About Court Street Vet

Compassionate Progressive Exceptional Veterinary Care

About Us

Court Street Vet has been a locally-owned small animal hospital in Keene, NH for over 34 years! We’re undergoing some exciting changes, but our core values and heart remain the same: 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 and dynamic environment run by incredible women! 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 classic internship training, to exotics and zoo medicine. Come meet our team, we’re always accepting new patients!

Our History

Court Street Veterinary Hospital has served Keene, NH and its surrounding communities for over thirty-four years. Dr. Sabrina Estabrook-Russett purchased the hospital, after Dr. Righter chose to finally enjoy retirement. Dr. Russett feels honored to carry the torch and is absolutely thrilled to build a life working with the amazing staff and clients of Court Street Vet. 

Mission Statement

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.

Our Doctors

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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 is a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (MRCVS), the AVMA, and the NH-VMA. 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.

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Dr. Kristina Hewitt, BVMS

Dr. Hewitt joined Court Street Vet in 2017. She grew up in Florida and attended Florida Southern College where she received a Bachelors of Science in Biology. She then attended North Carolina State University in pursuit of a Masters in Science in Animal Science with a special focus on Animal Nutrition. After earning her Master’s degree she moved across the world to attend veterinary school; Dr. Hewitt graduated with Commendations from The University of Glasgow School of Veterinary Medicine in 2016.

After qualifying from vet school she completed a Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Rotating Internship at Pieper Memorial Emergency and Specialty Hospital in Middletown, Connecticut. Dr. Hewitt has a special interest in Soft Tissue surgery, orthopedics, and feline endocrine disorders.

In her time off she enjoys spending time with her husband, her cat Skye, dogs Ranger, Aspen, and Henry, and her horse Tam.

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Dr. Kim Allsopp, DVM

Dr. Allsopp jointed 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. She is also happy to re-live her zoo days, seeing pocket pets and exotics. She is a member of the AVMA, NHVMA, Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians, and is working towards her Fear-Free practitioner certification. 

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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. Dr. Miller is Fear Free certified and is also a member of AVMA and VVMA (Vermont Veterinary Medical Association). 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!

Our Team

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Molly Miller (Receptionist)

Molly is new to our team, and we absolutely love having her on board! She has adored animals her whole life but has only recently been afforded the opportunity to break into this exciting field. Molly is proving to be a star player at managing the madness that can sometimes occur in a hospital lobby, and she does it all with an excellent attitude. Molly lives in Alstead with her husband and two children, and they are hoping to expand their brood with a new four-legged friend soon

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Jennifer Davis, B.S., (Head Veterinary Nurse, CVT, Fear Free Certified)

Jen is a Certified Veterinary Nurse and has worked with Court Street Vet for over 12 years! 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!

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Deb Gode, M.P.A. (Veterinary Nurse, CVT)

Deb is a Certified Veterinary Nurse and has been an integral part of the Court Street Vet team for over 18 years. She is co-author of the book “Wild Baby Animals”, and also is 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 loves the challenge of medical cases and interacting with clients and companion animals of Court Street Veterinary Hospital. She works tirelessly at our hospital caring for pets and then returns home to care for many injured and orphaned wildlife animals. her biggest supporter and husband, Ron, has been part of her life for 25 years and has always offered encouragement. Deb enjoys traveling, kayaking, and skiing. She is an inspiration to us all as well as an invaluable team member. Deb appreciates the compassion and dedication the doctors at Court Street Veterinary Hospital have toward helping her wild patients.

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Sue Ferrera, B.A. (Veterinary Nurse, In Training)

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 is currently enrolled in the Veterinary Technician program at Penn Foster College and is excelling in her studies!

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Courtney (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.

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Tia Surles (Veterinary Assistant)

Tia joined our team in June 2020 and is excited to be a part of such a compassionate team. She is currently working towards her degree in the veterinary Technician program through Penn Foster College. 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.

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