Our Staff

Dr. Cahill and familyDr. Ray Cahill 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 with his wife and twin boys. His various professional interests include nutrition, behavior medicine and allergies/immune-mediated disorders. Dr. Cahill enjoys yoga, DIY projects and spending time with his family (including 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. While there she met her boyfriend Kory, a Gloucester native who was working in Hollywood, and they moved back to his hometown in early 2011. She joined the SeaPort team in the summer of 2011, bringing with her a strong interest in soft tissue surgery, preventive care, and large/giant dog breeds. In her free time she loves to putter away on her fixer-upper house, cheer on her beloved Chicago sports teams (and Kory’s Boston Bruins), and fill her stomach at the wonderful restaurants around Cape Ann.

Hammond 2Dr. Sarah Hammond joined our staff in September of 2014. She is a graduate of Ross University of Veterinary Medicine, completed her clinical training at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, and gained her certification in Acupuncture from the Chi Institute in 2015. She practices integrate medicine, and is one of a small handful of veterinarians certified in acupuncture, food therapy and herbal medicine. In addition to her work at SeaPort, she is working towards a Master’s Degree in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine through the Chi Institute. Her professional interests focus on using both Eastern and Western medicine to give animals the best care possible. Dr Hammond believes in putting intention in to every interaction our pets, including their feeding, environment and behavior. When not at the clinic, she’s likely in the water surfing or paddling. Sarah and her husband have two dogs, and a passion for the outdoors.


Dr. Kate Graves, a graduate of Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, joined the SeaPort team in April 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.


April joined our team in June of 2011 as a receptionist after more than a decade of experience working the front desk in veterinary offices. She was promoted to the position of Lead Receptionist in June 2016. She has lived in Gloucester most of her life and enjoys spending time outdoors with her dogs Rocket and Cannon. She supports her family at various road races by taking pictures and cheering them on. In her free time you can catch her hiking with her dogs, riding her bicycle, or frequenting the playground at Stage Fort Park with her youngest daughter. In addition, April along with her family loves to “rough it” through the mountains of New Hampshire seeking out waterfalls and wildlife.


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Nate joined the SeaPort team in October 2014, after years of banking and customer service related jobs. He is also the creative consultant for Little Owl Arts which focuses on screen printing in a sustainable, eco-conscious manner, on a wide range of clothing for men, women and children.  Nate is native to Gloucester. When not at work, he also enjoys exploring the woods and rocky coastline of New England, snowboarding, live music, playing guitar, hanging with friends, craft beer, and walking his three dogs.


Hannah croppedHannah joined our staff in September 2015. She has always aspired for a career working with animals and is enthusiastic about expanding her knowledge in veterinary medicine. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Technology at Mount Ida College in 2013 and became certified shortly thereafter. As native of the North Shore, she has always enjoyed exploring the extraordinary nature of the area. In her spare time, Hannah can be found fulfilling her childhood passion of horseback riding and going on adventures with her two beloved dogs, Nanook and Salem.


Stephanie2A New England native and new mother, Stephanie joined our reception team in May of 2016 after studying sociology at UMass Amherst and working in an administrative role in the customer service industry for over eight years. Stephanie decided it was time to dedicate her time away from family doing something she felt passionate about, so she made the leap to the veterinary field. She has a deep love for animals and enjoys learning something new every day in her new role. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and camping, going to the beach, drawing, reading, and spending lots of time with her family and pets.


tracyTracy (Head Technician) joined SeaPort in October, 2014. A graduate in theatre from Bates College, Tracy began her career in the veterinary field as a receptionist and assistant in 1994 in Salem, MA. 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 to veterinary medicine in 2006 as a small animal technician, working for eight years at a local small animal practice while also gaining shelter medicine experience as a veterinary technician at Cape Ann Animal Aid for two years. She went on to complete coursework in Animal Care Sciences and Veterinary Technology at North Shore Community College and passed the veterinary technician certification exam in 2014. Tracy 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 up north.


shannonShannon joined the SeaPort Front Desk staff in August 2016 after having worked in the Animal Care industry in one way or another for most of her adult life. A native of Southern New Jersey, she relocated to Massachusetts with her husband and two boys in 2006, settling in Gloucester in 2008. Shannon loves living in Gloucester and enjoys exploring all that New England has to offer – from the scenic White Mountains to the beauty of Good Harbor Beach. She has a dog named Dallas and two cats named Patrick and Mrs. B. She and her husband can often be found cheering on their youngest son at one his sporting events, ferrying their oldest to or from work, enjoying meals with family and friends, and hanging out at Gloucester Dog Park while Dallas plays with his puppy pals!


Laura joined our team in July of 2017. She started in the veterinary world maintaining a kennel and then moved on to become a vet tech back in 1992. She was with a small animal practice for 8 years then took a break to raise her two children. She then returned to her prior technician job for another six years before migrating to SeaPort Vet. Laura grew up in the Midwest (specifically Wisconsin) in a house with a lot of animals, something that helped mold her decision to ultimately work in this field. She has a special place in her heart for Greyhounds having owned five and being involved in Greyhound rescue for over 20 years. Laura lives on the north shore with her daughter, two dogs (Bear and Cecilia), Dash the cat and Elvis the lizard.