Meet The Team

Our Veterinarians

Beverly Mason, DVM

Beverly Mason, DVM

Medical Director

Dr. Mason grew up and spent most of her life in the Boston area. She had the unique opportunity to live in the United Kingdom and attend a Welsh-speaking school during some of her childhood. She completed undergraduate studies at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in the Accelerated Tufts Veterinary program, and then went on to obtain her doctor of veterinary medicine at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Mason comes to Dedham Veterinary Associates after 4 years as an associate veterinarian at a busy referral cat practice. She is proficient with dental procedures, laser surgery, and complex internal medicine cases.

Education:

  • DVM, Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, 2000
  • BS in biology, with honors, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 1997

Dr. Mason resides in Southborough with her husband, two children, and a Havanese and rescued racing pigeon. When not working in veterinary medicine, she enjoys running, skiing, and hiking with her family.

Amy Kuo, DVM

Amy Kuo, DVM

Veterinarian

Dr. Amy Kuo grew up in Massachusetts in Sutton, near Worcester. She received both her bachelor of science in biology and her doctor of veterinary medicine degree from Tufts University. After graduation, she completed a 13-month internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital.

Dr. Kuo practiced for 5 years on the south shore at a busy emergency referral hospital before joining Dedham Veterinary Associates in February 2008.

Education:

  • DVM, Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, 2002
  • Bachelor of science in biology, Tufts University, 1997

Dr. Kuo lives in Newton with her husband and their three daughters. When not working, she enjoys running, training for triathlons and riding her horse, Fairy.

Elaine Gilleece, DVM

Elaine Gilleece, DVM

Veterinarian

Dr. Gilleece was born and raised in the Roslindale/West Roxbury area of Boston. She completed her undergraduate studies at Simmons College in Boston with a degree in Biology. After graduation, she worked as a Microbiology technician in research at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. The research focused on antimicrobial resistance in bacteria and hospital-acquired infections. She was a coauthor on numerous research papers. She then went to Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine to obtain her doctor of veterinary medicine degree.

Dr. Gilleece comes to Dedham Veterinary Associates after practicing as an associate veterinarian at two other busy small animal practices in Natick and then in Dedham.

Education:

  • DVM, Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine 1986
  • BS in biology, Simmons College

Dr. Gilleece lives in Dedham with her husband. Her pets include Princess, a Chihuahua mix adopted from the ARL in Dedham and Annie, a cat who was a former stray. When not working at the clinic she enjoys gardening, reading, working out at the gym, cross-country skiing and spending time at the Cape and in Maine. She also does volunteer work with the ARL Trap, Neuter, Release Program.

Naomi Auerbach, BSc, DVM

Naomi Auerbach, BSc, DVM

Veterinarian

Dr. Auerbach grew up in Jerusalem, Israel and earned her Bachelors of Science in Biology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem before going on to obtain her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the University’s Koret School of Veterinary Medicine. After veterinary school, Dr. Auerbach completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery. She then went on to work as an emergency veterinarian in Israel, before moving back to the U.S., where she has worked as an emergency and general practice veterinarian in several clinics in Massachusetts and New York City. Dr. Auerbach’s special interests include soft tissue surgery, emergency & trauma medicine, and developing care plans for complex illnesses.

Education:

  • DVM, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Koret School of Veterinary Medicine, 2002
  • BSc in Biology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Outside of work, Dr. Auerbach enjoys yoga, running, long walks with her dog Lilah, skiing, and spending time with her family.

Susan Tinkham, DVM

Susan Tinkham, DVM

Veterinarian

Dr. Tinkham is a Massachusetts native who grew up on the South Shore. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Biology at Stonehill College in Easton MA and went on to complete her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at Ross University in the West Indies. Her clinical year was completed at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Dr. Tinkham is joining the practice after working as a general practitioner both on the South Shore and Cape Cod.

Education:

  • BS in Biology, Stonehill College, Easton MA, 2009
  • DVM, Ross University, 2013

Outside of work Dr. Tinkham is an avid runner and loves to be outdoors as much as possible. When not running she can be found hiking, swimming, or skiing. She shares her home with 2 Caribbean kitties Ruby and Lizzie from St. Kitts, and one lucky rabbit named Oswald.

Megan Bolduc, DVM

Megan Bolduc, DVM

Veterinarian

Dr. Megan Bolduc was born and raised in Dover, NH. She received her Bachelor of Science from Becker College in Worcester, MA before obtaining her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Bolduc comes to Dedham Veterinary Associates after 1 year of practicing in Maine at a busy small animal practice. She is interested in surgery and behavior and is Fear Free Certified.

Education:

  • DVM, The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, 2020
  • Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Medicine, Becker College, 2015

Outside of work, Dr. Bolduc enjoys spending time with her cat, Fiona, and her fiancé, Tino. She enjoys exploring new bars and restaurants as well as skiing and snowboarding in the White Mountains.

Our Team

Caitlin

Caitlin

Director of Customer Service / Practice Manager

Caitlin has been with our team since 2012, taking care of our clients at the front desk! As the Director of Customer Service, she is here to make sure you have a great experience at our hospital. Caitlin graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a business degree in finance and management. She enjoys gardening, cooking, snowboarding, hiking, and most sports. Caitlin lives in Attleboro with her husband Dan, 2 dogs, and 2 cats.

