Ethan

Ethan

Veterinary Technician

Ethan began working for Dr. Calamaio in July 2018 but has loved being around animals his whole life. He grew up in Danville with his two sisters. Ethan graduated from Swarthmore College in 2001 and then moved out west for a number of years. He came back in 2011 because northern Vermont is the place that he feels most connected to.

Ethan’s two favorite things are dogs and mountains. He has worked at a sled dog kennel in Concord, VT, for the past 8 years and hikes with his dogs “Stella” and “Nori” in the White Mountains whenever possible.

Kaitlyn

Kaitlyn

Lead Veterinary Technician

Kaitlyn started working in the veterinary fields when she was a senior in high school and decided to go to college to pursue being a veterinary technician. She graduated with an associated degree in veterinary technology in 2019 and started working for Dr. Calamaio at Western Avenue Vet Clinic a few weeks later. Outside of work, Kaitlyn enjoys spending time with her 3 dogs (Romeo, Archie and Riley), hanging out with friends and family, and gardening in her flower garden.

Billi Jo

Billi Jo

Certified Veterinary Technician

Billi Jo is a 2004 graduate of Vermont Technical Collage’s Vet Tech program. She is originally from Morrisville, VT and moved to the St. Johnsbury area shortly after graduating college. Billi began working for Dr. Hoppe at St. Johnsbury Animal Hospital in the mid 2000’s and has been a familiar face for both clients and patients ever since!

Jill

Jill

Veterinary Technician

Jill graduated from SUNY Canton in New York in 1997 and has been a part of Kingdom Animal Hospital ever since. Jill brings several years of vet tech experience to our team, including multiple years in emergency medicine. Jill worked through several interesting experiences with Dr.Hoppe including treating an injured vulture and caring for a bear cub! In her free time Jill likes to ride and care for horses.

Hannah

Hannah

Veterinary Technician

Hannah joined us in September of 2020 eager to learn. She began working as a receptionist and has slowly moved her way to becoming an on the job trained technician. She is very passionate about animals, especially exotics. Hannah spends her free time with her pets Allie (cat) and Dova (rabbit) or outside hiking.

Mandee

Mandee

Certified Veterinary Technician/ VTS-Dentistry

Mandee graduated from Mount Ida College in Massachusetts and received her CVT in 2014. Since then, she has specialized in dentistry and received her VTS-Dentistry in 2020. She worked for a veterinary dentist until she moved to Vermont in 2021.

Julia

Julia

Veterinary Technician

Bio coming soon!

Aaron

Aaron

Veterinary Technician

Aaron is originally from Colchester, Vermont and currently lives in Waterford. He graduated in 2010 from the University of Vermont with a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and a Chemistry minor. He played club football all four years at UVM. He joined our team in February 2021 and brings over 8 years of veterinary technician experience to our practice, including a variety of skills in general practice, ophthalmology, animal rescue, and 24-hour care. During his downtime he enjoys anything and everything outdoors, spending time with family and friends, live music and recently yoga, meditation and trail running. He once gave an elephant a bath. His best friend is his 11-year-old Chocolate Labrador Retriever named Bailey.

Emily-Rose

Emily-Rose

Certified Veterinary Technician

Emily-Rose grew up on a dairy farm in Irasburg, VT. Ever since she was a little girl, she knew she had a passion for taking care of animals. Although she grew up on a dairy farm, she has a love for all animals, especially dogs! Emily-Rose has worked in the veterinary field since she was a sophomore in high school and eventually decided to go to college to become a veterinary technician. She graduated from Vermont Technical College in the spring of 2019 with an associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her 4 dogs (Rosie, Alvin, Ruby, and Dolly), taking photographs, and spending time with family and friends.

Katie

Katie

Vet Technician Assistant/Receptionist

Katie has been working with Dr. Henderson since 2019 and enjoys working with animals of all species. Though dogs and cats are great to work with, Katie finds particular interest in other species in vet med like rabbits, guinea pigs, hedgehogs and all large animals. In her free time Katie enjoys reading a good book next to her cat Kevin and her dog Mylie.

Kiera

Kiera

Veterinary Technician

Kiera is a Vermont Technical College graduate of the Vet Tech program and especially loves to work with dogs. She has a German Shorthair Pointer mix named Max. She has a special passion for educating clients and helping her coworkers. In her free time, Kiera likes to go for a ride in her jeep and spend time with her family.

Kelly

Kelly

Veterinary Technician

Kelly is a native to St. Johnsbury and originally began working at North Country Vet Clinic in January 2021. She had interned for Dr. Henderson in previous summers and became interested in working with dogs and cats. She has a dog and cat of her own, Harper and Snoopy, along with her horse, Willy. Kelly enjoys hunting, fishing, and being outside as much as possible.

Stacey

Stacey

Client Service Representative

Stacey has over twenty years’ experience in various aspects of customer service, and has worked at the front desk of St.Johnsbury Animal Hospital since 2017. She enjoys building relationships with clients and helping them with their pets’ needs. Most of her free time is spent with her four-legged furries, Sage and Roxy
Rylie

Rylie

Client Service Representitive

Rylie is native to the Northeast Kingdom and enjoys all animals, especially cats. She has six years of customer service experience and enjoys seeing everyone’s pets come in as well as being able to meet all our customers. When she’s not working, she mostly enjoys spending her free time at the beach with a good book as well as cuddled up with her best cat friend Trixie.   

Celeste

Celeste

Client Service Supervisor

Celeste was born and raised in a small Vermont town. She lived on a dairy and alpaca farm where she learned the importance of being a helping hand. She carries this great trait with her wherever she goes. She went to Vermont Technical College (VTC) after High School, and later took a break from the animal world to travel to South Carolina. She realized that her “happiness” was back in Vermont, and started a veterinary receptionist job in 2014. She has been doing it ever since! When she is not at work or taking classes, Celeste truly enjoys kayaking, camping, firepits, going to see live music and staring out into the Ocean’s abyss. She lives with her cat named Carmen Sandiego.

Compassionate care for your four-legged family members.

We proudly serve the pets of St. Johnsbury, VT and beyond.

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Contact Info

Location

131 Railroad Street
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819

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Hours

Mon - Fri: 
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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