Veterinarians


Dr. Kristi  Zimmerman-Lundt, Medical Director

Dr. Zimmerman-Lundt developed her love for animals while growing up in New Jersey.

As a child, she had a variety of pets including goats, rabbits, hamsters, gerbils and of course, cats and dogs. At the age of 5, she had already decided to become a veterinarian.

Prior to veterinary school, she attended the University of Maryland at College Park for graduate coursework and interesting research internships at the National Institutes of Health. She attended the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine from 1991-1995.

A one year internship at the San Diego Zoo after graduation led her west, but she returned to New Hampshire in 1996. During the many years that she has practiced in NH, she has gained valuable medical, surgical and management experience at a number of local veterinary hospitals.

Dr. Kristi is a member of several professional organizations including the American Veterinary Medical Association, the New Hampshire Veterinary Medical Association and the American Animal Hospital Association.

When not at the hospital, Dr. Kristi enjoys hiking, kayaking, antiquing, gardening and working out with her husband Larry and dogs Zurich and Jett. Life is good!


Dr. Holli

Dr. Holli was born and raised in Manchester NH. She attended UNH and received a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science. From there, she attended the Atlantic Veterinary College and received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine on 2011. Since graduating, she has developed a passion for building a strong pet and client connection through general practice but loves every aspect of the veterinary field.

When she is not at the hospital, she enjoys spending time with her husband, son, twin daughters and their 2 animal kids: Finn and Huck. With any rare free time, you can find her buried in a book.


Dr. Marie

Dr. Marie grew up in Londonderry, NH and has loved all furry creatures for as long as she can remember. Unfortunately, her mother strongly dislikes animals and so growing up she was never allowed any pet larger than a guinea pig (of which she has had several). However, this did not dissuade her from pursuing a career in veterinary medicine.

Dr. Marie graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a B.S. in Animal Science in 2009 and from Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. It was during her undergraduate education that Dr. Marie first worked at Best Friends Animal Hospital as an assistant/ receptionist. After living in upstate NY for the last several years, she moved back to her home state in 2017 with her husband, Howard, just in time to have their daughter, Lorelai.

In addition to being a full-time mom, Dr. Marie works part-time at Best Friends Animal Hospital and is also an adjunct professor in veterinary technology for Medaille College. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the New Hampshire Veterinary Medical Association.

Although her favorite activity is spending time with her family, Dr. Marie also loves horseback riding, traveling, kayaking, and eating dessert!


Veterinary Technicians


Ann

Ann has been practicing as a veterinary technician since 2003 and got her certification in 2007.

She is a native of Northern VA but has fallen in love with New Hampshire and its beautiful mountains.

When not taking care of Manchester’s cats and dogs, you can find her hiking as long and as far as her legs will go. She completed the 48 4000 footers in 7 months, and she’s not stopping there!

Ann is currently on sabbatical hiking the Appalachian Trail (2,200 miles)! GO ANN


Cara

Born and raised in Methuen MA, Cara moved to Londonderry in October of 2020. After starting her career in education with a bachelor’s degree from Assumption College, Cara finally followed her lifelong dream and pursued a career in veterinary medicine in 2002 and never looked back. She became certified in 2009 and joined the Best Friends Team in May of 2021.

Cara’s pack includes her husband Mike, their 2 black labs Jeff and Minnow and 2 cats, Viper and Waldo. When she is not busy cleaning up dog and cat fur, she can be found fishing, reading and enjoying time with her family.

She is thrilled to be a member of the Best Friends family and has a special interest in behavior and senior pet wellness. She is looking forward to keeping your pets happy and healthy.


Veterinary Assistants


Alyssa

Alyssa began working in the veterinary field in 2016 after graduating from the University of New Hampshire with a major in Animal Science and a minor in Animal Behavior.

She grew up in NH where she currently lives with her family, her Newfie Tiny, and her cat Moo. She has had a passion for animals since she was a little girl and can’t imagine a better job!

In her spare time, she enjoys going to farms, taking day trips to explore different places, spending time with family and friends, and going on road trips with her dog.


Darrion

Darrion was born and raised in Louisiana. She recently relocated to NH with her boyfriend and we are glad she did!

She has been working as a veterinary assistant since June 2016. In January 2019, she started Vet Tech school online at San Juan College. Her goal is to become a Certified Veterinary Technician. She has loved animals her entire life and working with them is her passion. “I love what I do and could not see myself doing anything else.”

When she was 10 years old, she got her Dachshund, Sophie, as a late Christmas present, and Sophie is the love of her life. In 2017, Darrion and her boyfriend adopted an Australian Shepherd named Judge from a local Humane Society. “He has been the best dog and is such a sweet, loving boy. My dogs are my life!” Other than her dogs, she enjoys the outdoors, fishing, hiking, traveling, trying new foods, amateur photography, watching movies, and relaxing at home.


Customer Service Representatives


Madison

Madison was born and raised in Syracuse, New York. She recently relocated to Manchester with her boyfriend Alex. Together they have Kipper, a mixed breed they recently adopted as a rescue from Georgia.

She grew up loving all things ecological. She had with the best dog in the world, Ruby. Rescuing her as a child (along with her family) is one of her favorite memories of growing up. Madison attended the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and earned a B.S. in Environmental Education and Interpretation.

Before coming to Best Friends, she worked near Syracuse on her family’s farm taking care of horses, cows, chicken, sheep, and goats. In her free time, she loves hiking, kayaking, swimming, taking naps, and cooking. She is still trying to figure out what she wants to be when she grows up; in the meantime, she’s enjoying learning and providing excellent customer service here at Best Friends!


Hospital Supervisor


Dizzy

Although some already know, 2020 will not only be remembered for COVID, but the year we lost Dizzy. She came to BFAH in 2007 as a kitten after being hit by a car. Despite some chronic ailments related to that trauma, she thrived for 13 years until she developed a large tumor in her stomach. She ruled the hospital with clawed fists while dictating hospital policy. Her spunk and small stature with a huge personality will not be forgotten by those who knew her. It was truly a pleasure to be her servants. RIP Dizzy


If you have any questions about our practice, please contact us today at (603) 625-2378.