Meet Our Team

Dr. Isaac Maxmen, VMD MPH

Dr. Maxmen is the new owner and head veterinarian of Bradford Animal Hospital.He grew up surrounded by animals in Western Massachusetts, where both his parents were veterinarians and owned their own clinic. He attended UMASS Amherst prior to attending veterinary school at the University of Pennsylvania.  He then completed a very busy year of emergency medicine in Arizona before moving to the Bay Area in California, practicing both general practice and emergency medicine.​While working as a veterinarian in California, Dr. Maxmen went back to school and attended U.C. Berkeley, obtaining his Masters in Public Health in Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology where he met his future wife, Kaitlyn. They both then went to U.C. Davis School of Veterinary Medicine for a PhD program in Epidemiology.​During this time, Dr. Maxmen decided that being a practicing veterinarian was more rewarding than academia, and he decided to devote the rest of his career to caring for animals.​After 10 years in California, Dr. Maxmen and Kaitlyn moved back home to Massachusetts.  He has worked in clinics all throughout Boston, but was excited to move up to the North Shore where he met Dr. TK and Veda, who were looking to retire and pass along the wonderful practice they built.​Dr. Maxmen is very excited to be an owner and to provide a high quality level of care in a family-oriented practice.​(Dr. Maxmen and Kaitlyn just had their first baby this past November, so any parenting advice is welcome!)

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Dr. Leah Goulart - Associate Veterinarian

Dr.Goulart joined our practice in January of 2024.
She received her BS in Biology from Salem State University, prior to attending Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in the Caribbean.  After graduating from vet school, she spent 13 years at a general practice on the North Shore. Dr. Goulart is a Certified Fear Free™ Professional, and enjoys helping both her patients and clients make veterinary visits as calm and easy as possible. 

Dr. Goulart has special interests in educating clients on how to keep their pets healthy and enjoys ultrasonography.

She is excited to start this next chapter in her life at Bradford Animal Hospital. When she is not working, she enjoys cooking, skiing, and living on the beach, or the boat in the summer. Dr. Goulart lives north of Boston with her husband, two sons, a Doberman named Sasha, and a super sweet black cat named Petey.   
Dr.Gourlart looks forward to meeting you and your pets.

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Breena - Office Manager

Hi! My name is Breena and I am the Office Manager here.  I recently became an Andover resident and joined the practice a few months ago. I have a degree in East Asian Studies but my other passion is animals. I have been in the veterinary field for more than 15 years.  I have experience working for both general practice and emergency hospitals.  I love my job and I continue to be an advocate for animals. I enjoy traveling, baking, pet sitting and boxing. When I am not working I volunteer with the Pug Rescue of New England and Youth for Understanding. My husband and I have a son and 2 daughters.  Our home is also filled with 3 dogs.  Annie and Winnie the crazy catahoulas and our newest addition Eevee our pug.  I look forward to meeting you and your animal companions!

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Kristina  - Lead Veterinary Technician

Hi! My name is Kristina and I am the Lead Veterinary Technician here at Bradford Animal Hospital. I have been in the field since 2016 and have worked in emergency practices and general practices. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, camping, traveling and spending time with my American bully, Diamond and my cat Spook. I look forward to meeting you and your fur babies!

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Jess - Veterinary Technician

Hi! My name is Jessica. I have worked in the Veterinary Field for over 20 years, starting as a receptionist right out of high school. I fell in love with the field and worked my way to a Veterinary Technician where I have been for 15 years. I have worked in both General Practice as well as Emergency/ICU. I found my passion is General Practice and Client Education. My hobbies are spending time with family and friends, swimming, geocaching, playing softball and watching my kids in their various activities. My husband and I have a daughter and 2 sons along with our yorkie/bichon mix Howie and our ball python S’mores. I look forward to meeting you and your family.

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Melissa - Veterinary Technician

Hi my name is Melissa. I have worked as an animal nurse for over 20 years.  I knew I wanted to work with animals since I was very young. I started in an animal hospital as a kennel worker when I was a teenager.  When I graduated high school, I went to college for an associates in small animal science.I love all animals but am definitely a cat person. My kitty Mewski is the heart of my family. He definitely brings my son and I a lot of joy.I started working at Bradford Animal Hospital in 2020. I have the opportunity to work with wonderful Doctors and staff. I have definitely found my home here and I look forward to meeting you and your pets.

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Nolan- Veterinary Technician

Hi, My name is Nolan! I have been a veterinary technician for about a year and half . Through those short years I have learned so much in this field. I love helping new pet owners while meeting their precious babies that come through the door! I can’t wait to meet you fur-babies!

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Rebecca- Veterinary Technician

Hi I’m Rebecca! I recently graduated from North Shore Community College in May of 2022 with an Associate Degree in Animal Care. I have been working as a Veterinary Technician since my senior year of high school in 2019. I started working here in August 2022. I adore all animals big and small. I have two huskies, two black cats, and two leopard geckos all named after Disney characters. In my free time I enjoy, hanging out with my friends, watching movies, going camping, and going on adventures with Kenai & Koda!
I look forward to meeting you and your pets

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Linda- Receptionist

Hi! My name is Linda and I joined this practice in January of 2022 as a receptionist. I have been a veterinary technician for 19 years before taking time off to be a stay-at-home mom. My hobbies include watching football, hockey, going to concerts, hanging with friends and I am a huge Elvis fan.
I look forward to meeting you and your pets!

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In Memory of Our Hospital Mascot Meatloaf 2008-2023

Meatloaf was just that - a big, lovable loaf. He loved to eat, meow, and "supervise" the staff. He liked walking around our hospital, introducing himself and meeting other pets.  With not a care in the world, Meatloaf sure knew how much he was loved here at Bradford Animal Hospital! He will be surely missed by all.

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