Shawna Chag, DVM – Chief of Staff
Dr. Shawna Chag, our Chief of Staff, grew up in Texas and attended the Texas A&M University for both her undergraduate degree and her DVM. She boasts years of experience working in many general and emergency veterinary hospitals in the area, including the Bridgton Veterinary Hospital in ME, Greenland Animal Hospital in NH, Fremont Animal Hospital in NH, Hampstead Animal Hospital in NH, and the Veterinary Emergency Critical Care & Referral Center (VECC) in Newington, NH. She even filled in here at Health & Wellness Animal Hospital while she was working at VECC, before joining our team full-time.
Dr. Chag's special interests include emergency and critical care, preventive medicine, senior pet care, ophthalmology, and internal medicine. Outside of work she enjoys running and spending time with family. Her furry (and scaly) family consists of three cats, LMM, Kona and Hilo; a beta fish named Emm; and two Guinea pigs, Gus and Mia.
Emily Casey, DVM
Dr. Emily Casey studied agriculture and animal health at Clemson University in South Carolina prior to attending the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. While in vet school, she gravitated toward large animal medicine, particularly equine health. This fondness compelled her to accept a position of employment at a rural, mixed animal practice upon completion of her DVM degree. Two years there incorporated a phenomenal diversity of patients and cases into her job experience; overnight on-call duty, emergency care, farm visits, exotic pets and wildlife patients seasoned the day-to-day clinic cases with great variety. Because this type of schedule proved to be all-consuming, Dr. Casey transferred to a suburban Atlanta dog/cat only clinic with a more predictable schedule. This shift in hours allowed her the flexibility to enjoy her growing family.
Nicole Tellier, DVM
Dr. Nicole Tellier received her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin–River Falls in 2007 and her DVM degree from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinarian Medicine in 2012. Before joining the Health & Wellness Animal Hospital team in September 2014, she practiced at Northern Lakes Veterinary Hospital, a two-clinic, four-doctor, mixed-animal practice in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire.
Dr. Tellier was raised on a dairy farm in Wisconsin and also spent time working with veterinarians on dairy farms in New Zealand. Her experience varies from dairy cattle to production animal medicine. She is especially interested in alternative medicine like acupuncture and herbal medicine, making Health & Wellness Animal Hospital the perfect place for her to practice.
When not at work, Dr. Tellier enjoys attending concerts, fairs and festivals, as well as traveling all over the world. She has a blind yellow Labrador retriever named Jackson, a calico cat named Xenia, and a Belgian/quarter horse named Fancy.