Get to Know Our Veterinary Team

Are you looking for a veterinarian where you and your pet can feel confident you are getting the best experience possible? Are you sick of feeling like just another number in a corporate-run veterinary hospital? Do you dread the thought of taking your pet somewhere for needed care? Or worse, do you skip visits because you just don’t want to go through that again? If you said yes to any of these, maybe you should give Whole Pet Veterinary Center a try.

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Meet Our Veterinary Team

Our Philosophy

At Whole Pet Veterinary Center, we work as a team with owners and families to create a health care plan that fits each individual patient’s needs. We are small – on purpose – so that we can maintain a closeness with our clients that benefits all. The better we know you and your pet, the better we can understand what you mean by “I don’t know, Doc, Sadie just isn’t herself.” We take the time to listen and explain with longer appointments and time with the doctor. And it’s not just as a Concierge service for clients who pay more. We do this for every client. Because it’s who we are, and how we envision the best care for your family pet.

Dr. Coryn Vickrey

Dr. Coryn Vickrey

Veterinarian

Dr. Vickrey has been applying the fundamentals of fear-free vet visits for her entire career and has always viewed herself as an educational partner with pet owners toward the goal of helping every pet live their best possible life. A native of northern California, she graduated from the University of California, Davis in 2003. After practicing for 3 years outside Dayton, OH, she moved to Massachusetts. Dr. Vickrey worked as an associate at a small animal practice in Belmont, MA for 5 years before taking the leap into ownership. With the acquisition of Westford Animal Hospital in 2011, Dr. Vickrey has finally been able to start focusing on transforming the way pets and owners experience the veterinary relationship.

She is known by some as a “crazy cat lady” but has had many different species of pets in her life including dogs, fish, hamsters, mice, chickens, and even a praying mantis. Dr. Vickrey and her family have lived in Acton since 2010. Their current animal collection includes 3 cats, 4 goats, 9 chickens, a flock of guinea fowl, and a peacock. In her spare time, she enjoys working outside in the garden, baking, and ballet.

Dr Caitlin Normington & Josh (cat)

Dr. Caitlin Normington

Veterinarian

After graduating from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland in 2008, Dr. Normington practiced in England for 3 years focusing mostly on small animals including rodents and rabbits. In 2011, she moved back to her home roots in central Massachusetts to continue her career as a small animal veterinarian. Her university focus on dermatology has continued to assist her throughout her veterinary career. The compassion of her clients, and the free spirit of her patients, makes her job rewarding. Dr. Normington is Fear Free certified to try to accompany her goal of excellent patient satisfaction.

Dr Normington Enjoys spending her free time with her husband and two children, Olivia and Joshua. She is pet mom to a dog, Toto (a goofy Labrador cross), and three cats who have the three personalities of cats (Benji- the CatDog; Pickles- a true Queen; and Monty- the Scaredy Cat.)

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Patricia

Practice Manager

Experience: Over 20 years of experience in the Veterinary Field

Bio: Whole Pet Veterinary Center is extremely fortunate to have a Practice Manager with the experience and values Trisha brings to us! Irreplaceable, firsthand experience working as a CCS, Technician, and a Practice Manager. Experienced in managing the day-to-day operations of a small practice, Trisha brings a magnitude of ideas. Her caring, compassionate, and professional approach to team development and client relations make her a valuable member of the Whole Pet team!

Activities: Developing my equestrian skills, spending time with my sidekick Olivia (mini daschund), travel annually in & out of the country exploring with my family!

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Amy

Veterinary Technician

School: Mount Ida College & Penn Foster

Experience: I have 17 years of experience in the Veterinary Field, I started as a receptionist and was quickly cross-trained into a Veterinary Assistant position. For the past 12 years, I have dedicated myself to this profession. I love the ability to educate clients with regard to their furry family members’ medical needs. The fast-paced environment keeps me motivated and utilizes my extensive knowledge and skills in surgery.

Free Time: I have an amazing five-year-old son that keeps me on my toes, he is an avid animal lover as well. He loves helping me when I take on pet sitting jobs. I spend a lot of my free time continuing my education in the veterinary field and I am active with my family going to sporting events for my son and nieces.

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AJ

Veterinary Technician

School: Delaware Valley University

Experience: I have 3 years of experience with Whole Pet Veterinary Center and 25 years experience with animals.

Free Time: In my free time, I love spending time with my family, traveling, reading, painting, doing resin art, and drawing.

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Dae

Client Care Specialist / Vet Assistant

School: Penn Foster

Bio: I’m the kind of person who will do anything to help an animal feel secure when they’re in my presence. No matter how silly it makes me look, I’ll happily get down on the floor and do a play bow for your dog or slow blink at your cat. It’s more important to me that your pet feels like I’m their friend when they’re at their most vulnerable.

Free time: When I’m not working, I’m taking care of my special needs pets Roswell the Beagle dog and Poe the Himalayan cat. I also enjoy reading ALL the books, playing video games, watching movies, and spending time with my boyfriend and family. I am also a professional musician, but I retired from touring in 2020 so now I mostly perform locally and do soundtrack work for indie films.

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Natalie

Receptionist

School: Nashoba Tech & Penn Foster

Bio: I have been working at Whole Pet Veterinary Center for a little under a year. I pride myself on my ability to keep clients calm and feel heard and understood.

Free time: When I’m not working, I’m hanging out with my dogs or reading a good book. I am also passionate about working out at the gym.

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Brianna

Client Care Specialist

Veterinary medicine: Taking care of our furry family members has always been a passion of mine! It’s a great feeling being able to assist in helping clients/patients more comfortable.I take pride in learning something new each day!

Free time: I enjoy spending my free time binge-watching Netflix while cuddling my three furry family members Athena, Noir, and Rambo. I also find reading fiction novels and spending time exploring outside is a great way for me to relax & unwind!

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Josh
Cat Boss

Josh came to live at Whole Pet 2013 after an episode of urinary obstruction. He quickly won over the hearts of staff and clients alike He began his tenure here in the role of greeter and marketing and social media personality, and was promoted to Cat Boss in 2015. While Josh maintains his prior duties on an at-will basis, he is more likely to be found napping in one of several less than convenient locations. He reluctantly serves his duties as mentor and trainer to new staff members and interns and vastly prefers his permanent position as staff morale and stress manager.