Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team – The SRH Family!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of SRH Veterinary Services in Ipswich! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at 978-356-1119 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Dr. Helen Noble
VMD

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Education: University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Helen Noble received her undergraduate degree Summa cum Laude in Biology from Suffolk University, then her VMD degree Magna cum Laude
from the Veterinary College at University of Pennsylvania. She began practicing Veterinary Medicine in the early 1980’s with her Dad, Dr. S. Robert Orcutt. Although Dr. Noble has been actively involved in all aspects of providing medical care for large and small animals, her focus is equine reproduction.

Her interest in equine reproduction began with her work at the Hanover Shoe Farm, a Standardbred breeding farm, while in Veterinary school. Dr. Noble was a member of the research team at Hamilton Farms which developed the Equitainer for transporting semen for artificial insemination. The breeding tradition of her father’s Burkland Farm is being proudly carried on by Helen and Leif’s sons, Joshua and Caleb, where they breed and raise Morgan horses.

Helen has done missionary work in India and the Philippines through the Christian Veterinary Mission. There, she has used her veterinary abilities to bring the Good News to the unreached in the developing world. CVM mobilizes veterinary professionals to use the skills of their profession to help proclaim the gospel across the globe. It can be a very rewarding experience for the veterinarians as they experience in their service the cross roads where their professional calling and spiritual calling intersect. In 2012, she was elected to be on the board of advisers for CVM.

Dr. Noble has been married to her husband, Leif, since 1976, and they reside in Rowley, MA. Their older son, Joshua, married Melanie Johnson in August of 2012. Helen and Leif are the very proud grandparents of Mel and Josh’s daughters, Mackenzie Grace & Lyla Marshall. Helen and Leif’s youngest son Caleb has started his own business, Noblesteed Productions. Joshua, Melanie, and Caleb continue to carry on the Burkland Farm tradition.

Dr. Robert M. Orcutt
DVM

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Education: New York State Veterinary College at Cornell University

Dr. Bob Orcutt received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from New York State Veterinary College at Cornell University, with Distinction. He received both the Cornell University and The Pfizer Awards for Large Animal Medicine, as well as the Jane Miller Award for physiology, and was inducted into both Phi Zeta, the Veterinary honor society, and The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Brown University, Magna cum Laude. Dr. Orcutt was nominated there as a Woodrow Wilson Scholar and became a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi.

Dr. Orcutt grew up in Rowley, MA, and attended Governor Dummer Academy in Byfield for four years where he graduated cum Laude. Prior to Veterinary school, he was very active in training, riding, and showing Morgans under saddle and in harness.

After working for four years in the Department of Large Animal Medicine, Obstetrics and Surgery at the New York State Veterinary College, and for three years as a Staff Veterinarian for Drs. Milkey and Davis in Granby, CT, he returned to Massachusetts in 1974. Dr. Orcutt established his large animal practice in Topsfield, MA. He later asked his father and sister to join him in Topsfield and formed Combined Veterinary Services in 1987. In 1991, he and Dr. Noble purchased property in Ipswich where the small animal hospital and large animal outpatient clinic is currently located, and is operating today as SRH Veterinary Services.

He served as Chairman, Large Animal Continuing Education Committee for the Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association. He is a member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners and the American Veterinary Medical Association. He attends many local and national continuing education meetings so vital to providing the current and cutting edge diagnostic modalities and therapies to his patients. While he finds great pleasure in incorporating the exciting new technologies developing in traditional medicine, he also provides his patients with the benefits of his Veterinary Chiropractic training from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Orcutt works closely with many other horse care professionals to deliver the best of care to his patients. Dr. Orcutt has particularly enjoyed providing official veterinary supervision and care at all of the Combined Training competitions held in the Hamilton-Wenham area for the past thirty-two years. Dr. Orcutt is licensed in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and in the State of New Hampshire. Dr. Orcutt is involved in all facets of the equine large animal practice. His main focus is on equine lameness and performance, and internal medicine.

He and his wife, Ann, have two fabulous adult children. Their son, Mr. Joel Orcutt, and his wife, Nicole, have three marvelous daughters, and their daughter, Dr. Elayna Orcutt Rubens, is a neurologist and resides with her husband, Robert, and their three sons. Bob and Ann’s miniature dachshunds happily allow them to share their home in Topsfield, and are a source of love, comfort, and hilarious moments. Dr. Bob is a life-long avid Red Sox fan who has lived and died with the team, from The Splendid Splinter to Yaz to Big Papi.

