OUR TEAM

Everyone in our hospital, from the doctors to the receptionists, looks forward to seeing every patient that walks through our doors.

Read further to learn more about the people who love your pets!

MEET THE DOCTORS

DR. CHRISTOPHER ULRICH, MVB

Practice Owner & Veterinarian

Dr. Ulrich, or the "kitty zen master" as his clients call him, received his undergraduate degree from the University of Vermont in Political Science and Philosophy. He then pursued his passion for animals at The University College, Dublin, Ireland which he graduated from with a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine in 2001. He made his way to Huron Veterinary Hospital in November of 2007 after practicing at several Boston area hospitals.  He shortly became the owner of Huron in March 2008 and has been healing furry friends since then!
Dr. Ulrich takes a special interest in treating grouchy cats and performing surgery. In his free time he is an avid fisherman (just get him talking about reels!), snowboarder, and hiker. He spends his weekends on Cape Cod enjoying nature and the peace and quiet it provides. He lives locally in Cambridge with his wife, son, and their four cats and dog. Eddie, Stevie (AKA Squeaky), Mayble, and the infamous 3-legged Stan are the feline portion of the family, and Fergus is his small, cat-like terrier who visits the clinic very often (that's him curled up in the picture!).

DR. MICHAEL MCEWAN, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Michael McEwan grew up in northern New Jersey. He received his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Carnegie Mellon University in 2003 and a Master of Science in Organic Chemistry from Northeastern University in 2008. Dr. McEwan previously worked as a synthetic organic medicinal chemist for nearly 5 years designing new potential drugs for a variety of therapeutic targets, primarily treatments of cancer. In an effort to work more hands-on with patients, Dr. McEwan decided to leave laboratory work behind and move to a more clinical setting and began working as a veterinary technician here at Huron!

After almost 2 years as our technician, he applied for veterinary school. He received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. His interests include dermatology, preventative care, radiology, and pathology. Dr. McEwan volunteers with 2 local feral cat clinics and at a veterinary clinic in Worcester. He has lived in Massachusetts with his wife, a Boston native, and their dog, Sirena, since 2005. They have two little girls, daughters Leah and Katie. Outside of veterinary medicine, Dr. McEwan enjoys hiking, canoeing, traveling, weight training, and cooking.

DR. JANE O'DONNELL, VMD

Relief Veterinarian

When she isn't working at one of the many clinics she does relief for, Dr. O'Donnell loves going on walks and runs along the Charles river in Cambridge. She also frequents Vermont with her husband Andy where they enjoy walking, snowshoeing, and running in the beautiful Vermont nature. Like many vets, she enjoys being around other people who love animals (that's why she loves coming to Huron!).  She's a bird watcher, gardener, rock collector, knitter of occasional sweaters and maker of occasional baby quilts.  She's enjoys riding her horse Brynjar, who came from Iceland, and hasn't fallen off yet (fingers crossed)! One of her favorite things is hanging out with her other furry friend, her dog Jack, who loves sitting on her (or anyone else for that matter..). She also has a new addition to the family: a black cat named Bug. He certainly lives up to his name and has mastered bugging his brother Jack!

MEET THE STAFF

HANNAH FARRIS

Practice Manager

A Cape Cod native, Hannah has been a part of the Huron family since the summer of 2015. She has always had an affinity for animals, starting with horseback riding when she was only 3 years old. When she isn't squeezing patients with love at Huron, she enjoys classic old movies, yoga, volunteering at horse barns, and plant collecting. She's recently taken an interest in marathon running, although her lazy Bulldog, Dewey, is proving not to be an enthusiastic training partner.
Contact Hannah Directly:

hannah.huronvet@gmail.com

KELLY VAIL

Head Surgical Technician

Kelly joined our staff in 2017. She attended Mount Ida College in Newton and is a certified veterinary technician. She has since been in the veterinary field for almost 25 years and has extensive experience, especially in surgery. In her free time she likes relaxing with family & friends, camping, and spending time with her cat Beanz (pictured above). You'll probably hear her in the back of the hospital telling your pet how wonderful they are.

SUMMER MCGILLIVRAY

Technician

Summer joined Huron after graduating from UMass Amherst with a degree in veterinary technology. She is planning on becoming a certified veterinary technician later this year. She currently lives in Boston with her cat Hank, her dog Molly, and a rabbit and duck. Summer is excited to learn more about veterinary medicine and has a special interest in parasitology and surgery. Welcome to the team Summer!

LIZ POUNDS

Technician

Liz came to Huron in 2017 as an intern from Roxbury Community College's vet assistant program. Although initially hired for her laundry expertise, she has since learned numerous skills around the hospital, her favorite of which is drawing blood. A former English major and writing tutor, Liz is the go-to should your cat ever need help with his book report.

SAMANTHA SCOTT

Technician

Samantha began as a veterinary technician in 2013 before joining Huron in 2017.  She received her undergraduate degree in Animal Science from UMASS Amherst in 2016. Her veterinary interests include dermatology, surgery, and angry shih tzus. Outside of work she enjoys pottery, being outdoors, and spending time with her stinky and lovable hound-dog, Bodie. Samantha was recently accepted into Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine and will be pursuing her veterinary degree in the fall!

RONI HYMAN

Relief Technician

Roni has been a technician at Huron Veterinary Hospital since March 2017. She is from NYC and is a UMASS Amherst alum. She's is currently doing her pre-requisites for veterinary school at the Harvard Extension School and also manages a school laboratory. Although she only does relief work at Huron now due to her busy schedule, you'll often see her stopping in to say hi (because she can't get enough of all your amazing pets!)

MICHELLE YSRAEL

Technician

Michelle recently joined our team after volunteering with us for the winter. She is from the island of Guam and is currently pursuing a degree in Biology at Tufts University. In the past she has studied marine animals, including sharks, mantis shrimp, sea turtles and manta rays, and she is excited to learn more about veterinary medicine. In addition to sea creatures, her favorite animals include corgis, whippets, pit bulls and cats with thumbs. Between studying and meeting all the pets at the clinic, she enjoys hanging with her beautiful chonky calico foster kitty, Lily.

JAILENE ESCOBAR

Receptionist

Jailene joined Huron in September 2017 and we don't know what we would do without her! She is the smiling and friendly face of the front desk, always willing to help in any way she can. In her free time, she enjoys bubble tea and playing video games. She has a cat of her own – Luna, the graceful gray tabby.  When she is not at home showering her cat with treats and catnip, you can probably catch her outside throwing lettuce at ducks by the Mystic River or bunny watching.

AUDREY LOVE

Technician

Audrey joined our technician team this past summer with experience as a veterinary assistant in surgery. She majored in Neuroscience and Math at Hamilton College. She spends 95% of her time with animals between working at veterinary hospitals, pet-sitting, or with her own senior kitty, Bella. The remaining 5% you can find her chasing frisbees with friends. Her life goal is to visit every U.S National Park (she's already been to 12)! Welcome to the team Audrey, we're happy to have you here!

MEET THE PATIENTS
OUR CONTACT

Email: huronveterinary@gmail.com
Tel:  617-661-9553

Fax: 617-661-0015

OUR ADDRESS

70 Beacon Street

Somerville, MA 02143​

OUR HOURS

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Tuesday

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday

8:00 AM - 7:00 PM Thursday

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Friday

8:00 AM - 2:00 PM Saturday

CLOSED SUNDAY

© 2018 by Christopher Ulrich.

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