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We can’t wait to meet you! Until we do, here’s a virtual introduction to our team—and yours—at Braintree Vet.
We believe the best veterinary care comes from a blend of science and art. The latest protocols and technology help us deliver effective, fast and convenient care. Because we are equipped with a full suite of in-house diagnostic and laboratory tools, we can deliver results quickly. This means faster treatment and less stress for you and your pet.
But the latest technology only goes so far. When it comes to treating pets and working with people, compassionate care is just as important. We take time to get to know you and your pet, understand your goals, hear your concerns, and then work together. It is also why we are Fear Free® Certified, a formal program developed by leading veterinary experts designed to prevent and alleviate fear, anxiety, and stress in pets and to promote pets’ physical and emotional wellbeing. We believe this approach delivers the highest standard of care in the most comfortable environment, and helps us achieve our shared goal of healthy and happy pets.
Dr. Rebecca Lussier, DVM
Veterinarian and Clinical Director
Dr. Rebecca Lussier is a veterinarian and serves as Clinical Director of Braintree Veterinary Care. From an early age, Dr. Lussier knew she wanted to become a veterinarian, and started her journey as a Certified Veterinary Technician with an associate degree in Veterinary Technology from Becker College in Leicester Massachusetts. She then went on to complete her bachelor’s degree in Animal Science at Michigan State University, and her doctorate at Kansas State University, School of Veterinary Medicine in 2011. As a New England native, Dr. Lussier returned to Massachusetts to be closer to family and currently resides in Plymouth with her boyfriend Matthew. Dr. Lussier’s fur family includes 3 cats, 1 dog, and 1 rat. Her special interests include internal medicine, teaching, and working with the community to provide quality veterinary care. Outside of work, Dr. Lussier enjoys traveling, wine tasting, and fishing.
Dr. Sarah Brien, DVM
Dr. Sarah Brien is from Hearne, Texas, and is a graduate of Texas A&M’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Brien’s practice philosophy centers around teamwork between veterinarians and pet owners to make informed, compassionate decisions about a pet’s care. Her professional interests include preventative medicine, pain management, nutrition, and behavioral medicine. Outside of veterinary medicine, Dr. Brien enjoys doing yoga, running, writing fiction, and taking on sewing projects. Most of all, she loves spending time with her goofy Chihuahua mix, Evie.
Jackie Nickerson, CVT
Jackie began working as a Veterinary Assistant in 2014 and completed her Veterinary Technician degree from Penn Foster in January 2020, passing the Veterinary Technical National Exam (VTNE) in June. Jackie has a passion for taking care of sick animals, including several three-legged hamsters. In addition to spending time with her dog Peanut that she adopted from an animal shelter in 2015, Jackie enjoys reading, video games and riding bikes.