Our Staff

Hospital Team

StaffKari - Advanced Therapies Manager

Kari Burd has been with us at Suncook River Veterinary Clinic since we opened and has been in the veterinary field for more than 13 years. She started working as a kennel technician and she has been assisting Dr. Reeve for the past six years. “Kari oversees operations for the advanced therapy program at Suncook River Veterinary Clinic which includes rehabilitation, acupuncture, spinal adjustments aka veterinary medical manipulation, performing laser therapy treatments for healing, and managing our wide variety of Chinese Herbal Medicines. The most satisfying part of the job, she said, is caring for our hospitalized pets.

"Dr. Reeve and I have worked together for so long we can finish each other's sentences. We interact together in a manner that makes clients feel welcomed and at ease," Kari said.

"I chose to work at Suncook River Veterinary Clinic because I believe that Dr. Reeve's compassion and love for her work is unmatched," Kari said. "The time and care we put into our patients is hard to find at other clinics."

Kari shares her home with six cats, two dogs (Montie and Juno), and she spends her time away from the hospital with her son. She enjoys the outdoors and photography.

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StaffJessica - Practice Manager

Jessica has been at Suncook River Veterinary Clinic since 2014. She enjoys helping the clients that come through our door, and building quality relationships with dogs, cats, and humans alike, and updating the reader board on the street sign with as many jokes as possible. She can be found all over the clinic, managing the day to day operations and helping things to run smoothly.

Jessica was born and raised in New Hampshire. She moved to Seattle in 2008 to work for the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration as a shipboard technician. After traveling around the globe for several years doing oceanography, she returned to New Hampshire to work with us starting out as our lovely receptionist. She is currently enrolled to sit for her Certified Veterinary Practice Manager nomination.

“I love working at Suncook River Vet. We are like one big family here.” She said. “It brings me so much joy to be able to help people and their pets the best way that I know how.”

Jessica has two Westies named Salty and Scupper (Sk-uh-perr) She enjoys long distance traveling, making friends, and anything water related: surfing, boating, fishing, and paddle boarding.

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StaffJamie - Head Veterinary Technician

Jamie started out with us at the front desk. She has slowly migrated to working out back as an assistant helping out where needed. Since then, Jaime has completed her training to become a veterinary technician and aspires to go back to school to become certified as a veterinary technician.

Jamie is a NH native and has lived here her whole life. She is a very bubbly and happy person you will frequently find her singing away as she works. We’ve asked her to stop on many occasions but it hasn’t helped. She can also be found having conversations with herself, they seem to increase her work productivity so this is another thing we have learned to overlook!

She enjoys hiking in her free time, and spending lots of time with her animals. She has a dog Addyson that you may often see out in the daycare yard enjoying all the play time with her friends. She also has a cat Jerry, who she adopted from SRVC.

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StaffSamantha - Certified Veterinary Technician

Samantha Durgin is a skilled and enthusiastic Certified Veterinary Technician with Suncook River Veterinary Clinic. Her responsibilities include assisting during exams and surgery, x-rays, blood draws, dentals, and keeping kennels clean. Samantha earned her degree in veterinary technology from Great Bay Community College and has been with the clinic since November 2012.

"I love working at Suncook River Veterinary Clinic," she says. "Dr. Reeve truly cares for the animals, and the staff is friendly and easy to get along with."

Outside work, Samantha enjoys horse pulling, horseback riding, fishing, gardening, and spending time with friends. She has two dogs, Sebastian and Buck, two cats, Thomas and Birdy, and four horses, Mimi, Pete, Hank, and Prince.

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StaffJennell - Receptionist

Jennell is our part-time Receptionist and warmly greets our clients when they walk through the door, as well as assisting in their check-ins and medical history for their pets. She thoroughly enjoys talking to our clients about their pets, their lives, their day-to-day and simply getting to know them better!

"Suncook River Vet is so great," Jennell gushes. "Dr. Reeve treats us all like family. We all love working here and it resonates to our clients and patients. I also love that we're a Fear Free clinic!"

At home, Jennell has two dogs, Tehya and Ariah, and two cats, Mary and Bear. She thoroughly enjoys walking her dogs on hiking trails to spend some quality time with them. She also loves hiking with her kids and going on fun family events that New Hampshire has to offer.

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