Littleton Animal Hospital's Dedicated Team
Jude Lathrop — Hospital Manager
Jude, our Hospital Manager, joined Littleton Animal Hospital in 1998 as a receptionist. She shares her home with 14 cats, all strays. Jude has attended continuing education conferences in Atlantic City, Washington, and Las Vegas in order to complete the requirements for designation as a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager.
Her free time is spent with her granddaughter Cara, who will tell anyone Grammie has too many cats!
Heidi Huckestein, CVT — Head Veterinary Technician
Heidi joined our staff in 1997 and uses her many years of experience to help our patients and their owners. She became a state certified veterinary technician in 2000. Heidi is the head veterinary technician at Littleton Animal Hospital and has many varied responsibilities, assuring that each patient receives the best quality care and monitoring. At the hospital, she is a strong advocate of training and behavior, especially for dogs.
Heidi has two dogs of her own. She is also an avid gardener and plants our beautiful flower boxes each spring and maintains our infamous banana tree.
Tracy Marshall — Veterinary Technician
Tracy has been at Littleton Animal Hospital since 2002, starting as a receptionist. She transitioned to veterinary technician two years later. Mornings find Tracy working in surgery, and she is responsible for all hospital inventory.
At home, Tracy has two cats and a one-legged quaker parakeet. She attended North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) in Florida in January 2012 for continuing education in order to provide the best care for your pets.
Barbara Luce — Veterinary Technician
Barb, who has a long career as a veterinary technician, joined the Littleton Animal Hospital team in 2009. She is an experienced breeder of Labrador Retrievers and has lots of advice for new dog owners.
In her free time, Barb visits local nursing homes with her therapy dogs and takes them to regular obedience classes. She also competes her dogs in shows for titles in obedience, rally and the breed ring. Barb loves working with avian and exotic patients and has adopted a few birds and rabbits into her family. She also owns cats and goats!
Jillian Beaton — Veterinary Technician Assistant
Jillian is the "sunshine" of our hospital. She always has a smile on her face when she is working the reception desk. Jillian has two cats and is currently studying to be a veterinary assistant. We are proud of her above average grades throughout her course study. She has also attended CE classes in nutrition and front desk operations.
An avid Boston Bruins fan, Jillian enjoys nature walks and relaxing in her favorite secret spots in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Shinrin-yoku!
Carol Bryant — Client Care Specialist
Carol has been at the front desk since 1993. Her most memorable patients were two lion cubs who came in for exams. Carol has an Australian Shepherd/Great Pyrenees mix dog and two cats. Her interests include NASCAR, kayaking, cooking and hiking. Carol is our most adventurous employee — doing zip lines in Costa Rica and a ride-along at New Hampshire International Speedway.
Elisabeth Newbold — Client Care Specialist
Elisabeth is a client care specialist at Littleton Animal Hospital, joining our team in 2013. She has worked in the veterinary field for a number of years. Elisabeth continues her educational studies, while serving our clients and their pets in multiple capacities. She has a passion for animals and their humans, too!
Elisabeth shares her life with seven chickens, a rooster, two dogs, and a special-needs cat. To relax, she spends time hiking, camping and backpacking with her family. Her other interests include gardening, running, reading, and a good movie.