Masuma Barrett, DVM, MS, CVA
A 2006 graduate of Colorado State University’s School of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Barrett completed an Internship in Internal Medicine, Surgery and Emergency Medicine in New Mexico and practiced with New Hampshire veterinarians prior to opening her private practice in 2012.
Dr. Barrett’s interests include emergency medicine, internal medicine and surgery. She also has a special interest in integrating alternative and conventional veterinary medicine to tailor pain management and long-term care. Certified through the Chi Institute, she is a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist (CVA) and also practices herbal therapy and food therapy. Dr. Barrett holds the following certifications and memberships:
- Member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
- Member of the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA)
- International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management (IVAPM)
- Member of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association (AHVMA)
- Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist (CVA) through the Chi Institute for TCVM
- American Association of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (AATCVM)
- National Veterinary Response Team (NVRT-1)
Prior to veterinary medicine, Masuma was a Software Engineer for 12 years and served with the Peace Corps in Central America. Her lifelong love for animals and passion for animal welfare prompted her career change to the animal care field.
Her pet family includes her two dogs Cole and Simba and her cat Ben and the rescued animals she fosters. In her spare time, she enjoys biking, reading and swimming.
Dennis Barrett, MBA, MSHA
Our hospital manager comes to the veterinary world with a varied background. In 1990 Dennis graduated from the University of NH. He immediately joined the Peace Corps, where he served as an Apiaries Extension Officer in Belize for two years, working to increase honey production with Africanized Honeybees.
After some more travel, including additional development work in Asia, he settled in Colorado. He worked in a nursing home and an assisted living home, running a program for Alzheimer’s victims. He received his MBA/MSHA degrees from the University of Colorado at Denver in 1997. He then spent 16 years as an international product and marketing manager for a global telecom equipment manufacturer. His love of New England and the ocean brought him back home to New Hampshire in 2008.
Dennis grew up with five siblings and numerous animal ‘siblings’ and has always had a special bond and an empathetic nature towards animals and mankind. His diverse background and his special touch with animals as well as humans, give him a unique advantage and perspective in this world of veterinary medicine.
He joins KVH with a passion for animals and a warm greeting for every client. His special talent lies in his ability to help and participate wherever needed. When not at the hospital, he can probably be found trying to grow the perfect tomato, running, or kayaking along the Atlantic coast.
Katie St. Pierre
Anyone who meets Katie is impressed with her cheerfulness and professionalism. Katie’s love for animals started when she was young and she would ‘doctor’ her family pets. As a teen, she volunteered at Ironstone Farm’s horse therapy program. Katie has now been in the veterinary field professionally for almost 10 years, having worked in general practice and large emergency hospital settings, with plans to become a certified technician within two years.
She provides care with a gentle approach that puts our patients at ease. As our lead technician, Katie works well under pressure making sure treatment plans are executed and pets are treated with utmost respect. When not at Kodiak, Katie enjoys spending time with her family that includes her two dogs Bella and Abbey. When not indulging her love for shopping, Katie can often be found on the trails of Maine; snowmobiling, skiing, hiking, four-wheeling, and fishing.