Dr. James McKiernan received his Doctorate degree in veterinary medicine from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1996 and his undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Vermont in 1986.
Dr. Jim has been practicing small animal medicine in New Hampshire since 1996. He currently owns and practices at The Great Bay Animal Hospital in Durham NH. Dr. Jim has many interests within the field of veterinary medicine. These include, but are not limited to; internal medicine, canine and feline behavior, dermatology, surgery , reproductive medicine, and ophthalmology.
It was at Tufts that Dr. Jim met renowned dog trainer Brian Kilcommons. Brian was an adjunct lecturer at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, instructing veterinary students about canine behavior and it’s clinical applications. Since that time, Dr. Jim has become one of the few veterinarians to be mentored by Brian. Dr. Jim’s clinical approach and bedside manner clearly reflects his training.
From 1997-2000, Dr. Jim appeared weekly on ABC-WMUR Television in NH. The program, called “Pet Set,” not only involved educating the viewing audience about the health of their pets but found homes for over one hundred homeless pets. His practice has been highlighted by New Hampshire Public Television and he has consulted with many print outlets including Parade Magazine and Comcast. Currently, he is a regular guest on WBZ radio's Boston Nightside with Dan Rea.
Dr Jim is an active member of the New Hampshire and Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Associations as well as the American Veterinary Medical Association. Since 2005, Dr. Jim has contributed to the New Hampshire Society for the Protection of Cruelty of Animals as a member of the board of directors and currently works with Save One Animal Rescue to assist in the medical and surgical needs as well as the adoption process of shelter pets.
Dr. J'aime Anderson Bloom received her BA from Bowdoin College in 1996 followed by her DVM from Tufts Veterinary School in 2000. While at Tufts, she was honored with a membership to Phi Zeta Veterinary Honor Society. Following graduation Dr. Bloom completed a thirteen month internship in small animal surgery and medicine at the prestigious Animal Medical Center in New York City. She also completed a one year intensive study of veterinary acupuncture at Tufts Veterinary School in 2002.
In addition to her practice of veterinary medicine, Dr. Bloom is the mother of twins who keep her very busy. When not at Great Bay, she can be found riding her Connemara pony, Wyatt Wonder Pony, or hanging out with her beloved dogs, Thomas and Mary.
Dr. Karen Adler is a 1994 graduate of Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine. She has been happily practicing companion animal medicine ever since. Prior to vet school Dr. Adler worked in the environmental toxicology field and received a Master's degree in Environmental Health Sciences from Harvard University in 1985. She currently resides in Portsmouth with her husband Steve, two children, two dogs and two cats.
Dr. Deb Discher graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1996. She worked in general and emergency practice for 15 years before taking a full-time job as a teacher at Great Bay Community College's Veterinary Technology program in 2011. Dr. Discher enjoys being able to teach full time while still being able to practice veterinary medicine as a relief doctor at Great Bay Animal Hospital. She has lived on the east coast for 16 years and in the seacoast area for 13 years. She is a homebody for the most part and loves spending time at home with her dogs. Occasionally, though, she gets the urge to travel and she has her bucket list of places to visit.
Dr. Campbell knew from an early age that she wanted to be a veterinarian. After working for the family veterinarian in high school, she attended Cornell University and graduated with a B.A. in Biology in 1987. She worked in the department of surgery at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston before and during veterinary school, graduating with her D.V.M. from Tufts University in 1992. After graduating, she practiced in Massachusetts for several years before moving to New Hampshire in 1996, where she has been practicing small animal medicine ever since.
Dr, Campbell shares her life with her husband, two children, two horses, two cats and two dogs. When not working at Great Bay, she may be found riding one of her horses, working around the farm, or off on a fun adventure with her family!
Dr. Laura Poland received her her undergraduate degree in animal sciences from University of New Hampshire in 2011. She received her Doctorate degree in veterinary medicine from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2016 and following that completed a year long speciality anesthesiology program at the University of Illinois.
In addition to practicing veterinary medicine, Dr. Poland has interests in dog training and behavior and spends much of her free time working with her lab/hound mix as well as going for fun hikes and walks on the local forest trails. Her other interests include yoga and singing karaoke.