Meet the Team

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    Dr. Karen Patti

    Karen Patti is a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine who has been practicing since 2005. Her veterinary background includes providing emergency medicine, surgery, routine treatments and diagnostics as well as pet euthanasia.

    She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She also has a Bachelor of Science in Zoology from the University of Oklahoma and received advanced training as an Emergency Medical Technician at Oklahoma City Community College.

    Dr. Patti’s veterinary experience includes continuing education and daily learning on the latest veterinary medical practices and treatments.

    In addition to her four children, she has two cats, Nyx and Finn, as well as one dog, Sweetie. In her (very limited) free time, she likes to craft.

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    Dr. Eric Franson

    Dr. Eric Franson was born and raised in New England and at a very young age, began working with animals at his local veterinary hospital down the road from his childhood home.  He continued to grow his passion for helping animals while studying at the University of New Hampshire where he graduated with his Bachelors in Animal Science.  

    He continued on to Veterinary school abroad and graduated from St. George's University in 2009. After living and studying in the Caribbean, he returned home to New England to start his career as veterinarian working at the same local veterinary hospital from his childhood. Practicing in this close-knit, rural community, he quickly learned that being a great veterinarian is more than just having medical and surgical proficiency, but also working closely with, and teaching, pet owners. This initial experience taught him what kind of practitioner he wanted to become. 

    Dr Franson’s career spans 15 years of general practice medicine as well as working in emergency care at multiple New England animal clinics. 

    He currently lives in Massachusetts with his family and three guinea pigs. Outside of work, Dr. Franson enjoys cooking, traveling, and spending time with his family and friends.  

    We are excited to have Dr. Franson join our team!

    His enthusiasm for the job, his compassion for animals, and his ability to teach and educate their owners mirror the qualities we look for in all our team members. When you speak with “Dr. Eric” you will know immediately how much he loves being a Veterinarian.

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    Michael O'Connell

    Michael O'Connell studied Computer Science at Ithaca College before a successful 25-year career in software engineering and management. He left the software industry in 2023 to join his wife, Dr. Karen Patti, at her practice Artemis Veterinary.

    As a veterinary practice manager, Michael performs a variety of duties ranging from the mundane to the monumental. These duties include client communication, purchasing, inventory, compliance, HR, IT, maintenance, accounting, bookkeeping, etc. Occasionally, he fills in as a (very junior) vet tech when needed.

    When not working, Michael enjoys spending time at home with his family. He can often be found in the kitchen preparing dinner, relaxing by the pool, or in his office preparing for his Certified Veterinary Practice Manager (CVPM) certification.

    In his spare time, Michael has a variety of hobbies. He has had a love for languages since he was inspired by his high school Latin teacher. He is conversational in Russian, but also spends time learning Spanish, Portuguese, and Ukrainian. A student of martial arts over the years, he currently practices medieval fencing with his son. He also enjoys swinging virtual swords in the VR game Beat Saber. In general, he likes all kinds of games, including board games, card games, and especially computer games.

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    Rebecca Metivier

    Rebecca Metivier graduated from Becker college in 2008, and has been working in the veterinary field since 2006 as a technician.

    In her spare time she enjoys hiking with her husband, Patrick, and their 2 dogs Max and Macy. She also enjoys snuggling at home with her 2 kitties Luna and Newman.

    She has been very passionate about animals since childhood. Her first word was ‘Pepper’, the name of her childhood dog.

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    Stephanie Haskins

    Stephanie Haskins has a Bachelors degree in Pre-Vet from Becker college. Since graduation, she has explored many aspects of veterinary medicine, from Animal behavior, Emergency medicine, Shelter medicine, and General practice. 

    In her spare time she enjoys traveling around the world, hiking, and creating something out of nothing. 

    She has three pets: a cat named Goose, a Bearded dragon named Pépe, and a snake named Mr. Noodles.

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    Kaela Valdez

    Kaela Valdez has been interested in the veterinary field since she was little. She loves any and all animals which has had her having dogs, cats, reptiles, and other small pets. Currently she has 4 reptiles, 2 cats, and a new puppy. 

    She enjoys spending time with her family and husband, Jared, watching true crime documentaries and shows, and making homemade meals for her loved ones. Obsessed with butterflies and a quote that keeps her motivated is “Until you spread your wings, you will never know how far you can fly”

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    Anna Holmes

    Anna Holmes has been working in the veterinary field since 2011. Since childhood, she's known she wanted a career helping and nurturing animals. She got her foot in the door working as a kennel attendant. From there, Anna quickly transitioned to the front of the house working as a receptionist. 

    After learning new skills at different animal clinics, she landed what she calls her 'dream-spot' here at Artemis Veterinary. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking and camping with her wife Lindsey and little cattle dog-mix, Bar and foraging for mushrooms in the woods.

Contact Us

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