Our Staff


Meet Our Staff

Our team is dedicated to providing excellent veterinary care to each pet we meet.

Wendy Nelson

Wendy Nelson


Wendy Nelson graduated from Hartford High School in 1986, and from VTC in 1988, and has a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Science for Veterinary Technician. She has been working locally in the veterinary field as an office manager, head technician, and groomer since graduation. She joins the HVC staff in August of 2015 bringing all those years of experience with her. She grew up locally in West Hartford Vermont and still lives there today with her husband Carl, daughter Amanda, and a cat and two dogs. She and her family live “off-grid” and find that to be a daily challenge. Her hobbies used to include archery, following her daughter’s ice hockey career, and a good glass of wine. She now busy being Practice Manager again at Hanover Veterinary and help keep the homestead going where she can.
Samantha DiBattisto

Samantha DiBattisto


My name is Samantha DiBattisto, and I was born and raised in Connecticut. I moved to New Hampshire to be with my boyfriend at the time, back in the summer of 2019, who is now my husband. I have been in the Veterinary field as a Technician since 2014. Since I was a child, I have had a passion for animals and always had a canine companion since I was two years old. Right now, we have two Brussels Griffon named Rufus and Phoebe. If you have ever seen Star Wars, they look like little Ewoks.

I have my certificate in Veterinary Assisting and my Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. After finishing my schooling, another passion I have is the environment. I have learned that every single living thing in the environment is sacred for our survival, which is why my love for animals and the environment has grown on me so much. Furthermore, those passions have made me come to the conclusion that I want to be a Game Warden officer. Well, I hope you have enjoyed reading a little about me and if you wish to know more feel free to ask.

Dawn Mead

Dawn Mead


Dawn grew up in Hartford, VT. After graduating from Hartford High School she attended New Hampshire Tech. Institute in Concord, NH earning her Associates in Allied Health Science with a (Major in Radiography). Later she got her bachelor’s degree from Northern VT University, with a degree in (Professional Studies).

She currently lives in Wilder, VT with her husband Steve and their cat Manny Ramirez Mead.

They also have one adult child, Molly who currently lives in Austin, TX.
After 40 years as a Medical Imager/Radiologic Technologist Dawn decided to switch careers.

She has always loved animals and working with people of all diversities, so the change to Hanover Veterinarian Clinic has been a great match!

Tori Mailman

Tori Mailman

Hi, there my name is Tori, I am originally from southern Maine. I went to Fryeburg Academy high school and graduated in 2016. I moved to Vermont to start school at Vermont Technical College, there I studied Equine Studies and graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Equine Science in 2019. I then started working at Pirouette horse farm in Norwich where I managed a 22-stall stable on the weekends and gardened during the summer. I just started at Hanover Vet Clinic a few months ago and it’s been going great, lots of furry friends and clients to meet and see. I just recently rescued a puppy from down south. His name is Boe, he is 13wks and his breed is a German Shepard/Tree Walker Coon mix. I also have a bearded dragon at home I’ve had him for 5 years now and his name is Rango. When I’m not working my hobbies are drawing, riding horses and being outdoors with family and friends, and of course, playing with a new puppy.
Taylor Wilson

Taylor Wilson

Hi, my name is Taylor! I’m a born and raised Vermonter. I grew up in Hartford, VT and I graduated from The University of Vermont with my Bachelor of Science in Animal Science, Pre-Vet in 2020. I have always had a passion for animals. My dream ever since I was a little girl is to go to vet school to become a veterinarian. Prior to working in the field of veterinary medicine, I worked with dairy cows and even a little bit with horses! I have a kitten named Remington. Some fun facts about me and what I like to do for fun are, cows are my favorite animal, I love running and hiking, music is my favorite pastime, and I hunt/fish.
Christa Lewis

Christa Lewis

Hi, my name is Christa! I just moved to Vermont in June from St. Petersburg Florida.  I have been in the veterinary field for the last 19 years and I love it so much. I have been married for 15 years to my husband Keith and we have two boys Colin and Corey, two dogs Carl and Stewart, two cats waffles and whiskers, and two ant colonies.  It is definitely a full house.  So far I am enjoying the beautiful summer and excited for my first Vermont winter. When I’m not working I’m exploring New Hampshire and Vermont, love going to live music especially the band Dirty Heads. I’m excited to get to know all our clients and their fur babies.

The finest veterinary care in West Lebanon, NH

Providing Veterinary Care for Cats and Dogs in the Upper New Hampshire Valley of New Hampshire and Vermont


Phone: 603-643-3313
Fax: 603-643-5326
Email: info@hvcvets.com


391 North Main Street
West Lebanon, NH 03784
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Mon-Thu: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sat: Call us for availability
Sun: Closed

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