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 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 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!
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
Erin was born and raised in NH. As a child, she knew her love was always with animals. She was never without a dog, cat, or guinea pig.Right out of high school, Erin became at licensed cosmetologist. She did that for about 10 years and realized that was not her passion. In Idolizing her veterinarian sister Robin Porter, Erin began her career in veterinary medicine in 2015 as a kennel attendant. She soon worked her way up to veterinary technician assistant.
She attended Great Bay Community College in 2016 where she graduated with an associates degree in Veterinary Technology. She got her certification shortly after. Her goal is to get her specialty in anesthesia.
She lives with her four pugs: Sadie, Rocky, Teddy, & Hope. She also has a lab mix Bailey, Catahoula Nakhota, and two cats Meems & Gerard. In her spare time, she enjoys time spent with her niece Hailey and family. She also enjoys the beach, hiking, kayaking, and being outside in general.
Her dream is to have farmland where she can rescue old dogs in need.
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 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.
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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