Local Resources

Resources for Pet Owners in Wellesley, MA

Helping You Care for Your Pet

If you’re looking for a local professional to help with grooming, walking your dog, or training, we have compiled a list for you. This is just one of the ways we at Wellesley Animal Hospital want to support local pets and their families. For 25 years, we have provided a wide range of veterinary services to dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, and other pocket pets in Wellesley, Weston, and Natick, MA. We hope you find the following list helpful in your search for additional help and services.

Dog Boarding

  • Tracy Davis (dogs only) - (781)-858-0822
  • Dianne Ford - (617)-750-0333
  • Best Friends/Sudbury - (978)-443-2351
  • Best Friends/Ashland - (508)-881-3441
  • Holliston Meadows - (508)-429-1500
  • Southboro Kennel - (508)-485-5136


  • Clip and Dip – (508)-653-7425

  • Newton Highlands Grooming – (617)-630-8449

  • Byod – (617)-431-4363

  • Doggonnit – (617)-244-3003

  • Especially for Pets (Newton) – (617)-964-7387

  • The Dog House – (781)-455-9293

  • Flying Fur – (508)-533-6228

  • Pawsible Solutions – Pawsible@Aol.Com (Mobile)

  • Pampered Puppies – (781)-772-1316

Dog Walkers

  • Steve and Elyse Yanoff – (508)-333-4305

  • Laura Mariano – (781)-455-0905

  • Dawn Balcazar – (508)-740-5175


  • Martha Francis at Fetch Dog Training – (617)-965-4700

  • Alicia Posell – (617)-953-2933

  • Dan Cavalletto – (781)-467-1225 or WWW.Cavcanine.Com

  • Nancy Braun – (617)-803-0978

  • the Dog Retreat and Spa – (781)-604-7387

For quality veterinary care by compassionate professionals, give us a call at (781) 332-5506 or contact us online.

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See What Makes Us Better
  • Caring For the Big and Small

    We are happy to care for your furry friends, from the smallest of pocket pets to the largest of dogs.

  • Full-Service Veterinary Hospital

    We are proud to bring a wide range of top-notch veterinary care to our communities' pet's needs.

  • Over 25 Years of Service

    For over 25 years we have been proudly serving our community's pets and families' needs.

Our Compassionate Team

  • Elizabeth  Hartman, DVM Photo
    Elizabeth Hartman, DVM


    Dr. Hartman is the founder of Wellesley Animal Hospital. After graduating from the University of Arizona with a BS in Agriculture/Animal Health Science, she knew that she would become a veterinarian and graduated Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine in 1991. She has resided in the Boston area her whole life and is married with a son, daughter, two rescue pups, and 2 rescue kitties. In her spare time, she enjoys riding her two horses, Alice and Maggie, reading, and gardening.
  • Jenny-Ree  Hedges, DVM Photo
    Jenny-Ree Hedges, DVM


    Dr. Hedges grew up in New Jersey and worked as a veterinary technician in both New Jersey and New York before attending vet school. She then attended and went on to graduate from The University of Glasgow School of Veterinary Medicine in 2009. Dr. Hedges practiced as a veterinarian in London for an additional three years, before returning to the United States and settling in the Newton area. Prior to joining Wellesley Animal Hospital, she worked at Newton Animal Hospital. Dr. Hedges enjoys all ...
  • Anne  Keesler, DVM Photo
    Anne Keesler, DVM


    Dr. Keesler grew up in Connecticut and worked as a vet tech for a year before going to and graduating from Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine in 1985. She worked in England for a year before moving back to the states and working at Brookline Animal Hospital with Dr. Hartman and Dr. Tast. After taking the next several years to spend time at home with her two daughters, she returned to performing surgery at Wellesley Animal Hospital. She likes to run in the woods with her two dogs, trail ride ...
  • Ashley  Kopeikin Photo
    Ashley Kopeikin


    Dr. Ashley Kopeikin grew up in the Chicago area, and graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. Her first love and passion was horseback riding, and she was an avid competitor in the sport of eventing. She went on to complete her residency and board certification in Large Animal Internal Medicine at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, but has found her true calling in small animal general practice. Dr. Kopeikin is married and has two young sons ...
  • Janet  Tast, DVM, CVA Photo
    Janet Tast, DVM, CVA


