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Dr. Elizabeth Ring, DVM 

Head Veterinarian 

Before becoming a Veterinarian Liz worked as a Veterinary Technician for several years. She decided that she wanted to further her education and become a Veterinarian. She attended St. George's University School of Veterinary Medicine in Grenada and completed her clincal year at Purdue University in Indiana. After graduating in 2005 she went into emergency medicine at the Veterinary Emergency and Surgery Hospital where she worked for a couple years. In 2007 she had her son Ethan and decided to step away from emergency. When she's not in the clinic she's taking care of her family's little hobby farm which includes 4 horses Tom, Sarah, Breezy, and Casey, 1 donkey Barley, and (her sons) 22 chickens Katniss, Shiva, Sophia, Sasha, Olivia, Eep, Rocky, Maggie, Enid, Rosita, Lake, Rosie, Nova, Zenyatta, Tara, Denise, Fat Amy, Becka, Charlotte, Fuzz, Lea, and Chloe and 2 Doves George and Joy. She also has 3 dogs, Panda Bear, Howitzer Salvo, Pepe and 6 cats Dory, Skunk Kitty, Olive, Carl, Glenn, and Abraham. Her favorite part about being a Veterinarian is surgery with an interest in dental work and C-sections.

Alyssa E. Warneke, DVM

Dr. Warneke was raised on a small farm in rural Nebraska, where she grew up with a number of different animals. It was there that her love to care for animals was born and the subsequent desire to become a veterinarian grown. During her years of attending school at Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, she developed a specific interest in equine veterinary medicine. After receiving her DVM degree in May 2012, she decided to further her training in the care of our beloved equine species and so completed an internship at Myhre Equine Clinic. After her internship, she was hired on as our Associate Veterinarian for Ambulatory Services and is eager to provide our clients with the variety of veterinary services unique to domestic animals out in the field. When not on the road, she is seen throughout the hospital, where she oversees in-patient care and assists our interns as needed. Her veterinary interests include equine internal medicine and lameness. In her own time, she enjoys going for leisure rides on her two Quarter Horses (Ivory and Dust) and relaxing at home with her four cats (Caius, Laelia, Nikolaus, and Serena).

Irving Salkovitz, VMD

Dr. Salkovitz has many years of experience with large and small animals, making him very valuable to our practice. Dr. Salkovtiz earned his Bachelor of Science from the University of Vermont, his Masters of Science from Colorado State University, and his Veterinary Medical Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania. He currently resides in Lee with his wife and many animals. He has a passion for veterinary medicine and chiropractic work.

  • Chiropractic
  • Specialty surgery

Aundrea Swain, A.A.S

Veterinary Nurse

Aundi has always had a love for all animals, big and small. She grew up caring for various farm animals and spending all of her free times at the barn horseback riding. Her experience in the veterinary field started at the age of 16 when she began working at Myhre Equine Clinic and High Knoll Equestrian Center. In 2011, she graduated with high honors and an Associate's Degree in Equine Business Management and Animal Science from the University of New Hampshire. While at UNH she lived and worked in the Fairchild Dairy Center, where she milked and fed Holstein and Jersey cows. She began working as a technician and receptionist at Cocheco Veterinary Hospital upon its opening in late 2011. Aundi spends her weekends with her family, fiancee Anthony and her dogs Caesar, a Doberman Pinscher; and Ranger, a Coonhound she adopted from the Cocheco Valley Humane Society.

 Meagan Dunn, A.S.V.T

 Head Veterinary Nurse

 Growing up, animals have always played a huge role in Meagan's life. Meagan attended the University of New Hampshire where she received her Associate's Degree in Veterinary Technology in 2015. She is the proud owner/mom of a large Labrador Retriever mix named Tucker. In Meagan's free time she enjoys spending time with friends and family, going on motorcycle rides, hiking with Tucker, and going to the beach. 

 Kori Dunn

 Veterinary Receptionist

 Starting with an interest in horse back riding, animals big and small became a passion for Kori's. Kori intends to further her learning here at Cocheco striving to become a technician. She has many pets including an off the track thoroughbred named King Palance, a Pitbull mix named Paison, a terrier mix named Ripley, a chocolate lab named Wren, 3 cats named Atlas, Opal and Grimm. In her free time she enjoys riding King, spending time with friends and family, and bringing her dogs swimming.

Elayna Messenger 

Veterinary Receptionist 

 Olivia Meyerhoff

Veterinary Nurse 

Olivia has always been an animal lover, oddly enough she had never owned a pet of her own. Recently she got a Golden Retriever named Frances (Frank) who she loves dearly. Olivia has been working in the veterinary field for about 3 1/2 years, but she just recently joined our team in March of 2018. In her spare time she enjoys swimming at the lake, walking Frances and hanging out with her boyfriend Jake. 

