Dr. Catherine MacLean


Dr. MacLean completed her Bachelor of Science from Penn State University, her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Atlantic Veterinary College, and her small animal acupuncture training at the Chi Institute. Dr. Maclean has been practicing veterinary medicine since 2010 and she opened Sugar River Animal Hospital in 2013 in Grantham, New Hampshire. Her areas of special interest include surgery, dentistry, and acupuncture.

Dr. MacLean became interested in veterinary medicine when she was about eight years old. Her cousin owned a large animal practice in upstate NY and she went with him on a vet visit. When her family moved to upstate NY three years later, she began riding with her cousin and his associates regularly. The joke by the time she went to vet school with his practice was that she already knew how to be a large animal vet so she should just skip vet school. Up until her fourth year of veterinary school Dr. MacLean thought she was going to become a large animal veterinarian. In her fourth year in clinicals she realized that she really liked small animal and started out as a mixed animal veterinarian until switching to fully small animal.

When not practicing veterinary medicine and running the practice, Dr. MacLean spends a lot of time with her two children Katarina and Alex and her husband Matt (who is her rock and is why she can be a veterinarian, mom, and practice owner), helping her parents on their pick your own berry and pumpkin farm (and if forced against her will help do hay) in upstate New York. She is an avid reader and loves to bake. Dr. MacLean also loves to downhill ski and you will find her on the mountain every weekend with her children skiing in the winter. She also pretends to garden but has a brown thumb. She enjoys exploring local hiking trails and traveling. You will also find her doting on her two geriatric cats Jack and Misty and her young collie Kiwi.