    Dr. Tast grew up as an NYC native. She completed her undergraduate work at SUNY Stonybrook, before starting her Tufts veterinary education in Massachusetts. Post-graduation, she worked at Brookline Animal Hospital, where her long-term friendships with Dr. Hartman and Dr. Keesler found their roots. She left full-time clinical practice for a research opportunity at UMass medical school and as the veterinarian at Capron Park Zoo for 15 years. She has maintained a delicate balance while being ...
  • Julie  Graves, DC, IVCA Photo
    Julie Graves, DC, IVCA


    Dr. Julie Graves, a practicing chiropractor for 22 years, became inspired to work with animals after watching a local Equine Chiropractor adjust a horse. The horse’s response reminded her of how human patients react when on her table. She wanted to offer the same experience to animals, which lead to her training with Options for Animals and becoming a member of the IVCA. Shortly after completing her certification, she joined Wellesley Animal Hospital. She’s enjoyed working with top-notch ...
  • Sabrina  Chivvis, CVT Photo
    Sabrina Chivvis, CVT

    Practice Manager

    Sabrina is the practice manager at Wellesley Animal Hospital. She is a certified veterinary technician who has been with our hospital for over 10 years. After playing field hockey and graduating from Boston College, Sabrina realized her passion was for animals and returned to school at Mount Ida College to obtain her CVT. She has two rescue pets, Sydney, a brown mutt, and Meowskas, a gray tabby. Outside of work Sabrina is always looking for the next adventure, traveling, playing sports, and ...
  • Jamie  Kilker Photo
    Jamie Kilker


    Jamie has been working as a Veterinary Technician since 2008 and with Wellesley Animal Hospital since 2013. She previously worked at the Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston in various roles, including the Oncology and Clinical Departments. In her spare time, Jamie and her husband enjoy hiking, kayaking, camping, and other outdoor activities with their boxer, Lyle. Jamie’s compassion for your pets is very apparent from her upbeat greetings in the waiting room to her constant kisses and cuddles ...
  • Tracy  Davis, CVT Photo
    Tracy Davis, CVT


    Tracy Davis is a Certified Veterinary Technician and has been employed by Wellesley Animal Hospital for over 20 years. She received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She has a shi-chon named Juji. Tracy enjoys kickboxing and watching The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones .
  • Holly  Miller Photo
    Holly Miller


    Holly has been Wellesley Animal Hospital’s surgical technician since opening over 20 years ago. After graduating from Quinnipiac University, she relocated to Los Angeles and started her own pet sitting service alongside supervising at Emergency Clinics in the Hollywood area. Moving herself and her pet sitting business back East, she is now owned by 4 Irish Wolfhounds and 15 parrots. Holly has a large and full heart, aiding in the well-being of all rescue animals, and volunteering her time at ...
  • Linda  Campana Photo
    Linda Campana


    Linda is our veterinary assistant and has been with us since 1999. She has a myriad of pets at home, including an African grey parrot, cockatiels, cat, ferrets, turtles, and more! She also homes 3 chickens and one honeybee hive. Linda is responsible for caring for the orphan wildlife that comes in our doors. She is a self-acclaimed “Sci-Fi Geek.”
  • Janeen  Yerardi Photo
    Janeen Yerardi


    Janeen has worked for Wellesley Animal Hospital since December of 2016. After graduating from Mount Ida College in 2009, she has put her B.A. in Equine Science and Business Management to use in various avenues in the veterinary industry. Janeen enjoys horseback riding and hiking with her two dogs: Koal, an Australian shepherd/golden retriever mix, and Elliott, a Boston Terrier. Janeen loves working at Wellesley Animal Hospital because of the close family atmosphere and enjoys greeting clients ...
  • Crash   Photo

    Office Pet

    Crash has been Wellesley Animal Hospital’s avian companion for the past 13 years! This male cockatiel enjoys watching over our patients, eating sunflower seeds, and burrowing under his newspaper. A vibrant fixture in our treatment area, Crash brings endless amusement and joy into the lives of anyone who has the pleasure of meeting him.
  • Heidi   Photo

    Office Pet

    Heidi, a Leopard Gecko, was gifted to Wellesley Animal Hospital several years ago by a client. This permanent inhabitant of the waiting room enjoys hiding, eating crickets, and occasionally re-growing her own tail! Next time you’re here, stop by her enclosure and see if you can find her.

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