Dr. Jason McClellan, DVM
Practice Owner | Veterinarian
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!
Dr. Kira Kenny, DVM
Dr. Kira Kenny received her bachelor’s degree at the University of New Hampshire (2018), and her doctorate in veterinary medicine at the Atlantic Veterinary College in Prince Edward Island (2023). Being a new graduate, she is eager and excited to be joining the Hampton Veterinary Hospital family. Her primary veterinary interests include internal medicine and preventative medicine.
Dr. Kenny grew up in central New Hampshire surrounded by woodlands and wildlife. Living in this region, she developed a love and respect for animals of all sizes, a big reason why she entered the veterinary field. At home she has a spunky cat, Theo, who she adopted while in veterinary school. Aside from veterinary medicine, Dr. Kenny enjoys being outside, mainly hiking and gardening, and cooking.
Dr. Kenny is excited to be part of the Hampton Veterinary Hospital family and can’t wait to meet all of the wonderful patients and owners who stop in!
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. Allyson’s other passions include traveling, scuba diving, gardening, and cooking.
Senior Veterinary Assistant
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.
Senior Veterinary Assistant
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!
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.
Sara joined the HVH family in December 2022. She has been passionate about animals all her life, and spent the last few years working at a feline rescue. She is an avid cat lover, though she is enjoying making a difference in the lives of cats and dogs alike in her role as a veterinary assistant. Sara lives in New Hampshire with her husband and two cats - a brown "himbo" named Olimar, and a tuxedo tripod named Mabel. <3 In her free time, Sara enjoys doing art, reading, and playing video games.
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!
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!
Stephanie recently moved to the NH area from San Diego, CA. She was in the Early Childhood Education field for many years before deciding to follow her true passion, working with animals!
She is an avid animal rights supporter and enjoys spending her free time with her 4 legged babies. Unable to have pets growing up, she is now lucky enough to have adopted 2 dogs and 3 cats. She is thankful to be a part of such a close knit community here at HVH and looks forward to learning, and growing with us for many years to come. If you see her dog Bon Jovi in the office, give him a howl!
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.