J. Wesley Chapin, DVM
Dr. Chapin grew up on his family’s farm in upstate New York. As a young man he was very active in 4-H and worked with sheep and various livestock. He also enjoyed working at a local veterinary hospital. Both his upbringing and background in animal care made veterinary medicine a very natural career path for him.
Dr. Chapin received his Bachelor of Science degree from North Dakota State University and later received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Iowa State University.
He first began his veterinary career in a mixed animal practice, but found he wanted to focus more on small animal medicine and surgery. Dr. Chapin moved to the northeast and joined the Broadview Animal Hospital team in 2005. He then became an owner of the practice in 2008.
Although Dr. Chapin enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, he is most passionate about soft tissue and orthopedic surgery. He has pursued continuing education to further his skills by attending the Ohio State Fracture Management course, and has also undergone training to perform Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA) surgery to manage anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in dogs. Although not board certified, Dr. Chapin also manages broken bones, luxating patella (knee cap) disease, and femoral head and neck ostectomies (FHO surgery). He says, “I truly love seeing my patients heal and get back to being active and happy after an injury. I want to be sure everything goes smoothly with my patients throughout the recovery process. I feel a duty to help my clients maintain peace of mind through health challenges.”
Dr. Chapin says that he enjoys practicing veterinary medicine because he has “always had a deep desire to help heal animals when they are sick or hurt. I also thoroughly enjoy getting to know my patients. They each have their own personality.”
Dr. Chapin is currently a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the New Hampshire Veterinary Medical Association and the Veterinary Study Groups Organization.
Interestingly enough, Dr. Chapin met his wife, Hilary, during their time together in 4-H as teenagers. They have two young children. Dr. Chapin loves to travel with his family and also enjoys building, skiing and fly fishing.
The Chapin family has a plethora of pets. They have four cats named Lilo, Princess Kiss, Camella, and Flowery. (As you can tell, the kids have taken an active role in naming the pets.) They also own five dogs: a Corgi named Gabby, a Cocker Spaniel named Willy, a Labrador Retriever named Rosie, and two Great Pyrenees that are livestock guardian dogs, named Rita and Chunk. They watch over the forty Romney sheep that also reside at the Chapin home, which is aptly named “Smiling Sheep Farm”. The family takes pride in showing the sheep nationally and selling their beautiful fleeces.
Christine Davis, DVM
Born and raised in Montana, Dr. Davis loved animals from a young age and spent many hours on her grandfather’s cattle ranch taming barn kittens and feeding orphaned calves.
She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Montana State University. She then received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Colorado State University. It was there that she met her future husband, Michael, and graduated with honors. She completed her internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Louisiana State University.
Dr. Davis began working at Broadview Animal Hospital in April of 1992 and became an owner of the practice in 2008. She loves all aspects of veterinary medicine but has particular interest in internal medicine, geriatrics, feline behavior and soft tissue surgery.
She states, “I love the human-animal bond and establishing a relationship with my clients that lasts for years. I truly enjoy meeting all of their pets and learning all of their stories.”
Her goals are to stay on top of the latest advances in veterinary medicine and also to continually improve upon the customer service we provide. She enjoys taking the time to be sure every patient is as comfortable and calm as possible, and even created special examination rooms in the hospital that are specially suited for our feline patients.
Dr. Davis is an admitted lover of “crazy adventures” and enjoys traveling to exotic locations. She has been skydiving, bungee jumping, scuba diving, and has even had a close encounter with a great white shark. She is a thrill seeker who is also athletic; she regularly competes in many sporting events like triathlons and road races.
Dr. Davis loves ballroom dancing with her husband, who is an equine veterinarian. They have a daughter and son who both attended college in New England. She owns three dogs: a Labrador Retriever mix named Rea a Shih Tzu named Reggie and a Maltese mix named Maizy. She also has three cats named Mackenzie, Finnegan and Owen.
