Amesbury Animal Hospital

277 Elm Street
Amesbury, MA 01913

(978)388-3636

amesburyah.com

Proud dad with Lila at her first Red Sox game!

Dr Kirk T. Smith: 

Owner

Dr. Kirk Smith has been practicing at the Amesbury Animal Hospital since his graduation from the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Veterinary Medicine in 1991. He worked as an associate for 7 years prior to becoming a partner with Dr. Marston and Dr. Candee in 1998, and is now 50% co-owner with Dr. Bastien. He enjoys the diversity of veterinary medicine he is able to practice, treating both large and small animals. Developing lasting relationships with clients, staff members and their pets has been the most rewarding part of working at the same location since graduation.

At home, Dr. Smith is fortunate enough to have a wonderful family. He enjoys relaxing with his wife Becky and daughter Lila (a regular at Amesbury Animal Hospital and on farm calls with her dad). It has been a unique and rewarding experience having Lila grow up as a part of the animal hospital. Dr. Smith also shares his home with his 2 dogs, Sadie and Cooper, 3 cats, Cindy, Cassie and Joel (aka Joleepants), and an ever expanding flock of backyard chickens.

When not on farm calls, in the office practicing small animal medicine or doing managerial work, Dr. Smith enjoys hiking the mountains and getting off the grid with family camping trips to Vermont. Rumor has it he is a closet redneck who enjoys trips to the sunny south for NASCAR races.

 


Dr. Jacqueline L. Bastien:

Owner

Dr. Bastien grew up and still resides in Amesbury. She attended Amesbury High School and believes that the AHS mascot should remain the Fighting Indians. She went north in 1986 to the University of Maine as a major in Animal & Veterinary Sciences with a minor in Zoology. After graduating from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1994, she joined the Amesbury Animal Hospital as a full time associate seeing both large and small patients. Prior to that time she had been a technician at AAH for seven years.  She became a partner in the practice in 2002.

Being a lifelong resident of Amesbury, she finds it satisfying to be able to work within and give back to her community. The planning and development of the new animal hospital has truly been one of the great professional experiences of her life. "It is such a pleasure to share this space with an outstanding staff and clientele."

Dr. Bastien enjoys her off duty time with her husband AL. They enjoy traveling, and she thinks everyone should go to Rome at least once in their lifetime. Daughters Kate and Kim are both married and live locally. Her grandson, Liam, is a constant pleasure and there is a new granddaughter on the way. She and Al are allowed to cohabitate with cats Gus, Rufus, Nala, and their new addition Max (Nala is not so sure she likes him). Being a fan, she is also extremely happy that the Red Sox and Patriots were able to meet her expectations in 2014-2015! Keep it up!

 


Dr. Thomas C. Candee: 

Associate

Dr. Candee graduated from Michigan State University in 1968 with his DVM and went on to serve as a Captain in the Army Veterinary Corp from 1968-1970. He joined the practice in 1971 and had been a managing partner for over thirty years. He has been a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) since 1968 and served as the Delegate from New Hampshire Veterinary Medical Association (NHVMA). A member of the NHVMA since 1971, Dr. Candee has been a member of the Executive Board since 1985 as well as serving as Vice President in 1990 and President in 1991. He chaired the Liaison Committee from 1991-1994, during which the NHVMA and the NH Humane Organizations organized the NH Spay and Neuter program. From 2004-2005, he served as president of the NH Board of Veterinary Medicine (NHBVM) and had been a board member of the licensing board since 2000. Dr. Candee is also active member of several community organizations including Greater Newburyport Opportunities, Inc. (Opportunity Works), Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce, and Friends of the Waterfront. He has a special interest in small animal orthopedic surgery and enjoys fly fishing and spending time with his grandchildren in his time off.

 


Dr. G and her family!

Dr. Sarah C. Grossman:

Associate

Born and bred in nearby North Reading, MA, Dr. Grossman always knew she wanted to be a veterinarian. She started riding as a young girl and continued to ride competitively on the intercollegiate hunt-seat team at Umass-Amherst where she got her BS in Animal Science and minor in English. While there, she also worked for three years on a local dairy farm as an assistant herdsman and even had a little Holstein heifer named after her. She graduated from Tufts Veterinary School in 2007 and she has been with the Amesbury Animal Hospital since 2007. She loves working with such a wonderful team of people here at AAH and enjoys exploring all aspects of veterinary medicine.

She was thrilled to expand her family with Daniel in 2010, Abigail in 2012, and James in 2016. When not snuggling with her kids, she spends what little free time she has left with her husband Pete and their hoard of animals including two dogs (Samson and Ellie) and four cats (Newton, Chili, Ajax and Calleigh).

