Dr. Ellie Shelburne

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Dr. Ellie Shelburne earned her BA in Biology at Yale University in 1989 followed by her DVM from Michigan State University in 1993. She practiced small animal medicine in Oregon for 7 years. While in Oregon, she co-founded the Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon, a nonprofit organization dedicated to spaying and neutering homeless cats. Dr. Shelburne moved back East in 2000 after purchasing the Northampton Veterinary Clinic with Dr. Paporello. In practice, Dr. Shelburne has a special interest in feline internal medicine and smaller animals such as rabbits and rats. She enjoys her life in Northampton with her husband, three children, 2 cats, 2 dogs, guinea pigs, a cockatiel, and various other creatures.

Dr. Shelburne sees appointments on Mondays, and Tuesdays. She performs surgeries and procedures on Thursdays. On Saturdays, the doctors rotate so make sure if you have a particular doctor you would like to see, please call well in advance. The doctor’s schedule is subject to change.


Dr. Lori Paporello

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Dr. Lori Paporello is a 1996 graduate of Michigan State College of Veterinary Medicine and a 1990 graduate of Boston University School of Law. She practiced small animal veterinary medicine in Oregon for 4 years where she served as President of the Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon from 1998-2000. Dr Paporello’s professional interests are in small animal internal medicine and geriatrics. Dr. Paporello has a special interest in ultrasound and has completed educational courses in abdominal ultrasound, echocardiography and telemedicine. Her family includes a daughter, Lanie, her little dogs, Jada and Tilly, and her three legged kitties, Cecil and Scout.

Dr. Paporello sees appointments on Monday & Tuesday mornings, as well as all day on Thursdays. She performs surgeries, procedures and ultrasounds on Wednesdays. On Saturdays, the doctors rotate so make sure if you have a particular doctor you would like to see, please call well in advance. The doctor’s schedule is subject to change.


Dr. Leanne Ksiazek

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Dr. Leanne Ksiazek joined Northampton Veterinary Clinic in 2002 after spending twelve years at a 24-hour specialty & general practice in Delaware. She is a 1990 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Ksiazek recently qualified to become a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist, and has started performing rehabilitation appointments at our hospital. In addition, she has special interests in surgery, dentistry and behavior. She especially enjoys the variety and challenges of general practice and the wonderful opportunity to participate in the well being of animals.

Dr. Ksiazek lives with her partner, Sandra Leiser, and four dogs, three German Shepherds, Quick, Nymble, and Bex, and a shepherd mix named Mac. She also lives with two cats, Peak and Picket. In her spare time she loves biking, hiking with her dogs and canine agility training.

Dr. Ksiazek sees appointments on Monday and Wednesday afternoons, as well as all day on Fridays. She performs surgeries and procedures on Tuesdays. In addition she sees rehabilitation appointments on Tuesday evenings. On Saturdays, the doctors rotate so make sure if you have a particular doctor you would like to see, please call well in advance. The doctor’s schedule is subject to change.


Dr. Kate DeLisle

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Dr. Kate DeLisle received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 2008. In May of 2014, she received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the Atlantic Veterinary College in Prince Edward Island, Canada. Upon completion of her degree, she was awarded for her excellence in companion animal internal medicine. She also was decorated for her compassion, empathy, and demonstration of the utmost commitment to providing the highest level of veterinary care. Prior to attending veterinary school Dr. DeLisle worked here at the Northampton Veterinary Clinic as an assistant and we are excited to invite her back. Her goals, like ours, include practicing the highest quality of care for her patients and forming long-term relationships with her clients and their companion animals. Dr. DeLisle’s professional interests include preventative care, internal medicine, and geriatric health.

Dr. DeLisle sees appointments on Tuesday afternoons, as well as all day Wednesdays and Thursdays. She performs surgeries and procedures on Mondays. On Saturdays, the doctors rotate so make sure if you have a particular doctor you would like to see, please call well in advance. The doctor’s schedule is subject to change.


Dr. Jessica Dias

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Dr. Jessica Dias grew up in Belchertown, Massachusetts. She received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 2002. Dr. Dias spent several years in the exciting world of stem cell research before deciding to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. In May of 2013, she received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Wisconsin, School of Veterinary Medicine. Upon completion of her degree, she traveled to Los Angeles and worked at a 24 hour emergency hospital while pursuing an internship.

Dr. Dias returned to the Pioneer Valley in 2014 as an associate veterinarian at Wickaboag Animal Hospital in West Brookfield. We were looking to expand our veterinary team due to high appointment demand at the Northampton Veterinary Clinic, and knew when we met Dr. Dias she would make a wonderful addition. Her goals include practicing the highest quality of care for her patients and forming long-term relationships with her clients and their companion animals.

Dr. Dias’s professional interests include alternative medicine, behavior modification, internal medicine, cardiology and surgery.

She shares her home with her daughter Arya who is 1 ½ years old, her partner Brian, and her two Himalayans Maya and Ollie who are 14 years old. In addition to her work, Dr. Dias enjoys yoga, hiking, cycling and reading.


Dr. Kirstin Losert

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Dr. Kirstin Losert is a graduate of Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine . She has practiced emergency medicine for over 10 years, and was a founding partner of a veterinary emergency and referral hospital. In 2011, Dr. Losert returned to general practice. She joined Northampton Veterinary Clinic 2012 . She particularly enjoys surgery, emergency medicine, ultrasound and client education.

Dr. Losert lives with her partner in Florence Massachusetts. They have two dogs: a 17 year old lab mix, Rickey and a lab, Harry. Other household members include two cats: Miss Pickles and Sir Wellington and one pet hen, Cecie . In her spare time Dr. Losert enjoys hiking, taking walks with her dogs, performing endless household renovations, cooking and gardening with her hen. Dr. Losert also goes jogging with her lab Harry because he loves it and forces his mom to stay active.

The doctor’s schedule is subject to change.