Dr. Jennifer Schwartz, DVM, with some canine friendsDr. Schwartz, our Chief of Staff, is from south central Pennsylvania. She completed her undergraduate studies at The Ohio State University and received her DVM degree from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine where she graduated with highest honors. She completed a small animal emergency/critical care internship in Waltham, MA which is when she fell in love with New England.

Elizabeth Perkins, DVMDr. Perkins has been part of the Fresh Pond team since August 2005. She grew up in Milton and attended high school at Milton Academy. As an undergraduate at Wesleyan University, Dr. Perkins earned the Dean's Award for Academic Excellence in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry in 1998. She received the same award at Tufts University where she earned a DVM degree in 2004. After veterinary school, she joined a mixed animal veterinary practice in rural New Hampshire, where she treated a variety of species. In 2005, she moved to Boston to pursue small animal medicine exclusively here at Fresh Pond Animal Hospital.

dr-amanda-fogaren-dvmDr. Fogaren grew up in Tewksbury and still lives there today. She received an undergraduate degree from Becker College and a DVM degree from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. Before joining the Fresh Pond Animal Hospital team in May 2016, she practiced at Banfield Pet Hospitals in Woburn and Salem, MA. Her special interests include surgery, dentistry, neurology, physical rehabilitation and acupuncture.

dr-elizabeth-knight-dvm-catDr. Elizabeth Knight grew up in Belmont and currently lives in Watertown. She attended Wesleyan University for her undergraduate degree, and the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University for her DVM degree. Growing up, her family took their pets to Fresh Pond Animal Hospital!

Dr Knight's special interests include canine and feline internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, dentistry, and dermatology. When she isn't spending time with animals, she enjoys hiking, kayaking, traveling, being with her friends and family. She has two fluffy rescue cats, Murray and Oscar. 

Dr. Kristina Nolin, DVMDr. Kristina Nolin joined the Fresh Pond Animal Hospital team in June 2016. A Massachusetts native, she grew up in Gardner and lives in Tekwsbury now. Dr. Nolin attended the University of Vermont for her undergraduate degree, and the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine for her veterinary degree, with high honors. She has experience practicing at Banfield Pet Hospitals in Woburn and Danvers.

Dr. Nolin's special interests include soft tissue surgery, dentistry, ophthalmology, and canine and feline internal medicine. She has a one-year-old lab mix named Finn, three cats named Bella, Nikko and Zoey, and a chinchilla. When she is not at work, Dr. Nolin enjoys hiking and other outdoor activities (especially ones that include Finn), traveling, spending time with friends and family, cooking, and watching football. Go Pats!

dr kayla porcelli dog Dr. Kayla Porcelli grew up in Portland, Maine and currently resides in Arlington, Massachusetts. She received an undergraduate degree from University of Maine Orono and earned her DVM degree from Colorado State University. Prior to joining the Fresh Pond Animal Hospital team, she practiced at Baywood Veterinary Hospital in Cape Coral, Florida and Moore Animal Hospital in Fort Collins, Colorado. Her special interests include internal medicine, dermatology, and dentistry.

Outside of work, Dr. Porcelli enjoys hiking, mountain biking, arts and crafts, attending live music events, craft beer, traveling, and reading. She also has an English Springer Spaniel named Bud and two black cats named Lela and Chummy.