Hospital Hours


7:30am - 7:30pm
7:30am - 5:30pm
7:30am - 1:00pm

Staff of Lloyd Animal Medical Center

Tara, Certified Veterinary Technician

Certified Veterinary Technician Tara has a bachelor's degree in Animal Science and more than 12 years of animal care experience. She joined Lloyd Animal Medical Center in June 2015 and most enjoys providing client education and learning new, low-stress patient handling techniques.

"I enjoy learning about Animotion and exotic pets," she says.

Tara considers herself "a bit of a Sci-Fi movie geek" and enjoys reading and karaoke. She has a dog named Biscuit and a guinea pig named Thomas.

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Lloyd Animal Medical Center StaffKimberlee, Veterinary Technician

Kimberlee joined Lloyd Animal Medical Center in February 2014, bringing over 20 years of experience in animal care. As a veterinary technician Kimberlee cares for our hospitalized patients, administers treatments and medication, assists doctors during exams and draws samples for diagnostic testing. She is pursuing her associate"s degree in veterinary technology from Penn Foster.

"Everyone here is so friendly and compassionate," she says. "The doctors are appreciative of the entire staff and everyone works together as a team to provide the best possible care for our patients."

Outside work Kimberlee devotes much of her time to studying for her degree. Her hobbies include gardening, hiking, swimming and bird watching. She has five pets: Stella, a Pomeranian mix; Jasper, a Boxer; Ellen, a Dutch rabbit; Pete, a domestic shorthair; and an orphaned kitten.

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Megan, Animal Care Attendant

Megan joined our team as an animal care attendant and veterinary technician's assistant in May 2015. Megan is currently a senior in high school and previously worked as a dog walker for two years. Her responsibilities include walking and feeding our boarders, assisting our technicians, and helping keep the kennel and hospital clean.

"I love how passionate everyone is about helping the animals," she says. "The energy throughout the hospital is so positive."

Outside of work, Megan enjoys horseback riding and cross-country jumping. She has a thirteen-year-old Beagle and a two-year-old cat.

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Leah, Animal Care Attendant

Animal Care Attendant Leah joined Lloyd Animal Medical Center in October 2015. A current student of Massasoit Community College, Leah has prior experience working in a kennel and as a groomer. Her responsibilities include caring for our boarders and patients and helping keep the hospital "clean and healthy."

"I love this hospital because it is small and everyone knows everyone well," she says.

Leah has several pets at home, including a German Shepherd named Ana who she does protection training with. Her other pets include an American Bulldog, Cezar; a mix, Jessie; four cats, Riley, Kye, Mooch, and Charlie; two ferrets, Theo and Jax; and a tegu lizard, Blue. She enjoys hiking and loves shopping.

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Sam B, Veterinary Technician

Sam joined the Lloyd Animal Medical Center team in June 2014, bringing more than eight years of experience in animal care. Her responsibilities include assisting our veterinarians during examinations and surgeries and performing lab tasks such as blood work, blood draws, and urine samples. She most enjoys treating ill pets and seeing their health improve.

"I love that this hospital will always take a client in, won't decline seeing a pet," she says.

In her spare time, Sam enjoys motorcycle rides with her husband, going to the movies, and rooting for the Boston Bruins and New England Patriots. The couple has two cats, Andy and Mac.

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Christina, Veterinary Technician
& Canine Rehabilitation Assistant

Christina joined Lloyd Animal Medical Center in October 2014, bringing 15 years of experience in animal care. Her responsibilities include assisting our veterinarians during examinations and surgeries, with therapy in our Animotion Animal Rehabilitation Center, and with client education.

"It's really nice to enjoy what you do and the people you do it with every day," she says. "The staff and doctors are very welcoming, there is a family vibe here which is great."

With her level head and eagerness to learn new things, Christina enjoys all aspects of her job. "Being there for a pet and their owner when they need it most," however, tops the list. She is inspired by physical therapy for pets and hopes to continue her education in the field.

Christina has two dogs, Pepa and Chloe, and two tabby cats, Weedge and Theo. She enjoys spending her free time outdoors, canoeing, camping, biking, and going on long walks with her dogs.

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Faith, Client Service Representative

Client Service Representative Faith joined our team in September 2015. Faith holds degrees in business and culinary arts and is a certified veterinary assistant. Her responsibilities include answering the phone, scheduling appointments, greeting clients, stocking items, and keeping our waiting room looking clean and welcoming. Faith most enjoys talking with our clients about their pets and greeting "all the cute pets that come in."

"I like working at Lloyds because I feel like you can really learn a lot here and grow," she says.

At home, Faith has "too many" pets. "I have five really cute, but ugly-looking Persians and I dress them up and send their pictures to a site in hopes they can get noticed like Grumpy Cat," she says.

In addition to her Persians (Benny, Grace, Simba, Nala, and Mr. Smiguel), Faith has another cat named Batman; a Saint Bernard, Cooper; a Bernese Mountain Dog, Bruce; two Maltese, Champ and Molly; and two goldfish, Henry and Diva. When she's not working or caring for her pets, she enjoys baking, swimming, going to concerts, and spending time with family and friends.

