Rehabilitation Staff

Staff of Animotion Animal Rehabilitation Center

Wendy Whitelaw

Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner (CCRP)

Wendy Whitelaw

As one of Animotion Animal Rehabilitation Center's canine rehabilitation practitioner, Wendy Whitelaw adapts human physical therapy techniques to increase function and mobility of dogs' joints and muscles to reduce pain and enhance recovery from injury, surgery, degenerative diseases, age-related diseases and obesity. She is motivated by her commitment to improve the quality of life and decrease pain for the pets in our care.

Wendy earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Rhode Island and received her canine rehabilitation certification from the University of Tennessee. She joined our hospital in March 2003 and was a veterinary technician prior to training in canine rehabilitation.

"I have been given many opportunities to learn and excel at Animotion Animal Rehabilitation Center," she says. "I love the flexibility that my job allows me with a young family at home. The management, the doctors and the staff are all very nice and so are the clients."

When not at the hospital, Wendy enjoys running and spending time with her family and friends. She has two English bulldogs named Duke and Caesar and two cats named Dixie and Turtle.

Laurien Bean

Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practicioner (CCRP)

Laurien is the part-time rehabilitation practitioner of Lloyd Animal Hospital. She's been working in the animal field for over 13 years, ranging from veterinarian in South Africa to owner of a veterinary behavior clinic. She administers the proper rehabilitation for our patients following an injury or surgery, completes physical therapy for dogs that are struggling with arthritis and obesity, and assists dogs who need conditioning.

Some of Laurien's favorite parts of her job are seeing progress made due to a therapy program and getting to know both the patients and the clients as the pets positively progress.

Her history in veterinary care includes a Bachelor's Degree of Veterinary Science (BVSc) from her schooling in South Africa. She is currently working as a veterinary technician in the rehabilitation field while undergoing her certification exams to practice as a veterinarian in the United States.

At home, Laurien has two Boston Terriers, Charlie and Rhubarb. She thoroughly enjoys training dogs and used to run a puppy socialization school!

When Laurien's not at work, she loves reading, cooking, running, the theatre, and exploring new places. She also has three sons that keep her busy! Laurien loves spending time with friends and family and is involved in a number of community outreach projects.

Renee Scott-Packard

Physical Therapy & Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practicioner (CCRP)

Renee is a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner. She loves getting to know each animal individually while providing our clients rehabilitation services. Renee has a BS in Physical Therapy and utilizes skills developed working with people in a variety of clinical settings. She takes great pride in having the opportunity to improve our clients lives and bring such joy to their owners as they improve and meet their goals.

In her free time, Renee enjoys skiing, traveling, cooking, and watching her kids play hockey. Renee has two dogs (Finneas & Fitzgerald), a bearded dragon named Spike, and a fish named Big Papi.

April Rivers

Veterinary Technician, & Canine Rehabilitation Assistant

April Rivers has over 9 years of experience in veterinary medicine, and has been part of the Animotion Animal Rehabilitation Center team for about eight years. She wears many hats, with responsibilities ranging from phlebotomy and triage, to assisting our veterinarians and aiding our canine patients during rehabilitation. April is also certified in both laser therapy and stem cell processing.

"I love being able to help the animals," she says.

A lover of travel and shopping, April shares her home with two feline friends, Ping and Oliver.

Christina Campbell

Certified Veterinary Technician & Canine Rehabilitation Assistant

Christina Campbell joined Animotion Animal Rehabilitation Center in October 2014, bringing 15 years of experience in animal care. Her responsibilities include assisting our veterinarians with therapy and with client education.

"It's really nice to enjoy what you do and the people you do it with every day," she says. "The staff and doctors are very welcoming; there is a family vibe here which is great."

With her level head and eagerness to learn new things, Christina enjoys all aspects of her job. "Being there for a pet and their owner when they need it most," however, tops the list. She is inspired by physical therapy for pets and hopes to continue her education in the field.

Christina has two dogs, Pepa and Chloe, and two tabby cats, Weedge and Theo. She enjoys spending her free time outdoors, canoeing, camping, biking, and going on long walks with her dogs.

Nancy Halloran

Veterinary Technician & Rehabilitation Assistant

Nancy joined the Animotion Animal Rehabilitation Center team with 14 years of experience as a veterinary technician. Because of her experience at both an emergency hospital and a general practice, Nancy is able to "share veterinary knowledge from all different aspects of care." She most enjoys greeting our clients and their pets.

A volunteer and member of Wolf Hollow, a wolf sanctuary in Ipswich, Nancy's own dogs are much less intimidating. She is the proud pet parent of a Chi-Poo named Digit, a Lhasa Apso-Border terrier mix named Chopper, three cats, and an iguana. She spends her free time hiking, biking, and doing yard work at home.

Rebecca Otis

Rehabilitation & Technician Assistant

Rebecca is our rehabilitation and technician assistant, working closely with our certified canine rehabilitation practitioners and veterinarians for our patients. She's been with our team since September 2017 and has worked in the animal-related field for over five years. One of her favorite parts is to see our patients improve thanks to our efforts in rehabilitation.

Rebecca has her Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Technology from Mount Ida College and will be working on her veterinary technician certification in the Summer.

At home, Rebecca has three pets - a one-year-old Golden Retriever named Denali and two Labs, Jet (seven-years-old) and Missy (five-years-old). She enjoys teaching Denali new tricks and, in her spare time, she enjoys hiking, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.

Kelly McGinn

Animal Care & Technician Assistant

Kelly is our full-time animal care and technician assistant and has been with our team since May 2018. She cares for our boarding animals, assists our technicians with patients, performs x-rays, and preps animals for surgery.

"I work with a great team, everyone is so nice and helpful," Kelly says. "We have a lot of wonderful clients and pets. The atmosphere is very welcoming and friendly."

Kelly has one dog at home, her four-year-old Golden Retriever named Gadget. In her free time, she enjoys training with Gadget and spending time with her friends.

Sharon Crump


Sharon is one of the first people to greet you upon entering Animotion Animal Rehabilitation Center. As a receptionist, Sharon schedules appointments, answers phones, checks patients in and out, and helps keep our practice organized and running smoothly. She loves meeting new patients, and watching old patients progress and improve. Sharon has 6.5 years of experience in the animal care field prior to joining our team in March of 2017. She finds the level of compassion and care during the recovery process within our rehabilitation center extremely rewarding.

When she isn’t working, Sharon loves entertaining, cooking, and baking for family and friends. Some of her hobbies include road trips, exploring new areas, beach visits regardless of the season, and rooting on the Bruins, Red Sox! Sharon also cares for two dogs of her own, a West Highland Terrier named Lily and Cairn Terrier named Gunner.

Monika DiMella

Customer Service Representative

Monika is our full-time customer service representative here at Lloyd Animal Hospital and joined our team in June 2018. She assists our clients in scheduling appointments, answering emails and calls, processes payments, and answers any questions or concerns that they may have for their pets. She thoroughly enjoys working with all our clients and their wonderful pets.

"I love working here because we're like a close knit family," Monika says. "My coworkers and I work well together and all the medical staff care deeply for the pets they care for."

Monika has two chocolate labs at home — Tedi, who's 12-years-old, and Romeo, who's height-years-old. In her free time, she enjoys bowling, going to the beach, taking long drives, going out to eat, and spending time with family and friends.