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
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. SARA EVANS, VMD
Dr. Sally Evans grew up in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. She graduated from Brown University with a dual degree in Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology, with a focus in Animal Behavior. Dr. Evans luckily found her way to Huron Veterinary Hospital before attending veterinary school, and worked as a technician for several years. (She credits all of her cat handling skills to Dr. Ulrich, the cat whisperer!) Dr. Evans graduated from UPenn School of Veterinary Medicine in 2018 and has been practicing in the greater Boston area since then. She is thrilled to be coming home to the team at Huron!
Dr. Evans’s veterinary interests include behavior, dermatology, and internal medicine, with a side of spicy cat and slobbery dog. In her free time she is an avid hiker, skier, sailor, baker, and knitter, and escapes to the White Mountains of New Hampshire and beaches of Cape Cod when she can. She and her husband currently reside in the North End of Boston with their terrier Porky and budgie Ron Swanson.
Welcome Dr. Evans we're so happy to have you back!
DR. JANE O'DONNELL, VMD
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
JOSHUA DOWNS, CVT
Josh is originally from Winter Park, Florida, and moved to the Boston area in 2014. He joined the Huron family as Hospital Manager in April of 2021. Josh has been in veterinary practice since 2009, and in addition to dogs and cats, he has also worked with exotics, wildlife and large cats. During his free time he can often be found reading a fantasy book, drinking (too much) coffee in a local cafe or playing competitive dodgeball.
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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 a good margarita. You'll probably hear her in the back of the hospital telling your pet how wonderful they are.
Aria is a California native who moved to Boston for undergrad at BU. She fell in love with the city and decided to stay and complete her masters at Tufts in conservation medicine. She plans on hopefully attending vet school in the near future! She loves working in vet med and has been working in and out of hospitals since age 16. When she's not at the clinic she enjoys creating fun new vegan recipes, working out, and going to the beach all with her 15yr old Jack Russell, Bandit, by her side!
Liz joined the Huron team in April of 2021. While currently learning the ropes at the reception desk, she aspires to be a veterinary technician in the future! She lives in Cambridge with her partner and step son, and she is a mom to two dogs, a ball python and chinchilla. Liz loves all animals and hopes to adopt even more some day! When she can, Liz loves to get in the kitchen and cook vegan meals for her family. She also enjoys listening to music (with a preference for prog rock) and playing video games in her free time.
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 dogs Molly and Daisy, and a rabbit and duck. Summer is excited to learn more about veterinary medicine and has a special interest in parasitology and surgery. When she's not in the clinic she can be found baking delicious treats!
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.
Jailene has been a part of Huron's reception team since 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 (pictured above). 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.
Nicole was hired in the fall of 2019 as a receptionist with the hopes of training as a veterinary technician in the future! She graduated from Emerson College in 2019 with a film degree. She is the mother to a fluffy long-haired tabby named Henry. Self-proclaimed burger lover, Nicole is currently training for her first half marathon! She also enjoys rock climbing and video games in her free time.
She has instantly become an important part of the team and we're so happy to have her here!
Samantha has been a technician with Huron since the summer of 2017. She's passionate about veterinary medicine and started veterinary school at Tufts University in September 2019. While we miss having her working with us full-time, she still helps out at the clinic when she's able and we know she will make an incredible veterinarian herself one day!
Val was born in St. Petersburg Russia and moved to Boston in 2017. She earned a bachelor's degree in animal science and a certification in horse training from St. Petersburg State Agrarian University. In addition to having six years of experience as a vet tech, Val cares for two cuties at home; an American Eskimo named Mr. Boo and her husband. Her Hobbies include ice skating, horseback riding and photography.