Cameron MacDearmid, DVM
Dr. MacDearmid grew up in Topsfield, Massachusetts surrounded by dogs, cats, horses, cows, goats, and chickens. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology from Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania. He then received his Masters Degree in Microbiology from the University of Chicago, and later attended Cornell University where he received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. In 2014, Dr. MacDearmid joined the Broadview team and four years later in 2018 he became an owner of Broadview Animal Hospital.
Dr. MacDearmid states, “Being a veterinarian is a great fit for me because it combines my scientific background (I worked in a microbiology research laboratory for several years) with my love of working closely with both animals and people.”
His previous experience includes working at a mixed-animal practice in rural Maine. He has fond memories of his time spent on small farms and in households there. He states, “While it is unlikely that enormous, overzealous pigs will send me to the emergency room again, I do enjoy the challenge of working on difficult small animal cases.”
Along with a strong interest in dentistry and soft tissue surgery. He enjoyed traveling abroad to Honduras, where he spayed and neutered cats and dogs and performed horse castrations.
His goals are “to earn the trust of clients so that I can help provide excellent, compassionate healthcare for pets through all life stages. Since each animal and household is not the same, I believe that medical decisions should be guided by what is best for that specific pet. I enjoy helping clients make these sometimes difficult decisions and I look forward to forming lasting relationships with them and their pets.”
Dr. MacDearmid has a passion for all types of fishing, whether it be fly fishing, surf casting, or ice fishing (especially in Rangeley, Maine). He also enjoys playing soccer, carpentry, skiing, and hiking with his Pit Bull Terrier, named Brookie. He and his wife, Mollie, have two children at home to keep him busy when he is not at work.
Heather Berry, DVM
Dr. Berry grew up in Massachusetts and moved in New Hampshire after graduating from veterinary school. She is a graduate of the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University where she earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2001. She gained experience at clinics along the seacoast before settling in the Portsmouth area.
Dr. Berry has always loved science and animals, so it was a natural progression for her to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. She has been a team member with Broadview Animal Hospital since fall of 2015. As a veterinarian, she strives “to stay progressive in a continuously changing field. One of her goals is “to foster and help expand our reproductive services department”. Her favorite aspect of practicing veterinary medicine is being able to use her knowledge to investigate cases, solve problems, and to work as a team. Dr. Berry has a special interest in diagnostic ultrasound, which is a skill utilized in theriogenology.
An accomplished artist, Dr. Berry is a member of the Pastel Society of New Hampshire and Seacoast Artist Association. Her painting of a Yorkshire Terrier puppy can be seen on the August 2015 cover of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. She paints portraits of pets, people and nature. In her spare time she enjoys being outside, running, and hiking. She shares her home with her husband, son, daughter, a rescue dog named Einstein, and cat named Ricky.
Cathy Gajewski, DVM
Dr. Gajewski grew up on her family’s horse farm in Norfolk, Massachusetts. She and her sisters always kept a menagerie of pets; including ponies, cats, dogs, guinea pigs, and ducks. Her father always said his girls should grow up to be veterinarians, so it wasn’t surprising when not one, but two of his daughters chose to practice veterinary medicine as adults.
Dr. Gajewski received her Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell, where she played polo, and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. During her career at Tufts University, she was both founder and President of the Global Issues and Veterinary Education student group. She was also the proud recipient of the William Moulton Award for Global Issues in International Veterinary Medicine for her work with international aid agencies in Pakistan and Kenya.
Dr. Gajewski has experience near and far practicing veterinary medicine. She worked with livestock as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ecuador and was a professor of small animal medicine and teaching clinician at the veterinary school in Monterrey, Mexico. After returning to the United States, she chose to focus on small animal medicine and worked at veterinary practices in both New Hampshire and Maine before joining the Broadview Animal Hospital team in June of 2009.
Dr. Gajewski was appointed by the Governor to the New Hampshire Board of Veterinary Medicine for a 5 year appointment from 2012 to 2017. This board serves a regulatory purpose, to help ensure the proper licensing of New Hampshire veterinarians and to protect the public against the unlawful practice of veterinary medicine. She has also been active in the New Hampshire Veterinary Medical Association since 2007 and even served as President in 2010. She is currently a board member who provides mentorship to new veterinarians and states that she “truly enjoys working ‘behind the scenes’ in this fashion. I love having the opportunity to help deal with issues that affect both my profession and pet owners.”
