Meet Our Team of Veterinarians and Support Staff in Acton, MA

Acton Animal Hospital offers a fully-stocked in-house pet pharmacy for all your pet’s treatment needs, along with online pharmacy options for your convenience. We always maintain a complete inventory of the highest quality pharmaceuticals for your pet, including vitamins, heartworm, flea, and tick control products, shampoos, and a full line of prescription diets.

Contact us today at (978) 263-7477 for questions about your pet’s prescription, or click below to access our online pharmacy.

Dr Daphne Flessas
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Dr. Daphne Flessas Veterinarian, Owner

Daphne Flessas, D.V.M., owner of Acton Animal Hospital, is a Massachusetts native who received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1996. She has practiced in New England for the past 19 years, most recently in Bellingham.

Her veterinary interests include internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, dentistry and dermatology. Dr. Flessas has a passion for education, works with students as much as she can, and is committed to life-long learning in the veterinary field.

She and her husband live in Grafton, MA, and have three daughters. The family shares their home with a French Bulldog named Monkey and a tiny Chihuahua named Pickles, to the utter dismay of cats Ruby, Max, and Trouble.

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Dr. Betty Johnston Veterinarian

Betty Johnston, V.M.D., joined the staff of Acton Animal Hospital in 2005. Dr. Johnston has practiced veterinary medicine for over 30 years, 15 years of which were devoted to the mixed practice of treating large and small animals, and the last 16 years working with small animals exclusively.

She holds a B.S. degree and earned her V.M.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a member of the MVMA, the AVMA, and the AAHA.

Dr. Johnston takes a special interest in dog training and participates in obedience, field, rally, and agility competitions with her two dogs, Cooper and Gable. The part of veterinary medicine that Dr. Johnston enjoys most is working with owners to get their puppies off to a healthy, happy start with proper medical care and training.

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Dr Shauna Mcleod

Dr. Shauna McLeod Veterinarian

Dr. Shauna McLeod is very excited to join the Acton Animal Hospital community. She studied at the University of New Hampshire before earning her DVM at the Atlantic Veterinary College in 2016.

Since then, she has been working as a small animal general practitioner and is interested in ophthalmology. She finds joy in her work by getting to know the pets and their owners to provide the optimal care and treatment options.

She recently returned to New England where she spent her childhood caring for sled dogs and horses. Aside from work, she dotes on her Pitbull, Alice, who accompanies her on their many outdoor adventures.

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Courtney Polo Practice Manager

Courtney is a compassionate and loving individual who has had an attachment to animals since she was young. Her entire life she grew up caring for her pets and giving them the extra love and care they deserve. As she got older, she knew that it was her calling to continue caring for animals and build a career in the veterinary medicine field.

Courtney obtained an associate’s degree in veterinary technology from Becker College in 2011. She has continued her education and is enrolled in the pre-veterinary concentration at Becker College and hopes to achieve her bachelor’s degree soon.

While working full-time and raising her son, she also is taking courses to succeed in becoming a veterinary practice manager. Courtney‘s main interests in the veterinary medicine field are surgery and anesthesia as well as client education. On her time away from work she loves to spend quality time with her son and caring for her first child…her cat, Kahli.

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Denise Gearin

Denise Gearin Lead Veterinary Receptionist

Denise has been a vital part of the Acton Animal Hospital team for the past five years. Her compassion and outgoing sense of humor are what have continued her determination to excel in the veterinary medicine field. Denise has been a veterinary technician for the past twenty years, and she has been trained in all of her skills at previous hospitals.

After raising a family, Denise has decided to continue her education in the veterinary medicine field and is now enrolled at Penn Foster College where she is working towards her associate's degree in veterinary technology.

Denise is a very motivated and determined person and hopes to become a Certified Veterinary Technician in the near future. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband, children, and grandchildren as well as taking care of her dog Harleigh and her two cats.

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Stephen Labedz, CVT Certified Veterinary Technician

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Stephen Labedz
Fear Free Certified Professional
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Christine Powers

Christine Powers, CVT Certified Veterinary Technician

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Emily Ethier, CVT Certified Veterinary Technician

Emily is a devoted animal lover who is compassionate about veterinary medicine and quality animal care. She has always had a strong connection with animals since she was young. Emily received an associate’s degree in veterinary technology in 2011 and has worked at various animal hospitals since then. She became a Certified Veterinary Technician in 2014. In her free time, she enjoys painting, baking, running, and spending time with her pets at home.

Emily Ethier
Fear Free Certified Professional
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Lauren Drainville

Lauren Drainville Veterinary Technician

Lauren came to us from Becker College’s veterinary technology program. She has always known that working with animals was her calling. At the age of 14, she began her career in the veterinary field at a doggy daycare. At home, she has two cats – Bella and Teddy – a horse named Ty, and her pride and joy, Austin, a Portuguese water dog and former service animal. In her free time, Lauren enjoys hiking with Austin, painting, and singing.

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Abby Schow Veterinary Technician

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Sarah Arpie

Sarah Arpie Veterinary Technician

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Thalisson Avelino-Araujo Veterinary Technician

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Ally Montgomery

Ally Montgomery Veterinary Technician Assistant

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Brianna Beauchene Veterinary Receptionist

Brianna grew up in Worcester and always loved animals. Her parents gave her a kitten when she was five years old, and she knew then she wanted to care for animals. This love led her to a job at a dog day care center followed by a position at a veterinary clinic before joining our team. She shares her home with three cats, siblings Salem and Hazel as well as Cheeto, an orange tabby rescue. Brianna enjoys spending her free time with her boyfriend, watching TV, or playing with her cats.

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Alaina Magnuson

Alaina Magnuson Veterinary Receptionist

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Debbie Segnini Veterinary Receptionist

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