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Meet the Hampton Team

As one of the Seacoast’s more established animal hospitals, Hampton Veterinary is a leader in high-quality pet care. Our team of doctors and medical staff is like a family, and we take pride in being knowledgeable, compassionate advocates for you and your pet.

We build trust with our pet owners and take the time to form lasting relationships with pets. We also work with top medical specialists in the community to ensure your pet receives the best care possible at all times. We invite you to read our bios to learn more!

Veterinarians

Dr. Jason McClellan, DVM
Veterinarian

Jason McClellan

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
Veterinarian

Sara Senter

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.

Dr. Senter has a sweet kitty, Silas, who is a domestic longhair and full of personality. 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

Shannon
Practice Manager | Certified Veterinary Technician

Shannon

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.

Rachel
Certified Veterinary Technician

Rachel

Rachel is a Certified Veterinary Technician who graduated from Great Bay Community College for Veterinary Technology. She joined the HVH family in December 2017. Growing up on a farm, she was always surrounded by animals - horses, cows, dogs, and cats. She first started working at a veterinary practice in Maine at the age of 15. After high school, she went on to obtain a degree in Veterinary Technology and become certified as a veterinary technician. With eight years in the veterinary field, she couldn't imagine doing anything else. In Rachel's free time, she likes to hike and spend time with her friends and family.

Allyson
Certified Veterinary Technician

Allyson

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
Veterinary Technician

Angela

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
Veterinary Technician

Samantha

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. 

Jessica
Veterinary Technician Assistant

Jessica

Jessica joined the HVH family in March, 2019.  She spent most of her life in Arizona until 2011 when she moved to Farmington, NH with her mother and brother to be closer to family.  She is currently enrolled in the Veterinary Technology program at Great Bay Community College.  When not working or at school, she enjoys reading, drawing and spending time with her boyfriend and their cat Ciabatta. 

Carissa
Veterinary Technician Assistant

Carissa

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 is currently enrolled in the Veterinary Technician Program at UNH.  Along with her schooling, 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!

Lisa
Receptionist

Lisa

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!  

Marissa
Receptionist

Marissa

Marissa joined the HVH family in September of 2020.  A New England native, she was born in Boston, MA but has spent most of her life on the NH seacoast.  She grew up working around horses and riding since the age of 11, including participating in show jumping competitions around New England.  She has been working in veterinary hospitals, kennels and doggy daycare facilities, as well as volunteering at shelters and fostering animals, since 2008.  She graduated from Southern New Hampshire University with a bachelor's degree in Business Studies with a concentration in Marketing.  Marissa truly loves animals, which is quite evident by the the 7 dogs and 2 cats that she has of her own!  When she's not working, you can find Marissa outside with her dogs, listening to live music or taking cat naps.

Kelly
Receptionist

Kelly

Kelly joined the HVH family in December 2020.  She was born in Portsmouth and grew up in Maine, but has spent the past two decades in California where she has made a career assisting the front of the house management at various animal hospitals.  She holds a degree in Massage Therapy and is a Master Reiki Instructor.  She shares her home with her cat, Manny, and husband, Mike.  Kelly is an avid world traveler and enjoys working out, hiking, camping, practicing Qi Gong, cooking and learning Italian.

Sue
Groomer

Sue

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
“The Boss”

Weasley

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.

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