Our Vets

Dr. Lee Pearson

Dr. Pearson was born and raised in Prairie Village, Kansas. He graduated from Kansas State College of Veterinary Medicine in 1982 with a B. S. in Animal Science and a doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. His love of all animals led him to practice both large and small animal medicine in Stowe, Vermont and Walpole, NH before coming to Cheshire Animal Hospital in 1986. At Cheshire Animal Hospital he made the decision to focus 100% on small animal medicine, and surgery. He has 3 sons, 2 dogs, 1 cat and enjoys cycling, running, skiing, hiking and almost any other outdoor activity.

Dr. Lisa Rosenfelder

Dr. Lisa Rosenfelder grew up in southern New Hampshire and has wanted to be a veterinarian since the age of 5. She studied biology at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts and graduated from Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine in California in 2014. She joined our team in the Spring of 2019 and enjoys working on all companion animals – especially cats! Lisa also likes seeing guinea pigs, rabbits, birds, reptiles, ferrets, and other exotic pets. She also enjoys ultrasonography. When not in the clinic she enjoys traveling, her favorite place to travel to is Namibia to work with cheetahs. She also likes hiking and spending time with her 2 cats, Humphrey and Alejandro.

Dr. Maggie Kelly

Dr. Maggie Kelly is a native to the Monadnock region and returned to her home area to practice veterinary medicine in 2019. She attended Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine in Indiana and initially worked as a mixed animal practitioner upon graduation. Since joining the Cheshire Animal Hospital team in July of 2020, she has focused solely on small animal medicine and is loving it. When not at work, she can be found at the gym working out, running, hiking, or hanging out with her dog, Titan.

Dr. Simon Gascoyne

Dr. Gascoyne is a former New Hampshire inhabitant that returned to the area in 2011. He attended the University of New Hampshire as an undergraduate earning a degree in Animal Science and attended veterinary school in Scotland at the University of Glasgow. He has practiced mixed animal medicine locally since his return and appreciated the years of tending to a variety of farm animals and small animals alike. He is now focusing on small animals and enjoys both internal medicine and surgery, joining Cheshire Animal Hospital in November of 2020. In his spare time, he likes being with his family and enjoys trail running, fly fishing, snowboarding and mountain biking.

Our Staff

Devon Sweeney

Hospital Administrator, Technician

Devon has worked at Cheshire Animal for more than 17 years, and has held every position except Veterinarian! She has a degree in Psychology and Chemical Dependency from Keene State College. When she is not at the clinic she enjoys spending time with her husband, son and daughter, and also her horse.  She shares her home with a dog, 2 cats and a bunny.

Barb Mosher

Office Manager, Technician, Receptionist

Barb first worked for a veterinarian 39 years ago! She has a B.S. in Zoology, with a minor in Chemistry, from the University of Florida. In her lifetime she has raised everything from parakeets, guinea pigs, rabbits, cats, boxers, and horses. In her previous life she was a high school science teacher & homeschooling mom. She has worked at Cheshire Animal Hospital since 2002 and has been a receptionist, technician and manager. During her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, pets, and bird watching as well as nature hikes and gardening.

Becky Huntley

Inventory and Lab Manager, Technician

Becky graduated from Springfield College with a B.S. in Biology. She began working as a veterinary technician in northern N.H. In 1987 she moved to Keene and began working for Cheshire Animal Hospital. She is approaching her 33rd year as a member of our team! When not at work Becky enjoys spending time with her two boys and an assortment of animals as well as being active in her community.

Karen Wilber

AR Manager / Receptionist

Karen joined the CAH family in April 2018. Her career over the past 10 years reflects her love for all animals. In previous positions she has worked as a shelter technician, Animal Control Officer, and Veterinary Receptionist. Karen earned an Associates degree in Business Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition Science. When not at the hospital Karen enjoys spending time with her husband and twins and all kinds of animals including her two dogs – Pearl and Goldie and her cat Leo.

Joyce Hanrahan

Lead Receptionist and Front Office Assistant Manager

Joyce has worked for Cheshire Animal Hospital for a combined total of 19 years! You will find her at the front desk with her red hair and fiery personality. She spends much of her time doing wildlife rehabilitation and working with animals in need. She enjoys as much time as possible with her children and 3 adorable grandchildren. She and Dan enjoy gardening, traveling and especially making their delicious maple syrup. She has 2 dogs and 2 cats that share her home.

