Please note that the doctors rotate Saturdays and that their schedules are subject to change.
Dr. Ellie Shelburne
Dr. Ellie Shelburne earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology at Yale University in 1989 followed by her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine 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 moves 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 surgery.
Dr. Shelburne lives here in Northampton and can frequently be seen biking to work. Her three children have flown the nest but her husband and fur family all still remain to keep her happy and busy.
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 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 her daughter Lanie, her little dog Tilly, her three-legged kitty 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, meditation, and yoga.
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. In addition, she has special interests in surgery, dentistry, and behavior. She especially enjoys the variety of challenges of general practice and the opportunity to participate in the well being of animals.
Dr. Ksiazek lives with her partner Sandra and four dogs: a German Shepard named Ibex, two rescues from Tobago named Bon Bon and Gala, and Surprise from Kentucky. In her spare time, Leanne loves biking and hiking with her dogs. She competes her dogs in AKC agility, obedience and rally. Recently she’s even started training Ibex in tracking!
Dr. Kate DeLisle
Dr. Kate DeLisle received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Massachusetts 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 vet school, Dr. DeLisle worked here at NVC as an assistant! Her goals are much like ours, including practicing the highest quality of care for her patent and forming long-term relationships with her clients and their animals. Dr. Delisle’s professional interested include preventative care, internal medicine and geriatrics health.
Dr. Delisle lives with her ridiculously cute Black Lab, Doonie Jonathan. She enjoys going on adventures with Doonie, which include swimming at the Cape, hikes at Mt. Tom, and going to Starbucks for puppacinos.
Dr. Jessica Dias
Dr. Jessica Dias grew up in Belchertown, Massachusetts. She received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2001. 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 joined the team at NVC in 2016 after returning to the pioneer valley. Her goals include practicing the highest quality of care for her patients and forming long-term relationships with her clients and their animals. Dr. Dias’ professional interests include alternative medicine, behavior modification, internal medicine, cardiology, and surgery.
In addition to her veterinary 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.