Meet our team
Dr. BJ Meunier
BJ graduated from Tufts Veterinary School in 1993 and established Townsend Veterinary Hospital in the Old Brick Store in West Townsend in 1995. The new facility was completed in 2005, and the practice relocated one mile down Main Street to its current address in Townsend.
BJ loves difficult diagnostic challenges and has a dedication to pursuing all possible options to help a patient. He has pursued additional training in ultrasound imaging.
The most important thing to BJ is his family. He is an extremely dedicated father and husband to his wife, Margo and his four children, Aubrey, Noah, Bennett, and Luca. BJ lives in Ashby and spends his free time attending to his kids’ activities which include Little League, ice hockey, theater, and piano. He is an avid Red Sox fan and attends as many games as possible.
Dr. Lynne O'Neil
Dr. O'Neil graduated from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1984. She joined Townsend Veterinary Hospital in 2002. She has pursued additional training in ultrasound technology. Her special professional interests include greyhound medicine and surgery as well as feline infectious diseases. Her husband, Shawn, graduated with her from Cornell but continued his training at Colorado State University to become a research pathologist. He works for Pfizer as an investigative pathologist in
Dr. O'Neil lives in Bolton with her husband and a recently emptied nest. Her youngest child, Scott, is a second year medical student at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Her daughter, Allison has joined her as the newest veterinarian at TVH. Shawn Jr. completed his Masters degree in mechanical engineering and is currently employed by Boeing in Mulkilteo, WA. The family dotes on 6 cats and miscellaneous reptiles and fish. In her spare time, Lynne enjoys art, travel, and helping several animal rescue groups.
Dr. Terri Martin
Dr. Martin grew up in Maine and New Hampshire before moving to Rhode Island to pursue a degree in Architecture and Engineering. After graduation she practiced in Boston and Cambridge, MA, eventually consulting for environmental agencies. Her involvement with the environmental and scientific community eventually led to her decision to pursue a secondary career in veterinary medicine. She was accepted at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine and during her veterinary training also worked in the Tufts ICU as well as with a local mobile surgical practice.
Upon graduating from Tufts with honors, she completed an intensive internship at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital-Boston in emergency, general medicine, and surgery. She has a particular interest in surgery, emergency, and geriatric medicine. She has also been involved with breed rescue as well as shelter medicine in the area.
Dr. Martin lives in Hopkinton, MA with her husband, Jim, and her rescued mixed breed dog, Elwood. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, gardening, cooking, and working on renovating their c.1860 farm house.
Dr. Allison O'Neil
Allison joined TVH in May and has quickly become a valued part of our team. She spent much of her childhood in Massachusetts, graduating from Nashoba Regional High School. When her family was relocated to Missouri for her father's job, she chose to start college in Missouri and decided to stay out there to complete her veterinary education. She is happy to be back in New England and has purchased a home in NH with her husband, James.
Allison enjoys working with exotic pets and has pursued additional training in exotic animal medicine. She fawns over her own family of 4 cats, a bearded dragon, 2 snakes, several mice, and in the near future--a flock of chickens. She also spent years successfully breeding betta fish. In her spare time Allison loves arts of all kinds--drawing, painting, and pottery. She also enjoys horseback riding, fishing, and travel.
Dr. Jim Easley Board Certified Surgeon
Dr. Easley joined Townsend Veterinary Hospital in 2005. He graduated from Washington State Veterinary School in 1967 and completed his surgical residency and training at Angell Memorial Medical Center in 1975. He is a board-certified veterinary surgeon.
He lives in Lancaster with his wife, Sandra and his adorable Yorkshire Terrier, Bella. They have a daughter and two grandchildren. Dr. Easley enjoys spending time with his grandchildren, fishing, bowling, and riding his motorcycle.
Our Business Manager
Diane just celebrated her 18th year as practice manager for Townsend Veterinary Hospital.
Her affection for the staff, clients, and patients of Townsend is clearly evident by her intense devotion to their well-being.
Diane is a long-term resident of Townsend and knows many of our clients personally. She lives with her husband, Norm, and her treasured cats, Ozzy, Sophia, Kahuna,and Bamboo. She is proud of her three grown children and ten grandchildren.
Diane enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and staying active by working out regularly at the health club. She and Norm escape the winter weather to their home in Florida for several weeks each winter.
