About Us

Meet the Central Animal Hospital of Stoneham team!

Appointment
Dr. Parks

Dr. Parks

Veterinarian

Originally from the Pacific Northwest, Dr. Parks is the newest member of the Central Animal Hospital family. Her passion for companion animals and the human-animal bond began at an early age and has powered her not only through veterinary school but also certifications in small animal acupuncture, holistic food therapy, fear-free training, and pet loss grief counseling. Our senior companions hold a special place in Dr. Parks’ heart as she spent her first two years as a veterinarian in primarily palliative and end of life care, encouraging meaningful moments and maximizing comfort during their twilight years. Her personal practice is rooted in the knowledge that every pet that visits us is someone’s fur-child, and she treats them as her own.

When not at work Dr. Parks can usually be found playing tug (or picking up de-stuffed squeakers) with her two pups Bindi & Hatch or exploring the trails in her new Northeast home with her fiancé. She also loves baking and making a mess in the kitchen, a mess the pups are happy to help clean up!

Dr. Parks looks forward to meeting you all and feels truly honored to be part of your family’s care team!

Dr. Duffield

Dr. Duffield

Veterinarian

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. Steinbock

Dr. Steinbock

Veterinarian

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.

Alycia W.

Alycia W.

Practice Manager

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.

Erin T., CVT

Erin T., CVT

Veterinary Technician

Erin is our Certified Veterinary Technician here at Central. She graduated with an associate’s degree in Applied Sciences as a Veterinary Technician in 2016 at Great Bay Community College in Portsmouth, NH. Erin loves yoga and meditation as well as spending time with her beloved (and adorable!) Shih Tzu, Lotus. Erin is incredibly passionate about providing the very best care to our patients here. She looks forward to meeting you all and caring for your pets as if they were her own.

Kristyn

Kristyn

Veterinary Technician

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 D.

Cherie-Jean D.

Veterinary Technician

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!

Cady C.

Cady C.

Veterinary Technician

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.

Christine

Christine

Client Service Representative Supervisor

Christine grew up in Seattle and has been in Massachusetts for 3 years now. She has a bachelor’s degree in Economics and German from the University of Washington.

After college, she went to work at a specialty animal retail store. This inspired her to continue her passion of working with animals that eventually led her to the veterinary field. She spent several years in an emergency practice setting supporting clients with very ill beloved family pets. She loves being a welcoming presence in the hospital and is very excited to get to know all of the clients and patients here at Central!

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her fiance and their dog, as well as reading, spending time outdoors, exploring the city, and discovering all the best local restaurants.

Christine is looking forward to meeting and getting to know everyone and their fur-babies! Client service is a high priority at our practice and we know Christine will work hard to support the team to further enhance your experience with us.

Carolyn J.

Carolyn J.

Client Service Representative

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!

Compassionate care for the pets of Stoneham, MA and beyond.

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.

Contact Info

Hours

Mon - Fri: 8 am - 6 pm
Sat - Sun: Closed

Location

109 Central Street
Stoneham, MA 02180
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