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.
Dianne Beal, DVM — Associate Veterinarian
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.
Jill Dennis, DVM — Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Dennis is an associate veterinarian at North Windham Animal Hospital, joining our team in August 2014. Originally from Rhode Island, she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Bates College in Maine (1982), graduating summa cum laude. She then earned her DVM degree from Cornell University in New York (1986). There, she was elected to Phi Zeta, the National Veterinary Honor Society.
Dr. Dennis has been working in the veterinary field since she was nineteen years old and has owned two businesses during that time. She started Acoaxet Veterinary Clinic in Westport, Massachusetts, in 1987. Later, Dr. Dennis sold the business to spend more time with her children who were very young at the time. Her three children, Natalie, Ethan and Gordon, are now ages 26, 23 and 18 respectively.
While the children were growing up, Dr. Dennis had a house call practice for 16 years. She has also performed relief work at several hospitals in Rhode Island over the years. Now that the last of her children has gone off to college, she is ready to focus even more of her time on veterinary practice.