Dr. Kane has been a mainstay in the Monadnock Region since she began her practice in Keene in 1993 upon graduating from Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine. She opened Westside Animal Hospital in 2007 with a mission to provide top-notch care for her patients and a desire to get to know their families. She has a strong belief in community and truly enjoys working with animals. Dr. Kane lives in Keene with her husband Larry and their two French Bulldogs. When not at Westside, Dr. Kane enjoys reading, walking her dogs, and taking road trips to visit their three adult sons.
Dr. Katie Velez, DVM
Dr. Katie Velez graduated from Washington State University and Utah State University in May of 2017. She has worked for Westside Animal Hospital since she was 16 and is excited to be practicing here. She strives to provide compassionate and quality medicine to the pets of the Monadnock region. She lives with her husband and two children on a small farm. As an avid animal lover herself, they have numerous pets including 3 dogs, 5 cats, 3 goats, and 2 horses. When she is not at the office, she enjoys spending time with her family, is an avid fitness enthusiast, and is often out and about around the farm.
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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 prides herself on caring for each patient as if it were a member of her own family. Kim is a Connecticut native, Kim and Ed have lived in New Hampshire since 2005 and share their home with their dog Murray. Outside of work, Kim is often hiking with Murray.
Rebecca Thayer, CVT
Rebecca has been working in the veterinary field for over twenty years and has been at Westside Animal Hospital since 2014. She graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and shortly thereafter passed the Veterinary Technician National Exam. Rebecca has a special interest in both animal behavior and critical care medicine. She became Fear Free Certified in order to better understand how to make veterinary care less stressful for patients. She satisfies her love for critical care by working part-time as an intensive care nurse at the Veterinary Emergency and Speciality Hospital in Massachusetts. Rebecca and her husband live on a small farm in Swanzey which they share with a variety of furry and feathered friends.
Abby joined Westside Animal Hospital in the spring of 2017. She is a Keene native who has had a lifelong love of animals. Keeping patients calm and comfortable is of the utmost importance to her.
Abby shares her home with two adopted dogs and a trouble-making cat named Milo. In her spare time, Abby enjoys walking her dogs around Spofford lake.
Molly Harvey, CVT
Molly started at Westside in 2021. Molly is one of our veterinary technicians and has been a New Hampshire resident her whole life. In her spare time she enjoys spending time outdoors or playing with her two dogs, Sydney and Harper.