About Us

The Team

Dr. Katrina McLaughlin


Dr. McLaughlin is a Lancaster native who did a little bit of traveling before landing back here in 2014. She graduated from UNH in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, ended up in Oklahoma working as a veterinary technician and then graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2003 with her veterinary degree. When she moved back here, she worked in various emergency vet hospitals throughout the state before opening Woodlands in 2018.  She has a special interest in feline medicine, although she loves dogs too.

She has 6 cats: Boo, Seamus, Murphy, Angus, Rufus and Rupert; and 3 dogs:  Fergus, River and Kashi. In her spare time she likes to kayak and build legos. You can view some of her creations throughout the clinic.

Dr. Mitchell Arion


Dr. Mitchell Arion is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and has been practicing for over 35 years.  He owned a small animal veterinary hospital in Maryland for thirty years before moving to New Hampshire.  He lives with his wife, Vicki, along with two dogs – Mr. Bingley and Charlotte, and a cat – Emma, all rescues.  Dr. Arion enjoys hiking the White Mountains as well as kayaking, canoeing, skiing, snowboarding, and playing ice hockey.  He looks forward to seeing you and your pets and providing a lifetime of care for them.



Practice Manager/Veterinary Technician

Emma is our practice manager and head technician. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst with a degree in Equine Industries (see also, degree in cleaning stalls). She lives with her husband, 4 cats – Bo, Cricket, Rory and Tilly; and Rip the beagle (you’d have heard him if you ever used the clinic restroom). Emma has 2 horses – Bella and Charade, who don’t live with her. Emma enjoys all fashion of horseback riding and believe it or not; has competed in multiple demolition derbies. Emma operates a side business making custom lettering, etched glasses, glittered tumblers and paracord products, including dog collars and leashes.


Veterinary Technician

Carrie is one of our part time technicians working with appointments and surgeries. She used to work with Emma at the Ryegate Animal Hospital and is a great addition to our clinic. Carrie has two pets, a cat named Thomas and her hound dog Trooper.  She has hiked Vermont’s Long  Trail (273 mi of trail), most often though, you will find her reading; she is specifically fond of murder mysteries.


Customer Service Representative/Veterinary Assistant

Casey is working part time with us. She grew up in New Hampshire and still resides here with her kids and three dogs, Tessa, Roscoe and Buddy. She runs her own dog walking business where she takes the dogs on hikes across New England. When she is not out in the woods with our four legged companions she might be at our local craft fairs selling her string art boards.


Veterinary Technician

Deb is a technician with over 20 years of experience under her, she learned all she knows from dedicated work in Southern NH. Before that she used to break and ride Thoroughbred racehorses. She moved up north 2 years ago with her dog Percy, 2 cats- Moo and Stormy and her horses Bud and Zip. When she is not here working you can find her on the trails with the horses and grandchildren or on the diamond playing softball.


Veterinary Technician

Fallyn went to school for veterinary assistant at White Mountain Community College and graduated in 2020. She had worked at Whitefield Animal Hospital and now works with us part time. She hikes with her dog Cami and has a cat named Daisy. When she is not working she is often found on one of New England’s beautiful trails. 


Veterinary Technician

Cailin is currently in school for veterinary technology through the Penn Foster online course. She grew up in Vermont where she settled into a house with her husband and 3 dogs, Diamond, Jaxson and Theodora. She can be found throughout New Hampshire and Vermont with her dogs, if she isn’t with the dogs you might find her in a local water way mermaiding and diving for trash.