Dr. Elizabeth (Betsy) Lordan
DVM CJF TE

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Education: Colorado State University
Hometown: Gloucester, MA

Dr. Lordan grew up in Gloucester, MA. After earning her bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Boston University in 2004 she moved to Montana where her career took an interesting turn.

Dr. Lordan spent 5 years working on different farms and ranches and discovered her love of shoeing and veterinary medicine along the way. She was admitted to Colorado State University and pursued shoeing alongside her veterinary education. In addition to working with excellent farriers, Dr. Lordan took the opportunity to visit and learn from podiatrists in other parts of the country.

Following veterinary school, Dr. Lordan completed a hospital internship at New England Equine Medical and Surgical Center in Dover, NH. There she focused on lameness and critical care of referral patients. Her passion led her back to podiatry.

Dr. Lordan moved to Australia for a year and a half to complete a podiatry internship at the Equine Lameness and Podiatry Centre, a subset of Scone Equine Hospital. Scone Equine Hospital is based in the Hunter Valley which is home to the second largest thoroughbred breeding population in the world. Dr. Lordan’s work focused on lameness and a variety of other foot problems, including laminitis.

Dr. Lordan has worked as an associate for SRH Veterinary Services for several years, but her passion for podiatry has continued to take her places. She spent several months in Lexington, KY working alongside world class podiatrists and farriers to study the most recent techniques and materials.

Most recently, Dr. Lordan has become the first female veterinarian to pass the Certified Journeyman Farrier Examination offered by the American Farriers’ Association. This is a very complex, multi-part test that requires the candidate to pass a written exam and demonstrate their ability to forge and apply shoes made by hand. She has since completed the American Farriers’ Association Therapeutic Endorsement which requires advanced testing in fabrication, application and theory of therapeutic shoes.

In addition to podiatry, Dr. Lordan is currently pursuing training in advanced equine musculoskeletal ultrasound through the International Society of Equine Locomotor Pathology.

For more information please visit lordandvmcjf.com or listen to a interview with Mullins Farrier Podcast!

Dr. Evice Bolton
DVM

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Dr. Evice Bolton grew up in the small seacoast town of North Hampton, New Hampshire. Growing up she had a strong love of animals and volunteered her time at a local animal shelter and therapeutic riding program. This prompted her to pursue a B.S. in Biomedical Science from the University of New Hampshire. During her undergraduate studies, Dr. Bolton was involved in many facets of veterinary medicine including research, shelter medicine, wildlife and small and large animal general practice. These experiences solidified her decision to become a mixed animal veterinarian. Dr. Bolton went on to earn her DVM from Cornell University where she also worked in the Large Animal Surgery department and at the Dairy Farm. During veterinary school, she served as an intern with RAVS, a non-profit that provides free veterinary care on Native American Reservations. Dr. Bolton enjoys the opportunity to give back through veterinary medicine and hopes to continue throughout her career.

Dr. Bolton’s interests within the field of veterinary medicine include ultrasound, soft tissue surgery and small ruminant medicine. One of her favorite things about this profession is the variety. When she’s not working Dr. Bolton loves to hike with her mini poodle mix Teddy. She also enjoys working with clay to make wheel thrown ceramics and baking everything from cupcakes to sourdough. As a seacoast native, you’ll often find her and Ted at the beach. Dr. Bolton looks forward to joining the talented and dedicated team at SRH and meeting all their wonderful clients and patients

Dr. Nicole Syngajewski
DVM

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Dr. Nicole Syngajewski is a north shore native, born and raised in the Everett, MA area. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in biology, with a minor in psychology from the University of Massachusetts – Boston. Throughout her undergraduate career, she owned a multitude of pets, including rats, poison dart frogs, bearded dragons, a hedgehog, and cats. Her classmates told her repeatedly that she should be a veterinarian, with such a strong love for animals. Upon graduation, she worked as a veterinary technician in a small animal general practice for four years before deciding to apply for veterinary school. Dr. Syngajewski graduated from Ross University’s School of Veterinary Medicine after completing her clinical year at the University of Illinois. Returning “home,” Dr. Syngajewski practiced veterinary medicine as a medical director in Whitman and Hanson, MA for 3 years before spending a year at a small animal general practice with a focus in exotic companion pets in Littleton, MA. Dr. Syngajewski is excited to join the small animal team here at SRH in December 2018, bringing a passion for exotic animal medicine, acupuncture, canine/feline dentistry, and dermatology. She shares her home with her “island hitchhikers,” a “coconut retriever” (Liamuiga) and a calico cat (Reese), as well as several tropical fish and two axolotls (Nashoba and Napa). In her spare time, Dr. Syngajewski enjoys reading, playing video games, and traveling.

