Meet the folks who make it all happen. We see big potential in every moment, & care deeply about what we do every day.
From a very young age, Dr. Hickey had a fascination with science – specifically biology – and medicine. She also happened to love animals. By becoming a veterinarian, Dr. Hickey has been able to combine these lifelong interests and end up in a very fulfilling career. She especially appreciates the opportunity her profession affords to make a positive difference in the community – something that’s very important to her!
Dr. Matt Tommasini grew up in Rhode Island with an Italian father, Irish American mother, twin sister, dog and cat. A true outdoorsman, surfing, climbing, soccer, and nature were his main driving forces throughout his youth. As he grew older, Matt discovered a passion for animals – especially wildlife and exotics. This, combined with his love of puzzle solving, made a career in veterinary medicine a natural choice!
Dr. Mann grew up in India on a farm with buffalo, goats and three dogs – Jacky, Shadow, and Don. Whenever one of the animals got sick or injured, the vet, who happened to be Dr. Mann’s uncle, would come out and treat them. Watching him work inspired Dr. Mann to follow in his footsteps and dedicate his life to helping animals in any way he could.
When Dr. Maddie was a young child, she would frequently accompany her aunt, who was a veterinary technician, to the clinic on weekends to care for the resident kitties and boarding patients. This experience ignited a deep interest in animal medicine that would only get stronger with time. As she grew older, Dr. Maddie knew that becoming a vet was the only path for her. What began as a love for animals and a desire to learn has developed into a lifelong passion for client education, nurturing the human-animal bond, and making vet visits as low-stress as possible.
“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”