Meet The Team

Our Veterinarians

Dana Anholzer, DVM

Dana Anholzer, DVM

Veterinarian

Meet Dr. Dana Anholzer! She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Animal and Veterinary Science from Clemson University in 2009 and went on to complete her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Ross University in 2013. When she’s not working, Dr. Anholzer enjoys traveling, video games, camping, and spending time with her husband and their two dogs Ramona and Gimli, and three cats Piper, Richard and Herman.

Education:

  • DVM, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, 2013
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Animal & Veterinary Sciences, Minor in Business, Clemson University

Areas of Special Interest:

  • Surgery – Efficient soft tissue surgeon with experience including but not limited to; spays & neuters, mass removals, cystotomies and laceration repair. 
  • Dentistry – Skilled in digital dental x-ray, surgical flap extractions, oral mass removals, and preventative dental care
  • Preventative Care – From puppies & kittens to senior pets and everything in between, with focus on the human/animal bond and individualized care
Dr. Anholzer is also Nationally Accredited for issuing International Health Certificates for pets.
Sandy Higgins, DVM

Sandy Higgins, DVM

Veterinarian

Meet Dr. Sandy Higgins! Dr. Higgins recently relocated to the Cape from Needham. After graduating from Mt. Holyoke College in 1986, she went on to obtain her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Tufts University in 1992. She has been a veterinarian locally since completing a rigorous internship at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in 1993. She is highly experienced and skilled in medicine, surgery, and dentistry.

Dr. Higgins has practiced in the greater Boston area for over 25 years and before joining us here at Buzzards Bay Veterinary Associates, she practiced at our sister hospital, Dedham Veterinary Associates! We’re so excited to welcome her to the Cape and she can’t wait to meet you and your pets!

Education:

  • DVM Cum Laude, Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, 1992
  • Bachelor of Arts, Mt Holyoke College, 1986

Areas of Special Interest:

  • Small animal internal medicine
  • Soft tissue surgery
  • Dentistry
  • Endocrine disease management

Dr. Higgins enjoys gardening, cooking, reading, and kayaking when she is not working. She shares her Needham home with two Golden Retrievers and a cat. She and her husband are always excited to enjoy their favorite hobby together, watching their sons play ice hockey!

Our Team

Kellie

Kellie

CVT/Lead Technician

Kellie joined our team in March of 2015. She graduated from Mount Ida College where she majored in veterinary technology and went on to get her CVT. When not working with us, Kellie enjoys cooking, baking, being outdoors and spending time with her two dogs and five cats!
Melissa

Melissa

Veterinary Technician

Melissa has been with the BBVA team since 2017. She comes to us with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Conservation Biology and Ecology from Boston University and while she earning her degree, she worked with Capuchin monkeys who were being trained as service animals. Melissa is especially interested in small animal medicine and surgery. When she’s not working, she loves spending time with her family and friends, bird watching, and trying new foods! At home, she has three cats: George, Moe, and Harvey, and two guinea pigs: Dunks and Pats.
Gabby

Gabby

Veterinary Technician

Gabby joined our team in June of 2019 as a veterinary assistant. She is currently attending Becker College for her bachelor’s in Veterinary Technology. When she graduates, she plans to sit for the VTNE to become a certified veterinary technician. When not working with us or studying at school Gabby enjoys spending time with her two boxers!
Amelia

Amelia

Veterinary Assistant

Amelia joined our team in April 2020. She is currently earning her Associates in Veterinary Technology from Penn Foster and is planning on getting certified as a CVT after that. In addition to working with small animals here at BBVA, she also loves working with large animals and goats! When she’s not working or studying, she enjoys reading, baking, knitting, and spending time with her dog, Maverick and her cat Ajax.
Kaila

Kaila

Veterinary Assistant/Client Care Associate

Kaila joined our team in July of 2020. She served 6 years in the United States Navy. She will be going to Penn Foster this fall to earn my associates in Veterinary Technology and becoming certified as a CVT after that. Her hobbies outside of work include going to the gym, kickboxing, and cooking. She has two dogs, Bella who is an Aussie mix, and Brewski who is a German Shepard.
Emily

Emily

Client Care Associate

Emily joined our team in July of 2020. She has an associate’s degree in General Health Science as well as her Massage Therapist and Nail Tech licenses in Massachusetts. When not working at BBVA, Emily enjoys horseback riding, baking, reading, video games, and playing with her dog Gypsy.

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