Dr. Jason McClellan, DVM
Dr. Jason McClellan took ownership of Hampton Veterinary Hospital in July 2012. He completed his undergraduate work at Boston College (1994) and his veterinary degree at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine (2001). Upon graduation from veterinary school, he completed an intensive one-year internship at Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital and Denver Veterinary Specialists in Colorado.
The internship not only provided him with invaluable experience as a veterinarian, it’s also where he met his wife Jen, who is a veterinarian as well. Following their internships, the Drs. McClellan moved to Upstate New York so Jen could complete a residency program in small animal internal medicine at Cornell University. While Jen was completing her residency, Jason worked in a very busy, five-doctor small animal practice in Syracuse, NY. Finally, after a short stint in Northern Virginia, Dr. McClellan and his wife moved to New Hampshire in 2006. He found a position as an associate veterinarian at Derry Animal Hospital and was very happy there for six years. When the opportunity arose to become the owner of Hampton Veterinary Hospital, Dr. McClellan was excited to take on this challenging new adventure.
Owning a practice has been a professional dream of his for years, and he has been so happy making his dream a reality. Dr. McClellan’s primary areas of interest are preventive medicine, laser surgery, dentistry, and pain management. In 2010, the McClellan’s welcomed their beautiful daughter Eleanor into the world. They also share their home with three cats (Seamus, Fia, and Joey), a Jack Russell Terrier named Sebastian, and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel rescue called Nova. Aside from veterinary medicine, Dr. McClellan enjoys biking, skiing, music, craft beers, travel, and spending time with his family. Dr. McClellan plans to be the owner and primary veterinarian at Hampton Veterinary Hospital for many, many years to come.
Dr. Sara Senter, VMD
Dr. Sara Senter received her bachelor’s degree at the University of New Hampshire (2009), and her doctorate in veterinary medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (2013). She is a southern New Hampshire native, and very happy to be practicing so close to home. She joined the Hampton Veterinary family in December 2016, after working at a very busy, 12-doctor, small animal practice in the Rochester area for 3.5 years. She loves being a part of such a wonderful, close-knit team and afforded the opportunity to truly get to know her clients and their furry family members. Her primary veterinary interests include geriatric care and preventative medicine.
After losing her sweet soul-kitty, Silas, to cancer in 2021, she adopted two adorable and mischievous kittens whose mom was rescued from a heartbreaking situation. Their names are Mona and Ralphie (short for Mona Lisa and Jean Ralphio- characters in one of Dr. Senter's favorite shows, Parks and Recreation!). They have filled her heart and home with so much love, and it has been a wonderful journey watching them grow. When she is not practicing veterinary medicine, Dr. Senter enjoys scrapbooking, hiking, and spending quality time with family and friends. She would also spend every day at the beach if she could, so she is very excited to be practice so close to the beautiful seacoast!
Hampton Veterinary Team
Practice Manager | Certified Veterinary Technician
Shannon is a Certified Veterinary Technician who joined the team in May 2013. She began her career in the veterinary field in July 2000 and has had the opportunity to work and gain experience in multiple areas of veterinary medicine, including emergency and critical care, orthopedic and soft tissue surgery, ophthalmology, neurology, internal medicine, and general medicine.
Along with her role as a Veterinary Technician, Shannon has also held multiple management positions during her career. Her favorite part of working at HVH is being part of a progressive team that strives to provide the best quality care to patients and clients by focusing on education and preventive care. As Practice Manager, she challenges herself to continually seek out growth opportunities for the HVH team to ensure the professional excellence of the hospital.
Shannon is a New England native who currently lives in New Hampshire with her husband and their three furry kids. When not at work, you will likely find her spending time with her family, exploring the nearby trails with her dog, snowmobiling or boating with her husband, reading, and cooking.
Certified Veterinary Technician
Since day one, Allyson has been an animal lover - her first spoken word was “horse.” She graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a degree in psychology. After working in that field for several years, she decided her true calling was veterinary medicine. While working at a local Seacoast clinic, Allyson acquired her CVT and became a technician supervisor. After 15 years in the field, she decided it was time for a break, which did not last long. Allyson worked in hospitality and human medicine, but could not forget her previous career when she had felt truly fulfilled. Allyson joined our team in September 2017 and is happy to be at Hampton Veterinary Hospital working in the field that is her passion. When not at work, Allyson enjoys spending time with her family and her two dogs, Lucas and Madeline. Allyson’s other passions include traveling, scuba diving, gardening, and cooking.
Angela moved back to her hometown here on the Seacoast in 2012 after living in the Tampa Bay area and has worked at HVH ever since. She has been working with animals since she was a junior at East Lake High School and plans to obtain her certification as a Veterinary Technician in the near future. She has one dog who is a super sweet Chihuahua named Roxy. When Angela isn’t working, she enjoys traveling with her family, cooking, and reading.
