Janelle, BS, CVT joined our team as the Practice Manager in 2018, after working in the veterinary medicine field for over 9 years. She graduated from Mount Ida College with a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Veterinary Technology and then became a Certified Veterinary Technician. She grew up with various kinds of animals surrounding her, such as dogs, chickens, rabbits, hamsters, mice, geckos, turtles, birds, fish & many more. She is encompassed with a strong passion for animal care and is always looking for ways to further expand her knowledge and skills. She shares an intense love for veterinary dentistry and anesthesia. She also still practices her secondary occupation as a licensed aesthetician, which she pursued prior to starting in the veterinary medicine field. This occupation has also molded her exceptional skills in customer service and management. She spends her free time anywhere near the ocean, whether it’s on a boat or walking along the beach. She currently lives with her fiancé, teacup Yorkshire Terrier, “Lilly,” who people say is her little ‘twin,’ and her Goldendoodle named “Fozzie.”
Dr. Ray Cahill is the owner and founder of SeaPort Veterinary Hospital. He graduated from the Veterinary School at Tufts in 1999 after first receiving his Master’s degree from NYU with a concentration in Toxicology. He completed his internship at Angell-Boston followed by two years of residency training in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine on the South Shore. He switched to private practice in 2004 and now lives on Cape Ann. His various professional interests include behavior medicine, immune disorders and diagnostic ultrasound. During his free time, he enjoys yoga, DIY projects and spending time with his family and their two dogs “Gabby” and “Jojo.”
Dr. Meredith Lockwood received her undergraduate degree from Stanford University in 1996 and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Illinois in 2000, then completed a one-year internship in small animal medicine and surgery at VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital. She enjoyed the California weather so much that she stayed there for another 10 years, practicing as an associate vet at a five-doctor clinic in Manhattan Beach. She moved to Gloucester in 2011 with her partner Kory, joining the SeaPort team that summer. She has always enjoyed surgery and has expertise in many soft tissue, dental, and orthopedic procedures. In 2020 she shifted to a mainly surgical schedule, freeing up time to dedicate to her second career in home renovation and real estate. In her free time she loves to relax with her dogs, cheer on her beloved Chicago sports teams, and fill her stomach at the wonderful restaurants around Cape Ann.
Dr. Kate Graves, a graduate of Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, joined the SeaPort team in 2018. From an early age, she always knew that she wanted to pursue a career as a veterinarian. Prior to veterinary school, Dr. Graves received her undergraduate degree from Connecticut College and performed cancer research at Children’s Hospital Boston. Her interests include preventative and wellness care, soft tissue surgery, and feline medicine. A native of Hamilton, Dr. Graves currently lives in Beverly with her boyfriend and their three cats “Carlos,” “Ricky” and “Chowder.” When not treating patients at work, she enjoys traveling, amateur bird watching at Plum Island, and cooking new recipes for family and friends.
Genevieve joined our team in 2019 after working in the customer service industry at a pet store. She has also been working with the Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team for over 10 years, and loves educating the public about the various snakes and other reptiles she works with. Genevieve has always loved and respected animals, which drew her into her various animal-related occupations over the years. As a Gloucester native, she enjoys spending her time volunteering with the Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team by helping them with their journey to educate and conserve local wildlife. Genevieve resides with her cat “Cruze,” her two guniea pigs “Pippen” and “Theodin,” and her Blue Tongued Skink “Beans.” Genevieve plans to expand her animal care career and is working towards becoming a licensed wildlife rehabilitator in the state of Massachusetts.
Taylor joined our team in 2020 after working in the veterinary medicine field for the past 3 years as a receptionist and administrative supervisor. Prior to this, she worked in the human medical field where she was a CNA. She has always had a passion for working with animals, as she grew up with a household of various pets. She is interested in continuously learning more about exotic animal care, and more ways of how to better the experience for our clients and patients. As a North Shore native, Taylor enjoys spending her time by the water or on the beach. She also enjoys horseback riding and spending time with her dog named “Steinway” and cat named “Billy.”
