About Court Street Vet
Compassionate Progressive Exceptional Veterinary Care
Court Street Vet has been a locally owned small animal hospital in Keene, New Hampshire for over 34 years!
We work hard to provide you and your pets with exceptional veterinary care, delivered by compassionate people, at affordable prices.
We are extremely proud of our team; this hospital is a positive an dynamic environment! Our nurses have decades of collective expertise and spend every day making your pets feel safe and loved during their vet visits. Our doctors offer a wide breadth of experiences: from practicing medicine in far-flung corners of the world, to critical care training, to advanced training in surgical and ultrasound scanning techniques. Come meet our team, we’re always accepting new patients!
Court Street Veterinary Hospital aims to provide the best care and medical services to our clients and patients in support of the ever-improving “Human Animal Bond”. We work hard to cultivate a positive, fear-free environment for your pets; we know that going to the doctor can be stressful and scary! Court Street Veterinary hospital combines the latest advances in veterinary medicine with highly trained compassionate staff, resulting in the delivery of brilliant care and excellent customer service. Our doctors work hard to stay abreast of upcoming treatments and technologies, which translates into medical and surgical services for your animals that go above and beyond. Our hospital motto is “We Can Do That”, by the way of compassion, progressive care, and exceptional medicine.
We highly value the relationships, trust, and goodwill we have with our clients; we will work tirelessly to honor it through this phase of retirement and new beginnings.
Dr. Sabrina Estabrook-Russett, BVM&S, MRCVS
Dr. Russett is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh’s Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in Scotland. She purchased Court Street Veterinary Hospital in the summer of 2018, and is excited to lead this amazing practice while improving technology and animal care.
Dr. Russett immensely enjoys the challenges and dynamic nature of small animal general practice. She has traveled the world to participate in foreign veterinary projects including offering medical and rehabilitation care to an orphaned White Rhinoceros in South Africa, and performing surgical procedures for street dogs and cats in Sri Lanka. She also spent a year practicing in interior Alaska, hundreds of miles away from the nearest referral center or specialty hospital. It is this combination of experiences that shaped her into a highly motivated and confident veterinarian and surgeon. Dr. Russett’s professional interests include orthopedic and soft tissue surgery and supporting the Court Street Vet staff in continued professional development.
Dr. Kim Allsopp, DVM
Dr. Allsopp joined Court Street Veterinary Hospital in 2018. She earned her undergraduate degree from Cornell University, and then spent a year working in a zoo before relocating to North Carolina. She found herself living 2 years in Edinburgh, Scotland where she formed a fast friendship with Dr. Russett while attending the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies. She was drawn back to the States and completed her veterinary degree at Oregon State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Allsopp has spent the past several years working at a busy small animal and equine practice in Oregon, before deciding to relocate back East.
Her professional interests include preventative medicine, internal medicine, small animal ultrasound, soft tissue surgery and geriatric wellness.
Dr. Kathryn Miller, DVM
Dr. Miller grew up on a small farm in Indiana where she developed a love for animals at a young age. She earned her undergraduate degree in Animal Science at the University of New Hampshire and then went on to obtain her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University in 2009. Following graduation from veterinary school, Dr. Miller moved to Phoenix, Arizona where she completed a rotating small animal internship at the Emergency Animal Clinic, PLC (now Arizona Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Center). Dr. Miller worked as a staff veterinarian at the Emergency Animal Clinic’s five locations for seven years. During that time, she also enjoyed various other roles including managing a feline blood donor program and mentoring veterinary interns and externs. In 2016, Dr. Miller transitioned from emergency and critical care medicine to a general practice in Gilbert, Arizona where she immensely loved having longer term relationships with her patients and their pet parents. In 2018, Dr. Miller and her family returned to New England to enjoy its four seasons and be closer to family.
Dr. Miller’s professional interests include Fear-Free practice, pain control, preventative medicine, internal medicine, and emergency medicine.
