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Dr. Hannah Wells


Early in her life, Hannah discovered a profound and deeply rooted empathy for animals and those who care for them. After  graduating from Cornell's College of Veterinary Medicine, she started her first practice incorporating a holistic approach.  


Wanting to provide the best possible care, she has committed to the life-long goal of integrating alternative modalities with the best of conventional medicine so she can provide the best of both worlds. Understanding her patients on a holistic scale allows her to optimize health and balance. 

With over 28 years as a veterinarian and as a specialist in acupuncture, herbal and nutritional modalities, she has the experience and training to help guide clients and their pet on their holistic path. 

Dr. Hannah Wells has created The Veterinary Wellness Center to provide clients and their pets the “best of both worlds.” 


This is Hannah's greatest passion: helping pets and owners start their holistic journey to wellness.


- Dr. Hannah Wells 

Certifications & Education 

Specialty acupuncture - 2002

Herbal medicine - 2005

Continued education through the Chi institute, IVAS, and College of Integrative therapy

Dr. Masuma Barrett


A 2006 graduate of Colorado State University’s School of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Barrett completed an Internship in Internal Medicine, Surgery and Emergency Medicine in New Mexico and practiced with New Hampshire veterinarians prior to opening her own practice in 2012. She joined Veterinary Wellness Center in 2023. Dr. Barrett has a special interest in integrating alternative and conventional veterinary medicine to tailor pain management and long-term care. She is a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist (CVA) and also practices herbal therapy and food therapy. Dr. Barrett holds the following certifications and memberships:

Member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
Member of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association (AHVMA)
Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist (CVA) through the Chi Institute for TCVM
American Association of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (AATCVM)

Prior to veterinary medicine, Masuma was a Software Engineer for 12 years and served with the Peace Corps in Central America. Her lifelong love for animals and passion for animal welfare prompted her career change to the animal care field. Her two dogs Kenji and Maya allow her to share their home. In her spare time, she enjoys biking, reading and swimming.

Dr. Jackie DeDeo 

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Dr. Jackie DeDeo graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2001. She completed an internship in surgery and medicine at Oklahoma State University. Following completion of her internship, Dr. DeDeo worked at Equine Medical Associates in Edmond, OK. During this time she began her training in Traditional Chinese Medicine beginning with certification in acupuncture through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS). Throughout the years she continued training in advanced acupuncture courses and herbal medicine for both dogs and horses at The Chi Institute in Reddick, FL most recently completing a Masters Degree in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (MSTCVM).  Dr. DeDeo also received training for Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapy (VSMT-animal chiropractic) through The Healing Oasis Wellness Center in Wisconsin and took the certification exam through the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association (AVCA). She has continued to expand her knowledge in chiropractic through a number of advanced courses, such as VSMT with clinical applications in neurology at the Healing Oasis Wellness Center in Wisconsin.

Dr. Francesca Maffezzoli 


Born and raised in Italy, she graduated from the University of Perugia, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. Dr.Maffezzoli is a member of the Veterinary Emergency Critical Care Society and the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management. She is currently studying Traditional Chinese Medicine and offers acupuncture appointments here as well as sick visits. 



Role: Lead Veterinary Nurse, Manager, Essential Oil Consultant  

Alana has been a veterinary nurse for 16 years. She has practiced in general, emergency, and holistic medicine. She finished her course on essential oils for animals in the spring of 2023 and enjoys creating various blends for our patients here at the center. Alana has a beautiful labradoodle named Wriley and a handsome cat named Mr. In her free time Alana enjoys being at the beach, gardening, and reading. 


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Role: Certified Veterinary Nurse, Client Service Representative & Manager 

Heather is our jack of all trades! She is a certified veterinary nurse, a client service representative, and a manager. She has been a veterinary nurse for 9 years starting in general practice, then dermatology, ophthalmology, and finally holistic here with us. Heather has a dog named Chief, 2 cats Teddy and Pip, and a fluffy chinchilla named Snowball. A fun fact about Heather is that she practices Appalachian Folk Magic (Western Herbs)! In her free time, Heather enjoys gardening, foraging, restoring old furniture, and spending time with her son and husband. 


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Role: Veterinary Nurse


Paige graduated from North Shore Community College veterinary technician program in 2011, but has been working in veterinary medicine since 2007. Paige's education with animals was a unique one having started at Essex Agriculture and technical high school in 2004, which made her very comfortable working with cats and dogs. After 10 years in general practice, she knew she needed something different and as soon as she walked through our doors she knew she wanted to be apart of this practice and our mission. Paige loves her dog Boba, her cat Bruce, and her 3 year old son! At home, Paige and her husband are big into local music and enjoying time at the lake with her family! 


Role: Veterinary Nurse & Crystal Bowl Sound Healer 


Bella graduated from the University of New Hampshire attaining Magna Cum Laude with an associate in science in veterinary technology. Bella has a passion for the spiritual, as she studied animal communication with Joan Ranquet for 2 years, and is also a Holy Fire III Karuna Reiki Maser, a Crystal Bowl Sound Healer, and an Intuitive Energy Healer. Bella is also a professional dancer and teaches heels and contemporary classes. Bella has a Ragdoll named Zen, and a Bengal named Shumba. In her free time, Bella loves to dance, spend time with friends and family, and relax at the beach.


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Role: Veterinary Nurse 

Julia graduated from The University of New Hampshire with a bachelor degree in nutrition and have been in the veterinary field for over a year. She has 2 dogs a Bernadoodle named Bodie (pictured!) and a Spaniel Mix named Max. Outside of work Julia pet sits, and loves to hike, travel, and practice yoga! 



Role: Client Service Representative 

After 27 years as a nurse caring for people with cancer, Jodi, RN, retired and brought her love of animals and compassion for people to our practice as a client service representative. She has two cats, both shelter rescues. Chloe is cream and brown with exotic stripes and spots. She knows she is beautiful and can be a diva at times. Mr. Tigger is deaf and a bit "tippy" from a neurological injury. He is a big orange tabby and loves life and everyone in it. Jodi enjoys cooking, reading, and being outside gardening, snowshoeing, and canoeing near her home in Hampstead, NH. 

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