Hannah, BS, CVT (Technician Supervisor) joined our team in 2015. She is currently our surgical coordinator and technician supervisor. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Technology at Mount Ida College in 2013 and became a Certified Veterinary Technician shortly thereafter. In her spare time, she can be found fulfilling her childhood passion of horseback riding and going on adventures with her beloved dog “Salem.” She has always aspired for a career working with animals and is enthusiastic about expanding her knowledge in veterinary medicine. As a native of the North Shore, she enjoys exploring the extraordinary nature within the area.
Tracy, CVT, LVT joined our team in 2014. A graduate in theatre from Bates College, Tracy began her career in the veterinary field as a receptionist and assistant in 1994. In 2000, she transferred to the human healthcare field and spent five years as the administrative assistant to the Chief of Pediatric Transplantation at The Massachusetts General Hospital. She returned back to veterinary medicine in 2006, in addition to being employed at a small animal practice, she also gained some shelter medicine experience at Cape Ann Animal Aid. She went on to complete coursework in Animal Care Sciences and Veterinary Technology at North Shore Community College. She then became a Certified Veterinary Technician in 2014. She is always searching for new sources of learning and education to further her professional knowledge. Her clinical interests include internal medicine (especially feline), nutrition, nursing/surgical care, and client education. When she’s not wearing scrubs, she’s either in hiking gear completing the NH 4,000 footer mountain list, practicing yoga, doing a little skiing, or taking her son on fun field trips to explore the beauty of nature.
Annie joined our team in 2019. She earned a certification in Animal Care Specialty, and has worked in the animal care and veterinary medicine field over the past 5 years. She has enjoyed working as a veterinary technician for the past 2 years, and is extremely enthusiastic to learn more ways to better serve our animal companions in this evolving field. When Annie isn’t working she enjoys spending much of her free time with her beloved dogs “Phoebe” and “Oatmeal,” her 2 guinea pigs and her tortoise.
Shannon, CVT joined our team in 2020. She graduated in 2014 from Wheaton College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Psychology and then additionally obtained an Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology in 2016. Shortly after she took the VTNE and became a Certified Veterinary Technician. She is interested in continuing to learn more about exotic patient care and anesthesia. She has worked in the field for the past 6 years and has a goal to eventually work with large cats at a zoo. Shannon lives in Gloucester with her dog “Willow.” She likes to spend her free time walking the beach, playing video games, and skiing in the winter months.
Caslyn joined our team in 2019. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2015 with a Bachelors of Science in Biology and a minor in Natural Resource Conservation. After a few years of working as a SCUBA instructor and doing diving-related fatality research, she entered the animal rescue field and worked at a local animal shelter. She decided to move towards focusing on veterinary medicine because of her experience at the animal shelter, and is excited to expand her knowledge and skills. Caslyn lives in Rockport with her fiance and their adventurous dog “Toby.” She loves to spend her free time SCUBA diving, trail riding with her horse, and hiking with Toby all over New England.
Jolene joined our team in 2017. You may have noticed her bio in the receptionist section previously, but in 2019 she began her transition into becoming a Veterinary Assistant. We are excited to watch her move on to the next stepping stone in her career! She came from the human medical field, working as a CNA for 5 years. Jolene went to North Shore Technical High School where she got her CNA certification. She is currently attending North Shore Community College to finish the prerequisites for the Nursing program. She is a Gloucester native and enjoys spending time on the water by beach or by boat. When she isn’t at the beach, she is spending time with her husband working on their fixer-upper house and taking her dogs on walks. Jolene has always had a love for animals and felt it was time to make the jump to the veterinary field. She currently has two dogs, “Sadie” and “Sierra,” three goats, and grew up surrounded by dogs, cats, chickens, ducks, and a variety of wildlife.