Meet Our Doctors

  • Dr. Suzan Watkins, DVM

    Education and Affiliations:

    BS Biology University of Illinois 1979
    Doctor of Veterinary Medicine University of Illinois 1983
    Member of NH Veterinary Medical Association Board of Directors 1988-1990
    Member NH Board of Veterinary Medicine 1999-2004
    Chairperson, NH Board of Veterinary Medicine 2003-2004
    Member of American Veterinary Medical Association
    President NHVMA (2011-2012)

    Dr. Watkins is the owner of Allenstown Animal Hospital. She has been associated with the hospital since it was constructed in 1984 and became it's owner in 1994. She has a strong interest in Veterinary Surgery. When not busy with her patients, Dr. Watkins enjoys pursuing her interest in arts and crafts (she was an oil painting and printmaking major before she decided to pursue a career in veterinary medicine). An example of her artwork is the mural that she painted in our waiting room. An Avid hiker, Dr. Watkins has recently completed climbing all 48 of the 4,000 foot mountains in New Hampshire and is now climbing the rest of the 4000'ers in New England. She enjoys spending her free time with her husband, Rich and their dogs, Baci (Italian Greyhound) and Luna (Australian Shepherd).

  • Dr. Christine O'Connell, DVM

    Education and Affiliations:

    BS Biotechnology WPI 2004
    Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Tufts University 2008
    Member of NHVMA, AVMA, AAFP

    Dr. O'Connell joined the practice in July, 2012. Originally from the North Shore of Massachusetts, she practiced at a small animal hospital/emergency clinic in the White Mountains of NH for 4 years.  Since then, she has moved to be closer to family in Southern NH and refers to AAH as her second home. She has a particular career interest in dentistry and internal medicine. In her free time, she enjoys vinyasa yoga, knitting, and taking road trips. She and her husband John, live on the Seacoast with their 2 cats, Chesh and Dinah.


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Read What Our Clients Say

  • "The Veterinarians are very nice and all the staff have been so nice to Peanut everytime we go in.
    They are very knowledgeable about my pet."
    Richard J Ross
  • "We have been dealing with Allenstown Animal Hospital for many years. They have always provided excellent care to our dogs and very good advice to us. The staff are top notch and they have always accommodated our needs."
    Shelly Guido