Outside of work, Dr. Miller loves being active and spending time outdoors with her husband and their two toddlers. Her family also includes two cats, Celia and Sully. Celia has been with Dr. Miller since veterinary school and is constantly nursing and mothering all of the Millers. Sully joined the Miller household in 2011 after getting caught in a gutter in downtown Phoenix. He is a free spirit and great at generating laughter!
Dr. Christina Shonk, DVM
Dr. Chrissy Shonk joined Court Street Vet in July 2022. Dr. Shonk grew up in Northeast Pennsylvania where her love of animals and science began. She earned her undergraduate baccalaureate degree from Wilkes University, with a major in Biology and minor in Chemistry. She completed her veterinary degree at Tuft’s Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. During this time, she gained invaluable experience with both small animals and dairy production medicine as she pursued
multiple externships in addition to traditional coursework. Dr. Shonk now enjoys practicing small animal medicine with a professional interest in soft tissue surgery and preventative medicine.
Some of her favorite patients are giant breed dogs, as she has a large St. Bernard named Fergus. She also has a rabbit named Cash and a cat named Maude Elias. Outside of the hospital she enjoys hiking, kayaking, and swimming in her new home state of New Hampshire.
Molly Miller (Receptionist)
Molly has been a part of the Court Street team since June 2018 and has lived in New Hampshire her whole life. Molly has a background in customer service, telephone triage and skilled with multiple software support programs. Combined with Molly’s love and appreciation for animals, her previous work experiences have provided her with the foundation on which to build new experiences and relationships in the field of animal care as a veterinary receptionist. Molly enjoys connecting with clients and their pets and values being part of the dynamic team at Court Street Veterinary Hospital. When Molly isn’t managing the madness that can sometimes occur in a hospital lobby, she spends her days in Lempster with her husband, 2 children and her furry kids, Garfield, Madden, Sunny, and Ted. They enjoy taking adventures to the white mountains, seeking out the next amusement parks or exploring New England’s rich history.
Tara Potter (Receptionist)
Tara grew up in Boston, MA happily surrounded by family pets before moving to New Hampshire to raise her three sons with all manner of pets at home. She recently merged her background in human Healthcare and Administration with her life-long love of animals when she joined Court Street Vet in 2020.
Tara has become a fixture of our compassionate caring front desk team ever since! When not at work she can be found either on stage pursuing her love of acting and performing arts, or in front of it enjoying live theatre and music. Tara currently lives in Keene where her 75lb. rescue dog, Milo, kindly shares his home with her.
Jennifer Davis, B.S., (Head Veterinary Nurse, CVT, Fear Free Certified)
Jen is a Certified Veterinary Nurse and has worked with Court Street Vet since 2006! She pursued a job in this field because she’s loved animals all her life. She lives in Winchester with her husband, and a farm filled with creatures. When at home you will find Jen working with her animals or in the garden; she also enjoys horses and horseback riding.
Jen takes great pleasure in advocating for animals and truly enjoys helping owners understand the needs of their pets. She has a special love for our feline friends and will be pursuing continuing education to ensure our clinic can be come a Feline Friendly Practice, as we work to pursue membership with the American Association of Feline Practitioners. She has also spear-headed our Class IV Laser Therapy program and is looking forward to educating clients about the benefits of Laser therapy. She is happy to help answer any questions you may have!
Sue Ferrera, B.A. (Veterinary Nurse, CVT)
Sue grew up in Framingham, MA having a variety of pets she loved along the way. She now lives in Winchester with her husband, two children, and two cats; Jasper and Ash. In her spare time, Sue enjoys Volunteering at the Winchester Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, spending time with her family, and trips to the ocean.
