Patricia Cairns, DVM — Co-Chief of Staff
A general practitioner at Norwell Veterinary Hospital since 1998, Dr. Patricia Cairns is now our Co-Chief of Staff. Originally from Glasgow, Scotland, she completed her undergraduate education at C.W. Post College and received her Bachelor's Degree in Biology and Chemistry in 1985. She continued her education at Cornell University New York State College of Veterinary Medicine and was awarded her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1989. Her professional interests include internal medicine, dentistry, soft-tissue surgery and dermatology.
When she's not at the hospital, Dr. Cairns loves spending time outdoors and can usually be found hiking, kayaking, camping and skiing in the winter. She and her husband, Darren Baker, a biochemist, have three children, Cameron, Jacqui and Graeme. Their family also includes Colby, a sweet black lab.
Tracey Kelleher, DVM — Co-Chief of Staff
Dr. Kelleher has cared for pets at Norwell Veterinary Hospital since 1994, and is now our Co- Chief of Staff. She completed her undergraduate studies at Cornell University in 1983 and then continued her veterinary education at the Cornell University New York State College of Veterinary Medicine. She was awarded her DVM degree in 1987.
Dr. Kelleher is particularly interested in dermatology, internal medicine, geriatric medicine and nutrition. She is very excited about using Norwell's Therapeutic Laser and looks forward to seeing her patients benefit from the extensive applications of photobiomodulation ranging from pain relief to wound healing. Dr. Kelleher enjoys working with her fabulous team at Norwell Veterinary Hospital and takes pride in being able to provide a high quality of care to her clients and patients.
Outside of work, Dr. Kelleher stays fit by running, biking and hiking with her two Labs Georgie and Lily. She and her husband and two adult daughters also enjoy spending time together on the water in the summer and skiing in the winter. The newest members of the Kelleher family are two adorable cats named Maisey and Mackerel who were found abandoned as kittens and bottle fed by the staff at Norwell.
Maria Sullivan, DVM
Dr. Sullivan joined Norwell Veterinary Hospital in 2011. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of New Hampshire in 2003 and then completed her veterinary studies at Tufts University, earning her DVM degree in 2010. Dr. Sullivan then moved to Brooklyn, New York to complete a small animal internship at the Veterinary Emergency and Referral group.
Dr. Sullivan has known she wanted to be a veterinarian since the second grade. She has been working in animal hospitals since she was in high school and was a veterinary technician for several years before attending veterinary school at Tufts. Dr. Sullivan’s professional interests include emergency and critical care, internal medicine and preventive care.
In her spare time, Dr. Sullivan and her husband spend their time chasing around their two young children. Her family also includes an adorable mixed breed dog named Lulu Lemon, who she rescued from Scituate Animal Shelter after she needed her leg amputated from a prior injury.
Heidi Bock, DVM
Dr. Bock is a veterinarian at Norwell Veterinary Hospital, joining us in July 2011. She studied at the University of Delaware, receiving her undergraduate degree in 2006, and then went on to earn her DVM degree in 2010 from Atlantic Veterinary College (University of Prince Edward Island). She completed a 13 month internship in small animal medicine and surgery at VCA South Shore Animal Hospital in Weymouth before joining our team.
Dr. Bock is interested in internal medicine, exotic animal medicine, and senior pet wellness. She has really enjoyed developing long term relationships with her clients and their companions! Outside of work, Dr. Bock enjoys traveling (especially places off the beaten path), photography, anything outdoors, and volunteering for community service in and around the Boston area. Her long term aspiration is to devote time to Vets Without Borders. She also loves spending time with her sweet beagle, Betty Boop!
Katherine C. Horigan, DVM
Dr. KC Horigan joined our NVH family in 2015. She is a Scituate native who is thrilled to back near her hometown! She attended undergrad at Lafayette College, completed her master's degree at the University of Vermont, and went on to attain her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Tufts University.
Dr. KC Horigan’s favorite part of veterinary medicine is the field of pain management which often includes designing a plan to keep your arthritic pet comfortable as they continue to age. This lead to her recent certification in Veterinary Acupuncture and training in laser therapy. Her other interests include behavior, dermatology, surgery, and dentistry.
Married to another vet, Dr. Horigan and her husband have found that their hearts have tripled in size since the birth of their tiny human. Her other loves include laughing, gardening, biking, pottery and reading. She also enjoys spending her time with her pets: a rescue mutt named Kiva, Pout-Pout (her Betta fish), and one cantankerous pot-bellied pig named Pink Floyd!
Dr. KC Horigan is so excited to meet you and your pets.