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.
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.
Kate Mattera, DVM
Dr. Kate Mattera grew up in Ipswich, Massachusetts, and currently resides in Exeter, New Hampshire. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Biology from Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts. She then went on to work as a veterinary technician in both a small animal practice and shelter medicine.
Dr. Mattera earned her DVM degree from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts and completed her clinical year at Oklahoma State University. She has been practicing small animal medicine since 2015 in New Hampshire and Maine. Her interests include preventative medicine, soft tissue surgery, and geriatric care.
Outside of work, Dr. Mattera enjoys spending time with her son and husband, hiking, biking, cooking, and knitting. She has an orange cat named Jack and a black lab mix named Bentley.