Meet our Staff

Veterinarians

Dr. Ashton Kane
Owner

Ashton Kane

Dr. Ashton S. Kane graduated from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1993.   Dr. Kane and her husband Larry make their home in Keene with their three boys, Devin, Griffin, Aidan and their English Bulldog "Griswold."

Having practiced in this small community for over 20 years, Dr. Kane enjoys the opportunity to know her clients and patients on both a personal and a professional level.  She appreciates the trust her clients show in allowing her to care for that special part of their family.

Office Staff

Denine Cavadini
Support Staff

Denine Cavadini

Denine has been at Westside Animal Hospital since Dr. Kane opened her practice in April of 2007.  Before coming to work in the veterinary field, Denine worked in the human dental field for over 19 years.  Denine brings a lengthy customer service background, which is a strong contributor to the high level of service we strive to provide to our clients and patients.  Currently the Office Manager, she also serves as a client service representative and a veterinary assistant.   Denine shares her home with her husband Steve, daughter Savannah, son Joey, and two spunky rat terriers, “Artie” and “Frankie.”

Patricia Bianco
Support Staff

Patricia Bianco

Trish has been part of the Westside team since August 2008.  Trish is our morning receptionist.  She will greet you at the front desk with a smile. She is proud of the compassionate care we offer here at Westside Animal Hospital.  She lives in Keene with her husband Steve, their three children and their maltese “Maddie.”

Vet Techs

Heather Velez,CVPM, CVT
Veterinary Technician

Heather Velez

Heather has been part of our team at Westside Animal Hospital since April of 2008.  She graduated from the University of New Hampshire with an Associate’s degree in Animal Science, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Keene State College.  Heather is a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager and a Certified Veterinary Technician.  She enjoys providing health care to our patients and educating our clients in wellness.  She continuously strives to improve our hospitals operations.  Heather and Jon share their house in Walpole with their German Shorthair Pointer “Charlie Girl," Siamese "Timmy," and Oldenburg "Wally."

Kim Spash, CVT
Veterinary Technician

Kim Spash,  CVT

Kim has been at Westside Animal Hospital since Dr. Kane opened her practice in April of 2007.  Kim serves as one of our veterinary technicians.  She has worked in the veterinary field for  seven years.  She prides herself on caring for each patient as if it were a member of her own family.  She especially enjoys attending continuing education meetings and advancing her knowledge of the science of veterinary medicine.  A Connecticut native, Kim and Ed have lived in New Hampshire for seven years and share their home with a French Brittany Spaniel “Rocco.”

Rebecca Thayer,CVT
Veterinary Technician

Rebecca  Thayer

Rebecca has been working in the veterinary field for over twenty years. She graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and shortly thereafter passed the Veterinary Technician Certification exam. Rebecca has a special interest in animal behavior and strives to make every patient’s visit as stress free as possible. Rebecca and her husband live on a small farm in Swanzey which they share with a variety of furry and feathered friends.