Laurel Benoit

Veterinary Technician / CVT

Laurel graduated from Delhi State University in 2001 with a degree in Veterinary Technology. After internships at two veterinary clinics, she began working at Cheshire Animal Hospital in 2002. Laurel is one of our senior surgery technicians. She and her husband have two beautiful children, one dog, two cats and three bunnies that share their home.

Alicia Pelletier

Veterinary Technician

Alicia started working in the veterinary field in 2010 in Westfield, Massachusetts. First at a GP hospital, then on to emergency tech at VESH and then at a veterinary cardiologist practice. She started with us in 2017 and has brought a wealth of knowledge and creativity from her previous practices. She is in school concurrently working on her masters in Conservation Biology. In her free time, she enjoys riding her horse, and hanging out with her dogs, cats and husband Pat. “June” the tortoise is her pet too. She and her husband are expecting their first child soon.

Sandy Stringer

Veterinary Technician

Sandy has been in the veterinary profession for 37 years. She started in Connecticut, traveled out west to Nevada and has been back in NH for the past 20 years and with us since 2015. She enjoys spending time with her son, and her pets including her beautiful dog Imani and her 2 adorable cats. In her spare time, she likes to go on hikes with Imani and spend time outdoors. She is one of our compassionate surgical technicians and pays close attention to all the details.

Jen Hill

Technician / Receptionist

Jen started working with animals fifteen years ago. Her first technician job was in Brattleboro, VT. She joined our staff in 2015. Her love for animals and their owners sets her apart. When not working, she loves spending time with her husband and 3 children, as well as running (she already has 2 marathon medals), knitting and baking. Two dogs, a cat and a bunny share her home

Molly Miner

Veterinary Technician

Molly started here in our kennel department in 2016. In 2018 she graduated from the University of NE with a BS in Marine Biology/Animal Science. When she is not here, she likes to hike and swim with her 2 dogs and hang out with her cat and her husband, John. She also likes to figure skate.

Brandi Svendsen

Veterinary Technician

Brandi joined our team in September 2019 bringing 10 years of experience in the veterinary field with her. She splits her time working both here at CAH and as a veterinary ER/ICU technician in Brentwood, NH. She has 2 sons, 2 cats, 2 dogs, and a leopard gecko that keep her busy. In her spare time, she enjoys painting, photography, and binging a good show on Netflix with her husband.

Linda Landers

Veterinary Technician

Kaylee Devost

Veterinary Technician

Courtney Sontag


Courtney joined our team in August of 2015. She attended Becker College in Worcester, MA where she received a Bachelor of Science, majoring in management with a concentration in marketing. She also joins us with an extensive background in the hospitality and event planning fields. When Courtney is not at work you may find her at the barn riding horses or hiking with her 3 dogs and husband Dave.

Jenny Robinson


Jenny joined the team at Cheshire Animal Hospital in 2012. After graduating from UMass Amherst with a degree in Landscape Architecture she ran a garden center in Maine for 10 years. She moved on to work as a receptionist at a large AAHA hospital for two years in Connecticut. In the summer she runs her farm and garden center, Ridge View Farm in Gilsum.

Amanda Burdick


Before joining the Cheshire Animal Hospital in 2012, Amanda worked at the Monadnock Humane Society for a total of eight years. She was a dog trainer and shelter technician and progressed to canine behavior manager. Most recently she served as the Boarding and Daycare Manager. She lives in Troy, NH and enjoys spending time with her pets, family, hiking and painting.

Mackenzie Burnside


Before joining our team in May 2020, Mackenzie had worked as a receptionist for 4 years at her hometown vet in Southern NH. She is currently attending the Institute of Art & Design at NEC, where she will graduate with a BFA in Photography. When not at the clinic she can be found either at home with her dog and 3 cats or driving around with friends. She also enjoys thrifting, going to the gym, and learning new art mediums!

Kate McPherson


Crystal Dodge


Crystal was born and raised in Cheshire County. She recently joined CAH as an integral part of our kennel staff. She is no stranger to the animal care world – she has worked for Mukota Kennel in Swanzey for 22 years. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with the many animals in her life as well as being outside learning about and experiencing the local wildlife.

Sophia Carreras


Sophia has lived in Keene her entire life and has always had a love for animals. She currently has 2 cats, a bunny, a horse, a dog, and a fish at home. She loves the outdoors and hanging out with friends. Sophia is an honor roll student at KHS. If she is not with her animals at home, she is at the barn with her friends and horse, Zara.