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Andrew R. Hersman, DVM

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Dr. Hersman began his career in the field of environmental engineering. After five years in the industry, he realized that his true passion was in veterinary medicine. He graduated from Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine in May 2004 and finished an internship program at Ocean State Veterinary Specialists in East Greenwich, RI. The internship provided an education on the latest treatment, surgical, and diagnostic option in veterinary medicine, with a concentrated effort in emergency and critical care. Dr. Hersman loves his job, but also has a passion for sports. He especially likes to play hockey and golf. He is a huge Red Sox fan, so be careful not to wear Yankee gear in his office!

Denise A. Chiminiello, DVM

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Dr. Chiminiello began her career servicing human needs as a Licensed Practicing Nurse. After 15 years of experience in the medical field, she realized she would like to dedicate her services to helping the needs of the animal kingdom. Dr. Chiminiello graduated from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1993. As many of you know, she has been caring for the patients at East Springfield Veterinary Clinic since 1995.

William D. Anderson, DVM

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Dr. Anderson graduated from the University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine in May of 2006. Here, he gained medical and surgical experience with a wide array of animal species ranging from dogs and cats to pigs, cattle and horses. Prior to veterinary school he studied at the University of Connecticut achieving a Bachelor's degree in Pathobiology. Go Huskies! Outside of the clinic, Dr. Anderson spends time helping out on the family farm. He, also, enjoys bowling, softball, and has a strong appreciation for the outdoors. Growing up in Alaska will do this to a man!

E. Lauren Atkins, DVM

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Although not a native to New England, Dr. Atkins has lived and worked in Massachusetts for almost 10 years.  She has adapted quite well to our crazy weather patterns and committed herself to providing the best medicine to our pets and our community.  Dr. Atkins grew up in South Carolina.  Realizing her passion lay with animal welfare, she received her Masters of Science in Animal Science.  She continued her education and graduated from University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine with both a DVM and MPH degree in 2007. 


Although we all hope to be proponents for our family pets, Dr. Atkins has chosen animal advocacy as her vocation.  You may find her at East Springfield Veterinary Hospital treating her animal patients.  More than likely, you’ll find her at Thomas J. O’Connor Animal Shelter caring and administering health care to the shelter animals that need to find loving homes.