Sue joined our hospital in March of 2017 and has quickly endeared herself to our family. Her gentle nature and compassion for animals allows her to help them feel safe and cared for. She appreciates that each day at the hospital is different and challenging, but rewarding at the same time. She enjoys working with her Court Street Vet team, who shares her love of animals and desire to do what is best for them. Sue earned her degree in Veterinary Nursing through Penn Foster College; She enjoys working with your pets, and her Court Street Vet team, who share her love of animals and desire to do what is best for them.
Rebekah Lehane, Veterinary Nurse
Rebekah joined Court Street Vet in July 2022. She grew up in Winchester, NH with a love for animals that has led to opportunities to work with many different species, from cows to cats! Rebekah decided to pursue a career as a Veterinary Nurse and graduated at the top of her academic class with an A.S. degree in Veterinary Technology from Great Bay Community College in 2022. Rebekah’s professional interests include low-stress methods of patient care and the decision to pursue Fear Free certification, a pursuit that was sparked by the love of her own senior pets.
When not working Rebekah enjoys spending time outdoors; gardening, birdwatching, or reading in the hammock. She lives with her family including a talkative German Shepherd, Ty, and opinionated senior kitty, Petunia.
Courtney Mountford (Veterinary Assistant)
Courtney joined the team in December of 2018. She grew up in Richmond, NH with animals always a part of her life. She entered the animal care field in 2013, working for a Maltese/Yorkie Breeder. A year later she moved onto a doggy daycare/boarding job at the Monadnock Humane Society. She was then promoted to administrative assistant, where one of her tasks was to take photos of the shelter animals to help them find their forever homes! Courtney moved to Louisiana for a year and decided she couldn’t handle the heat. Courtney is very proud to be a part of Court Street Vet’s wonderful team. When she is not chasing after her daughter at home, she enjoys photography and creating crafty projects. Courtney also enjoys keeping up on her music skills by practicing with her multiple instruments. She enjoys being able to make clients smile and patients wag their tails or purr happily.
Tia Surles (Veterinary Assistant)
Tia joined Court Street Vet in June of 2020 and is excited to be part of such a compassionate team. Tia’s laughter and enthusiasm are infectious, and she often reminds our patients that going to the vet can still be fun!
She is currently earning her degree in Veterinary Nursing through the Penn Foster College technician program. Tia lives in Swanzey with her significant other, Austin, as well as her rabbit, Lola and golden retriever, Tucker. In her spare time she enjoys distance running, photography, and home improvement projects.
Alissa Harris (Veterinary Assistant)
Alissa joined Court Street Vet in August of 2020, after working at a doggy daycare and boarding facility for over 4 years. Alissa’s experience and naturally calm demeanour are great tools for supporting our most nervous patients! She is currently earning her degree in Veterinary Nursing through the Penn Foster College technician program.
On her days off Alissa spends time with her two dogs, two cats, and bearded dragon.
Sarah Schadler (Veterinary Assistant)
Sarah joined our team at Court Street Vet in April of 2021. She graduated from Fall Mountain Regional High School where she participated in the Agriculture Program for 2 years. This program taught her how to tend to the needs of farm animals and how to operate a variety of equipment. Through this program her love for animals grew and she realized working with them is what she wanted to do for a career. Sarah is now living out her passion and earning her degree in Veterinary Nursing through Penn Foster College. In her spare time Sarah enjoys being with her family, traveling, and participating in her favorite sports: Volleyball and Softball.
Deb Gode, M.P.A. (Veterinary Nurse, CVT)
Deb is a certified Veterinary Nurse and was an integral part of the Court Street Vet team for over 18 years. Deb retired from veterinary nursing in 2020, though she still works tirelessly as the chief operator and director of Winchester Wildlife Rehab Center.
Deb’s love of animals began years ago when she found and rescued a starving opossum. She has since developed such an expertise in her field that she went on to co-author the textbook Wild Baby Animals, which serves as an invaluable resource for practitioners in the field.
Find more information about Winchester Wildlife Rehabilitation Center below, and if you’re ever in need of help with an injured or orphaned squirrel or skunk, don’t hesitate to contact her!