Meet Our Team

Dr. Corinne Lemay, DVM

Dr. Lemay was born and raised in Manchester, NH. She received her bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College in Vermont and attended Veterinary School at Cornell University in New York. Upon graduation from Cornell in May, 2008, she spent several months practicing both large and small animal medicine before deciding to pursue a career as a small animal practitioner.Dr. Lemay has been a veterinarian at Manchester Animal Hospital since 2010. She has a special interest in surgery and dentistry, and she enjoys wellness and preventative medicine, as well as managing acute and chronic diseases.  Outside of work, Dr. Lemay enjoys spending time with her husband, two daughters, and their family dog, Bella. She also continues to play soccer, a sport she has enjoyed since her youth.

Dr. Elizabeth Brown, DVM

Dr. Brown was born and raised in Southern Vermont, and completed her undergraduate and graduate educations in Massachusetts. Upon graduating from the Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in May of 2000, she went on to complete a one-year internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center in Norwalk, Connecticut. Dr. Brown remained at this group practice for six more years working as an emergency clinician and then as a general practitioner. While working in general practice she cultivated strong interests in internal medicine and ultrasonography. She has been practicing in Southern New Hampshire for the past 10 years.Dr. Brown has been very happy with her move north and loves Southeastern New Hampshire. Not only is she closer to family, but she is also closer to favorite locales such as the Maine seacoast and Boston. She keeps active with many interests outside of work, especially with her dog Porter.

Dr. Nikki Clifford, DVM

Manchester Animal Hospital is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Nikki Clifford to our practice this June. Dr. Clifford grew up in Rockland County, New York. She received a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from Cornell University before graduating from Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. After graduation she remained in the Central New York area working in small animal general practice before relocating to New Hampshire and joining the Manchester Animal Hospital team. Her professional interests include small animal internal medicine, preventative medicine, dentistry, and radiology. In her spare time, Dr. Clifford enjoys running, hiking, reading, and spending time with her husband and their pets - a dog, a cat, and a rat.

Nicole Penrose, CVPM (Practice Manager)

Nicole started her career in the Veterinary industry in 2001 as a kennel attendant, working her way through the kennel and client service positions while obtaining her Bachelors in Business Management. After graduating college she worked as a Hospital Manager at a Veterinary Hospital in Southern NH for 7 years. Later moving on to another hospital and finally settling into Manchester Animal Hospital in 2018.Nicole has a passion for providing the best medicine to our patients and the clients who love them. Striving each day to ensure great customer service, excellent patient care, and providing an enriching, supportive and family oriented work environment.In her free time, Nicole enjoys spending time with her family, friends and her 2 dogs, Frankie and Jenny.

Beth - CVT ( Head Surgery Technician )

Growing up Beth always knew she would have a career with animals. At 14 years old she started grooming dogs and worked as a professional groomer for many years to follow. Eventually wanting to transfer her skills over to the medical side,  becoming a veterinary technician was the perfect fit. She graduated in 2013 from Great Bay Community college with a Associates degree in Veterinary Technology, and that same year passed the VTNE to became a Certified Veterinary Technician.Since becoming a CVT she has enjoyed working in general practice with a special interest in dentistry and caring for senior pets. Beth has a paralyzed paraplegic cat named Woodrow, a cockapoo named Fern and a turtle named Breezy. In her spare time she enjoys the beach, hiking, and strolling the streets of Portsmouth with her husband shopping and trying new restaurants.

Sarah - CVT

Originally from Rhode Island, Sarah moved to New Hampshire in 2013. She knew from a young age she was passionate about animals and their care. All through high school she volunteered at her local animal shelter where she began to learn about veterinary medicine. After graduating high school she started her college career at Green Mountain College in Vermont majoring in Environmental Studies, but left after one year to pursue her passion of working with animals. Sarah then attended Northwestern Connecticut Community College and graduated with an A.S. degree in Veterinary Technology, and that same year passed the VTNE to become a certified veterinary technician. When she isn’t caring for animals Sarah enjoys spending time with her husband (who is also a veterinary technician) and her English Bulldog mix, Ollie. Her hobbies include hiking, indoor cycling and binge watching Netflix.

