My name is Nick Duffield and I am originally from southern Ohio, across from Huntington, WV. I am a graduate of Marshall University (“We Are Marshall!”) and The Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine.
My veterinary interests include surgery and internal medicine. My favorite part of being a veterinarian is the relationships I get to form with animals and their people. It’s a joy and privilege to be given the opportunity to be a part of the Central Animal Hospital veterinary team that serves to keep your pets healthy and living their fullest life!
In my free time I enjoy golfing, playing drums and guitar, travelling, and spending time with friends and family. Being a New England newcomer, I look forward to exploring all this region has to offer from its food and sports to its history and natural beauty, and beyond!
Dr. Rachael Steinbock graduated from Miami University in Ohio, earning degrees in Art History and Marketing. After graduation, she spent a month working with injured and orphaned monkeys in South Africa. This experience drove her decision to return to school to pursue her true passion of veterinary medicine. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University in Alabama, after which she moved up to New England to be closer to family. Dr. Steinbock enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine and is especially interested in dermatology, radiology, and internal medicine. Her mission is to treat every patient like she would her own furry companion.
Outside of work, Dr. Steinbock enjoys working on her crafts (sewing, painting, and needlepoint) and spending time with her Chiweenie, Penny Lane.
In her free time, she enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her family, her cats Hugo and Penelope, and her Chihuahua mixes Oona and Wiggles.
Alycia is our Practice Manager. She first joined the team in 2019 as a veterinary technician and worked her way up to her management role. She has over 13 years of experience in the veterinary industry with small animals and exotics, as well as surgery, client care, and management. In 2016, she graduated from North Shore Community College with her Associate’s Degree in Animal Care. She speaks feline and canine fluently.
Outside of work, Alycia loves spending time with her daughter Abriella, as well as her four kitties, three dogs, and bearded dragon, Mopar. Over the recent years, when Alycia is not working, she has been broadening her baking and cooking skills. One day Alycia would love to be on one of the baking competition shows, for the fun of course. She also loves spending time at Lake Winnipesaukee or in Maine. She enjoys snowboarding, car racing, boating, and scary movies.
Veterinary Technician Supervisor
Cady grew up in Woburn, Massachusetts, and graduated from Woburn Memorial High School in 2014. After graduating, Cady went on to pursue her bachelor’s degree from Bridgewater State University. In 2019 she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biology. Shortly after graduation, Cady began her career in the veterinary field. Since then, she has become very passionate about providing the best quality of care for all animals. She looks forward to meeting all our clients and their pets!
When she is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her pets. Cady has a puggle named Charlie and two cats, Flynn, and Bennie. She also is an avid Disney lover and visits Disney frequently with her family and friends. She also enjoys spending time at the newfound lake with her family and friends. During the summer she enjoys kayaking and during the winter you can find her skiing at the various mountains in New Hampshire and Maine.
I was born and raised in Dracut, MA. I am now raising my 7yr old son in the same neighborhood I grew up in. I am a dog and cat mom of Kia, Maggie and Bear. I went to Salem State University for communications with a concentration of advertising. I have been in the veterinary field for about 4.5 years now. My interests are dentals and surgeries. I like being able to meet and learn about all the patients and help the owners with anything they have questions with. In my free time I usually binge watch thrillers and true story documentaries. I love to go to NH and ME for day trips. My favorite thing is everything fall. I have a side hobby of photography when I have the time.
Cherie-Jean is one of our technicians. She has 4 years of veterinary experience focusing on patient care, surgery, and customer service. After graduating high school, she moved on to Merrimack College where she graduated from in 2015 with her biology degree. After graduation, she has been passionately caring for animals and supporting their families. With a house full of fur babies herself, Cherie is usually busy with caring for them but on her off days she enjoys puzzles, reading, and catching any new movies!
Anna is a Stoneham native graduating from Stoneham High School. After spending 1 year at Lasell College on a full soccer scholarship, she decided to pursue her passion for animals by working in the Veterinary Medical field. Anna attended the North Shore Community College Veterinary Tech program and has been working as a technician for over 14 years. She specializes in caring for those anxious patients that need a little extra time and emotional support than others. Anna treats and loves every patient as if they are her own. She currently resides in Burlington with her husband Brandon, her 2 cats Boomba and Dingus, and her 4lb Chihuahua, Winnifred.
Outside of work Anna enjoys spending leisurely time with her husband and family and is always up for a karaoke night!
Veterinary Technician / Veterinary Care Coordinator
Magge holds a split position at our hospital as a veterinary assistant and client service representative. She has always had a passion for animals and animal care. She volunteered with various animal organizations through high school and college, before following her passion into dog training. Magge enjoys helping owners develop a clear relationship with their dogs based on trust, which allows owners to give their dogs as free and safe a life as possible.
Magge’s interest in animal care extends beyond dog training, and she is excited to jump into this role as it gives her the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of a lot of family pets!
In her free time, Magge can be found goofing around with her pups Ethos and Swamp, out on hikes, or finding a new craft to get into.
Veterinary Care Coordinator Supervisor
Sydney is our Client Care Supervisor here at Central Animal Hospital. Sydney recently moved to Massachusetts from Oregon with her husband and their three cats Bing, Mac, and Waldo. She also has an adorable chihuahua named Tuna who frequently comes to work with her. Traveling across the country by car with four fur babies was quite the adventure. In her travels, picked up many new travel tips and tricks! While living in Oregon, Sydney worked for 5 years at a busy animal hospital as a Client Care Supervisor and loved it! She is very interested in ultrasounds and radiographs, and feels very fulfilled being able to help the animals in her community! In her free time, Sydney enjoys baking, cooking, yoga, and hiking with Tuna around beautiful New England. Sydney is looking forward to getting to know all the new fuzzy friends and their humans that love them at Central Animal Hospital!
Veterinary Care Coordinator
Carolyn is one of the smiling faces you will see at the front desk here at Central! She began her career here in 2003 and has been ensuring our clients and patients are well taken care of ever since. Carolyn lives locally with her husband, her cat Denny and her cockatiel Sydney. She has two children, Oliver and Daniela. In her spare time Carolyn is an avid tennis player and also enjoys traveling and baking. She looks forward to seeing you and your pet at their next appointment!
Veterinary Care Coordinator
Jessica graduated from Essex Technical and Agricultural School in 2019, where she studied Companion Animals. From there, she worked at her local pet store for three years, where she was able to meet and assist many pet owners and all their wonderful pets.
Jessica’s favorite part about being able to work with animals is being able to make a difference in the pet’s life as well as their owners. She is excited to be able to meet more friendly and furry faces at Central Animal Hospital!
When Jessica is not at work, she is most likely keeping up with all the different animals in her life! She currently owns 4 sugar gliders named Bailey, Elliot, Meadow, and Stella as well as two crested geckos named Drogo and Rhaegal. Every morning Jessica eats breakfast with the neighborhood cat Xandir before work and plays with him once she gets home. Despite not liking the cold, Jessica has lived in Massachusetts her whole life! She loves to find new places and try new activities within New England!
In her free time, Jessica likes to go jet skiing, rock climbing, rollerblading, and spending time with her family and friends.
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Central Animal Hospital of Stoneham is a full-service veterinary hospital, providing quality care to dogs and cats for over 30 years. You can count on us to be there for you and your pets when you need us most.