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

Practice Manager

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.

Meghan

Meghan's Bio
Veterinary Technician Supervisor

Meghan has worked as a veterinary technician for over five years and has experience working with small animals, large animals, wildlife, and exotics. Meghan earned her degree in Certified Veterinary Assisting at Quinsigamond Community College in 2017. Her interests include phlebotomy and dentistry. You will find Meghan busy throughout the hospital with a smile on her face and cuddling her patients. She enjoys the bond she creates with clients and patients at Great Road Veterinary Hospital.

Outside of her career, Meghan enjoys spending time with her dog Bailey and her cat Toby. She also enjoys listening to country music, traveling, fishing, hiking, and going to the aquarium. Meghan is also smitten with cows.

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

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.

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.

Taverly

Taverly's Bio

Receptionist

I am from Princeton and most recently managed a group home for adults with mental illness. Before that, I worked at NEADS for five years as the Kennel Supervisor and am excited to be working in the animal field again. I adopted my dog, Mina, two years ago and spend as much time with her as possible – her favorite activity is fetching at the dog park. At home, I enjoy reading if we’re not there!