Brittany - Veterinary Technician 

Brittany has been part of the Manchester Animal Hospital team since December of 2008 after graduating with a Small Animal Care Degree from the Thompson School of Applied Science May 2008. Through the years she has learned a tremendous amount when it comes to client education, in-patient care and monitoring of anesthesia.She enjoys all aspects of Veterinary Medicine but has a particular interest in client education and in-patient care. She enjoys coming up with ways to help better clients understanding of the importance of the services we recommend. In her free time she enjoys playing softball with her co-ed softball team on Sundays, paddle boarding with friends and visiting local wineries. She has one cat named Righty who she loves spending time with. Righty was a former hospital cat who lived in the back office and treatment area with Lefty who still currently resides here in the hospital.

Kayla - Veterinary Technician 

Kayla who was born and raised in New England found her passion for animal care when she was very young, and was fortunate to have parents that allowed her the opportunity to rescue/raise a variety of pets. Kayla followed that passion into adulthood volunteering at local shelters, and the college she attended.Now, Kayla is able to cover many roles for our hospital, creating relationships with patients, and clients alike. In her down time, Kayla enjoys spending as much time outdoors in the sunshine as possible with her son Ryker, and she also continues to pursue her hobby of photography, with her pets being some of her favorite subjects to capture!

Tanya - Veterinary Technician 

As a young girl Tanya knew she would work with animals. Tanya worked at multiple horse stables, from exercising the horses to cleaning stalls. After graduating high school 2004 she and her family moved to Florida and started as a kennel technician while working her way up to Veterinary technician in a year. Her husband, 4 dogs and 2 cats moved back to NH from FL in 2015. In her free time Tanya likes to read and spend time with her husband antiquing, driving around to new places, they also raise chickens and maintain their vegetables and flower gardens.

Anne - Veterinary Technician 

Anne has been a veterinary technician since 2002. She is a Laconia native and graduated from the University of Maine in 2001 with a degree in Wildlife Biology. She currently shares her home with her 2 Australian Cattle Dogs, Sydney and Dodger, her cat Felicity, and her flock of chickens. In her free time Anne enjoys spending time with her husband and son, collecting comic books, hiking and beekeeping

Joy - Veterinary Technician & Receptionist 

Joy has been in the veterinary industry since 2000, and joined the MAH team in October 2017. Joy wears many hats around here, when she is not busy being a receptionist and technician, she is our go to for all our special projects. Joy lives locally with her 2 dogs, Coco and Daisy, and her cat Antoine. Coco recovered from a back injury when there was little hope, Daisy is a paralyzed yorkie and the happiest pup on wheels, and lastly Antoine the cool kitty who loves his lion trims. In her free time Joy enjoys DIY projects, crafts, kayaking and camping with family.

Jen - Veterinary Receptionist 

Jen grew up in Ashland MA and started working at an animal hospital right after graduating from Framingham State University. She took a break from the industry to stay home and raise her two handsome sons. She returned to work as a substitute teacher for 7 years, but knew she wanted to get back into the animal field. She joined our team in September 2018. She lives locally with her husband, two sons and two of the most adorable kitties, CC and Poppy. In her free time she enjoys reading, going to the beach, and attending her boys basketball and baseball games.

Katie - Veterinary Receptionist 

Katie is originally from Salem NH. She attended Boston University for Biology/Animal Ethics and was a zookeeper for approximately 15 years. As a zookeeper she trained gorillas, monkeys and mountain lions! So cool! She joined the MAH team in the March 2020. She lives locally with three blind dogs, Quincy Magoo, Max and Nico and two cats, Casey and Bridgett. In her free time she enjoys reading, working on home improvement projects and training dogs.

Boots - Hospital Cat

Well hello there, my name is Boots, and not to brag, but I’m kind of a big deal around here. I joined the Manchester Animal Hospital family in October 2012, and have been living it up since. I generally can be found up front, on the counter or keyboards, supervising the receptionists. I also enjoy sprawling out and getting love and attention from all the humans who visit us here. I’d like to say I’m perfect, but I do have a small habit of tearing into the pet food bags we sell here, every time I do it, the humans give me “one more chance”, or its “big trouble”, but as you can see I’m still here, loving life, and going strong. They love me so much here, I can’t imagine life anywhere else, and am so glad they adopted me!