Dr. Delaney Patterson
DVM

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Dr. Delaney Patterson grew up in West Hartford, Connecticut. She was a horse enthusiast and 4-H kid from elementary school through high school. Her pets and 4-H projects included dogs, a guinea pig, rabbit, and llamas. She received a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from the University of Connecticut. While at UConn, she participated in IHSA as a Western Team member and submitted an Honors thesis in equine muscle biology. Prior to attending veterinary school, she was a research fellow at Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine in Indiana where she studied respiratory physiology of training thoroughbred racehorses.

Dr. Patterson received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Missouri. She rotated through companion animal, equine, and livestock clinical services as well as spending time with thoroughbreds in Ocala, FL, and Lexington, KY, and with a variety of equine athletes in Colorado and New England.

After veterinary school, Dr. Patterson completed a yearlong internship at New England Equine Medical & Surgical Center in Dover, New Hampshire. There she rotated between medicine, surgery, and field services while attending to both primary care and referral hospital cases.

Dr. Patterson enjoys seeing small and large animal patients as a mixed animal associate at SRH. Her primary interests include ophthalmology, ultrasonography, and lameness. She shares her home with her yorkie mix Oliver (“Ollie”) and enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking, and traveling in her spare time.

Consulting Specialist
Dr. Ron Vin
DVM, DACVIM

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Large Animal Internal Medicine Specialist

Dr. Vin graduated from the Koret School of Veterinary Medicine at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1996. Following his residency, he was board-certified as a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Dr. Vin subsequently founded Vin Equine Services (formerly Equine Diagnostics) providing referral diagnostic services to veterinarians throughout New England. Dr. Vin spent 6 years serving as an equine internal medicine consultant with IDEXX Laboratories and is the director of internal medicine at Myhre Equine Clinic in Rochester, NH. Dr. Vin presents nationally and internationally and has authored or coauthored articles in several scientific journals. During his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, reading, running with his dog, Benji, and horseback riding. SRH is grateful to incorporate Dr. Vin’s training and expertise into the practice to provide the best care possible for your horses.

Patty Tinkham
Large Animal Facilitator

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Patty is the primary Large Animal Facilitator for SRH, and has been with us since 1988. In her spare time, she enjoys working with photography. She and her husband, Shawn, travel to local horse shows and events taking photos of competitors, animals, and anything else that catches their eye!

Kristen Trout
Head Large Animal Technician

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Kristen joined the SRH team in January 2014 as a large animal technician and receptionist and is now the head large animal technician. Kristen grew up riding horses in Pennsylvania, and graduated from Penn State in 2007 with a degree in Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management. After working in the Outdoor Ed field for several years in CA and VT, she traveled to New Zealand to work with young horses. Upon returning to the States in 2010, she moved to New England to work with dressage horses full time, and is now expanding her experience to veterinary medicine. In her free time she still enjoys riding, training, and teaching dressage. She also enjoys competing in running and triathlons.

Rachel Tuniewicz
Large Animal Technician

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Rachel joined the SRH team in February of 2019 as a large animal technician before expanding to small animals as well. She grew up in Worcester county and studied Equine Science at the University of New Hampshire. Prior to coming to SRH, she completed an externship at the Myhre Equine Clinic as well as working as a small animal technician for several years. Rachel has a strong interest in equine lameness and sports medicine, as well as small animal surgery and anesthesia and hopes to continue to expand her knowledge in these areas here at SRH. While not working, Rachel can be found at the barn riding her OTTB and training in dressage and eventing. Rachel shares her home with a Maine Coon Cat named Glenn and a German Shepherd Mix named Groot.

Mackenzie Davidson
Large Animal Technician

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Mackenzie grew up in North Andover Massachusetts and has been working with animals since she was young. She attended the University of Vermont, where she was heavily involved in CREAM, a student run dairy barn affiliated with Cabot Creamery, as well as working at small animal clinics in the area. In addition, Mackenzie spent 3 years working at a small goat dairy in Newbury making artisan cheese for the North Shore before joining SRH as a Large Animal Tech in March of 2020. In her free time, Mackenzie enjoys skiing, hiking, and visiting breweries with her pup Stevie. She has felt incredibly welcomed by the SRH Team, and is excited to continue to grow!

Emilee Elliott
Large Animal Technician

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Emilee attended the University of New Hampshire for her undergraduate degree studying pre-vet. After graduating she worked as a technician for an equine practice for 3 years, and is looking forward to beginning Veterinary School in September 2021 at Ross University. Working for SRH has always been a goal of Emilee’s because she always wanted to work with a mixed veterinary practice. In her free time you can find Emilee running or on the beach with her dog Poppy.

