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Our Holistic and Integrative Team at Compassion Vet

Dr. Diane Richter is proud to say that our entire staff is made up of animal lovers! Each with their own back ground story as to why they love working here, and why they find this job so rewarding. Our team here at Compassion Vet Hospital are always here and ready to help you and your pets any way we can!


Cynthia - A talented and caring veterinary technician with many years of experience, but with a HEART of GOLD. Cynthia loves to help educate our pet owners so that they can keep their fur babies as healthy as possible. As busy as we keep her here at work, Cynthia is even busier at home, raising two active boys with her husband Josh. She also is very active as a musician in her church and ALWAYS has a smile on her face! We are glad she is part of our team!

Amanda -  has always had a passion for working with all types of animals.in her free time  Amanda enjoys hiking with her dog Nessy and spending time with her furry companions. Amanda also has two cats named "Tito" and "Taz".

Jennifer -   Comes to us with excellent experience from a very busy 5 doctor practice that treated both small and large animals. Growing up, she surrounded herself with animals and the great outdoors. In her free time she enjoys hiking, horseback riding and spending time with her friends, family and her fur babies! Any time you call, you can expect to be greeted by her friendly voice and be reassured that you will be helped in a quick and timely manner. Jennifer is a excellent asset to our team and we can't wait to spend many years together.

Lilyann- Is a new addition to the hospital team. She is a certified veterinary technician who will be seeing all of our wonderful clients and patients.

Sandy - You will see her in our boarding facility. Sandy has a blended family of 9 people and 4 dogs. She trains 2 of her dogs in nose work, one for therapy work and one in the show ring. As you can see she is very busy outside of working her with us. Sandy comes to us with veterinary technician experience as well as LNA experience. Sandy is a great addition here at Compassion Vet and will watch and play with your fur kids while your away.

Macy- works here in our boarding facility. You will find her outside playing with all the pets staying here overnight or the pets that are just here for the day. In Macy's off time she enjoys hiking with her dog Nala and working with her other dog Clover in show ring with her 4H group. You will see her smiling face playing with your loved fur kids.

Emilie- Is a new addition to our boarding facility. She comes with a background in doggie daycare. Emilie trains her German Shepard in her off time.

Katie- Is a new addition to our boarding facility. You will see her out taking care of all of the fur kids that are staying here. She loves the field so much she is continuing her education to become a veterinary technician.

Stephanie - While it is rare to get to see our favorite receptionist, because she now is the busy homeschooling mom of FOUR children....Stephanie is still a VITAL part of our team here at Compassion Veterinary Hospital. She works behind the scenes on the "nuts and bolts" part of the business so that Dr. Diane can focus on what she does best...caring for your pets! We wouldn't know what to do without her contagious laugh!

The REST of our Team at Compassion Vet...

Chicken Nugget, Our Nine Year old Golden Japanese Bantam Rooster, has been rather legendary around these parts of New Hampshire. Nugget became a "house pet" when he used to come and crow at the back door, looking for "cuddles". Needless to say, The Richters made him a permanent part of the family. Now Nuggie goes with Dr. Diane to various PreSchool, Kindergarten and First Grade classes to allow children a chance to get close and personal with such a friendly Rooster. He crows on demand, plays dead, and if given the chance will gladly hang out and take a nap with you while watching TV. We are SO blessed to have such a special bird in our lives! He is a Compassion Vet Hospital FIXTURE!

Cherry, Our favorite "greeter" is Dr. Diane's beloved Bullmastiff. She is such a JOY! She adores ALL children, (the more little they are, the happier she is!) And she loves ALL animals. She watches over EVERYONE like a Nanny. She is in training for Confirmation shows and also to work as a service dog in the Paws to Read program with the Kearsarge School District. This is a program where children with reading delays can come and read to dogs, who of course never pass judgment, and Cherry will be PERFECT for this program because she is such a LOVEBUG. Many thanks to her wonderful Canadian breeders, who co-own this sweet girl, Bullstock's Cherry Bomb with Dr. Diane. We ADORE her and think you will, too!

Peaches, is our other family mascot. Her show name is Golden Hylight's Peaches'n'Cream and we think she is simply DELICIOUS! Peaches' bright, happy, bark and sweet face is always ready to welcome you to Compassion Veterinary Hospital. She and Cherry watch over the Richter family VERY carefully, and there is no doubt that it is PEACHES who runs the show! She is a lot of fun!

Mouse, our TINY five pound brown tabby, certainly lives up to her little name. She and her "sister" Butter, came to Compassion Vet looking for new homes when they were kittens. She was only three pounds in size when Dr. Diane spayed her, and she never grew larger than five pounds. But what she lacks in size, she SURELY makes up for in HEART. She is a LOT of love in a TINY package!


Butternut is our resident "big fat orange cat." Butter is a SWEETIE and has a very LOUD purr. You can catch her napping in the sun or searching out a good chin scratch. She is a DOLL.