Meet Our Veterinary Team
Meet the Veterinarian & Team of Companion Animal Hospital. We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets.
Get To Know Our Veterinary Team
Dr. Judy Surdam, VMD
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 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 fiancé and four dogs! You may find her fishing in both salt water and freshwater and spending as much time outside by the lake or ocean.
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 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 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.
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.