Emily Tarr, C.V.T.
Small Animal Technician

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Certified Veterinary Technician
Education:
North Shore Community College

Emily joined the SRH Family as a technician assistant in 2010. In 2014, she graduated from North Shore Community College with an Associates Degree in Applied Science/Veterinary Technology and became a certified veterinary technician. Emily’s interests include surgery and anesthesia and working with older patients. Emily shares her home with her two dogs, Cletus and Sky, her cat Gretchen, and her 6 chickens, as well as her goats on her family’s farm.

Kim Hills Porter, C.V.T.
Small Animal Technician

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Certified Veterinary Technician

A lifelong Ipswich resident, Kim has been employed by the Orcutt family for over twenty-five years. She spends her hours at SRH in the Small Animal Clinic, doing lab work and assisting with surgeries.

Her spare time is spent with training and showing her homebred Thoroughbred in dressage, traveling to Chincoteague Island to bring home her “saltwater ponies”, and sailing and kayaking with her husband and their first mate, Pedro.

Kate Siegel, C.V.T
Small Animal Technician

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Kate joined SRH in 2020 after graduating from UMass Amherst, School of Veterinary and Animal Science with a Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Technology. Shortly after graduating, she went on to complete her VTNE, accrediting her to become a Certified Veterinary Technician. Kate grew up in Western Massachusetts, volunteering at local animal shelters and working at horse barns during the summers. She then moved to the North Shore and loves living on the water! Kate spends most of her free time surfing, riding her horse Apollo and hanging out with her beloved retired research beagle Behr and her newly rescued cat, Hungry.

Kristen Donegan
Receptionist

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Kristen started working at SRH in 2017 as a receptionist. When she is not helping out at the front desk she is busy with her family and beloved cat, Kato. Kristen is a long time animal lover, and avid artist and a black belt in Kempo Karate.

Talia Hallinan
Receptionist

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Talia joined SRH in October 2011 as one of our receptionists. Talia enjoys spending time with her mare Sunny, her geldings Lakota and Robbie, and mini donkey Louie. She also shares her home with her dog Jasmine and three cats, Simba, Sylvester and Bandit.

Elena Ueland
Receptionist

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Elena is from Lynn, Ma and started at SRH in June 2021. She joined the team to gain experience in the animal field after graduating from the University of Maine. She has a particular interest in wildlife rescue. In her spare time she hikes, walks her two dogs, and plays soccer.

Sheryl DiLisio
Receptionist

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Sheryl began her love of animals when she was born into a home with a dog & a cat, & family owned horses next door. She began her veterinary field career in 2009 as a Receptionist at a General Practice and in 2011 she was offered a position in the Physical Therapy Department in a 24 hour speciality hospital. Having learned so much about anatomy, surgeries, diseases & treatments; she wanted to learn more. She interviewed for a position in the ER/CCU in the same hospital and worked in both departments for a while, later transferring fully there. She joined SRH as a receptionist in May 2021. In her free time Sheryl enjoys riding her motorcycle, laying by the pool, and pet sitting.

Roxanne Barube
Receptionist

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Roxanne joined SRH in June 2019 as part of our receptionist team. She is quick to greet clients with a smile and friendly voice when they arrive at our office. Roxanne came to us after living and working in NH for a few years and decided to move back to be closer to her family. When not at SRH, she enjoys spending time with her fiancé, two year old son Julian, canine companion Journey, feline friends Daytona and August, rabbit Willow, and turtle Mango.

Linda Cook
Practice Manager

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Linda keeps SRH running smoothly in all of its operations. She has been with SRH since 2001. Linda grew up in Ipswich, and lives with her husband of thirty four years. A Rowley resident, she has five children, four grandchildren, and her two cats. She enjoys a busy life with family and friends, as well as time reading and the Great Neck Beach.

Tiffany Cook
Office Support Staff

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Tiffany started working at SRH in 2015. She has spent her whole life as a Rowley resident. In 2015, she graduated from North Shore Community College with an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice. She is currently working on her Bachelors Degree at Umass Lowell. When Tiffany is not working or at school, she is very busy with her daughter, who many of you may have had the pleasure to meet as our little “vet tech” on occasion. We wouldn’t be surprised if she grew up to be a veterinarian! Tiffany also shares her time with her dog and two cats.

Tricia Howell
Human Resources

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Tricia joined the SRH team as the Human Resources Coordinator in 2017. She has a strong background in client services. Outside of work, Tricia enjoys gardening, spending time with her husband, children and grandkids. She also loves spending time with her puppy “Harley.”