Meet the team of Northwood Veterinary Hospital! We strive to provide exceptional services for you and your pets.
Dr. Hugh Davis was selected for the inaugural class of Tufts Veterinary in Massachusetts. In his 30 years of practice, he has focused on top quality medicine with a common sense approach that concentrates on the pet and engages the owner. He has worked in rural locations and in Boston, in single and multi-doctor practices, and also emergency medicine. As the owner of NVH, Dr. Davis is happy to bring extensive experience of experience to what he enjoys the most - practicing community-based medicine with ongoing and long-term relationships with his clients.
While Dr. Davis loves all aspects of caring for his patients, he has a special interest in surgery, especially orthopedics. He continues to hone his skills in these areas with continuing education in the latest techniques and procedures.
He lives on a small farm here in Northwood with his wife, Nancy Fantom, owner of Saddleback Pet Services. They have 3 great children, 2 incredibly cute grandsons, and many four-footed friends. Dr. Davis and Nancy love to travel and have been co-leaders of a spay/neuter mission to rural Mexico since 2000.
Dr. April Treat graduated with high honors from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, (Tufts, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine- Clinical Year) May 2012. Prior to attending her undergraduate program, she worked in veterinary medicine as a veterinary technician from 2001 to 2008. She is currently seeing dogs, cats and pocket pets and is actively enhancing her knowledge of many exotics. She is also our lead doctor for our Feline Friendly Practice program. She takes pride in promoting preventative health and care to all pets, ensuring each pet has a longer life with their family.
Dr. Treat is a Northwood resident and loves getting to spend time with her two daughters and husband as well as her pets. Her pet family includes Shiraz- a St. Kits Island dog, Stitch- a Labrador retriever, Gracie- a one-eyed sweetheart Domestic Short Hair, and Grayson- a crazy Maine Coon kitten. When she’s not saving animals or spending time with her family she enjoys other activities like swimming, hiking, and photography.
Carrie graduated in 2002 from Stratham Tech with a degree in Veterinary Technology and she is a licensed vet tech in both Maine and NH. She has been part of the Northwood Vet family since 1999. Carrie has grown into an integral part of our team; she knows everybody and everything…. When in doubt ask Carrie! In her free time, she rides both dirt bikes and horses.
Carrie has 3 cats, 2 dogs and is an active chicken farmer and supplies cage-free eggs to the Co-op in Concord.
Jill is the happy face and enthusiastic voice of Northwood Veterinary Hospital – she is usually who greets you at the front desk and answers our phone! We have been lucky to have her as part of our team since 2005. She has worked with animals most of her life at various kennels and rescues, including for Dr. Davis’ wife, Nancy, at Saddleback Pet.
Jill is a NH native and lives right here in Northwood with her husband, Mike. She loves to ride motorcycles and hang out with her four dogs. Her animal family also includes chickens, ducks, rabbits and 3 cats.
Ashley joined our NVH team in 2016 as a certified veterinary assistant graduate from Animal Behavioral College. She is currently pursuing her Veterinary Technology degree and hopes to be licensed CVT soon.
In addition, she is also animal CPR certified and has a special interest in dentistry; she hopes to obtain her DVM degree in the future. With experience working in all areas of the clinic, Ashley has a desire to work closely with her teammates to provide each one of our patients with the very best care.
She is also our nutrition advisor, so if you need help getting your pet to gain or lose weight, talk to Ashley! From guinea pigs to rats, cats to dogs – Ashley loves providing help to each animal who walks through our doors.
At home, Ashley has 2 fabulous kiddos, a son, Nathaniel and a Persian cat, Mufasa. In her free time, she enjoys going to concerts, paddle boarding, hiking, and fishing.
Michelle has a degree from UNH in animal science and loves working with and cuddling all animals. She enjoys learning new skills as a technician and is currently working toward her CVT. She has an interest in becoming certified in animal physical therapy and helping to develop a PT program here at NVH. Michelle is very empathetic to our clients and is a strong advocate for her patients. She grew up in Dover and enjoys spending time with family and friends. Michelle has 2 wonderful rescue dogs, Norah and Cooper, and two comical cats, Hazy and Gimli. She loves being at the beach, riding horses, hiking (especially with goats) , and painting and drawing.
