"the other family doctor"

We offer comprehensive care for your four legged family members. Our goal is to provide excellent veterinary care to all our patients and old fashioned personal service to our clients.

We provide a broad spectrum of animal health services, including routine check-ups, vaccinations, tips on training your puppy/kitten, spay/neuter programs as well as a range of advanced diagnostic, medical, surgical and geriatric care. Our knowledgeable and helpful staff is eager to assist you throughout your pet's lifetime.

We work closely with several veterinary referral hospitals when special diagnostic procedures or 24 hour care is required.

As your other "family doctor" we are committed to providing exceptional care for you and your pet.
  • 10 Ocean Avenue
  • Marblehead, MA 01945
  • 781-631-8881 (phone)
  • 781-639-9021 (fax)
  • atlanticvethospital@yahoo.com
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  • Mon - Friday: 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Saturday: 9:am - 1:00 pm
  • Dr. Jeff Rockwell, Practice Owner

    What is your official job title at Atlantic Veterinary hospital? What is your UN-official title?
    My official title is Chief Medical Officer. My un-official title is Annie’s husband.
    When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
    I wanted to be a tiger or a state trooper.
    What do you have for pets?

    There is not enough room on this form to list them all. Should I include my children?
    What little known fact about you would surprise clients and maybe co-workers?
    I am a licensed, non-commercial lobsterman.
    How long have you worked at Atlantic Veterinary Hospital?
    Since its birth, June 1994.
    What is your favorite part about your job?
    Developing relationships with pets and their families over many years time.
    In your opinion, what animals are the most misunderstood?
    Men! Nobody understands us, second only to cats. Cats are not all aloof, they have big personalities.
    If your pets could answer one question, what question would you pose?
    What do you guys talk about when we’re not around?
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 1994
    Education:
    B.A. Biology- Yale University; Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Tufts University
  • Dr. Jason Story

    What is your official job title at Atlantic Veterinary hospital? What is your UN-official title?
    My official title is Associate Veterinarian. My un-official title would be Master Ultrasonographer or Chief Endoscopist.
    When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
    My career goals as a kid were to be a Naval Aviator OR a professional hockey player. 
    What do you have for pets?
    Three dogs, lots of cats....and a coop full of hens
    What little known fact about you would surprise clients and maybe co-workers?
    I secretly aspire to get my pilots license.
    How long have you worked at Atlantic Veterinary Hospital?
    Since 2004.
    What is your favorite part about your job?
    I love solving difficult medical problems and helping sick patients through ultrasound and endoscopy. 
    In your opinion, what animals are the most misunderstood?
    FISH – If you were stuck in an aquarium your whole life, you would swim in circles too!
    If your pets could answer one question, what question would you pose?
    Why do my dogs seek out and voluntarily roll and cover themselves in the most putrid trash, waste and smells they can find?
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 2000
    Education:
    B.S. Animal Science- Cornell University; Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Tufts University
  • Dr. Katarina Reilly

    What is your official job title at Atlantic Veterinary hospital? What is your UN-official title?
    My official title is Associate Veterinarian. My un-official title is Mama Kat.
    When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
    As a child I aspired to be an astronaut or a wildlife biologist.
    What do you have for pets?
    Two house rabbits (Acorn and Pinecone)
    One cat (Cricket)
    What little known fact about you would surprise clients and maybe co-workers?
    I worked at the New England Aquarium before Veterinary school in the veterinary department as a biologist. I won 3rd place in Nationals for Pre-Championship Ballroom dancing (Latin).
    How long have you worked at Atlantic Veterinary Hospital?
    Just about 3 1/2 years.
    What is your favorite part about your job?
    Helping pets through their illnesses and seeing them back again for their healthy annual visit. Of course, the puppy, kitten and rabbit visits never get old.
    In your opinion, what animals are the most misunderstood?
    I believe that snakes are the most misunderstood animals. Most people believe that they are just slimy, slithery venom injecting evil doers. In actuality, they are unique hearted (they have only 1 ventricle) interesting animals that play a huge part in the earth's ecosystem.
    If your pets could answer one question, what question would you pose?
    Why do dogs eat the strangest things? (underwear, pacifiers, rocks, poop …)
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 2007
    Education:
    B.A. Biology- Boston University; Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Atlantic Veterinary College, Canada; Angell Animal Medical Center Clinical Internship - Small Animal Medicine and Surgery
  • Dr. Brendan Crowley

