Christina Barnett, DVM, Medical Director
Dr. Christina Barnett is a founding member and owner of REVH. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Purdue University in 1991, and her Veterinary degree from Texas A&M University in 2001. Dr. Barnett completed a small animal veterinary internship at Ontario Veterinary College in 2002. In 2003, Dr. Barnett completed the AO/ASIF Principles of Small Animal Fracture Management Course at Ohio State University.
Dr. Barnett worked as both a general practicioner and an emergency veterinarian for the InTown Veterinary Group in Massachusetts from 2002 until 2005. She moved to New Hampshire in 2005, and joined the Animal Medical Center in Nashua, where she worked as a full-time emergency veterinarian and held the position of Medical Director. Since 2007, Dr. Barnett has been working as a relief veterinarian at many of the general practice and emergency animal hospitals in the southern New Hampshire area.
Dr. Barnett is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the New Hampshire Veterinary Medical Association (NHVMA), Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (VECCS) and the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management (IVAPM).
In her spare time, she enjoys home improvement projects, gardening, and spending time with her own pets—two dogs and six cats.
Leigh Ann Hernandez, DVM
Dr. Leigh Ann Hernandez received a B.S. in Psychology from UMASS, Amherst, then received her veterinary degree from Tufts University in 1994. After completing an internship at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital, she worked in general practice for two years at Danvers Animal Hospital. Since 1997, Dr. Hernandez has worked as a full-time emergency veterinarian, first at Gwennyd Veterinary Hospital in Pennsylvania and then for Essex County Veterinary Referral Hospital from 1998 until 2009.
She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).
Dr. Hernandez joined the REVH team in 2009. She shares her home with husband and kids, a dog, a cat, and three rats.
Jay Volinski, DVM
Dr. Jay Volinski started out working as a veterinary assistant during high school and his early college years. He graduated from Bowdoin College in 2000 with a BA in Neuroscience and Biochemistry. He then went on to work as a technician in a biomedical research lab at Harvard Medical School for three years before deciding to switch back to the veterinary profession. After receiving his DVM from the University of Minnesota in 2007, Dr. Volinski completed an internship at Michigan State University in 2008. For the next 3 ½ years he worked as an emergency veterinarian at Port City Veterinary Referral Hospital in Portsmouth, NH, before joining the REVH team in August of 2012.
Dr. Volinski is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the New Hampshire Veterinary Medical Association (NHVMA), and the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (VECCS).
He shares his home with two cats. In his spare time he enjoys travelling, outdoor activities such as hiking, downhill skiing, nature photography, amateur astronomy, and searching beaches and tidepools for shells and small creatures.
He is an avid Red Sox fan and used to enjoy watching them.
Laura Koerber, DVM
Dr. Laura Koerber joined REVH as an emergency clinician in 2015. She grew up in New England and earned a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Biology from Plymouth State University in 1995. Her veterinary training started by working as a veterinary technician in a small animal practice in Florida for three years. She then went on to Colorado State University in 2002. Dr. Koerber completed a 13 month internship in small animal medicine and surgery from VCA South Shore Animal Hospital in Weymouth, MA in 2003.
Prior to her joining the staff at REVH, she worked as an emergency veterinarian at Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center in Pennsylvania (2003-2004), Animal Emergency and Specialty Center in Parker, Colorado (2004-2008) and Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Center in Newington, NH (2008-2015).
Dr. Koerber and her husband live in Brentwood with their beautiful daughter, Olivia. They have three cats – Bear Kitty, Wilbur and Basil. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, watching movies, hiking and relaxing.
Denise Bly, Practice Manager
Denise Bly joined REVH in 2013 as the Practice Manager. She has over twelve years of experience in the veterinary field and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management. She has a special interest in fostering and caring for abandoned kittens.
Denise shares her home with her husband and two children. In addition, she lives with Barkley – a Catahoula mix, and three cats – Osceola, Roush and Candy. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, hanging out by the pool, and spending time with family.
Sheri, Head Veterinary Technician, Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT)
Sheri was born and raised in Salem, NH and currently still resides there. She fell in love with cats at a very young age and really enjoyed biology and science classes in school. Sheri found the medical field to be intriguing and thought: why not combine the two passions!?
Sheri decided to seek positions at local animal hospitals and was hired as a receptionist. She enjoyed everything about the veterinary field and decided to go to school for Veterinary Technology, graduating from Mount Ida College with an Associate Degree, and became a Certified Veterinary Technician after taking the Veterinary Technician National Exam. She excelled as a full time Veterinary Technician and soon was promoted to Lead Vet Tech.
