Certified Veterinary Technicians (Veterinary Nurses)
What is a veterinary technician? In New Hampshire, anyone can be called a veterinary technician or "vet tech." SNVH requires that OUR nurses caring for your pets are credentialed veterinary technicians, which means they hold a college degree and have passed a national exam. Learn more about veterinary technicians at NAVTA.net.
Erica Maxam, CVT
Senior Veterinary Nurse
Erica has been with the practice since 2000, and she has over 20 years experience in veterinary nursing.
She is a life-long resident of the Seacoast and lives with her two cats, Stewie and Sasha and her boxer/lab mix, Winston.
Erica obtained her Degree in Veterinary Technology from New Hampshire Community and Technical College.
Not only is Erica a certified veterinary technician, she is also a Certified EMT.
Kiera Arguin, CVT
Kiera moved to the seacoast from northern New Hampshire to pursue her dream of working with animals.
She joined the team in 2010 and attended Great Bay Community College where she graduated in 2013 with a Degree in Veterinary Technology. In April of 2014, she sat for the National Veterinary Technician Exam to become a Certified Veterinary Technician.
She is passionate about animal care and has a special affinity for dentistry.
She shares her spare time with her fur family: Tia, a lab/beagle mix and Tilly, a feisty Maine Coon mix.
Carrie-Ann Leatham, CVT
Carrie-Ann is a Certified Veterinary Nurse and Client Services Representative. She is a 2012 graduate of Great Bay Community College where she earned her degree in Veterinary Technology. She sat for the National Veterinary Technician Exam to become a Certified Veterinary Technician in 2012, and has been with SNVH ever since!
Carrie-Ann currently lives in Portsmouth with her cats, Micah and Isaac, as well as her adorable Basenji, Obi-Wan!
In her spare time, Carrie-Ann loves music and art as well as explore the seacoast with her ever growing nephew Wyatt!
Amanda Dame, CVT
Amanda joined SNVH in 2017 while a veterinary technician student at Great Bay Community College. She joined the staff full time upon graduation in June 2018 and sat for the Veterinary Technician National Exam at the end of July, passing it to become a certified veterinary technician.
When she isn’t at SNVH, Amanda enjoys spending her time with her firefighter husband, Tim, their four dogs (Frank, Daisy, Oscar & Moose), her horse (Blaze) and miniature donkey (Kevin).
When she doesn’t have her hands full with that menagerie, you might also find her reading, doing any number of craft projects, working out, or spending time with family and friends.