Kim Bartlett


Bio to come. :)

Sammy Despard, A.S.V.T 

Veterinary Nurse    

Sammy is a recent graduate from Great Bay Community College where she received her Associate's Degree in Veterinary Technology. She owns a Blue Heeler mix named Boo, and a cat named Dobby, whom she loves very much. In her spare time she enjoys hiking with her dog, dancing and horse back riding at the barn with her favorite horse named Lucky. Growing up she always dreamed of taking care of animals so she decided to make that dream come true. 

  Nicolle Prive, A.S.V.T, CVT

   Veterinary Nurse

At a young age Nikki knew she wanted to be a Veterinary Technician. Growing up, her family never really had any animals to call their own, and it wasn't until her early teenage years that she got to have her own pet. Nikki graduated from high school early and went straight to Great Bay Community College to start pursuing her goals. She gradated from GBCC in 2018 with her Associate's Degree in Veterinary Technology and also got her certification (CVT) in the same year. Nikki now owns her beloved dog Copper, a bunny named Twitch and a Platy fish named Kevin.

Trish Messenger

Practice Manager

Trish brings over 15 years of experience in the veterinary field. Traveling all over the country working various positions in veterinary hospitals gives her a diverse background to draw from. A certified trainer and rider Trish currently owns two Percheron Mares she has trained to ride and drive. She also has a Standard Poodle named Royal. During the winter months Trish can be seen competing with her horses at the Northeast Ski Joring races in NH and Canada.

Kristin Hilton 

Veterinary Receptionist

Bio to come.

Grant Myhre, DVM


After growing up on his family's mid-west farm, Dr. Myhre has continued to build on his knowledge of horses. Graduating from the Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine and completing his Large Animal/Surgery internship at Colorado College of Veterinary Medicine, and a two-year residency at Cornell University, he launched his career as a surgeon (and later, hospital director), leading the Rochester/Myhre Equine Clinic to the forefront of veterinary medicine.

Dr. Myhre has held a directorship in several professional organizations, including the New Hampshire Horse Council, New Hampshire Thoroughbred Breeders and Racing Association, New England Equine Research Fund, the New England Equine Care and Hospital Development Fund, the New Hampshire Farm Museum, and the New Hampshire Academy for Equine Sciences Charter School. His interest in human medicine (6 week rotation) and association in nuclear scintigraphy (authorized user and radiation safety officer) spurred his interest in cutting-edge diagnostic technology. He was the pivotal individual in bringing the only nuclear medicine lab to Rochester Equine Clinic (now Myhre Equine Clinic) in Northern New England. This laboratory has now grown to include radiopharmaceutical cancer treatments and one of the most modern gamma cameras and computer systems in veterinary medicine, complimenting this modality. Dr. Myhre was also the first in Northern New England to pioneer innovations from arthroscopy to digital radiology to this region.

Dr. Myhre has also presented at over 100 meetings and conferences.  The latest at the prestigious AAEP in San Antonio, “The Standing Colic Surgery on the Draft Horse,” which was motivated by his extensive experience with drafts and the successful surgical correction of a large colon torsion in a 2,800 pound Belgian Draft horse in 2006.  Dr. Myhre has presented at the AAEP previously (1998) on Scintigraphy in Private Practice to approximately 3,000 members.  Dr. Myhre still presents to various groups including his annual veterinary/technician and farrier meetings, and to the Equine Charter students as well as various New England groups. He has been a favorite featured speaker at the nationally acclaimed “Equine Affaire”.

Dr. Myhre's professional interests lie in improving our already extensive diagnostic imaging modalities.  Along with nuclear medicine, digital radiography, and Doppler ultrasound, he has added computed axial tomography (CAT Scan) to Myhre Equine Clinic.  His vast surgical ability and experience (31 years) leads all in the Northeast.  Although he is comfortable with most surgery from arthroscopy to colics, he enjoys the challenge of the “cutting edge” such as laser surgery and laproscopy.

Dr. Myhre is an avid adventurer with interests in aviation (pilot's license in 1980), riding, sailing, and diving.  He helped establish the first equine charter school in the United States because of his interests in education.  As Einstein said, “Learn from yesterday, live for today, and hope for tomorrow.  The important thing is to not stop questioning.”  Dr. Myhre lives his life by this philosophy:
“With this principal we not only make ourselves better but we better mankind.”