Dr. Dutton founded the Weare Animal Hospital in 1992 to practice the type of medicine he wanted; personal, caring and at a high level of medical expertise. To that end, he has invested in the Staff and expanded each year so the Hospital now offers many services that used to be available only at referral centers or University hospitals. He also decided to obtain the coveted American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) Hospital certification for the Hospital. There are only 23 AAHA accredited hospitals in New Hampshire.
Practicing what he preaches, Dr. Dutton has concentrated on a few areas of expertise and excelled. He is one of the few veterinary specialists boarded in more than one specialty. He is triple boarded: Canine & Feline Practice, Avian Practice, and Exotic Companion Mammal Practice. He also has concentrated on alleviating pain in animals and obtained a Master’s Degree in Pain Management in 2012 and is a Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner by the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management.
Since opening the Weare Animal Hospital in 1992, Dr. Dutton has served in a variety of community volunteer positions including working with Cub Scout Pack 24, Boy Scout Troop 24 and at the District level of the Boy Scouts. He, along with his staff, provide free care for the McLane (Concord) and Massabesic (Auburn) Centers of New Hampshire Audubon, and for Wings of the Dawn rehabilitator. He is also called on frequently to aid NH Fish and Game when they receive an injured animal.
Dr. Dutton is active in the community and lives in Weare with his wife and two children. He enjoys downhill skiing with his family, gardening, swimming, jogging, and M&M’s. He is owned by a golden retriever Carly, a yellow Labrador Adie, and two cats Crazy and The Professor.
He is the real Captain of the ship and quite proud of his crew.
Dr. Dominique Peel
Dr. Peel joined the Weare Animal Hospital team in the summer of 2017. In May 2017, she graduated Summa Cum Laude from Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine located in Auburn, AL. She also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture from Murray State University in Kentucky. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the New Hampshire Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Animal Hospital Association.
She has had an interest in animals since a young age and her lifelong career goal has always been to become a veterinarian. While in veterinary school, she interned for several weeks at Weare Animal Hospital where she immediately fell in love with everyone (staff, clients, and pets) and the high standard of veterinary medicine practiced. After living in the southeast for many years, Dr. Peel is excited to have moved back to NH and become part of the Weare Animal Hospital family.
She is very passionate about being involved in her community and has volunteered several hours at various animal shelters and animal rescue organizations. While in veterinary school, she worked at Auburn University’s Small Animal Emergency Hospital and gained crucial experience . She also highly values continuing education and research which has led her to participate in several research projects involving red tailed hawks.
While she loves cats and dogs, her passion also extends to the medicine and surgery of all companion animals and wildlife including exotic mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and birds. She has a special interest in ferret medicine and surgery. She has future plans to pursue ABVP board certification in exotic animal medicine and surgery.
She and her partner reside in Dunbarton with their four dogs and ferret, which are all rescues. Yoshi the Cockapoo, Phoebe the Yorkshire Terrier, Ziggy the Boxer/Lab mix, Lola the Chinese Shar Pei mix, and Jujubee the ferret. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her fur babies, family and friends, as well as hiking, traveling, biking, reading, and learning new hobbies or skills.
Dr. Elizabeth Sullivan
Dr. Elizabeth A. Sullivan joins us as an experienced Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. A native of NY, growing up in NH, she developed an interest in companion animals at a very young age when she witnessed the emotional connection her autistic brother made with her family’s pet cats. From then on, Dr. Sullivan decided to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. She graduated Cum Laude from the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelor of Science Degree. Dr. Sullivan is a 2003 graduate of the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medicine Association and the New Hampshire Veterinary Medical Association.
For nearly 15 years, Dr. Sullivan was an associate at a well-established small animal practice in Windham, NH, servicing cats and dogs and the occasional, rabbit, ferret and guinea pig. Her interests and passions in veterinary medicine have included preventive medicine, internal medicine, dermatology, oncology, and senior and end of life care, including house call services. She believes in a comprehensive, preventive, and balanced approach to patient care. Dr. Sullivan appreciates that listening to her clients, and understanding the patient’s history, is key to a successful diagnosis. Dr. Sullivan has served on the board of the Salem Rescue League and Animal Rescue Veterinary Services.
For the last few years, Dr. Sullivan has resided in Manchester, NH with her artist husband, young daughter and terrier mix Matilda. She is a talented choral singer and has been a member of multiple community choirs throughout NH. Dr. Sullivan enjoys cooking, reading and being outdoors.
Dr. Sullivan has been impressed by the breadth and depth of medical services that the Weare Animal Hospital provides, as well as its empowered well-trained staff, and the hospital’s active role in Weare and surrounding communities.
Audra has been working at the Weare Animal Hospital since 1993 and, other than Dr. Dutton, she has been employed at the hospital the longest. Because of this, Audra has enjoyed the privilege of watching many patients grow from puppies to seniors in the years that she has been here. She is a Certified Veterinary Technician, enjoying the challenges and rewards of her career.
Audra lives for a good foreign body surgery or a caesarean section. She thrives under the pressures of emergency situations. Always on the ball, she is basically the Captain of the Ship or, at the very least, the First Mate.
Audra started showing dogs when she was eight years old. She has extensive knowledge of breeding, showing, and training dogs as she bred Australian Shepherds growing up.
Audra lives in Webster with her husband and two children. She is owned by a yellow labrador Bella Bean, two cats Ollie and Parker, and an abundance of fish. Bella Bean and Ollie were both rescued by the Weare Animal Hospital. In her spare time she enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time up at camp in Northern New Hampshire with her family.
Lauren is our Practice Manager. She came to the Weare Animal Hospital in August of 2007 when she and her family relocated to New Hampshire from Connecticut. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from Becker College in Massachusetts and is a Certified Veterinary Technician. She lives in Hillsboro with her husband, son, black Labrador Flynn and Julius the Gecko.
Lauren has a very strong interest in veterinary dentistry, focusing on the prevention of disease and educating clients at all stages of periodontal disease. She assures that each patient receives the highest level and quality of care at the Weare Animal Hospital.
Lauren enjoys baking, running, grilling and spending time outdoors with her family.
Brandi was a preschool teacher for 17 years before deciding to follow her passion for Dog Training in 2012. She earned a Certificate in Dog Training through the Animal Behavior College, and has also been certified through the Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CPDT-KA) in September of 2015.
In July of 2015 she left the world of preschool teaching to begin a new career in Veterinary Medicine. She is currently working towards earning a Veterinary Assistant Certification through Animal Behavior College. Brandi is excited to continue to learn and grow in the Animal Behavior and Veterinary field in any way she can. She can be found throughout the hospital, always excited to see the unusual critter, and is not afraid to get her hands dirty.
She is owned by a energetic Australian Cattle dog Kitt and adorable pint size Chihuahua Risa. In her free time she participates in dog sports with her Cattle dog, hiking, kayaking and yoga. Brandi is also the newest member of our team and we are so excited to have her working with us!