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 of the last 15 years, Shirly. In his free time, he enjoys cycling, hiking, and spending time with his family.
Nicole Belair, DVM
Dr. Belair joined North Windham Animal Hospital in August 2016. She began working as a volunteer kennel attendant while still in high school, and had gained experience throughout the hospital prior to graduating from Assumption College.
Dr. Belair earned a DVM degree from Atlantic Veterinary College in Prince Edward Island, Canada. Upon graduation, she completed a rotating internship at Kansas State University’s Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital to gain advanced training in emergency and critical care, internal medicine and surgery. She returned home to New England and practiced in Rhode Island for seven years prior to joining North Windham Animal Hospital.
Dr. Belair has special interests in nutrition, pain management, herbal medicine and geriatric care. She lives in Plainfield with two dogs, Bruschi and Arlo, and two cats, Chirpy and Virgil. In her free time, she enjoys projects around the house, gardening, beekeeping, hiking with the dogs, and kayaking.
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.