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43 Gilford East Drive, Unit 2, Gilford, NH 03249

(603) 524-8900

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Our Team

Meet the Veterinarians and the Team at MacDonald Veterinary Services! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pet!

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Our Caring and Compassionate Team

Robert Macdonald, DVM

Robert Macdonald, DVM

Owner, Veterinarian

After graduating from Kearsarge Regional High School in 1982, Dr. MacDonald went to the University of New Hampshire where he received his Bachelor of Science in 1987 and a Bachelor of Arts in 1989. In 1991, Dr. MacDonald began at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in Massachusetts where he graduated in 1995 with his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. Dr. MacDonald enjoys spending his free time reading, and growing flowers as well as taking care of his five dogs, five cats, five cows, two horses, and seven geese.

Susan Macdonald

Susan Macdonald

Owner

Susan is a New Hampshire native. She studied art at the Glasfachschule Kramsach in Austria. She founded MacDonald Veterinary Services, with her husband, Dr. Robert MacDonald in 2008. Susan is a professional artist who teaches, illustrates children’s books, and specializes in oil landscapes. In her free time, she enjoys horseback riding on her Haflinger pony, Truman.

Deirdre Haley

Deirdre Haley

Practice Manager

In 2010, Deirdre graduated high school and started her career here as well as her college career at Lakes Region Community College, transferred to the University of New Hampshire to study pre-veterinary medicine, and then began studying Biology at Plymouth State University. Deirdre has her Associates degree in Liberal Arts with a concentration in Health Sciences, but is still working towards her Bachelors degree in Biology and Business Management. Deirdre can be found spending her free time with her family and spending time outdoors with her two dogs, Finch and Cooper.

Rachel York, CVT

Rachel York, CVT

Lead Certified Veterinary Technician

When asked in elementary school what she wanted to be when she grew up, Rachel knew her career would be in the veterinary field. After graduation from Laconia High School she attended Mount Ida College in Newton, Massachusetts. Rachel received her Bachelor’s of Animal Science, Majoring in Veterinary Technology in 2013, she joined our team in June of 2013 and became a Certified Veterinary Technician in 2015. When Rachel is not at work she enjoys spending time at home with her family.

Allison Thompson, CVT

Allison Thompson, CVT

Certified Veterinary Technician

Allison grew up in northern New Hampshire, where her love of animals began. After high school, she attended Vermont Technical College, earning an Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology. In 2018, she achieved her goal of becoming a Certified Veterinary Technician. Allison enjoys fishing, snowmobiling, and spending time with her four legged companions, Thor, Whiskey, and Mack.

Carrie Brewster

Carrie Brewster

Lead Customer Service Representative

Carrie graduated from Colby-Sawyer College in 2016 where she studied Environmental Science and English. Carrie hopes to return to school to continue her environmental education. She spends most of her time reading and being outdoors, but above all Carrie values spending time with her family, friends and their various pets.

Caitlin Turgeon

Caitlin Turgeon

Customer Service Representative

Caitlin grew up in the Lakes Region and re-enters the veterinary world after a brief hiatus and starting a family of her own. With 10 + years of customer service experience she is extremely happy to be back in the field and believes that working with animals is her true calling. When not in the office she enjoys baking or being outdoors with her husband, 2 children and 2 dogs Odie & Loki.

Sharon Gilman

Sharon Gilman

Veterinary Assistant, Customer Service Representative

Sharon started her veterinary career in June of 2017 and joined the team here in November of 2018. She is currently pursuing her certificate to become a Credentialed Veterinary Technician through Penn Foster College. In her free time, she enjoys reading, writing, and spending time with her two cats, Dimitri and Aravis.

Sarah Buzzell

Sarah Buzzell

Veterinary Assistant

Sarah grew up in Lebanon where she enjoyed riding horses and has always loved animals. She started interning with us in the Spring of 2019 and became a team member shortly after. Sarah recently graduated, with honors, from Ashworth College and is currently enrolled at Penn Foster College working towards her goal of becoming a Certified Veterinary Assistant. She loves her two chihuahuas, Huxley and Gizmo and spends her free time with them and her family.

Tristan Macdonald

Tristan Macdonald

Kennel Assistant

Tristan is a Cum Laude graduate of New Hampshire school class of 2020. He is currently attending Dartmouth College. Tristan enjoys horseback riding on his horse, Glass, and painting. Tristan also loves boating on the lake.

Robert Joseph Bolduc III

Robert Joseph Bolduc III

Kennel Assistant

RJ is a graduate of the class of 2020 from Tilton Prep. RJ enjoys reading science fiction and fantasy, writing, skiing and snowboarding.