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.”
Jolene joined our team in 2017 as a receptionist and in 2019 began training to become 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.
Hannah, BS, CVT (Technician Supervisor) joined our team in 2015. She is currently our surgical coordinator. 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.
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.
Jessica joined our team in 2020. She graduated from Montserrat College of Art in 2016 with a Bachelors of Fine Art. That same year she adopted her dog, Rembrandt, from a local animal shelter, which sparked her interest in animal behavior. After college she got a job as a dog handler at a doggie daycare facility where she gained even more experience with dog to dog and dog to human interactions. Jessica had an interest in animals starting at a young age and grew up with many different species such as snakes, turtles, and even Madagascar hissing cockroaches. Jessica currently lives in Gloucester with her dog and boyfriend, and likes to spend her free time working on her paintings, taking care of her plants, and hanging out on the water in the warmer months.
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.
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.”