DeWitt Animal Hospital

145 Washington St
Plainville, MA 02762



DeWitt Animal Hospital - Our Staff


Jane Hill - Business Manager

Jane is a graduate of Rhode Island College. She majored in psychology and earned a teaching degree in elementary education. Jane has been married to Dr. Hill since 1977. While raising 3 (now adult) children, Jane began working at the hospital part time in 1992. She performs numerous behind the scenes duties as business manager of the hospital.



Jim McGrath - Practice Manager

Jim joined the DeWitt Animal Hospital Team in 1982 as a part time kennel assistant. Never one to shy away from learning new tasks and excelling at them, he quickly became a valuable asset to the Hospital.

As our Practice Manager, he is the senior staff member as well as our Inventory Manager, Equipment troubleshooter and more. It has been said that “Jim has been here forever” and “he knows everything”. Of course, he’ll be the first one to say “no one knows everything”. However, with his years of experience performing various duties throughout the hospital, he is the one we call on frequently due to his extensive knowledge, as he can fill in many areas.

If you have a question, Jim almost always either has the answer or knows where to find it.



Brenda Chace - Reception

Brenda joined our team in August 2017. She brings her 15 years of experience as an office manager for a local tech company to our team.



Gabrielle Stevens - Reception / Assistant

Gabby joined our team in May 2017. She started as receptionist/client care specialist and is in training to be a veterinary assistant.



Kathy O'Connell - Reception

Kathy joined our team in April 2019 as one of our reception/client care specialists.



Julia Ohlson - Assistant

Julia joined our team in November 2019. She is in school and training to be a Veterinary Technician/Nurse.



Savannah Livesey - Assistant

Savannah is the most recent addition to our team and is training to be a veterinary assistant.



Diane Tetreault, CVT - Certified Veterinary Technician

Education: University of MA-Lowell Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT)

Diane, a valued member of our technician team during the early 90’s returned to us part time in 2005. She is a certified veterinary technician and has certification in laser therapy from AIMLA (American Institute of Medical Laser Applications). She has proven herself a reliable, knowledge asset to our team.

" I grew up surrounded by pets-cats, dogs, rabbits, ducks, a shaggy pony and nature-seeing and hearing wildlife in our yard. Some favorites were silhouette of bats in flight on summer nights, clicking and catching bugs above the trees, finding salamanders under leaf litter in early spring or an opossum scurrying across the yard late at night. I took my first job at a veterinary clinic while in high school. I have worked with small and large animals, exotics and wildlife."



Mary Ellen McGrath - Certified Veterinary Technician

Mary Ellen graduated from Holliston (Newbury) College in 1978 with a keen eye for detail and a degree in Veterinary Technology. She began her career at Oak Hill Animal Hospital in Newton,MA, where she performed many technical duties including manual blood counts, cytology, urinalysis and other in house lab work. She brought her skills to DeWitt Animal Hospital in 1987 and continued to enjoy getting to know the patients and the people that come with them. Although physical limitations forced her to “retire” from animal handling duties in 2004, she continues to perform many behind the scenes tasks vital to the smooth operation of any veterinary hospital, including sending and coordinating our reminder programs, pet portal system, records maintenance and numerous other clerical duties. She enjoys creating counted cross stitch projects, gardening, reading and spending time with her husband Jim. She is also proud to announce she became a grandmother April 3 2016!



Keri Harris - Veterinary Technician

Keri joined our team in December 2015. She brings with her several years experience at various veterinary hospitals, including Angel Animal Medical Hospital in Boston. Keri has certification in laser therapy from AIMLA (American Institute of Medical Laser Applications).



Kimberly Pecinovski - Veterinary Technician

Kimberly is the newest addition to our team, joining us during the Covid 19 pandemic. Kimberly has 12 years of technician experience and is a welcome addition to our team as we navigate the changes in operating procedures.