    What is your official job title at Atlantic Veterinary hospital? What is your UN-official title?
    My official title is Associate Veterinarian. My un-official title is Dr. Baby
    When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
    A Veterinarian.....honestly
    What do you have for pets?
    2 Dogs and 3 Cats
    What little known fact about you would surprise clients and maybe co-workers?
    I have a Black Belt in Tae-Kwon Do
    How long have you worked at Atlantic Veterinary Hospital?
    About 8 months
    What is your favorite part about your job?
    Working with the incredible and talented staff at AVH
    In your opinion, what animals are the most misunderstood?
    Wolves. They are completely misunderstood. Most people villanize them as vicious predators, but they are actually a keystone species in any eco system.
    If your pets could answer one question, what question would you pose?
    What's up with eating poop, dogs?
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2013
    Education:
    B.S. Biology-University of Masschusetts Amherst/Doctor of Veterinary Medicine-Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Dr. Kate Cronin

    What is your official job title at Atlantic Veterinary hospital? What is your UN-official title?
    My official title is Associate Veterinarian. My un-official title is still to be determined....stay tuned.
    When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
    A professional surfer or Orthopedic Surgeon
    What do you have for pets?
    Max the cat. My 3 year old has requests in for: a hermit crab, guinea pig, pony, cow and puppy.
    What little known fact about you would surprise clients and maybe co-workers?
    I was an art major in High School.
    How long have you worked at Atlantic Veterinary Hospital?
    10 Years and I am returning after a 3 year position in Rowley, MA
    What is your favorite part about your job?
    I love seeing animals get well and solidifying the human-animal bond; it is very humbling to be a part of that relationship.
    In your opinion, what animals are the most misunderstood?
    Pit bulls (surprise). In recent years, these traditional "nanny" and service dogs have been inbred, fought and maligned. They are an example of how environment and human intervention have created fear (and thereby aggression) in a "breed" of dog. In my opinion, they are truly the most affectionate, loyal, snuggly breed there is. Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson as well as Hellen Keller all owned Pit bulls.
    If your pets could answer one question, what question would you pose?
    Why is goose poop your favorite?
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2004
    Education:
    Tufts University Veterinary School Boston College Harvard Universtiy
  • Meet our Nursing Staff!

    Our nursing staff has a range of education, experience and outside interests.  Sue has been a veterinary nurse for more than 12 years and has special interest in orthopedic surgery.  Ruth is a farrier by training and has been with the practice since 1994. Krista completed her B.S. in Animal Science from the University of Massachusetts before joining our staff. Adam is a recent graduate of NSCC veterinary technology program and when Sheena is not working here at the hospital, she is training for marathons! Nikki is a real "outdoorsman" who loves to hike, fish and snowboard, when she's not doing headstands. Jessica has a BS in Veterinary Science and enjoys hiking and boating with her new husband.  Ember is new to our team and is a Certified Purina Weight Coach. Many of you may remember Tracy who worked with us years ago and returned after 10 years in the Coast Guard. Kate was an AVH receptionist with us and has returned after 10 years in California as a highly skilled Veterinary Technician. This talented group of individuals shares a love for learning, healing, and animals of course!

  • Our Client Care Team

    Whether you are calling with questions about fleas, to schedule an appointment, or to discuss final care arrangements for your pet, your call will be thoughtfully received by our Client Care Team.  Carrie has previous customer service experience at a large pet-store chain, and a degree in Photography.  Katie completed multiple courses at NSCC in the animal care program and has also volunteered at Myopia with the ponies. Danielle, when she is not co-hosting the morning show at 97.7WAAF, she is working here or at local animal shelters. Megan is a graduate of Boston College and currently graduate student at Salem State. Hannah has a B.A. in Biology from Boston University and has worked with chimpanzees and sloths. Jill has extensive experience in the veterinary field. In addition to that, she recently completed her JD at the MA School of Law. Our Client Care Team enjoys helping our patients and their people!

  • Our Management Team

    Many years of management and veterinary medical experience make our management team uniquely suited to the challenges of running a first-rate practice. Prior to opening the Atlantic Veterinary Hospital with her husband, Jeff, Annie worked as the Supervisor of Support Services at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine and as Client Liaison at a large practice west of Boston. Rachel R. has a background in finance and is a certified Veterinary Technician, having completed her degree at Mt. Ida College.  Our other Rachel has been with us for over 10 years and is our Inventory and Nurse Manager. Michelle is a busy mom of two and her expertise in communication and customer service make her the trusted "go-to" person for our clients and our staff!