Samantha joined the HVH family in June of 2019, shortly after graduating from the University of New Hampshire's Veterinary Technican Program. Growing up with both a love of science and helping others, becoming a vet tech seemed a natural choice for her. She also found inspiration from her mom, who worked as a vet assistant after college and persuaded Sam to follow her dream. She finds it gratifying to be able to help animals feel better and to be an advocate for their well-being. In Sam’s free time she likes to explore the natural world and spend time with her best friends and roommates.
Certified Veterinary Technician
Carissa joined the HVH family in May 2020. She is grateful to have been welcomed with open arms into such an amazing practice that truly puts the needs of the animal first, above all. Born in California and raised in Oregon, she came to the East Coast in 2018 to explore opportunites in the veterinary field. Her whole life has been emcompassed by animals and the unique connections made with them; there is a big spot in her heart reserved for our furry friends! She attended the Veterinary Technician Program at UNH and graduated in May 2021. Shortly thereafter, Carissa obtained her technican certification after passing the national exam. She is excited to further her education surrounded by wonderful mentors at HVH. In her free time she likes to cuddle with her puppies, Poppy and Remy, jam out to music, explore the East Coast terrain, and try delicious food!
Veterinary Technician Assistant
Jill joined the HVH family in February 2021. After working in the event planning industry for many years, she decided to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. She is happy with her new path, as she has found that her role as a Veterinary Technician Assistant is quite rewarding! She looks forward to becoming a Certified Veterinary Technician in the future and has begun schooling to achieve this goal. She is excited to be surrounded by the HVH team during this journey! Jill is a NH native and currently resides in Candia with her husband, chickens, dog, and 3 cats. She loves spending time cooking, crafting and being in nature as much as possible.
Veterinary Technician Assistant
Clara joined the HVH family in May 2021. She is originally from the Rochester, NY area and moved to the NH Seacoast to attend UNH, where she is majoring in Animal Science on a pre-veterinary track. Clara has always had a love of animals and knew from an early age that she wanted to become a veterinarian. She enjoys being a part of such welcoming team at HVH and learning about the world of veterinary medicine. In her free time, she enjoys any outdoor activity, including hiking, biking, running and skiing.
Lisa grew up in southern Massachesetts and moved with her mother to Kingston, NH when she was 17. Growing up, riding horses consumed most of her time with competitions on the weekends. With Lisa's passion for anything with 4 legs, it was only natural that veterinary medicine would be a wonderful fit. After obtaining her Veterinary Technician degree in 1999, Lisa chose to spend her time raising her 2 children, Rebecca and Nicholas. Now that they are grown, Lisa has more time to focus on the career field that has always had her heart. Lisa lives in Manchester with her pomeranian, Teddy, and her pittie mix, Sugar. If you don't find her at HVH she's most likely off playing with her 1 year old granddaughter, Adeline, who she is so enamored with!
Jessie joined the HVH family in July 2021. She was born on a farm in Alabama and raised in Massachesetts, where she spent her childhood rescuing feral cats with her great aunt. Jessie moved to NH in 2020 to pursue a career in personal care, but something seemed to be missing. After losing her heart-cat to cancer in October 2020, she felt like the veterinary field was calling her. She is so thankful to have joined the HVH family and is excited to continue to learn and grow in the veterinary field!
In her free time, your can find Jessie drawing, cuddling with her three cats, or playing on the beach with her Doberman.
Kerri joined the HVH team in December 2021. Born in NH, she moved to Key Largo, FL at the age of five. An avid animal lover since just a little girl, she fell in love with the manatees that inhabited her own backyard canal and spent her childhood feeding them and swimming alongside them. After moving back to NH as a teenager, she met her husband Jason and had 3 amazing children. Now that her kids are all grown up, Kerri enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and her 4-legged babies, a Rottweiler named Gronk and a cat named Reese.
Kerri's career path seems to have always been centered around caring for animals. She has worked at a county shelter as a Vet Assistant, at a dog rescue, and spent 15 years managing two local, high-volume dog daycare and boarding facilities. Kerri has a passionate interest in dog behavior and training methods. She is very happy be a part of the HVH family and work with a team of such dedicated professionals. She hopes to be here for many years to come!
Sue joined the HVH family in October 2012 and has been bringing out the inner beauty of dogs and cats through grooming for many years. Sue is a graduate of PetSmart Grooming Salon who enjoys spending her days with all the wonderful dogs and cats who come to see her. She finds it so rewarding to see pet owners light up when they see their pets after grooming. Sue has two daughters, Angela and Melissa, and two wonderful grandchildren. Her favorite thing to do is spend time on her mini-farm with her two pigs, twenty chickens, eight ducks, and two turkeys.
Weasley joined the HVH family in March 2017 and has been running the place ever since! After being rescued by another animal hospital and treated for toxin ingestion, he was adopted by the HVH family and became our hospital kitty. His charming, yet devilish personality is quite entertaining and never ceases to make us smile! When he’s not hard at work causing mischief and teasing our patients, he enjoys looking out the window watching squirrels and birds, chasing crumpled-up pieces of paper, and napping in odd spots around the hospital.