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

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)

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

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

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​
 

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?

Dr. Jeff Pearson - Associate Veterinarian​

Practicing since 2014

Education

B.S. Environmental Biology- UCONN

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine- Kansas State U

 

What is your UN-official title at Atlantic Vet?

This is really TBD, for now, I'm the new guy.

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

There was a time wherein I thought and hoped I'd be in the NBA, but I've wanted to be a veterinarian ever since I had more logical reality-based dreams.

What do you have for pets?

I have two amazing mutts. "Snoop", a plott hound mix by way of Tennessee/Ohio and "Pacho", a boxer mix from the streets of Mexico!!

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

I've been sky-diving in the Swiss Alps and technically hold a world record (for now).

How long have you worked at Atlantic Veterinary Hospital?
Not long enough.

What is your favorite part about your job?

I love being able to connect with the community and their fur-families. It's truly rewarding being able to treat, heal, and improve the overall quality of life for our wonderful four-legged companions.

In your opinion, what animals are the most misunderstood?

Probably opossums. Looks can be deceiving, nobody really knows how to spell it, they are somewhat immune to rabies and they are great tick predators!

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

What does your ideal day entail?