Meet Our Team


Matt - Practice Manager & Technician

Matt has been working alongside Dr. Dave since 2009. He grew up in Connecticut and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science at UConn.

Matt enjoys the challenging cases that come in to Shawme, including elusive medical diagnoses, fractious cats, pug nail trims and restraining dogs bigger than him.

Matt likes to play guitar, watch sports, go camping and explore the lesser known trails and beaches of Cape Cod with his wife Colleen, daugher Shealey and his good ol' dog Meister.  

Cheneille - Certified Veterinary Technician

Cheneille has been a part of the Shawme Team since completing a student internship in the summer of 2013.  She graduated from Becker College in 2014 as a Certified Veterinary Technician.

She has a precious rescue named Jo.Z,  and a beautiful BT (pictured) named Darla.

Malen - Receptionist

Malen is originally from Millbury Ma. She graduated from Worcester State University in 2013 with a bachelors degree in psychology. She moved onto the cape in 2012 with her boyfriend Scott.

She loves spending time with her two dogs Stout and Sierra. If not out walking her dogs, you can find her doing yoga, swimming or watching Netflix.

Aleta - Technician

Aleta received her BS in Criminal Justice from Southern Vermont College, and soon after realized her true love was working with animals.  She has previously worked in Animal Control and rescue organizations, bringing knowledge and experience to the Veterinary field.  Aleta has worked as a Veterinary Technician for the last 14 years, and cannot imagine doing anything else.  During her off time, Aleta enjoys snowboarding, gardening, and taking long walks with her dogs. She currently has 2 dogs, 2 cats, and a Guinea Pig.


Tara - Technician

Tara has been a part of the Shawme team since the spring of 2017 after she impressed one of our associate vets with the way she handled her own fractious cat!  She is currently enrolled Veterinary Technology degree program at San Juan College and intends to finish her pre-medical degree after earning her CVT.  She has a Silver Labrador Retriever named Bodie and they spend most of their free time studying and hiking.  


Cara - Technician

Cara started as a part-time employee in May of 2018 and quickly moved into a full-time role. She has always had a love and passion for animals.  Since starting at Shawme, Cara couldn’t imagine working in any other field!  She currently has one dog (Ace) one cat (Penny) one bunny (Lola) one bearded dragon (Dextina), and a few fish! In her free time Cara enjoys spending time with her pets, her nieces, and going to the beach.

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Alix - Certified Veterinary Technician

Originally from Plymouth, MA, Alix started at Shawme in July of 2018 after attending Massasoidt Community College's Veterinary Technology program.  She shortly thereafter obtained her certification through the MVMA.  She is a very enthusiastic learner and would like to further her career down the road by expanding and continuing her education in the field of veterinary medicine.  Alix has two cats, two dogs, and a lizard that she loves very much.  She enjoys spending time with her animals as well as relaxing in the outdoors and hiking during the warmer months here in New England.  

Brianna and her horse AnnabelleBrianna and her dogs on a Cape Cod beach  

Brianna - Veterinary Technician

Brianna has been a part of the team since November 2018.  Before joining Shawme, Brianna became a licensed horse trainer at the young age of 18 and worked as a full-time trainer for four years.  Brianna still enjoys training horses when not working at the hospital.  She has a German Shepherd named Ace, a rescue mixed breed named Jax, and a horse name Annabelle, all of which she loves very much. In her free time, Brianna enjoys riding her horse, and taking her dogs to the beach.

Kohl - Veterinary Technician

Kohl is a recent graduate of UMass Amherst Pre-Veterinary Studies.  He has been with us full time since May of 2017, though growing up as Dr. Dave's son, he has been a part of the practice all his life.  

Kohl enjoys the science of veterinary medicine and is particularly fond of Pugs and Boston Terriers. 

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