David B. Stowe, DVM — Chief of Staff
Dr. Stowe is Chief of Staff at Fisherville Animal Hospital & Bird Clinic. A true New Englander, he grew up in Connecticut, got his Bachelor's degree at the University of Maine, and his DVM degree at Tufts University in Massachusetts.
Before joining the Fisherville Animal Hospital team, Dr. Stowe founded the Lakes Region Veterinary Hospital in Laconia, New Hampshire (1992). He also purchased the Laconia Animal Hospital in Gilford, New Hampshire in 2000. Dr. Stowe's special interests include general practice, orthopedics and management.
Dr. Stowe is a member of the New Hampshire Board of Veterinary Medicine and serves on the Executive Board of New England Veterinary Medical Association. He is also a Past President of the New Hampshire Veterinary Medical Association (NHVMA) and former member of the Veterinary Management Groups (VMG). He has one dog and three cats at home. When he's not spending time with animals, Dr. Stowe enjoys competitive rowing, sailboat racing, hiking/climbing and traveling.
George A. Messenger, DVM, Dipl. ABVP-Avian — Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Messenger graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine as the class valedictorian in 1984. He came to New Hampshire and quickly established himself as a practitioner of cutting-edge veterinary medicine and surgery in avian and exotic patients. He has worked hard at keeping up with this rapidly changing field through vigilant continuous education and networking.
Dr. Messenger has published a number of scientific papers and has presented at the Association of Avian Veterinarians (AAV) annual conference. He is an active and involved member of the Association of Avian Veterinarians, the Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians (ARAV), and the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians (AEMV). He also serves as the New Hampshire director for the American Federation of Aviculture.
Dr. Messenger is recognized as a specialist in avian medicine and surgery by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. Although birds are, by definition, his specialty, he is very skilled in dealing with the medical and surgical problems and husbandry of reptiles and exotic small mammals.
Stacy L. Tela, DVM — Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Tela has always been in the veterinary field. She started out her career during high school and worked her way up from a being a kennel attendant to a becoming a veterinarian. She graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in September, 2005.
She completed three years on the island of St. Kitts in the West Indies at Ross University and one year in the United States at Purdue University in Indiana. From there she moved to Manchester, New Hampshire with her Kittian dog and cat to begin her career. This Massachusetts native fell in love with New Hampshire and decided to stay and join the Fisherville Animal Hospital and Bird Clinic team in September, 2007. Dr. Tela practices and enjoys small animal medicine and surgery.