Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Photo Credit: Randi Baird

Our Doctors

Janet M. Ross, </br> DVM, CVA, CVFT  photo

Janet M. Ross,

Bio coming soon! 


Dr. James Wight (son of James Herriot) with a Statue of James Herriot and Dr. Steven Atwood, In the back garden of Skeldale House, Yorkshire, England

Steven W. Atwood </br>VMD, MD, MPH, MRCVS, FNAP, FRSM, FRSPH photo

Steven W. Atwood

Steven Webster Atwood, the direct descendant of the American orator and statesman Daniel Webster, is the founder of Animal Health Care Associates, Ltd., a mixed-animal general practice located on the island of Martha's Vineyard.

Dr. Atwood graduated from the University of Wyoming in 1975 with a B.Sc. degree in Molecular Biology and graduated with his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (V.M.D.) degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 1980. Dr. Atwood completed an internship in small animal medicine, surgery and critical care at the New Haven Central Hospital for Veterinary Medicine in 1981. He received his Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree from the University of Health Sciences School of Medicine, St. John's, Antigua in 2006 and his Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree in Public Health Practice from the University of Massachusetts Medical School and School of Public Health in 2011. He is Board Certified in Public Health by the National Board of Public Health Examiners.

Dr. Atwood was awarded membership in the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (MRCVS) of England in 2004 and serves on the Board of Overseers of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and the Board of Trustees of Falmouth Academy. He has served as a member and as Chairman of the Massachusetts State Board of Veterinary Medicine for many years. He is also a member of the Website Advisory Board for the One Health Initiative, a collaborative and integrative effort between physicians, veterinarians, nurses, and other scientific, health and environmentally-related disciplines to improve quality of life of humans and animals through cooperation and partnerships. In 2010, Dr. Atwood was inducted into the prestigious National Academies of Practice in Washington, D.C. as a Distinguished Practitioner and Fellow (FNAP) in Veterinary Medicine. Election to the Veterinary Medicine Academy is limited to 150 veterinarians worldwide. He was elected Chairman of the Veterinary Medicine Academy in 2013. He is also an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine (FRSM) and of the Royal Society for Public Health (FRSPH), both of London, England.

In Philadelphia, the University of Pennsylvania named the Steven W. Atwood Library & Information Commons and the Steven W. Atwood, V.M.D., M.D. Digital Laboratory in his honor.

Our Staff

Jennifer Kleinhenz </br> LVT photo

Jennifer Kleinhenz

Jennifer Kleinhenz attended Laguardia Community College's Veterinary Technician program for two years. She then transferred to Mercy College’s Veterinary Technician program where she obtained her BA degree graduating with honors. After passing her state board exam she acquired her New York State Veterinary Technician license. She went on to complete a greatly coveted externship at the Bronx zoo. Her professional career began when she accepted a position at the Katonah Bedford Veterinary hospital where she worked alongside board certified veterinarians for the next five years. From there she moved on and accepted a position as head surgery technician for Dr. Martin DeAngelis, a board certified orthopedic surgeon. She worked with Dr. DeAngelis for the next three years until making her move to Martha's Vineyard. Jen joined the AHC team in May of 2013 and has been a great asset to the practice ever since. She has brought many years of high quality nursing skills to the team. She enjoys sharing her knowledge and skill base with the other up and coming veterinary technicians.

Jennifer Waite </br> Groomer photo

Jennifer Waite

Bio coming soon!

 Danyon Russell </br> Kennel Manager photo

Danyon Russell
Kennel Manager

Danyon Russell is our Kennel Manager. His experience brings a calming and controlled environment for your pet. Dan is extremely intuitive with the animals, allowing him to keep an experienced eye for anything that your pet needs.

Marina Sharkovitz </br>Veterinary Assistant photo

Marina Sharkovitz
Veterinary Assistant

Bio coming soon!

Jackie Diamond </br> Receptionist  photo

Jackie Diamond

Bio coming soon! 

Sophie Devanski </br> Veterinary Assistant  photo

Sophie Devanski
Veterinary Assistant

Bio coming soon! 

Gail Moffitt </br> Bookkeeper photo

Gail Moffitt

Terry Iadicicco Lowe  </br> Practice Manager photo

Terry Iadicicco Lowe
Practice Manager

Terry Iadicicco Lowe is a Board Certified Animal Health Technician. She graduated from Harcum College in Bryn Mawr, PA in 1990. She completed an internship at the University of Pennsylvania's Small Animal Hospital in Philadelphia (VHUP) and the University of Pennsylvania Large Animal Facility: the New Bolton Center in Kennet Square, PA, Terry worked at three busy small animal practices in NYC for 10 years post-graduation and then moved to her second home of Martha’s Vineyard in 1999 where she accepted the position of Head Technician at Animal Health Care Assoc. In 2008 Terry was appointed Practice Manager and has been enjoying this gratifying position ever since.

Animal Health Care Associates, LTD

20 Airport Rd.

West Tisbury, MA 02575

For general information, questions, appointment requests, call us at:

Fax: 508-696-6469
Email Us:

Our Mailing Address:
P. O. Box 681
West Tisbury, MA, 02575


Monday 8:00am - 5:00pm

Tuesday 8:00am - 5:00pm

Wednesday 8:00am - 5:00pm

Thursday 8:00am - 5:00pm

Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm

Saturday (Boarding Only) 8:00-9:00am - 3:30-4:30 pm

Sunday (Boarding Only) 8:00-9:00am - 3:30-4:30 pm