Dr. Sonnya Dennis
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, Canine and Feline Practice
Director Elect at American Animal Hospital Association
Dr. Sonnya Dennis received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. Since 1996 she has been the owner and full-time veterinarian at Stratham-Newfields Veterinary Hospital. Throughout this tenure, Dr. Dennis has been determined to advance the quality of veterinary care for her patients by growing her skills as a practitioner and promoting the growth of her staff. In keeping with this mission, Dr. Dennis recently became Board-Certified in Canine and Feline Practice with the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. She is one of four in the state of New Hampshire and is the only Board-Certified veterinarian in primary care in the Seacoast of New Hampshire.
Under the stewardship of Dr. Dennis, SNVH became the only American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) accredited hospital in the NH Seacoast Region. AAHA is known for its standards of veterinary excellence and is the only voluntary organization that accredits veterinary practices in the U.S. and Canada. AAHA-accredited practices are evaluated on 900 quality standards that encompass all aspects of pet care - ranging from patient care and pain management, to team training and medical record-keeping. Hospitals undergo rigorous evaluations by AAHA practice consultants to achieve and maintain accreditation and only 15% of pet hospitals in North America meet these stringent requirements.
Dr. Sonnya Dennis' excellence in veterinary medicine
has recently been recognized by her veterinary peers.
We are proud to announce that Dr. Dennis
has been honored with an appointment to the
American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) Board of Directors
Dr. Dennis has successfully blended current academics with clinical and practical experience. In 2001, she co-founded the New Hampshire Veterinary Technician Association and hosts technician and senior veterinary students. As an Adjunct Professor of the Veterinary Technician Program of the Great Bay Community College (formerly the NH Community Technical College at Stratham), Dr. Dennis supervised the Clinical Surgical Externship for senior veterinary technicians from 2000-2008. Additionally, Dr. Dennis taught Anatomy and Physiology Lab for Veterinary Technicians from 2001 to 2005, which included developing and teaching a new course in Clinical Pharmacology in 2005. Since 1999, she has also been a volunteer instructor for the Pet First Aid and Emergency Response Classes for the Great Bay Chapter of the American Red Cross.
Dr. Dennis is a member of several professional organizations including the American Animal Hospital Association, American Veterinary Dental Society, American Academy of Feline Practitioners, Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, and New Hampshire Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. Dennis lives with her husband, daughter, their dog, Jack, and their cats, Melba, Stella & Jake.
Dr. Nicole Young
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Nicole Young is graduated from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Young has a strong interest in acupuncture and the integration of acupuncture with traditional medicine, and is certified with the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society as a Veterinary Acupuncturist.
Having fallen in love with the NH Seacoast while attending the University of New Hampshire for her undergraduate degree in animal science, Dr. Young decided to return to the Seacoast after her four years of Veterinary Medical School. A native of Vermont, she now happily calls New Hampshire home. Dr. Young lives in Kingston with her husband, Brian, their cat, Birch, and their dog, Scout.