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.
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.
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)
Amy has been in the veterinary field since she was 19, starting out as a kennel tech while she studied to be a Veterinary Technician at North Shore Community College. She has been with REVH since 2009, leaving for a brief time to get more of a feel for general practice but her heart was always in emergency medicine.
Amy is a member of the Animal Rescue Network of New England and runs a pet sitting business.
Amy shares her home with her husband, 3 children and grandson as well as several dogs, cats, horses and chickens. They enjoy hiking with the dogs and riding the local trails with the horses.
In her spare time she enjoys working on cars with her husband and even displaying their work on her Mustang convertible at charity car shows.
AJ, Veterinary Technician Assistant
AJ graduated from Quinnipiac University in 2012 with a Master’s degree in molecular and cellular biology.
AJ worked for the Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s Center for Neurological Diseases in Boston before coming back to the veterinary world in 2016.
He joined REVH in 2017. In his free time, he practices martial arts and enjoys running.
Maureen, Customer Service Representative
Maureen has been in the veterinary field since 2001. She was certified to be a human medical assistant , but preferred to work with animals. Maureen joined REVH in 2012.
Maureen is married, has 3 kids, several dogs and cats, a sugar glider, a guinea pig and a koi pond. She provides foster care for animal babies as often as she is able.
On her days off, Maureen can be found at her Summer camp on Lake Winnipesaukee.
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.
Jessica, Customer Service Representative
Jessica joined the REVH team in 2018 with over 10 years of veterinary client care experience. Her outgoing personality gives her the ability to convey warmth, provide critical information and help you remain calm in any situation. Her favorite part of her job at REVH is having the opportunity to be an advocate for our clients and a voice for their pets.
Jessica moved from Massachusetts to New Hampshire just last year with her 8 year old Boxer named Laila. In her free time, she enjoys camping, photography, karaoke and working on her new home.