Wanting to further her emergency skills and learn more, Sheri began as a per diem employee at REVH in 2013. After a few years, she realized emergency medicine is where she wanted to be and joined REVH full time in 2016.
Sheri lives with her fiancé, their 2 cats – Flip and Tootsie – and their rabbit named Bun. She enjoys the great outdoors such as camping, sight-seeing and hiking. When not doing this or working, Sheri loves indulging at restaurants and catching up on sleep!
Renee, Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT)
Renee was born in Flint, MI and relocated to New England (ending in Salem, NH) when she was about 3 years old. She always had an interest in animals but actually graduated from UNH with a degree in Theater and Dance. After teaching for several years, she began to integrate veterinary medicine into her career. She was able to get her foot in the door as a veterinary assistant for a local general practice and began to work towards becoming a technician. Within a few years, and with a lot of hard work, she was able to sit for the Veterinary Technician National Exam and received her certification in the State of NH. Renee loves working with all exotics (especially reptiles) and likes the challenge they can bring. She really enjoys phlebotomy and it always feels great to be able to obtain a blood sample on a small exotic creature!
Renee’s awesome husband, Michael, is a Cytogenetics Technician, working in a lab at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She loves telling people she married a scientist! Together they live in Salem, NH and share their home with a variety of animals. They have a leopard gecko, Keith, whose specialities include people watching and cricket chomping. They have a habit of collecting cats who need homes and currently have three. Halen was the first cat Renee adopted as an adult; he was signed over to her hospital after needing a fractured femur repaired. Foofy Kyle is a long haired kitty who was found on the side of the road with a bit wound on his foot and was never claimed by anyone. After spending 6 months quarantined in the hospital, she decided to take him home! Lastly, Kit Purrington is a special kitty with bilateral radial aplasia (otherwise known as a “twisty cat” or “squitten”). He was found as a teeny baby on the streets of Nashua by a Good Samaritan…one look and they fell in love!
In her spare time, Renee enjoys taking dance and aerial classes (can’t give that up!) and will read with every spare moment she gets. She and her husband can eat sushi any time of day and love spending time outdoors.
Christine, Veterinary Technician
Christine has been with REVH since May 2016 in continuation of her career in emergency veterinary technology. She obtained her degree in Veterinary Sciences at Becker College in 2009. Her career started in general practice caring small animals. After five years in general practice, she made the move to emergency medicine, working at an emergency facility for two years prior to joining REVH.
She is currently studying to obtain additional certifications in veterinary technology, emergency/critical care and American Sign Language.
During her spare time, Christine enjoys baking/cooking delicious Vegan treats, exploring the outdoors, journaling, meditating, traveling the world as well as lounging around at her house with her dog, Spudnik, and cat, Box-Car Willy.
Lynsey, Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT)
Lynsey joined REVH in November of 2016. Her career in veterinary medicine began in 2008 while working for a referral hospital on the Seacoast. During that time she also received her Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology from Great Bay Community College and passed the Veterinary Technician National Exam in 2010. After several years in emergency and critical care Lynsey spent 3 years working for the local SPCA before finding herself back in emergency and critical care here at REVH.
Lynsey lives with her husband Luke and their many pets, a dog Bauer, two cats Ashton Alexander and Cole Trickle, two guinea pigs Francine and Gertrude and a Russian Tortoise named Tortellini! In her spare time Lynsey enjoys playing field hockey, kayaking, volunteering at a local feline shelter and raising bottle fed and sickly kittens.
Amy, Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT)
Scott, Veterinary Technician Assistant
Scott joined the REVH team in 2014 as a Technician Assistant. Scott’s working experience with animals began at the age of 14 when he starting volunteering at RJ’s Exotics in Nashua. He then worked at SeaWorld Pet Center for 4 years, managing the reptile department for 1 year. He also was in charge of the reptile department at Pets Plus in Londonderry.
Scott is currently attending college to learn more about the veterinary field. In his spare time, he loves to work out and he is an avid martial artist.
AJ, Veterinary Technician Assistant
Maureen, Customer Service Representative
Maureen Bedrosian joined the REVH team in 2012.
Kelly, Technician Assistant / Customer Service Representative
Kelly joined REVH in January 2017. She has been in the animal field since 2005 when she started volunteering at the MSPCA then went to work for two general practices. She graduated North Shore Community College in 2012 and received an Associates Degree in Animal Care. Kelly is one of our receptionists and has recently starting working as a technician assistant. Kelly now knows she would like to go back to school to become a Certified Veterinary Technician.
Kelly lives with her fiancé David and their dog Eleanor, cat Max and rabbits- Darla and Nelson. In her spare time Kelly enjoys taking her dog for walks and photography with her grandfather.