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.

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.

dvm erin orear 200pxDr. Erin O’Rear grew up in Old Bridge, NJ and currently resides in Waltham, MA. She received an undergraduate degree from the University of Connecticut and earned a DVM degree from Perdue University. In addition to preventive care, her interests include Cytology and Medical Oncology.

Dr. O’Rear has a cat named Mojito, or “Mo” for short and in her free time enjoys hiking, painting, reading, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.