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Our Staff

Lauren Moreno

Lauren Moreno, D.V.M


Dr. Moreno grew up in a small town in western New York. While in graduate school studying to be an Audiologist, Dr. Moreno worked at a veterinary clinic, which was always her true passion. She could never seem to tear herself away from the veterinary clinic or the animals and after 3 ½ years in audiology, she returned to school to take prerequisites for veterinary school.

Dr. Moreno’s advanced degrees include a B.A. in Biology and a M.S. in Audiology. She graduated and received her D.V.M. from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. Her special interest in veterinary medicine is neurology. Dr. Moreno receives great satisfaction from witnessing the bond that develops between humans and their pets.

Dr. Moreno shares her home with her goldendoodle named Murphy, 2 cats named Miss Boo and Romeo and a red-eared slider named Theo.

Rebeca Lawrence, D.V.M.

Dr. Lawrence was born and raised in Nantucket, Massachusetts. At a young age, she quickly developed a bond with animals and knew that she wanted to become a veterinarian. Following high school, she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Vermont with a major in Animal Science.

In 2009, Dr. Lawrence graduated with a DVM from Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. Following graduation, she completed a one year internship in small animal emergency and internal medicine at Greenbrier Veterinary Emergency Center located in Chesapeake, Virginia.

Dr. Lawrence has a particular interest in small animal internal medicine. Many pets have long-term conditions that require special care and monitoring. She thoroughly enjoys working closely with owners to teach them how to best care for their furry companions.

Dr. Lawrence shares her home with her husband, James, 2 year old son named Mason, a hound mix named Cisco, two cats named Misty and Socks, and eight chickens. In her spare time she enjoys gardening, crafts, and redecorating their home.


Annie Custer, D.V.M.

Dr. Custer grew up on a beef and christmas tree farm in rural West Virginia. Most of her best childhood memories evolve around the animals which she helped take care of on the family farm. It was Annie’s grandparents who passed their love, respect for animals and devotion of the farm to her.

Annie’s veterinary career started when she began volunteering for the local veterinarian while she was in grade school. She started in the kennels and in 1981 finally achieved her dream of going to veterinary school.

She graduated from the University of Georgia in 1985. She has practiced in Georgia, Montana, West Virginia and Massachusetts. Annie has enjoyed practicing both large and small animal medicine.

Since moving to New England in 1992, Annie has focused on small animal medicine. She has a special interest in dentistry, surgery and nutrition. She enjoys a close working relationship with her clients and feels an informed owner can help her make the best decisions for their precious companions.

Annie shares her life with Rudy and Randy her two beagles, three cats; Oliver which she adopted from People for Animals League and Whiskers and Kibbles who were rescued as feral kittens. Her life would not be complete without the love, compassion and understanding from her husband Ed and her two sons, Taylor and Patrick.

Harriet Blanton, D.V.M.

Veterinary School: Washington State University

Growing up as one of five siblings on a Kansas farm, Dr. Blanton always knew exactly what she wanted to be when she grew up: a veterinarian, of course! "Who could imagine a better job than playing with animals all day?" says Dr. Blanton, who received her D.V.M. degree from Washington State University in 1991.

Dr. Blanton is particularly interested in internal medicine, animal behavior and the human-animal bond. One of her most memorable veterinary experiences has been setting the broken leg of a sweet and very pregnant rat. Dr. Blanton’s hard work was well-rewarded when the rat’s ten-year-old owner brought her pet back to the hospital a month later — accompanied by a litter of eight, one of whom was named Harriet!

Dr. Blanton stays active with snowshoeing, hiking, and scuba diving. In her free time, she enjoys knitting, reading and cooking. She shares her home with her husband Tim (a geologist), Ollie (a young terrier mix), two cats (Josephina and Naomi J), and Walter the cockatiel.


Amy Boulette


Amy has worked at Hubbardston Vet Clinic since September 2013. She became a certified veterinary technician after graduating from Becker College in 1995. She has worked in several different small animal clinics, but has especially enjoyed the clientele and animals at Hubbardston.

When not working, Amy likes to garden, go canoeing or kayaking, and has even tried beekeeping. Amy has 4 dogs, 3 cats and chickens.


Jenn Haggett


Jenn recently joined Hubbardston Vet Clinic part time. She also works at Veterinary Dental Services, LLC in Boxborough. Jenn graduated from Becker College and has been a certified veterinary technician since 1999. She likes the opportunity to stay in general practice while also serving your pet's specialized dental needs. Jenn shares her home with multiple dogs, cats and chickens. In her spare time she likes to canoe and go fishing.


Amanda Gauthier


Amanda has worked in the vet field for 13 years. She graduated from Becker College with a Bachelor's Degree in Veterinary Science in 2006. Since then she has worked in small animal vet hospitals including emergency hospitals. Before she came to HVC she worked at the Tufts Foster Hospital for small animals where she worked with many different species in the specialty department. Amanda enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, especially internal medicine and behavior. Amanda enjoys her off-time camping and four-wheeling with her husband John, son Tyler and her dog Ty.


Jill Van Hoven


Jill has worked in the veterinary field for 20 years. She attended Becker College to study interior design only to realize that her true passion is animal care, starting her veterinary career in 1995. In 2005 she began work at Hubbardston Veterinary Clinic and remained at the practice when purchased by Dr. Moreno in 2013. Jill is a key employee in the day to day operations wearing many hats at the clinic. It is not uncommon to see Jill assisting the doctor as a technician, acting as a receptionist, working on inventory or even steam cleaning the carpet in the reception area.

Jill shares her home with three indoor cats and has an occasional visit from her granddog Casey. In her spare time, Jill likes to read, cook, kayak and spend time with her family and friends.


Elise Gothing


Elise studied veterinary medicine at Becker College and did her internship at Hubbardston Veterinary Clinic in 2007, becoming an employee of the clinic in 2008.

Elise is a valued employee at Hubbardston Veterinary Clinic serving the pets and people of the Hubbardston area.

She shares her home with her black lab mix Ozzy and enjoys spending time with her furry niece and nephew, Casey and Ashby.


Moira Lucier


Moira has been in the veterinary field since 2008. She started in a small animal practice as a kennel assistant and then worked her way up to a receptionist, but was always helping the techs with procedures and appointments. Moira is an avid horse person who loves to show her horse Spirit. She also shares her yard with her two other horses, Chief and Lacey. Moira has three dogs: Piper, Julie and Jack, three cats and a lizard named JuneBug. Moira started at Hubbardston Vet in 2017.




Charlyne always enjoyed being around animals as well as working with the public. As a child her family included birds, dogs and even a chipmunk which her mother trained. She was delighted when the opportunity presented itself to join the staff at her local vet 16 years ago. She initially became part of Hubbardston Veterinary Clinic as a receptionist in 2005 and currently enjoys the antics of her dog Remi as well as her cats Pumpkin and Misty.


Donna Brown


Donna  has over 25 years experience as a veterinary receptionist. She spends her free time enjoying her family (especially her grandchildren), spending time with her pets, Brewer, a 1 year old boxer mix and Rain, a 1 year old Retriever Mix. She also enjoys quilting, cooking and working in her garden.

She enjoys serving the clientele of Hubbardston Veterinary Clinic.


Christine McKelvie


After working many years in retail and pharmacy, Christine joined the team at Hubbardston Veterinary Clinic. Christine shares her home with her two rescue dogs; Molly and Mabel.