Barnstable Animal Hospital's Dedicated Team
Our team of veterinary professionals is dedicated to delivering the best customer service and compassionate care to you and your pets.
Kelly Buckley, CVT – Hospital Manager
Kelly has adored all kinds of animals ever since she was a little girl. She has worked in the veterinary field for most of her life and has never been happier doing anything else.
Kelly started as a kennel attendant in high school and grew her nursing skills from there. She was also a zookeeper at Franklin Park Zoo in Boston. Working with animals is exactly what she wants – whether she's caring for Barnstable Animal Hospital patients, or volunteering with rescue organizations, as long as she is surrounded by animals she is happy.
Claudia Andrade – Client Care Specialist
Claudia started in the veterinary field about 25 years ago. She loves getting to know the patients and the owners – they feel like a big family to her! She is constantly making new friends, animal and human.
Claudia shares her home with a yellow Lab named Liberty, and five cats, Little Kitty (aka Betty Davis), Zapper, Mitts, Bella and Taz. When she is not spending time with animals, she enjoys arts and crafts, doing crossword puzzles, reading, and painting and decorating scallop shells.
Aleta Locke – Veterinary Technician
Aleta has always had a deep love for animals. She grew up with numerous dogs, cats, pocket pets and fish. She went to college for Criminal Justice, but jumped over to the animal rescue field during her short stint in Animal Control work. She then started volunteering at a Humane Society in Vermont and moved on from there to work as a technician.
The thing Aleta loves most about her job is knowing that she can make a difference in how people take care of their animals. She has quite a few pets of her own – two dogs, Joey and Skylar, two cats, Thundercat and Blacky White, and a guinea pig named Acorn. She enjoys dog walking, travelling, gardening and snowboarding in her spare time.
Brittany Wallace – Veterinary Technician
Brittany has an Associates Degree in Political Science, but has always had a love for helping amimals and wanted to make a career out of it. What she loves most about her job is that there is always something new to learn, no matter what the situation.
In her free time, Brittany enjoys horseback riding, hiking, camping, and most importantly, spending time outside with her animals. She has a Pit bull named Lady who she rescued from a Washington DC shelter, a Belgian warmblood horse named Maybe, a Canadian sporthorse named Tidal, and a Quarter horse named Scribbles.
Merry Pells – Veterinary Technician
At a very young age, Merry had all types of pets including guinea pigs, ducks, chickens, geese, dogs, cats and a horse. She loves all animals, big and small, and taking care of them just comes naturally to her. In high school, Merry worked at the MSPCA and then she went on to work at veterinary hospitals. She has been at Barnstable Animal Hospital for over 20 years!
Merry has a Papillion mix named Zena, two domestic long haired cats named Misty and Blackie, and a domestic short haired cat named Caper. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, going to the beach, landscaping, and being around horses at her friend's farm in New Hampshire.
Melissa Lima – Veterinary Technician
Ever since she was in the 3rd grade, Melissa knew that her passion was to work with animals. Her uncle was a huge influence growing up, since he was a biologist and would bring home all different kinds of animals for her to take care of. In 2013, Melissa became a volunteer for the MSPCA. Shortly thereafter she became a full time employee, where she learned a plethora of information on animal care and behavior. Two years later, her dream job became available at Barnstable Animal Hospital.
Melissa loves providing excellent quality care to animals, as well as exceptional customer service to our clients. There is a great satisfaction in knowing that an animal went home feeling better and knowing that the owner is happy as well. She also loves the time she gets to spend with each animal and making them feel comfortable and secure.
Shannon Carroll – Veterinary Technician
Shannon started her career in the veterinary field by volunteering at a local animal hospital in high school. Then she volunteered at a Humane Society, before completing the Vet Tech Programs at Vanier College and Penn Foster.
When she is not at work, Shannon enjoys water sports, arts and crafts, sewing, long walks in the woods with her dogs, and reading. She has a 9-year-old American bulldog named Lilly, an 11-year-old Maltese named TKO, and a 9-year-old Siamese cat named Rafiki.