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.
Dr. Schwartz's professional interests include emergency medicine, integrative medicine, internal medicine, and soft tissue surgery. She is certified in veterinary acupuncture and can provide integrative modalities when needed to achieve a better quality of life for your pets for various medical conditions — including musculoskeletal pain and arthritis, gastrointestinal disorders, endocrine disfunction, and many other chronic or terminal diseases. But above all, she looks forward to building a trustworthy relationship with her clients and patients and wishes to continue to offer the best wellness and preventative care for a long lasting, fulfilling human-animal bond.
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.
Dr. Perkin's medical interests include internal medicine and surgery, pain management, senior care, and emergency/critical care. In her spare time, Dr. Perkins enjoys spending time with friends and family on Cape Cod. An interesting fact: both her parents and her siblings are human doctors. Dr. Perkins never had an interest in human medicine, but knew from middle school on that she wanted to be a veterinarian.
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.
Outside of work, Dr. Fogaren enjoys traveling, vacationing on Cape Cod, spending time with family and friends, playing softball, and snowboarding. She is also an avid Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots fan. At home, she has a 10-year-old Beagle named DJ that was adopted during her undergraduate studies.
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!