Our Doctors

 
Dr. Jeff Rockwell - Practice Owner

Practicing since 1990

Education

B.A. Biology- Yale University 

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine- Tufts University

Member and past President of the Veterinary Association of the North Shore (VANS)

Member of  the Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA)

Member of the American Veterinary Association (AVMA)

Appointed Animal Inspector by the Town of Marblehead

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What is your UN-official title at Atlantic Vet?
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?

 
Dr. Jason Story - Associate Veterinarian

Practicing since 2000

Education

B.S. Animal Science- Cornell University

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine- Tufts University

Member of the Veterinary Association of the North Shore (VANS)

Member of  the Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA)

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What is your UN-official title at Atlantic Vet?
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?

 
Dr. Katarina Reilly - Associate Veterinarian

Practicing since 2007

Education

B.A. Biology- Boston University 

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine- Atlantic Veterinary College

Member of the House Rabbit Network

Member the Veterinary Association of the North Shore (VANS)

Member of  the Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA)

Member of the American Veterinary Association (AVMA)

Graduate of Angell Memorial Animal Hospital Internship Program

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What is your UN-official title at Atlantic Vet? 

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?
I started working here in August of 2010.

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 …)

 
Dr. Kate Cronin - Associate Veterinarian​

Practicing since 2004

Education

B.S. Biology- Boston College/Harvard University

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine- Tufts University

Female veterinarian with boxer puppy

What is your UN-official title at Atlantic Vet?

Mama of the bullies

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, snugly breed there is. Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson as well as Helen Keller all owned Pit bulls.

If your pets could answer one question, what question would you pose?

Why is goose poop your favorite?

Practicing since 2005

Education

B.A. English with a minor in Poetry- Tufts University

B.S. Chemistry- Tufts University

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine- Tufts University

Member the Veterinary Association of the North Shore (VANS)

Member of  the Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA)

Member of the American Veterinary Association (AVMA)

Great Dane Service Dog Project

Honoring Freedom Dog Rescue

Dr. Sue Meaney - Associate Veterinarian​
 
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What is your UN-official title at Atlantic Vet?

Oh, boy. I think you should ask the girls in treatment ...

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A veterinarian. Absolutely. Since I could talk.

What do you have for pets?

My handsome 5 year old make German Shephard, Lieben (German for "love") who was born on Valentines's Day; "Mary" the amazing cat that came to us on the 4th of July, 2015; and "Sophia" (or "Mr. Fishie"if it's a boy) the fish.

What little known fact about you would surprise clients and maybe co-workers?

I spent 2 months in Nairobi, Kenya working with AIDS orphans.

How long have you worked at Atlantic Veterinary Hospital?
One very awesome month!! (January 2017)

What is your favorite part about your job?

Making a owner smile because I made their pet's tail wag.

In your opinion, what animals are the most misunderstood?

Humans!!!

If your pets could answer one question, what question would you pose?

Why do you punch me to wake me up every morning?

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Dr. Diana Beckwith - Associate Veterinarian​

Practicing since 2019

Education

B.S. Biology- Northeastern University

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine- Tufts University

Member the Veterinary Association of the North Shore (VANS)

Member of  the Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA)

 

Practicing since 2001

Education

B.S. Zoology- The Ohio State University

MS Environmental Science- The Ohio State University

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine- The Ohio State University

Member of the American Veterinary Medical Association

Member of the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society

Dr. Steven Stasiak - Associate Veterinarian​
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What made you decide to become a veterinarian?

In my younger years I made a living pet sitting the neighborhood pets. I knew then I was destined to work with animals.

When I'm not at work, you might find me ...

You won't, I'll probably be hiking on a trial in the middle of nowhere.

Aside from working with animals, what are you most passionate about?

My wife (because she is watching me fill out this form.

What is number 1 on your bucket list?

To learn to speak Polish.

How long have you worked at Atlantic Veterinary Hospital?
Since January 2021

In your opinion, what animals are the most misunderstood?

The Duck Billed Platypus. It's a cross between a beaver and a Mallard. I don't get it. What's the plural of a platypus anyway? Is it platypuses? Platypi? Do they travel in herds, packs, gaggles or flocks? I can't rest until I know the answers to these questions.

What is  your favorite holiday?

My wife's birthday (yup, she is still standing here)

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Dr. Sarah Hammond - Associate Veterinarian​

Practicing since 2014

Education

B.S. Aquaculture- The University of New England

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine- Ross School of Veterinary Medicine 

 

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A mermaid

What do you have for pets?

A five-year-old giant breed mutt, and a 14-year-old cattle dog mutt who rules my life.

What little known fact about you would surprise clients and maybe co-workers?

What I look like without a mask!!!

How long have you worked at Atlantic Veterinary Hospital?
Since September 2020

What is your favorite part about your job?

That I get to be instrumental in making sure pets live their best lives

In your opinion, what animals are the most misunderstood?

Painful animals. It can take so much understanding of behavior, anatomy, physiology, and medicine to identify pain in our companions. It's my job to work with families on how to identify and then HELP animals in pain.

If your pets could answer one question, what question would you pose?

How are you so good at forgiveness?