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Compassionate and Dedicated Veterinarians

At East Springfield Veterinary Hospital, we have a team of highly qualified, compassionate, and dedicated doctors who make sure your pet gets the best care and treatment. Every animal is unique and so are their treatment plans. Contact our doctors for customized pet care services.

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Andrew R. Hersman, DVM

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 options 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 and is a huge fan of the Red Sox.

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Denise A. Chiminiello, DVM

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. She has been caring for the patients at East Springfield Veterinary Hospital since 1995.

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William D. Anderson, DVM

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 that to a man!

Hannah F. Belcher-Timme, DVM

Energetic! Creative! Progressive! Yes, that is Dr. Hannah Belcher-Timme! Hannah graduated from Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine in June 2016 with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. Her specific interests focused on nutrition, dentistry, surgery, behavior, and clinical research. Hannah completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude in 2011. She is such a bright and cheerful addition to our team. People and animals, alike, seem to gravitate towards her dynamic personality! Please stop in to welcome her to the East Springfield Veterinary Hospital team.

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Lynn Dgetluck, DVM

Dr. Dgetluck is a Springfield native with nearly three decades of experience in small animal veterinary practice. After graduating from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, she completed an internship at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston, MA. She practiced for several years in Eastern Mass and Utah before coming home to the Springfield area to join the General Medicine service at the MSPCA’s Rowley Memorial Animal Hospital, where she eventually assumed the role of Chief Medical Officer. Most recently, Dr. Dgetluck practiced for ten years at East Longmeadow Animal Hospital before joining our team. She is excited to start this new chapter with us, and we are very glad to have her! When she is not working, Dr. Dgetluck spends as much time as possible reading and hanging out with her dog.

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Leah Guidry, DVM

Dr. Guidry graduated from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in May of 2015. Prior to veterinary school, she completed her undergrad at the University of Florida achieving a Bachelor’s in Animal Sciences. Dr. Guidry completed an internship in Equine Sports Medicine in Lexington, KY. Growing up in an Air Force family, Dr. Guidry moved around a lot, but mostly grew up in the south. She especially has an interest in animal dentistry and sports medicine. Outside of work, you can find Dr. Guidry hiking, knitting or crocheting, baking bread, reading, or gardening. She has a few pets at home including a dog, cats, horses, and chickens!

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Ben Shryock, DVM

Dr. Shryock grew up in Reno, Nevada before moving to Washington to attend The Evergreen State College. He worked in Biotech for several years before earning his Master’s Degree in Bird Population Ecology from the University of Washington. He moved to Massachusetts in 2012 to attend veterinary school at Tufts University. When not practicing medicine, find Dr. Shryock spending time with his family and dogs and training or competing in Flyball, UpDog, agility, dock diving and whippet racing.