Please note that the doctors rotate Saturdays and that their schedules are subject to change.
Dr. Ellie Shelburne
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 lives here in Northampton and frequently can be seen biking to work. Her two boys have flown the nest but her husband, daughter, two cats and two dogs all still remain to keep her happy and busy.
Dr. Shelburne sees appointments on Tuesdays, and Thursdays. She performs surgeries and procedures on Mondays.
Dr. Lori Paporello
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, her three legged kitties, Cecil and Scout, as well as her daughter’s horse Pluto. When she’s not at her daughter’s horse shows, she tries to squeeze in some tennis and meditation.
Dr. Paporello sees appointments on Monday mornings, Tuesday afternoons and Wednesday mornings. She performs surgeries, procedures and ultrasounds on Thursdays.
Dr. Leanne Ksiazek
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. In 2012 Dr. Ksiazek qualified to become a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist, and does rehabilitation appointments at our hospital on Wednesday nights. 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, a German Shepherd, Ibex, a shepherd mix named Mac and two rescues, Gala from Tobago, and surprise from Kentucky. She also lives with a diabetic cat named Picket. In her spare time she loves biking and hiking with her dogs as well as canine agility and obedience 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 Wednesday 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
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. 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 have her back with us. 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 lives with a ridiculously cute English Black Lab, Doonie Johnathan. She enjoys going on adventures with Doonie, which generally include swimming and lots of long walks.
Dr. DeLisle sees appointments on Tuesday afternoons, as well as all day Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. She performs surgeries and procedures on Wednesdays.
Dr. Jessica Dias
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’ professional interests include alternative medicine, behavior modification, internal medicine, cardiology and surgery.
She shares her home with her two children and her two Himalayans, Maya and Ollie. In addition to her work, Dr. Dias enjoys yoga, hiking, cycling and reading.
Dr. Bridget Barnes
Dr. Bridget Barnes is a native of Western Massachusetts. She grew up in West Springfield and attended the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science in 2004 and was awarded cum laude. Dr. Barnes then moved to St. Paul, MN where she attended the University of Minnesota and received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2010.
Having missed the New England area, she returned home after graduation. Since 2010 she has practiced at a small animal hospital in the lower Pioneer Valley. Dr. Barnes is thrilled to join the veterinary team at Northampton Veterinary Clinic. She is excited to be able to continue to provide the highest quality of care and compassion for patients.
Her special interests are preventative medicine for all life stages, nutrition, and dental health. She especially enjoys creating lifelong relationships with clients and their companions.
In her spare time, she loves traveling to warm weather destinations, horseback riding, and barre exercise classes. She shares her home with her lovable pup Ripley the Rhodesian Ridgeback and her two older rescue cats Tiger Lily and Alias.