 


Dr. Mike C. Anderson

Associate

Dr. Anderson grew up in the green pastures of Derry, New Hampshire. He spent his didactic years at UNH and obtained his veterinary degree from Tufts. During this time, he filled several occupations: alpaca farmer, wildlife volunteer, dairy farm employee, bovine researcher, equine drug tester, small animal technician and newspaper editor. Dr. Anderson enjoys the variety and perspective on veterinary medicine that only a mixed animal practice can provide. He has a dog and two cats. In his free time, he can be found (with difficulty) hiking in the White Mountains.

 


Dr. Kelly Butterworth

Dr. Butterworth

Associate

Dr. Butterworth received her veterinary degree from Cornell University in 2006, and went on to complete a rotating internship at the Equine Medical Center of Ocala.  Following her internship, she pursued a large animal internal medicine residency at the University of Georgia, where she gained advanced training in cardiology, ultrasound, neonatology, and intensive care medicine.  Her resident research project included echocardiographic and EKG interpretation of colicking horses.  Following completion of her residency, she worked as an equine ambulatory clinician in Massachusetts where she grew up, practicing both preventative medicine as well as emergency case assessment and management in the field.  For the past year, Dr. Butterworth has been working at a large animal equine referral hospital in Florida.  She is excited to be back on the North Shore in a mixed animal practice where she can treat all species and she believes that the multi-species team approach practiced at Amesbury Animal Hospital leads to the most comprehensive and forward thinking medicine for clients and patients.  Dr. Butterworth grew up riding and working around horses and currently enjoys her five  year old thoroughbred mare, Vera.  She also has a rescued, not very tough, bull dog mix named Clyde, who enjoys wagging his tail, going on walks, and giving kisses.  When not hanging out with her animals she enjoys being active and spending time outdoors rock climbing and hiking.   

 


Dr. Hanneman

Associate

It all started in a log cabin deep in the woods...
Only kidding, actually Dr. Hanneman was born in the suburbs of Chicago, but the other story sounds so much more interesting.

Raised both in Chicago and a suburb of NYC, she later graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Animal Science. While there she spent much time working as a groom in Cornell's Polo Barn and milking cows for NY state quality milk. From there she moved back to the Midwest and graduated from Purdue University Veterinary School. After much soul searching she decided to specialize in small animal medicine and followed Vet School with an internship in small animal medicine and surgery. She has been at Amesbury Animal Hospital in a part time capacity for over 10 years.

On a personal note, she and her husband, also a Veterinarian, have 2 sons, 2 border collies and 2 cats. She spends her "down time" running her kids to various activities, mostly soccer, and running her dogs in agility at the Masters level. The Dogs are easier to run and seem to appreciate the attention more. She is involved in The Sharing Foundation, a nonprofit organization, promoting the welfare of Cambodian youth. Having traveled to Cambodia, she enjoys travel and is hoping to visit more exotic locations in the future.

 


Dr. Stephanie Monnier Andruskevich

Associate

 

Dr. Stephanie is thrilled to be part of the team here at Amesbury Animal Hospital. She first started working here on a relief basis in 2006, and after several out-of-state moves, recently returned.

Dr. Stephanie graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. in Animal Science, then received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from her home state at the Ohio State University (Go Buckeyes!).   She went on to complete an internship in south Florida, and then was a staff veterinarian at the zoo in Miami for over 3 years. As incredible an experience as this was, she and her husband decided to move up to New England to settle down and raise a family.

Although she at times misses the large exotic animals, she is happy treating the mostly-smaller, mostly-friendlier, and mostly-furry other family members.   She has a full house with two kids, two dogs, two guinea pigs, three cats, and eleven chickens! In her (very limited) spare time, she enjoys the beach, exercising, hiking, biking, and surfing.

 


Bob and his wife Deb milking one of their goats.

Dr. Robert A. Marston (retired):

Dr. Marston was born and raised in Amherst, MA. His love for animals and his special way with animals, especially horses, has been a constant throughout his life. He had his first horse by the age of fifteen and has owned horses ever since then. He developed a broad background in animal husbandry and care during his early years by working for several local dairy farms, a feed company and training draft horses while at Stockbridge School of Agriculture. He did his pre-veterinary work at Umass-Amherst and then in 1965, he graduated with his DVM from Michigan State. 
Deb and one of her PMU horses, Boaz
He spent two years practicing at Pine Tree Veterinary Hospital up in Augusta, Maine before moving down here to start the Amesbury Animal Hospital in 1967. Dr. Marston moved to a farm in East Kingston in 1975 and he married our very own Deb in 1977.  He can proudly boast of three grown children and eight grandchildren, two of which share his love of horses and are actively involved in riding. The Marston Farm currently is home to 14 horses, 60 dairy goats, and assorted number of sheep, cattle, poultry, pigs, dogs and cats. He retired from active practice in 2002, and his wife keeps him pretty busy with the farm and running the East Kingston Dog Pound.