Dr. Donna Heaney
Dr. Heaney grew up in North Philadelphia and always dreamed of becoming a vet. After completing her undergraduate degree in Animal Science at the University of New Hampshire, she received her veterinary degree from the University of Minnesota in 1992. In 2005, she purchased the North Shore Veterinary Hospital from Dr. Letendre.
Dr. Heaney’s special interests in veterinary medicine include acupuncture, nutritional therapy, and preventive medicine. She has lived in Gloucester since 1994 and would never live anywhere else. When she is not at the office, she enjoys spending her free time baking, gardening, canning, and knitting. She has two grown children, Sam and Rozy, whom she is extremely proud of. She lives in Gloucester with her husband, Tom, her rescue dog, Ollie, and 10 chickens.
Dr. Lee Powell
Dr. Powell grew up on the North Shore of Massachusetts and earned an engineering degree from Northeastern University. He worked in research for several years before attending veterinary school at Tufts University, graduating in 2000. After receiving his veterinary degree, Dr. Powell worked briefly in the North Andover area before coming to Cape Ann. He joined the North Shore Vet Hospital in 2014.
Dr. Powell lives in Rockport. His hobbies include landscaping, woodworking, kayaking, and spending time on his boat. He has one rescue dog, Squiggs.
Dr. Leonard Letendre
Dr. Letendre graduated from the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1972. Prior to attending veterinary school, he received a double BS in Zoology and Chemistry from St. Francis College and an MS in Biochemistry from the University of New Hampshire. In 1973 Dr. Letendre purchased the North Shore Veterinary Hospital from Dr. Osman Babson.
Dr. Letendre was the first president of the Veterinary Association of the North Shore, whose primary goal is to provide scholarships to up and coming veterinarians with aspirations of practicing on the North Shore. He was also a member of the Gloucester Board of Health, including serving as its chair for 6 years. Dr. L also worked for the Massachusetts Dept. of Public Health and was influential in investigating many outbreaks of food borne illness throughout the state. He was the city veterinarian for 30 years, primarily involved in rabies control and prevention.
Dr. Letendre’s interests in veterinary medicine include ophthalmology, dermatology, and preventive medicine. Doc continues to work at NSVH with Dr. Heaney and Dr. Powell, and pursue several course in veterinary continuing education.