Your Pets Are Our Passion
With our veterinarian’s knowledge, dedication, and compassion, we’re confident you’ll get the highest-quality care no matter who you choose! Our veterinary nurses are the heart and soul of our clinic. Their care and compassion for our patients are second to none, and they have extensive knowledge of veterinary medicine. Over half of our nursing staff has received formal training in veterinary technology, and all routinely attend continuing education. Their combined experience goes beyond 50 years in the field! Our patients couldn’t be in better hands.
Dr. Catherine Cole
Dr. Catherine Cole grew up surrounded by animals in rural Southern Oregon. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in biology at Northwestern University in 2002 and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree from Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. She has been with Arlington Animal Clinic since 2006 and joined Dr. Schickler as owner in 2012. Dr. Cole currently lives with her husband, two daughters, two dogs, one exceptionally naughty cat, and three beta fish. Dr. Cole enjoys traveling, hiking, biking, reading, photography, and knitting in her spare time. She is also an adjunct clinical professional for the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts. Dr. Cole is heavily involved in an advocacy group that helps raise awareness about canine nutritional dilated cardiomyopathy and other animal nutrition concerns.
Professional Interests: Dentistry, Nutrition
Dr. Jennifer Schickler
Dr. Jennifer Schickler grew up in Reading, Pennsylvania, and received her bachelor’s degree from Bryn Mawr College. She received her Veterinarian Medicinae Doctoris (VMD) from the University of Pennsylvania in 1996. Dr. Schickler joined Arlington Animal Clinic in 1997 and has been an owner since 2006. She currently lives with her three children, four dogs, and two rambunctious Maine Coon cats. Her interests include karate (she’s a BLACK belt), running marathons, crossword puzzles, and sea-glassing.
Professional Interests: Soft Tissue Surgery, Radiology
Dr. Hailey Miller
Dr. Hailey Miller grew up in Brockton, Massachusetts, as a part of a large family with many beloved childhood pets. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Pre-Veterinary Science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2018. Dr. Miller interned for a nearby animal shelter and local zoo during this time. Her time at the zoo allowed her a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work with various animals, from pygmy hedgehogs to massive black bears! She earned her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine degree from Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in 2022. In Dr. Miller’s free time, she is an avid book reader and video and board game enthusiast, and she spends most evenings playing with her pet rabbit, Jasper, and two cats, Pop Tart and Toast.
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Client Care Specialist Manager
Sonia is a versatile and compassionate team member with a background in speech pathology, law, and human medicine. Originally from Puerto Rico, her journey led her to veterinary medicine, where she found her true calling. Sonia’s specific interests lie in end-of-life care and oncology, emphasizing the importance of compassion during difficult times. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, running, rescue work, and golfing. Sonia shares her home with Smuckers (terrier mix rescue), Baby Zion (terrier mix rescue), and Cecil (foster orange tabby). With her diverse background and dedication, Sonia brings invaluable expertise to our team, ensuring exceptional care for our furry friends.
Certified Veterinary Technician
Jackie is a talented and committed team member with a Bachelor’s degree in wildlife biology from the University of Montana and an Associate’s degree in veterinary technology from Penn Foster. She enjoys spending time with her daughter and caring for her diverse animal family, which includes dogs, cats, ferrets, chickens, and saltwater fish. Jackie finds relaxation in hiking, boating, fishing, and archery. With her education and passion for animal care, she contributes to providing exceptional service and ensuring the well-being of our furry friends.
Certified Veterinary Technician
Emma, born and raised in Vermont, has always had a deep love for animals. She started her career at a dog boarding, grooming, and daycare facility. Determined to advance her knowledge and skills, Emma attended animal behavior college and became a certified tech assistant. She further pursued her education by enrolling in technician school at Penn Foster, graduating and passing the VTNE. With a focus on anesthesia and dentistry, Emma gained extensive experience in specialty practices. In her free time, she enjoys nature, creative activities like painting, drawing, jewelry making, crocheting, and pet sitting. Emma’s dedication and expertise make her a valuable member of our team, ensuring exceptional care for our furry friends.
Jackie is a caring and enthusiastic member of our team, with a Bachelor’s degree from UTampa and 11 years of experience in the veterinary field. She is certified in small animal massage therapy and has a deep love for all animals. Jackie is a proud mother to 5-year-old twin girls and a dog named Zali. In her free time, she enjoys crocheting, working out, camping in Maine, and reading. With her expertise and passion for animal care, Jackie ensures the well-being of our furry friends
Customer Service Representative
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Shaunna is a hard-working team member from Billerica with a diverse background in animal care. Her interests include bird watching and reading. Shaunna shares her home with a Siamese mix cat named Lester, a rescue research beagle named Doctor, and a tortoise named Pinball. With experience in fresh/tropical water fish care and a transition to veterinary medicine at AAC, Shaunna brings valuable expertise to our team. Her dedication and love for animals contribute to our commitment to exceptional care.
Bri is a compassionate and dedicated member of our team with three years of experience in veterinary surgery. From Lowell, she has a strong interest in phlebotomy and preventative annual care. Outside of work, Bri enjoys baking, pet sitting, hiking, traveling, and photography. She shares her home with two large mixed breed rescues, Jasper and Jaxson. Bri brings a unique perspective and valuable skills to our team, ensuring exceptional care for our furry friends.
Client Care Specialist
Mackenna is an outgoing and highly skilled team member from Worcester with a passion for animal care. With experience in a dog kennel and on a farm, she brings valuable knowledge and skills to her role. Outside of work, Mackenna enjoys crocheting and reading. She shares her home with three beloved pets: Sprout, Stella, and Lt. Dan. Mackenna’s dedication and love for animals contribute to our commitment to exceptional care.