Tiffany

Tiffany

Assistant Practice Manager

Tiffany fell in love with animals at a young age and began her veterinary career in 2015, and joined the DVA team in 2017. Her favorite areas of interest are animal behavior and fear-free techniques, and her goal is to ensure comfort and quality care for all patients. She currently resides in North Attleboro with her husband Kevin, son Dante, her dog Stacey and two cats, Princess and Grizz. When not working, she enjoys being in nature and currently is working on visiting all of the National Parks in the US.

Olivia

Olivia

Surgical Supervisor / Internship Director, CVT

Olivia joined our team in 2017. She has been passionate about animal care all her life and studied at Mount Ida College to obtain her Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Technology. She became a CVT in 2019 and has a passion for anesthesiology and pharmacology. When she’s not at work, Olivia can be found somewhere in nature or watching anime with her rabbit Eurydice.

Elaina

Elaina

Lead Veterinary Technician, CVT

Elaina is our lead veterinary technician for BVS and has been a member of the team since 2016! She has a degree in animal science from Mount Ida College and is a certified veterinary technician. She enjoys anesthesia, orthopedics, and working with shy or nervous pets! When she’s not working, Elaina enjoys spending time with her fur babies Lilly, Iris, Luna, Charlie, Maggie, May, and Rascal!

Bonnie

Bonnie

Inventory Manager

Bonnie is our in-house inventory manager, but you may also see her in nurse attire caring for your pet. Since she joined Dedham Veterinary Associates in 1997, Bonnie has worked her way up from Veterinary Technician, to Technician Supervisor, to Hospital Manager’€™s Assistant, to her current position as Inventory Manager. Bonnie has continued her education throughout her career with various courses, lectures and seminars on veterinary medicine, human resources, and veterinary business management. She completed the Human Resources module on Veterinary Management at Purdue University and completed the AAHA Veterinary Management Institute program in Denver, Colorado.

Meg

Meg

Customer Service Representative

Meet Meg! She is a member of our Client Care team and comes to us with over 5 years in the veterinary field. Meg takes pride in finding solutions for our furry clients and their owners while striving to make their visit or phone call as easy and enjoyable as possible. When she’s not working, Meg enjoys traveling, hiking, riding, and training horses. She shares her home with a mixed breed pup named Piper and also owns a thoroughbred named Penny.

Rachel

Rachel

Customer Service Representative

Rachel began her veterinary career in 2020, bringing 13 years of experience in customer service and a strong background in management. She enjoys snuggling up with your pets during their appointments and helping them feel comfortable. When not working, she loves road trips, concerts, and building Legos with her son, Mason.

Lisa

Lisa

Overnight Nurse

Lisa has many jobs at DVA, but her main role is Ward Nurse. She is responsible for all our hospital patient’s needs and enjoys educating clients on the post-operative care of their pets.Lisa joined us in August 2007 after working for more than 14 years as a veterinary assistant at another local animal hospital.

Marie

Marie

Surgical Technician

We welcomed Marie to our practice in 2003 and she became our night nurse in 2007. We are delighted to have someone with more than 17 years of veterinary experience in such an important position! She is now one of our surgical nurses during the day. As a teenager, Marie attended Norfolk Agricultural High School, where she studied to become a veterinary assistant. She then went on to study veterinary technology at both Becker College and Mount Ida College.

Andy

Andy

Surgical Technician, CVT

Andy is a certified veterinary technician and graduated from Mount Ida College. He brings eight years of experience to our team and loves the surgery side of the veterinary field. Outside of creating a safe and comfortable space for your pets, he enjoys being active and participating in spartan races.

Karissa

Karissa

Veterinary Technician

Karissa is currently attending the New England Institute of technology for a degree in veterinary technology and is working towards becoming a Certified veterinary technician ( CVT ). She joined the DVA team in 2021 and enjoys learning Fear Free techniques, and hopes to provide comfort for your pets. She currently resides in North Attleboro with her boyfriend, two dogs, Luna and Toby, and two cats, Kitten and Pennie, and enjoys spending time outdoors.
Karyssa

Karyssa

Veterinary Technician Assistant

Karyssa joined us after interning with our sister hospital BBVA and is currently attending Bristol Community College in pursuit of becoming a CVT. She thoroughly enjoys working with the microscopes and being in a lab setting and hopes to find herself in veterinary research. Outside of work, she enjoys photography, reading, snuggling with her 14-year-old lab/boxer mix named Lily, and riding her motorcycle!
Jillian

Jillian

Veterinary Technician, CVT

Meet Jillian! She is a Certified Veterinary Technicians with more than 5 years of experience in the veterinary field and can’t wait to meet you and your pets! Jillian loves working with all types of animals and is especially interested in laser therapy and exotics. She lives in Bellingham with her fiance and loves spending time outside, crafting, and hanging out with her two dogs: Jack and Lucy, and her three cats: Buttons, Shea, and Mickey Moo!

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