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Meet the Team at Companion Animal Hospital

Meet our friendly and knowledgeable team at Companion Animal Hospital in Chichester, NH, where we take pride in providing state-of-the-art, compassionate veterinary care. Our goal is to ensure that every visit makes our clients feel like they are part of our family.

Get To Know Our Chichester 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.

Dr. Anna Rivard, DVM


Dr. Anna Rivard was born and raised in Northern New Jersey. After receiving her bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University in NJ, she attended Tufts Veterinary School. After falling in love with New England and meeting her now-husband Brandon, a native New Hampshirite, Anna practiced in a few New England states before settling back in New Hampshire. In her free time, Anna enjoys spending time outdoors, visiting with friends and family, cooking, and photography. Anna and Brandon share their home with her dog, Captain Panda, three cats, and their son.

Ashley Wilson

Practice Manager

Bio coming soon!


Reception Supervisor

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.

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.


Veterinary Technician

Jackie has a special interest in mini horses and show horses. She loves seeing all the animals coming in. Jackie loves to help not only the sick animals but also the healthy ones.

She has several pets: Marley a lab, Ted a Siamese cat, and Buck and Pip her two goats. She also has Dakota, Gallop, Parade, and Ballerina her four mini horses. When she is not at work Jackie likes to hunt, fish, hike, garden, and go to the beach.