Dr. Diana Watkins
Since graduation Diana has practiced at several local veterinary clinics, honing her craft and learning from the wonderful patients she has treated for over a decade. She loves surgery and finds it very calming and meditative, however her favorite thing about being a veterinarian is the client and patient relationships she gets to form. During exams, she very rarely uses the exam table, and can often be found snuggling on a chair with a cat or sitting on the floor with a dog. She considers herself so incredibly lucky that not only does she get to work with animals, but also the wonderful people that bring them in. Dr. Watkins has always had the dream to open up her own small animal clinic and is so excited that dream is finally coming to fruition.
Before veterinary school, Dr. Watkins got a graduate certificate degree in Biomedical engineering at Tufts, while also working as a scientist for Wyeth (currently Pfizer) Pharmaceuticals. She received her Bachelor of Science from University of New Hampshire where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and worked in the Microbiology Department.
Dr. Watkins lives with her husband and three beautiful boys here in Cohasset. She is currently hiking New Hampshire’s 48 four-thousand-foot mountains with her husband, and has run 4 marathons, and 13 half marathons. She loves horseback riding and can be found nearly every early morning running with her friends past her beloved Minot lighthouse.
The Watkins share their home with three cats which are all bottle fed and hand raised orphans (Smitty, Kiki, and Chicken), one Miniature Poodle named “Shadow”, and an English Spot rabbit named “Snowgrace” who was obtained from a hoarding situation via the House Rabbit Network.
Dr. Bethany Lucas
Next stop was completing a small animal medicine and surgery rotating internship at VCA South Shore; she continued there as a general practitioner for 8 years. Now, Dr. Lucas is looking forward to joining a more intimate setting at 143 Veterinary Services. She has interest in wellness care from puppy/kittenhood to the geriatric years as well as dentistry.
Bethany now lives on the South Shore with her partner Seth, daughter Reese, and dog Piper. Although her time for hobbies has reduced a bit as a new mom, she enjoys hikes, floor hockey, and beach time!