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Tanneberger Veterinary Hospital's team of veterinary professionals is dedicated to delivering the best customer service and compassionate care to you and your pets.

Practice Manager Christine Coe, CVPM, LVTChristine has been working at Tanneberger Veterinary Hospital since 2007. Her love of animals brought her to the veterinary field in high school where she was trained on the job as a technician in New York City. Christine then moved to Vermont after high school and fell in love with the area. Northern Vermont has been her home for the last thirteen years.

Christine shares her home with three dogs, Wilbur, Teddy, and Frankie, who are like her children. In 2010, she passed the VTNE exam to become a licensed veterinary technician. Christine then went on to become the Hospital Manager in 2014 and has recently received her CVPM designation.

Veterinary Technician Kelley Lee, CVTKelley received an Associates of Science degree in Veterinary Technology from VTC. She has worked at Tanneberger Veterinary Hospital since we opened our practice in 1997. Kelley currently works full time as the Client Care Coordinator and as a Veterinary Technician.

Kelley shares her home with husband, two children, dog, one cat, and two guinea pigs. When not at work she enjoys spending time with family and friends.


Veterinary Technician Alyssa Dusso with CatAlyssa just graduated from Vermont Technical College with an AAS in Veterinary Technology in the spring of 2017. She also attended Castleton State College and received a bachelor’s degree in Ecological Studies. Alyssa is currently studying for her VTNE to become a certified technician.

She has one cat at home named Mr. Meow and fully intends to adopt a Rottweiler as soon as she can. In Alyssa's spare time, she enjoys watching movies with her niece, bonfires with friends and family, and eating lots of pizza.

Veterinary Technician Kay BenedictA native of Louisiana, Kay has lived in Vermont since 1989, working at a humane society in Shaftsbury and a veterinary hospital in Littleton, New Hampshire. She joined our team in 2003 after earning her veterinary technician certification in 2002.

Kay retired a few years ago but still works at TVH a few hours a week to help out and keep her feet wet!

Kay lives in Swanton with her husband and her two dogs, Murphy and Dot. In her spare time, she likes to quilt or read.

Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) ShanaShana has lived in Northwestern Vermont all her life, having grown up in Swanton and graduating from MVU in 2002. She attended Vermont Technical College and obtained her Associates Degree in Applied Sciences & Veterinary Technology in 2004. Passing the VTNE in 2004, she received her CVT credentials. Shana has always loved animals even from a small age, always making friends with the animals at family and friends houses, so working with animals was just natural. Currently Shana is living in North Hero with her husband, son, 2 dogs and chickens.

Shana joined the team in February 2018. Prior to working here, Shana worked just over 2 years as an Anesthetic Technician at Peak Veterinary Referral Center. Shana chose to return to the general practice field to get to know not only the patients, but their owners.

Veterianry Assistant Cat McDougal Cat has been surrounded by animals ever since she can remember. After working a couple of years at her aunt’s veterinary practice in New York, she traveled to Vermont to study Pre-Veterinary science at UVM. Cat worked quite a few years with dogs mainly in the daycare and training business, and is mainly interested in the behavioral science side of the veterinary world, especially in canines.

Cat splits her time in many ways. Along with working at Tanneberger, she also teaches dance at UVM and various studios in Burlington, and performs with various theater and dance troupes, including Burlington’s Spielpalast Cabaret. When she’s not busy stage managing or performing with them, Cat enjoys spending her free time hiking the mountains with her dog Charles, and taking agility classes with him!

Veterinary Assistant Jami RootEver since she was little, Jami expressed a love for animals. A Vermont native, she always knew she wanted to make a career out of working with animals. She volunteered at Franklin County Animal Shelter and often donated food and other items to help animals in need. She studied online at Penn Foster career school and graduated from the veterinary assistant program in October 2017.

Jami lives in Fairfax, Vermont with her boyfriend, James, her seven dogs Obie, Taz, Piper, Aubrey, Gizmo, Riley, and Cookie Dough, and her rabbit, S'mores. In her spare time, she enjoys listening to music, creating arts and crafts, and playing video games.