Dr. Gajewski says that she enjoys practicing veterinary medicine because “I truly love developing a relationship with my clients. I enjoy seeing the puppies and kittens that I care for grow up over the years.”
She has particular interest in senior pet wellness and a variety of chronic illnesses that affect senior pets, such as arthritis, diabetes, thyroid hormone disease, and organ dysfunction. She loves working with owners to keep their senior pets as healthy and happy as possible. Her goal is to continue learning every day to be the best veterinarian she can be.
In her free time, Dr. Gajewski loves spending time with her two Gordon Setters named Piper and Juna, and her Scottish Terrier named Mazie. She has interest in both photography and travel but would really love to own a small goat farm some day. She also likes to participate in outdoor activities like golfing, snowshoeing, and downhill skiing with her husband and son. She is an avid music lover who counts Latin and Andean music to be amongst her favorites.
Dr. Rachel Gerrol was born and raised near Albany, NY where she grew up always sharing her space with her family’s dogs. She has always had a passion for helping animals and working with people so veterinary medicine was a natural fit for her. While attending vet school she had the opportunity to spend a week in Guatemala spaying and neutering the local’s pets along with educating owners about the benefits of vaccinations. After graduating from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine she moved with her boyfriend Chris, an orange tabby “Fireball” and a betta fish “Scuttle” to Southern, New Hampshire.
Dr. Gerrol enjoys forming connections with clients and their pets and working together to make their pets’ lives happier and healthier. She also likes the diagnostic puzzle of challenging cases and has a strong interest in internal medicine and surgery.
In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, baking and trying out new recipes. She also enjoys numerous outdoor activities like going to the beach or taking a scenic hike. Dr. Gerrol has also has been practicing yoga for the past four years.
Dr. Amanda Stanfield grew up locally right here in New Hampshire on a small hobby farm. At a young age she learned the healing affects animals can have on humans. During a difficult time in her life her horse “Dawson” became her best friend and constant companion. This relationship with her horse led her to realize that she wanted to be a significant part in preserving and enhancing the bond between others and their pets as a veterinarian.
After growing up on her local farm Dr. Stanfield decided to move out west and attend Oklahoma State University for both her undergraduate and doctorate. In her first year of college she met her husband Will and the two of them moved back to New Hampshire after eight years along with her long haired mini dachshund “Oakley” and her orange tabby “Micah”.
In addition to Dr. Stanfield’s strong focus on the human animal bond she also has interest in infectious diseases and public health, internal medicine and emergency medicine / critical care. Dr. Stanfield has also completed training with American Humane and online FEMA training over the Incident Command System and Animal Disaster Response where she hopes to be of future assistance if needed.
Dr. Stanfield in her spare time loves going on adventures! She loves to hike, kayak, hammock and be outdoors with her family. She is also a photographer and loves to take pictures of pets, animals, scenic locations, senior and couples pictures.
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Maggie Chutter, DVM
Growing up in nearby Durham, New Hampshire, Dr. Chutter enjoyed owning and working with her family’s animals and was inspired by James Herriot to pursue a veterinary career. She attended Colby College for her undergraduate degree in Classics before completing her doctorate in veterinary medicine at Cornell University.
Dr. Chutter particularly enjoys working with pets of different breeds and personalities, getting to know a variety of pets and their owners, and providing care for patients throughout their lives. A special interest in animal behavior has led her to seek additional training in this area with the intent to share her knowledge with our Broadview clients.
An accomplished violist, Dr. Chutter participates in the local Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra. She also enjoys spending time with her kitty (Athena, named for a summer working with the stray cats of Athens, Greece), taking long walks with her dogs (collie Jester and boxer Mocha), and baking amazing cookies!
Amanda Bernard, DVM
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