Deb graduated from college in 1989 with an associates degree in AnimalHealth Technology. She worked for Malden Animal Hospital for 8 years as the head technician as well as 2 years at Arlington Animal Hospital. We’ve been fortunate to have Deb working with us at Townsend sinceJuly of 1999.
Deb loves all animals including horses and cows, but adores Great Danes and all BIG dogs. She also loves the little ones --especially pomeranians.
Laurie joined Townsend Veterinary Hospital in 2005. She has been Dr. Easley’s chief technician for over 20 years. Anyone who is referred to Townsend for Dr. Easley's surgical services will be comforted by Laurie's dedication to their welfare.
Laurie lives with her much loved family of papillions, cats, and chickens.
Ashley joined our veterinary technician team in May 2011 right after graduating from Becker College with a degree in veterinary science. She has quickly
become a highly valued member of our hospital staff.
Congratulations to Ashley and her husband Chris on the birth of their daughter, Jamie,
on July 18th, 2016.
She shares her home with 2 cats and 1 dog.
Leanne has worked for Townsend Veterinary Hospital for over 18 years. She is a graduate of the veterinary technician program at Becker College.
Clients are comforted by her cheerful enthusiasm for her job and her compassionate care of their pets.
She has 3 dogs, 3 cats, a leopard gecko, 2 guinea pigs, lots of fish, and lots and lots of chickens.
Sarah graduated from Becker with a degree in Veterinary Technology in May 2012. She started working for TVH in March of 2012. Her passion for cats--especially those with special needs--is clear to everyone who meets her. She has four cats including three with eye issues. She loves the Bruins and Disney.
Sarah is a foster parent extraordinaire for Tiny Tigers Feline Rescue.
We are thrilled to have her as part of our Townsend Veterinary Team.
Alicia joined TVH in the spring of 2015. She is a graduate of Becker College and is a Certified Veterinary Technician. She dotes on two kitties and enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking. Alicia has quickly become a valuable member of our TVH health care team.
Brina joined our team in 2014. She is a graduate of the Becker Veterinary Technician program. She has a Bachelors degree with a concentration in veterinary science from Becker College, as well.
Brina volunteers once a week at the Pat Brody Shelter for cats. She truly enjoys working to help injured and sick animals.
Brina shares her home with her husband Rick and a Siberian Husky, 2 cats, 2 turtles, and 2 ducks.
Nicole joined us in the summer of 2017 and has quickly become a valued member of our team.
Jackie has been with Townsend since 2005. Her enthusiasm for her job and desire to help our patients is obvious to anyone who meets her. She lives with husband, Kevin, dogs, Yogi and Billie Jean, and cats, Will, Grace, Meadow, Cricket, Frankie, and Buggs. She enjoys gardening, pet sitting, and anything involving animals.
Shannon has been working as a receptionist for Townsend Veterinary Hospital since January 2009. Clients appreciate her enthusiasm for helping them solve problems. She received additional training in nutritional management for medical problems making her a wonderful resource for trying to make sense of the different foods available for a pet's condition.
Outside of work, Shannon enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren. She shares her home of 2 dogs, 3 cats, and a cockatiel. Her hobbies include fishing, gardening, and camping.
Kristi joined our TVH team in 2010 and is proud to be part of a team that shows such compassion for pets and their owners. Kristi, her husband, Don, and a son, Hunter, moved to Ashby 7 yrs ago from NC. She is the proud parent of a yellow lab named Brooke. Kristi thoroughly enjoys being part of the Townsend Veterinary family.
Alexa adds her 10 yrs of experience as a veterinary receptionist to our team. She has three grown daughters and recently relocated to New Hampshire with her husband. She breeds and shows French Mastiffs in her free time.
Our Technician Assistants
Jess has always had a love for animals and pursued this passion with a degree in animal care from Becker College. She started working for Townsend Veterinary Hospital in 2007.
Shes enjoys taking care of all the needs of the
patients and staff at Townsend.
Jess is married with one son, currently in college. She enjoys playing with her beautiful, mischievous felines, Crush, and Pippen.
Donna has worked for Townsend Veterinary Hospital since 2006. Donna dotes on her cats--too numerous to name here but not too numerous for each one to feel loved and special in their own way.
The love and patience she shows every day with her house full of special needs cats is incredible.