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.
Franco Girouard, DVM
Born and brought up in New Brunswick, Canada, Dr. Franco Girouard was the youngest of six. Both his parents and three older brothers were all in the human medical field which influenced his decision to become a doctor. His love of animals however lead him to the veterinary side as he was always fascinated by biology of animals and medicine. He has always enjoyed the freedom of general medicine and the ability to treat all aspects of a patient from routine care to surgery.
Dr. Girouard attended undergraduate at Universite’ de Moncton where he received a BSC in biology and a BA in psychology. From there he went on to St. Georges University of Veterinary Medicine in Grenada, West Indies for three years before finishing his medical rotations at Louisiana State University.
He currently has two domestic short hair cats Ti-gris and Jynxy. Dr. Girouard enjoys spending time with his wife, boating, snowmobiling, riding motorcycles and ATV’s. They also enjoy skiing, snow boarding, billards and traveling.
Daniel Kelleher, DVM
Dr. Daniel Kelleher grew up in Beverly Massachusetts as one of six children. His passion for animals stems from his childhood and first dog, “Slick”- a Belgian Shepherd. He attended the University of New Hampshire receiving his BS in Animal Science. He went on to obtain his doctorate in veterinary medicine from Michigan State University.
Since then he has joined the Reproductive Department and has completed training with Minitube of America (formerly MOFA), is PennHip certified and USDA accredited. Within reproduction, Dr. Kelleher is especially interested in male infertility. He takes satisfaction working with all breeds but specifically the protection breeds. Dr. Kelleher is now in the residency program for the American College of Theriogenologist.
Besides reproductive medicine, Dr. Kelleher also enjoys dentistry, surgery and treating our exotic patients. He is Fear Free certified. Regardless of species, he continually aims to provide every patient with a comfortable stress-free visit.
Dr. Kelleher enjoys spending his spare time outdoors with his family including two dogs, two cats and six chickens. He is an avid fly fisherman, skier, and hiker.
Sara LePine, DVM
Born and raised in upstate New York, Dr. Sara Lepine grew up cleaning horse stalls for her riding lessons when she was 8 years old. As she grew older, she knew that she wanted a job that focused on animal care and the science of medicine. She continued to work at horse farms throughout high school and earned her undergraduate degree from SUNY Morrisville. A graduate of Cornell University, Dr. Lepine earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree while caring for Cornell’s mules and hinnies that were used for genetic and immunological research.
As a veterinarian, Dr. Lepine loves learning something new every day and strives to provide the best medicine for her patients. In the process of helping her patients and clients, she feels they help her grow as a doctor. She gravitates towards feline medicine, internal medicine, and soft tissue surgery. Dr. Lepine is excited to expand her skills in reproductive medicine.
Dr. Lepine preformed on the aerial silks for the first time last summer, which is a big accomplishment since she is afraid of heights! She has done performance belly dance and continues to learn new tricks on the aerial silks. She spends her free time trying new food, reading, gardening, going out dancing, and enjoys the performing arts.
She lives with her partner Derrick and has a household full of animals. They have an American Paint horse named Ellie, a cat named Reeses Pieces, a Pit Bull named Hazelnut, a German Shepherd named Sarge, and two chinchillas named Gordo and Pequeno.
Nicole Patton, DVM
Dr. Patton grew up and went to school in Ohio. She is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Patton was fortunate enough to extern with The Ohio Wildlife Center, working with native species such as song birds, crows, many birds of prey, raccoons, foxes, bats, turtles and many others! While there, she even got to help amputate the wing of a bald eagle, who is now living happily at the Akron Zoo! She also went to Thailand and worked with elephants, tigers, and many other exotic animals during her third year of school. She spent the second half of her last year of veterinary school working with avian and exotics from numerous board certified veterinarians.
Dr. Patton has special interests in soft tissue surgery, nutrition, behavior, and exotics. She moved here in the summer of 2018 and is currently living in Dover with her two dogs, Mocha and Everest. Dr. Patton enjoys tending to her house plants, walking and hiking with her dogs, cooking, baking and making cocktails, spending time on her deck with friends, and going to restaurants and events around the SeaCoast.
Shanna – Lynn Neily, DVM
Dr. Neily was born and raised in Oromocto, New Brunswick, Canada. She grew up in a very active household and started playing soccer at the age of three and has not stopped playing since. Her interest in biology and medicine combined with her love of animals and medical sciences drew her to the field of veterinary medicine.
Attending the University of New Brunswick for her undergraduate degree, she went on to complete her doctor of veterinary medicine at the Atlantic Veterinary College. She really enjoys the opportunity to continually grow her skills and to provide the best patient care possible. She has a special interest in theriogenology, dentistry, behavior, and surgery. Her goal is to obtain board certification in theriogenology, and to one day to be on the AKC board helping to promote healthy breeds.
Dr. Neily has obtained her masters in agility training with her dog Shayleigh, who is one of her three labs at her family home in Canada. She now shares her home in Dover with Bugsy her 2-year-old kitty and Lola her new kitten. When she is not at work she enjoys, fishing, soccer, CrossFit, watching movies, and relaxing in the sun with a good book.
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!
Nicole Poirier, DVM
Dr. Poirier Grew up in Maine and has always had a passion for animals with the goal of becoming a veterinarian. She completed her undergraduate degree at St. Joseph’s College of Maine and then went on to obtain her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University, she then completed a one-year small animal rotating internship in surgery, internal medicine, neurology, and emergency/critical care.
Dr. Poirier appreciates the special relationships that are built with her clients and patients. She feels honored to be entrusted with the care of her client’s family member. She has a special interest in emergency/critical care, preventive medicine, and surgery. She is looking forward to expanding her knowledge and growing as a veterinarian.
Dr. Poirier lives with her significant other, Maggie her long haired chihuahua, and Poppy her terrier mix. She enjoys going to the beach, spending her time with her family and her dogs and is an avid runner.