About Us

Meet Our Team

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Great Road Veterinary Hospital! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Get To Know Our Team

We are solely dedicated to your pet’s care! We look forward to getting to know you, and we hope you’ll take the time to scroll down and get to know us.

Jon Kelman, DVM

Dr. Kelman's Bio

Owner/Veterinarian

Dr. Kelman graduated from Clark University with a degree in biology before completing his master’s degree at the University of Massachusetts Lowell with a degree in microbiology in 1984. He worked for 5 years at the Channing Laboratory, researching bacterial infectious diseases before co-founding the Immucell Corporation, which conducts human and veterinary diagnostic and therapeutic product research. He graduated from Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine in 1995 before starting as a Veterinarian at Apple Country Animal Hospital in Stow, MA. Dr. Kelman purchased Great Road Veterinary Hospital in April of 2001.

Dr. Kelman’s interest in animals started during middle school while milking and haying for Fairlawn Farm in Wallingford, CT. Dr. Kelman has maintained an interest in farms, doing occasional farm calls and volunteering on the Codman Farm Board in his hometown of Lincoln, MA. He is also on the Public Health and Infectious Disease Committee of the Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association and volunteers as a mentor at the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine.

In his limited free time, Dr. Kelman loves fly-fishing, cooking, cycling, and splitting wood. He lives in Lincoln with his wife, Pam, and three daughters, Alison, Elizabeth, and Emily, their Golden Retrievers, Isabel and Henry, and cat named Mouse.

Dr. Jennifer Wu

Jennifer Wu, VMD

Dr. Wu's Bio

VMD

Jennifer Wu, VMD, graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2006. She worked at a mixed animal practice on the New Hampshire Seacoast before moving to an exclusively small animal practice in Massachusetts. She has three children in elementary and middle school. She enjoys kayaking, reading, bicycling, and hiking.

Ashley

Ashley's Bio
CSR Supervisor

Education:
Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology

Interests:
Hiking, reading, family movie night, playing board games with my kids, playing video games with my son, and cooking

I have worked in the veterinary field for almost 11 years, since I was 16 years old. I initially started in the kennel as a kennel attendant, then moved up to customer service representative; and ultimately a practice manager. I have a passion for helping people and animals. I have two children; William who is 8 years old and Savannah who is almost 2 years old. When I’m not working, I love spending time with my children, my partner, and my friends and family.

Leo

Leo's Bio

Client Services Representative

Leo comes to NEVP with six years of experience in veterinary medicine, both in general practice and specialty. He is passionate about following advances in nutrition and oncology and enjoys supporting pets as they come out of surgery and need a little extra love. Leo lives with his wife and two cats, Phoebus and Fitzroy, and when not working, loves video games, crocheting, hiking, and watching Vegas Golden Knights hockey.

Donna Shepherd

Donna's Bio
Veterinary Technician

Donna joined GRVH in February 2018, bringing with her over 25 years’ experience in the animal care field. She has worked in general practice, emergency medicine as well as in specialty (dermatology) medicine. Donna has a B.S. in Zoology, along with double minors in Fisheries/Wildlife Biology and Psychology.

Donna lives in Westford with her husband Todd, and three daughters, Rebecca, Alexa and Elizabeth. She has two 8-year-old sibling cats named “Cookie” and “Cinnamon” (rescued at 2 weeks of age after their mother died), a 4-year-old male Dutch rabbit named “Jellybean” as well as a small fresh water fish tank with a variety of inhabitants (Beta fish, tiger barb, snail, neon tetra). The family is still mourning the loss of their 12-year-old Golden Retriever, “Champ”.

In her free time, Donna enjoys spending time with her family, watching movies, traveling to Niagara Falls into Canada, as well as going to the beach or amusement park.

Kathi Denny

Kathi's Bio
Housekeeper

Kathi works behind the scenes, and keeps GRVH’s clinic running smoothly. Kathi has worked as the caretaker of GRVH’s kennel since 2003. Her main responsibilities include putting together surgical packs, cleaning the kennels, and feeding the boarding animals. Originally from Patterson, NJ, Kathi now lives with her family in Harvard, her dog, Dakota (mix), and her cat, Sundance. In her free time Kathi loves to quilt.

Julia, CVT

Julia's Bio

Julia recently graduated from the UMass Amherst/Mount Ida veterinary technology program. She is excited to join the team at GVRH. Julia is passionate about helping patients and their families, with a particular soft spot for our feline friends. In addition to her student Fear Free Handling certification, she is an AAFP Cat Friendly Veterinary Professional. In her free time, she can be found crocheting and wrangling her feisty tortie Ruby.

Christine Billing

Christine's Bio

Practice Manager

Christine grew up in Seattle, WA, and has been in Massachusetts since 2017. She has a bachelor’s degree in Economics and German from the University of Washington in Seattle.

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

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

Dana

Dana's Bio

Veterinary Technician

I have always had a passion for animals. In August 2019, I began working as a receptionist at an emergency and specialty hospital in Yonkers, New York. When I moved back to Massachusetts, I continued my career at another emergency and specialty hospital and a general practice clinic. I am excited to join this team at Great Road Vet Hospital and further my career. I plan on continuing my education and becoming a certified technician. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, playing with my dog Max, dancing, and watching the Bruins.