Jennifer Schwartz, DVM — Chief of Staff
Dr. Schwartz, our Chief of Staff, is from south central Pennsylvania and now resides in Burlington, Massachusetts. She completed her undergraduate studies at The Ohio State University and received a DVM degree from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, where she graduated with highest honors. Following graduation, she completed a small animal emergency/critical care internship in Waltham and fell in love with New England. She moved back to Pennsylvania after her internship and worked with her father (also a veterinarian) at his high-quality general practice prior to moving back to the area she missed.
Elizabeth C. Perkins, DVM
Dr. 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.
Amanda Fogaren, DVM
Dr. 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.
Elizabeth Knight, DVM
Dr. 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.
Kristina Nolin, DVM
Dr. 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!
Aaron T. McDonald, DVM
Dr. McDonald joined the Fresh Pond Animal Hospital team in October 2016. He grew up in Charlton, MA and attended the University of Massachusetts - Amherst, where he received an undergraduate degree. Dr. McDonald then went on to earn a DVM degree from Tufts University - Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. Previously, he practiced in California at Hermosa Animal Hospital in Hermosa Beach, Crossroads Emergency and Referral Hospital in Norwalk, and VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital in West Los Angeles.
Dr. McDonald's professional interests include preventive medicine, surgery, dermatology and nutrition. Outside of work, he enjoys basketball, hiking, photography and travel. His family consists of a beautiful, loving wife; two intelligent and beautiful daughters; and a 10-year-old Boxer named Apollo.