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Lloyd Animal Medical Center StaffJennifer, Veterinary Technician

As a veterinary technician with Lloyd Animal Medical Center Jennifer assists our doctors, administers medication, draws blood, places IV catheters, performs dentals, takes radiographs and monitors our patients. She has been making friends at our practice since May 2003.

"Lloyd Animal Medical Center was my very first job," she says. "I volunteered here at a young age and was hired at age 16. I began as a kennel attendant and worked my way up to a veterinary technician. I have always enjoys working here and in a way it feels like a second home."

Jennifer has two dogs: a pit bull named Yukon and a boxer named Bruin. In her free time she enjoys kayaking, camping, fishing and hiking.

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Melissa, Veterinary Technician

Certified Veterinary Technician Melissa has been with Lloyd Animal Medical Center since 1998 and boasts more than 30 years of animal care experience. Sharing her love of Pugs and pet dental cleanings with our employees and patients, Melissa is responsible for assisting in surgeries, placing IV catheters, drawing blood samples, and maintaining hospital inventory.

At home, Melissa has a variety of pets, including a corn snake named Patriot and a scarlet McCaw named Prince. She also has a black Lab, Jessie, and a cat, Pretty Kitty. She enjoys bird-watching, spending time on her boat and with her two children, Bengi and Shawn.

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Lloyd Animal Medical Center StaffStephanie D, Canine Rehabilitation Assistant

Compassionate and positive, Stephanie assists Lloyd Animal Medical Center's canine rehabilitation practitioner. Her responsibilities include monitoring pets' recovery process and helping to decrease pain and improve quality of life. Stephanie has a certificate in animal behavior and training and she joined our team in April 2012.

"At Lloyd's we have great clients, excellent patients," she says. "Our doctors are caring and knowledgeable and our technicians are hard-working and compassionate."

Stephanie has a Rottweiler mix and a Yorkshire terrier. When she isn't working she enjoys motorcycle rides and walks with her dogs.

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Elisha, Technician Assistant

Elisha has over 20 years of experience in the animal care field. She is responsible for assisting our veterinary technicians and veterinarians, as well as cleaning the examination rooms. Her favorite part of the job is learning about animal care and spending time with our patients.

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Nancy, Veterinary Technician & Customer Service Representative

Nancy has served as manager of Lloyd Animal Medical Center for nearly two years and joined the team with 14 years of experience as a veterinary technician. Because of her experience at both an emergency hospital and a general practice, Nancy is able to "share veterinary knowledge from all different aspects of care." She most enjoys greeting our clients and their pets.

A volunteer and member of Wolf Hollow, a wolf sanctuary in Ipswich, Nancy's own dogs are much less intimidating. She is the proud pet parent of a Chi-Poo named Digit, a Lhasa Apso-Border terrier mix named Chopper, three cats, and an iguana. She spends her free time hiking, biking, and doing yard work at home.

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Emily, Technician Assistant and Client Service Representative

As a veterinary technician and client service representative, Emily is responsible for animal care and working with pet owners. Her favorite part of the job is spending time with the animals that come through our veterinary clinic. She is enrolled at Mount Ida College pursuing her Bachelor's degree in Veterinary Technology.

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Judy, Client Service Representative

Judy re-joined the Lloyd Animal Medical Center team as a receptionist in May 2015. She previously served as a kennel attendant, technician, and receptionist from 1986 to 1994.

"I have come back to work, after a 20-year absence to raise my children, and it is very nice to be back working with Dr. Mallock and Dr. Buffman again," she says.

Judy is a talented pianist, teaching lessons out of her own studio two days each week and playing for the Immanuel Baptist Church and others who hire her. She enjoys cooking, baking, and spending time with her family. Judy has three cats, Desmond, Edison, and Twirl.

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Lloyd Animal Medical Center StaffCourtney, Client Service Representative

Courtney worked in animal welfare for 11 years before joining the Lloyd Animal Medical Center team in October 2013. As our client service representative, her responsibilities include greeting clients and patients and answering the phone. She particularly enjoys being able to provide a warm, happy welcome to everyone who comes to the hospital.

When not at work Courtney enjoys spending time reading. She has two cats: Eames and Diva.

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Sam M, Operations Manager

Samantha has been the Operations Manager for Lloyd Animal Medical Center since March 2006. With a bachelor's degree in Human Resource Management from Bridgewater State College, she is responsible for scheduling, handling accounts receivable, troubleshooting, and managing the day-to-day flow of the hospital.

"I love to see all the familiar clients and animals," she says. "Everyone is like a big family here."

In her spare time, Samantha enjoys quality time spent with family and friends. She has two ten-year-old dogs, a Chihuahua named Chex and a terrier mix named Oreo. She also has three cats, Auggie, Grant, and Smoochie.

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Lloyd Animal Medical Center StaffMichelle, Client Service Representative

Michelle has been part of the Lloyd Animal Medical Center team since 1999. As one of our client service representatives her responsibilities include scheduling appointments, customer service, invoices and billing and answering phones. She has an Associate's degree in Behavioral Science.