Jordan is a graduate of Vermont Technical College in 2014 and is a Certified Veterinary Technician in the state of New Hampshire. She enjoys both spending time with patients in the exam room or monitoring anesthesia in surgery. Jordan enjoys many activities including, running, spending time with friends, hanging out with her family, and enjoying all types of music. When she’s not working hard at the hospital you can find her spending time with her cat Chandler or her dog Tyrone.
Alexa is a 2019 graduate of UNH’s Veterinary Technology program and passed her national Certified Veterinary Technician exam shortly after graduation. She is continuing at UNH to pursue her bachelor’s degree.
Alexa enjoys the challenge of veterinary work – working with different species and learning how to handle and assess each patient. We are pleased that she joined our team to continue her education and hone her practical skills. When Alexa is not working, she enjoys being at home with her very vocal Tonkinese and Siamese cats, Leo and Sierra, as well as hiking, and spending time with friends.
Rachel made the move to the veterinary field from retail after finding her passion for animals. She has a special interest in the business and management aspects of the hospital and is our pet insurance coordinator and technology expert. Rachel enjoys client education and helping owners make the best decisions for their pets in both the areas of preventative and critical care. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, her cat, Beanie, and her scruffy southern rescue pup, Gumbo. If Rachel is not hard at work at NVH, you can usually find her up in the Rangeley Lakes of Maine or wading in NH rivers fly fishing with her own hand tied flies.
Jenna joined our NVH team as an intern for her veterinary technician program and we liked her so much, we hired her! Jenna is now a graduate of Great Bay with degree in Veterinary Technology and passed the national CVT exam in fall of 2019. Jenna’s kind manner and excellent skills help her patients and their owners feel relaxed and comfortable, knowing they are receiving great care. She loves her new career as a vet tech and it shows in her smile at work! Jenna has an adopted hound, Lemon, that enjoys hiking with her Mom every chance they get; she also likes to surf, eat and enjoy the outdoors.
Rileigh found her passion for animals in high school during her various animal science classes. She spent 4 years living in the Florida Keys where she gained a deep love for marine science, especially sharks. While there, Rileigh participated in several shark research and tagging trips. She took her passion to the University of New Hampshire where she is continuing her education. Rileigh is working to get her CVT and bachelors degree in the hopes of continuing on to become a small animal veterinarian. When Rileigh is not working, she enjoys spending time at the lake, cheering on the Red Sox and napping in the hammock with her (perfect) French bulldog puppy, Sig. Rileigh grew up with American bulldogs and also proudly adopted a cat from the hospital, Bernard, who now rules their house from the sofa and keeps everyone in line.
Nicole graduated from Great Bay Community College with an Associate's Degree in Veterinary Technology and passed her national CVT exam in 2018.
She is a native of NH and lives at home with her 3 Great Danes: Jasmine, and littermates Juice and Merlin. Bronco, a pittie, and Bindi, the Blue Tongued Skink, complete her pet family.
When Nicole isn't working she can be found either at a beach floating in the sun or on a trail hiking with the dogs.
Abby is currently a student at the University of New Hampshire and plans to get her bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Science. Down the road, she hopes to become a veterinarian. Abby has always had a passion for animals; she grew up on a 350-acre horse farm in Cooperstown, NY and currently lives on a small farm in Lee. Abby is gentle and kind to all our patients and you often see her sitting on the floor comforting a patient waking from surgery. When Abby is not working or studying, she loves being with her family, tending to her garden, drawing, and spending time with her animals.
Emily is currently working on her bachelors degree in Biomedical Sciences at UNH. After completing two summer internships at Angell Memorial veterinary hospital in Boston, she is enjoying the slower pace of our country hospital and getting to know her patients. She loves to learn new techniques and advancements in veterinary medicine and to make every owner and patient feel at home while in her care. In her free time, Emily loves to run and lift weights, as well as hike and spend time with her two dogs: Bleu and Oakley! She looks forward to continuing her education and expanding her knowledge by applying to veterinary school upon graduating UNH.
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