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Here at Westfield Animal Clinic, we have knowledgeable staff to ensure the utmost level of care for your pet. We pride ourselves on promoting health and wellness through preventative care and building long-term relationships with our clients and patients.
Below, is a list of our staff and some information about them so you can learn more about the people who are here to serve you and your pet.
Dr. Denise Larochelle has owned Westfield Animal Clinic with her husband John since November 2013. Dr. Larochelle has been working in the veterinary field since 2002 beginning as a veterinary technician before completing her doctorate of veterinary medicine degree from Iowa State University in 2010.
Following graduation, she completed a 1 year rotating internship at New England Animal Medical Center in West Bridgewater, MA. Dr. Larochelle first began working at Westfield Animal Clinic in 2011 prior to purchasing the clinic in 2013.
Dr. Larochelle grew up in Southwick, MA and now resides in Westfield, MA with John and their 2 dogs Belle, a mixed breed, and Wilbur, a plot hound/collie mix. They also have 2 cats Lyla and Lynyrd.
On November 5, 2015, Dr. Larochelle and her husband John welcomed their first child, Emilie.
Dr. Larochelle’s special interests in veterinary medicine include surgery and preventative care. Dr. Larochelle is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association. When not practicing medicine or working around the clinic, she enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, sight-seeing, and spending time with family and friends.
Dr. Amanda Lajzer joined the staff here at Westfield Animal Clinic on July 1st, 2017. Dr. Lajzer has been a veterinarian since 2015. She received her undergraduate degree from Umass Amherst and her veterinary degree from St. George's University and Ohio State University.
Dr. Lajzer is a native of Wilbraham, MA. She previously worked in a mixed animal practice caring for both small and large animals. She currently is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Association of Equine Practitioners.
In her freetime, Dr. Lajzer enjoys riding and spending time with her horse Acaprise as well as spending time with her cat Joe and her blind rescue dog Stevie Ray. She also enjoys traveling, music, the beach, and spending time with her family.
Linda Edmunds is a receptionist at Westfield Animal Clinic. She has been with the clinic since 2008. Linda enjoys spending time with her 2 dogs Sophie and Heather, her husband Bernie, and their grandchildren. They enjoy traveling and spending time outdoors.
Felicia Murphy has been working at Westfield Animal Clinic as a veterinary technician since 2011. In her free time Felicia enjoys spending time with her dog Rylie, an American Bulldog, and her cat Bella, a Bengal.
Jake Kemp is a veterinary technician who joined the Westfield Animal Clinic team in May of 2012. He started his work in the veterinary field as a kennel assistant and moved his way up to working as a veterinary technician.
In his free time, Jake enjoys spending time outdoors with his sidekick Axle, a Boston Terrier. He enjoys hiking, fishing, and pet sitting. At home, he also has 3 cats, Buddy, Maggie, and Blake.
Molly Jacobs is a veterinary technician who has been with Westfield Animal Clinic since October 2015. She graduated with honors and received her associates in Animal Science from Holyoke Community College. She has been working in the veterinary field since 2008.
At home, Molly has 3 cats Kush, Pink, and Jax and 2 dogs Murdock and Maybelle. Away from the clinic, Molly spends time with her husband Taylor and her 2 daughters.