"I like working here due to the great camaraderie of my fellow employees, good benefits and the location," she says. "And the doctors are pretty cool, too!"

A film buff, Michelle also enjoys spending her free time reading, baking, traveling and collecting art. She has two cats: Lavinia ("Vinny") and Miel.

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Lloyd Animal Medical Center StaffChristopher, Animal Care Attendant

As our animal care technician, Christopher is responsible for caring for our patients boarding and medical needs and helping to keep the hospital clean. When he isn't spending time making sure pets are comfortable and relaxed, he is focused on being a team player, multi-tasking and cracking knee-slapping jokes. Christopher attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst where he studied pre-veterinary medicine.

Christopher shares his home with three dachshunds, Fred, Frankie and Shiloh; a cat named Smiggs; and cichlids and parrot fish. He enjoys fishing, gardening and "MacGyver tasking."

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Stephanie M, Client Service Representative

Client service representative Stephanie is responsible for greeting clients, keeping the lobby clean, checking in pets for appointments, and making all pets feel welcome. Stephanie says that her empathy toward animals is one of the best attributes she brings to her position. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Fine Art from Bridgewater State College.

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Barry, Veterinary Technician

Barry is a veterinary technician at Lloyd Animal Hospital that's become well known among colleagues and clients alike for bringing a unique combination of professional experience and good humor and relatability. He has a class A license from the Parker School of Driving.   

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Lori, Veterinary Technician & Client Service Representative

Lori joined Lloyd Animal Medical Center in September 2001, after seven years at the humane society. Lori is passionate about animal care, and dedicated to protecting our patients' well-being and providing our clients with the most up-to-date pet care information.

"The awesome doctors at Lloyd Animal Medical Center are great to work for," she says. "It's very unique here as far as the one-on-one care animals and people get."

Lori has five cats (Kitty, Jet, Jamie, Booger and Ebony); a yellow lab named Scooter; and a cockatiel named Birdie. In her free time she enjoys gardening, bird watching and hiking.

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April, Veterinary Technician, Client Service Representative & Canine Rehabilitation Assistant

April has been part of the Lloyd Animal Medical Center team for about eight years. She wears many hats, with responsibilities ranging from phlebotomy and triage, to assisting our veterinarians and aiding our canine patients during rehabilitation.

"I love being able to help the animals," she says.

A lover of travel and shopping, April shares her home with two feline friends - Ping and Oliver.

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Mark, Animal Care Attendant

For animal care attendant Mark it's all about playing with the pets in our care and making sure all their needs are met. Being a part of the Lloyd Animal Medical Center Team is a natural fit for Mark, who has been bringing his own pets to our hospital since he was a little boy.

At home, he cares for his deaf pit bull mix Miss Tea McCloud, who knows about 30 hand signs, and his cat Mokiki. In his free time Mark enjoys snowboarding, skateboarding and fishing and is learning to ride the unicycle.

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Lloyd Animal Medical Center StaffKim, Manager & Veterinary Technician

Kim joined the Lloyd Animal Medical Center team in 1999. As our manager and veterinary technician, her responsibilities include overseeing the technicians and technician assistants, training, assisting doctors during exams and surgery and client education. Compassionate and detailed oriented, Kim loves caring for our patients and talking with their owners. She graduated from Stonehill College with a bachelor's degree in biology.

"I enjoy working at Lloyd Animal Medical Center because all the doctors and staff always have the animals' best interests at heart," she says. "Everyone here is caring and compassionate with both the animals and the clients."

In her free time Kim enjoys walking her pit bull mix Madden, baking and spending time with family and friends.

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Wendy, Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner

As Lloyd Animal Medical Center's canine rehabilitation practitioner, Wendy adapts human physical therapy techniques to increase function and mobility of dogs' joints and muscles to reduce pain and enhance recovery from injury, surgery, degenerative diseases, age-related diseases and obesity. She is motivated by her commitment to improve the quality of life and decrease pain for the pets in our care.

Wendy earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Rhode Island and received her canine rehabilitation certification from the University of Tennessee. She joined our hospital in March 2003 and was a veterinary technician prior to training in canine rehabilitation.

"I have been given many opportunities to learn and excel at Lloyd Animal Medical Center," she says. "I love the flexibility that my job allows me with a young family at home. The management, the doctors and the staff are all very nice and so are the clients."

When not at the hospital, Wendy enjoys running and spending time with her family and friends. She has two English bulldogs named Duke and Ceaser and two cats named Dixie and Turtle.

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Lloyd Animal Medical Center StaffAmanda, Technician Assistant

As a technician assistant at Lloyd Animal Medical Center, Amanda loves caring for our pet patients. To accomplish that goal, she provides assistance to our doctors and technicians as needed and maintains a safe and clean environment for both our patients and our staff. Amanda joined our pet care team in April 2014.

"I like that Lloyd Animal Medical Center is a small hospital with up-to-date and comprehensive equipment," she says.

When not at work Amanda enjoys hiking, fishing and cooking. She has a German Shorthaired Pointer named Zydie and two cats named Stewie and Tony.

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