Todd Friedland, DVM
Dr. Friedland graduated from Cornell University in 1972. During his first six years as a veterinarian, he worked and studied under some of the most respected veterinarians in the Long Island, New York area. He fulfilled his childhood desire to live in a small New England town when he purchased the North Windham Animal Hospital in January of 1978. He has built the former 4 room country practice into a well respected, high quality, 3-doctor hospital, providing the best in veterinary medical advancements, client service, sophisticated medical and surgical skills, and community involvement.
"I have grown to enjoy all aspects of pet care, but my special interests now lie in getting you off to the right start with your puppy and kitten through early and proper counseling, and spending that extra time with pets as they get older. Geriatric medicine is one of my greatest pleasures."
In addition to his work in the clinic, Dr. Friedland served as President of the Connecticut Veterinary Medical Association in 1987, served as CVMA Legislative Chairman from 1988-1999, and as consultant to the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Committee from 1994-1996. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Connecticut Veterinary Medical Association and Connecticut Academy of Veterinarians.
Dr. Friedland is an avid bike rider and spinning instructor, and enjoys cooking, gardening and model railroading in his spare time He resides in nearby Mansfield with his wife, Mona, dog Pepper, 3 cats, Max, Mustafa and Henry, and his huge fish tank with 7 unnamed fish.
Eran Shemer, DVM
Dr. Eran Shemer is an enthusiastic member of the North Windham Animal Hospital team. He graduated from St. George's University after completing his clinical year at Cornell University. He is very excited about all areas of veterinary medicine, and is especially passionate about internal medicine and surgery. He values the chance to help animals and make positive changes in the lives of pet owners, and looks forward to establishing long-term relationships within the community.
Dr. Shemer recently settled in Mansfield with his wife, toddler, and dog companion of the last 12 years, Shirly. In May 2011, the Shemers also welcomed the newest member of their family, a baby girl. In his free time, Dr. Shemer enjoys cycling, hiking, and spending time with his family.
Dianne Beal, DVM
Dr. Beal originally hails from upstate New York and earned her undergraduate degree from the College of St. Rose in Albany. She received her DVM degree from Iowa State University and completed a portion of her training in the UK. Following graduation, Dr. Beal completed a small animal internship at Regional Veterinary Referral Center in Springfield, Virginia and has worked locally in small animal practice since returning to her home in Connecticut. While she enjoys many aspects of veterinary medicine, she has a soft spot for the older patients and has an interest in dermatology.
Dr. Beal now resides in North Stonington with her husband Clayton, her beloved hound Dobby, and her black and white cat Holstein. In her spare time, she enjoys the outdoors, belly dance, ballroom dance, good books and movies, and making and selling jewelry. Dr. Beal is thrilled to join the team at North Windham Animal Hospital and looks forward to meeting and being of service to our clients and their beloved pets.