Our doctors

Jody and IsaacJohanna Kaufman, DVM

Dr. Johanna Kaufman purchased Brentwood Country Animal Hospital in 1995. She graduated from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 1979. She completed an internship at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston and a residency in small animal internal medicine at Colorado State University. Jody lives in Brentwood with her husband Roger, cats Io, Owen and Albert, and horses Becky and Chiron. She is a member of her town's conservation commission and trail committee, and enjoys running, cycling, cross-country skiing, horseback riding, reading, and gardening.

Kate and GooseCatherine Lawton, DVM

Dr. Catherine Lawton has been with us as a full-time associate since July 2007. She is a native of Massachusetts but spent her undergraduate years at the University of New Hampshire. Kate is a 2007 graduate of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech. She lives in Rye with her husband, Matt, dog, Fanny, and cat, Boma. Outside of work, Kate can be found training for a half-marathon or working on her perfect bowling game.

Julie and BradyJulia Hunt, VMD

Dr. Julia Hunt is the newest addition to our practice, having joined us as a part-time associate at the beginning of 2008. Julie lives in Exeter with her husband, Jon, and son, Andrew, as well as their Lab mix, Brady (Tom Brady, that is), and cat, Jack. She is a native of New England and received her Bachelor of Science from Middlebury College. Julie is a 1985 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. She is an active member of the Exeter High School (EHS) Band Boosters, the EHS Boys Soccer Boosters, and the Junior Prom committee.

François Gauthier, DVM

Dr. François Gauthier is a Quebec native, graduating in 1999 from the University of Montreal School of Veterinary Medicine. He moved to Rhode Island in July of 2000 to practice veterinary medicine in an emergency and general practice setting. François eventually found his way up to New Hampshire in 2005. In his spare time, he enjoys mountain biking, climbing, and trail running. Knitting, quilting, and crossword puzzles will be his next endeavors. He shares his life with his wife Leigh, two cats with attitude, Pashmina and Diskit, and their infamous Australian Cattle Dog, Pinto.