Meet Our Team

Urgent Care for Your Pet’s Urgent Needs

Our veterinarians have an average of 10 years experience in veterinary medicine, with backgrounds in emergency care, critical care, surgery, and primary care medicine. 

Christie D’Andrea, DVM

Veterinarian & Founder

Dr. Christie D’Andrea completed her Bachelor of Science at The University of Michigan in 2005 and gravitated toward her passion for practicing veterinary medicine after working with a cancer research team at MIT. She graduated from Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in 2011 and spent six years in general practice and emergency medicine. In 2017, Dr. D’Andrea opened the first Veterinary Urgent Care Center in Quincy, Mass., to create a place where owners could gain critical access to high-quality care and where women and men in the veterinary field could have a positive work environment, bringing balance back to their busy lives. In five short years, Dr. D’Andrea has grown VUCC into five stand-alone urgent care hospitals in MA and RI with additional openings planned for 2024. She is an avid scuba and free diver, enjoys spearfishing and snowboarding, and is mom to a fun 4 year old little girl. They have three pets, Leo the pittie, TurtleDove the cat and a pink toe tarantula named Fluff. She also spends time supporting NicaLove, a non-profit animal sanctuary and veterinary center in Nicaragua. 

Dr. Christie D’Andrea


Oriana Burnet, CVT

Area Manager

Heather Geddes, DVM

Chief Medical Director

Josh Medeiros, CVT

Director of Development & Project Manager

Tom Layman

Director of Communications

Sydney Magliarditi, CVT

Hospital Manager, VUCC Braintree

Megan Cannucci

Hospital Manager, VUCC Plymouth

Shannon Babyak, CVT

Hospital Manager, VUCC East Providence

Linda Parker

Hospital Manager, VUCC Dedham

Andrea Simokonis

Hospital Manager, VUCC Easton

Braintree Veterinarians

Dr. Christie D’Andrea

Katherine Holmes, DVM


Dr. Christie D’Andrea

Dan Mordarski, DVM


Dr. Christie D’Andrea

Nicole Breda, DVM


Plymouth Veterinarians

Dr. Christie D’Andrea

Colleen Barrett, VMD


Easton Veterinarians

Dr. Christie D’Andrea

Melanie McNerney, DVM


Meet Dr. Mike Ryer

Mike Ryer, DVM


Meet Dr. Mike Ryer

Savanna Gephard, DVM


Saugus Veterinarians

Kerri Papanicholas, DVM

Lillian Rogers, DVM


Kerri Papanicholas, DVM

Rebecca Aust, DVM


East Providence Veterinarians

Kerri Papanicholas, DVM

Amanda Hanley, DVM


Kerri Papanicholas, DVM

Hannah Thomas, DVM


Kerri Papanicholas, DVM

Kathie Proulx, DVM


Dedham Veterinarians


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Visit Any of Our Convenient Locations

VUCC Braintree

27 Commerical St., Braintree, MA 02184
617-481-5197 |

VUCC Dedham

926 Providence Highway, Dedham, MA 
781-373-8080 |

VUCC Easton

25 Washington Street (a.k.a. 3 Roche Bros. Way), North Easton, MA 02356
508-817-5088 |

VUCC East Providence

73 Highland Ave., East Providence, RI 02914

VUCC Plymouth

34 Long Pond Rd, Plymouth, MA 02360
774-608-7016 |

VUCC Saugus

880 Broadway, Saugus, MA
339-204-4990 |

VUCC Worcester

70 Gold Star Blvd, Worcester, MA 01606
774-251-8576 |