Eran Shemer, DVM — Chief of Staff
Dr. Shemer, Chief of Staff, has been with North Windham Animal Hospital since 2011. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from St. George's University after completing clinical training at Cornell University. Dr. Shemer is passionate about veterinary medicine and has a genuine love for animals, big and small; he sees dogs, cats and exotics.
While providing personal and compassionate care, Dr. Shemer continuously strives to keep the hospital on the cutting edge of medical advances. He has a special interest in surgery, internal medicine, and ultrasound. With unflagging enthusiasm, he values the chance to help animals and make positive changes in the lives of pet owners.
Dr. Shemer resides in Storrs with his wife, two young children, and dog companion, Ziggy. In his free time, he enjoys cycling, hiking, and spending time with his family.
Shaleighne McKiernan, DVM
Dr. McKiernan is a Connecticut native, having grown up in the shoreline town of Clinton. She earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree from Kansas State University in 2007. She enjoys all aspects of practicing medicine and takes special interest in preventive care.
Dr. McKiernan resides in Griswold with her life partner, her Great Dane, Walter and her Siamese cat, Blizzard. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading and researching, canoeing, and living life in the moment.
Linda Nachtigal, DVM
Dr. Nachtigal graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. She currently practices as a relief veterinarian and travels to multiple states to help out as needed.
When she is not traveling for work, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and attending classic car shows.
Marie Bates, BSc BVMS
Dr. Bates started telling people she wanted to be an animal doctor and the tender age of three. After completing her undergraduate degree, she had the opportunity to study veterinary medicine in Australia.
She graduated from Murdoch University in Perth, Australia in 2011 and returned to Connecticut where she has been practicing companion animal medicine ever since. Dr. Bates currently practices as a relief veterinarian, finding great fulfillment in serving her patients, their owners, and her fellow veterinarians.
In her free time, Dr. Bates loves to read, cook new recipes, and spend time with her husband, their four two-legged children, two dogs, and three cats.