Holiday Schedule:

We will be closed Monday, May 30th in observance of Memorial Day.

Our Team

Meet our dedicated doctors and staff!

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Meet Our Team!

Companion Animal Hospital is proud to have a friendly and knowledgeable team. Our goal is to ensure that every visit makes our clients feel like they are part of our family.

Dr. Maddy Melson, DVM, MPH

Dr. Maddy Melson, DVM, MPH

Veterinarian

Dr. Melson graduated from Boston College with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and pursued her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. Upon Graduation, Dr. Melson and her husband moved to New Hampshire and started her career here at Companion Animal Hospital. After a few years with another organization, Dr. Melson has returned full time to Companion and rejoined the team to serve the area’s pets and clients. Dr. Melson spends her time outside of the clinic with her husband, 2 children, and 2 dogs, and a cat enjoying the New Hampshire mountains hikes and lakes boating. She also enjoys cooking, quilting, and gardening.

Dr. Judy Surdam, VMD

Dr. Judy Surdam, VMD

Veterinarian

Dr. Judy, born and raised in Nashua, NH, attended the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science in 1989. She then attended the University of Pennsylvania-School of Veterinary Medicine in Philadelphia. She performed an externship at Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston. After earning a VMD (Veterinariae Medicinae Doctoris) in 1994, she returned to her home state of New Hampshire to practice small animal medicine and continues to practice in NH. Interests include patient advocacy, internal medicine/endocrine diseases, ophthalmology, small mammal medicine (rabbits, rodents, guinea pigs) and ultrasound. Dr. Surdam lives in Pembroke, NH and enjoys spending time with her husband, two sons, a daughter and four dogs. Hobbies include any outdoor activity, mountain biking (including coaching and racing), hiking, travelling and contributing to the community in various ways.

Sarah Marvelle

Sarah Marvelle

Practice Manager

Sarah has been a veterinary technician for 15 years. She started in general practice and was drawn to Emergency and specialty hospitals.

Sarah is passionate about patient care; her ultimate goal is to treat all pets as if they were her own.

When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her girlfriend and 3 dogs Carter, Sally and Chloe! You may find her fishing in both salt water and freshwater and spending as much time outside by the lake or ocean.

Chelsey

Chelsey

Meet our incredible Reception Supervisor, Chelsey! Having always had a love for animals, Chelsey started her career in the veterinary field back in 2017. She started in emergency medicine as a Technician Assistant before earning her place as a Veterinary Assistant sometime after. With a passion for client service and excellent patient care, Chelsey left the veterinary emergency field after four years and has joined our team at Companion Animal Hospital as our Receptionist Supervisor. When Chelsey isn’t helping sick patients, she can often be found surrounded by friends, family, and a few pets of her own.
Cailen, CVT

Cailen, CVT

Cailen has been working with animals since 2003. She graduated from an agricultural high school where she majored in Animal Science. She then went on to the University of New Hampshire, where she graduated with an associate’s degree in animal science. Wanting to further her education, she went to Bel-Rea Institute of animal technology in Denver, Colorado, and graduated in 2012. She then moved back to MA, where she worked in general practice and emergency hospitals. She has a soft spot for Rottweilers, as she has had them most of her adult life. She lives in NH with her husband and little boy. In her spare time, she enjoys going on adventures outside with her family, reading a good book, or practicing her baking and cake decorating skills!
Rachel, CVT

Rachel, CVT

Rachel began working at Companion Animal Hospital in August of 2019. As a child, Rachel knew she wanted to work with animals. She is currently attending school at Great Bay Community College to earn an Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology. During her free time, Rachel enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband, his son, their husky Rocky, and their cat Malibu.
Julie, CVT

Julie, CVT

My name is Julie. I have worked as a Veterinary Technician for 30 years, the last 20 years in Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. My credentials include Fear-Free Certification, Basic Life Support, and Advanced Life Support Certification. I have a passion for teaching and have been teaching in a Veterinary Technology program going on 15 years. When I’m not working or teaching, I like to travel.

Emily

Emily

After growing up surrounded by rescue dogs, Emily knew she wanted to work with animals. She’s always had a passion for animals, big and small! When she’s not working, Emily enjoys spending time with her family and pets. Emily has multiple dogs and bunnies at home. She enjoys spending time outdoors and is eager to start her Veterinary Career at Companion Animal Hospital.
Megan

Megan

Megan decided she wanted to work with animals after picking up a part-time job while in school working in a dog daycare. She started off by working with and taking care of the dogs. It then turned into helping the trainers with basic obedience, assisting in grooming, and then resulted in her accepting a full-time position as a manager. She decided to peruse reception and technician assistance in our office to explore the interests of animal nutrition and the medical side of animal care. She has one dog of her own, a brindle French bulldog named Klutch. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, exploring new places, cooking, ice fishing, and riding her snowmobile.
Megan

Megan

Megan’s love for all things furry began at a young age, which motivated a career in veterinary medicine. She started in the field as a receptionist in veterinary emergency and specialty. However, a few years later found herself in general practice as a receptionist supervisor. She also worked as a kennel technician for a few years and was able to pamper them with attention while they boarded at the facility. When Megan is not at Companion greeting the patients who enter with a smiling face, she is enjoying her kitties and bunnies at home. No doubt, Megan will treat your pets as if they are her own!

Proudly caring for the pets of the Concord, NH area for over 30 years

Companion Animal Hospital is a rurally located small animal hospital just outside Concord, NH. We have been committed to caring for the community's furry family members for over 30 years.

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Hours

Monday: 8:00am-6:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am-6:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am-6:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am-6:00pm
Friday: 8:00am-6:00pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Location

76 Kelleys Corner Rd
Chichester, NH 03258
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